“Then indecision brings its own delays,

And days are lost lamenting o’er lost days.

Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute;

What you can do, or dream you can, begin it;

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”


I have spoken about this issue before on countless occasions, as I am repeatedly reminded of tis importance!

On a trip to the USA last year, I discovered the most delicious essene bread at Whole Foods. It was grainy and soft and full of flavour and of course terribly healthy!! It was exactly what I was looking for. It was a raw bread made from sprouted whole wheat berries, dehydrated to form a loaf and sweetened with natural fruit juices and dates- I adored it, and returned on a near daily basis to buy more during my sojourn.

I dreamt of eating it back home and made it a point to purchase one before heading back home. I lovingly wrapped up the frozen bread into a few bags to maintain its freezing point as long as possible and was able to transport it home safe and soundly! As soon as I arrived home, the first I did was to pull out the package of the bread and place it into the freezer. Continue reading “The perfect moment-and Raw, Vegan Chocolate Mousse” »

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Speaking of friends:


I had the pleasure of watching the movie Julie and Julia twice, and both occasions were very special. As soon as the movie was released in the USA, I had been desperate to see it. When it FINALLY came out in Germany, I had left the country that day and when I returned, it had come nad gone. I was going to have to wait for the DVD release, which really really really bothered me, because I have never been known to be a lady of patience!!!

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During my last raw food-week, I was able to succumb to my chocoholisim by creating two raw sweet delights. My first attempts at creating raw chocolate pralines last year were a disaster, and when I found a recipe for chocolate chip cookies in my new book Everyday Raw, by raw food chef, Mathew Kenny, the photos looked convincing enough to give it a try. I must admit, that this recipe is not a quickie. I needed 2 days to create it. On day 1, I made the chocolate morsels (chips) for the cookies and waited for them to dry ( I still have to work on creating the perfect morsel shape…not so great….as you can see in the photos below). On day 2, I made the actual “cooke dough” and then waited for that to dry. As I waited for each element to dry, my expectations rose and rose and rose. I can definitely say that this process was an excellent example of the practice-of-patience.

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