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WARM quinoa, lemongrass cranberry & lime salad

WARM quinoa, lemongrass cranberry & lime salad

This is a nice light salad to add to the table at Christmas, if you are so inclined. Festive colours aside, combination of earthy almonds, piquant cranberries and herbed lime dressing make this a lovely salad for any occasion. Nutrient combining: Despite being a light salad, the combination of Vitamin C rich parsley and cranberries...
word from the wise: Anthem

word from the wise: Anthem

Anthem The birds they sang at the break of day Start again I heard them say Don’t dwell on what has passed away or what is yet to be. _ Ah the wars they will be fought again The holy dove  She will be caught again bought and sold and bought again the dove is...
RAW coconut yoghurt

RAW coconut yoghurt

  Healing ingredients: Coconut: a truly amazing food, coconuts provide the body with a range of nutrients including bacteria, magnesium, calcium and potassium. As a food source, cultured coconut forms an alkalising and anti-fungal yoghurt that soothes the stomach and repairs minor damage to the intestinal lining by rebalancing the pH state of the gut...
word from the wise: you are your own refuge

word from the wise: you are your own refuge

  ‘One is one’s own refuge, who else could be the refuge?’     Buddha.  
Live & Raw

Live & Raw

Radical Recipes (Live & Raw) is an experimental space for my own vegan recipes, as well as the occasional meditation or source review. I am really interested in the healing properties of the ingredients that I use and this site allows me to explore the triadic relationship between creation, sustenance and satisfaction. This little site developed...
RAW pina colada salad

RAW pina colada salad

Woohoo summer! This raw salad is light, fresh and so easy to make! I use the lettuce leaves to make wraps, however you could omit these altogether and serve the remaining ingredients as a salad in their own right. As always, aim for local and organic ingredients! Try especially to use organic pineapple and cucumber,...
'What the Buddha taught' (W. Rahula 1958)

‘What the Buddha taught’ (W. Rahula 1958)

  Book review: ‘Buddhism is neither pessimistic or optimistic. If anything at all, it is realistic, for it takes a realistic view of life and the world. It looks at things objectively (yathabhutan). It does not falsely lull you into living in a fool’s paradise, nor does it frighten and agonize you with all kinds...
RAW seaweed, shiitake & goji berry superfood salad

RAW seaweed, shiitake & goji berry superfood salad

Healing Ingredients: Kale:  Kale contains a potent glucosinolate phytonutrient, which actually boosts and body’s detoxification enzymes,  clearing potentially carcinogenic substances more quickly from your body. (For more information, see Vibrant Dish) Sea vegetables:  The Japanese use wakame to purify mothers’ blood after childbirth. It is high in calcium, iron and iodine, and has been linked to treatments of cancer and weight...
word from the wise: kiki smith on using the body to create

word from the wise: kiki smith on using the body to create

  ‘…the idea that you make something out of your own body, your own energy, is really profound – that you can make something that gives pleasure to other people. And all you have to do is show up and do it. It’s a tremendous freedom and a tremendous power that you can just use...
WARM mexican quinoa & grilled corn salad with tahini & lime dressing

WARM mexican quinoa & grilled corn salad with tahini & lime dressing

Quinoa: Ancient super grain, all the way from the Americas to the shelves of the local health food store… the debate concerning superfoods and food miles has been rallying quietly for a couple of years now, but the general consensus seems to be that buying Fair Trade and ethical products is most usually of benefit...
word from the wise: feminism is for everybody

word from the wise: feminism is for everybody

   
word from the wise: Rudolph Ballentine & Radical Healing

word from the wise: Rudolph Ballentine & Radical Healing

  ‘Healing is, by its nature, a knitting together, a restoration of wholeness. It requires that we see and accept lovingly all parts of ourselves. Our ability to contain more, to expand our identity, to accommodate the multifarious aspects of ourselves is the basis of healing.’
RAW himalayan salt & cacao nib glittery chocolate

RAW himalayan salt & cacao nib glittery chocolate

All that glitters… and this raw chocolate totally does! The salt in this recipe gives the chocolate a beautiful dark glittery density, and the cacao nibs provide a crunchy texture – but if salted sweets aren’t your thing, try some of the alternatives listed below the recipe. Healing Ingredients: Cacao: high in magnesium, an important...
word from the wise: Taking Sides

word from the wise: Taking Sides

    When I take a side, I create the opposing side.     
RAW coconut, lime & kiwi 'cheesecake'

RAW coconut, lime & kiwi ‘cheesecake’

This raw dessert uses coconut, (rather than nuts) to bind the cake ingredients. I find many raw desserts very ‘nut heavy’ – nut bases with nut creme fillings – so I wanted to try something a bit lighter. I didn’t think that the shredded coconut and coconut milk would bind, but it worked beautifully! The...
word from the wise: be zen, be peaceful

word from the wise: be zen, be peaceful

  Sit quietly, Do nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.  
RAW kale & walnut tabouli

RAW kale & walnut tabouli

I was never much of a fan of tabouli, but I was living in a warmer climate during April of this year and had an excess of kale at my disposal. Too big for a jar, too bountiful and unruly to squeeze into the fridge. And so this faux tabouli was born. Healing Ingredients: Kale:...
word from the wise: be hopeless

word from the wise: be hopeless

  ABANDON ANY HOPE OF FRUITION “Fruition” implies that at some future time you will feel good. One of the most powerful Buddhist teachings is that as long as you are wishing for things to change, they never will. As long as you’re wanting yourself to get better, you won’t. As long as you are...
RAW pear, ginger & lemon breakfast tonic

RAW pear, ginger & lemon breakfast tonic

Healing Ingredients: Pear: High in vitamins C, K and copper, pears are also high in antioxidants and a great source of nutrients for the body in the morning Ginger: In my mind, ginger fixes pretty much anything. But medicinally, it is best known as a digestive aid. Use ginger in your cooking to aid your body...
WARM activated chickpea salad with coconut yoghurt

WARM activated chickpea salad with coconut yoghurt

Melbourne weather has been windy, warm, rainy and cold throughout the past week. In both Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, windy and transeasonal weather is recognised as a particularly ungrounding and confusing time for the body and the mind. The inclusion of earthy foods such as root vegetables, whole grains and warming spices is recommended...

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