Pi Day, when the date corresponds to the number Pi (that would be 3.14, if it’s been a while since you took high school math). This is a day to celebrate mathematics, of course, but we also think this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate a different sort of pie, that of the pastry persuasion. If you’re interested in marking the day with a dessert, why not go raw? Raw desserts, while a bit foreign to most people, are generally easy to make—no baking!—and tasty, too. Here are 7 raw pie recipes you can make to party for Pi Day. More
As the raw food movement picks up steam, so, too does the demand for healthy, fresh, and safe foods that stay within the rules of the diet. But for raw foodies in small towns or urban neighborhoods, where natural food stores are hard to come by (what, your corner bodega doesn’t carry chia seeds?), the supply in stores just isn’t keeping up with demand–so they’re going online. Ordering raw goods is convenient and affordable–but is it safe? Sustainable? What do you need to know before you get go cyber shopping? More
As you all know, I decided to take a raw food challenge last week in order to see what the hype was all about with this diet. I had only heard good things going into it, like my mood, energy, digestion, complexion and sleep would all benefit. Not to mention the supposed long-term effects, including a stronger immune system, longer life and decreased risks of disease. Who wouldn’t be intrigued, right? As I quickly found out though, that way of eating was not only harder than I expected, it had a number of nasty side effects. But not everyone has the same experience when going raw. My fellow writer here at Blisstree, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, had a different outcome. So we decided to have a friendly debate about the merits and pitfalls of this diet:
So, as I wrote about the other day, my raw food diet was making me ridiculously hungry. All week I’ve been pining after my beloved sweets and breads, trying to ignore every other commercial for yet another food that I couldn’t have (why are there no ads for mangoes and lettuce, anyway?) So I did what any sane, rational, disciplined woman would do: I cheated. More
As I wrote about on Monday, I am experimenting with a raw food diet (or challenge as I like to call it since I don’t like the implications of the word “diet”) for the next week. Today is day three, and so far, this is not at all how I anticipated my new healthy-eating program would go. For starters, I am hungry. Very hungry. And when I get hungry, I get grouchy. And when I get grouchy, I want to hurt someone (not really, but you know what I mean).
People who have done a raw food challenge in the past keep telling me how amazing it is and how amazing I will feel. Exactly when will that happen, I want to know?
It’s a rare issue that brings foodies, libertarians and the Amish together, but today’s “Rally for Food & Farm Freedom” on Capitol Hill is doing just that. The cause? Raw milk.
For the past year and half, the FDA has conducted an undercover sting operation on dairy farmer Dan Allgyer and his loyal private buying club customers. In response to this affront to our freedoms, the buying club he services and people around the country are organizing a rally in support of Dan and other farmers targeted by the FDA.
The club, which boasted upwards of 1,000 consumers in DC and Maryland, contracted with Allgyer to buy raw milk and other products from his Pennsylvania farm. But according to the FDA, this is a violation of interstate commerce laws. More
Aside from contributing great raw and vegan recipes to Blisstree, chef Doug McNish has a lot on his plate (no pun intended): He’s traveling to Hawaii to give raw cooking demonstrations; he’s working on his first book; and he’ll be flying to Hawaii next month to talk about raw and vegan foods. But he hasn’t always been a picture of health and success — just a few years ago, he weighed 270 pounds and was struggling with a drug addiction that forced him to give up his job and start all over again.
This week, I’m on one of Organic Avenue‘s raw detoxing food cleanses, so my oven is officially on sabbatical. Every day, I have a full menu of juices and raw foods that are pre-made and ready to go, so I literally haven’t had to do a dish for the past five days. I’m starting to miss cooking and baking, but thankfully, I’m not missing my sweets. On this cleanse, I get one raw dessert per day, and I’ve been blown away by how good they are. Surprisingly, a lot of the ingredients are good for me, too.
Since I know I’m not the only one detoxing this time of year (and no everyone is lucky enough to live near a place that will make their juices and foods for them), I decided to hunt around for more raw dessert recipes that you can “bake” even while cleansing. More
This time of year, we’ve got two things on our minds: Flying somewhere warm like Argentina, and cleaning up our eating habits. We haven’t found a bargain flight to Buenos Aires yet, but this week’s recipe from vegan chef Douglas McNish is a close second, plus it’s a lot more cleansing than the steak we’d end up eating in the southern hemisphere: More
Our pal, vegan chef Doug McNish, brags that his raw pumpkin pie recipe is the best ever, and who are we to argue? After all, he’s head chef at Raw Aura, the organic raw restaurant in Toronto. Here’s one way Doug will help you through the holidays (the dessert course, at least): More
Douglas McNish, head chef of Toronto’s Raw Aura organic and raw food restaurant, returns with a new original recipe for Blisstree readers (“sour cream” and onion kale chips, just in time for football season). Doug says:
This is a great way to incorporate kale into your diet. It’s high in calcium, iron, folate, and is amazing for the skin.