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Raw Christmas Cake

Jacqui's Raw Christmas Cake 1 Cup pitted dates 1 1/2 cups almond meal Blend together in food processor Add: 3 cups of mixed organic dried fruit (figs, apricots, cranberries, pear) juice and rind of one orange 1 drop of cinnamon essential oil (get here...

Managing Perimenopause

I am 46 years old and recently started to feel as though I was having a break down. Suddenly I was dealing with extreme exhaustion, anxiety, mood swings, bouts of tears for no real reason and night sweats. I thought I must have had a bug, glandular fever or chronic...

Coffee Leaf Tea

I was out in my garden the other day I was pondering the possibility of the benefits of my coffee trees? Surely I could use the leaves and beans in making compost. (as the coffee making process was way too tedious for my liking). I couldn't...

Grapefruit Slice

This is the time of year here in Northern NSW, Australia that our citrus are ready for harvesting. We have had an over abundance of oranges and grapefruits this year. In my search for recipes to use up grapefruit I came across this one...

SMILE

Have you ever considered the impact of a smile. The other day I was taking a train in Canada. It was the first time I was on this type of train. I was excited and when i sat down and settled in I couldn't help but smile. Then when I smiled I became aware for the first...

Chocolate Fat Bombs

These Fat bombs are super delicious and Paleo and Keto friendly. These fat bombs come in handy to create satiation betweens meals and are super easy to make. 1 cup of nut or seed butter ( but not peanut butter) 1 cup of coconut oil, ghee or butter(preferably organic),...

Mad, Passionate, Love Affair!

  "When I began to have a mad, passionate love affair with my own life, the rest fell perfectly into place." Katrina Mayer   Can you remember a time when you were a child and you would say "When I grow up I am going to be..." What was it you said you were going to be?...

Strawberry Refresher

This juice was a very refreshing start to the day! Beautiful colour and even more beautiful was the flavour. 1 pint of strawberries (about 8 berries) juice of 2 fresh oranges (off our own trees) juice of half a lemon (also off our own trees) Juice the fruit an add...

Mean Green Juice

Tonight's dinner was a beautiful raw juice. The recipe was one of Joe Cross' (the director of fat, sick and nearly dead, a must see film) recipes taken from the website www.jointhereboot.com. It was delicious and my kids even loved it! A great way to get greens into...

Juices Flowing

After watching the online premiere of "Hungry for Change", even our family was challenged about how we are eating. Though we live on a very reasonably healthy diet we recognised that we too were succumbed to the carbohydrate and sugar cravings.  This morning as I woke...

Raw Carrot Cake

Did you know that carrots were originally purple in colour and originated in Afghanistan some 5000 years ago? There ya go, you have learned something new as did I! Now here is your recipe for raw carrot cake which tastes unbelievably like cooked cake! Enjoy 1/2 cup...

Herbal Vinegars

I learned the other day that by putting fresh herbs and spices in apple cider vinegar and letting it sit for a few weeks pulls all of the goodness of the herbs and spices out and into the vinegar. The vinegar than becomes a wonderful tonic of great taste, full of the...

Herbal Remedies from the Garden

I did a workshop on Saturday about Herbal Remedies from the garden. It was so exciting to learn of all the different herbs and plants (even weeds) and their purposes in healing. The two photos above are of the Rosella (Hibiscus sabdariffa) plant. As you can see this...

Morning Glory with a twist!

I was feeling in the mood for another tasty healing juice this morning. I saw a beautiful recipe in Julie Rodwell's book "The Complete Book of Raw Food" called Morning Glory which was simply oranges and a pomegranate. I have added the kale as I always struggle to eat...

Raw Mini Doughnuts

Raw Mini Doughnuts: These raw mini doughnuts are a delicious healthy snack that are so quick to make you will be astonished. 1 cup of nuts of choice (brazil are nice) 1 cup of sunflower seeds 8 dates (fresh are nicer than dried, but either will do) 1 tbsp coconut...

Chocolate Pie with Strawberry Sauce

Well... after my mishap of forgetting to take photos of the chocolate pie at the workshop...I just had to make it again didn't I? hehe The photo actually doesn't even do it justice for just how decadently delicious it is. I will warn you though it is raw food...

Soooooo Simple Salad!

This salad was one I concocted 3 nights ago and it was so delicious I thought I would share it.    1 Head broccoli (finely sliced to resemble rice) 1 purple carrot (julienned)(can use an orange carrot) 1 sweet red chili pepper finely chopped   Cashew raita; (the...

Raw Veggie Stir Fry

Teriyaki Marinade   ½ cup braggs liquid aminos (healthier version of soy sauce) 1 Tbsp sesame oil ¼ cup agave, honey or coconut sugar (this is not coconut palm sugar) 3 Tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp grated fresh ginger ½ tsp sesame seeds, optional ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper 3...

Watermelon salad

I impatiently picked a watermelon from my garden the other day thinking it was ready only to cut into and find out that it was in fact still quite white with only a slight pink in the middle. I nearly cried! Now what was I to do with this watermelon. I couldn't bare...

The Chia Seed – Superfood

Today I thought I would share with you the many great benefits of Chia seeds. I learned at my workshop the other day that chia seeds are very easy to grow. You just sprinkle the seeds in the garden and ...poof...theY grow like a weed. They have a really pretty flower...

This a an Amazing Article…

This is an amazing article someone sent me on facebook. I want as many people to read it as possible because it shows how simple ideas can change the world. This is what we need to go back to to help bring us out of our crisis. That sad thing is it is illegal in...

Finally some new additions

As I observe nature I am always intrigued by it's intricacies. This is a Rosella flower. I believe I counted 48 seeds from this one flower. Each seed has the ability to produce an entire plant yielding several flowers. Wow! Man should never need to starve as we have...

Some interesting facts!

You know the saying "Our God is an Awesome God!" or perhaps the saying"You are what you eat!" Well, these list of foods (and there are many more) just go to show what an awesome Creator we have, especially as the food was created before humans!  A sliced...

The Amazing Healer

You will always find turmeric in our house. We use if often as a natural healer for so many things. Below I have copied a list out of an article I read but first I will share some wonderful ways in which we have used it at home. My son Daniel often suffers...