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 “Raw, Vegan Chocolate Mousse” »

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I went to a wonderfully amazing raw food dinner the other night, with guests….all unknown to me prior to the event. We all came from different parts of the world representing Australia, Germany, Whales, Vietnam, the USA (a New Yorker now living between Bali and Berlin), and well, there was me (my response as to where I am from changes depending on to whom I am speaking, or where I am at the time).

Our gracious host Boris Lauser, a raw food gourmet chef,  provided us with some of the best raw food dishes I have ever tasted. His possession of culinary artistry combined with the great intuition for flavour combination and presentation is remarkable. Continue reading “Raw Corn Chip Recipe and What Makes you Tick?” »

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A friend of mine left the U.S. of A to spend a year in Europe. Along with her essentials of books and clothes, she filled/stuffed her bags with a variety of food-stuffs. Lots and lots of food-stuff. I was deeply curious to discover what the contents of these food-stuff-bags were. As my friend pulled each item out of the suitcase, I saw bags of brightly coloured, odd-shaped puffy things, which were called cheetos, followed by boxes of powered stuff, a range of (to me) non-recognisable things, bags of chocolate chip cookies (ok, this I can certainly relate to) and then a package of sliced bread.

I watched and said nothing, and watched again.

My first reaction when I saw the bread was to scream out “but Germany has some of the best breads in the world. Why would you bring sliced bread to Europe from the USA?!?!?” But, I refrained from any comment at all.

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