What exactly is a “natural diet”? For me, a natural diet is instinctive, sensual, and uniquely human. Most importantly, it is free of nutritional supplements. The desire to avoid nutritional supplements is, in fact, my main motivation for exploring this topic. I do not want to have to open a jar and pop a capsule [...]
Articles, anecdotes and tips on how to transition the whole family (kids too!) to a raw food diet and lifestyle.
I had been experimenting with raw bread recipes for a while, and wasn’t happy with the texture or flavour of ANY of them, when I finally stumbled upon a recipe for raw crepes. . . The crepes themselves were great, but the filling, while delicious, was too complicated, so I simply rolled the crepe into [...]
Macadamia nuts are one of the best nuts for producing creamy raw milks, creams, ice creams, and cheeses. This is my favourite nut milk because it’s not too sweet, it’s only mildly flavoured and it’s a lovely pure white, so it’s more reminiscent of “real” milk. Macadamia Milk Makes about 4 cups 1 cup macadamia [...]
This week, in consideration of the safety of its drivers, our organic food delivery service decided to CANCEL all deliveries, and as I was, rather selfishly, COUNTING on them, in lieu of risking my own safety and driving to the grocery store, I found myself tearing through the fridge to find creative meal solutions. I [...]
We’re eating enormous amounts of fresh raw food from the garden. Every day we take a bushel basket and head down to collect the daily harvest; we come back with our bellies full and our basket wanting. No dishes! And the kids love it because they think there’s something naughty about ‘stealing’ food right off [...]
The basics of ‘how to juice’ are in every manual and at every keyboard; what is harder to find is real advice on how to convert. Chunky jungle juice is NOT a necessary evil on the path to better health. I found this out the hard way. Of course, my definition of “chunky jungle juice” has changed [...]
Herb gardens, salad gardens, cutting gardens, butterfly gardens, knot gardens, rock gardens, water gardens, rose gardens, wildlife gardens, potagers. What about a juicing garden? I’ve reorganized and replotted my garden four times already. The latest version includes a juicing garden, designed to ease my transition to an 80% raw foods diet. Some of the best juicing [...]