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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
My name is Peace Ravenwood and I am a Living Foods educator and experimenter, founder of the School of Living Foods and Alchemy Elixir Cafe ~ based in Northamptonshire UK. I love sharing the gifts and benefits of a life rich in raw foods, and also love spending as much time as possible outside in the garden, growing lots of fresh organic produce to use in the recipes. Wild foraging is also a passion of mine, one which I am constantly learning more about. My life is dedicated to learning and sharing every aspect of life in the raw, from seed ~ stomach ~ spirituality and sensuality. My other loves are of spending time with loved ones Anthony and our tribe of furry companions, reading, researching, writing and a little radical rebellion...my aim here to you is to walk with you while we change our world, one meal at a time Inlakesh Peace xxx

Monday, 5 September 2011

Yin~Yang chocolate treats

Here is a little recipe I made today, for yin~yang cacao treats, very simple to make and very light to eat.
Enjoy xx

for the dark layer you need:
100g cacao butter
100g cacao powder
1/2tsp spirulina
agave/honey to taste
pinch of Himalayan salt

for the white layer you need:
100g cacao butter
50g cashew nuts ground to a fine powder
50g lucuma
pinch vanilla powder or 1 vanilla bean scraped out
agave/honey to taste

Gently melt the butters in separate bowls over warm water ~ make sure no water is mixed into the butters!
Once melted, add the powders after sieving to make sure the chocolate is not lumpy.
Stir in really well and add the sweeteners to taste

Using what ever moulds you like ~ first pour in some of the white chocolate mixture, then place the mould in the fridge to allow this layer to set a little
Then, take the moulds out and pour over some of the dark chocolate mix until the moulds are full.
Place back in the fridge until set.

Enjoy xxxx

Day one of Green Smoothie Detox with Raw Divas

At Last, I found the hit to make that change back onto this rawsome journey again!
While browsing all the daily inspiring posts on Facebook earlier today there was a post from The Green Smoothie Queen reminding us that the latest Green Smoothie Detox was starting ~ TODAY!!!
Well, that did it, with no hesitation I went and signed up, for the full supported program, and felt my body sigh with relief...

To say I have fallen off the raw wagon is not fully true, but, since the end of July I have slid down the cooked food slope more than I wanted to, and found each day one of the worst challenges to keep on track than I have since this journey began 2 years ago.
I have no excuses or reasons why cooked foods hooked me in again, they just did...and I have been getting deeper into a spiral of feeling not too well again, loosing inspiration, confidence, drive and life feeling difficult again.

That is just not where I wish to be at, so, off we go again with this amazing opportunity to get back the mojo, the vavavoom, the sexy, the happy and the ecstacy!

Supper this evening will be a goji berry and strawberry refresher, as I am in no need of anything more than a glass full of sunshine to send me off to dreamland a happy Goddess.
I am so looking forwards to tomorrows smoothies ~ with a garden full of kale, salads, cucumber, melons and tomatoes...this next month is going to be AMAZING.
I will be adding a link to the Green Smoothie Queens on here and on the website soon, so everyone will be able to join the raw-volution!

for a taster of some green smoothie goodness, here is a very lovely one for you to make:

Spirulina (1 tsp)

simple and fresh ~ make in what ever quantity you prefer

Love and sparkles xxxxxx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

lovely light juice recipe

Okay here is a lovely little juice recipe for you that is so easy and light but packed...PACKED...with vitamins, enzymes and chlorophyll!

We need to pack in the chlorophyll if we want to be experiencing wellness and healing, so, here is the secret to accessing this in large amounts...


Yes, this is the way folks...actually, in the growing season, your own lawn is an ideal source of it...you heard right...the humble lawn is just as good at providing chlorophyll as wheatgrass, but this needs careful nurturing to keep it clean and fresh, so it may be best, until you get into it, to order in trays of fresh wheatgrass from a reliable source.

I use Aconbury Sprouts for mine, and have to say it is a great place to go for anything to do with sprouting seeds and the trays of lovely grasses, snow peas shoots and sunflower greens...why  not check them out?

2 trays of wheatgrass cost £9 plus postage but so worth it, particularly as you can harvest each tray several times if you look after it.

So, the juice?

Okay...you need to juice:

1 head of celery
4 crispy apples
1/3 tray wheatgrass
1 lemon

there you have it!
This yeilds a pint of juice that will start you off on the right track each morning.

Try and see for yourself

NOTE; all produce is organic of course!

Love and peace

Dawn xxx