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Rawsome! A Book Review

Rawsome!

Rawsome!

Rawsome!

This is a wonderful raw food book by Brigitte Mars.  The book is all about eating foods closest to their natural state which engenders a tremendous exchange of energy between food and the body.

Bridgette also points out the environmental benefits of a raw foods diet, making a strong case for eating raw foods as a means of reducing waste and reducing the human footprint.

There is a great section called the Raw Foods Encyclopedia that gives an overview of the benefits of raw fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds.  This is where you can learn about the benefits of these individual foods and the nutrients that they contain.

This book has over 200 raw food recipes. From shakes, juices, dressings, salads, soups, yogurts, crackers, spreads, dips, vegetable burgers, curries, pastas, wraps, brownies, ice cream, lemon bars, fruit leathers, pies, cakes, puddings, and other culinary taste treats.

This book was published in 2004 and I think this it is a great read for people who want to incorporate more raw foods into their diet. I have enjoyed several of the recipes in this book and consider it a great addition to any raw food library.  Have a few good recipe books is a necessary to have on hand for when you want to implement more healthy foods in your kitchen repertoire.

I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Brigitte Mars on the Fresh Cafe in January of 2015. She is the author and co-author of 18 books and she is an inspiring lady to listen too.  I am impressed that at the age of 62 she is looking good in her bikini and teaching the benefits of wild edible foods, herbs, raw and natural health.

You can listen to the 25 minute interview with Brigitte here

I hope you get a copy of her Rawsome book and learn how to add in more of these super foods into your day.

Rhonda

Raw Christmas Carob Mincemeat Pie

Raw Mincemeat

Raw Mincemeat

With the holidays there is always the wonderful but fattening foods that are in front of you at every get together.  How do you avoid those temptations and eat healthy?

The best way I know is to bring something tasty and healthy to a gathering.  Then I know I can enjoy a treat and not overdo it in all the fat, calories and sugars that are lurking everywhere.

One of my favorite Christmas indulgences is the mincemeat pie. I have always loved the rich intense flavors of the fruit and nuts with a big dollop of sweet whipped cream.  Whip up a nut milk cream and you are ready!

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Raw Foods Cleanse

Tired Out

Tired Out

Our digestive systems are the key to all of our systemic health. With our diets in this processed food world (or even if we eat nutritious) our digestive system can get sluggish and irritated which can make us feel tired and prone to illness.

Even if you are not a raw foodist you can reap the health benefits of eating as much raw foods as you can. And if you want to give your body a healthy detox treat, the raw foods cleanse is a great option. Continue reading