Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Introducing: The RAWKATHON :)

The Rawkathon:

A 7 Day, FREE Online Living & Raw Food Event

OOOooooo, fun new FREE raw food online event to play with :)
Do you remember the free Raw Summit programmes from a while back? Well, that cheeky Mr. Gianni's been at it again... Over the last month, he has been busy putting together a spangly new toy for us all to play with... Yes, it's time to meet: "The Rawkathon." ;)

Rather than audio interviews, this time Kevin has created a collection of candid, one-on-one VIDEO interviews with 15 of the top raw and living food yumsters on the planet and they'll be broadcast for us all to watch or listen to in a few short weeks, starting on October the 19th.
I'm sad to say that I was not able to join Mr. Gianni for an interview this time round, as I am still waiting for my Fiancee Visa for the US and could not get there to meet him ;( The Monarch did an interview though and we will also both be doing a phone interview at the end of the Rawkathon with Kevin, sometime around the end of October...more details to come... ;)

Just like with the Raw Summits, everyone can watch/listen to these Rawkathon interviews for free, then afterwards you can also purchase DVD packages of the interviews for future viewing/sharing...

So, here are more details of all the yummy speakers you can feast your eyes and ears on soon, from the Rawkathon site:


* A Candid Look Into a Raw Food Expert's Life and His Thoughts on Anastasia, Raising Children and Success

Living Foods Author and Lecturer, Matt Monarch will reveal...

  • What is detox and how you can know if you're cleansing.
  • An essential part of health and cleansing that most people don't do.
  • His candid and heartfelt views on having children and how to raise them.
  • How to bring about personal prosperity by doing something you love.
  • His favorite books and how they have influenced his own lifestyle.

    Matt Monarch is the author of "Raw Success" and "Raw Spirit." Matt has been a raw foodist for 9 years and is founder of RawFoodWorld.com.


    * Discover How to Heal Your Body and Transform Your Consciousness with Raw and Living Foods

    Founder of The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center and bestselling author, Dr. Gabriel Cousens will reveal...

  • The shocking truth about how our food can effect our thoughts and beliefs.
  • His keys to creating vibrant health.
  • How to stop the diabetes epidemic for good.
  • How to individualize your diet for your own body type.

    Dr. Gabriel Cousens has authored several best-selling books on nutrition, medicine and spirituality including Spiritual Nutrition and Conscious Eating. He is the founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, AZ and visionary of GabrielCousens.com.


    * Simple Ways to Transform Your Diet and Stay Raw

    Living Food Expert and Author of "Green for Life", Victoria Boutenko will reveal...

  • The reasons why green smoothies may be the best way to transition to raw food and transform your health.
  • How she conducts research and the importance of getting it right.
  • Her personal thoughts on the raw food diet.
  • The best way to stay raw.

    Victoria Boutenko is one of the foremost leaders of the raw food movement. Her book "Green For Life" is a bestseller and has helped thousands and thousands of people transition into raw food.


    * A Revealing and Candid Interview on Raw Food, Raising Children and The Key Elements to Optimum Health

    Author of "80-10-10", Dr. Doug Graham will reveal...

  • The diet we're supposed to eat and how straying from it can cause health decline.
  • How he's raised his own daughter with raw food.
  • The dangers of too much fat.
  • The one thing most raw fooders forget in their health program and how it can radically change your health.

    Dr. Doug Graham is a lifetime athlete and twenty-seven year raw fooder, is an advisor to world-class athletes and trainers from around the globe. He has worked professionally with top performers from almost every sport and every field of entertainment.


    * How to Use Little-Known Superfoods to Regenerate, Rebuild and Re-Energize Your Body

    Living and Raw Food Nutrition Expert and bestselling author David Wolfe will reveal...

  • How to easily achieve your health goals with little effort and maximum results.
  • His secret to staying on track with raw food.
  • A little-known alchemical superfood that can radically change your health.
  • A process to get what you want and deserve no matter what it is.

    David Wolfe is the author of the bestselling books Eating for Beauty, The Sunfood Diet Success System, Naked Chocolate, and his newest release Amazing Grace. He is supported in his nutrition mission by Sunfood Nutrition?, the world's largest distributor of books, juicers, audio/DVDs, organic beauty products, bulk organic foods, and exotic raw foods to assist people in adopting, maintaining, and enjoying plant-food-based lifestyles.


    * Discover the No-BS Way to Cut Through the Media Hype to Get and Stay Healthy

    Founder of NaturalNews.com, "The Health Ranger" Mike Adams will reveal...

  • Shocking stories about how your health freedom could be in jeopardy.
  • How to read media reports on health to extract the real story.
  • His own personal health traveling routine.
  • An honest outlook for the future of the country and our health freedom.

    Mike Adams is the founder of Natural News, arguably one of the largest health information publishers in the world. His company provides much of the information on and around health that you've heard, but never knew where it came from. He's also the author of thousands of health articles and more than 4 books on health and wellness.


    * Overcoming Obstacles to Reach Your Health and Wellness Goals

    Author of "Survival in the 21st Century" and the Father of the Raw Food Movement, Viktoras Kulvinskas will reveal...

  • His own personal struggles and how you can learn from them.
  • His thoughts on orthorexia (addiction to healthy food).
  • His experiences over the last 35 years in the raw food community.
  • The importance of blue-green algae for optimal health.

    Viktoras Kulvinskas authored the Bible of Raw Foods: Survival Into the 21st Century. Viktoras is noted as a mentor to Gabriel Cousins, M.D., Dick Gregory, Dr. Smokey Santillo, Karyn Calabrese, Dr Brian Clement, Dr Edward Howell, David Wolfe and many others.


    * First Hand Cleansing Lessons Revealed

    Raw Food Chef and Author of "The Raw Gourmet", Nomi Shannon will reveal...

  • Stories from her first hand experience working at the Hippocrates Health Institute.
  • How and when to cleanse your body.
  • Some of her easy-to-prep raw food recipes.
  • How to prepare raw foods for parties and events.
  • Her review of the Blendtec and the Vitamix blenders.

    Nomi Shannon "went raw" in 1987 and has never looked back. A well-known proponent of natural health and healing, Nomi is the author of the best-selling book The Raw Gourmet and a certified Hippocrates Health Educator since 1995. As a live food lifestyle coach, Nomi provides counseling, teaching, and consultation services for individuals and groups the world over who wish to
    improve their health one bite at a time.


    * How to Raw-Food-ize Your Kitchen with the Mother of Raw Food Preparation

    Raw food chef, author and founder of The Living Light Culinary Institute, Cherie Soria will reveal...

  • The essential kitchen tools for raw food prep.
  • The missing ingredient in almost all foods and how you can add it for free!
  • Quick meals for the time strapped.
  • Her personal diet and what she feels is the most important thing to eat everyday.

    Cherie Soria is founder and director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and author of Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies and The Raw Food Diet Revolution: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger! Cherie has trained many of the top raw food chefs today, which is why people often refer to her as the mother of raw gourmet cuisine.


    * Why People Fail on the Raw Food and Vegan Diet and How You Can Finally Succeed

    Juice Feasting Co-Founder and Plant Based Diet Researcher David Rainoshek will reveal...

  • Why people fail on the raw and vegan diet and how you can succeed.
  • His most influential mentors inside and outside of the raw food world.
  • A paradigm for healthy living and a healthy mindset.
  • How juice feasting works and why you should consider using this tool for cleansing.

    David Rainoshek M.A. has been teaching about the opportunities that a nutrient-dense plant-based diet offers individuals and societies since 2003. He has: taught over 100 classes on raw food preparation to adults and children (including public schools and home school groups); has taught the nutrition aspect of the 10-week Kitchen and Farming Apprenticeships at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center; and has coached thousands and thousands about Juice Feasting.


    * Real Life Experiences with Raw Food and How to Deal with Falling Off the Plan

    Raw Food Author and Prosperity Coach, Frederic Patenaude will reveal...

  • How you can rebound from a diet misstep with ease and clarity.
  • How his own raw food journey has taught him how to eat and live simply.
  • What he learned from his own personal mentor.
  • How you can prosper and make a living doing what you love.

    Frederic Patenaude has been working in the natural health movement for over 8 years, and has over 10 years of experience in the field of nutrition, health and personal development. Frederic wrote and published the book The Raw Secrets: the Raw Food Diet in the Real World, which is widely recognized as one of the best and most practical, down-to-earth books on the subject.


    * Discover the Science Behind Why Raw Food Works So You Can Finally Convince Your Friends and Family How Awesome Raw Really Is!

    Raw food teacher and lecturer, Dr. Rick Dina will reveal...

  • Where you can get your B12 if you're on a vegan or raw food diet.
  • How the raw food diet CAN provide you with plenty of protein and amino acids for growing and building.
  • The best plant based sources of healthy fats (this may surprise you!)
  • Common raw food myths and why they can throw you off track.

    Dr. Rick Dina began his pursuit toward and study of optimum health in 1986. Dr. Dina founded Living Health Chiropractic and Wellness Center (formerly Vitality Wellness Center) in January of 2004, where he offers chiropractic care, massage therapy, and nutrition consulting, classes, and workshops.


    * How to Transition from Cooked to Raw, Stop Emotional Eating in it's Tracks and Free Yourself from Cravings and Negative Thoughts

    Raw food coach Karen Knowler will reveal...

  • Her own candid story of transformation.
  • The key aspects of healthy living (it's not just raw food and exercise...)
  • How you can make a living in the raw and living food niche.
  • The essentials anyone should know to transition into a raw food diet.
  • How you can introduce raw food to your friends and family so they don't think you're nuts.

    Karen Knowler is "The Raw Food Coach" and former Managing Director of The Fresh Network. Karen has been teaching, writing and coaching professionally on raw foods for a decade. She is co-author of Feel-Good Food and author of "How to Get Started with Raw Foods"


    * Learn How Quality Raw Food Health Products Are Made and Formulated for Maximum Nutrition

    Founder of Health Force Nutritionals and master formulator, Dr. Jameth Sheridan will reveal...

  • Why going vegan first may be better than going 100% raw overnight.
  • Why raw fooders have bad teeth and how you can reverse tooth decay.
  • His own secret quality control process for finding the best product ingredients.
  • His top 3 superfoods and why you should be eating them.

    Dr. Jameth Sheridan has formulated a host of supplemental super-nutritional products including Vitamineral Green, founded HealthForce Nutritionals (Healthforce.com), and authored "Uncooking with Jameth and Kim."


    * Tribal Experiences From Around the World

    Special Guest! Author and "Blissologist" Happy Oasis will reveal...

  • Her experiences with native tribes from her years of traveling.
  • How to communicate with nature (and keep mosquitoes away!)
  • Her favorite books, stories and experiences.
  • How anyone can be creative and travel on a low budget.

    Happy Oasis is a Blissologist, a Health & Happiness Consultant who has inspired thousands to live in bliss whatever their circumstances. Oasis says, "Happiness is habitual," rouses us to "legalize happiness," and openly shares her Habits of Highly Happy People in both The Bliss Book and in Uncivilized Ecstasies.


    WOW - just reading through that list gets my heart singing :) SO many yummy people all in one programme - and for FREE - good job, Kevin ;)
    The interviews, according to Kevin, are also unlike any stage presentation or "how-to" DVD you've seen before...he says:
    "Not only do these interviews cover how to stay raw, how to stay motivated, and the best ways to do so, they also capture the true essense of each expert. Almost like you were there in the room with them as the interview was being conducted."

    ...Mmmmmmm, sounds wonderful...AND...it costs nothing for you to watch or listen in...
    Just register now and you'll be sent information on how you can be a part of "raw food history"... ;)
    Right now the project is set to release on October the 19th and is only broadcast for one week...so...


    ...and ENJOY :)
    All love,
    Angela. xxx
  • Sunday, 28 September 2008

    Spreadin' the Word... ;)

    OOooOooooo lalalalaaa…well, the epic CNN adventure continues ;) LOL – the RawReform main site is actually still down after being completely deluged with traffic the last few days (BIG thanks out to Kevin Gianni for helping us to get smthg back up online while the site is restored :). According to CNN, their piece on my weight loss was actually THE most viewed story on CNN yesterday, with over 1.3 million viewers :O
    One of my old university friends, who now lives in the US, wrote to celebrate with me that this story “clearly surpasses even US politics during election year! GO GIRL!!!” LOL – FUN :) I LOVE seeing the simple concept of humans eating raw food going ‘mainstream’ like this...yeeeeeeeeeeee-HAH...
    Amidst this media mayhem, the Monarch and I were also fortuitous enough this weekend to attend and speak at the uber-vibrant Festival of Life in London. YUMMINESS. Thanks to ALL of you who packed yourselves into our talks and came to say hello – hope you all enjoyed the day as much as we did... :) The venue was pulsating with raw energy, love and the pungent smell of durian ;) AMAZING to have SO many tuned-in, beautiful, conscious, loving individuals in the same space at once...add in outrageous amounts of raw chocolate to the equation and you’ve got an all-day, off-the-scale party of vibrancy and joy – how blessed we are ;)

    on September the 26th I had:

    1 quart water
    2 cups ‘wild power’ tea
    2 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, carrots & carrot greens, ginger, spinach
    2 cups energy soup with flax crackers on the side, followed by a square of durian ice cream and a little raw chocolate
    1 quart water
    2 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, carrots & carrot greens, ginger, spinach
    2 cups orange juice
    2 cups water

    While we’re on the subject of yummy raw events, here are some more upcoming choice places to jingle your raw jangles:

    October 3rd: Manna Café, Brighton, England.
    The Monarch and I will be speaking on raw food yumminess from 7pm – details HERE.

    October 5th: Manna Café, Brighton, England.
    ‘Raw Winter Warmers’ workshop with those gorgeous gals Shell and Lara. Details HERE.

    October 20th-23rd: Dorset, England.
    David Wolfe ‘Metamorphosis’ annual retreat. Get a generous £50 off the ticket price with the code ‘METRET(RRF)’. Read more HERE.

    December 16th- 22nd: Costa Rica.
    ‘Winter Solstice Reactivation Retreat’ with Philip McCluskey and Daniel Vitalis. WOW – winter sun magic...and currently $100 off at THIS LINK.

    For MASSES more amazing raw food events, worldwide, check out the super-spangly Events Calendar on GITMR HERE.

    on September the 27th I had:

    1 quart water
    water of 2 young coconuts
    glass of green juice
    2 cups water
    ¾ of a fresh durian, followed by a few different raw chocolate yummables and 2 fresh figs – WOW ;)
    2 cups water
    2 cups ‘wild power’ tea

    on September the 28th I had:

    1.5 quarts water
    2 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, carrots with greens, spinach, lettuce, ginger
    2 cups energy soup with flax crackers, followed by tastings of lime/coconut cheesecake and chocolate cheesecake, left over from the Festie of Life
    1 quart water
    2 cups 'wild power' tea

    I’d love to share another amazing ‘healthy eating’ story that our friend Paul Nison recently posted to his blog. I think this is SO cool and encourage you to go and check it out in full HERE on Paul’s blog ‘The Raw Life’…
    The story is about a friend of Paul’s called Bernando LaPallo, who is 107 YEARS OLD and looks...about 60-smthg, never gets ill and according to Paul:

    “...eats only organic fruits and vegetables, fish and a homemade juice he makes fresh everyday for himself and his wife of 47 years, Georgette.
    LaPallo’s dark face has hardly any wrinkles and his black hair has just specks of gray.
    He still drives, has his original teeth and doesn’t wear a hearing aid.
    LaPallo rises at 5 a.m. daily to walk several times around a nearby park, taking off his shoes to walk in the grass.”

    WOW – check out that picture of him – a living testimony to eating simple foods, straight from Mama Earth... :) The energy of Bernando reminds me of the description of Anastasia’s Grandfathers in the Ringing Cedars series of books...so inspiring :)

    All love,
    Angela. xxx

    Friday, 26 September 2008

    CNN Traffic = RawReform Site down - sorry ;)

    Hey everyone,
    CNN put up an article abt my weight loss story on their main site today - see HERE:

    WOW - thanks so much, CNN, for continuing to spread the word... :)
    This coverage actually sent both my name and the search term 'Raw Food Diet' into the top ten 'Hot Trend' searches on Google today (see HERE)...the story was also the MOST VIEWED story in the Health section of CNN all day, shown on the front page of CNN.com... imagine, ALL these curious new minds investigating raw foods - YeEeeEeeeeeeee-HAH :))) How exciting...

    Unfortunately, one consequence of the MASSIVE amount of traffic this sent to the RawReform site was that it temporarily tripped the server out and the main site is down - we have someone working on it...for now, if you'd like to read more about my story or take a look at any of my books, please click HERE...

    Thanks for your patience while we get the site back up... ;)
    All blessings,
    Angela. xxx

    Thursday, 25 September 2008

    Raw Gratitude...

    WHeeeeeeeeEEEeEeEEew, the last couple of weeks have been pretty FULL-ON here... ;) LOL...thanks for all your beautiful messages and sorry that not much blogging has been in process ;) We just got back to the UK yesterday and I promptly fell asleep for 16 HOURS – lol ;) Back on form now... The recent lovely news item from CNN News on my weight loss story seems to have been meeting with much delight among raw foodies all over – YAY :) Thank you, Dr Gupta for keeping your perspective open :)
    I know some of you in Europe have been having issues viewing the clip on the CNN site – it’s actually now up on YouTube too, so you can see it HERE instead, if you like ;)
    The piece will apparently be aired on TV again Friday morning around 8.30am Eastern US time, as well as a few repeats this weekend - so, watch out for that if you have TV ;)
    ...and for those of you who’d enjoy sending some raw love and gratitude over to Dr. Gupta and the CNN crew for their yummy portrayal of the raw lifestyle, you can visit this page HERE to leave them any kind comments ;)

    on September the 19th I had:

    1 quart water
    mug of sweet/spicy tea
    3 cups veggie juice: cucumber, celery, kale, romaine, carrots, ginger
    2 cups energy soup with coconut chips stirred in, followed by a little bowl of almond butter mixed with lucuma, carob and maca powders
    3 cups water
    big handful of freshly-picked blackberries
    3 cups veggie juice: cucumber, celery, kale, romaine, carrots, ginger
    2 cups water

    on September the 20th I had:

    1 quart water
    handful of blackberries
    3 cups veggie juice: cucumber, kale, romaine, carrots, ginger
    2 cups energy soup with coconut chips stirred in, followed by a little bowl of apricot kernal butter mixed with lucuma, carob and maca powders
    2 cups water
    freeze-dried durian and 2 fresh peaches – yum ;)
    3 cups water

    on September the 21st I had:

    1 quart water
    2 cups green juice: celery, cucumber, kale, spinach, romaine
    1.5 cups energy soup with flax crackers on the side, followed by a few gojis for sweeeeeetness ;)
    3 cups water
    1.5 cups energy soup with half a slice of raw pesto pizza, followed by a little ‘amazon bliss’ butter
    a few pieces of dried durian/mangosteen, a few fresh figs and a few nibbles of new raw chocolate goodies from Raw Spirit Fest
    1.5 cups ‘wild power’ tea
    2 cups water

    Have you checked out Justin and Heidi Ohlander’s ‘Raw Food Right Now’ blog recently? I went for a visit a couple of days ago and was delighted to see lots of exciting new blog posts there – they cooled off on their postings for a while over summer – now it seems like they’re back full-force ;) Yeeeeee-HAH ;) There are some GREAT pieces to check out over there, including:

    *A wonderful ‘Raw Spirit Fest’ wrap-up blog, giving links to numerous peoples’ pics and accounts of their experiences at the fabulous festie in Sedona.
    *A link to the fantastic new list put together by Steve Pavlina called ‘You know you’re a raw foodist WHEN...’ – very funny ;) (I’d like to add ‘when you regularly have green specks of food stuck between your teeth’ and another I heard once that really resonated for me – ‘when you have goji berries constantly stuck to your kitchen floor and you don’t mind’ ;)
    *A review of different cooler bags/boxes for carrying your raw yummables around with you. WOW – I for one am SOOO happy to see this review piece – I’m ALWAYS on the look-out for user-friendly, eco-friendly, stylish cooler bags and food storage solutions for the road – THANKS, guys, for putting this out there... :)

    So, hop on over to RawFoodRightNow.com for an eyeful of yum...

    on September the 22nd I had:

    1 quart water
    2 cups green juice: celery, cucumber, kale, spinach, romaine
    1.5 cups energy soup with flax crackers on the side, followed by a little ‘vanilla crème’ from Cocopura – WOW :)
    1 quart water
    10 ‘chlorella nuts’
    14oz veggie juice: celery, cucumber, spinach, beetroot, carrot, ginger
    a feast of freeze-dried durian dipped in raw chocolate – OooOoOooooo la LA ;) LOL ;)
    3 cups water

    on September the 23rd I had:

    1.5 quarts water
    1.5 cups green juice: celery, parsley, kale
    2 cups water
    1.5 cups energy soup with flax crackers on the side, followed by a little raw chocolate ‘sauce’ ;)
    3 cups water
    tbsp wheatgrass powder and 10 ‘chlorella nuts
    1 curry powerstix, a little bowl of hand-mixed yacon powder, mesquite powder, gojis and barberries – wow ;)
    3 cups water

    on September the 24th I had:
    2 quarts water
    4 fresh figs
    1 tbsp wheatgrass powder and 15 chlorella ‘nuts’
    3 cups water
    2 cups energy soup with flax crackers, followed by a little durian ice cream
    2 cups water

    on September the 25th I had:

    1 quart water
    3 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, lettuces, carrot, ginger
    3 cups water
    15 chlorella ‘nuts’
    2 cups energy soup with flax crackers, followed by a little durian ice cream
    3 cups water

    Another ‘hot’ topic you’ll find summarised over at RawFoodRightNow is the current on-goings with the almond growers in the US, who are taking action against the USDA. We can ALL support the almond growers as they go to court against the USDA to overturn the ruling to ‘pasteurise’ all almonds. This lawsuit will be expensive for the farmers, who have mostly seen their family farm incomes destroyed by the pasteurisation mandate. If you would LOVE to support the farmers and get back to being able to easily buy raw almonds again at will, please visit the Cornucopia Institute’s website HERE and send along your donation towards this case.

    Almond-y love to all ;)
    Angelalalalaalaaaaaaa. xxx

    (P.S. hope to see those of you in the UK at the Festival of Life this weekend in Londinium – see HERE for details – I’m scheduled to speak at 3pm and the Monarch at 5pm ;)

    Tuesday, 23 September 2008

    See me on CNN News :)

    EXCITED :)))

    CNN News just did a 2-minute story on my raw food weight loss - here's the link below - ENJOY :)

    It was shown on TV this morning (Tuesday Sept. 23rd), will apparently be repeated this Friday at around 8.30am US eastern time and will also play on TV over the weekend :)

    It can also be viewed on the internet, at the link above :)))
    (Here's the 'tiny' URL in case the long one doesn't work: http://tinyurl.com/49rwcl)

    A very positive piece, methinks (especially in contrast to the recent raw item on 20/20 ;)...
    Thanks, Dr. Gupta and the team at CNN :)
    All love,
    Angela. xxx

    Thursday, 18 September 2008

    Greens and Salads...

    Quite a few of you have been writing in to ask about E3 Live, after I was drinking so much of it recently ;)
    Well, simply put, it's an algae collected from Klamath Lake. E3 Live is a freshly frozen product: the algae is collected, bottled, frozen and shipped out to customers with cold packs...
    Here's what I like about it: it’s nutrient-packed, a quick way to get smthg greeeeeen into your body without making veggie juice ;) (Can be great for any ‘reluctant relatives’, who might not be into preparing fresh green drinks...there are even new flavoured E3 Live bottles with agave, mint and so on, to make it more easy to slide down your greens ;) It's also GREAT supporting nourishment apparently for pregnant and nursing women, I hear...
    People usually keep the bottle of E3 Live in their freezer, then transfer it to the fridge, let it defrost for a while, pour off enough of the defrosted liquid to drink for the next few days and replace the rest in the freezer for later (OR: defrost the whole thing, pour it out into ice cube trays and refreeze, so that whenever you want, you can pop out a little chunk of chlorophyll-rich goodness ;). That’s my quick summary - you can read all about E3 Live on our site HERE.

    on September the 16th I had:

    1 quart water
    mug of blackberry tea
    3 cups green juice: cucumber, celery, ginger, lime with a handful of fresh leafy greens from the garden: kale, lettuces, chard, nettles, dandelion, mint
    2 cups ‘energy soup’ with coconut chips stirred in, followed by a little bowl of sweet yum: hazelnut butter, lucuma, maca and carob powders hand-blended with water
    3 cups water
    glass of creamy green smoothie: almond milk, lucuma, maca, vitamineral green, vanilla, cinammon, with a square of goji-lemon-chocolate fudge – WOW :)
    2 cups water
    mug of ‘choco’ tea
    1 cup water

    MmmMmmmmm, here’s an interesting possible opportunity for someone out there...would you LOVE to take a road trip soon, from Michigan to California...? Mr. Monarch is on the lookout for someone who would be excited to drive his Rav4 from Brighton, Michigan, back to Ojai, California, starting this Sunday, the 21st. Mr. M. will be speaking at the Midwest Living Foods EcoFest this Saturday in Brighton, Michigan and then would be delighted to hand his car keys over to someone else who can drive over to Cali, while he sets off for Canada...does this sound like an adventure YOU’D love to co-create? Well, if so, then email me at angela@rawreform.com and we’ll get you hooked up with some wheels ;) Yeeeeeeeeee-HAH ;)

    on September the 17th I had:

    1 quart water
    3 cups green juice: cucumber, celery, handful of fresh greens from the garden, ginger, lime
    2 cups ‘energy soup’ with coconut chips stirred in, followed by a little bowl of sweet yum: hazelnut butter, lucuma, maca and carob powders hand-blended with water
    3 cups water
    2 cups green juice: cucumber, celery, followed by another cup of mystery green juice ;)
    6 gorgeous Italian plums straight from the tree
    2 cups water

    on September the 18th I had:

    1 quart water
    2 cups green juice: cucumber, celery, handful of fresh greens from the garden, ginger, lime
    shot of peagreens juice – WOW ;)
    jar of creamy green smoothie at Café Bliss: almond milk, lucuma, maca, vitamineral green, vanilla, cinammon, with a spirulina bliss ball on the side
    6 fresh plums from the tree
    2 cups water
    2 teaspoons bee pollen
    2 cups veggie juice: cucumber, celery, carrots, kale, romaine lettuce, ginger
    2 cups ‘energy soup’ with coconut chips stirred in, followed by a little bowl of sweet yum: hazelnut butter, lucuma, maca and carob powders hand-blended with water
    mug of sweet/spicy tea
    2 cups water

    WOW – I have just been watching a comedian on You Tube who had me laughing so hard I was crying...his name is Jim Gaffigan and I was just introduced to him this evening by the uber-delicious Rainosheks, who I have the divine fortune to be visiting at the moment in the Gulf Islands... I know nothing more abt Mr. Gaffigan other than that I find his musings on modern food very very amusing – below is a clip of him talking about salad. Check out his other videos on cake, vegetarians, lactose intolerance and...cinnabons...lol...love it – ENJOY :)

    All love,
    Angelalalaalalalalalalalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. xxx

    Monday, 15 September 2008

    Simply Raw Bliss ;)

    WOW – a couple of nights ago we watched the new ‘Simply Raw’ DVD, which follows 6 diabetics as they reverse this condition naturally, with raw food, at the Tree of Life centre in Arizona. I was SOOOOOOO happy to finally see this documentary – it has been a long time coming and it was definitely worth the wait ;)
    I found myself nodding my head, laughing out loud, exclaiming ‘YES’, ‘WOW’ and so on countless times throughout the 90-minute presentation. It is SO gratifying and exciting to see six people who have all been told that they will be ‘on their medication for life’ not only COME OFF all allopathic meds, but also lose weight, shift through emotional stumbling blocks, get more physically active and start SHINING with healthy skin and eyes...in just 30 days...
    I am very excited to see the impact this film will have in the world...diabetes is at pandemic levels now and this film clearly shows how easily it CAN be reversed, if people are willing to let go of that ever-sticky relationship to processed ‘foods’ and eat more simply, moving more into alignment with nature...
    There is a fabulous part at the end of the film where one of the participants goes back to her home community and visits her doctor there, who is so bowled over by her recovery that he announces smthg along the lines of ‘wow – how do we ship ALL of my patients out to Arizona for treatment?’. LOVE it ;) I sit here grinning just relaying this story – OoooOoOooo it’s so exciting when people get the message and pass it on – love it, love it, love it... You can get hold of a copy of Simply Raw HERE to enjoy for yourself and hopefully share with many loved ones (after all, who DOESN’T know someone dealing with diabetes or obesity...? ;) Gabriel Cousens also released the accompanying book ‘There is a Cure for Diabetes’ recently, which would surely be another very wise investment for anyone currently dancing with diabetes issues ;) You can see that book HERE.
    ALL blessings for the amazing, unfolding healing of all ;)

    on September the 14th I had:

    1 quart water
    1 quart veggie juice: celery, cucumber, kale, lettuce, zucchini, carrot juice
    2 cups green smoothie: peaches, spinach, lettuce, water
    handful of blackberries
    a little avocado with a yellow bell pepper, dulse seaweed and a little sunflower seed pate, followed by a little bowl of hazelnut butter mixed with lucuma powder, maca powder and carob powder
    1 quart water
    1.5 tbsp wheatgrass powder
    tbsp of yummy mixture: almond butter with lucuma and carob powders
    3 cups water

    As those of you who shop at the RawReform Store may know, we are extremely blessed to have a WONDERFUL customer service rep named Lindsey :) ...and if you were at Raw Spirit Fest this weekend in Arizona, you may well have met the lovely Lindsey at our booth :) Recently she sent through this great quote – thought I’d pass it on – very sweet ;)
    THANKS, Lindsey, we love you :)

    "One farmer says to me, 'You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make bones with'; and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying his system with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plough along in spite of every obstacle."
    ~Henry David Thoreau, Where I Lived And What I Lived For.

    on September the 15th I had:

    1 quart water
    2.5 cups green juice: cucumber, ginger and lemon with all kinds of greens straight from the garden: kale, chard, lettuces, cabbage, dandelion, nettles, mint – WOW ;)
    2 cups energy soup with coconut chips stirred in and a flax cracker on the side, followed by a little bowl of hazelnut butter mixed lucuma, carob and maca powders
    3 cups water
    fresh fruit picked straight from the garden: raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and Italian plums
    2 cups water

    I am feeling SO blessed right now...I am back in Victoria, BC, staying with the family of the gorgeous Katrina Rainoshek, whose equally-yummable sister Heather has just recently opened a raw café here, called Café Bliss (very appropriately named – I’ll be speaking there this Wednesday, the 17th – details HERE ;).
    This house and garden where I’ve been welcomed to stay are AMAZING: a living, loving, vibrant food forest and I am SO enjoying it...nothing compares to walking out into the garden barefoot, gathering nutrient-packed, organic, loved-up greens by hand with gratitude and then welcoming them into my body...today I also had a meal of fresh seasonal fruits, straight from the bushes/trees – absolutely DIVINE...this is EXACTLY the kind of set-up I was envisioning when I wrote last time about how wonderful it will be to go out for a walk and all around you are ‘domains’ of lush edible gardens... Well, this is one family who are definitely living the dream already and I am very grateful to share this beautiful space with them for a few days – thanks, guys :)

    All love,
    Angela. xxx

    Saturday, 13 September 2008

    Gorilla Food for All ;)

    Hmmmmm...my recent trip to the totally abundant ‘Two EEs’ organic farm here in BC led my thought patterns down some interesting paths...my musings went smthg like this (bear with me ;):
    My impression is that most people seem to have very strong emotional connections to food (as you’ll know if you’ve read my book ‘Raw Emotions’ ;) and many people seem to eat far in excess of their PHYSICAL body’s need for fuel. Visiting Two EEs farm helped to open a different perspective on all this for me, as I imagined how it would be if organic, loved-up, healthy food was available like this ALL OVER the place (inexpensively like here, or indeed, at no financial cost). I get the sense that if food was this abundantly available everywhere, people may relax a LOT more about where their food is coming from and ultimately may start also eating less, as there would be less of an underlying sense of ‘scarcity’ and much more of a connection to the food source.
    My impression is that most humans are SO disconnected from their food supply chain at this point that this has created some kind of EXPECTATION that food comes from ‘somewhere else’ – i.e. it's grown by someone else, somewhere else. I sense that this ‘un-natural distancing’ of peoples’ relationship to their food source actually creates a feeling of stress for humans, that is unprecedented among the other animals (albeit at a subtle level perhaps, rather than smthg that is discussed or even recognised ;).
    This ‘stress’ also seems SO widespread with humans as to be considered ‘normal’. It is ‘normal’ for people to work in jobs they don’t really enjoy, to be given pieces of paper (money), to take to a brightly-lit place where foodstuff has been collected together in various forms, where they exchange the pieces of paper for this ‘food’ and scurry on in the cycle, perhaps simultaneously fretting about the current cost of beans or smthg similar... ;)
    I also sense that this ‘stress’ can contribute greatly to overeating issues for some, as any simple connection to food as readily available fuel has faded away. Rather than feeling surrounded by easy choices and abundance, there seems to be more of an underlying, subtle notion in the collective consciousness that food is in some way ‘scarce’ and something one is required to work in a system for, rather than simply collect and enjoy. I sense that part of the overeating patterns we can commonly see in humans is a response to this feeling that food is in some way 'restricted'/hard to come by...
    Economics plays a huge part in over-eating too I believe. Most humans seem to be SO identified with money and if we PAY something for some food, there is often the feeling that we MUST then eat it. Whereas, if we were living surrounded by all kinds of edibles for free/very cheap all the time, we might well relax a lot more, plus let more food go back to the Earth without first passing it through our bodies. We would perhaps then feel released from any nagging feeling that we NEED to eat it...

    When there is the possibility that this distant source of food from 'somewhere else' is dwindling (as with the current ‘food crisis’), people seem even more concerned abt who/where their food is coming from and the energy tightens even more. It is as if people don’t fully realise, or are unwilling to embody the reality, that they CAN feed themselves – they can grow their own food and eat it. The overbearing assumption seems to be that ‘food comes from somewhere else, it is smthg I BUY’...yet, doesn’t that seem odd, when viewed this way? No other animal approaches the basic need of taking in fuel for the physical body in this way...

    Compare this way of life/relationship to food with the scenes described in the Anastasia books (if you’ve read them…;) In those books, we can read how people in the Siberian forest live simply, straight from nature, on nuts, berries and so on...There appears to be VERY little or no emotional attachment to food...then there are the fascinating sections outlining life on ‘kins domains’, where each family, settled on a hectare of land, is growing their own food. Imagine how much more relaxed EVERYTHING can be in that context, when people are happily living on a plot of land big enough to provide for themselves, while all around, they’re surrounded in all directions by other people who are living in equally abundant, lush garden properties...imagine going out for a walk and not feeling the need to bring a cooler bag of raw foods with you, because you KNOW there is fresh food everywhere, that you might be able to share ;) lol... We could contrast that with a ‘modern’ scene of two people living on the 30th floor of an apartment block eating tinned food and watching a news story on TV about the ‘food crisis’...hmmmmmm...which would YOU rather be living...? ;) I know where I’d like to be...and of course, even if you ARE in that 30th floor apartment right now, there are ALWAYS choices – sprout, grow sunflower/buckwheat greens, find an allotment/community garden to work in and so on...grow your own freedom and step away from any lingering paradigm of ‘scarcity’... ;)
    Hmmmm, well, I hope that outpouring made sense/resonated for some of you, or jingled some jangles for someone out there... ;) LOL - feel free to leave comments/musings of your own... ;)

    on September the 10th I had:

    1 quart water
    1 quart veggie juice: celery, cucumber, endive, kale, spinach, fenugreek greens, carrot, beet greens, beetroot
    2 cups water
    2 cups ‘energy soup’ with coconut chips stirred in and powerstix on the side ;) Followed by a little bowl of almond butter and lucuma powder mixed together – yummm
    1.5 quarts water
    handful of blackberries
    3 cups water

    on September the 11th I had:

    1 quart water
    5 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, endive, kale, spinach, fenugreek greens, carrot, beet greens, beetroot
    2 cups ‘energy soup’ with coconut chips and half a yellow bell pepper on the side, followed by a little yummy bowl of hazelnut butter mixed with lucuma powder, maca powder and carob powder
    2 cups water
    big handful of fresh blackberries picked straight from the bushes :))
    5 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, endive, kale, spinach, fenugreek greens, carrot, beet greens, beetroot
    big handful of fresh blackberries picked straight from the bushes :))
    2 cups green smoothie: peaches and spinach
    1 cup water

    For those of you in the UK who are seeking some inspiration for your raw culinary journey...I would whole-heartedly recommend you trot along to enjoy the company of the divine Lara and Shell at Manna in Brighton next Saturday (20th of September), for their ‘Raw Creativity’ Workshop :) You’ll learn lots of practical, useful skills and recipes to use as a solid foundation for your raw food explorations...those gorgeous lassies will be showing you how to prepare:

    Lara and Shell are truly sweetness incarnate :) They also make absolutely incredible edibles – some of you in the US may recognise Lara as the chef who provided food demos on a tour the Monarch and myself did a while back on the west coast :) Lara = hugs, glitter, turquoise things, big smiles, happiness, truth and simple, amazing raw food. I’ve honestly never eaten ONE dish made by Lara that I haven’t enjoyed – she’s amazing (she and her partner Matt ran the wonderful Funky Raw Festie in Sussex this year :)
    You may also recognise Shelbel from her beautiful blog ‘therawkitchen’ and she also did a fantastic job of heading up the catering at Funky Raw this year. My summary is that Shell = more big smiles & happiness, clarity, sincerity, giggles, lush gardening and some of the most DELECTABLE raw cakes you’ll ever get your gnashers at...
    So, check out their website HERE: www.therawkitchen.co.uk for more details of the event on Sept the 20th, from 11am-5pm at Manna Café in Brighton and...enjoy :)

    on September the 12th I had:

    1 quart water
    1 quart veggie juice: celery, cucumber, kale, spinach, carrot
    raw ‘falafel’ and ‘peach cobbler’ at Gorilla Foods in Vancouver – YUM ;)
    1 quart water
    plate of raw potluck food: zucchini spaghetti lasagne, wild rice salad, fresh garden salad and some freeze-dried durian for dessert ;)
    3 cups water

    On September the 13th I had:

    1 quart water
    1 quart veggie juice: celery, cucumber, fenugreek greens, spinach, romaine, cilantro, carrot
    2 cups energy soup with coconut chips stirred in and flax crackers with sunflower seed dip on the side, followed by a little bowl of hazelnut butter mixed with lucuma powder, maca powder and carob powder – yummmm ;)
    3 cups water
    1 quart zucchini juice
    little bowl of hazelnut butter mixed with lucuma powder, maca powder and carob powder
    2 cups water

    WOW – we visited the new Gorilla Food raw restaurant in Vancouver, BC yesterday – YUMMMMMY :) It is AMAZING to see the beautiful space Aaron Ash has created here now...when we were visiting the area last year, Aaron was enthusiastically serving his delicious raw creations from a literal hole-in-the-wall in downtown Vancouver (see pics, courtesy of Ellen ;). From one room (probably about 4 x 6 ft), he was serving up raw pizzas, smoothies, cakes, burgers and so on, through a window onto the street ;) LOL...it was very cosy and a great stepping-stone onwards to the GORGEOUS place he’s now in.
    LOVE it...the new venue is just a few doors up from the last, on the same street and is a colourful basement area fitted out with beautiful wooden décor. Paintings by local artists hang on the walls, the room bustles with satisfied customers and the young, gracious staff fulfill orders with love and smiles, to a chilled soundtrack of reggae music. Yummy ;) We enjoyed the falafel and burger, along with peach cobbler and a supreme cacao/hemp pie for dessert.
    It’s SO delightful to see how this business has blossomed in the last year – all blessings to Aaron and the rest of the Gorilla team for the journey onwards from here...
    If you’re in the Vancouver area, Gorilla Food is actually taking orders for our talk next weekend – NICE :) If you’d love to come along to the event and have some delicious munchies to enjoy too, then please contact RawBC via EMAIL or by phone: 778-737-8852 for more info ;)
    See you there...

    All love,
    Angela. xxx

    Wednesday, 10 September 2008

    The BEST organic food prices I've ever found... ;)

    SOOooOOoOoooo, I’m on the GORGEOUS west coast of Canada now and in terms of upcoming events, I have some potentially happy or sad news, depending on your perspective, location and interests ;)
    It seems highly unlikely now that I am going to be able to attend any of the upcoming raw festies in the US in the next few weeks, as we’re still waiting for my US Fiancee Visa and I cannot enter the US until that process is over... I am SOOOO sad to not be there again in person this year at the Raw Spirit Festival :( I would so very much love to be able to share with everyone there...well, I’m sure Mr. Monarch will at least hook me up there by Skype again, like last year ;)
    ...aaaaaaaand...I will instead be doing a couple of talks here on the west coast of Canada in the coming days.
    Firstly, I speak next Wednesday, the 17th of September in the yummy raw Café Bliss in Victoria BC, from 7.30pm – see HERE for more details.
    Then on Sunday the 21st of September, BOTH the Monarch and I speak in Vancouver, from 2.30pm – more details HERE.
    We hope to meet you at one of these marvellous events in the coming weeks, if you’re around these parts...ENJOY :)

    on September the 8th I had:

    1 quart water
    masses of E3 Live
    1 cup energy soup with coconut chips stirred in, followed by a little raw chocolate
    3 cups water
    masses more E3 Live
    1 cup energy soup with coconut chips stirred in, followed by a tsp of goji powder – yummmm ;)
    3 cups water

    WOW. I am feeling SO blessed right now. I’m staying with my lovely raw foodie photographer/traveler friend Ellen near Vancouver and yesterday we went to visit an amazing local organic farm called ‘Two EEs’. We went first to the farm itself, where Ellen was shooting some pictures (here’s one of me in the bountiful, beautiful kale fields ;). I was in absolute BLISS out in the sun, picking fresh wild blackberries from the bushes, on this peaceful, abundant plot, surrounded in all directions by flourishing organic crops – WOW :)
    We then went to visit their nearby store, where they have all their produce out for sale. WOW. I have never seen ANYWHERE like this, in all my travels. I was totally blown away by the abundance, variety and incredibly reasonable prices. The stands are PACKED with huge, healthy vibrant, certified organic greens, at usually unheard-of prices, like 89 cents for a HUGE bunch of certified organic kale, 79 cents for lettuces, field cucumbers at 69cents each and so on :O :O :O What is HAPPENING here...????
    I was totally totally totally in awe of this place. As I said, I’ve literally never seen anywhere like it...and what was SO beautiful to see was that so many of the clientele appeared to be fairly ‘mainstream’ people, who perhaps didn’t even REALISE they were getting CERTIFIED organic produce at jaw-dropping prices – how beautiful is that? People dropping by and stocking up on masses of healthy fresh produce simply because it seems ‘cheap’ – and actually receiving amazing nutrient value at the same time. I LOVE it :)
    I got 2 HUGE, packed boxes of food – leafy greens, cucumbers, celery, beetroots, carrots, zucchini, bell peppers, peaches and so on, for $32 ;O :O :O (Yes, for those of you in the UK, that is around £16 – can you IMAGINE getting all your fruit/veggies for a WEEK for that amount???)
    I’m thinking that it would be worthwhile someone living in this area just to get their produce from this amazing farm, if you’re not into growing your own stuff ;) LOL...or to do a Juice Feast – WOW – where else could you get SUCH an amazing variety of organic foods for so little cash? Amazing…of course, I have no idea how much they have available in the winter here – for now at least though, I am LOVING Two EEs Farm ;) You can see their website HERE – ENJOY :)

    on September the 9th I had:
    1 quart water
    3 cups green juice: celery, cucumber, parsley, kale
    a yellow bell pepper with a little sauerkraut
    an ear of fresh corn
    a huge handful of fresh blackberries straight from the bushes
    3 cups water
    3 cups ‘energy soup’ with coconut chips stirred in and sauerkraut and flax crackers on the side, followed by a few goji berries
    2 cups water

    A little reminder:
    The latest RawReform Giveaway Contest closes on September the 21st.
    If you haven’t sent your entry in yet, we’d LOVE to hear from you ;) Here are the details again:

    The prize this month is a shiny new copy of 'SunFood Living' by John McCabe, an amazing raw food resource book with info on numerous other related topics too...NICE :)
    To be in with a chance of winning this encyclopedia-style, worldwide raw resource book, just send in your answer to the following question:

    'If you could live anywhere in the world as a healthy, happy raw foodist, where would it be and why...?'

    Send your answers in to angela@rawreform.com before September the 21st...and the winner shall be chosen at random and with blissful breathing sometime thereafter... ;)

    ALL love and squishy berry yumminess ;)
    Angelalalalalallalalaaaaaa. xxx

    Sunday, 7 September 2008

    Simply RAW :)))

    SO, we’re in Ottawa right now, where we’ve been enjoying the yumminess of the Simply Raw Festival. FUN :) It rained like CRAAAAAAZY here the first day of the festival and today we were blessed with gorgeous sun and masses of visitors to this AMAZING free raw food event. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I LOVE the work Natasha and Mark from Simply Raw carry out. They have graciously hosted this free festival every year for the last 3 years and they do SUCH a beautiful job, with SO much love, heart, presence and commitment. Absolutely gorgeous service in action to the raw food message ;) LOVE it...and what a GORGEOUS festie this has been...great speakers, great booths, great crowd, great food. Such a vibrant, fun celebration...we are SO blessed ;)
    Just imagine if free raw food events like this were happening all over the place :O It was so amazing to stand at our booth and see people literally wandering into the festival off the street, who seemed to have had NO exposure to raw foods before at all...of course, this inevitably led to being asked ‘the protein question’ a few times more often than usual, LOL ;) It’s all part of the game though and we were delighted to share all that we could. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and thanks as well to everyone who came along to our talks...we had great fun meeting you all :) I’ve uploaded a few pics from the event to Flickr – you can see those HERE (and to the right you can see a pic of myself and those gorgeous Raw Divas Amy and Tera ;)

    on September the 5th I had:

    1 quart water
    shot of E3 Live
    2 tsp wheatgrass powder
    2 cups water
    wraps: romaine lettuce, pine nut butter, bell pepper, dulse seaweed, sprouts. Followed by a little bowl of carob powder, lucuma powder, yacon powder, goji berries, water mixed together
    3 cups water
    2 shots of E3 Live
    3 tsp wheatgrass powder
    3 cups water

    OoooOoooo, we were SO excited to visit an amazing eco-fabric boutique here in Ottawa today, called ‘Adorit’ at 159 York Street, with gorgeous organic cotton and bamboo clothes along with reclaimed fabrics and fair-trade goodies from around the world. The shop is run by a super-yummy raw-licious young couple called Lucas and Emma – you can see a little about their store on their site HERE (at the moment though their site mostly covers their fair-trade work with people in Tibet). My favourite two other WONDERFUL online eco-clothing resources I’ve come across recently are:

    Adili (HUGE online eco-store in the UK)
    White Apricot (Equally enormous and fabulous US online eco-store)

    I am SO excited how many more eco-friendly clothing options seem to become available all the time now – we live in such exciting times ;)

    on September the 6th I had:

    1 quart water
    shot of E3 Live
    slice of pesto pizza with salad, followed by ½ a bag of freeze-dried durian
    2 cups water
    shot of wheatgrass, shot of E3 Live
    a raw cracker with sauerkraut, dulse and tahini, followed by ½ a bag of freeze-dried durian
    2 cups water
    1.5 cups veggie juice: celery, carrot, beetroot, ginger
    little bowl of hazelnut butter mixed with carob powder and lucuma powder
    2 cups water

    on September the 7th I had:

    1 quart water
    3 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, kale, parsley, carrot
    massssssses of E3 Live
    ½ plate of red bell pepper stuffed with fresh sprouts and tahini dressing, with a side of sunflower greens, followed by ½ a packet of freeze-dried durian
    1 quart water
    2 more shots of E3 Live
    the other half plate of stuffed pepper and sprouts, the other half packet of durian and a selection of raw chocolate nibbles
    3 cups water

    If you subscribe to the lovely Jinjee’s ‘Daily Raw Inspiration’ emails, you will have seen this message from her recently about the TV programme her beautiful troupe of raw vegan children have been creating, called ‘The Kidz’. They have posted the whole of the first episode onto YouTube for everyone to enjoy – I think this is SO cool :) The children made the WHOLE show themselves and they would love to make more - here’s how Jinjee described the project in her message:

    “...a show that conscious parents can enjoy with their kids, as well as a show that is vibrant and green enough to entertain indigo children! If you like it, if your children like it, sign up and inspire us to make more episodes of this series at http://www.TheGardenDiet.com/morekidz

    Here is the free Youtube version of Episode 1 of The Kidz, - Journey to Seal Island
    : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWgYt0Sp1HE

    You'll see our children, Raven, Jome, Shale and Adagio, in their first acting roles, playing four kids who set sail on their own nature adventures! You'll see them hiking, foraging, sailing, and fighting! You'll see sea elephants up close! You'll see Storm and Jinjee in their home office. And you'll see an animation that the kids did for an introduction to this show!”

    FUN – check it out HERE and enjoooooooooyyyyyyyyyy

    All love,
    Angela. xxx

    Thursday, 4 September 2008

    Enjoying the Flow...

    Talk Updates :)

    Well, well, well...we have a quite a bevy of exciting raw food talks and events coming up in the next few weeks. We’d LOVE to meet your starry self at any of them, if you’d care to join us... Here’s the plan (feel free to email other suggestions to angela@rawreform.com if you’d love for us to come and speak in YOUR area... ;)

    5-7th September – Ottawa, Ontario: Simply Raw Festival
    12th-14th September – Sedona, Arizona: Raw Spirit Festival
    17th September – Victoria, BC: I speak at Café Bliss
    17th September – Kansas City: Mr. M speaks
    18th September – Chicago, IL: Mr. M speaks
    20th September – Brighton, Michigan: Midwest EcoFestival

    21st September – Vancouver, BC: we both speak (details to come)
    27th September – London, England: Festival of Life
    3rd October – Brighton, England: we both speak at Manna Cafe

    We are currently planning a ‘European’ tour in October and November. We are in contact with organisations all over Europe, fixing up dates and ideas – if YOU are knocking about somewhere on this great continent and would love for us to come and squeeze some lemons, talk about colons or sing about leafy greens in a venue near YOU anytime soon, then please do drop us a line at angela@rawreform.com and we’ll do our best to include your vicinity in the plan...
    THANKS :)

    on September the 1st I had:

    1 quart water
    2 cups veggie juice: cucumber, celery, radish, cavello nero, romaine, ginger, endive, carrot
    2 cups ‘energy soup’ with coconut chips stirred in, followed by a little bowl of durian ice cream
    mug of rooibus tea
    1 quart water
    2 cups veggie juice: cucumber, celery, radish, cavello nero, romaine, ginger, endive, carrot
    ½ a pack of freeze-dried durian and a sachet of freeze-dried mangosteen
    3 cups water

    on September the 2nd I had:

    1 quart water
    mug of rooibus tea
    2 cups veggie juice: cucumber, celery, radish, cavello nero, romaine, ginger, endive, carrot
    2 cups ‘energy soup’ with coconut chips stirred in, followed by a little bowl of durian ice cream
    1 quart water
    1 cup veggie juice: cucumber, celery, radish, cavello nero, romaine, ginger, endive, carrot
    little bowl of durian ice cream
    mug of ‘choco’ tea
    2 cups water

    Hmmmm…unfortunately my pictures from Saf Restaurant turned out to be a little un-inspiring ;) My stills camera has been other-than-cooperative for some time now and I thought it had stopped being moody, yet apparently not ;) So, if you’d love to see some good photos of Saf, I suggest you check their website HERE ;)
    Instead, you can visit Ms. Magic’s fabulous photo blog HERE for some recent photos of the Monarch and I doing some impromptu DJ-ing at the Magic residence ;) FUN :)

    on September the 3rd I had:

    1 quart water
    mug of peppermint tea
    1.5 cups juice: cucumber, purslane, kale, parsley, green bell pepper, carrot, ginger
    2 cups ‘energy soup’ with coconut chips stirred in, followed by a little bowl of pecan butter stirred with lucuma powder, carob powder, goji berries and water – YUM :)
    mug of ‘choco’ tea
    1 quart water
    2 cups ‘energy soup’ with coconut chips stirred in, followed by a little bowl of durian ice cream
    mug of ‘choco’ tea
    3 cups water

    on September the 4th I had:

    1 quart water
    2 cups veggie juice: cucumber, endive, purslane, parsley, ginger, carrot
    2 tsp wheatgrass powder
    little bowl of durian ice cream
    2 cups water
    2 bell peppers, ½ a cucumber, ½ an avocado and 3 nori sheets, followed by YUMMY goji powder
    1 quart water
    3 tsp wheatgrass powder
    GORGEOUS almond 'dream bar' from Live restaurant in Toronto, along with a little macaroon and an amazing miniature 'popeye' jack fruit from Chinatown - WOW :)
    3 cups water

    Here's a yummy little reminder that came through on the free 'ThinkArete.com' daily email recently and really resonated for me - LOVE it ;

    "'Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens.
    Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering.
    Resistance creates suffering.
    Stress happens when your mind resists what is...The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.'

    ~ Dan Millman, 21st century philosopher from The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

    The Dalai Lama says basically exactly the same thing: "Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional."

    Are you suffering?
    If so, what are you resisting?
    Allow life to unfold…"

    Beautiful...:)))) You can sign up for the free ThinkArete daily emails HERE...ENJOY :)

    May you embrace your unfolding journey today with joy, love and giggles :)
    Angela. xxx