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Karen Knowler & The Fresh Network make it big!

RawfoodtatlerWe're a little late on this, but the January Edition of Tatler magazine (covers social trends amongst the very wealthy and aristocratic), has featured the efforts of raw food coach Karen Knowler in an article titled, Happy New You: How do the A-list party crowd stay so beautiful?

The raw-food diet has already swept through New York and California, and now there are signs that it's taking root here. Business is booming for raw-food coach Karen Knowler (Tel: 01353 723133), who makes no-nonsense Trinny and Susannah-style home visits to purge kitchens of junk food and restock them with salady superfoods and the army of juicers, blenders and food processors needed to make her detoxifying recipes.

Knowler is also director of The Fresh Network (www.fresh-network.com), an innovative website that sources unusual and tasty raw ingredients such as mesquite powder, a spice with a toffee-like flavour that takes the edge off sugar cravings when added to food. Hollywood princesses Gwyneth Paltrow and Katie Holmes have been spotted grazing on seaweed salads and raw-food pizzas (walnut and flaxseed crusts topped with sundried-tomato sauce, rosemary, pine nuts and avocado) at the Little Earth Cafe, one of London's first raw food restaurants, in Primrose Hill's trendsetting Triyoga centre. The humble vegetable stall has been elevated to lofty new heights, as urban farmers' markets, such as the glorious Borough Market, are fast becoming a hot Saturday hangout..."

Karen also maintains an excellent blog on the best raw food tips and self development efforts.