Tonya Zavasta – an inspirational raw vegan you may wish to follow

Tonya Zavasta - an inspirational raw vegan you may wish to follow

  In spring of 2012 after seeing Tonya Zavasta’s videos I decided to give a raw food lifestyle a try as soon as I finish writing the exams. Although a month or so prior that when I came across the concept of raw veganism I thought it

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My first video, finally!

My first video, finally!

  Here is it. The first time I tried to make a video for this blog was in August of this year. Took me 6 months! Yes, my plan is to start a YouTube channel. By the way, today is Orthodox Christmas. So, Merry Christmas to those

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Health benefits of cold-pressed coconut oil for raw vegans

Health benefits of cold-pressed coconut oil for raw vegans

  You won’t have enough fingers on your hands and feet to count all the health benefits of cold-pressed coconut oil! You may have noticed that I include coconut oil in most of my recipes. The second last one wasn’t an exception. And yes, the New 2018

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4 raw natural sweeteners and why you may want to limit them

4 raw natural sweeteners and why you may want to limit them

  Merry Christmas to all of those on the path to a better wellbeing! I wish you many “I’m full of energy” days this year!   That’s an ideal time to talk about natural sweeteners. Specifically, those that are considered raw or close. Recently, I shared how

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Make this 2-ingredient raw sweetener – takes a minute

Make this 2-ingredient raw sweetener - takes a minute

  I’d say this raw sweetener is perfect. And it’s nothing more than blended dates!   In addition to being raw, date paste is (has): a whole food has little affect on blood sugar levels. Fact: its glycemic index is lower than that of honey easy to

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Raw, stamina-promoting porridge that will help you shed pounds

Raw, stamina-promoting porridge that will help you shed pounds

  Or how to prepare teff grain and keep this African superfood raw. Imagine yourself indulging on a creamy, rich, comforting to the tastebuds and mind meal, while at the same time helping your body maintain endurance and release unwanted flab! A fantasy? Maybe, but this porridge

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5 more nutrients and corresponding best vegan foods that boost brain power (a few of them are not foods)

5 more nutrients and corresponding best vegan foods that boost brain power (a few of them are not foods)

  Today I’m going to carry on with the brain topic. There are several more foods that you can eat to make yourself even more smarter than you are right now 🙂 . If you are deficient in the nutrients that these foods contain, you may feel

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Made some rowan berry coffee – came out all right and foamy (but not raw)

Made some rowan berry coffee - came out all right and foamy (but not raw)

  So, yes, this rowan berry coffee came out not bad. As I said in the post about it, I wanted to make something from these things. For the sake of having fun and getting some of their preciousness into the body! Wine?..When I looked into how

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3 nutrients and corresponding raw vegan foods for brain health (make yourself smarter!)

3 nutrients and corresponding raw vegan foods for brain health (make yourself smarter!)

  You hear it over and over again – you are what you eat. Although a mental aspect plays a big role in how you feel and look, that’s pretty much a reality. The same can be said about your brain. I’m sure you’ve noticed it yourself: you

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Special report: How to relax your mind in less than 10 minutes and thus be more rested & get more done (what I do)

Special report: How to relax your mind in less than 10 minutes and thus be more rested & get more done (what I do)

  This first week of winter was dedicated to coming up with this special report. It’s short and sweet. I’ve titled it How to relax your mind in less than 10 minutes and thus be more rested & get more done (what I do). This might sound

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“Vegan diets can be balanced and healthy…” says conventional medicine

"Vegan diets can be balanced and healthy..." says conventional medicine

  I came across a piece that I think might be of interest to others. Especially to those that like facts and figures. It’s one of the chapters in a nutritional guide. The guide was updated in the spring of this year. I’m not sure whether this

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About rowan berries: make wine, coffee, and remove radiation-related damages from the body

About rowan berries: make wine, coffee, and remove radiation-related damages from the body

  I’m writing this post because recently I came across a tree with impressively sweet rowan berries. While walking my poodle. They were so pleasantly sweat, almost like raisins, I ate all the bunches I could reach, like three or four of them! Very tasty. I was

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Staying warm on raw foods: 7 near-raw ways to get warm quickly after a chilly day

Staying warm on raw foods: 7 near-raw ways to get warm quickly after a chilly day

  One of the challenges that you might face is staying warm on raw foods. Obviously, it’s much easier to gobble up on cooling apples and tomatoes if the sun constantly bakes the place where you live. On the other hand, when the cold gets through your

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Raw rice recipe that tastes like cooked one

Raw rice recipe that tastes like cooked one

  Warning, this raw rice recipe is forbidden for ordinary people! 😉 . Kidding. However, if you were living in China in 1500, it would have been forbidden for you. Well, unless you were lucky to have been born in a royal family, or in an extremely well-off

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Tender no-bake berry pie. And you don’t need to dehydrate it for long!

Tender no-bake berry pie. And you don't need to dehydrate it for long!

  This no-bake berry pie rocks (never liked the word but fits here) for two reasons. First, you can make it of any thickness you want. Need 2 inches? Sure. Second, when ready, you can cut it into pieces of nearly any thinness you want (provided that

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Photos of edible cattail roots & how to harvest them

Photos of edible cattail roots & how to harvest them

  Got some cattail roots this weekend. It was a messy business. I forgot a knife and had to do it with my bare hands. A piece of advice – don’t take only your hands (and head) with you, get something sharp as well. I took some

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Dreaming of cheese? Nutritional yeast – the vegan cheese – might help

Dreaming of cheese? Nutritional yeast - the vegan cheese - might help

  Once upon a time one happy mushroom-like creature decided to make someone happier. It chose vegans with a soft spot for cheese. Because regardless of their passion for dairy cheese they bravely avoid it. So, without thinking too much it made itself taste like cheese! The

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