Thursday, July 25, 2013

Raw Food Classes

(Sorry for the first post; pushed the button before we were ready)

I am delighted to announce dates for The Joy of Food Series. To create confidence with raw food and apply it to everyday living.

There will be four classes. You can book them as a package or choose individual classes.

If you choose individual classes, please note you really need to do the Session One: The Joy of Beginnings or the equivalent of another introduction to raw food class or workshop elsewhere. This is because the teaching and information in Sessions Two, Three and Four build on and depend on basic raw food knowledge.

The Early Bird prices finish Friday night, 2nd August.

Session One:  31 August, 2 - 4pm
The Joy of Beginning
Raw Food 101
Myths and legends
Getting the right nutrients
Cooked and raw
Raw for families

Session Two:  14 September, 2 - 4pm
The Joy of Learning
Appliances: recommended and demonstrating
Implementing and timing your new raw lifestyle
Juicing for therapy
Physical and mental changes: what to expect
The secret to opening a young coconut

Session Three:  28 September, 2 - 4pm
The Joy of Confidence
Superfoods: how you can use them and why you should consider them
Optimising  and personalising raw food for your lifestyle
Philosophy vs. Sensibility
Control, balance and freedom
Smoothies and juices: the difference and when to have them

Session Four (Themed): 30 November, 2 - 4pm
Joy to the World
Summer salads that aren’t boring
Christmas raw food: mince tarts, pudding, ice cream, chocolate
You’re the boss of you: how to implement what you’ve learned for a successful summer of food

All sessions include a meal or take-home pack
Venue: YMCA, Akoranga Drive, Northcote
Time: 2 - 4pm

Early Bird Pricing – cut-off midnight 2nd August Four sessions $440
Single session $110

Standard Pricing – after midnight 3rd August
Four sessions $480
Single session $120



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The Original Private Gold and Silver Bullion Custodian
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Joy of Food

What is the difference between gluttony and enjoying your food?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Joy of Food. These two words don’t usually go together. I haven’t finished thinking about it yet but I wanted to tell you my thoughts so far.

If something tastes great then often it’s associated with guilt which is about as far away from joy as you can get. These days I prefer not to eat a food if I really don’t like it. I either find a way to prepare it so I like it or leave it out.

Often women (and some blokes) go on diets which inevitably equates with temporary misery only to be replaced by frustration when any weight loss is regained, plus a bit more.

Ah, the battles in our minds that we have become accustomed to over the years. Should I? No, I shouldn’t. Go on, no one will know. Okay. No. Well, just a little bit then….

But it’s never a ‘little bit’, is it?

Why do we do this to ourselves? Food is one of the great gifts in life. It could’ve been created for purposeful functionality only but it looks gorgeous, smells amazing, the texture so satisfying and the taste…sweet, juicy, crunchy, sour, salty, and so many more delicious adjectives.

The difference between indulging and relishing starts in our minds. At what point do you know when you've had enough and when the stage has been reached when more is too much?

I suggest you take a quiet moment and purposefully decide where the dividing line is for you at the moment.

It is hopeless for me to have a morning or afternoon tea/coffee without something to nibble on. It is part of my tradition and it feels wrong not to. Rather than change that habit, it is easier to change what I eat. A well chosen snack will give me energy instead of feeling tired, hungry and cranky. What can I eat that will serve my body and my mind?

I try to choose something that is ‘close to the earth’ most of the time. If I’m at a café this isn't usually an option. But that’s okay because it doesn't happen as often as my better choices do. A piece of cake with cream (of course) isn't going to ruin anything. Since they’re usually too big, what I need to learn is to leave some behind or take some home in a serviette. One of my children would see it wasn't wasted.

I propose that the expressions, “to die for”, “indulge” and “luxury” should be banned from foods. There is nothing immoral or wicked about cake and cream, ice cream and fudge sauce (raw or cooked) or hot chips, for that matter. Trim is not more virtuous than full fat and there are no bonus points for eating a plain boiled potato over a crunchy roasted one. Provided that you have sorted the balance, that is. Learning the difference between occasional and everyday foods is the key to freeing yourself to experience joy without guilt in your eating and drinking.

I have found the balance that is right for me with raw and cooked foods. If you’d like to talk this through or want me to help you plan how to achieve this blissful balance, book a Raw Foundations session with me.

Bring back the Joy of Food to your life!


The Anglo-Far East Company
The Original Private Gold and Silver Bullion Custodian
Your reference when you order: an-001

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Science of Raw and Healthy

For those of you who wonder about the science of healthy eating, rather than just opinion of website owners, these links may make useful reading for you.

Perhaps you need to reassure yourself (when the going gets tough) or you have concerned friends and relatives worried about you. Why folk worry when you give up processed food for fresh, I’ll never know.

That should keep you busy for a while.

Keep the links handy; you never know when you might need to remind yourself or send on to a caring friend. some folk need science to convince rather than those closest to them. I don’t mind; whatever it takes for someone I care about to have their eyes opened and the opportunity to improve their health.

Hint: strongly resist the temptation to say’ “I told you so!”

Remember a couple of weeks ago I said I’d listened to an interview with the creator of InLiven and Fast Tract (Probiotic)? Well, here is the interview. It is slightly longer than an hour in length so if you don’t have a chunk of time, then break it up into tea/coffee/herbal break sizes of 15 mins each. Or if you’re really clever, download so you can play it in your car (I’m not this clever; I’m dependent on children – pathetic, really).

I hope it gives you the “Ah, ha!” moment. You can order via the shop, or go to These can be delivered almost anywhere in the world.


The Anglo-Far East Company
The Original Private Gold and Silver Bullion Custodian
Your reference when you order: an-001

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Natural Remedies for Coughs and Colds

Are you looking for a natural remedy for coughs and colds in your household?

I can recommend these from the experience of what our household has had over the last week or so. A couple of my dearly beloveds had need of remedies.

One came down with the thick head and tell-tale sore throat that usually precedes a cold that lasts two weeks. The other,  a pesky cold-then-cough that creates general discomfort, a sandpaper nose and much coughing when people are trying to sleep. You know how it is.

The two-weeker turned into a three dayer; call it co-incidence if you wish but since one can’t time-travel and reset to compare results, I am going with the assumption that the ViroGone from Artemis actually helped. Naturally, I plied the Significant Other with fresh juices, lots of water and good food. But really and truly the recovery has never been as quick as this. Definite thumbs up and this product earned a place in the Go More Raw Web shop.

Although the second Case History coughed and filled copious tissues, she has recovered remarkably quicker than I am accustomed to. (Remember we’ve had five children with our fair share of viruses to observe over the years).  Actually, the amount of nose-emptying (sorry) was exactly what the Chest Relief was supposed to do.

I commend both of these products to your natural remedy approach for you and your family this winter.
These are on special in our shop until stock runs out.

Artemis Chest Relief, $31.85 (rrp $51.00)

Artemis ViroGone, $37.40 (rrp $60.00)

Don’t forget our Starter Packs: the Smoothie Pack will make 25 – 40/50 smoothies and the Sweet Treats #2 a minimum of 10 batches (give or take; really depends on how many Cherries and if you use them each time).

My last comment for the week: “25% of what we eat keeps us alive, 75% keeps our doctors alive.”

Apparently this is an Egyptian proverb. Whether or not the ratios are true for your life or not, it is still a proverb worth considering for our food choices.

Choose well, and enjoy your food!



The Anglo-Far East Company
The Original Private Gold and Silver Bullion Custodian
Your reference when you order: an-001