Posts Tagged: raw food foundation vancouver

  • Hey friends!

    Hope your having a glorious weekend. I’ve been getting my “raw on”, as I am taking a raw food instructor course.

    Question. Which animal in nature do we most resemble? Dogs? no. Bears? no. Snakes? no. Cougars? no (except I have a bit of cougar in me since Mike is 7 years younger than me…shhh)

    The animal we most resemble is a gorilla. (or chimps, monkeys, etc)

    Gorillas become big, strong, beautiful creatures by eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

    I believe nature has everything we need to become strong, vibrant, healthy beings. Nature doesn’t supply us with Ritz crackers, cream cheese, or chicken wings. That is not to say that these foods don’t TASTE good, because they do… but the more we can base our diets on the abundant live foods mother nature naturally supplies us with- the better. For the earth and ourselves!

    The transition off cooked foods is freaking hard! Trust me, I am still in the process, but I do know the way I feel on raw foods is like none other, so the closer I can stick to that, GREAT!

    The beauty about raw food is the endless things we can “cook” to make them look and taste like our traditional ways of eating.  I am in the middles of my Raw Food Instructor course and I am LOVING all the things I am learning to prepare to make this transition even easier!

    I didn’t get a chance to take as many pictures as I would have liked to today, but check out this raw pizza we made!!!

    In a nutshell (pun intended) this is how it’s made:

    CRUST:  flax seeds, sprouted buckwheat, red peppers, carrot, celery, garlic..

    CHEDDAR CHEESE: pine nuts, macadamia, sunflower seedsm lemon, garlic, nama shoyo, red pepper…

    MARINARA: tomatos, parsley, dates, etc….

    TOPPINGS: whatever fresh veggies your heart desires.

    Raw food pizza

    We are dehydrating this bad boy overnight, so it will be ready by lunch tomorrow. WOOT WOOT

    We also made raw lasagna…

    Raw food lasagna
    Raw Enchiladas..

    Anyone that knows me, knows my obsession with mexican food…so having a mexican option like this is unreal. With the tortilla shells you can also make chips! Imagine..making your own raw chips with fresh salsa and guacamole… (if only tequila were raw….haha)

    We had fresh lemon and Goji Berries in our water… Goji is known as the “longevity fruit.” Its unique master molecule polysaccharides and powerful antioxidants fight against free radicals that cause damage on the body.

    2 must have items that are now on my shopping list are:

    Coconut Sugar…

    mums coconut sugar

    and Vanilla Bean Powder..
    Another thing I am going to be all about now is Coconut water and then using the “meat” to make coconut cream pie! I promise within the next couple weeks I will do a video on how to break these nut heads open and reap the rewards!

    young coconut water, coconut meat

    As I’m sure you can tell I am inspired. The Raw Food Foundation is great and I am really loving it. The studio is in the heart of Coal Harbour/downtown van.

    It was kind of a rainy day so a perfect day to be inside learning! If you are just learning about Raw Foods and want an amazing place to start… watch this green shake video

    Don’t mind my brown hair….it was a phase… haha

    Thanks for stopping by! Hope I have inspired you in some way. That is why I am here. Love you guys!


  • Hey Team!!

    How are you all doing today?

    Great day here today. Woke up, mucked around while my voice was warming up and hit the booth for a new gig as an e-learning instructor. After 129 pages of voicing geometry, this 12 page course of technology integration was a BREEZE!

    Like my new studio chair? I got it as a bridal shower gift from my sister in law. It is PERFECT for my sound booth! (mike was laughing at the tissue I hang on the side. Once I get seated, I don’t like to be reaching down for things, geesh!

    While I was in the booth (during a blooper I’m sure) I was thinking about working out and how I didn’t feel like going to the gym in the rain. So I dusted off the ol P90x. It was an hour core synergy dvd and I actually didn’t mind it. Might stick with it for a bit, along with my yoga.

    It was such an exciting evening. I had my first class at The RAW Foundation Culinary Arts Institute!

    Check out all these raw foods! The class today was 5 easy recipes each in 5 minutes.

    Some of the things we learnt:

    * How to make delicious raw food meals that taste just like your favorite cooked food dishes; with just 5-7 ingredients in  5-7 minutes!

    * Nutrition Basics for each ingredient

    * The impact of common dangers in foods, on our bodies

    * How to minimize preparation time to just twice a week, for entrees

    * How to prepare gourmet raw food meals, simply and easily (no salad)

    * Flavour balancing techniques & the key to satisfying meals

    * How to transform basic recipes from one ethnicity to another, quickly and easily

    *Everything you need to know create a menu for 30 days!

    * How to shop for raw foods – complete with a shopping list

    * How to stock your raw food kitchen

    The foundation and the class is lead by a beautiful, talented, inspiring and extremely informative woman named Janice Skoreyko. (She happens to be a prairie girl too- bonus!)

    Janice Skoreyko

    mmm, stuffed mushrooms.

    The class was hands on, we made our own wraps. There was such a great group in the class too. We were having a blast.

    I helped out with the walnut brownies (she asked for a volunteer who likes chocolate- ummmm…ME!)

    Janice Skoreyko, Raw food foundation vancouver

    I learnt so much and I feel like I have information overload and I have to get up at 5:30am for yoga….sooo…if I have your permission I will bid farewell for this evening and be back tomorrow refreshed and ready to rock with more rawesome pictures and fun!

    Mike is unloading the dishwasher right now.. (Is he feeling ok? I better get over there!)

    Love and light!!