Archives for 2009

Spotlight On Oasis Cafe and Living Cuisine

Oasis Cafe is like discovering a lake of fresh spring water after a lifetime of being thirsty. The cafe is located right on Rt 30 in the Frazer/Malvern area, within a strip of other shops. You might have driven past it and not even noticed. But take a look next time – better yet, stop in and have one of their many amazing raw meals! On their menu you can find everything from a delicious Live Raw salad (which I had today) to sushi style nori rolls, avocado flax wraps, raw veggie pizza, veggie wraps, to a zucchini parfait with

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I Don’t Smell

It’s true. I don’t smell…anymore. Well, not that I was “smelly” before, but everyone wears deodorant right? RIGHT? No. NOT right. Not everyone wears deodorant. Smelly Europeans do not. But alas, neither do I! Not anymore! Since going raw, I haven’t worn deodorant. It’s a good way to gauge the toxins in your body. The less toxins you have, the less you “smell”. I am proud to say that I haven’t worn deodorant in ummmm 8 days… Anddddddd…I don’t smell. I’m serious, I’m sniffing my arm pit right now, and nothing! Nada. Zilch. I guess when you eat amazing raw

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The Spiralizer!

Check THIS out! It’s called the Spirooli Spiralizer! I can make any veggie into pasta like noodles! Just add homemade fresh marinara and serve! OR, use this to slice up any veggie for an easier way to roll veggies into a wrap! I ordered mine from or just google Spirooli and it should come up!

Week 2

It’s the Monday of Week 2 and I am pretty darn excited. I feel awesome…actually, I feel rawsome! That could have something to do with the fact that I’m eating live food, which still has it’s energy in tact. I’m also super ridonculously giddy at the FACT that I lost 7.5 pounds in a week. In a WEEK! Who does that? Not me, ever. But now I do apparently. So I’m pretty stoked to see what the scale says when I hop on again Sunday morning. The fact that I can basically eat whatever I want by doing the raw

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West Chester Growers Market

I went to the market this morning and discovered that only ONE farm at the entire growers market is Organic. Just one. Just one little tent. I couldn’t believe it. It made me sad. So of course, that is where I got all of my fantastic produce, which included: basil, tomatoes, spicy salad mix (it has mustard greens in it- totally awesome by the way), radishes, peppers, etc. The farm is called Red Earth Farms. I looked them up when I got home, and found they are a 13 acre farm just about 2 hours from me and they offer

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A Rawsome Friday

I feel fantastic today! When I woke up this morning my body felt exhausted from the workout I did last night, but I made a smoothie with just some berries, maca, nut butter and water and the exhaustion just went away! I love the energy I feel from maca…it’s not that shaky jittery energy that you get from coffee which is then followed by a crash and a desire for more coffee…maca is just like a lift…. I feel more alert and have absolutely zero jitters or anything. It’s awesome! Why there aren’t Maca cafes I have no idea…. My

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Maca – Goji – Camu Camu

Maca, Goji, Camu Camu…what are they? Sometimes it’s enough to make your head spin. I’ve seen those words in raw un-cookbooks and listed on the internet in recipes, and Raw Yoda has put them on my list of things to incorporate into my foods… but what are they? I’m used to seeing recipes that say to add sugar and flour and salt, not Maca, Goji Berries, and Camu Camu. I can see how anyone new to the raw food lifestyle or anyone trying to make the transition would get frustrated and feel overwhelmed…I am basically being re-educated. Which I ADORE!

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