Saturday, 30 May 2009

Biting the Raw Apple in NYC ;)

The last few days have been INTENSE: after a wonderfully relaxing stay out in the woods at Ronora Lodge in Michigan, we have been in full-on festie/expo mode here in NYC the last couple of days, at the Raw Food/Yoga Expo - pheeeeeeeeew ;) Thanks to everyone who has come along to see us there - we'll be there all day tomorrow again, at the New Yorker Hotel, then we head off west again ;)
Here are a few recent pics:


With the lovely Ani Phyo

Mr. Monarch speaking in St. Louis


Me and Sproutman - YAY :)

With the gorgeous Penni Shelton in Tulsa

on May 29th I had:

1 quart water
1 Tbsp bee pollen
2 cups straight green juice
2 cups greens/apple/lemon/ginger juice
3 cups water
1lb cherries
2 cups ‘skin lover’ juice
2 cups greens with carrots juice
1.5 little pots of durian ice cream, handful of celestial cina–pecans
1 quart water

This came in recently on a 'Gift for Today' email from Hazelden - I thought you might enjoy it too ;)

"With ease we may express love to children, touched by their vulnerability, certain we'll not be bruised by rejection. If only we'd continue our free expression of love to all the child adults on our paths, we'd discover both exhilaration and the courage to face any event life passes our way."


oooOoooooooohhh, how wonderful to express freely, open-heartedly, honestly and lovingly, regardless of any anticipated outcome ;) Love it...


on May 30th I had:

1 quart water
double shot of ‘napalm in the morning’ spelt–grass special
1 quart greeeeeen juice
little chia pudding meal: chia, maca, freeze–dried durian, fresh blueberries, water, fresh cherries, vanilla powder
2 cups water
shot of wheatgrass
1 quart greeeeeeeen juice with carrot
2 little tubs of durian ice cream – one plain, one cinnamon, little handful of celestial cina–pecans
3 cups water
2 cups coconut water
2 cups water

Little Reminder: tomorrow (Sunday 31st), is the last day for the ‘Raw Emotions’ + ‘Superfoods’ books special offer. You can get both books right now for $34.95 rather than the usual price of $48.90 (saving $13.95)...
So, act now if you'd love to get your hands on these two exciting NEW raw lifestyle handbooks...

If you already own one of these books, you can still get in on this great deal and give the duplicate copy away... ;) Both of these books make wonderful gifts and have the potential to transform the lives of yourself and your loved ones.

To get a Special Offer Package of 'Raw Emotions' and 'Superfoods' for only $34.95, click HERE.

ENJOY :)
All love,
Miss Stokes. xxx

Friday, 29 May 2009

Join Our Team at Raw Spirit Fest :)

MmMmmm, exciting opportunity alert: would you love to come and help out at our ‘Raw Food World’ booth at the Santa Barbara Raw Spirit Festival next weekend – June 5–7th? We are looking for two more lovely helpers.
In return for helping out at the booth roughly half of each day, you will receive a complimentary admission pass for the whole festival. You will be working in a team of around 6 people – this will likely equate to working around 3–5 hours each day, from Friday to Sunday. Roles might include serving customers, answering questions, setting up and packing down the booth, re–stocking the booth, running miscellaneous errands and so on.
Accommodation and travel are not provided – camping is easily available onsite however. We would love to welcome two people to the team who are good communicators, honest, co–operative, diligent, fun, heart–centered, active, experienced with raw foods, quick–thinking, self–motivated and with high integrity. If that sounds like you and you’d love to join us for this event, please email angela@rawreform.com and let us know in one paragraph or less why you think you’d be ideal for this role – thanks ;)

on May the 27th I had:

1 quart water
chia meal: chia seed soaked in blended mango and water, with fresh cherries/strawberries and freeze–dried durian on the side
1 quart water
30 chlorella ‘nuts’
big salad: masses of fresh leafy greens smothered in a dressing (tahini, pumpkin seed butter, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, water, touch of Himalayan salt and stevia), followed by a little ‘Yoga Bar’ from Everything Raw
3 cups water

Here are two little gems of insight that people shared with me recently on our travels that I’d love to pass on:

i) via Betsy, the raw reflexologist in Michigan: many people carry ‘S.H.O.U.L.D’s on their S.H.O.U.L.Ders’ – see the connection? I’d never noticed that before, that the word ‘shoulders’ carries a 'hidden should’ ;) I see the imagery of people walking around feeling ‘the weight of the world on their shoulders’, concerned about all the things they feel they ‘should’ do... Mmmmmm...personally I very rarely use the word ‘should’ towards myself or anyone else – every moment is a choice ;)

ii) I loved a recent conversation with a young raw couple in which they conveyed their current intention to no longer eat ‘anything with a barcode on it’ ;) lol – I love that...such a great image...I often share in our talks a saying from my friend Kathy that in the supermarkets ‘the middle aisles will kill you’ – this barcode imagery resonates along the same lines for me – how many barcodes do we see in nature...??? ;)

on May the 28th I had:

1 quart water
30 chlorella ‘nuts’
chia meal: chia + maca powder stirred into gel with water, stevia powder, vanilla powder, carob powder, fresh cherries, dried durian pieces and fresh strawberries
1 quart water
10 chlorella ‘nuts’
big salad: masses of fresh leafy greens smothered in a dressing (tahini, almond butter, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, water, touch of Himalayan salt and stevia), followed by a little ‘Yoga Bar’ from Everything Raw
3 cups water

Un petit reminder: the current RawReform Giveaway Contest to win a signed copy of my book ‘Raw Emotions’ closes next week, on June 3rd. If you haven’t already submitted an entry for this contest and you’d love to take part, here is a recap of the details:

To be in with a chance of wrapping your digits around a physical copy of this love tome, please email in your answer to the following Q:

  • What is your TOP suggestion for handling food cravings?

    Send your answer to 'angela@rawreform.com' and the winner shall be picked at random and with startling efficiency around the beginning of June...

  • All felicitations, meandering delights and open-hearted joy,
    Miss Stokes. xxx

    Wednesday, 27 May 2009

    'Raw Emotions' and 'Superfoods' Special Offer :)

    Hello dearlings, here below are a few excitement-fuelled little announcements from my recent newsletter, in case you didn't receive that (you can sign up for my free newsletter in the little box on the right side of the RawReform site HERE if you're not subscribed already... ;)

    ----------

    I am VERY excited to announce that we have a VERY special offer for you right now:

    You can get my book 'Raw Emotions' ($29.95 Value), and 'Superfoods', by David Wolfe ($18.95 Value), for only $34.95 :) (A saving of $13.95.) This offer is only available for 5 Days...until May 31st. So, act now if you'd love to get your hands on these two exciting NEW raw lifestyle handbooks...

    If you already own one of these books, you can still get in on this great deal and give the duplicate copy away... ;) Both of these books make wonderful gifts and have the potential to transform the lives of yourself and your loved ones.

    To get your Special Offer Package of 'Raw Emotions' and 'Superfoods' for only $34.95, click HERE.


    on May the 24th I had:

    1 quart water
    mug of cranberry/apple tea
    1.25 quarts veggie juice: cucumber, celery, mixed greens, romaine, carrot, lemon
    big baby green leafy salad with dressing (tahini, almond butter, apple cider vinegar, lemon, water, Hawaiian fire salt), kim chi, baby carrots, dulse, nori flax crackers, followed by 1 Tbsp Goji Bliss
    3 cups water
    3 cups green smoothie: strawberries, grapes, ½ banana, masses of mixed leafy greens
    3 cups water


    Mr. M and I are all over the US at the moment giving talks and presenting at festivals. Thanks to EVERYONE who has been coming out to play ;) Here are some of our upcoming speaking engagements, if you’d love to come and connect in person:

    *May 29th–31st, NYC – Yoga and Raw Food Expo

    *June 5–7th, Santa Barbara, CA

    *June 20–21st, Central Point, OR – Raw Union Festival and our Wedding *July 7th, San Antonio, TX
    *July 10th, Dallas, TX

    *July 12th, Downers Grove, IL
    *July 14th, Livonia, MI
    *July 25th, Kansas City, MO

    *August 21–23rd, Fort Bragg, CA
    *August 24th, Healdsburg, CA

    *August 26th, Sacramento, CA


    You can see full details for all these events over on Mr. M’s site HERE. There will be more dates added along the way too.
    If you would love to help us set up a talk in YOUR area, or help publicise an event in your area, please email angela@rawreform.com and we'll see what we can co-create ;) We'd especially love to hear from anyone in the Oregon/N. California/WA state area about helping to post flyers etc for Raw Union - thanks :)


    on May the 25th I had:

    1 quart water
    1.25 quarts greeeeen juice: celery, kale, pineapple
    2 cups water
    40 chlorella ‘nuts’
    big baby green leafy salad with dressing (tahini, almond butter, apple cider vinegar, lemon, water, Hawaiian fire salt), kim chi, baby carrots, dulse, nori flax crackers, followed by 1 Tbsp Goji Bliss
    1 quart water
    water from one young coconut with Greener Grasses powder
    big baby green leafy salad with dressing (tahini, walnut butter, apple cider vinegar, lemon, water, Hawaiian fire salt), kim chi, sun–dried tomatoes, dulse, nori flax crackers, followed by oatmeal cookies topped with YUMMY orange carob spread :)
    3 cups water


    on May the 26th I had:

    1 quart water
    mug of rooibos tea
    ½ a pineapple cut in chunks, 2 segment of a grapefruit (eeeeeew – I still do NOT like grapefruit – was testing ;)
    3 cups smoothie: coconut meat, strawberries, celery, Greener Grasses powder. YUMMY :)
    1 quart water
    1 Tbsp bee pollen, 30 chlorella ‘nuts’
    big green leafy salad with dressing (tahini, pumpkin seed butter, apple cider vinegar, water), with baby carrots and sun-dried tomatoes on the side, followed by 1 Tbsp of Goji Bliss
    3 cups water


  • Taking place immediately after the Raw Union festival is the Raw Honeymoon Retreat, from June 22nd - June 28th.

    Every day of the retreat, there is a full–yet–flexible schedule of classes and activities, hosted by Ken Brown, Peggy McDonnell (the owners of Angel's Health Farm), Matt Monarch, and Angela Stokes. Within this week–long time frame, we will cover EVERYTHING that we believe can help empower you into a dynamic, focused, enjoyable new healthy lifestyle. Click HERE for the full Retreat Program Outline. The price of this week-long Retreat is $1995 and includes room, board, food and the entire fun-filled 'Healthy Living' Program.

    This is going to be a fun-filled, inspiring educational week :)

    Space is limited to 25 participants on the retreat. Onsite accommodation ranges from luxury private rooms to a four–person dorm. Accommodation is designated on a first–come, first–served basis, so those who sign up sooner get the first choice of rooms...

    You can reserve your retreat space by clicking HERE.

  • All blissings and vibrancy with you and through you,
    Miss Stokes. xxx

    Saturday, 23 May 2009

    Raw Food Employment and Events :)

    Here's a fun job opportunity for anyone looking to join a fabulous, young, expanding raw food company in Patagonia, AZ: the gorgeous people at Vivapura are seeking to hire a full-time, switched-on, dynamic office angel or wizard ;) The role includes handling phone and internet orders, packing and sending out orders, managing the in-house retail store and providing general office assistance...9am-4pm Mon-Fri, starting now ;)
    Vivapura owners Ivri, Chris and Chris would love to welcome someone with the following kind of energy:


    "Joyful spirit, happy to receive guidance and feedback from others, knowledge & enthusiasm for raw
    superfoods, great personal communication skills, willingness to learn, enjoyment of “handling the details.” Recreational drug (“medicine”) free, aligned with the “Live Pure” lifestyle. Experience working in an office environment. Good customer relation skills. Proficiency in general computer skills. Ability to multi-task. Organized & efficient."

    You can find out more about their products and company at www.vivapura.net and if you're interested in the position, contact Ivri on 520-394-0096 or
    ivri (at) vivapura.net - trusting that this may be divine alignment for one of you lovebugs out there... ;)

    on May the 21st I had:

    1 quart water
    2 cups coconut water blended with Greener Grasses
    pot of yummy seaweed salad with half an avocado and flax/veggie cracker samples
    1 quart water
    40 chlorella ‘nuts’
    1 quart water

    PHEW...the last three days were FULL–ON ;) Mr. M and I just did three speaking events in three days – Kansas, Tulsa, St. Louis – thanks to ALL the wonderful people who came out to play and share the evenings with us – it is SUCH a pleasure to connect with all you vibrant
    beings :) You can check out videos of some of the lovely people we have been meeting recently over on The Raw Food World TV Show HERE.
    We are now settled into a gorgeous little private cabin in the woods for a few days before our next events – YAY :) We’ll be in Chicago next Tuesday, the 26th, then enjoying a full yoga/raw food expo over in NYC all of next weekend – 29–31st. As ever, you can see all of our upcoming events on Mr. M’s page HERE – we hope to see you somewhere along the line :)


    on May the 22nd I had:

    1 quart water
    pot of yummy seaweed salad with half an avocado and 5 brazil nuts, followed by three yummy little oat/apple cookies
    1 quart water
    30 chlorella ‘nuts’

    romaine wraps stuffed with avocado, dulse and clover sprouts, followed by a Tbsp of Goji Bliss
    3 cups water


    on May the 23rd I had:

    1 quart water
    3 cups green juice: kale, apple, lemon
    romaine wraps stuffed with avocado, dulse and baby greens, with red bell pepper ‘chips’ on the side, followed by 1 Tbsp Goji Bliss
    3 cups water

    20 chlorella ‘nuts’
    romaine wraps stuffed with avocado, dulse, tomato, kim chi and baby greens, with flax crackers and baby carrots on the side, followed by 1 Tbsp Goji Bliss
    mug of cranberry–apple tea
    3 cups water

    OoOoOooooo, fun news for anyone in the UK/Europe eager to get their fingers wrapped around a copy of Raw Emotions – I had a stack of 15 of them sent out to the UK and you can order them NOW, if you’d love to get one without ordering from the US ;) They are £23 each and we also have a nice little stash of other goodies in the UK you might like to delve into – here’s the current list:

    'Raw Emotions' by Angela Stokes - £23 each
    ‘Raw Success’ by Matt Monarch - £10 each
    ‘Raw Spirit’ by Matt Monarch - £8 each
    ‘How to Go Raw for Weight Loss’ by Angela Stokes - £5 each

    ‘Revealing the Physical Changes’ by Angela Stokes - £5 each
    ‘A Juice Feaster’s Handbook’ by Angela Stokes - £5 each
    'Become Younger' by Norman Walker - £5
    ‘Absolutely Abeba’s’ raw cracker recipe book - £5 each
    'Raw Foods for Busy People' Book - £8
    'Raw Foods for Busy People 2 - Green Magic' -
    £8
    'Raw Greek' by Gina Panayi - £10
    'Fresh' by Sergei and Valya Boutenko - £9
    'Detox Delights' by Shazzie -
    £5
    Nut Milk Bags - £6 each
    Chia Seeds, 454g (1lb) bags - £7 each
    'Raw Food Made Easy' by Jennifer Cornbleet - £11
    'Sprout Garden' by Sproutman - £8
    'Ani's Raw Food Kitchen' by Ani Phyo -
    £12

    Be warned - with some of these books there is only one copy left and it’s going to be a case of first come, first served, so if you’re in the UK/Europe/that side of the world and would love any of the above, just email angela@rawreform.com asap with your list of desired goodies and an address to send them to and we can get things moving on over to you... ;)
    (If you’re unfamiliar with any of the products above and would love to read more about them first, you can always do a check for them on store.rawreform.com ;)

    All love and wonderment,
    Miss Stokes. xxx

    Wednesday, 20 May 2009

    Annie Jubb joins Raw Union - YAY :)

    OoOooooooo, I’m VERY excited to say that the lovely Annie Jubb is now going to be joining us at the Raw Union festie :) Annie also happens to be an ordained minister (like Dr. Wolfe – what a fabulously talented community this is ;)...and she will be offering a blessing at our wedding ceremony, bringing in some more divine feminine energy to the occasion – love it :) Annie also tells us that Spirit downloaded names for myself and Mr. M to her and she is going to pass those on to us at the wedding – I’m excited to hear those :)
    ...AaAaAaaaaaand, I’m thrilled to share that Ms. Jubb will also be helping to head up the Goddess Gathering circle the evening before the wedding, where all the women will be welcomed to join in circle for sacred singing and sharing something from their experience as a ‘gift’ to the marriage. The men will also be doing something similar to this, in a separate men's gathering. It is truly going to be a powerful experience and gives everyone the opportunity to be involved in the ceremony, acting as wise council. We are so EXCITED and delighted to have Annie's participation. YAY :)
    If you don’t have your tickets for the weekend festie yet, you can still get early–bird passes at www.RawUnion.com - we hope to see you there – it’s only a MONTH away now – eeeeeeeeeeeek ;)

    on May the 17th I had:

    1 quart water
    water of 2 young coconuts with Greener Grasses
    romaine wraps stuffed with avo, dulse, tomatoes and masses of sprouts, followed by half a raw oatmeal cookie
    1 quart water
    yummy chia pudding meal: chia/maca soaked in coconut water with pieces of fresh mango, cherries, blackberries and young coconut ‘meat’
    1 quart water


    on May the 18th I had:

    1 quart water
    water of 2 young coconuts blended with Greener Grasses powder
    yummy meal of homemade raw pizza with fresh salad
    1 quart water
    1 quart veggie juice: celery, romaine, cucumber, carrot
    big chunk of GORGEOUS strawberry raw cheesecake
    3 cups water


    Mr. M and I recently went to visit Steve Prussack of Raw Vegan Radio and recorded a little ‘Raw Union’ interview in his home studio – fun ;) The interview is up on his site now – you can listen to it HERE – it’s about 45 minutes long – enjoy :)


    on May the 19th I had:

    1 quart water
    mug of rooibos tea
    shot of wheatgrass juice
    2 cups water
    3 cups energy soup with Lydia’s Luna Crackers
    1 quart water
    2 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, parsley, spinach, ginger, lemon
    fresh cherries with a chunk of strawberry cheesecake
    3 cups water


    on May the 20th I had:

    1 quart water
    water of 2 young coconuts with Greener Grasses
    2 little apples, 4 Tbsp bee pollen with hemp seeds
    1 quart water
    a big apple
    handful of chlorella ‘nuts’
    1 quart water
    1lb cherries
    2 cups water

    You may recall in my last blog post I mentioned the wonderfully fun visit we had with Markus Rothkranz in Las Vegas ;) Well, in case you missed Mr. M’s video of our adventures at ‘Markusworld’, here below is a link to the vid – you can see that Mr. M was clearly very inspired by Markus’s creative flow ;) I think this is my favourite TRFW TV show so far ;)


    ENJOY :)
    All love,
    Angela. xxx

    Sunday, 17 May 2009

    Raw Living in Las Vegas... ;)

    WELL...we survived Vegas ;) We actually had great fun, even if it is the scariest place I’ve ever been ;) Aside from exposing our beings a little to the lights, crowds, enormous buildings, colours, smells, astro–turf lawns and base chakra energies of ‘The Strip’ and beyond, we also enjoyed some choicer adventures... We had a lovely visit to the abode of Steve Pavlina and his wife Erin for an enlightening lunch (you can see a little video of our visit on TheRawFoodWorld.tv HERE).


    on May the 14th I had:

    1 quart water
    little glass of orange juice
    2 Tbsp E3 Live
    a sweeeeet little honeydew melon with a chunk of watermelon
    1 quart water
    30 chlorella ‘nuts’
    a couple of durian pods, water of two young coconuts with a handful of rawnola cereal
    1 quart water

    We also went to see the fabulous aqua-spectacular show ‘Le RĂªve’/’The Dream’ (similar to a Cirque de Soleil production) – WOW :O I always absolutely LOVE seeing shows like this as it is SO amazing to me to see what the human body is capable of doing, with some training ;) There were around 50 people in the show and they all seemed to be astonishingly fit and supple...totally awe–inspiring – the dancing, the acrobatics, the lifts, turns, drops and dives...I love it...you can see a little preview of the show HERE – absolutely jaw–dropping...


    on May the 15th I had:

    1 quart water
    2 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, carrot
    yummy raw meal with the Pavlinas: different salads with ranch dressing and flax crackers, plus pineapple/raspberry/banana fruit salad with a slice of strawberry/coconut pie
    1 quart water
    2 cups young coconut water blended with Greener Grasses powder
    ‘pina colada’ chia pudding meal: chia/maca powder soaked in water, mixed with fresh mulberries, pineapple chunks, young coconut ‘noodles’, goji berries
    3 cups water


    on May the 16th I had:

    1 quart water
    3 cups coconut water with Greener Grasses powder
    mono–meal of a yummmmmy durian
    1 quart water
    water of one coconut with Greener Grasses
    romaine wraps stuffed with avo, dulse, tomatoes and masses of sprouts, followed by half an oatmeal cookie :)
    3 cups water


    We also had WONDERFUL fun in Vegas staying at the home of Mr. Markus Rothkranz. WOW ;O Now, I have travelled all over the world and stayed in countless hundreds of houses...and I have NEVER seen a place like this ;)
    Markus is truly an extraordinarily talented person. If you’re not familiar with his work, you might like to check out his ‘GoRawNow.com’ site to start with – I was impressed seeing his ‘Hollywood’–style raw videos a couple of years back – however NOTHING compared to actually being at his house and directly encountering his artistic creativity...his house is literally like an art gallery or museum, with stunning photo–realistic paintings lining the walls, 4–foot long model galleons with moving parts, scaled models of movie sets and a whole collection of DVDs – ALL made by Markus... One of his latest DVDs is an inspiring documentary showing how to make your own Solar Power system for your house (which is the power source for Markus’ own place) – we actually sell that DVD on our site HERE.
    Markus worked as a special effects artist on many big films such as ‘Total Recall’ and ‘Die Hard’...he says he has been painting since before he could walk...plus he has just finished his first book (which spans 20 years of health research)...and he’s also just launched his own product line of cleansing/nutritional items...he is truly a creativity powerhouse...
    We were extremely blessed to get to play in his costume department – you can see some of the results below ;) LOVE this ‘Renaissance Wench’ outfit – I want to dress like this all the time, please :) Thanks, Markus for such a fun visit :)







    All love,
    The Renaissance Wench and The Pirate. xxx

    Wednesday, 13 May 2009

    WIN a Signed Copy of 'Raw Emotions' :)

    Yeeeeeeeeee–HAH, in this month’s RawReform Giveaway Contest you can win a copy of my shiny yummy new book 'Raw Emotions', signed with my very own actual hand ;) To be in with a chance of wrapping your digits around a physical copy of this love tome, please email in your answer to the following Q:

  • What is your TOP suggestion for handling food cravings?

    Send your answer to 'angela@rawreform.com' and the winner shall be picked at random and with startling efficiency around the beginning of June...

  • There have already been masses of amazing contest entries coming in from my newsletter announcement – thanks :) If you’re not signed up for my main newsletter, you can do that HERE and be the first to know about contests like this...

    on May the 11th I had:

    1 quart water
    3 cups veggie juice: spinach, romaine, fennel, carrot
    3 romaine wraps stuffed with avo/dulse/tomato/sprouts etc, followed by a little persimmon ice cream
    3 cups water
    double shot of E3 Live
    fresh cherries with chia–maca pudding (chia mixed with maca powder and water)
    2 cups water

    …and if you’re on my newsletter list, you’ll also already know abt Mr. M’s outstanding ‘At Cost’ and ‘Below Cost’ offers for this month :) I thought I’d share them here too in case anyone missed them, so here we go:

    ‘At Cost’
    *Coconut Butter
    *Cacao Bliss

    *Lucuma Powder (YUMMMMMMMMMM)

    *Brazil Nuts


    ‘Below Cost’
    *Dried Durian
    *Nutiva’s Hemp Protein Enviro Pack, 30oz


    A message from Mr. M:
    To access these offers, click the link below, or type - wddg - in the search field at the top right hand corner of www.TheRawFoodWorld.com.

    Additionally, you can redeem this coupon at www.TheRawFoodWorld.com by typing in - WEDDING - in the coupon number section, to get an additional 7% off your order. This coupon will be good through May 31st 2009 and can be redeemed at:
    www.TheRawFoodWorld.com

    You can get 12% off your order and ALL FUTURE ORDERS by joining the Inner Circle Community HERE for ONLY $9.97 a month.


    on May the 12th I had:

    1 quart water
    2 cups veggie juice: spinach, romaine, fennel, carrot
    fresh fruit salad (strawberries, blueberries, cherries, mango, blackberries) with a dollop of chia–maca pudding (chia mixed with maca powder and water)
    3 cups water
    2 cups veggie juice: spinach, romaine, fennel, carrot
    1 tbsp bee pollen
    meal at Au Lac restaurant (YUMMMMMMMMMMMM) – shared meal of ‘De La Mamma’, ‘Fried Chicks’, ‘Donut Holes’ and ‘Frozen Strawberry Pie’ – soooooooo GOOD – we love Chef Ito :))))
    3 cups water


    on May the 13th I had:

    1.5 quarts water
    2 Tbsp bee pollen
    little bowl of chopped apple with chia/maca pudding, soaked in a ‘juice’ made by blending cherimoya/romaine/spinach/alfalfa/water, then passing that mixture through a nut milk bag...yum ;)
    3 cups water
    40 chlorella ‘nuts’
    1 quart veggie juice: spinach, celery, cucumber, parsley, carrot
    cup of energy soup and mini pot of spicy salad, followed by a slice of gorgeous raw lemon cheesecake
    2 cups water

    OoOooo, I’m excited to say that we now have raw ice cream for sale in the Raw Food World store :) I’ve been LOVING raw ice cream lately in the hot weather here and now we’re able to supply it to everyone :) YUMMMMMY :)
    There are five delicious flavours: chocolate, vanilla, goji berry, mint–chocolate chip, mango and it is smooooth, creamy and gorgeous. Even non–raw people seem to LOVE it – Matt filmed his brother and other family members doing a taste test of the chocolate ice cream a few days ago and they said it tasted ‘just like the real stuff’ to them ;) Very cool – you can see that video HERE and you can get a goodie pack of 12 pints of ice cream HERE.

    ENJOY ;)

    All love,
    Miss Stokes. xxx

    Sunday, 10 May 2009

    Yummy Raw Food Events :)

    WELL, Mr. M and myself are just back from another little jaunt to our warehouse in Ojai, where our vehicle once again got totally packed to the doors with yummy things to bring on tour...yes, we're setting off on a trip again this week - our upcoming events are as follows:

    *May 13th, Weds - Santa Ana, CA
    *May 20th, Weds - Kansas City, MO

    *May 21st, Thurs - Tulsa,
    OK
    *May 22nd, Fri - St Louis, MO

    *May 26th, Tues - Chicago, IL

    *May 29th-31st - New York City, NY - 'New Life' Raw Food and Yoga Expo

    *June 5-7th - Santa Barbara, CA - 'Raw Spirit Fest'


    This is the last little tour we'll be doing before our wedding at the Raw Union festie...so catch us now or forever hold your peace ;) lol - we will definitely be on tour again though after our marriage, from July sometime most likely...for now you can see all the full details for the above events on Mr. M's event page HERE...we hope to see you somewhere along the way... :)
    ...and if there's somewhere you'd love to hear us speak from July onwards and you're willing to help organise the event, please email us at angela@rawreform.com and we'll see what we can co-create...

    on May the 8th I had:

    1 quart water
    2 cups mixed sprouts/carrot juice
    2 Tbsp bee pollen
    2 little orange mangoes
    3 cups water
    2 cups spinach/fennel/romaine/carrot juice
    2 romaine wraps stuffed with avocado, dulse, tomatoes, mixed sprouts, followed by samples of three new raw ice cream flavours: goji, mango, vanilla – YUMMMM :)
    mug of rose tulsi tea
    2 cups water

    If anyone out there has a huuuuuuuge tent they'd love to lend us for the Raw Union event, we'd be very excited to hear from you abt that too ;) We're looking for a very large tented area (e.g. 40' x 100') to accommodate the post-wedding party, with hundreds of attendees under one canopy ;) If that sounds like something you feel confident to cover, or have suggestions for, please drop us a line at angela@rawreform.com. Thanks :)
    BTW - if you intend to be at the festie and have not yet got your tickets, it would be a BIG help for the food planners to know attendee numbers for the wedding celebration sooner rather than later (so we can be sure we have enough yummies for all ;), so please hop on over HERE and reserve your spaces if you haven't done so already - thank you :)

    on May the 9th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    double shot wheatgrass juice
    farmers’ market fruit fest: basket of GORGEOUS fresh mulberries, half a medium cherimoya, little handful of cherries
    2 cups water
    3 romaine wraps stuffed with avocado, dulse, tomatoes, mixed sprouts, followed by samples of three new raw ice cream flavours: goji, mango, vanilla – YUMMMM :)
    2 cups water
    2 cups green smoothie: papaya, cherimoya, assorted greens and sprouts :)
    1 cup water


    on May the 10th (Happy Mother's Day to all the US mamas ;) I loved:

    1 quart water
    double shot of wheatgrass juice
    3 romaine wraps stuffed with avocado, dulse, tomatoes, mixed sprouts, followed by samples of three new raw ice cream flavours: goji, mango, vanilla, with a little fresh fruit salad
    3 cups water
    3 cups veggie juice: cucumber, celery, fennel, spinach, parsley, carrot
    big bowl of berry fruit salad with chia gel and pieces of persimmon ice cream = YUM :)
    3 cups water

    Here are some of my recent pictures - I've been having fun learning to use the stills camera ;)


    Arriving back to the beautiful California coastline after our last trip north - love it :)


    Orange trees - not sure if you can see all the fruit in this pic -
    California is so ABUNDANT in citrus ;)

    Walking to the river on Storm and Jinjee's eco-village land in Ojai.


    Mr. M, Jinjee and Christopher rock-hopping at the river ;)


    The beautiful natural swimming hole at the raw vegan village...



    Mr. M in the wild ;)


    Contemplating...


    Check out the aura ;)

    All love and shiny blessings,
    Miss Stokes. xxx

    Thursday, 7 May 2009

    Raw Emotions on Amazon :)

    OOOoooo, I’m excited :) My book Raw Emotions is now up on Amazon for sale – I really feel like a 'real' author now ;) You can see it HERE...and perhaps, if you’ve read it already, you might LOVE to share a review on Amazon? That would be SUPER–appreciated and I will send huge energetic hugs and love to you (well, I do that every morning anyway – I’ll send even more... ;)
    I received SUCH a sweet little message about 'Raw Emotions' yesterday from Alex Ortner (from the Simply Raw reversing diabetes movie). Alex is currently reading the book and wrote:

    “Let me just say that your new book...ROCKS! I've only read about 1/3 of it so far (not much extra time with a baby) but I think it's a fantastic book. I'm REALLY big into understanding the reasons for why we do what we do...and I LOVE that your book takes a real and honest look into understanding the connections between food and emotions.

    It is VERY well written. Sometimes I think that people get too lost worrying about raw food and don't understand the emotional and spiritual things going on behind their eating. I'm big into raw food but I don't think that you can really help somebody unless you look at the reasons for why people eat what they eat.

    So, in short, really like the book. I think it's the best book I've read on raw food. :)”


    Alex Ortner

    http://www.Rawfor30days.com


    Wow, THANKS, Alex :)))
    If you haven't got hold of this juicy book yet, you can invest in a copy of Raw Emotions HERE – enjoy :)

    on May the 6th I had:

    1 quart water
    shotglass of orange juice
    2 cups greeeeen juice: nettles, fennel, parsley, dandelion, romaine, spinach, Jerusalem artichoke, carrot
    3 romaine wraps stuffed with cucumber mush, dulse, tomatoes, masses of sprouts, followed by a little slice of Mr. M’s birthday ice cream cake (sans chocolat layer ;)
    1 quart water
    2 tbsp E3 Live
    2 romaine wraps stuffed with cucumber mush, dulse, tomatoes, masses of sprouts, followed by a little persimmon ice cream
    3 cups water

    Well, while we’re on the subject of Mr. Ortner and the Simply Raw film, here’s a timely little reminder that the current fabulous bonus giveaway offer for the Simply Raw DVD ends TOMORROW (Friday May 8th), at midnight.
    If you order the DVD before the deadline, you will receive a handsome reward of over 53 different bonus extras to expand your brain cells, like e–books, audios and other yummy offers...you actually even receive the whole of Mr. M’s ‘Raw Success’ E–book and my whole ‘Revealing the Physical Changes’ e–book as part of the package – BARGAIN ;)
    To get in on the action before midnight tomorrow, click HERE.


    on May the 7th I had:

    1 quart water
    5oz orange juice
    2 cups veggie juice: celery, cucumber, fennel, Jerusalem artichoke, dandelion, parsley, fenugreek greens, beetroot, carrot
    2 tbsp bee pollen
    3 cups water
    fingertip of royal jelly
    3 cups lemon drink: blended water with lemon juice, stevia powder, added zinc angstrom minerals liquid (thanks si*star* Michelle for the recipe inspiration ;)
    2 Tbsp E3 Live
    bowl of fruit salad with raw ice cream (blueberries, blackberries, fresh mulberries, cherimoya)
    2 cups water

    OoOoOoo, opportunities abounding today...the tremendous Tree of Life centre in Arizona would love you to know that they have some exciting employment openings to share...check these out:

    *Admin Assistant to Gabriel Cousens (OoOoOoo la la, imagine ;)
    *Colonic Hydrotherapist/ Licensed Massage Therapist (NICE :)
    *Licensed Massage Therapist (Mmmmmmmm…)
    *Vegan Live Food Chef (HURRAY :)
    *Sprout/ Farm/ Garden Worker (Ooooo, I’d choose this one ;)
    *Cafe Seva - 3 Month Minimum
    *Garden Seva - 3 Month Minimum

    All positions require at least a two year commitment of joy...all details can be eyeballed HERE: www.treeoflife.nu/employ
    …and while we’re on the subject of fun activities at the Tree, the next round of their fabulous–sounding ‘Conscious Gardening’ course is coming up very soon...May 17–23, then also August 23–29 or October 25–31 – learn how to grow your own fresh, vibrant, loved–up, nutrient–packed food in greenhouses or fields... :) See HERE: www.treeoflife.nu/consciousgardening
    ENJOY :)

    All love,
    Miss Stokes. xxx

    Wednesday, 6 May 2009

    Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse Results... ;)

    PHEW…well, I’m out the other side of the liver cleanse now ;) It went well and I feel back on form now...Monday was a bit intense, releasing masses of old junk from my liver and moving verrrryyyy slowly with very low energy...
    Many of you have been asking for details of the actual ‘flush’ part of the liver cleanse...so here’s what I did, based on Andreas Moritz’s ‘The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush’ book.

    *First 6 days, added in 32oz of apple/beet juice to my usual routines. (The malic acid in the apples softens up any stones in the liver/gall bladder, for easier release.)
    *Day 7, drank 32oz apple juice, stopped eating in the middle of the day. Mixed up 24oz of water with 4 Tbsp Epsom salts, then divided that solution into four 6oz glasses. (This mixture dilates the bile ducts.)
    6pm, drank first Epsom salts drink, 8pm the next Epsom salts drink. 10pm, mixed 4oz olive oil with 4oz fresh grapefruit juice, stood by bed, drank that mixture, immediately laid down and drifted off to sleep.
    *Day 8, awoke 6am, drank third Epsom salts drink, 8am drank fourth and final Epsom salts drink. Body into full releasing mode by then and feeling a little nauseous ;)

    Read on below for some of my liver cleanse results/observations... ;)

    on May the 3rd I had:

    1 quart water
    1lb cherries
    handful of fresh mixed sprouts
    2 cups water
    3 romaine wraps stuffed with cucumber mush, dulse, tomato etc, followed by a little handful of pieces of Rawnola
    2 cups water
    1 quart apple juice
    6oz water with Epsom salts
    6oz water with Epsom salts
    2 cups water
    8oz olive oil with grapefruit juice


    on May the 4th I had:

    6oz water with Epsom salts
    1 quart water
    6oz water with Epsom salts
    1 cup strong veggie juice – nettles, fennel, spinach, carrot
    3 cups water
    a fingertip of royal jelly
    a YUMMY honeydew melon
    1 quart water
    2 tbsp bee pollen
    3 cups hardcore green juice
    a couple of spoonfuls of ‘Monarch apple meal’ mixture, ½ an apple and a handful of Pakistani mulberries
    3 cups water


    Here are some of the things I observed about this liver cleansing process:

    *I was surprised that along with the green stones/sludge etc, I seemed to also be releasing a lot of ‘foam’ after the cleanse. I looked this up and while there seem to be many different opinions out there abt what this foam represents, Mr. Moritz himself states this is a form of ‘cholesterol crystals’ – interesting ;)
    *My energy was verrrrryyyyy very low on Monday, the day of the last Epsom salts drinks/releasing. Reading more of Mr. Moritz’s musings, I saw that he describes this procedure as akin to the liver and gallbladder undergoing ‘major surgery’ (albeit non–invasive)...mmmm, that resonated for me...while I’ve never had any surgery, I could sense that this had had a big impact on my body and it wanted time to recover.
    *It was very challenging for me to eat anything other than simple fruits on the ‘release’ day of the cleanse. I attempted to eat a blended apple/tahini/dried mulberry meal with Mr. M in the evening and just couldn’t do it. I ate abt 2 spoonfuls and couldn’t go anymore ;) My body was suddenly ‘demanding’ that I chew everything ENTIRELY thoroughly before swallowing (which it is usually very clear about anyway – now it felt like a super–strict demand ;) It literally took me about 10 minutes to chew down half an apple...I couldn’t deal with much more than that, except a few gorgeous fresh mulberries ;)
    *As I write this, it is two mornings after the release and I feel back on form again, I’m happy to say ;) Not sure if/when I’ll do a liver cleanse again...I really don’t enjoy the Epsom salts part of the protocol...(rubbing half a lemon over the tastebuds immediately after drinking the Epsom salts mixture definitely helps me though, along with downing the mixture very quickly ;) ...we shall see...I just do these cleanses when I feel drawn to do so...so, for now I trust that my liver and gallbladder are feeling sparklier and appreciated this release session ;)


    on May the 5th I had:

    1 quart water
    shotglass of fresh orange juice
    2 cups greeeen juice: celery, parsley, fennel, dandelion, Jerusalem artichokes, romaine lettuce
    an apple, 3 tbsp bee pollen with hemp seeds
    2 cups celery, cucumber, parsley, spinach, carrot juice
    2 cups water
    raw desserts feast: coconut water with strawberry cheesecake at Cru, plus handmade ‘cookies’ from Ani Phyo ;)
    2 cups water

    OoOoOooo, FUN: yesterday we met the gorgeous Ani Phyo for dinner at Cru raw restaurant in LA and (rather appropriately) enjoyed desserts together, as Ani picked the winner of a copy of her latest book ‘Ani’s Raw Food Desserts’, from all the entries recently sent in to the RawReform Giveaway :)
    You can see a video of Ani picking the winner HERE on TheRawFoodWorld.tv. I’m delighted to announce that the blessed recipient of the book is Heather Harper in Mexico City – CONGRATS, Heather :)
    Heather actually sent in TWO favourite recipes, which she says she loves to share with her 2 year old daughter. Here are the recipes:

    Banana, I Scream!

    4 frozen bananas

    1 extra ripe and spotty banana

    1/2 cup chia gel

    1/14 cup walnuts (topping)

    carob and cinnamon powder (topping)


    Blend frozen bananas, ripe banana and chia gel in a high speed blender. Put mixture into the freezer for at least 2 hours to give it a firm, ice cream-like texture (unless you want
    soft serve of course!). Sprinkle carob powder mixed with cinnamon powder over the I scream! and finally top with crushed walnuts. Yummmmmm!!!

    Ooey Gooey Yum Yum

    1 cup flax seeds

    1/2 cup almonds

    1/2 cup walnuts

    1/8 cup dark agave syrup

    3 tablespoons of raw crystallized honey

    2 cups sliced strawberries


    Grind flax, almonds and walnuts in a spice grinder or food processor until finely ground. Place the mixture in a bowl, add agave and honey, and mash the ingredients together int
    o a mushy paste-like substance. Spread the mixture into small bowls (only about a 1/4 or 1/2 cup - it's really intense!!) and generously top with sliced strawberries. Indulge!!!

    Note: I'm not big on measuring, so I made a guesstimate on quantities for the recipes that I'm sure would produce the same results.
    As long as you keep flax as the base, you can use other nuts and seeds as well - I've made it with sunflower and black sesame.

    Sound YUMMMY to me :) Love the name ‘Ooey Gooey Yum Yum’ too ;)
    Thanks Heather, thanks Ani...


    Love and divine blissings to all :)
    Miss Stokes. xxx