Wholewheat Pasta with Broccoli Florets enriched with a Tahini & Mustard Sauce

On Wednesday we decided to go for a dish that was mainly raw and we found that the Almost Raw Tahini Noodles recipe fit the bill. I tweaked it a little bit, mainly the broccoli, Martin prefers it cooked a little, personal taste I suppose, it would be just as good if you just leave the broccoli completely raw. I also didn’t have any rice vinegar (original recipe) so used balsamic instead. This dish was absolutely delicious and there was enough for 2 main meals for us and also some left over to share for lunch the next day – […]

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Inspirational Book Review – There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene

A few months back I was on the hunt for books that would help broaden my mind and help educate me in the cultures and experiences of others across the world, so I jumped at the chance to read Melissa Fay Greene’s ‘There is no me without you’.  Straight away from the first few pages I knew that it would be a difficult read, that it would cause an impact on my way of thinking and force me to think about certain things in a lot more detail. It’s also the type of book that spurs you into action, it […]

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Inspiring People – Here is a man who genuinely makes a difference, Dr Kirt Tyson

As the previous post mentioned, we first saw Kirt Tyson when he appeared on a documentary, called Simply Raw, to take part in proving that nutrition can arrest and reverse diabetes.  The documentary was absolutely mind blowing in the results they had in just a few days, with 6 volunteers with both type 2 and type 1 diabetes, just by changing their diet to purely raw food. Many of the volunteers who were in the programme started off on insulin and a whole list of other pills to help them get through the day, but in keeping up such a […]

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Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days Movie Review

We’ve been watching a lot of films on diet and exercise themes lately, and the latest we found on Amazon, entitled Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 days Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is a documentary film which examines the effect of a raw food diet on diabetes. Film-maker Michael Bedar was inspired to create Simply Raw after a meeting with raw food advocate Gabriel Cousens in 2003. The film follows six diabetics who eat nothing but raw vegan food for a period of 30 days. Their progress and health are monitored by a team of medics. The […]

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Healthy, clean, vegan diet still going with my attempt at the Burrito Bowl

We’ve been scouring the internet looking for some delicious meals that we can incorporate into our clean, vegan diet and there is such a plethora of information out there that it’s getting harder to choose from so many wonderful recipes. One of our dishes last week was from holycowvegan.net where the title was Fat Free Burrito Bowl, we changed it slightly but the result was just as tasty as the original recipe (albeit with some fat in it!) Recipe for Burrito Bowl (serves 2 as  a big meal) Bulgar Wheat Ingredients: 1 cup bulgar wheat 2 cups vegetable stock 1 […]

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Travel Bug, a trip to Italy!

We have decided this year that we will take a proper holiday, one were we will actually be tourists for a change, so having looked at the cost of flights we’ve decided on a trip to Italy.  It’s an understatement when I say “I Love Italy”, the place is truly gorgeous and steeped in historical culture and the things you can see and do there would take this lifetime and the next to do justice! So, we’re already thinking a few nights in Rome, then jump on the train up to Pisa where we can take a day trip into […]

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