Saturday, March 3, 2007

Movie "Supercharge Me" To Show at Raw Film Fest in CA

Supercharge Me is a feature-length documentary about Jenna Norwood's experiment with eating raw food for 30 days. It will be shown at the first-ever Raw Film Festival in Hollywood, CA from March 15-18. We wish Jenna the best of luck with her film!

Friday, March 2, 2007

Grow Your Own Goji Berry Plants

As you may know, goji berries are loaded with antioxidants. They might not be so easy to find in a store, depending on where you live, although you can get them by mail-order.

Here's a company that sells the plants that you can grow on your own.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Fox News' Dr. Manny Gives Good Health Award to Raw Foods

Inspired by Hollywood's Oscars, Dr. Manny Alvarez of Fox News gave out his first annual Good Health Awards, and one of them goes to raw foods!

Here's what he writes:

The Raw Foods, Raw Power Award
More and more people have been trying to get back to basics when it comes to food and nutrition. Buying organic foods is one way to eliminate the additives in processed foods, genetically-modified ingredients and insecticides, from your diet. Take it one step further, and you've got a raw foods diet.

Heating food causes the natural enzymes in food to break down, so the goal of the raw foods movement, according to its advocates, is to preserve the enzymes in food by eating only foods that have not been heated above a certain temperature--typically, 118 degrees. Food rich in enzymes is not only healthier, say raw foods advocates, it is also more easily digested and will help you feel more energetic and even look younger.

Raw foodists consume fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and nuts, though some also add fish, meat and dairy products. There are concerns that individuals might not get all the nutrients they need from a diet that eliminates meats, fish, dairy, and processed foods, but having people think about the health benefits of foods in their more natural states might have more people making healthier choices with their cooked foods.

This Dr. Manny Award is to be shared between former super model Carol Alt and Woody Harrelson. These two celebrities have probably been the most visible in spreading the word on raw foods.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Raw Vegan Radio's Latest Interview

Raw Vegan Radio's latest interview (available as a podcast) is of Cory Churko, who's had a multi-faceted career in music for more than 20 years and who switched to raw foods last summer. Cory's worked as a musician, producer and audio-engineer, with such people as Elton John and Shania Twain. In this interview, he talks about touring the world as a raw foodist.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Raw Foods Restaurant Opened Recently in New Haven, CT

Ahimsa, a mostly-raw restaurant, opened a few weeks ago in New Haven, CT. A recent article in the Yale Daily News that mentions it says there's also a raw restaurant called the Alchemy Juice Bar Cafe in Hartford, CT. It's great to see restaurants opening outside NYC!

NJ's Only "Almost" All-Raw Restaurant

I haven't been to East Coast Vegan, in Toms River, NJ, but will check it out next time I'm in the area. In this newspaper review, owner Michael Pollack says when he first opened, the menu featured cooked food, but since he switched to "almost all raw," his business has increased three- or four-fold.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Dragon Fruit

I've never had the pleasure of finding dragon fruit to buy and eat, but it sure is pretty!

Let me know if you've tasted it and what you think of it!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Buttery-Colored Dressing

I just created a dressing and I love the way it came out! It tastes great and is a captivating light yellow color.

Here's my recipe:

Judy's Buttery Colored Dressing

(These are the amounts for one serving; multiply according to how many people you're serving.)

The freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon
1 clove of garlic, grated
1 tablespoon raw sesame tahini
2 tablespoons flaxseed oil (I used Barleans, high lignan)
Celtic salt to taste

Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour into salad.

My salad today consisted of bite-sized pieces of turnip, turnip greens, kale leaves, and tatsoi, with a sprinkling of Zingerman's Wild Tuscan Fennel Pollen and the above-mentioned dressing. I was too hungry to take a picture so you'll have to imagine it.