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Common Crow Natural Market – Free Raw Food Class – Gloucester, MA!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Wellness Class Flyer

Friday, August 28th, 2015

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Raw Food Nutrition Handbook

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Hey everyone! I’m posting today to let you guys know about a book that was just published by Karin and Rick Dina, The Raw Food Nutrition Handbook. This book is super informative about how to make sure your getting all the nutrients you need while maintaining a raw diet. In the book Karin and Rick analyze various types of raw food diets and compare their nutritional benefits to the standards set by world class organizations like the World Health Organization and the US institute of medicine. This book could prove super useful to anyone looking to learn more about the nutritional science of living on raw food!

You can find the book here:

Raw Food Nutrition Handbook

Foody Direct Interview

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

I was recently interviewed by Foody Direct as part of their Expert Interview program. Click here to read the interview!

8 Vegetables that are healthier than kale

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

8 vegetables that are healthier than kale

Watercress.

It’s no stretch to say that the past few years have been all about kale.

Of all the vegetables out there, watercress is the most nutrient-packed per serving. These greens are high in nitrate, which improves oxygen performance during exercise and lowers blood pressure. Watercress contains a ton of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A and beta carotenes. It’s also the best food source of PEITC, a naturally-occurring compound that has been shown to suppress the development of breast cancer. Calorie for calorie, you can’t get any better than watercress.

Collard Greens.

This southern food staple contains more calcium and double the amount of protein and iron in comparison to kale. Collard greens also beat kale in terms of cholesterol-lowering, and beat kale sevenfold when it comes to folate content.

Beet Greens.

Beet greens are absolutely loaded with fiber — one serving contains nearly 1/5 of the average daily recommended intake of the stuff. These greens, often relegated to the compost bucket, are also a much better source of potassium, copper, vitamin E and calcium than kale.

Chinese Cabbage.

Chinese cabbage contains essential amino acids that kale lacks. It is also rich in phytochemicals and organic sulfur compounds and antioxidants — the latter of which stay intact when Chinese cabbage cooked, unlike kale.

Spinach

Ah, spinach — the original healthy leafy green. Don’t underestimate the power of this superfood! In comparison to kale, spinach wins out in terms of antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, protein and vitamin E.

Parsley.

Yep, this humble garnish packs quite the nutritional punch. Per gram, parsley contains 4 times as much folate, over triple the amount of iron and double the amount of fiber and vitamin K in comparison to kale. Another benefit? It’s so much easier to use than kale — many, if not most, meals will benefit from a little sprinkling of chopped parsley.

Chard.

Chard and kale have plenty in common. And, yes, in some ways, kale is healthier than chard. But, chard has almost double the amount of magnesium as its leafy green cousin, and is a better source of iron. And, taken per gram, chard is more nutrient-dense than kale.

Romaine Lettuce.

Surprised to see this on the list? Most notably, romaine lettuce beats kale in its folic acid content, one of the nutrients shown to help alleviate depression. And, like all of the others on this list, the nutritional value of romaine lettuce beats kale gram for gram.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-vegetables-that-are-healthier-than-kale.html#ixzz3TyteeSwt

 

Raw Food AND Organic…

Friday, February 27th, 2015

99% of apple samples, 98% of peaches, and 97% of nectarines tested positive for at least one pesticide residue.

The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other produce.

A single grape sample and a sweet bell pepper sample contained 15 pesticides.

Single samples of cherry tomatoes, nectarines, peaches, imported snap peas and strawberries showed 13 different pesticides apiece.

Lots of leafy greens also contain many pesticides

Avocados have the least amount of pesticides

Dirty Dozen Produce Foods for 2015

These are the “Dirty Dozen” (although this year EWG lists 15) foods the Environmental Working Group lists as having the most pesticides. If you’re trying to stay away from pesticides, buy these organic if you can:

1.       Apples

2.       Celery

3.       Cherry Tomatoes

4.       Cucumbers

5.       Grapes

6.       Nectarines

7.       Peaches

8.       Potatoes

9.       Snap Peas

10.   Spinach

11.   Strawberries

12.   Sweet Bell Peppers

13.   Hot Peppers

14.   Collard Greens

15.   Kale

Clean 15 Produce Foods for 2015

These are the foods with the least amount of pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group. If you don’t have the budget for organic, you’re usually safer to buy these foods:

1.       Avocados

2.       Asparagus

3.       Mangoes

4.       Onions

5.       Cabbage

6.       Papayas

7.       Cantaloupe

8.       Pineapples

9.       Cauliflower

10.   Sweet Corn

11.   Eggplant

12.   Sweet Peas (Frozen)

13.   Grapefruit

14.   Sweet Potatoes

15.   Kiwi

 

The Ranch Malibu Organic Greens

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Normally I use a pea protein or some other raw protein in the morning in my smoothies but I just started using this shake from the Ranch in Malibu. It’s lighter and not as heavy as my normal raw protein but I love that it has a lot of sea veggie, chlorella, spirulina, kelp…

I’ve been taking it with me when I travel because it mixes well in water also and has a mild taste.

Check it out for yourselves here http://www.amazon.com/Actively-Healthy-Food-Complete-Organic/dp/B00IG1TYTI

And here is the link to there site http://www.theranchmalibu.com/

Enjoy!

Raw Food Snacks and Raw Granola

Monday, February 9th, 2015

My very good friends at TastyMakes are giving you a 20% off of your order for Valentines day!

http://tastymakes.com/

They have the BEST raw granola and raw food snacks. So order now to get your order by Valentines.

Use VALENTINE at checkout to receive 20% off your order.
Order by Tuesday Feb 10th and get your TastyTreats by Valentine’s day!

Last Two Raw Food Teacher Trainings for the next couple of years!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Reminder: I am offering a $250.00 discount on the April Raw Food Teacher Training. I have also decided that April and September of 2015 will be the last two classes for a while. I definitely will not be teaching this class in 2016 and not sure what will happen after that. So, if you have always wanted to take this training, NOW IS THE TIME! Please visit rawteacher.com for additional information and testimonials or call the office to register or for more info.

I look forward to spending 4 magical days with the many of you that have been wanting to take this class!

Payment plans are available
Please call the office at 978-985-7217
for more information or to register.

Raw Food with Jennifer Cornbleet

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Do you ever feel like trying to eat healthy is just too hard? We all have days like that! With my friend Jennifer Cornbleet – author of Raw Food Made Easy – we’re holding a free online event all about making delicious food a fast, fun, joyful experience that fits into your busy life. It will improve your life and your health! Click here and claim your free spot: