I Get Raw With A Little Help From My Friends

Friends can be the ‘secret sauce’ when it comes to succeeding at something. They’re the ones who encourage you, praise you and sometimes even give you a kick in the ass when you can’t reach around to do it yourself. They can be the glue that keeps you together. Most of my close female friends are far away. Sometimes I…

Raising Vegans: Is A Vegan Diet Healthy for Children?

A significant percentage of children in today’s world are in a pathetic shape. And no, I’m not talking about starving kids in Africa; I’m referring to the kids here in ‘our own backyards’. Recent stats show that one in five school-going kids in the United States is obese [1]. Let that just sink in. It’s even worse for the adults.…

RAW RECIPE: Jicama and Hemp Seed Tabouli

I had a craving for tabouli but all the recipes I kept coming across use cauliflower as the main ingredient. It’s like once they figured out that cauliflower made a great raw rice they started using it for everything! Cauliflower is great and all but I believe in mixing things up a little bit. Besides I’ve got some die-hard anti-cauliflower…

What’s So Important About Enzymes?

Raw Food enthusiasts always go back to the enzyme in support of their dietary choice. But there’s a reason for that: no diet better supports digestive enzyme activity than one that’s high in raw vegan foods. And enzymes are necessary. We need enzymes the same way that Frankenstein’s monster needed that electrical charge to give him life. Enzymes are micro-proteins that…

milk is bad for you

The Cheesy Truth: 6 Reasons Why You Should Stay as Far Away from Dairy as Possible

Got milk? We have all seen the star-studded banners, TV ads or billboards glorifying the essence of dairy products. But, has someone with a milk mustache been taking us for a ride all this time? Dairy is a touchy subject these days. Of course, most health agencies and governments bolster it as an important food for everything – from strong…

In Pursuit of the Raw Yogini

When it comes to health. food and fitness are two sides of the same coin. We really do need both to keep our bodies and mind functional and vibrant. A vegan diet high in raw foods is setting the stage for optimum health but combining it with exercise really kicks everything into high gear. Being a country girl and living…

RAW RECIPE: Zucchini Hummus

Hummus is something I make a lot of. Specifically I love to eat it with Raw Multiple O onion bread, layered with avocado,tomato, and an extra dose of raw red onion but its wonderful as a dip for all kinds of raw veggies as well. And it’s so simple to make there’s just no excuse for not having it on…

Sleeping in the Raw

Ever since I bought my first apartment in New York City I’ve been sleeping in the raw. It didn’t matter if there was someone sleeping next to me or if I was all by my lonesome,,,, when I was in bed I was, most definitely, naked. Back then it was pure survival. The super had the heat blasting so high…