My mission is to teach you to succeed on your raw food journey, helping you live your happiest, healthiest life! -Natalie

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Raw Food for a Busy Life

Life’s been extra busy lately. Filled with fast food raw vegan meals, lots of smoothies, salads, fruit as snacks, and my favorite – zucchini noodles with any variety of toppings, especially fresh herbs. Pictured...

Don’t Throw Away Those Broccoli Stems!

Budget-friendly, delicious tip: Never toss out raw broccoli stems. Using a high-quality, sharp chef knife, trim off the outside then cut up the inner stem into little batonettes (pictured) or thin squares. They are sweet,...

How to conduct yourself as a raw vegan in a mainstream restaurant? My example.

What do you do when you go out to eat? That’s a common question I receive. Truth is, I rarely feel restricted when joining friends and family for a social outing at just about...

Forget extreme couponing! (Well, mostly.)

Fresh produce tastes best & provides the most nutrition. If you have any farm stands or a farmer’s market nearby, become a regular customer! In terms of nutrition per dollar, THAT’S where you’ll score...

The Complete Book of Raw Food, Volume 2

I’m proud to be a contributor to The Complete Book of Raw Food, Volume 2. Inside you’ll find my recipes and photos along with many other entries by top raw food chefs. It was...

Should You Be Eating Kale Chips?

Packaged raw vegan foods can be an EXCELLENT option in a pinch, especially when you’re first transitioning to raw foods. Imagine a world where instead of Doritos, we only had packaged flax crackers on...

Are Antibiotics Making You Fat?

We need to talk. About antibiotics. Right now. Did you know that livestock are fed antibiotics such as Tetracycline in order to cause weight gain? Yes, you read that right. Antibiotics fatten them up....

Grow Your Own!

Garden munchies! Strawberries grow like weeds. I’ve already got a steady stream of them. So easy. And these baby lettuces grew on their own, leftover from last year. They just sprung right up! Awesome!...

Is Cooked Food Poison?

Guess what? Cooked food is not all “poison,” as some purists would argue. Lightly steamed or blanched vegetables can be delightful and easy to prepare. I’m not talking about frying in oil or grilling...

Tips for Traveling: Overcoming Jetlag

After you’ve been traveling, you might find yourself feeling bloated, fatigued, and as though your immune system has been somewhat depressed. Once you get home, JUICE if you can. I have more than one...

Can you copy your way to success?

Role modeling: If someone else is doing what you want to do, getting the results you want to get, COPY THEM to get the same result. This is so important when transitioning to a...

“I’m Always Hungry” Go Bananas!

If you’re always hungry, eat! Just eat the foods your body needs, not the ones that trip you up and sneak on excess pounds or lead to other health issues. It kills me when...

Have You Tried Pomegranates?

    The health-packed power of pomegranates! Prettier than rubies, too. xo Yours in delicious heath!

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

Take charge of your health. Create your new normal. Start with new habits and you will be surprised to see how quickly your mind and body adapt. YES, transition can be uncomfortable, but the...

Raw Food Grocery Cart with Shopping List

Over time, you will grow accustomed to seeing your entire grocery cart filled with beautiful fresh produce. Likewise, as you eliminate meats, dairy, and pre-packaged foods, your annual grocery bill will decrease as you...

Is Your Story Working?

I love this. Do you have any negative stories that you tell yourself or believe about yourself? I think we all do it at times. The trick is to recognize when you’re doing it...

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