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She Likes It Raw: Katya

Katyarawfood_1 Name: Katya

Location: Gold Coast, Australia

Interests: I have a Raw and Living foods Educational business in Australia called Rawjuvenate that has been established since 2002. With a background that spans 32 years in Natural Health & Beauty I have studied, researched and applied many healing modalities and the ways of Nature. (I am 50)  My
passion is educating as many people as possible, about the transformational abilities of a Raw and Living Foods Lifestyle. I conduct  Rawjuvenate for Life Programs, Seminars, Retreats and am privileged to witness almost daily the dramatic changes in people's appearance, health and wellbeing through
eating Raw and Living Foods.

I enjoy organic gardening and grow many herbs and some vegetables. I enjoy walking. I feel it is the easiest most natural form of exercise. Having a pup (he's raw) has ensured I  get out daily for a walk. I also enjoy dance, writing and public speaking.

Fav. Raw Dish: I have so many, in fact a simple meal of chopped mango, avocado and red
papaya does it for me. Here is a nice summer dish. from my new forthcoming book. (Click contiue reading to see Katya's raw recipie)

Words of Inspiration: I have held a passion for organic farming for many years. I'm on the
Education committee of the BFA (Biological Farmer's of Australia) an Organic body committed to educating people to buy or grow organic fresh produce.

So please do just that. Support your local organic farmers and buy seasonally. (Click continue reading to hear more from Katya)

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Katya's Thai Cucumber Salad

  • 3 medium cucumbers, grated with the skin on
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • 2 tablespoons grated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped , mild chili

Place all the ingredients into a bowl.  Mix through and let marinate for 4
hours before serving.

Words of Inspiration (continued): There is so much food being trucked around the planet that is adding unnecessary costs in fuel and transportation just because people want to have cherries or blueberries available to buy  in winter and winter fruits and vegetables available to buy in summer.  Eating seasonally impacts not only on our physical health, but our mental,emotional and spiritual health also. We become in sync again with Nature's rhythms and cycles. I wont eat mushrooms in summer or watermelon in winter so I get excited when foods come into their natural season and become more creative and  adventurous with different  ways to prepare them.

Wherever possible grow your own even if its parsley, cilantro, or other leafy herbs. Almost any green leafy veg. can be grown in pots if space is limited.

One more tip if I may:  As enthusiastic as this audience is about Raw, please consider your beloved pets and feed them Raw too. Get them off that dried kibble junk and tinned mush that is making them sick and shortening their lives.  Their coats and eyes will glow with health and they will have a peaceful, loving disposition which is their true nature.

They are depending on you. You can read about  getting your pet back to raw,  our raw pup and the transformation of my cat since going raw, on our forum.