The Rawtarian Blog Posts http://www.therawtarian.com/ Copyright 2008-2014 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 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:36:31 +0000 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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Raw Food Diet Meal Plan http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-diet-meal-plan http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-diet-meal-plan Sat, 13 Dec 2014 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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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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Typical raw food day http://www.therawtarian.com/typical-raw-food-day http://www.therawtarian.com/typical-raw-food-day Sun, 05 Oct 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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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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What are you waiting for? http://www.therawtarian.com/what-are-you-waiting http://www.therawtarian.com/what-are-you-waiting Mon, 25 Aug 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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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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Raw food nutrition basics http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-nutrition-basics http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-nutrition-basics Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:02:52 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

When it comes to embracing a new way of eating, there are nutritional considerations that need close attention. For us raw vegans, there are quite a few raw food nutrition basics to be considered. But in this article, we will touch on two of the probably most talked about elements in a vegetarian/vegan diet: protein

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Raw food apps http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-apps http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-apps Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:49:27 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Who doesn’t love to have their favorite recipes made more convenient and easier to get to? Information right at your fingertips is a good thing! Get The Rawtarian's raw food recipes and meal plans on your smart phone or tablet. Planning and deciding what raw vegan dish to prepare next is a lot easier with my handy

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St. Patrick’s Day raw desserts http://www.therawtarian.com/st-patrick%E2%80%99s-day-raw-desserts http://www.therawtarian.com/st-patrick%E2%80%99s-day-raw-desserts Sun, 16 Mar 2014 08:13:58 +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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Today's Hot Topic: Vitamin B12! http://www.therawtarian.com/todays-hot-topic-vitamin-b12 http://www.therawtarian.com/todays-hot-topic-vitamin-b12 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:30:39 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Today’s intriguing subject is Vitamin B12. You are no doubt aware of our daily nutritional requirements: vitamins, minerals, protein, fats, carbs, etc. However, one vitamin that is often overlooked is—you guessed it—Vitamin B12! I learned about Vitamin B12 the hard way (but more on that later!). Let’s take a closer

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Fancy raw food ideas for parties (or special occasions) http://www.therawtarian.com/fancy-raw-food-ideas-parties-or-special-occasions http://www.therawtarian.com/fancy-raw-food-ideas-parties-or-special-occasions Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:15:39 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

When hosting a party, the food on the table always makes the spotlight of the occasion. You want to wow your guests with your brilliant skills like you’ve just had a raw chef prepare what’s on the menu. In this post, I’ve got some fancy raw food ideas for parties that you can proudly show off to your friends. You just

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Top-rated raw desserts http://www.therawtarian.com/top-rated-raw-desserts http://www.therawtarian.com/top-rated-raw-desserts Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:38:02 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Desserts – most people’s (if not everyone’s) favorite course of meal. They’re usually the best kind of raw food you show off to entice your non-raw friends, too! A lot of my raw food recipes are desserts, and some of the top-rated raw desserts I’ve shared are loved by many. If you haven’t tried them yet, I’m positive

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Raw food snack bars http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-snack-bars http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-snack-bars Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:30:21 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

It’s nice to have something you can just bite into any time you get hungry, especially when you’re nowhere near a raw vegan restaurant or a fresh produce market. Keeping raw food snack bars in your purse or in a small cooler in your car (or maybe even in your pocket) is quite handy. (Just don’t store them in there for

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Top 5 fast raw food recipes http://www.therawtarian.com/top-5-fast-raw-food-recipes http://www.therawtarian.com/top-5-fast-raw-food-recipes Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:14:35 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

For people who are always on the go, finding the time to prepare healthy meals can be a challenge. The added challenge of coming up with a simple yet nutritious meal or snack can definitely add to your daily struggle. If you've been struggling with your diet and would like to make a conscious choice to eat healthy and

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Best raw food recipes to impress your friends http://www.therawtarian.com/best-raw-food-recipes-impress-your-friends http://www.therawtarian.com/best-raw-food-recipes-impress-your-friends Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:53:49 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Are most of your friends non-raw fooders? You’ve probably tried encouraging them at some point to try some raw food, but couldn’t get them to fall in love with the dish. It’s a common experience for many raw vegans. It usually leaves you wondering what the best raw food recipes to impress your friends would be. But you

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Raw food recipes for the cold weather http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-recipes-cold-weather http://www.therawtarian.com/raw-food-recipes-cold-weather Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:35:19 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

Raw vegan dishes are always enjoyable. But when those “Brrr” months kick in, wouldn’t it be nice to have something warm on your plate? While some of you might scratch your heads wondering what I’m going on about, let me just say not all raw dishes are frozen or chilled. So there’s no need to despair about eating cold

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How to get protein on a raw food diet http://www.therawtarian.com/how-get-protein-raw-food-diet http://www.therawtarian.com/how-get-protein-raw-food-diet Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:08:25 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

When people find out that you're a vegetarian or a vegan or raw vegan, the subject of protein is always a huge concern to friends and family.
I bet every raw vegan has been asked the question, "But where you get your protein from?" Maybe some of you know a lot  about how to get protein on the raw food diet already

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What is Diatomaceous Earth? http://www.therawtarian.com/what-diatomaceous-earth http://www.therawtarian.com/what-diatomaceous-earth Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:16:08 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

The subject of diatomaceous earth has been gaining popularity, and I’ve received a few emails about it lately. It seems to be pretty trendy! But what is diatomaceous earth exactly? What does it do? How does it work? How does it relate to raw food? Well, to those who are wondering what the buzz surrounding it is all

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Top-rated raw smoothie recipes http://www.therawtarian.com/top-rated-raw-smoothie-recipes http://www.therawtarian.com/top-rated-raw-smoothie-recipes Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:20:17 +0000 The Rawtarian The Rawtarian

If you’re looking for the best raw smoothie recipes to try and would like some variety instead of having the same green smoothie every day, then let me round up a few of my top-rated raw smoothie recipes that I’ve shared on this site. Many raw foodies have already tried making them and really loved them. These raw

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