Meals without recipes

Usually I have various dips,sauces,tasty left overs, dehydrated crackers etc that make a starting point for a complete quick meal, but raw food meals can be delicious when you just grab what is at hand and put things on the plates. Such as: *green salad veg straight from a salad bag or from your garden *home grown sprouts such as lentils, mung and alfalfa *slices of perfectly ripe avocado *slices of sweet red pepper *a few olives *a squeeze of fresh lemon juice *cold pressed hemp or olive oil *pieces of dried dulse seaweed, perhaps softened in a little water […] Read more »

How can you manage to eat well enough to stay well when there is much too much going on?

To be honest, that’s been my challenge in the last couple of months. I have been packing up and moving home, doing Christmas, developing and doing my work and getting things organised in my new home. At least I now have my shelves up for growing young greens and wheatgrass in trays inside, but I still have to get organised again with bags of compost and a crops coming ready every few days. It’s a good meditation, but I’ve been more in need of more restful types of meditation up till now. But, I did keep up with wheatgrass all […] Read more »

Miso Snow Feast Soup

A warming all-raw soup. For four people: 1/4 cup unpasteurised miso 1/4 almond butter 1/4 cup very finely chopped mild onion or spring onions (scallions to you Americans) 1 tablespoon tamari or shoyu soy sauce (optional) 1/4 cup cold pressed olive or sesame oil 1-2 cloves of garlic Plenty of sprouts such as alfalfa, clover, lentil and mung bean and very finely chopped salad vegetables, for example snow pea greens, lettuce, avocado and celery Mix together everything except the sprouts and finely chopped vegetables into a thick sauce. Boil plenty of water, preferably filtered. Pour water into each soup bowl […] Read more »

Raw food on days with snow and raw winds

Can you really, should you really, eat 100% raw food when the weather is as it is right now in Britain, that is, icy cold and snowy? I don’t worry about percentages myself because I don’t want to set up an expectation of myself and to make what I eat into pass/fail, but since my fingers are getting a bit chilly here at my desk – even though I have central heating – I’ll go and rustle up a raw lunch that is warming and add the recipe here straight after lunch. Read more »

Singing Nettle Pesto

This is my most recent invention. I pick wild stinging nettles regularly to put in my green juice as they are so very nourishing. The roots go way down and bring up a rich variety of helpful minerals. Plus they have plenty of chlorophyl and other green goodies. Juicing green vegetables – celery, cucumber, carrot tops, cabbage, kale, beetroot tops, tray- grown sunflower and pea greens … – is an essential part of a raw way of eating and wild greens are especially helpful. According to Brian Clement, director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, stinging nettle juice is as rich […] Read more »

The Wild Food Cafe

Someone told me about this one a few days ago and now I can’t wait to find a few excuses to go to London and visit them. I’ve Googled their site and they are up to all sorts of things. It looks really interesting. I’ll report back as soon as I’ve managed to get there. It’s an indication of just how fast the raw food movement is developing. Why? Novelty value and great tastes of course, but so many are finding that eating plenty of raw food significantly changes how they feel – wellness, resilience, strength, energy … all those […] Read more »