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Sweden's very own Erica Palmcrantz is a name you must be familiar with especially if you are into the Raw Food Lifestyle.

Erica's book titled "Raw Food the Complete Guide for Every Meal of the Day" is such an amazing book filled with so much information and such delicious recipes that are very simple to make and easy to incorporate into your life. We had the chance to speak with Erica about her Raw Fod Lifestyle and her book.........

HR: How did you first find out or get into the Raw Lifestyle?

My first connection to the raw lifestyle was from cousin. She and her family has been raw for a long time and are running a business in the raw food movement.

HR:  What is the definition of Raw Food and how is it better for you health wise?

Raw food is vegetables, fruits, sprouts, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, fermented food, some grains, coldpressed oliveoil and honey. The food isn't heated above 115 fahrenheit, to save all the nutrients and living enzymes.

HR: Tell us the title of your book and how that came about? 

"Raw food the complete guide for every meal of the day" is a book how simple, easy and delicious raw food recipes is. We wanted to show this wonderful food in the full coloured pictures. I wanted to created something to people that is curious about raw food.

HR: You have to be creative to come up with differtent recipes, which I am not, how do you come up with some of the different recipes in your book or in your everyday life?

Raw food is self is very inspiring and creative! I make recipes of the fruits and vegetables I have at home and add som nuts to it - it is so simple to be your own raw foof chef.

HR: Do you have plans to do another book and what are some of your future plans, such as speaking about Raw Food, more Books, etc?

In Sweden we had another book published in May. This book will be published in the US fall 2011 - it is about raw food desserts, snacks and candy. Right now I'm writing on third book and in Sweden there will be a raw food cooking dvd released int the spring. I'm always up with new ideas - thats the thing about raw food - you get so much energy! 

HR: How have some of your family and friends adapted to your Raw Food Lifestyle?

My mum is a high raw vegan to, aswell as my husband and my daughter. My friends like my food and sometime they prepare it to me!

HR:  What is one of the myths or issues people have with the Raw Food Lifestyle?

One of the myths is that you are going to be hungry, that you will have no energy and that it is exepensive. It is the opposite! You have amounts with energy, you have a nice filling feeling after a meal and you don't spend your money on fast food. 

HR: Have you heard of any great healings for people once Raw Food was incorporated into their lives?

Every day people share their healing journeys with me, it is all from diabetes, cancer, psoriasis, depression, weigt problems. The list of the healing people do on raw food is endless.

HR: What are some of the foods you eat on a daily basis or a typical food journal of some of the foods you eat on a daily basis or just a days menu?

I love to eat avocado every day, greens, sprouts, apples, maca, cauliflower, oliveoil, buckwheat, sesame seed. I typical day for me is very depending if it is winter or summer. Wintertime I eat a buckwheat granola for breakfast, cauliflower couscous for lunch, tahinismoothie for snack and cabbage springrolls with avocado for dinner.

HR:  What are some of your future plans and what do you hope people get, message, regarding the Raw Food Lifestyle?

My future plans is to continue to spread the message through books, my website, and other media. I hope that people become more aware of how the food affects them and to follow their heart. My wish is also that people can be more connected to Mother Nature through appreciating her gifts to us, through food.

Go to Erica's Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/people/Erica-Palmcrantz/674587151 or even Erica's Twitter at http://twitter.com/RawfoodbyErica

 

 

 Raw Chef Angelina Elliott Interview

I had the chance to speak with Angelina and let me tell you - she is one knowledgeable and remarkable women. Angelina's expertise and knowledge of the Raw Food industry and recipes will truly amaze you. After hearing her speak or just speaking one on one with Angelina you will walk away with so much information to restart your life over in such an amazing direction you will be surprised.

HR: When were you first introduced to Raw Food/Lifestyle?

Angelina: I was first introduced to raw foods when I was a teenager I worked in a fabulous health food restaurant making juice. The people who owned the restaurant were absolutely crazy about me, so they invested in my health and future by sending me through Dr.Norman Walker's Nutrition Program and Dr. Ann Wigmore's Program, so before I was 20, I was already educated on natural living. I love juicing and I have been juicing every day since I started working in the health food restaurant. Unfortunately, I was completely sold on the whole 100% raw thing, as far as taste goes, so I didn't stick to 100% raw. I did however, go back into it when I was dying. I had an infection next to my brain and mercury poisoning and the docs told me I had only 2 weeks left, so I went 100% raw and been there ever since.

HR: How has Raw changed your life?

 

Angelina: I have massive amounts of energy, I look better than I ever have in my life, I feel fabulous every single day, and I am getting younger and more vibrantly beautiful every day too.

HR: There are so many amazing testimonies of how Raw has changed peoples lives - anywhere from health, emotionally and spiritually. Does one testimony you have heard stick out in your mind and which one would that be?

Angelina: My friend and business partner has been 100% raw for over 37 years and he cured himself of cancer and other life threatening diseases and at 58 almost 59, looks more like he is in his mid thirties.

HR: You're so well known for your cheesecakes - how do you come up with these recipes?

Angelina: I have a wild imagination! I am always wondering what ingredients will do when mixed together and I have never thought of an ingredient that was off limits. I never limit myself. The skies the limit!

HR: You have many recipe book out available for our viewers to purchase - where can they pick these up?

Angelina: You can purchase my books through my website www.she-zencuisine.com

HR: Why is Raw so important for people to be opened to hear and actually apply into their own lives?

Angelina: I feel that raw vegan food is the best way to not only feel vital and energetic, but also to maintain strength and wellness. I have never been stronger and healthier in all my life and I just keep on getting better and better. It is also the best diet for saving the planet. With no waste, factory farming, or mass consumerism involved it is a very green lifestyle.

HR: What is one thing people misunderstand about Raw living?

Angelina: That it is all about bunny food, restrictions, and no fun. This is simply not true! Raw food is FUN, interesting, and far from boring.

HR: Tell us about your awesome tonics and what they can do?

Angelina: Here are a couple of my tonics and what they do

YIN YUM YANG (Balancing tonic) $55.00

Yin Yum Yang Tonic is all about the essence of female jing. This is the flower of youth tonic for women. This tonic connects a woman with her most primal energy, nourishes her vital organs, sexual health, nourishes blood, and balances hormones. There are 110 Chinese herbs in this marvelous tonic created in honor of women everywhere! The Primary herbs are rehmannia root, achyranthes, wolfberry, dogwood fruit, poria, eucommia bark, and polygala

Happy Hormones $50.00

Happy Hormones is all about balancing a woman's hormones. Happy Hormones Tonic has 55 herbs and 4 flower essences synergistically combined to create hormonal wellness. The primary herbs are wu jia pi, ginseng, mu jing zi, she chuang zi, xiang fu, guan zhong, ban mou, and ci wu jia

Happy CHI $50.00

Happy Chi Tonic is inspired by a rare tea that was given to me as a gift about 5 years ago called TNT-Happy Tea. I recently was sent more of this tea, again as a gift and I decided to create a Happy Tonic. Happiness is not something you would usually find in a tea or a tonic, but when you know herbs the way I do, you find a way. So many of my friends suffer from depression and it has always been hard to watch this since I am not only a super enthusiastic bubbly happy person, I am also a compassionate being dedicated to helping people. Fortunately for them, I was successful at creating Happy Chi Tonic. Happy Chi Tonic is a blend of 75 Chinese herbs, TNT, and 7 Flower essences. The principle herbs are suan zao ren, dan shen, bai zi ren, wu wei zi, fu ling, and ren shen

HR: Do you sell any of your Raw Foods and Tonics? And is so, how does one purchase them?

Angelina: I do sell them. Please send me an e-mail from my website's contact page www.she-zencuisine.com and I will send you out a menu. Place an order by sending me what you are interested in along with your paypal e-mail address and shipping address and I will send out your goodies. It's as simple as ABC.

HR: Any new projects on the horizon for you?

Angelina: Yes, I am recreating my entire skin care line and pet care line and will be launching my new site soon.

HR: What should we expect to see from Angelina Elliott in the future and days to come?

Angelina: More amazing tonics, rare teas, unbelievable soaps, skin care, and so much more. Also, my Beauty book co-authored with Shannon Leone will be releasing this year. YAY!

 
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