Get a Raw Food Quick Start
I have created a fabulous resource for you if you are after quick and simple information to get you started on your raw foods journey.
I have put together three Quick Start Guides that contain all of the information that I get asked the most by my clients.
Get Fresh – Your Quick Start Guide to Raw and Living foods
Fabulously Smooth – Your Quick Start Guide to Smoothies
Getting Juicy – Your Quick Start Guide to Juicing
They each contain information on:
- The Benefits
- The Equipment
- Tasty Recipes
- Top Tips
There are also two great bonuses!
To learn more about the Quick Start Guides click here
Raw Fest 2012
I’m very excited to announce that I’m one of the speakers at this years RAW FEST 2012
It’s a three day event from the 31st August to the 3rd September
It’s held in my home county of Cornwall, so when I was asked to join the line-up, how could I say no?
Here’s the line up of speakers:
Kate Magic - Raw Author and Chef
Soren Wolff – Health, Nutrition and Fitness
Heather Gardner – Raw, Wild Edibles and Kundalini Yoga
Rebecca Kane – Raw Teacher, Life Coach & Shine on Raw Author (Me…!)
Ladrhyn Bexx – Fruitarian & Intuitive Healing
Beverley Bird – Clinical Nutritionist
Craig Sommers – Nutritionist, Naturopath, Yoga Instructor and Author of The Raw Foods Bible
Piter Caizer – ‘The Wild Grass Messiah’ Wild grass and green juice
Tony Wright – Human consciousness researcher & coauthor of Left in the Dark
To learn more about each of the speakers click here
During the Raw Food Festival I will be teaching three raw food demos – here’s what you could enjoy:
To learn more about what promises to be an amazing event visit the RawFest2012 site here
Day 1 – Turn Your Shine On
“The only permanent and constructive changes you can make in the world are the changes that you make in yourself.” - Gary Zukav
I’m so excited that you are here to join me as we spend the next 33 days turning up your Shine, or perhaps we’re even igniting it…
So today we are going to dive right in and I want to get you eating more! Yes that’s right more!
So for the next three days we are going to be increasing the amount of raw food in your diet. If you’re stuck for ideas then check out the raw food recipe page, there’s over 50 delicious recipes waiting for you – everything from soups and pastas to chocolate brownies.
Today I want you to add a salad to one of your meals (or even two meals if you’re extra keen!), notice I said add and not replace. If you would usually have a pasta dish or a sandwich, great enjoy your pasta or sandwich and also enjoy a large serving of salad too!
Now I want you to move away from thinking that salad is boring, or that it is just iceberg lettuce, cucumber and tomato. Let’s face it, that’s a garnish and uninspiring. I want you to start seeing salads as the vibrant main even that they can be! But remember we are starting small and to start with, just focus on adding a side plate of salad to your meal.
To help you on your way I have created a Recipe card for you – click here to get the 3-Steps to create your perfect salad every time
Day 1 challenge
- Add a salad to one of your main meals
- Post a comment below and share what salad combination you had
Here’s one I made earlier…
Yes it’s official!
This week I passed my raw chef certification training!
I still think the idea of me being a ‘chef’ is really funny, especially as when I was at university my idea of cooking was toast!
But that’s one of the reasons that I LOVE raw foods – raw food can be sooo quick and easy to put together and taste so divine! And I wholeheartedly believe that if I can create really tasty recipes, anyone can!
Of course there are raw recipes that can take days to prepare – I was looking at a raw bread recipe that takes over 20 hours to dehydrate. To some that can seem overwhelming, but I still stand by the fact that all you need to create some amazing raw food dishes is a chopping board and a knife.
So if you can get to Staffordshire and would like to attend a raw food class, drop me an email for details of my next class – you won’t regret it!
Here are what others had to say about the class:
“Rebecca is extremely informative with a lovely down to earth approach. It was good to see the practical side of recipes that were well executed” ~ Julie
“Very inspiring, shows how much you can do with raw food – flavours and textures. It has broadened my ideas greatly. Lovely teaching style” ~ Alison
“An amazing introduction to the world of raw food” ~ Kate
Raw Food Recipe Index Page
To make it easier for you to find quick, simple and delicious recipes on this site, I have created a Raw Food Recipe Index Page.
On this page you will find recipes for:
- Salads and Mains
- Dips and Dressings
- Desserts and Cookies
I know how much you love recipes and we all know how important they are if you want to stay raw and SHINE, so go over and check out the Raw Food Recipe Index Page – be inspired and get experimenting!
How to get the best out of eating at a restaurant on a raw foods diet
However when you are on a raw foods diet, you may think eating out is a challenge.
Here are my top tips to deal with eating at a restaurant:
- Book the restaurant in advance, this way you can research the menu and decide what you are going to have to eat. This will take away the stress of wondering if there is anything on the menu.
- If there is not a specific meal on the menu, read what ingredients the menu has and see if you can adapt it - for example they may have a salmon salad on the menu and another dish with guacamole, you could ask the chef if you could have an avocado salad.
- Before you leave for the restaurant have a piece of fruit or a green smoothie. This may seem counter intuitive but if you arrive at the restaurant hungry you are more likely to make unsupportive food choices.
- If you don’t manage to eat as you had wanted to, accept it and make different choices at your next meal.
Most importantly enjoy your experience!
Step up, CLEAN Up – Take your life to the next level
30 days to shape your body, your life
and get your future in order
September is fast approaching, and this is the perfect time for some reflection. It signals the next stage of the year and is naturally the time for assessing where you are and where you are heading.
I’m very excited to be able to share with you, in fact you are amongst the first to learn about a new program that I have put together to help you do just that; reflect where you are, understand where you are heading and then lift your life to the next level. This program is perfect for you if you say ‘YES’ to any of the questions below:
- Are you fed up of feeling tired, flabby and dull?
- Do you want to reactivate your passion and drive?
- Are you ready to take your life to the next level?
- Are you ready to take action and know that you can create the results that you want?
Now you can take charge, get back in the driving seat and wipe the slate CLEAN when you follow my simple 5 step plan
1. Create clarity about your perfect body, your ideal life and your fabulous future.
Get clear on how the choices you’ve been making have created the results you’ve been living and discover how 3 simple steps can recreate your life
2. Learn about the True you and your relationship with food.
Uncover how you have been using food as a tool to deal with other areas of your life, and finally release out-dated patterns of behaviour such as emotional eating and comfort eating
3. Eat right for you.
Embrace your uniqueness and know that the food you eat and the eating plan that you follow needs to be as unique as you. Discover how to create menu plans that inspire you, with food that you LOVE and that satisfy you on every level of your being. Meal times will never be a chore or full of shame again.
4. Activate your passion.
Translate your new found energy and enthusiasm to finally complete those projects that have been put to one side and move towards a life of confidence, purpose and passion.
5. Nourish yourself on every level of your being.
Fall in love with the new you and the amazing opportunities that open up for you as you up-level your diet, your life and your dreams
This program begins Thursday 20th October 2011
To register your interest please complete the form below and you will be the first to hear about the program and the special bonuses
The Party is in full swing
The 21 day raw food celebration is still in full swing and it’s not too late to join.
The response to the recipes that I’ve shared have been amazing.
There have been juices, smoothies, desserts and of course ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you’ve ever wondered what a raw food diet looks like there are even menu plans to follow.
The favourite recipe so far has been for my chocolate brownies, but I think some of the recipes that are coming up will give it a run for it’s money, such as my new favourite recipe my creamy Raw Alfredo.
If you would like to join us, and you will receive access to the recipes that have already been shared, just complete the form below.
Oh did I mention all this is free? This is my gift to you!
We had a great party – if you missed it, I hope to see you at the next one!
How to choose recipes that support you
Not all food is created the same.
Just because a meal is raw doesn’t mean that it is better for you than something cooked. Take for example a complex raw dessert made with lost of nuts, dried fruit and syrup, this will have a very different affect on the body compared with some lightly steamed fresh vegetables.
Don’t get me wrong I am not suggesting that raw food is bad for you, as you know I fully celebrate the wonders of raw food, but it worth bearing in mind that if your raw food diet is made up of mostly complex raw foods that try and recreate cooked versions of food, you will have a very different experience of raw food than someone who is eating a raw food diet in its most natural form i.e. lots of salads, living foods, simple smoothies and juices.
It’s important to establish how you need your diet to support you, for example do you want to:
- Lose weight
- Find your ideal weight
- Have more energy
- Connect to your higher self
Then you need to look at the food and ask yourself how you need your food and meals to be to fit into your life, for example:
- Do you need recipes that are quick and easy to make
- Do you enjoy spending lots of time creating recipes
- Is the sharing of meals important to you
- When you socialise is food a focal point
- Are social and ethical issues more important to you
- What kind of tastes do you tend to be drawn towards
Once you have answered these questions it is much easier to find recipes that will help you achieve this and you will find your raw food adventures much more rewarding and enjoyable.
Your Favourite Raw Food Recipes
Once you have decided to follow any kind of diet plan it is important to have access to recipes that you love and that inspire you.
This is even more important as you embark on your adventures on a raw food diet because you may face many obstacles and challenges, not just from yourself, but by those around you. So by ensuring that you are set up with your recipes will make it easier for you to stay on your chosen path and have one less excuse not to make delicious meals.
I recommend that you create your own tailored recipe folder. This is really easy to do and great fun. All you need is a folder, some dividers and perhaps you might want to create a beautiful and inspiring cover to remind yourself of why eating this way.
Then split your folder into categories, there are many ways to do this, but choose what works for you:
- Evening Meal
By meal type:
- Quick and easy recipes
- Soups and smoothies
- Indulgent recipes
You may even want to create categories on how the food makes you feel such as:
You may even consider creating recipes by the seasonal produce that is available:
Once you have your folder ready, you can then have fun filling it with your favourite recipes. You may have these from raw food cookbooks that you have brought, raw food magazines, recipes that have found on the internet, recipes shared at potlucks or amongst friends and don’t forget to include your own delicious raw food creations and variations on recipes.
There are so many recipes out there for all tastes, moods and occasions have fun finding what works for you.