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    Five Minute Summer Pickle

    Five Minute Summer Pickle

    I’ve been making this pickle a lot over the summer, it’s just so quick, looks beautiful and goes with just about anything. Pretty much all ingredients in here can be adjusted to your taste, so play around and find your flavour.

    Note that when first made, the colour difference between the veggies is more defined, however I experimented with taste and texture by leaving this mixture in the fridge overnight and you can see how the beetroot coloured all contents. The texture did soften up if that’s what you are after, but the taste stayed the same. I think I prefer the overall dish to be made and eaten within the same day though, that’s how you get the crunchy fresh summer experience on a plate.

    FIVE MINUTE SUMMER PICKLE

    250g carrots, grated
    1 raw beetroot, grated
    350g cabbage, thinly sliced
    juice of 1 lime
    3 tbsp olive oil
    2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    2 tbsp manuka honey
    1 tbsp ground pepper
    1 tsp Himalayan salt
    optional: fresh garden peas, edible flowers, avocado, cherry tomatoes, lettuce

    -Prepare the carrots and beetroot by peeling them and chopping to fit into your food processor chute, if needed. Pick a medium grater blade and feed them through. If you don’t have a food processor, you can simply grate manually.

    -Thinly slice the cabbage into long strips. Toss with grated carrot and beetroot in a bowl.

    -Sprinkle with all other ingredients, except the optional ones and massage the mixture together thoroughly. You can need to roll your sleeves up and really get in there applying some force so the fibres begin to soften and vegetable juice will begin to mix with all the other flavours.

    -Serve over your burger patties, along side other meals, throw into soups, mixed with optional salad ingredients, as a side salad, in a wrap or simply eat on its own.

    raw food pickle sauerkraut

    Master of the Month | Kat Farrants | Power Wake Up Smoothie Recipe

    Master of the Month | Kat Farrants | Power Wake Up Smoothie Recipe

    Kat Farrants is a former city solicitor whose experience of getting stressed out about getting to the very best yoga classes led her to ask the best teachers if they would make videos so that we could say when class starts.  She founded Movement for Modern Life in 2013. She is passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to the very best yoga and wellbeing teachers, even those who work long hours in the home or office or live remotely.

    And today is the launch of Kat’s seriously exciting The Cellular Renewal Online Retreat!This 7 day online course combines delicious raw food detox recipes (can you guess whom by?) with transformative daily yoga and wellbeing practices to deeply cleanse, nourish and restore your body and mind. Free to member and only £37 otherwise. Check it out>>

    Meet our January’s Master of the Month…

    Kat Farrants Better Raw Master of the Month

    DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY OF EATING AND DRINKING.

    I start the day with two large cups of hot water and lemon. That makes me feel better about the next step, which is a cup of coffee. I then have my power smoothie, which I’ll sip on throughout the morning. Lunch is usually salad, again, with tons of seeds. I drink enormous cups of herbal tea throughout the day. At the moment I’m loving PositiviTea’s blends. I love my juicer and I may juice myself my favourite drink in the course of the day, which is carrot and apple. Delicious if the veg is organic and fresh. For dinner, I love a good vegetarian curry, simple veg stir-fry or a veg chilly which my friend and co-worker Victoria has given me the recipe for. This may be accompanied by a glass of wine, if I have company. After dinner I usually have a peppermint tea and before bed, always always a cup of camomile tea.

    WHAT (OR WHO) INSPIRES YOU TO EAT WELL AND STAY HEALTHY?

    I’m inspired to eat healthily purely by watching and noticing how my body feels. I like feeling light and energetic. So if I have a carb or sugar binge (which does happen!) or if I’ve been dining out on rich food, it’s just that I hate feeling less fresh inside me, so I’ll naturally probably have just juices or raw food the next day.

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD AND HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?

    I have many weaknesses. Coffee is one. Cheese is another. My method for dealing with both is to make sure I buy the best quality (small producers, always organic) of both – which means that I need less of them and enjoy what I do have more. I couldn’t afford to binge on either if I’m buying the best of them!

    MY TOP TIP FOR:

    Improving your diet is… ‘Eat less. And eat mostly plants’.

    Staying healthy while travelling is… spend time working out the best places to buy and restaurants to eat where they prioritise locally produced food, then you’ll see the real heart of the new town.

    Detoxing is… start every day with a detox of hot lemon and ginger. You’ll become addicted to how good this makes you feel.

    Immunising is… I make all of my dishes with lots of garlic. I love it, but also it’s great for the immune system. But I am also single.. It has it’s downsides!

    WHAT’S THE NICEST THING ANYONE HAS EVER SAID TO YOU?

    ‘You can do it’. Only when we have the confidence in ourselves will we be able to take risks, and really live life.

    HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?

    As someone who tried her best.

    IF YOU GOT TO KEEP ONLY 3 OF YOUR BELONGINGS: 1 THING FROM YOUR KITCHEN, 1 THING FROM YOUR GARDEN AND 1 THING FROM YOUR BOOKSHELF- WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

    1. My blender! I’d starve without it!
    2. From my garden – my apple trees.
    3. ‘The Four Desires’ by Rod Stryker. This book changed by life and will continue to do so.

    IF YOU COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY FOR 3 GUESTS (DEAD OR ALIVE)- WHO WOULD THEY BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU SERVE?

    Maya Angelou.
    Saffy, my dog who died two years ago – if I can bring her back for just one meal that would be heaven.
    Ellen De Generes.
    I think that Maya and Ellen would be such fun, it’d be a riot to have them there. And Saffy would just sit at the table with us, I’d cuddle her whilst I enjoyed and joined in with the fun and giggles with Maya and Ellen.
    Saffy would eat raw bones – her favourite. We’d have a lovely, raw, vegan curry with cashew cream. Everyone eats raw!

    WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THAT LIFE IS BETTER RAW?

    Simply because you can live a fun, filled life when you’re full of energy and health. I often get asked where I get my energy from. Raw food and eating mostly plants is the answer.

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    Our Master of The Month shares her favourite raw food recipe…

    POWER WAKE UP SMOOTHIE
    Serves 1-2

    Kat Farrants Wake Up Power Smoothie Recipe

    Kat says: I love this morning smoothie as I’m so busy I don’t get the time to make all the right food, and I know that this is the best way to start the day. It keeps me going til lunch – there’s a lot of it, I keep sipping it throughout the morning. All the seeds make it filling and provide me with lots of energy. I like to use Spinach and apples as they both grow in my garden, so I know that they are organic and fresh (in season!) – the spinach is a lovely veg to grow, it seems to keep giving right until heavy frosts. I try make my smoothie seasonal and is always organic, so alternate it according to what’s going on in the garden or available from the organic delivery company.

    • two handfuls spinach
    • root ginger to taste
    • root turmeric to taste
    • 1 x banana
    • 2 x apples
    • squeeze of lemon
    • 1 x tablespoon flax seeds
    • 1 x tablespoon sunflower seeds
    • 2 x tablespoons ground hemp
    • filtered water
    Wizz it all up!

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    For more on Kat, Movement for Modern Life and The Cellular Renewal Online Retreat, which starts today- go here movementformodernlife.com/crprogramme

    New Year Alkaline Cleanse - ready for pick up from Chelsea

    New Year Alkaline Cleanse - ready for pick up from Chelsea

    There is no better way to start the New Year than with a detoxifying cleanse to alkalise your body after the festive season.

    This is not just another juice cleanse or a raw food detox.

    After running the popular Acid Alkaline Breakthrough program and coaching hundreds of clients on boosting their pH levels, I designed a cleanse which is both juicy and raw and guaranteed to purify your body, skin and energy.

    DISEASE CANNOT DEVELOP, LIVE OR SURVIVE IN AN ALKALINE ENVIRONMENT. EVERY ACHE, ITCH AND PAIN IS TELLING YOU THAT YOUR BODY IS TOO ACID.’ – TANYA MAHER

    Tanya’s Alkaline Cleanse is specially formulated to provide you with plenty of fibre to scrub out your insides, probiotics to increase your intestinal flora, chlorophyll to boost your pH levels from acid to alkaline, electrolytes to hydrate and calcium to nourish you.

    The package effectively cleanses and nourishes in one and combining juices, soups and high fibre snacks, it wont leave you feeling deprived.

    1). CHOOSE THE LENGTH OF YOUR CLEANSE:

    1 Day – £65
    2 Days – £120 (save £10)
    3 Days – £150 (save £45)

    2). CHOOSE YOUR PICK UP DATE:

    Currently available for pick up from Tanya’s Cafe, myhotel Chelsea, only.
    Please pick up 8am-11:30am.
    Choose any date between Saturday 3rd January and Monday 12th January.

    3. PURCHASE BELOW:

    Limited packages available daily. We are a small company and only have one Norwalk cold-press juicer, so there’s a limited number of juices we are able to produce. Book your cleanse today and it will stay fresh for upto 4 days from when you pick it up.

     

    CHOOSE YOUR CLEANSE AND PICK UP DATE HERE>>


    The Winter Recipe Round-Up, No Dehydrator in Sight

    The Winter Recipe Round-Up, No Dehydrator in Sight

    The UK has seen such a gorgeous and long summer, that I still get shocked each time I walk outside nowadays.

    I forgot what it’s like to be cold and my lordy it is coooold!

    Winter is well and truly here, or so it seems, and right around this time is when I dust off the printed versions of my eBooks ‘Nourished- Comforting raw foods for winter‘ and ‘Festive- The best raw food Christmas recipes‘.

    I wanted to share with you a recipe from Nourished, which is the most perfect side to any meal, just like mashed potatoes, except there’s not a potato in sight. There’s also no starch. Or dairy. Or anything cooked or processed for that matter. Instead though you get a beautiful combination of nourishing seasonal ingredients to keep you balanced, comforted and immunised this winter.

    Oh and I thought I’ll compile a few other recipes, that were a big hit during last frosty season and share with you below. You’ll be happy to know that no dehydrator is required for any of them.

    There are also some epic recipes, that have been featured on the blog recently but not yet in my newsletters. Keep scrolling for the round-up from our four most recent Masters of the Month…

    CREAMY RAW FOOD MASH


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    1 head of cauliflower, chopped

    1 cup cashews, soaked
    ¾ cup warm water
    ¼ cup olive oil
    4 tbsp nutritional yeast
    3 tbsp manuka honey
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tsp paprika
    salt and pepper to taste

    -First blend the cashews and water to make a creamy paste.
    -Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
    -Serve as a side dish or with ‘Never Miss Meat’ Stroganov recipe (pg. 48 of Nourished) or Mushroom Jus (pg.16 of Festive).

     

    APPLE & CINNAMON CHIA PUDDING

    raw food chia seed apple cinnamon pudding2 cups nut milk
    1-2 apples, peeled and deseeded
    3 pitted dates
    2 tbsp chia seeds
    ½ -1 tsp cinnamon
    Optional sprinkles: bee pollen, raw honey, goji berries, chopped fruit, fresh berries, cacao nibs, figs, etc.

    For instructions, go to the original post here>>  

    GINGER HEATERS

    Better Raw Health Benefits of Ginger Juice Recipe 10 inch ginger root

    2 apples

    small bunch of mint leaves

    For instructions, go to the original post here>>  

     

    BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

    P10209403 cups butternut squash/ pumpkin
    1 cup pure water
    1 golden sweet apple
    juice of 1 lemon
    2 Tbsp tahini
    1/2 inch ginger root
    1/2 red chilli, deseeded
    2 garlic cloves
    1 Tbsp fresh thyme
    1 tsp turmeric
    1/2 tsp salt pinch pepper
    optional: fresh thyme, pumpkin cubes and seeds to garnish

    For instructions, go to the original post here>>  

     

    NATIVE SUPERFOODS' PROTEIN BALLS

    Anna Hart_BetterRaw_Master of the month
    1/2 cup almonds
    1 cup walnuts
    1 tbsp cacao nibs
    10 pitted medjool dates
    3 tbsp almond butter
    2 tbsp virgin coconut oil1 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla powder
    2 tsp spirulina powder
    1 – 2 tsp water
    1/2 cup shredded coconut to coat

    FOOD MATTERS' SKIN BEAUTY SALAD

    James Colquhoun _ Better Raw _Master of the Month _ Skin salad2 handfuls of young rocket
    2 handfuls of baby spinach
    1 carrot 2 radishes
    2 small cucumbers
    1 small red onion
    3 limes, juiced
    1 avocado
    1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
    1 pinch cayenne pepper
    1 tsp raw honey
    1 handful fresh herbs
    ¼ tsp sea salt

    TARA STILES' GREEN DREAM SMOOTHIE

    Master of the Month _ BetterRaw _ Tara Stiles 1 handful of spinach
    1 banana
    1 cup of almond milk

    DELICIOUSLY ELLA'S GLUTEN FREE ENERGY BALLS

    Deliciously Ella Woodward1 cup medjool dates
    3/4 cup almonds
    3/4 cup walnuts or any other nut
    2 Tbsp chia seeds
    2 Tbsp ground flax seed
    1 Tbsp coconut oil
    1 Tbsp hemp protein powder
    1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
    For instructions, go to the original post here>>

    Master of The Month | James Colquhoun | Skin Beauty Salad Recipe

    Master of The Month | James Colquhoun | Skin Beauty Salad Recipe

    When I first got into learning about raw food, Elliot and I were planning our move to London. We just spent months giving away everything we owned -downsizing to one suitcase each (plus a surfboard)- but my wishlist of purchases upon our UK arrival was growing by the minute. This list had every book and DVD I ever came across that had anything to do with my newly formed obsession for green smoothies and superhuman wellness. One of the DVDs on my list was called Food Matters.

    When I finally got to watch Food Matters, I discovered James Colquhoun (pro. col-hoon) and his now wife Laurentine ten Bosch, the nutritional consultants, interviewers and producers of this film. Aside from James being from Aussie (the part of the world we were coming from) and Laurentine being from Europe (the part of the world we were making the move to), it was their very reason for producing the film that won me over.

    It was family. More specifically James’s dad, who was beyond unwell and heavily medicated, and the only way he was going to get better was by implementing the advice of top nutritionists and alternative medicine doctors from around the world. If it meant for James to travel the globe looking for these experts to interview and then bring back the footage for his dad to watch, then that is exactly what he’d do.

    The story has a very happy ending for his family (more like a beginning), but the actual film also enjoyed much success over the years. There’s the mega well known and loved website www.FoodMatters.com and even a new film www.HungryForChange.com. Food Matters has nearly 1 million fans on Facebook and the website has seen 11 million visitors since 2008.

    Meet our July’s Master of the Month…

    James Colquhoun _ Better Raw _Master of the Month

    DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY OF EATING AND DRINKING.

    I like to break-my-fast with water and green juice. Then depending on the season I’ll have some berries, grapefruit or other low-glycemic fruits. Then later on some protein and fat to steady me out for the day. For that I like to have some sort of quinioa/millet porridge or alternatively soft boiled eggs (yes I eat eggs and some animal products from time to time) with spinach or avocado.
    For lunch I’ll opt for a big salad with lots of greens, some fat (avo) and a nice dressing… mmmm… Otherwise I’ve been liking some reheated dinners (like a lentil curry) from the night before served on a salad. If you’re yet to have a salad topped with a warm lentil curry and garnished with sprouts then you’re missing out!!!
    For dinner I’m normally quite flexible and try to not stick to too much of a routine. One thing is for certain is that either as a starter or as part of the main I make sure there is a raw and or fermented (or ideally both) component. If i’m having an all raw meal (such as raw zucchini pasta pomodoro, divine!!!) then that keeps my fresh food ratio up. If i’m having a cooked vegetable or animal food component (such as roasted vegetables or wild caught fish) then a salad or fermented side is perfect.

    WHAT (OR WHO INSPIRES YOU TO EAT WELL AND STAY HEALTHY?

    My family. We all support each other to eat healthy since we helped my dad get well.

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD AND HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?

    Gluten. Buckwheat.

    MY TOP TIP FOR…

    …improving your diet is: easy when you’re mind is in the right place. Keep it simple. Don’t stress. Focus on adding in good food and not taking out bad food. Drink green juice.

    …staying healthy while travelling is: a fun and exciting challenge! It’s like playing a game where you have to pack the right foods to take with you or secretly survey all the food options available and make fun and silly calculations in your head about which is the healthiest!!!

    …detoxing is: one of the best things you can do a few times a year. Get out in nature. Be barefoot. Have as much of your entire body as possible see the sun. Drink green juice. Drink lots of water. Rest. Meditate. Read a good book. Forgive yourself. Take long baths.

    …immunising is: done through good food, good bacteria and a powerful mindset and not through a needle.

    WHAT’S THE NICEST THING ANYONE HAS EVER SAID TO YOU?

    Your story and films have inspired me to study nutrition and help more people in need of this lifesaving information.

    HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?

    As someone who together with a group of nutrition superhero’s from around the world like yourself and those in our films, helped pave the way for an era where processed and nutrient depleted foods became a thing of the past.

    IF YOU GOT TO KEEP ONLY 3 OF YOUR BELONGINGS: 1 THING FROM YOUR KITCHEN, 1 THING FROM YOUR GARDEN AND 1 THING FROM YOUR BOOKSHELF- WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

    – nutribullet
    – parsley
    – such a hard one!

    IF YOU COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY FOR 3 GUESTS (DEAD OR ALIVE)- WHO WOULD THEY BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU SERVE?

    – Tony Robbins
    – Oprah
    – Jamie Oliver
    When I’m cooking for ourselves (Laurentine and Baby Hugo) we tend to not follow recipes but when the heat is on with guests we do use them as a guide. Winging it does not always work out when you’ve got people waiting.
    So taking a lead from our Food Matters recipe book I would make them a raw (blender warmed) soup as a starter. Probably thinking something fresh and green like the Raw Creamed Fennel Soup. Fennel, celery, avocado, lemon, spring onion, salt and water in the blender!
    As a main I would put out a bit of a spread of raw and cooked foods. I’m thinking the Skin Beauty Salad (recipe below), Wilted Kale, Zucchini Alfredo, Sauerkraut, Steamed Fish in a Bag and Cauliflower Mash. It would be a feast for the eyes and taste buds!!!
    I would defiantly finish with the Avocado Chocolate Mousse.
    Oh and shots of Coconut Kefir before we get started to prepare the gut!!!

    WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THAT LIFE IS BETTER RAW?

    Because mother nature makes raw food!

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    Our Master of The Month shares his favourite raw food recipe (direct from Food Matters The Recipe Book)…

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    For more on James Colquhoun, visit www.FoodMatters.com or www.HungryForChange.com

    Want to see James in person in the UK? He’s coming for 2 days only!
    Tuesday July 22nd – Planet Organic Westbourne Grove, London.
    Wednesday July 23rd – Beetroot events, The Brink – Liverpool.