Anonymous: In relation to the above question I just eat really clean so its hard to understand how the spots on my face could be the usual junk related blemishes ! This is cray ! Thank you so much regardless of whether you can answer my whacked out question hahaha xxxxx
Hey, I’m sorry but what question are you referring to? I haven’t received one recently to do with skin, is this in relation to staying raw in winter? Skin issues are generally heat related, drinking lots of fluids - at least 3 litres a day and fruits high in water like watermelon, bananas and papaya are all great for detoxifying the skin. Make sure to eat these fruits alone, that is unaccompanied by other foods especially fats. I’ve had skin problems in the past and as soon as I eliminated excessive fat from my diet, like lots of nuts, avocado, tahini, coconut meat and oil it disappeared!
You may be eating clean but it’s the combination of foods that you’re eating that may not be agreeing with your skin.
I don’t really understand the question, maybe I missed the first half but I hope this helps, if not please ask in more detail as I’m happy to give you my advice. x
Anonymous: What would you recommend eating when it's cold? I try to eat raw as much as possible but when it's cold I just crave roasts and pastas and naughty things :-( thanks!
Hey! Great question. In winter it’s important to keep circulation going optimally so increasing spices into your daily diet will help, add things like cinnamon, turmeric and ginger to your smoothies/salads/soups/pepper/chilli etc and if you’re craving warm foods especially at breakfast time you can take a look at my post for a warm breakfast pudding, also visit fullyraw Kristina’s YouTube channel, she has a video dedicated to staying raw throughout the colder months. If you can’t kick the craving, opt for a high carb low fat cooked food like potatoes/rice/noodles that are accompanied by a huge salad for optimum digestion. Hope this helps you out! Remember to drink fluids at room temp too!
Raw fried rice with black tahini dressing.
Ok, so I thought I wanted a chopped salad, then this manifested itself and IM SO GLAD THAT IT DID! It’s about the best thing I’ve eaten….for a while. I’ve never been a fan of mock food. Mock meat, mock pizza blah blah blah but for the sake of this recipe, I’ll dub this “fried rice”.
Now, the recipe:
(Calls for a few things you may/may not have-but hopefully you’re able to adjust or accommodate! :))
1/2 head of cauliflower
1 bunch of asparagus
1-2 bunches Bok choy
2 cups organic salad mix
4 tbs kimchi sauerkraut
Handful of snowpeas
1 thumb Ginger root or 2 tsp powder
1-2 tbs brown rice organic miso paste
1 tbs black tahini
Small handful of Vietnamese mint
Small handful of chives
The power of your food processor/blender will determine how fine you’ll need to cut the cauliflower - i have to cut it up pretty small to get it to the right texture without there being hassles.
Once you get it to your perfect consistency add to a container where you will mix in the sauerkraut, you can add some lemon here; I made a small dressing with miso and water to stir through with lots of pepper.
You can place this in your serving bowl along with the salad mix.
Cut up your vegetables different textures are one of the main advantages of plant based diets. Vegetables are so versatile, we forget sometimes how many creative ways we can cut, grate, spiralise and present them.
So get creative if you wish and cut in all sorts of ways :)
Chop your herbs except for the mint and add to the bowl with your sprouts.
Squeeze some lemon juice and mix with your hands kind of fluffing it up so the “rice” doesn’t flatten.
For the dressing simply mix 1 tbs of black tahini with miso and ginger powder + enough water to get your desired consistency.
Slice some snow peas in strips and add to the top of your bowl along with the Vietnamese mint.
You might want to add some pumpkin seeds for a bit of crunch too!
Enjoy, if you make this id love to know it you liked it. Please ask me any questions and so on or any recipe requests!!!
Anonymous: Why don't you recommend a vitamix?
Oh, I would absolutely reccomend a vitamix. I just answered this same question on instagram this morning for someone on a budget…. still in that frame of mind. Vitamixes are by far the most powerful amazing quality blender you can find …as far as I know! I’ve used one before and they’re amazing.
Anonymous: What blender do you use? Your smoothies are so lovely!
Hey! Thankyou so much. :)
I use a breville something-or-ther. I wouldn’t reccomend it though, it’s slow, overheats and the amount of spoons/spatulas/chopsticks that I have gone through in the process of stirring through whatever it is i’m blending.
I’d reccomend looking at a nutri-bullet, a bio chef or a froothie.
Recipe @smoothblender Instagram x
Deeeelicious Zucchini Pappardelle with creamy thick cauliflower sauce.
1 large heirloom tomato
1 head of corn
1/4 head of cauliflower
1/2 a bunch of coriander (including stalks)
3-4 rehydrated tomatoes - and some of the soaking water
1 clove of garlic
1 spring onion. I have them growing in the garden and they’re quite small so I used 3 small…you can adjust to what you have.
While your dehydrated tomatoes are soaking, prepare your vegetables:
-peel all but one zucchinis widely to create your “pappardelle”, chop the last one roughly and place in your blender/food processor
-The power of your blender will determine how finely you need to cut up the cauliflower - my blender is pretty average, so if I don’t cut it up in small pieces, it takes a hell of a lot longer to process….cut the cauliflower and add to your blender, along with rinsed coriander stalks, throw in your spring onions and juice of half of the lemon.
- Cut the corn off the cob, I saw recently on a video that a much easier way to cut it is if you put it length ways on the chopping board and slice like a piece of bread rather than balancing it on it’s tip and slicing down the cob and getting corn EVERYWHERE!!
Now you can start processing! If it’s not doing much, add a little of the water from the soaking tomatoes. Once they’re hydrated, in this case you don’t need to soak them for very long 5-10 minutes is okay… slice them up and add in one at a time until you get the flavour you like.
Once that’s mixed, pour on top of your pasta in your favourite bowl and top with chopped tomato and more coriander.
I have some dehydrated deliciously flavorsome and spicy vegetable/buckweat crackers from Shoku Iku that I sprinkled on top along with some pepper, with a side of lemon.
This would be fantastic with some fresh chilli, unfortunately all mine died >.<
I hope you enjoy! Peace.
: wow you met patricia bragg!! me and my dad idolize her. do you eat acv daily? i dont, yet. not sure how to do that without getting nauseous. i saw you recommend some foods for brain power, and id like to recommend rosemary! the essential oil is stimulating when inhaled. you can also make teas and inhale the scent of the fresh herb (place in a steaming pot of water, or rub on skin)
She’s a phenomenon! I do when I have it, I haven’t bought any for a while. i don’t actually use BRAGGS anymore because I’ve found a local organic provider which I prefer. Lately though, I’ve been getting into coconut vinegar, which has similar benefits (if not more).
Thanks so much for your recommendation! Essential oils are so beautiful and work wonders. I think I need to go and pick some rosemary right now! :D