Lena and Said are the owners of the fantastic raw restaurant Naturabsolu in the South of France and I was so privileged to have a delicious lunch there: 10 Place Saint Marc, 30400 Villeneuve lès Avignon, France.
But not only that! The three of us talked about more than one hour because it was so interesting.
I learned so many things, about living food of course, but also about breathing, our relationship with our children and how the nervous system works.
I invite you on a discovery journey with this amazing interview and the last word is going to be: take your time my friend my sister, you can transition to a healthy lifestyle with lots of time and tenderness.
Her fur was so soft:
These green eyes are mesmerizing:
Thin slices of cucumber with cashew nuts cheese and sprouts. So fresh and delicious.
Butternut squash spaghetti, red cabbage, bean sprouts, corn, very finely sliced leeks, tahini dressing (sesame cream) and poppy seeds. Absolutely scrumptious.
The dessert is panacruda with rhubarb and almond milk with the seaweed agar-agar on a bed of wild blackberries. So yummy!
Naked Chocolate has been written by David Avocado Wolfe and Shazzie and it is entirely dedicated to raw chocolate. Is this why this book is surrounded by love and kindness?
I highly recommend reading this book because it is very informative, detailed and interesting.
The first part of the book teaches us the history of cacao, notably how it was used as currency at some point. Then, David Avocado Wolfe and Shazzie describe all the amazing health benefits of raw cacao.
Lastly, Naked Chocolate offers us amazing, simple and delicious recipes, illustrated by photos which makes the mouth water at their sight.
I gave the book Naked Chocolate as a gift to an angel who graced my life with his presence for a few months, as I write in my book The Knot in the Spiral.
Naked Chocolate is definitely more than just a book…
Back from the organic store, here are the nice discoveries and the long-time favorites products I found to inspire you my friend my sister:
- Shelled hemp seeds
- Turmeric powder
- Black pepper powder, a must-have to assimilate the benefits of the turmeric
- Ginger powder
- Apple cider vinegar
- Japanese miso paste
- Grated coconut
- Locally crafted fruit juice to support small farmers
- Coconut oil in a one liter glass jar
- Biscuits for my son from Le moulin du pivert
- Rice milk
- Rice milk whipped cream
- Family shower gel in a one liter bottle, healthy and economical
I started using spirulina when I was pregnant with my daughter 13 years ago.
Today my friend my sister I invite you to discover with me a magical place for living food fans: the spirulina production site Solis Culturae in the South of France.
Lilian was very generous in opening the doors of the spirulina farm and in letting us know how he grows this extraordinary seaweed.
Rich in iron and proteins, the fabulous seaweed is a whole food, beneficial at all ages (I give some to my children) and at all stages of life.
For women, the iron contained in spirulina is such an ally during menstruation. The genius tip from Lilian? Enjoy it with a source of vitamin C (kiwi, citrus fruit family) to make the iron even better absorbed by the body.
Enjoy the visit my friend my sister!
I believe in a healthy lifestyle and optimum nutrition but not in complicated things.
I was introduced to the great app Yuka, which allows you to check the amount of additives, fat and sugar in the products you buy at the supermarket by scanning their bar code.
However I would rather keep it even more simple by buying almost only fresh fruits and vegetables. My raw cacao nibs from Raw Living come with a bar code but in 5 kilo bags to save money.
Keeping things as easy as possible is the best way to stick to healthy habits for a very long time. Forever? I believe it is possible my friend my sister. You certainly deserve it.
Just do it my friend my sister: if you have to take antibiotics, pleeeeease take some probiotics afterwards to rebuild your intestinal flora. Then feed these nice guys with prebiotics or fiber in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables. There you have it. Take good care.
For more detailed explanation, there is nobody like Markus Rothkranz to explain it to you.
The miracle cure does not exist. If we try one food and it does not suit us, it is our responsibility to stop consuming it.
Moreover, it is important to have variety in our diet. Yes spinach is healthy but we also need cilantro, parsley, lettuce, rosemary, basil and so many other herbs to thrive.