Friday, 31 December 2010

Ooopppps, Our Apologies... Let's Welcome 2011 ;)

OoooOOOooooops...apologies to any of you who tried to place an order at TheRawFoodWorld.com in the last 12 hours and found that there were technical issues with using credit cards on the site. We are very happy to say that this issue has now been resolved and all orders are processing well again. You may have received an error message on the site that your card isn't working, please understand that this was an issue with the SITE, not your card...

The end-of-year 17.5% Off Coupon Code finishes at **midnight Pacific time tonight**, December 31st 2010. Simply use the code "Holiday18" as you're checking out to get 17.5% off *ANY* size order!!! Please note that this offer does not apply to appliances, you can however use coupon code "Holiday12" to receive 12% off any order, including appliances.

THANK YOU for your patience with this matter and brightest blessings to you for the New Year :)))


On December the 29th I enjoyed:

1 quart water
little glass of mandarin juice :)
3 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
bowl of papaya/mango/coconut yoghurt/carob/maca/ashwaghanda/astragalus/stevia
3 cups greeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
shared cucumber salad meal with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with a little Sea Clear and pistachio butter, followed by a luscious Carob Yumball :)
2 mugs of horchata tea
1 cup water


Exciting raw news blip: Victoria Boutenko now has her own Green Smoothie iPhone Application ;O :)))) LOVE it - the application delivers green smoothie recipes with beautiful photography right into your phone...and it only costs $1.99...you can learn all about it from Victoria herself HERE, purchase the application HERE and those of us without iPhones might be happy to know that Victoria is also working on a way to make this info all available online too - stay tuned... ;)


on December the 30th I loved:

1 quart water
3 cups watermelon/mandarin juice
bowl of papaya/mango/coconut yoghurt/carob/maca/ashwaghanda/astragalus/stevia
shotglass of greeeeeeen juice (including wheatgrass ;)
glass of "5000 Volts" Juice
shared cucumber salad meal with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with a little Sea Clear and almond butter, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot :)
2 mugs of horchata tea
1 cup water


So here we are again dear friends at the end of the year...I trust that 2010 has been an enjoyable flow overall for you - it seems that many people are definitely going through BIG shifts/"growing pains" at this time and I trust that through all of these streeeeetches you are blossoming still... I hope that everyone takes a little time today, tomorrow or some time soon to make some notes about what you'd LOVE to manifest and focus your energy on in 2011, plus perhaps a sweet little GRATITUDE list for honouring all the wonderful things you were able to experience this year...

For now, I'd love to sign off blogging for this year with the same beautiful quote that I've finished the last few years of blogging with too:


Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

--Alfred, Lord Tennyson


With brightest blessings for a superb New Year,
Angela Stokes-Monarch. xxx

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Mango Carob Pie Recipe + Last 3 Days for 17.5% Off ANY Size Order :)

*3 Days Left for 17.5% Off :)*

Yes, from now until December 31st 2010, you can still get 17.5% Off *ANY* size order over at TheRawFoodWorld.com by using the coupon code "HOLIDAY18" as you check out... This is a Holiday gift from us to y'all, with gratitude and love for all of your ongoing support... :)

The only restriction is that this offer excludes appliances, because the mark-up on appliances is very small. However, you can also use the coupon code 'HOLIDAY12' to get 12% off any order on our website, so this is the coupon to use if your order includes an appliance (or place two separate orders if you prefer, to maximise your coupon use ;)

Again...thank you so much for your ongoing LOVE and support - we appreciate you :) Happy Holidays :)))


on December the 26th I appreciated:

1 quart water
3 cups coconut water blended swiftly with Truly Natural Vitamin C powder = YUM :)
big handful of fresh strawberries
1 quart wild greens/coconut water elixir from Mr. M :)
shared cucumber salad with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear + lecithin, followed by a carob Brownie Batter yumpot
mug of horchata tea
1 cup water


I have had a song from my childhood stuck in my head for the last day or so...so I thought I might share it here with you guys, as it is rather appropriate for this time of year anyway...it is called "Closing of The Year" by Wendy and Lisa and was the theme song to the 1980s film "Toys" with Robin Williams - that was one of my *favourite* films, I had it on VHS tape and watched it countless dozens of times - lol ;) This was my favourite song from the film - enjoy ;)




on December the 27th I loved:

1 quart water
3 cups watermelon/orange juice
bowl of papaya/mango/strawberries/coconut yoghurt/ashwaghanda/astragalus/carob/stevia
water of a young coconut blended with Greener Grasses powder
shared cucumber salad with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear + lecithin, followed by a carob Brownie Batter yumpot :)
2 mugs of horchata tea
1 cup water


on December the 28th I liked:

1 quart water
3 cups orange juice mixed with coconut water
a delicious dragon fruit
1 quart greeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
shared cucumber salad with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear + lecithin, followed by a carob Brownie Batter yumpot :)
2 mugs of horchata tea
1 cup water


On Christmas Day we suddenly decided to enjoy a spontaneous little "Raw Desserts Party" with some friends and with about two hours to prepare some goodies before people arrived, Mr. M and I whizzed around the kitchen preparing an array of yummy raw offerings...my favourite creation was a "Marvellous Mango Carob Pie" that I felt compelled to share with you guys here, as it was *SO* yummy :)
The crust/base alone and also the filling alone were both sooooo good, then combined they were outrageous ;)
Please note that the measurements for the ingredients below are *approximate* - I didn't measure anything as I was making it, so I am guessing here at how much I used of things - please feel free to PLAY with your food and this recipe, if you try making it...enjoy ;)

Marvellous Mango Carob Pie

Base:
1lb ground dried almonds
4 tbsp raw honey (or coconut syrup, sweetener of your choice ;)
3 tbsp raw carob powder
2 tsp maca powder
pinch of salt

Place all ingredients for the base/crust into a food processor and process together into a light, mealy 'dough'. Transfer into a cake tin/dish of some kind and press into shape as a pie crust. This mixture can also just be used as it is, rolled into "yumballs" in your hands for example, or squished into "cookies", for example...


Filling:
2-3 mangoes
2 cups fresh coconut meat
2 tbsp coconut oil
dash of cinnamon to taste
handful of dried Incan berries
LOVE :)

Place all ingredients for the pie filling into a blender and blend together until smooth; taste for flavour balance, adjust as you like and when ready, pour the filling into the pie crust and place the pie in a fridge or freezer to set. If you have any excess filling, you can serve it as a separate "pudding", freeze it into ice cream and so on... The coconut oil in the filling will help to firm up the pie in the fridge/freezer. When the pie is "set", you can decorate the top with more Incan Berries, or chopped fresh fruit etc as you like and then...ENJOY :)))

All love and bountiful explorations of joy,
ACSM. xxx

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Holiday Gratitude List + New Longevity DVDs from David Wolfe :)

Trusting you've all been enjoying a fabulous Holiday weekend, if you've been celebrating :) We've been enjoying good times here in Vilcabamba - some highlights:

*Christmas rainbow over the town on Christmas Eve
*Delivering raw "yumball" gifts to our neighbours by bike (see pic ;)
*Yummy raw dessert party with friends on Christmas Day
*A spangly new VOICE RECORDER from Mr. M so that I can easily record songs
*A beautiful new digital art picture from a local artist to grace our walls
*Snuggles and scratches with Cherry our baby horse
*Fun Christmas Day walk in the hills to admire the beautiful Vilca views...

What have *you* been grateful for this weekend? :)


On December the 24th I enjoyed:

1 quart water
3 cups coconut water/orange juice mixture
3 cups greeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
bowl of papaya/mango/coconut yoghurt/maca/ashwaghanda/astragalus/carob/stevia
2 cups water
shared cucumber salad with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear + lecithin, followed by a carob Brownie Batter yumpot
2 mugs horchata tea
1 cup water


I'd love to share links for three songs that I've been loving the last few days, in no particular order:

*A dear friend recently sent the link to a *beautiful*, uplifting song from Juan Luis Guerra, called "Something Good" - check it out HERE.

*Unusually, Spirit moved me to listen to Tom Jones on Christmas Eve - not sure why... ;) WOW, what a powerful voice - check him out strutting his stuff HERE.

*"Video" by India.Arie has also become a sudden favourite after the lovely Alexandra Jaye played it for us recently - LOVE the positive message in this song - check it out HERE and enjoy :)


on December the 25th it was *CHRISTMAS DAY* and I was delighted with:

1 quart water
2 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
3 cups pineapple/cucumber juice blended with Ormus Greens
raw dessert party fun yummers with friends: an array of raw cakes/pies/yumballs/puddings and other desserts: fun :)
3 cups water


OOOOoOoooo lala, Mr. David Wolfe has some exciting news to share with y'all - the DVD packs from the last Longevity Now Conference are going to go on sale very soon :) I've been watching the online playbacks from the last conference a lot recently and LOVING absorbing all this amazing info from modern-day health heroes such as:


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Kevin Gianni, Raw Solla, Truth Calkins, Nadine Artemis and more...

The new DVD packs contain over 20 hours of exclusive footage from the Conference - it's kind of like being there at the event without necessarily having been there... ;)
Every DVD pack also comes with a free mini grounding kit and a huge array of other bonuses - David and his team are going to first be sharing a series of free video clips from the last conference, for the next 12 days, then the DVD set will be available at a special discounted rate in the first week of January - you can check out all the details HERE.

All love and fabulous spangles,
Ms. A. Stokes-Monarch, MA. xxx

Thursday, 23 December 2010

We Wish You a Merry Christmas :)

OOoOoOOooooo, it's very close to Christmas now...we trust that you are enjoying yourself, whether you celebrate this event or not...we are definitely having fun here in Vilcabamba :)

Here is our Christmas E-card to the world:


Happy Holidays Everyone :)

Remember that you can also currently get 17.5% Off ANY size order at TheRawFoodWorld.com - our Holiday gift to you :)))
From now until December 31st 2010, just use the coupon code "HOLIDAY18" as you check out to get 17.5% Off... This is a Holiday gift from us to y'all, with gratitude and love for all of your ongoing support... :) More details HERE :)


On December the 21st it was Solstice/Full Moon/Solar Eclipse time and I enjoyed:

1 quart water
3 cups watermelon/orange juice
3 cups greeeeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
bowl of papaya/mango/strawberries/coconut yoghurt/maca/carob/ashwaghandha/astragalus/stevia
2 cups water
shared cucumber salad meal with Mr. M: salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear and Brazil nut butter, followed by a few slices of dried mango
2 mugs of horchata tea
1 cup water


Another little Holiday gift for you all:
There's a new *FREE* raw foodie book called "The Raw Truth" by Jordan Rubin coming out in January and Mr. M and I are featured in this book, along with many other raw yumsters such as:



This book will be given away for free in health food stores all over the USA next year, however the lovely people at Jordan's company, Garden of Life, gave us permission to let y'all download the ebook version of it NOW already, also for free :) NICE :)

To access your free copy of this 200+ page book, just click HERE...ENJOY :)


on December the 22nd I loved:

1 quart water
3 cups orange juice mixed with coconut water
1 quart greeeeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
bowl of papaya/mango/blackberries/coconut yoghurt/maca/carob/ashwaghandha/astragalus/stevia
2 cups water
shared cucumber salad meal with Mr. M: salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear and Brazil nut butter, followed by a few slices of dried mango
2 mugs of horchata tea
1 cup water


on December the 23rd I was delighted with:

1 quart water
3 cups orange juice mixed with coconut water
2 cups greeeeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
bowl of papaya/mango/blackberries/coconut yoghurt/maca/carob/ashwaghandha/astragalus/stevia
2 cups water
shared cucumber salad meal with Mr. M: salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear and Brazil nut butter, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot
mug of horchata tea
1 cup water


In case you didn't yet see this beautiful, inspiring little video that people have been posting around a lot online in the last couple of weeks, please check out the link below to witness the moving work that Naryanan Krishnan is doing in India to connect with those living on the streets, share love and uplift hearts - this video has had millions of views already on different sites online and seems to be helping to inspire so many more people into viewing everyone as our brothers and sisters - enjoy ;)


All love and happiest Holiday blissings to you all,
A. Stokes-Monarch. xxx

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

17.5% Off ANY Size Order at TheRawFoodWorld.com...Happy Holidays :)

In case you didn't see my latest newsletter last night, we currently have a fabulous offer to share over at TheRawFoodWorld.com: 17.5% Off ANY size order - check out the details here:

It's that time of year again when bedlam breaks loose in our shipping department in California: Mr. Monarch's mega 17.5% Holiday Coupon Code is *back* for the third year in a row... ;O

Yes, from now until December 31st 2010, you can get 17.5% Off *ANY* size order over at TheRawFoodWorld.com by using the coupon code "HOLIDAY18" as you check out... This is a Holiday gift from us to y'all, with gratitude and love for all of your ongoing support... :)

The only restriction is that this offer excludes appliances, because the mark-up on appliances is very small. However, you can also use the coupon code 'HOLIDAY12' to get 12% off any order on our website, so this is the coupon to use if your order includes an appliance (or place two separate orders if you prefer, to maximise your coupon use ;)

Again...thank you so much for your ongoing LOVE and support - we appreciate you :) Happy Holidays :)))



on December the 17th I loved:

1 quart water
3 cups watermelon/orange juice
3 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
bowl of papaya/mango/cherries/coconut yoghurt/aswaghanda/astragalus/maca/carob/stevia
2 cups water
shared cucumber salad meal with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot :)
mug of horchata tea
1 cup water


on December the 18th I enjoyed:

1 quart water
3 cups mandarin juice/coconut water
3 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
bowl of papaya/mango/cherries/coconut yoghurt/aswaghanda/astragalus/maca/carob/stevia
2 cups water
shared cucumber salad meal with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot :)
mug of horchata tea
1 cup water


Mr. Monarch also has some *VERY* special end of year sales offers to share...here's his summary:

"We are BLOWING OUT some products that we are currently OVERSTOCKED on!!! We are lowering the prices AND you can utilize the 17.5% coupon code at the SAME TIME! YEEEEEEEE-HAH!

ALL of these products that we are blowing out are BRAND NEW.

We ordered LOTS of the beautiful Sacred Truffles for the Holiday season. The BEAUTIFUL 9-piece gift sets of the Sacred Truffles FLEW immediately out the door for Holiday gifts. However, the 2-packs of truffles haven't flown away quite so quickly. We have about a total of 800 - 900 2-packs available... and at this price... I GUARANTEE that they will sell out before the 31st. We have about 80 - 90 of all TEN flavor packs...

Additionally, we received new batches of ALL of the tooth soap products at the very end of October for our November 'At-Cost' specials. Again, we currently feel we have a bit too much of these in stock and we are going to BLOW THEM OUT at a lower cost with the opportunity to utilize the 17.5% coupon code at the same time!

NOW is the time to buy and stock up on all of these products, HERE :-)

Below are the 'End of the Year' Blow Out Specials:



  • Sacred Truffle Bon-Bons - 2-packs (All Flavors!!!) - $6.30, Normally $9.00 - with 17.5% coup0n $5.20

  • Tooth Soap Shreds - Peppermint - $16.87, Normally $25.95 - with 17.5% coup0n $13.92
    [3-pack] Tooth Soap Shreds - Peppermint - $45.55, Normally $77.85 - with 17.5% coup0n $37.58
    Tooth Soap Liquid - Peppermint - $16.87, Normally $25.95 - with 17.5% coup0n $13.92
    [3-pack] Tooth Soap Liquid - Peppermint - $45.55, Normally $77.85 - with 17.5% coup0n $37.58 
    Tooth Soap Shreds - Spearmint - $16.87, Normally $25.95 - with 17.5% coup0n $13.92
    [3-pack] Tooth Soap Shreds - Spearmint - $45.55, Normally $77.85 - with 17.5% coup0bottle_liquid1small.jpgn $37.58
    Tooth Soap Liquid - Spearmint - $16.87, Normally $25.95 - with 17.5% coup0n $13.92
    [3-pack] Tooth Soap Liquid - Spearmint - $45.55, Normally $77.85 - with 17.5% coup0n $37.58
    Tooth Soap Shreds - Cinnamon - $16.87, Normally $25.95 - with 17.5% coup0n $13.92
    [3-pack] Tooth Soap Shreds - Cinnamon - $45.55, Normally $77.85 - with 17.5% coup0n $37.58
    Tooth Soap Liquid - Cinnamon - $16.87, Normally $25.95 - with 17.5% coup0n $13.92
    [3-pack] Tooth Soap Liquid - Cinnamon - $45.55, Normally $77.85 - with 17.5% coup0n $37.58
    Tooth Soap Shreds - Citrus - $16.87, Normally $25.95 - with 17.5% coup0n $13.92
    [3-pack] Tooth Soap Shreds - Citrus - $45.55, Normally $77.85 - with 17.5% coup0n $37.58

    Additionally, ALL of December's 'At-Cost' specials are STILL available until DECEMBER 31st. You can use the 17.5% coupon code WITH these 'At-Cost' specials too - check them all out HERE :-)




    on December the 19th I appreciated:

    1 quart water
    1 cup mandarin/granadilla juice
    pot of blackberries
    water of a young coconut blended with Greener Grasses
    shared cucumber salad meal with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot :)
    mug of horchata tea
    3 tbsp acai powder
    2 cups water


    on December the 20th I loved:

    1 quart water
    3 cups watermelon/orange juice
    bowl of papaya/mango/strawberries/coconut yoghurt/aswaghanda/astragalus/maca/carob/stevia
    3 cups greeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    shared cucumber salad meal with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot :)
    2 mugs of horchata tea
    2 cups water


    Mr.M and I watched a really cool little documentary recently on YouTube, thanks to Sue Healy, the healer I'm doing some very interesting "Reference Point Therapy" with in the UK...Sue and I are currently working through clearing parts of my ancestral lineage and she recommended we check out the documentary "The Great Sperm Race" on YouTube - this is an hour long British documentary in six parts, which traces the epic journey of sperm to the point of actually fertilising an egg...all scaled up to HUMAN size, so we can get a sense of how extraordinary this journey is...literally thousands of people appear in this film, dressed up all in white to represent the sperm...and their truly amazing journey is charted step by step, with some mind-boggling statistics shared along the way...when watching something like this, I feel totally amazed that any of us exist at all, let alone almost 7 BILLION of us at this point ;) You can check out this film for free on YouTube - the first part is HERE and there are five more parts that you can find in the side-bars - enjoy :)))

    All love and delightful explosions of joy,
    A. Stokes-Monarch. xxx

    Friday, 17 December 2010

    Raw Food Christmas Songs ;)

    Ding dong merrily on high... :)

    OoOoooooo, yes, it's that time of year again when the Christmas/Holiday tunes are blasting from all directions...personally I love a bit of carol-ing...I thought it might be fun here to share five of my favourite Christmas-time toooooons online...the first two are the Christmas songs I personally put up on YouTube the last two years - these are raw food versions of well-known yuletide songs...then there are three videos of people singing beautiful and inspiring renditions of traditional X-mas songs - ENJOY :)

    "Do They Know About Raw Food?" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5rtPZ9dEz8

    "The 12 Raw Days Of Christmas" -

    Allison Crowe (one of my *favourite* singers - check her out ;) - "The First Noel" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neWPmsn2E4w

    Celtic Women - "O Come All Ye Faithful" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eLDvM7eSq0

    "Hallelujah" performed by The Opera Company of Philadelphia, in Macy's ;) LOVE it - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp_RHnQ-jgU

    ENJOY :)



    On December the 15th it was a travelling day for me and I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    cup of orange juice
    1 quart greeeeeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    handful of cherries and a handful of strawberries - YUM :)
    bowl of papaya/mango/red banana with coconut yoghurt, ashwagandha, astragalus, maca, stevia, carob
    handful of spiurlina coconut chips
    mug of horchata tea
    1 cup water


    As you may notice in these food logs, I often share a 'cucumber salad' meal with Mr. M these days...perhaps 3 or so days a week...recently some of you have been asking what is IN this salad? Mr. M actually did a video a while back showing how to make this meal - some of you may have missed that though, so HERE is the link again on YouTube to check it out - it is *super*-simple: basically grated cucumber, dulse seaweed and avocado...I also like to add some sauerkraut to mine - Mr. M isn't so into the kraut though ;) ...and in case you also missed the video where we showed how to make the meal with papaya/coconut yoghurt/carob etc that I tend to eat daily at the moment, that video is HERE - enjoy ;)


    on December the 16th I loved:

    1 quart water
    3 cups watermelon/orange juice
    bowl of papaya/mango/granadilla with coconut yoghurt, ashwagandha, astragalus, maca, stevia, carob
    cup of jasmine tea
    1 quart greeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    shared cucumber salad with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with a little Sea Clear and lecithin, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot :)
    2 mugs horchata tea :)
    1 cup water


    Oooooo, some juicy news: Mr. David Rainoshek of JuiceFeasting.com would love to share that he's about to start hosting another 30 day Juice Feasting intensive group for January, if any of you would love to join in... :)
    David provides one-on-one personal support *daily* during these 30-day feasts and for that reason, he only accepts 12 people maximum for each sesssion...if you'd love to start your new year with a juicy flow, hop over HERE to read about this upcoming group feast and see if you'd love to join Mr. Rain for some powerful releasing... ;)

    All love and resonant chambers of joy,
    A Stokes-Monarch. xxx

    Tuesday, 14 December 2010

    Holiday Gift Guide :)

    Deck the halls with goji berries, falalalalalalalalaaaaaaaaaaaa ;)

    It's that time of year when many people are in gift-seeking mode, myself included ;) I thought it might be fun to give a list of some of the top gift ideas that come to mind for me at this time of year - perhaps this will offer some extra inspiration for some of you out there... ;) Here are ten of my favourite items to give, in no particular order:
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    1. The Mother Magazine - I've lost count of how many subscriptions to this fabulous magazine I have sent worldwide now - if you, or someone you know is pregnant, parenting, or waiting to conceive, this might be a *beautiful* gift to send them :) See HERE to subscribe.

    2. Gratitude Diary - our dear friend Morthern in Australia makes a gorgeous yearly "Gratitude Diary" to help you remember every day to focus on the positive and live with an Attitude of Gratitude - love it - see HERE for diaries.

    3. Philosopher's Notes Goodies - another dear friend, Brian Johnson, has a fabulous role in life, summarising self-development books - he currently has a big sale on CDs, Workbooks and *very* cool mini-MP3 players all loaded with condensed wisdom - check them out HERE.


    On December the 11th I was blissed with:

    1 quart water
    water of a young coconut
    1 quart greeeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    bowl of papaya/mango/coconut yoghurt/carob/maca/ashwaghanda/astragalus/stevia
    2 cups water
    1 quart greeeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    little bit of leftover cucumber salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear and lecithin, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot :)
    2 cups water


    on December the 12th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    3 cups coconut water/orange juice mixture
    5 granadillas, a red banana and a tub of blackberries
    2 cups wild green coconut elixir from Mr. M
    bowl of papaya/mango/coconut yoghurt/carob/maca/ashwaghanda/astragalus/stevia
    2 cups water
    an avocado mashed into nori sheets and spread onto flax crackers with sauerkraut, Sea Clear and lecithin powder, followed by three yummy dates :)
    mug of herbal tea
    1 cup coconut kefir



    4. Texture Clothing - lovely Teresa in Washington State makes the yummiest hemp clothes I've met yet...she is also offering y'all 20% Off any of her creations this month, just use the coupon code "raw" at the checkout - see TextureClothing.com :)

    5. Anastasia - I've said this so many times before: no book has impacted my life more in recent years than "Anastasia" by Vladimir Megre - I *love* giving this book as a gift and watching lives transform in front of my eyes - see HERE for ordering...

    6. Hand Analysis Sessions - as some of you know, I am very interested in non-predictive hand reading (think 'lehandanalysis.jpgft-brain/scientific' hand reading, rather than crystal ball gypsies... ;) I would *highly* recommend a life purpose/hand analysis session for loved ones as gifts if you're interested - you might check out RonelleCoburn.com or HandAnalyst.com for Baeth Davis - be aware that both of these ladies are in HIGH demand, so book early if you're keen ;)

    7. Shiva Lingams - I love collecting stones and crystals and one of my all-time favourite stones to be with and gift are the magnificent Shiva Lingams from India - these smooth, oval, gorgeously-marked grey/brown/red river-washed stones seem to me to share a very tangible power and presence - I feel that they make lovely gifts - they come in many sizes ;)


    on December the 13th I loved:

    1 quart water
    cup of orange juice
    bowl of papaya/mango/coconut yoghurt/carob/maca/ashwaghanda/astragalus/stevia
    1 cup water
    3 cups pineapple/cucumber/Ormus Greens blended
    shared cucumber salad with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear and lecithin, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot :)
    mug of horchata tea
    1 cup water


    on December the 14th I appreciated:

    1 quart water
    cup of orange juice
    1 quart greeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    20 chlorella tablets
    bowl of papaya/mango/coconut yoghurt/carob/maca/ashwaghanda/astragalus/stevia
    a handful of coconut chips, 3 tbsp acai powder
    mug of horchata tea
    3 cups water




    8. Massage or Colonic Certificates - who do you know who *couldn't* use a massage, or colonic, or both for that matter...? ;) Find a yummy local therapist and see if they offer gift certificates for loved ones...

    9. Sacred Truffle Bon-Bons - if you or your loved ones are chocolate lovers, there can surely be no finer, more beautifully presented gift boxes of raw chocolate delights this season than the Sacred Truffle Bon-Bon sets - *beautiful* :) Check them out HERE.

    10. Wildcrafted Superfood Seeds and Mushroom Growing Kits - super-fun home growing projects galore with these seed packs and growing kits - homeschoolers/unschoolers and perennial learners alike, dig in :) Seeds are HERE and Mushroom kits HERE.

    We also have a fantastic selection of gift items on offer at TheRawFoodWorld.com this month, such as kitchen appliances, ceramic knives, rebounders, spirooli slicers, QBC Pendants and much more - see HERE for gift suggestions for all the family and...ENJOY :)


    Happy Holidays to Everyone... :)))


    All loooooooove and divine inspiration :)
    A Stokes-Monarch. xxx

    Saturday, 11 December 2010

    New Online Raw Food Virtual Catalogue :)

    OoOOOooooo lalalalaaaaaaaaaaaaa, The Raw Food World crew have a new treat for *YOU* :) Our ever-delightful warehouse and customer service staff took it upon themselves to create a whole new Online Catalogue for TheRawFoodWorld.com :)
    Apparently a lot of people call and write asking for ways to see what we have in the store without having to click through all the different website pages...sooOoOOoOooo, the crew, in their infinite wisdom and loveliness, created this new free catalogue, which you can download, look through to see aaaaaaaaaaaaall the products we have (around 2000 now I believe) and even click the hyperlinks in the document to take you straight to the product you're interested in, if you're online...we hope that this helps some of you to navigate more easily through the cyber-aisles of The Raw Food World...you can check out the new catalogue HERE and...ENJOY :)


    on December the 8th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    little glass of orange juice
    1 quart greeeeeen juice with pineapple juice
    water of a young coconut
    bowl of papaya, coconut yoghurt, maca, ashwaghanda, astragalus, stevia, carob
    2 cups water
    1 quart greeeeeen juice with pineapple juice
    little bit of leftover cucumber salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear and lecithin, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot :)
    mug of horchata tea
    1 cup water


    THANK YOU so much for all the lovely feedback I've received so far about the new song I posted online this week, "Raw Emotions" (you can see the song HERE if you didn't catch it already or would like to get it stuck in your head again - lol ;)
    Another sweet raw soul si*star* wrote to let us know that she too recently posted a Spirit-gifted song online - many of you surely know of Shakaya Breeze already, from EarthEmpress.com, mother, author, chef, artist, doll-maker, film producer and now, beautiful SINGER too ;)
    Check out her sweet new song of healing, called "Bring It To The Light", HERE - enjoy ;) Thanks for sharing, Shakaya :)


    on December the 9th I loved:

    1 quart water
    3 cups watermelon/orange juice
    1 quart greeeeeen juice with pineapple juice
    20 chlorella tablets with kelp :)
    bowl of papaya, coconut yoghurt, maca, ashwaghanda, astragalus, stevia, carob
    2 cups water
    an avocado blended with a mango, a few coconut chips
    mug of horchata tea
    1 cup water


    on December the 10th I appreciated:

    1 quart water
    3 cups orange juice with coconut water mixture ;O
    3 cups greeeeeeeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    bowl of papaya, coconut yoghurt, maca, ashwaghanda, astragalus, stevia, carob
    2 cups water
    little leftover cucumber salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear and lecithin, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot :)
    mug of horchata tea
    1 cup water


    I am super-excited to let you know that if you didn't see already, our dear friend and fantastic philosopher, Brian Johnson, is having a huge clearout sale of physical products over at PhilosophersNotes.com :)
    I have mentioned Mr. Johnson and his wonderful work many times before, not least because this month we are giving away THREE copies of his new book as giveaway prizes... (see HERE for details ;)
    Brian decided to clear out the mini-stash of physical products he had created in the last year or so for PhilosophersNotes.com - this includes workbooks with ALL of the summary notes he has completed so far on 100+ amazing self-development books, plus CDs of the notes read out loud, plus my personal favourite, super-cool tiny little MP3 players pre-loaded with ALL of the spoken note summaries - at the amazing price of just $20 right now - WOW :)
    I have one of these little MP3 players and I listen to it EVERY day at the moment - I love all the condensed wisdom shared in these notes - amazing stuff...I think these would make *fabulous* Holiday gifts and indeed, apparently people are literally buying them up right now by the dozens, to give out as gifts in the coming weeks - LOVE that, imagine all the knowledge and wisdom being shared :O
    There are a limited number of all these items on offer and I think some of the products have sold out already, so I'd recommend hopping on over quicksmart to http://philosophersnotes.com/sale if you think there's anything you might want to get...a fantastic investment in the lives of yourselves and those around you, in my opinion... ;)

    All love,
    Angelalalalalalaaaaaaaaaaa. Xxx

    Wednesday, 8 December 2010

    Introducing My New Song, "Raw Emotions" :)

    OMGoddess, I'm so excited :) In case you didn't already see, I posted a new song online a couple of days ago: "Raw Emotions" - here's a recap on this song from my newsletter this week:

    I have a new song to share with you all :)
    It is called "Raw Emotions" and first showed up a couple of weeks ago in a dream...only the chorus was given at that time though...then about a week ago I went into the mountains behind our house and asked for the rest of the song. It all flowed through onto paper, as a duet for two female voices. I asked our lovely customer services manager, Alara, if she would sing it with me - she agreed and we just posted it online today...YAY :)
    I'm feeling so happy to be sharing music again - I haven't posted a song online in about a year I think...



    HUGE thanks to the lovely Alara for singing this with me - we did our best to record it "together", despite being around 3500 miles apart... I hope you enjoy it ;)

    On December the 5th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    water of a young coconut
    big shotglass of sugar cane juice
    bowl of papaya/banana/coconut yoghurt/maca/ashwaghanda/astragulus/stevia/carob
    1 quart water
    little bit of leftover cucumber salad stuffed into nori sheets with some Sea Clear and lecithin, followed by two yumballs :)
    mug of horchata tea
    1 cup water


    There is a free "Urban Homesteaders" event in Palm Springs, CA this weekend that I'd be at in a heartbeat if I wasn't 3500 miles away ;) I've mentioned the Dervaes family of PathToFreedom.com before and I'm sure many of you have seen articles or videos of their amazing urban homesteading project in Pasadena, CA too...well, this Sunday, December 12th, they are holding a free screening of their new "Homegrown Revolution" film, followed by a presentation/Q&A session with the Dervaeses, then light refreshments - all sounds *marvellous* to me ;)
    You can check out all the details for this event, named "Simple Living for Urban Dwellers" HERE - enjoy and let us know if any of you make it along to this gathering...


    on December the 6th I loved:

    1 quart water
    small glass of orange juice
    1 quart greeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    30 chlorella tablets with kelp - wow :)
    handful of *SPICY* kale chips from a friend ;O
    1 quart greeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    bowl of papaya/banana/coconut yoghurt/maca/ashwaghanda/astragulus/stevia/carob
    mug of horchata tea
    small papaya
    1 cup coconut kefir
    1 cup water


    on December the 7th I appreciated:

    1 quart water
    1 quart watermelon/orange juice
    1 quart greeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    bowl of papaya/banana/coconut yoghurt/maca/ashwaghanda/astragulus/stevia/carob
    2 cups water
    shared cucumber salad with Mr. M: salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear and Lecithin, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot ;)
    mug of horchata tea
    1 cup water


    We have a YUMMY new RawReform Giveaway Contest to share with you :)
    (If you want to see who won the Superfood Seeds from last month, see my latest newsletter HERE...)
    This month, I am *super*-delighted to announce that our dear friend Brian Johnson of PhilosophersNotes.com has a new book coming out in about two weeks' time, called "A Philosopher's Notes" - I am very excited to see this new book and even more excited to let you know that Mr. Johnson has very generously agreed to offer THREE of these fabulous new volumes as giveaway gifts to y'all this month - yeeeeeeeee-HAH :)screen shot 2010-12-06 at 1.20.50 pm.png

    If you're not familiar with Brian's work, he has taken on the extraordinary and wonderful task of creating his own version of "Cliffs Notes" for a huge array of self-development books - amazing books that have so much to offer us, yet it can be so easy to never quite get around to reading them... ;) Well, Brian's done the primary 'mining' work for us all, on over 100 top titles, pulling out all of his favourite "Big Ideas" from authors such as Eckhart Tolle, Esther and Jerry Hicks, Michael Beckwith, Joseph Campbell, Paulo Coelho, Byron Katie, Deepak Copra, Dr. Wayne Dyer and many others...

    In his new book, Brian presents the ten principles for Optimal Living that he came to identify after compiling notes on all of these different books - we could hence consider "A Philosopher's Notes" like the distillation of the key thoughts of countless sages over the centuries, into one book, thanks to Mr. J - wow ;) The book comes out in a couple of weeks and I'm super-excited to see it...

    If *you* would love to be one of three blessed winners of a copy of this new tome, just send in your answer to the following question, to rawreformcontests@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it :


    "Which book has inspired you most in life and why...?"

    Send your answers in by January the 2nd, 2011 to be in with a chance of winning. Three winners shall be picked at random and with great joy thereafter ;)
    All love and radiating glory,
    A. C. Stokes-Monarch. xxx

    Sunday, 5 December 2010

    How do you manifest what you want in life...? ;)

    A recent lovely visitor to our home was asking me how I went about manifesting living here on this land. It was an interesting question and one that I realised I had never looked into very clearly...I felt unsure how exactly to explain it...I knew it was something to do with having a vision and going with the flow...it felt a little tricky to express though...then recently, Mr. M and I were listening to a fabulously inspiring CD series and in one part of it, the speaker suddenly started to share that there are three primary paths for manifesting things that we want in our lives:

    1. We can be very clear and specific about EXACTLY what we want - all the details, colours, smells, textures and so on...e.g. "I want a new bright green bike from this company, with excellent shocks, eight gears, a basket, mud guards etc."

    2. We can create a more general vision of what we want...e.g. "I would love a warm new winter jacket".

    3. We can choose to live as consistently as possible in a state of genuine happiness, trusting that all that flows to and through us is contributing to our highest and best experience... e.g. "I want to be happy and trust that the Universe supports me in this."

    WOW, I love it, I had never heard the 'logic' of how to manifest things explained so clearly before...so, on reflection, I would think that my main process in manifesting our home here was following number 2 above: a general vision of what I would love to experience, with twinges of numbers 1 and 3 in the mix too though: some details were clear for me and I do my best all the time to be in a positive space, trusting that all is moving in my highest interest in the flow ;)

    I thought this was really interesting to look at - I hope it resonates something fun for you too ;)



    on December the 1st I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    little glass of orange juice
    1.5 cups INTENSE greeeeen juice ;O
    bowl of papaya/coconut yoghurt/maca/ashwaghanda/astragulus/stevia/carob
    shared cucumber salad with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with a little Sea Clear and lecithin, followed by a carob "Brownie batter" yumpot :)
    mug of horchata tea
    1 cup water


    on December the 2nd I loved:

    1 quart water
    2 cups watermelon juice
    bowl of papaya/coconut yoghurt/maca/ashwaghanda/astragulus/stevia/carob
    3 granadilla
    water of a young coconut
    cup of coconut kefir
    shared cucumber salad with Mr. M and friends; salad stuffed into nori sheets with a little Sea Clear and lecithin :)
    mug of horchata tea
    1 cup water


    A little reminder:
    Fabulous eco-clothing suppliers, Texture, are currently offering 20% off their whole line, until December 21st...I pretty much live in the trousers and skirts from Texture - I *LOVE* them - and they now also offer beautiful soy tops and a whole range of "Knit Mitts" too - visit them at www.TextureClothing.com and enter coupon code "raw" at the checkout to get 20% off any purchase - yeeeeeeeeeeeee-HAH, enjoy those flares... ;)


    on December the 3rd I appreciated:

    1 quart water
    water of a young coconut
    1 quart watermelon/orange juice
    1 quart greeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    bowl of papaya/coconut yoghurt/maca/ashwaghanda/astragulus/stevia/carob
    1 quart greeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    little bit of leftover cucumber salad stuffed into nori sheets with a little Sea Clear and lecithin, followed by 3 tbsp acai powder :)
    mug of horchata tea


    On December the 4th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    water of a young coconut
    1 quart greeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    1 quart greeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    bowl of mango/banana/coconut yoghurt/maca/ashwaghanda/astragulus/stevia/carob
    1 quart greeeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    little bit of leftover cucumber salad stuffed into nori sheets with a little Sea Clear and lecithin, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot :)
    mug of horchata tea
    1 cup water


    Vitamineral Green/Earth - grab 'em while you can...
    Mr. M's current outrageous special offers for discounted Vitamineral Green/Vitamineral Earth combos are proving extremely popular :) If you didn't yet get in on these offers, you can check out the deets again below, before we run out - there are a finite number of special offer packs in stock, so get in there if you're interested ;)



    Buy Vitamineral Green at a Discount AND get a Vitamineral Earth FREE!!!

    Sounds too good to be true right??? We wanted to find the ultimate discount for KEY superfoods, to help make things more affordable for you all during the HIGH-SPENDING Holiday season.

    The Vitamineral Green, 500 grams AND the Vitamineral Earth, 500 grams usually both retail for $55.95each.

    There are TWO discount options available now... Here's the deal!!!...


  • Buy a Discounted Vitamineral Green, 500grams at $49.95 and get a Vitamineral Earth, 150grams FREE!

  • Buy a Discounted Vitamineral Green, 500grams at $49.95 and get a Vitamineral Earth, 500grams at about HALF-PRICE... $75.95 for both!

    This special is good until either December 31st 2010 or until supplies run out. We have a LIMITED SUPPLY and we WILL sell out, so act now to secure your stash.

    To order your Vitamineral Green and Vitamineral Earth today, click HERE!
    ENJOY :)


    All love and envelopes of bliss,
    The Stokes-Monarch. xxx
  • Wednesday, 1 December 2010

    New Vilcabamba Raw Food Gathering Website Ready :)

    Happy December to you all :)

    'Tis December the 1st today, meaning we are just five months away from the intended start date of the next "free-flow" raw food gathering here in Vilcabamba, on May the 1st 2011 ;O
    I am excited to announce that we now finally have a new community website to host information for this next raw food gathering.
    As you may know, we had a website with the company "Ning" before - unfortunately however, Ning stopped offering free social network sites, so we have now moved to grouply.com - a very similar service to Ning and free :)

    The new site link is: http://rawinecuador.grouply.com

    Please visit this new site to add or update your profile, let us know if you intend to be here in May 2011, read details HERE about the intended gathering, connect with others, add possible events, pictures, videos and whatever else you are inspired to share...
    We believe that around 120 people came to Vilcabamba this year, in May 2010, for the first gathering and it was a *fabulous* two weeks of connection and joy :)

    We look forward to seeing you here next May if you are able to make it ;)


    On November the 28th I enjoyed:

    1 quart water
    1 quart coconut water blended with Greener Grasses and vanilla stevia :)
    bowl of papaya/coconut yoghurt/carob/maca/ashwagandha/astragalus/stevia
    2 cups wild greeeeeeeen/coconut water elixir
    1 quart cucumber/pineapple juice
    shared cucumber salad with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot ;)
    glass of chilled peppermint sun tea with vanilla stevia
    1 cup water


    This week I fell in love with a "Celtic Woman" ;)

    Somehow this *amazing* all-woman group from Ireland had not crossed my radar until the last few days...and now I am listening to them almost non-stop on YouTube, cycling through all their Playlists there...WOW...I am so impressed with the grace, beauty, talent and uplifting energy of these gorgeous women - they all seem so talented individually, then joined together, they are a total powerhouse of beautiful music...here are a few of my favourite renditions from them so far:


    ENJOY :)))


    on November the 29th I loved:

    1 quart water
    3 cups watermelon/orange juice
    2 cups cucumber/pineapple juice blended with Ormus Greeeens
    7 granadillas
    3 cups greeeeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    bowl of papaya/coconut yoghurt/carob/maca/ashwagandha/astragalus/stevia
    glass of chilled peppermint sun tea with vanilla stevia
    2 cups horchata tea
    1 cup coconut kefir
    1 cup water


    on November the 30th I was blissed with:

    1 quart water
    1 cup orange juice
    1 quart greeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    1 tbsp bee pollen, 7 granadilla
    1 quart greeeeeen juice mixed with pineapple juice
    shared cucumber salad with Mr. M; salad stuffed into nori sheets with Sea Clear and lecithin, followed by a carob "Brownie Batter" yumpot ;)
    2 cups chilled mint sun tea with vanilla stevia
    1 cup water


    Un petite reminder:
    The current RawReform Giveaway Contest to win three different gift packs of Wildcrafted Superfood Seeds closes in three days, on December 4th - THANK YOU for all the amazing and inspiring entries that you've all sent in already and here's a reminder of the deets if you haven't participated yet:

    The Blackbird Naturals crew have generously offered us three packs of their beautiful seeds to give away:

    *one Immunity Boost 3-Pack (contains Maca, Astragalus, Calendula)
    *one Wild Salad Mix 3-Pack (contains Dandelion, Lamb's Quarters, Wild Mountain Spinach)
    *one Superfood Seed Presentation Pack (contains all 13 seed packs)

    We will choose three winners and send one of these packs to each winner - if *you* would love to get your greeeeen fingers wrapped around one of these beautiful presentation packs full of potential and abundance, just send us in your answer to the following question, to rawreformcontests@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it :


    "What is your favourite way to express your love and connection with Mother Earth?"

    The three winners of the seeds will be chosen at random and with love on December the 4th, so get your entries in to rawreformcontests@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it before then - thanks :)
    All love,
    A. Stokes-Monarch. xxx



    P.S. It seems that a number of you had issues accessing the link to vote for Lillian Muller as the "Sexiest Veg*n over 50" on the PETA site - here is the link in full again if you want to check it out and show raw foodie Lillian your support: http://features.peta.org/PetaPrime/SexiestVegOver50/Finalists.aspx - maybe try copying/pasting that address too, if you still have issues accessing the site... ;)