Wednesday, 31 December 2008


First I'd like to commend that wonderful recipie that Blaqberry just shared with us! I'm definately going to try that.

1. butternut squash
2. ground cumin, ground coriander, red chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala, cinnamon, paprika, fresh ginger, fresh garlick.
3. yeast flakes
4. Veg boullion or himalayan salt - up to taste really.
5. coconut oil or fresh coconut flesh (in uk hard to get hold of so I use the raw coconut oil)
6. Red onion
7. Fresh Tomatoes
8. Fresh coriander
9. Cashews soaked for at least 3 hours.

Cut up the Butternut squash into small cubes again according to preferance. In a blender (I use a very basic blender because I can't afford a Vitamix) blend the cashews, with the yeast flakes, the spices (tsp of each of the spices), add the coconut oil, and bouillon or salt and pepper too.. Blend it up with some lemon juice, fresh ginger and garlick into a creamy Korma like sauce... In a bowl mix the butternut squash, chopped red onion, and creamy curry sauce together then put in fridge over night to marinade.

In the morning or 4 hours before u want to eat place the curry onto some teflex and into your dehydrator with the freshly chopped tomatoes added the following day. I use a Stockli round dehydrator which is cheap and efficient.. Garnish with Coriander and serve with Cumin Crackers..


ground linseeds soaked, sesame seeds, chopped red pepper, finelly grated zuccini, lemon juice, yeast flakes, veg boullion powder, tamari, Agave nectar, Coriander powder, and Cumin seeds, one finelly chopped Shallot.

I use a coffee grinder to grind up my seeds as this is the cheapest tool for getting a great result. So I grind up the linseeds, then add the other seeds and soak for about 2 hours. I then add the rest of the ingredients, some water until it reaches a runny dough like consistency, and mix it with my hands.. I love the feel of this muddy texture.. Then slather it smoothly, and as thinly as possible into your dehdrator on the teflex and dehdrate for at least 12 hours until they form into dry crackers which u then break up into peices. Once the texture is almost hardened and I can peel off the teflex I flip them over so that they get evenly dehdrated. YUM.. and great to snack on.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008


I just spoke to a dear friend of mine, we discussed detoxing a bit and I wanted to share how to make the Ultimate Smoothie. I have been having this smoothie now for over 6 months

I learned this at the Karuna retreats in Devon UK..


sesame seeds,
sunflower seeds,
pumpkin seeds,
shelled hemp seeds (or with husks if preferred)
goji berries (there is a dispute which i heard today that goji are full of toxins due to pesticides used growing them.. so don't always be fooled by the 'organic tag'. I will keep them in though as I rather like them :), but I heard this today from a reliable organic shop manager who said goji's were just hype.
cacau nibs,
raw cacau powder
seaweed salad
macca powder
bee pollen
barley grass
wheat grass
pure synergy
frozen berries (strawberry, rasberry, blueberry)
banana (not if candida is present in gut, avoid sugary fruits)
fresh juice (organic apple) or grapefruit if candida present.

Overnight if possible, soak the seeds, a tablespoon of each ideally... So sesame, sunflower, linseeds, hemp, and some of the seaweed salad.. (dried wakame) and goji berries..

In the morning add the fruit, teaspoon of bee pollen, barley grass, wheatgrass powder, (pure synergy), and add juice or water even.. For those with a sweet tooth you can also add a little Agave nectar which is a fantastic sweetner that is very much like honey but low in glycemic index so it doesn't spike your insulin levels. Add some cacau nibs, raw cacao powder, bee pollen, basically all of it and blend up in a good blender. I highly recommend investing in a blender that will last a lifetime if yo uare going to go seriously raw, but a standard one will do.

I have heard from forums that this is a good one and lower in price than other competitors. though I would personally love to have a vitamix as they seem to be the most popular.

drink and enjoy your day - you will notice it turn out more hopeful just by the way this smoothie makes you feel.. I also has more nutrition and minerals in it than the average person gets in two weeks apparently.

In the summer I add nettles, raw lettuce, and some dandelion leaves.. even flowers that are edible :))) for the love factor.

nothing like rose petals on ones breakfast to open the heart...

Friday, 12 December 2008

Raw food restaurants in NYC

I am currently in NYC with my friend Nektarios and Ly and Vello.. We went to a wonderful restaurant last night called the Caravan of Dreams, it is mostly Raw.. I had to begin with 'live nachos' and then a living sandwich which was dehdrated linseed bread with nuts and peppers (tasted wonderful) with an almond pesto and a pumpkin seed pesto.. Ly had a mixed berry smoothie with no dairy in it though it tasted just like milk shake, and we had a gorgeous pudding too which was like a banana/chocolate cake with dates YUM..

I stumbled across a 'fantastic' book also.. by Mathew Kenney and Sarma Meingailis

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