Today’s Contaminated World: Romaine Lettuce or Chicken? What Is the Lesser Evil?

Today's Contaminated World: Romaine Lettuce or Chicken? What Is the Lesser Evil?

A spring salad from recently harvested organic Romaine lettuce or a dish from organically-grown, steamed chicken? What would contain less contaminants per gram? Contaminants –  the traces of human activity – are on every step. And unless you are hiding somewhere in the Arctic or Antarctic, you

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3 Other Vegan Foods With ‘Raw’ Faces

3 Other Vegan Foods With 'Raw' Faces

I’m continuing with the ‘raw’ vegan foods that are not truly raw. A bowl of wild rice that looks like messed-up zebra coat, a handful of cranberries, and thawed broccoli in your salad… Are these raw?   1. Wild rice   When I tried to soak wild

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2 Other ‘Raw’ Foods Which Are Not Truly Raw (and What You Can Eat Instead)

2 Other 'Raw' Foods Which Are Not Truly Raw (and What You Can Eat Instead)

Today, I’m continuing with the topic of foods that seem like raw but are not truly raw.   Olives   Sour, salty, juicy, not too fatty, not too bland, I always had a soft spot for olives. Especially, the green big ones; with spicy cayenne or garlic

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2 Heat-Treated Vegan Foods Which You May Think are Raw (and Their Raw Alternatives). Sorry, Oatmeal Lovers

2 Heat-Treated Vegan Foods Which You May Think are Raw (and Their Raw Alternatives). Sorry, Oatmeal Lovers

Raw is better than cooked. Because raw foods look better! Kidding. But seriously, compare a nice just-picked organically grown apple to its cooked counterpart. Brown, wrinkled, who wants to look at it for long? Or how many artists would choose to paint a baked apple over a

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Taking a Look at 4 Raw Vegan Research Studies (2 Human + 2 Animal)

Taking a Look at 4 Raw Vegan Research Studies (2 Human + 2 Animal)

Below I compiled several raw vegan research studies: with good and no-to-so good observations, human and non-human. Clinical human trials Sedentary raw vegans = endurance exercisers!   The results of this study sound amazing. Researchers found that some health parameters of SEDENTARY raw vegans are similar to

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10 Top Vegan Countries (continued; with Popular Vegan Dishes and Their Ingredients)

10 Top Vegan Countries (continued; with Popular Vegan Dishes and Their Ingredients)

Today I’ll continue with the other five vegan countries. I talked about the world’s top five countries with the greatest percentage of vegans and vegetarians in this post. Knowing what these countries are is useful when traveling and wanting to stick to your vegan lifestyle. Similarly, if

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10 Most Vegan Countries (I Also Included Traditional Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes and Their Ingredients)

10 Most Vegan Countries (I Also Included Traditional Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes and Their Ingredients)

Vegan countries always attract attention. Because vegan dishes are part of everyday life. Because that’s normal to go to a restaurant and see vegan food all over the place. Because all kinds of rice, potatoes, legumes, and veggie meals are truly loved and enjoyed since birth. If

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Raw Vegan Diet and Wrinkles (or How to Keep Wrinkles at Bay)

Raw Vegan Diet and Wrinkles (or How to Keep Wrinkles at Bay)

Do a raw vegan diet and wrinkles walk separately? Yes, to some extent. But at some point their paths intersect. Although intersections happen later and less frequent than in the case of regular meat-and-potato diets. In other words, a raw vegan diet does make you look youthful

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Vegetarianism and Veganism in India Versus Cancer Rates

Vegetarianism and Veganism in India Versus Cancer Rates

Vegetarianism and veganism in India is more prevalent than in any other country in the world. In fact, it has more vegetarians than in the rest of the world combined. I had an opportunity to work with an Indian couple. The only non-vegan foods that they ate

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3 common problems on the raw food diet and their solutions

3 common problems on the raw food diet and their solutions

  I’ll quickly look at three relatively common problems on the raw food diet and provide solutions for them.   Problem #1. Feeling cold when you are ‘not supposed to be cold’ This problem is more prevalent among those living in cooler climates. I live in Calgary,

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The best time to go to bed? Sleep is kind of like a small rebirth, no less than that

The best time to go to bed? Sleep is kind of like a small rebirth, no less than that

What do you think is the best time to go to bed? 10 pm? Doesn’t matter if you are an ‘owl’ ? Depending when you plan to get up? If you are a plant eater you don’t need much sleep anyways? Well, WHEN you go to sleep

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Sprouted Quinoa Recipe – Raw, Filling, Pleasantly Sour

Sprouted Quinoa Recipe – Raw, Filling, Pleasantly Sour

Continuing will filling comforting recipes… This lightning-fast (not counting the soaking time), low-sugar sprouted quinoa recipe is good for newbie raw vegan chefs because it’s so easy to make (yeah, I’m a fan of what’s easy and effective). Like I mentioned in my earlier posts, I’m working

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Raw fermented amaranth coconut smoothie / meal

Raw fermented amaranth coconut smoothie / meal

This low-fat fermented amaranth smoothie will keep you full and energized for 2-3 hours. So, it’s good for breakfast or lunch, or before / after workout. The smoothie is high in protein, fiber, and good bacteria (and thus countless things that good bacteria provide!). It’s also high

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Amaranth strawberry whole food protein shake (a sneak peek into my eBook!)

Amaranth strawberry whole food protein shake (a sneak peek into my eBook!)

  This raw, 3-minute, whole food protein shake is light and filling (soaking / sprouting time is not included). Although the shake is quite low in fat and calories (>300) its high protein content will satisfy you for 2-4 hours. In one cup of soaked or sprouted

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News on my eBook

News on my eBook

Hello a raw vegan enthusiast, 1. Are you tired of those 10-12 pounds that just won’t go away even though you have been sticking to raw veganism for months? 2. Do you have trouble losing remaining pounds on a raw vegan diet because you feel hungry all

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This might be the fastest way to cool down (it’s so small you can carry it in your bag!)

This might be the fastest way to cool down (it's so small you can carry it in your bag!)

It’s summer. You are low on energy from heat. And you need the fastest way to cool down. Without: ice-cold drinks conditioner fan cold water / ice or cold shower?   USE PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL !   Do this: Locate a bottle of peppermint essential oil in

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An update and the recipes

An update and the recipes

  Long time no see 🙂 I’ve been away for a while  – writing an e-book!   I’m planning to launch it before the end of summer. The topic is being full and losing the remaining stubborn pounds on raw veganism.   Meanwhile, if you are searching

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