Raw Food Chef

As long as I can remember I have LOVED making food for myself and others.

Perhaps it fulfills a need to connect and nourish myself, and others, with love and eye-rolling enjoyment. Perhaps it comes from a need to express my intuitive culinary creativity, or perhaps simply because I love food! As a teen I often made food for my friends and family, in fact, I often found myself as the group’s chef when traveling or living with friends. As time went on I found yoga, which led me to the concept of karma and the wider implications that our food choices have on our physical, mental, and spiritual health, not to mention the environment, as well as on the innocent animals themselves. Growing with such information I couldn’t help but move toward plant-based, and later a high raw vegan diet. 

Cheffing was such a passion that in 2002 I started researching vegan cooking schools which at the time was beyond slim pickings. Put off by the cooking schools’ requirements for one to use, make, and sample animal-based “foods” that I wouldn’t eat myself, I instead chose to focus on my other passion, Nutrition. After searching my options I chose to enroll in CSNN – The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition; to deepen my nutritional knowledge and holistic approach. Halfway through my schooling in 2004, I met long-term raw vegan educator Dr. Douglas Graham and wholeheartedly, and with a major satori moment/heart opening, adopted the raw vegan lifestyle. 

After 5 years of thriving on a raw vegan lifestyle, learning and applying all that I could, I started up my website and wrote my first recipe book “101 Frickin Rawsome Recipes” which was made up of all of my favorite recipes over the years! It was an instant hit! Between my passion for a simple raw food diet, my naturally intuitive culinary gifts and some great timing with Youtube and the internet, my recipe book and consulting practice spread far and wide. This in turn led me to be invited to be the Head Chef, as well as a speaker and yoga teacher of the Woodstock Fruit Festival! 

I have such gratitude for Yuliya and Mike from WFF for giving me such an amazing opportunity which has opened so many doors and helped me grow as a raw food chef as well as a speaker, raw food lifestyle coach, and yoga teacher, ever-honing and growing with my passions and purpose. 

Types of Raw Food Cuisine

 

Hygienic Low Fat Raw vegan recipes

These recipes are the backbone of what I would consider the healthiest possible raw food lifestyle, and what I recommend others base their diet on and move towards. In short, recipes that would easily be found in the garden of Eden. These recipes, as featured in 101 Frickin Rawsome Recipes and “50 more Frickin Rawsome Recipes” range from simple fruit smoothies, green smoothies, and fruit soups, to tasty salads, stews, noodle dishes, and more. They are all 80/10/10 friendly, utilize perfect food combining, are made from 1-5 simple whole food ingredients that you can find anywhere, and are free of any processed, stimulating, or enervating substances, spices, or oils.  

Low Fat Raw Gourmet Recipes

After 5 years of eating whole fresh ripe raw fruits and vegetables/hygienic low-fat raw recipes, and through seeing the stark contrast between them and the high-fat raw vegan cuisine becoming popular in the mainstream raw movement and in restaurants, I felt a need to experiment with and create low-fat raw vegan gourmet cuisine. Designed with food combining and optimal digestion in mind while also aiming to mimic old favorite foods, ethnicities, and flavors, I launched “TRA Retreat Treats” which also became an instant classic! From there I also created other favorites such as “Simply Delicious American Classics” (co-written with Dr. Douglas Graham of the 80/10/10 diet), as well as “Naturally Rawsome Dressings“. These low-fat raw gourmet recipes are great for special occasions, to serve with others who are not raw vegan, or when you simply want something a little fancier!

Low-Fat raw Gourmet Recipes

After 5 years of eating whole fresh ripe raw fruits and vegetables/hygienic low-fat raw recipes, and through seeing the stark contrast between them and the high-fat raw vegan cuisine becoming popular in the mainstream raw movement and in restaurants, I felt a need to experiment with and create low-fat raw vegan gourmet cuisine. Designed with food combining and optimal digestion in mind while also aiming to mimic old favorite foods, ethnicities, and flavors, I launched “TRA Retreat Treats” which also became an instant classic! From there I also created other favorites such as “Simply Delicious American Classics” (co-written with Dr. Douglas Graham of the 80/10/10 diet), as well as “Naturally Rawsome Dressings“. These low-fat raw gourmet recipes are great for special occasions, to serve with others who are not raw vegan, or when you simply want something a little fancier!

Frickin Rawsome Pizza! 

While technically these pizza recipes are simply low-fat raw gourmet, I felt pizza deserves its own section!

Developed over a 5-year period I feel so blessed to bring you the best of the best raw vegan pizza recipes I have ever seen or tasted! Enjoy your step-by-step recipe guide filled with 18 of my absolute favorite pizza recipe combos sure to satisfy all of your pizza cravings! I can honestly say that these pizzas are better than 99% of the cooked pizzas I have had in my life!

This recipe book also comes with fine-tuned tips to help you make the pizza toppings have the taste and texture of your old favorite cooked pizzas!

Beyond my 18 favorite tried and true recipes you can make your own dream pizza using 8 amazing low to no-fat crust recipes, 12 delicious sauce recipes, loads of simple and low-fat raw gourmet toppings, and 6 creamy cheeze recipes ready to combine to make your own custom pizza!

How to Guides for Detox and Recipes

While I love to share my recipes via raw recipe books, I also really love to empower people by helping them to become more confident and creative in the kitchen themselves. I also feel very blessed to help others to hone in on their specific energetic needs, body, mind, and spirit, with yoga and simplistic eating. To help fulfill these needs I have co-created some awesome how-to guides with Naturally Ashley!

Naturally Rawsome Sauces” is just that, your how-to guidebook to becoming a verifiable sauce master; because you know it’s All About the Sauce!

In order to help you really tune in and tune-up, we also created the “Rainbow Island Cleanse” a full body, mind, and spirit chakra cleansing awareness adventure! This interactive group cleanse includes simplified 1 – 2 ingredient chakra-specific “mono” meals, affirmations and afformations, daily chakra-specific yoga classes, a private Facebook group for support and so much more!

How to Guides for Detox and Recipes

While I love to share my recipes via raw recipe books, I also really love to empower people by helping them to become more confident and creative in the kitchen themselves. I also feel very blessed to help others to hone in on their specific energetic needs, body, mind, and spirit, with yoga and simplistic eating. To help fulfill these needs I have co-created some awesome how-to guides with Naturally Ashley!

Naturally Rawsome Sauces” is just that, your how-to guidebook to becoming a verifiable sauce master; because you know it’s All About the Sauce!

In order to help you really tune in and tune-up, we also created the “Rainbow Island Cleanse” a full body, mind, and spirit chakra cleansing awareness adventure! This interactive group cleanse includes simplified 1 – 2 ingredient chakra-specific “mono” meals, affirmations and afformations, daily chakra-specific yoga classes, a private Facebook group for support and so much more!

ENJOY a few videos from my Free Rawsome Recipes Playlist!