The Rawtarian Blog Posts http://www.therawtarian.com/ Copyright 2008-2015 The Rawtarian (http://www.therawtarian.com) The Rawtarian Blog Posts http://www.therawtarian.com/ http://www.therawtarian.com/sites/all/themes/rawttheme/images/feed_logo.png en-us Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:06:00 +0000 4 Simple & Delicious Juice Recipes http://www.therawtarian.com/4-simple-delicious-juice-recipes http://www.therawtarian.com/4-simple-delicious-juice-recipes Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

There's nothing more refreshing than freshly blended juice. The great thing about juices is that you can make them simple (with one ingredient: think carrot juice). Or you can add more ingredients for extra kick and flavor.

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Iodine: Are You Getting Enough? http://www.therawtarian.com/iodine-are-you-getting-enough http://www.therawtarian.com/iodine-are-you-getting-enough Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Iodine is a trace element that is naturally occurring in some foods, added to others (think iodized salt), and available as a supplement. Though our bodies require very little iodine, the lack of it can cause serious health problems.

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Surprising Raw Vegan Treats for April Fool's Day http://www.therawtarian.com/surprising-raw-vegan-treats-april-fools-day http://www.therawtarian.com/surprising-raw-vegan-treats-april-fools-day Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Are you the type of person who likes to play jokes on April Fool's Day? If so, then congratulations! If not, then instead of a joke, try something a little different on April 1st. Why don't you "surprise" someone with one of these raw desserts?

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6 Scrumptious Raw Cookie Recipes http://www.therawtarian.com/6-scrumptious-raw-cookie-recipes http://www.therawtarian.com/6-scrumptious-raw-cookie-recipes Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Cookies. Need I say more? Well, yes, but I don't really need to! Who doesn't love cookies? They make the best snacks, everyone loves 'em (most everyone!), and being raw cookies, these won't leave you feeling guilty about eating too many!

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How to make raw almond butter http://www.therawtarian.com/how-make-raw-almond-butter http://www.therawtarian.com/how-make-raw-almond-butter Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

I love almond butter. Nothing makes a better snack than raw crackers topped with scrummy almond butter. I can't eat an apple without slathering each slice in the stuff . And while store-bought is pretty good, home-made almond butter is that much better. Now you've probably heard stories about making almond butter: how

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St. Patrick’s Day raw recipes http://www.therawtarian.com/st-patrick%E2%80%99s-day-raw-recipes http://www.therawtarian.com/st-patrick%E2%80%99s-day-raw-recipes Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

What occasion calls for loads more green than usual? Yes – it’s Saint Patrick’s Day! (Err, I realize the post title spoils it, but let’s just pretend you didn’t see that.)
For raw vegans, having lots of greens on the table may be already an ordinary sight. It seems like everyday might be Saint Patrick’s Day. But this o

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6 Must-Have Raw Sauces and Condiments http://www.therawtarian.com/6-must-have-raw-sauces-and-condiments http://www.therawtarian.com/6-must-have-raw-sauces-and-condiments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Sauces and condiments are staples you don't want to live without as a raw vegan. Well, maybe you do, but I'm betting at least one of the following recipes will catch your eye (and your tastebuds!). Raw ketchup, raw mayo and raw sour cream are all condiments that add pizzazz to everyday recipes. Same with sauces like

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Raw Food Diet Meal Plan http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-diet-meal-plan http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-diet-meal-plan Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:05:49 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian


Wondering how to start the raw food diet, also known as the raw vegan diet? It’s a common question. You’ve heard about the benefits that a diet of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds can have on the body and mind, but how can you go about changing the way you eat and starting your new life on the raw food diet? And

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5 Best raw salad toppers http://www.therawtarian.com/5-best-raw-salad-toppers http://www.therawtarian.com/5-best-raw-salad-toppers Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

If you're like me, salads are a daily part of my raw regime. There's nothing better than a big 'ol salad crammed full of my favorite goodies. No, wait, there is something better - a big salad decked out with one of my favorite salad toppers!

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6 Best frozen raw desserts http://www.therawtarian.com/6-best-frozen-raw-desserts http://www.therawtarian.com/6-best-frozen-raw-desserts Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

What is it about desserts? No matter how healthy, raw, or vegan we are, most of us still crave desserts! Good thing going raw doesn't mean going without scrumptious sweets!
Frozen raw desserts are a snap to make and handy to whip out of the freezer when a craving hits (or guests arrive!). All of these desserts must be

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Psyllium husk - how much is too much? http://www.therawtarian.com/psyllium-husk-how-much-too-much http://www.therawtarian.com/psyllium-husk-how-much-too-much Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

You may have noticed that some raw recipes include psyllium as an ingredient. Psyllium adds texture (think moist, soft and light - yum!) to recipes like my Moist Spongy Loaves, and can be used as a thickener in puddings, shakes and soups. But some of you might be wondering: what is psyllium and how much psyllium is

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What I Eat in a Day http://www.therawtarian.com/what-i-eat-day-0 http://www.therawtarian.com/what-i-eat-day-0 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

People frequently ask me, "Laura-Jane, what does your average raw food day look like?"
My day is not this totally different, fancy raw recipes type of day - no, I tend to eat simply, and I return to my favorites over and over. Every day includes lots of veggies and fruits. And I pretty much start every day with a

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Raw Vegan Recipes that use Coconut Oil http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-vegan-recipes-use-coconut-oil http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-vegan-recipes-use-coconut-oil Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

I use coconut oil in many of my raw food recipes. There's a reason for that! Coconut oil solidifies in cold temperatures - this means that it gives body and texture to recipes. Take the sesame seed bar recipe, for example. The mixture will be soft as you press it into the pan. But once it's been in the freezer for a

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5 easiest raw vegan blender recipes http://www.therawtarian.com/5-easiest-raw-vegan-blender-recipes http://www.therawtarian.com/5-easiest-raw-vegan-blender-recipes Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Who said blenders are just for smoothies and shakes? Is that what you think? Well, think again! Your blender is more than just that. It possesses the power to make puddings, soups, sauces, and smoothies (of course!). You can even whip up a batch of chocolate icing in your blender!

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What are you waiting for? http://www.therawtarian.com/what-are-you-waiting http://www.therawtarian.com/what-are-you-waiting Thu, 25 Dec 2014 18:22:17 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Have you been contemplating going raw? Do you spend hours browsing raw recipes, but never seem to make that shopping list? Do you tell yourself, “I’ll start next week”? Or you think, “When I eat up all the other food in the house…”? Maybe you say, “When I can afford all the kitchen appliances, then I’ll start.”

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Typical raw food day http://www.therawtarian.com/typical-raw-food-day http://www.therawtarian.com/typical-raw-food-day Thu, 25 Dec 2014 17:04:37 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

On the Rawtarian Facebook page, Shalini S. recently asked a great question:
I would love to hear what a typical raw food day is like for you. How much time do you devote to preparing raw foods?"
This is a great question because preparing foods can seem like an overwhelming mystery when first going raw. Especially when

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Top 5 Festive Raw Food Treats for Christmas http://www.therawtarian.com/top-5-festive-raw-food-treats-christmas http://www.therawtarian.com/top-5-festive-raw-food-treats-christmas Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Holidays and sweet treats go hand in hand. Just because you are raw doesn't mean you can't enjoy festive treats along with everyone else! In fact, the following yummy recipes will leave your guests asking for more...

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Top Raw Vegan Recipes for the Holidays http://www.therawtarian.com/top-raw-vegan-recipes-holidays http://www.therawtarian.com/top-raw-vegan-recipes-holidays Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Holiday recipes usually conjure up visions of mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Am I right? Well, you can have these recipes (and more!), raw vegan style! No need to deprive yourself of seasonal favorites, plus your guests will love them, too! I myself cannot do without raw eggnog during the festive season.

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How to make raw vegan cheese http://www.therawtarian.com/how-make-raw-vegan-cheese http://www.therawtarian.com/how-make-raw-vegan-cheese Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Hands up, who thinks that making raw cheese is too hard?  When I first tried to make raw cheese - a long ways back! - it didn't turn out at all. I mixed it all up, let it sit for the required 48 hours, and... nothing! It didn't work. All I had to show for it was a lumpy unappealing mess.

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5 quick & easy raw dinners http://www.therawtarian.com/5-quick-easy-raw-dinners http://www.therawtarian.com/5-quick-easy-raw-dinners Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

In a rush, and want dinner fast? With work and family and life happening around us 24/7, sometimes it seems like such an effort to make a meal. Don't let yourself go hungry, or grab something that isn't good for you (like chips or cookies!). 

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Enter to win a raw nuts and sweets variety pack! http://www.therawtarian.com/enter-win-raw-nuts-and-sweets-variety-pack http://www.therawtarian.com/enter-win-raw-nuts-and-sweets-variety-pack Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Contest now closed. Congrats to Kinsey for winning this sweet nuts.com prize pack!
Oh  yeah, it's time for another fine contest here at The Rawtarian! You know I like to spoil you with goodies, especially RAW GOODIES!
How does winning a raw nuts and sweets variety pack from nuts.com sound?
Pretty darn good? Then k

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The easy way to make raw vegan nut milk http://www.therawtarian.com/easy-way-make-raw-vegan-nut-milk http://www.therawtarian.com/easy-way-make-raw-vegan-nut-milk Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

You've all heard of nut milk. Most of you have probably bought nut milk. But how many of you have made your own? I hear you saying, "But it sounds like too much work!"
Wrong! There is nothing simpler than making your own nut milk. Seriously! So if you haven't tried to make a nut milk yet, now is the time! Grab some nut

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Raw recipes that don’t require any equipment http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-recipes-don%E2%80%99t-require-any-equipment http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-recipes-don%E2%80%99t-require-any-equipment Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Think you need to have 'fancy' equipment to make raw recipes? Think again! Here are some simple, delicious recipes that do NOT require a blender, food processor, or dehydrator!
Yep, no equipment required = less dishes to clean. Doesn't get any better than that!
No fuss, no muss!
Raw Breakfast Cereal

If you need t

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Contest: Epic jar giveaway courtesy of Pacific Merchants! http://www.therawtarian.com/contest-epic-jar-giveaway-courtesy-pacific-merchants http://www.therawtarian.com/contest-epic-jar-giveaway-courtesy-pacific-merchants Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:34:33 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

CONTEST NOW CLOSED - Congrats Kate(Kat) - check your email! Thank you all for your comments and your great ideas! 
I'm uber excited to announce the latest Rawtarian giveaway!
Enter right now by leaving a comment below :)
What is the prize? None other than a fantastic selection of more than 20 Kilner high-end stora

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The skinny on chia seeds http://www.therawtarian.com/skinny-chia-seeds http://www.therawtarian.com/skinny-chia-seeds Sun, 07 Sep 2014 18:35:35 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Chia seeds: you’ve all heard of them! Most of you have probably used them in your recipes. But what exactly are chia seeds, and can you eat too many of them?
There’s something about chia…
The fancy name for chia is Salvia hispanica. Chia is native to central/southern Mexico, as well as parts of South America. Historica

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The Raw Food Podcast http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-podcast http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-podcast Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:00:29 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

The Raw Food Podcast is a free radio show hosted by Laura-Jane The Rawtarian. You'll find tons of raw food info and healthy inspiration in Laura-Jane's podcasts... and they are free to listen to.


There are several ways to listen to a podcast:
You can play the podcast directly from within the episode.You can download

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Raw peanuts: Should you or shouldn't you? http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-peanuts-should-you-or-shouldnt-you http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-peanuts-should-you-or-shouldnt-you Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:58:11 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

We all know the health benefits of peanuts (and most of us love the taste!), but what about the down-side?
How could raw peanuts possibly be unhealthy for you?
And should you eat raw peanuts?

The good thing about peanuts...
Peanuts are good for you, right?. As far as nuts go (and peanuts are actually a legume!), peanu

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How To Make Sprouts in a Jar http://www.therawtarian.com/how-make-sprouts-jar http://www.therawtarian.com/how-make-sprouts-jar Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:21:16 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Do you love eating fresh, green alfalfa sprouts? You can easily make them at home. And they are so cheap to make!
Let me explain how to grow sprouts (for example, alfalfa sprouts or lentil sprouts) at home using only a mason jar, some cheesecloth and sproutable seeds.

Step 1
1. Get a large clear mason jar (will hold a

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Food photography tips from The Rawtarian http://www.therawtarian.com/food-photography-tips-rawtarian http://www.therawtarian.com/food-photography-tips-rawtarian Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:08:33 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

You'd like to take better food photographs. Here are some of my best tips and insights to help you improve your own photography right now.
I've been doing food photography since 2009. My photographs have been featured in Vegan Life magazine, the Huffington Post and much more. I am self-taught.
Food photography takes a

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Tips on transitioning to a raw food diet http://www.therawtarian.com/tips-transitioning-raw-food-diet http://www.therawtarian.com/tips-transitioning-raw-food-diet Wed, 02 Apr 2014 04:29:47 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Wanting to transition to a raw food diet? Either you’re a newbie trying to figure out the hows of effectively switching to an entirely different lifestyle, or a raw fooder who’s been falling off and on the wagon. But transitioning to raw food quite commonly poses as a challenge for many. You have to break those junk

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