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    And the winner is...

    And the winner is...

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    The moment you’ve all been waiting for…

    The Complete Raw Food Kitchen Giveaway, worth £3,000, has a winner!

    Big Huge MASSIVE Congratulations to Tanya Wilkinson from London!!

    Hay House picked a winner using random.org and to all of our surprise and delight, the system blessed us with #222 and another Tanya.

    Wow. So awesome.

    Here's a picture Tanya sent us when she learned about her insane luck:

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    Here’s a note she sent:

     

    Thanks you for making my day, week and year all in one go! Have been floating on air all evening.

    I wanted to send a huge heartfelt thank you to Tanya. I have been so excited about her book coming out as I am a big Tanya’s Cafe fan! She has been a huge inspiration to me and a big influence on my cooking and eating habits – to the point where I was looking up the course at the School of Integrative Nutrition just last week. Am taking this as a bit of a sign and going to save the cash to make the plunge to do it in 2016, plus have tonight booked in to a food photography workshop at the end of September to sharpen up my shooting skills for everything I’ll be making. ”

     

     

    And here’s a picture from Tanya with her mountain of prizes:

     

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    I tell you what- it certainly feels pretty damn good to make someone feel this amazing.

    How I do wish we could’ve done this for ALL of you to show you how much your support means, because it really really does. But then again this isn’t the last giveaway we will be doing and for now, let’s all congratulate Tanya and share some of the joy with her. Ah, we feel the joy!

    Thank you so so much to you guys for entering the giveaway, for purchasing The Uncook Book and for sharing your re-creations of my recipes with me on social media. I love seeing each and every post so much! To make sure that I don't miss them, tag #TheUncookBook (I will always read your post and like it, it's my favourite part of the day to check what you've made :)).

    Finally, thanks to our amazing partners and truly my favourite brands out there for your most generous gifts to make this competition the biggest in the industry...

     

     

    Hay House UK | hayhouse.co.uk

    Tribest Green Star Elite Juicer | See for more | tribest.co.uk

    JTC OmniBlend | Buy for only £250 | jtcomniblend.co.uk

    Magimix | magimix.uk.com

    Tribest Sedona | tribest.co.uk

    Hemsley+Hemsley | hemsleyandhemsley.com

    Living Milk | Get yours here

    Superfoodies | superfoodies.com

    Organic Burst | organicburst.com

    Optibac | optibacprobiotics.co.uk

    The Raw Chocolate Company | therawchocolatecompany.com

    Neal's Yard Remedies | nealsyardremedies.com

    Planet Organic | planetorganic.com

    Udo's Choice | udoschoice.co.uk

    Universe + Chorus | www.universechorus.com

    Tanya's Cafe | tanyascafe.com

    This Complete Raw Food Kitchen Kit can be yours!

    This Complete Raw Food Kitchen Kit can be yours!

    UPDATE: THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

    [The winner is announced here>>]

     

     

    My word, do I have an announcement and a half for you today!

    As you may already know, my beautiful first published book- The Uncook Book: The essential guide to a raw food lifestyle – is being released everywhere in the UK on 7th September.

    I honestly can’t believe it myself (I’m still coming down to earth after THIS once in a lifetime experience).

    [A side note to my US friends- The Uncook Book is coming your way on 27th October and if you like the sound of this UK prize, then you won’t be disappointed when it’s your turn! Just make sure you are subscribed here>> to get the announcement.]

    To celebrate this release of my mega proud achievement, I’ve teamed up with some of my favourite brands in the wellness world and, together we are bringing you..

    THE BIGGEST GIVEAWAY IN RAW FOOD HISTORY!!

    What you see listed below comprises The Complete Raw Food Kitchen Kit and owning this dream prize means that you can flip open The Uncook Book to any page, point to a recipe and be totally set to create it with all the superfoods and equipment now in your kitchen!

    Hungry for a Falafel Feast? You’ve got the best food processor.
    Thirsty for a Skin Cleanser Juice? You’ve got the best cold-press juicer.
    Need soft Onion Bread NOW? The top end dehydrator is all yours.
    Craving Coconut Vanilla Ice-Cream? Oh yes and a high powdered blender is yours too.

    And that’s not all. Scroll below to marvel over £3,000 worth of the most insane hamper gifts this industry has ever seen.

    And all this for one lucky person.

    And all for just buying a book you’d want anyway.


    TO ENTER, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS COMPLETE THESE 2 VERY SIMPLE STEPS:

    1. Purchase a copy of The Uncook Book via Amazon.co.uk here>>
    Every purchase equals 1 entry, so stock up and buy for everyone you know to gain more chances of winning!

    2. Email your receipt to TheUncookBook@HayHouse.co.uk
    Please include a). Your full name, b). Your UK address and c). Your contact phone number.


       

    Tribest Green Star Elite Juicer

    Elite-Zoomed-Front-1000x1000 Tribest health appliances have gained a strong reputation amongst professional chefs, wellness coaches, and nutritionists all around the world. Bringing you the ultimate in twin gear technology & maximising the benefits of your juice, there is no juicer like The Green Star Elite. Not only does it work to carefully crush produce without damaging nutrients, it cold presses the most juice from all greens and allows cell membranes to be easily opened to allow even more minerals to be extracted & preserved for longer.

    RRP £599.95 | See here for more | tribest.co.uk


     

    JTC OmniBlend Blender

    150506_OMNIBLEND-33 JTC are one of the largest manufacturers of commercial blenders in the world and have built a global reputation synonymous for quality and reliability. JTC’s reputation comes from a history spanning more than 35 years; manufacturing motherboards and PCB controllers to leading brands around the world such as De’Longhi, Sanyo and Holmes & Honeywell. They have used all their resources in innovating an incredibly energy efficient and robust 3HP blender which is ever growing in popularity in over 100 countries around the world. This bundle includes the blender, a recipe book and a 7 year warranty.

    RRP £335.00 | Find how to buy for only £250 | jtcomniblend.co.uk


     

    Magimix 3200XL Food Processor

    Screen Shot 2015-08-10 at 22.54.04 A powerful food processor that will mix, grate, slice, chop, whisk, knead and - thanks to its BlenderMix attachment - liquidise your ingredients. What makes this model stand out from the previous one, is it's extra large feed tube, designed to allow large amounts of disc work to be achieved quickly and efficiently. All bowls included are BPA free, giving you peace of mind over the health and safety of you and your family. The commercial grade induction motor is guaranteed for 30 years, with an overall parts guarantee of 3 years.

    RRP £239.95 | See here for more options | magimix.uk.com


     

    Tribest Sedona Combo Dehydrator

    Sedona-Loaded-1000x1000 Tribest health appliances have gained a strong reputation amongst professional chefs, wellness coaches, and nutritionists all around the world, each appliances has been designed to maximise health and wellbeing. Sedona is the only Dehydrator we use at Tanya's Cafe. It can be divided into 2 drying chambers if you aren’t taking up full capacity, has an all-digital control panel, extra quiet fans for night time operation & a gorgeous glass window.

    RRP £499.95 | See here for more | tribest.co.uk


     

    Hemsley+Hemsley Spiraliser

    HEMSLEYHEMSLEY_Spiralizer_AW copy Loved by the food, fitness and fashion industries alike, sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are authors of The Art of Eating Well, and the upcoming Good + Simple books, as well as creators of this Hemsley Spiralizer. It sold out in the first two weeks of its release in Selfridges and is bestselling on Amazon. A must-have kitchen utensil for turning your favourite vegetables into spirals instantly, swap heavy glutenous carbohydrates for courgetti (courgette spaghetti). It is made from strong, food-grade ABS plastic which is BPA Free and fully recyclable.

    RRP £29.95 | hemsleyandhemsley.com


     

    Living Milk Universal Nut Milk Bag

    nut milk bag Living Milk has four years experience providing the highest quality nut milk bags, supplying the raw food, nutrition, fitness and sports markets globally. Of the tens of thousands of satisfied customers many are professional raw food chefs working in demanding commercial conditions. The above picture is right from the book, where I demonstrate step-by-step making of almond milk, using the Living Milk bag.

    RRP £15.75 | Get yours here


     

    Superfoodies Superfood and Breakfast Hamper

    DSC_0340 Superfoodies is the exciting brand from Rawcreation/Detox Your Word - the UK's leading importer and EU-wide distributor of the finest organic superfoods and raw foods since 2000. Superfoodies is a brand that builds a bridge between dedicated consumers of superfoods and people who really want to incorporate these ingredients into their diets, but aren't sure where to begin. This hamper includes Matcha, Carob, Chia Seeds, Shelled Hemp Seeds, Green Coffee Bean Extract and 2 x Superfoodies Granolas.

    RRP £78.13 | superfoodies.com


     

    Organic Burst Whole Shebang Bundle

    OB-WHOLE-SHEBANG-SQ2 Organic Burst is a leading global health food brand, which is a favourite of top wellness, beauty & fitness experts, bloggers, models and everyone else around the world who loves the life-enhancing benefits of pure, powerful and ethically sourced superfoods! This bundle includes the full range: Baobab, Spirulina, Chlorella, Maca, Acai and Wheatgrass.

    RRP £72.94 | organicburst.com


     

    Optibac Probiotics Range

    DSC_0335 OptiBac Probiotics specialise entirely in probiotic supplements and their range of 11 different products offers you some of the most researched probiotic strains in the world. Their company ethos of only selecting high quality, research-based probiotics has seen them develop one of the UK’s favourite probiotic ranges. This bundle includes For every day, For every day EXTRA Strength, Bifidobacteria & fibre, For travelling abroad, For daily immunity, One week flat (anti bloating) and For women.

    RRP £101.34 | optibacprobiotics.co.uk


     

    The Raw Chocolate Company Choc Making Kit

    DSC_0354 Great Taste Award winning Raw Chocolate Bars, Snacks and Super Foods. Professional Dragon tamers. Yes, The Raw Chocolate Company had Dragon's Den fighting over who will invest and so they should've - these are truly some of my favourite chocolate products in the whole world. This hamper includes everything you need for your choc making (and snacking) needs: Coconut sugar, Cacao powder, Cacao butter, Goji berry powder and Raw Chocolate Snacks - Raw Chocolate Mulberries, Raw Chocolate Goji Berries, Raw Chocolate Raisins, Raw Chocolate Golden Berries, Raw Chocolate Sweet Apricot Kernels, Vanoffe Mulberries.

    RRP £71.36 | therawchocolatecompany.com


     

    Neal's Yard Remedies 360° Holistic Package

    DSC_0327 It was over 33 years ago that Neal's Yard Remedies opened their doors to their first shop in Neal's Yard, a once forgotten corner of Covent Garden, London. They became the UK's first organic health and beauty company and the WORLD's first health and beauty brand to score 100/100 for ethics in an independent audit by Ethical Company Organisation. I really believe in everything NYR stand for, absolutely love their products and adore the team behind them.

    RRP £105.50  | nealsyardremedies.com


     

    Planet Organic Sprouted Hamper

    DSC_0344 When Planet Organic opened its doors in 1995, it was Renée Elliott's dream to offer the best and widest range of organic foods available, and her mission to promote health in the community and to bring a sense of discovery and adventure into food shopping. Planet Organic is the first store to be certified by the Soil Association, it sells no processed foods, no hydrogenated fats and no GM, and it is totally sustainable.

    RRP £ 50 | planetorganic.com


     

    Udo's Choice 12 Months Supply

    DSC_0326 12 x 500ml Ultimate Oil Blend | Feeding the body with an adequate supply of undamaged fats is essential for optimum health. This is a premium and organic seed oil blend, which can be used daily to boost your Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids intake. Simply drizzle over salads, add to juices or blend into a fruit smoothie. 12 x 60capsule Digestive Enzymes | A premium blend of seven active plant-based enzymes chosen to assist the breakdown of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, soluble fibre, starch, milk sugar and complex sugars aiding healthy digestion and nutrient absorption.

    RRP £503.76 | udoschoice.co.uk


     

    Universe + Chorus Conscious Jewellery

    DSC_0302 Magical things, made in Brooklyn with Love. There's really no better way to describe this super adorable jewellery brand, which is all handmade by my sister in New York. The winner gets 2 of my favourite necklaces from her collection: True Love (you spoon, that's true love) and Three Golden Wishes. U+C ship worldwide so you lucky UK peeps can be blessed with it too.

    RRP £50.00 | www.universechorus.com


     

    Tanya's Vouchers and pH Booster

    DSC05763 Tanya's is my very own cafe chain, serving innovative plant-based living cuisine, which is all raw, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free and damn tasty. We have a flagship restaurant inside a gorgeous boutique hotel- myhotel Chelsea, where we are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and superfood cocktails- in a light filled conservatory or outdoor terrace. Our second cafe is a juice bar and coffee shop in collaboration with Ride Republic indoor spinning studio in Parson's Green. And the third location is a seriously exciting Pop-Up inside the prestigious Food Hall of Selfridges, Oxford Street (open for six weeks only from 28 August 2015). This hamper includes 2 x £20 Tanya's Cafe gift vouchers, Tanya's signature mug and an alkaline superfood blend pH Booster to add to your water, juices and salads.

    RRP £76.90 | pH Booster available here | tanyascafe.com


    The Uncook Book Signed Copy

    The Uncook Book_ Tanya Maher_ cover Ah there she is! The perfect book for anyone who wants to celebrate life through food. Raw food really gives you that opportunity because of all the energy and clarity you receive in return. Inside you will find over 140 easy-to-follow, accessible recipes with a modern edge, everything you need to know to set up a successfully raw kitchen and a whole lot of super handy tips that are both nutritionally viable and creatively fun. I will personally write a note to the winner and sign this copy!

    RRP £16.99 | buy via Amazon.co.uk    

    UPDATE: THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

    [The winner is announced here>>]

     

     

    TO ENTER:

    1. Purchase a copy of The Uncook Book via Amazon.co.uk here>>
    Every purchase equals 1 entry, so stock up and buy for everyone you know to gain more chances of winning!

    2. Email your receipt to TheUncookBook@HayHouse.co.uk
    Please include a). Your full name, b). Your UK address and c). Your contact phone number.

     

    TERMS & CONDITIONS:

    • By entering this competition, you warrant that all information provided by you is true. Hay House reserves the right to verify any information given.
    • You must be a UK resident and we will not accept applications from any residents outside of the UK at this time (sorry!).
    • There is no age restriction to enter.
    • Only entries sent via TheUncookBook@HayHouse.co.uk will be considered.
    • Only purchases of The Uncook Book by Tanya Maher via Amazon.co.uk here>> will be eligible.
    • You can enter as many times as you like and each book purchase will be counted as one entry. (ie. If you make one transaction for 3 books and it states so on your receipt, you will gain 3 entries into the draw. If you make 3 separate transactions for 3 books, please email us all 3 receipts to gain 3 entries).
    • There will be one winner.
    • The competition will begin on Tuesday 11th August 2015 and end at 11:59PM GMT Sunday 6th September 2015.
    • Any book purchase made before 11th August is eligible for entry, simply send us the receipt.
    • The winner will be announced by Friday 11th September via Better Raw’s newsletter. Subscribe here>> 
    • The winner will be announced publicly on Hay House UK and Better Raw social network pages one day after the newsletter is published.
    • Any person that is an employee of Hay House, Better Raw or Tanya’s Cafe is not eligible to enter (Sorry guys, love you though!).
    • Winner selection will be conducted by Hay House UK, whose decision is final.
    • Winner will be selected using random.org
    • If the winner does not respond to our email notification within 14 days, an alternative winner will be randomly selected from the remaining entries.
    • The prizes are sponsored by the companies mentioned and the winner’s details will be shared with the respective contributors of the prize.
    • The prize winner unconditionally agrees (as a condition of accepting this prize) to: a). The use of their name, one or more photographs of themselves and disclosure of their county of residence within the UK; and b). Co-operate with or participate in any other reasonable post-competition publicity.
    • Please allow up to 2 weeks for prize delivery to your UK address only.

      The ice-cream that broke the internet

      The ice-cream that broke the internet

      dairy free superfood ice cream

      Ok perhaps it didn’t break the Internet (not like the news of Caitlyn Jenner or ‘the dress colour’ have), but the video and photo of my living superfood dairy-free ice cream did get shared enough to reach well over a million people around the world.

      I think that’s pretty damn cool for a wee raw food blog.

      Who would’ve thought, that this insane heatwave over London would be the greatest blessing in preparing for my upcoming Superfood Supperclubs…

      It got me experimenting with more ice cream and sorbet flavours in 2 weeks than I have during my entire 6+ year raw food journey. Oh my, you guys attending the (almost sold out) event next week are in for a treat and a half!! The dessert platter will be out of this world.

      So let’s get straight to the recipe…


      Acai & Violet Ice-Cream

      (fills approx. 1.5 litre container)
      superfood dairyfree icecream
      4 tablespoons coconut sugar
      4 tablespoons xylitol
      360ml (1.5cups) hot water
      140g cashews, soaked overnight
      2 tablespoons Acai berry powder
      1 tablespoon vanilla extract
      4 drops violet medicine flower
      400g strawberries
      1 banana

      -Dissolve both coconut sugar and xylitol in hot water. Blend if needed for the crystals to dissolve fully. Allow to cool in the fridge.
      -Transfer the chilled simple syrup to a blender, add soaked cashews, Acai, vanilla and violet extracts. Blend to a smooth cream.
      -De-stalk the strawberries, peel the banana and add them to the blender. Blend together to a smooth consistency.
      -Transfer mixture to an ice cream maker and turn it on as per manufacture’s instructions. If you don’t own an ice cream maker, pour into a container and transfer to the freezer for 2 hours, stir in a vigorous manner to break up the forming ice, return back to the freezer and repeat every 30-60 minutes until the mixture is set.
      -Serve any which way you love your ice cream! I think this one is particularly delish with maple syrup and fresh berries.

      FOR THOSE ASKING ABOUT THE ICE CREAM MACHINE I USE, IT’S THIS ANDREW JAMES MODEL>> 

      ANOTHER GOOD ONE IS THIS CUISINART MODEL>>

      TO SECURE A SPACE AT EITHER A TUESDAY (14TH JULY) OR SATURDAY (18TH JULY) SUPERFOOD SUPPERCLUB TAKING PLACE AT TANYA’S CHELSEA RESTAURANT AND GARDEN, BOOK HERE>>

      The best raw food granola ever! At the best price ever!

      The best raw food granola ever! At the best price ever!

      I just returned from Holland & Barrett and had to tell you the news ASAP!

      There in my local Fulham store, right before my eyes, Superfoodies granola was flying off the shelves like hotcakes!

      No. Big. Deal…

      H&B is only the UK’s biggest health store chain and Superfoodies granola is only the healthiest raw food breakfast ever!

      Wow. The pride I felt nearly moved me to tears. Not only is this something I dreamed of for the raw food industry ever since the day I got into it six years ago, but because the owner of Superfoodies happens to be a dear friend and I know how hard he works and how kind he is and how amazing his food is…

      Jesse van der Velde, featured several times on this blog, you might even recall this Master of the Month post>>


      So the reason I had to rush to tell you this is that if you get 2 packets of granola, you get Jesse’s book ‘5 Steps to becoming a Superfoodie’ free AND H&B are having a ‘Buy One Get One Half Price’ sale right now. What timing!

      Already at just £5.99 per packet of granola, I think it’s the most affordable raw superfood product on the market, but for only £8.99 you get two granolas AND a book!!!!!

      Here are the flavours:

      1. Red Granola – Goji & Acai (my favourite ever EVER)
      2. Brown Granola – Cacao Nibs & Maca
      3. Green Granola (Coconut & Spirulina)

      And here’s a little about the book, in which you’ll discover how to:

      – improve your Omega 3:6 balance
      – get more iodine into your body (essential for healthy thyroid function)
      – benefit from blue breen algae (with amazing recipes!)
      – enjoy natural low glycemic sweeteners
      – why to love chocolate! (my personal favourite, especially the recipes)

      And here’s a peek inside the book:

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      And here’s more on Superfoodies:
      www.superfoodies.com

      And here is where you can find your nearest H&B store (the freebie is an instore only special):
      www.hollandandbarrett.com/stores