As 2012 was nearing a close I was contacted by a journalist interested in my raw food diet. I was so excited!
She was curious if raw food had had any effect on my health. Understatement! I told her all about how I got my energy back, lost excess weight and felt sexy again, by juicing every day. Forget 5 a-day. I’m hitting the 8!
She sent a great photographer Dan Burn-Forti to snap me. I was keen to impress so I put together a selection of raw food dishes to show off for the shoot. Collard wraps with spicy cashew cheese. Kale chips (come on, what self respecting raw foodist would not ever be more than ten feet from a kale chip!). ALT Raw Bread Sandwich – Avocado. Lettuce. Tomato and a dollop of cashew mayo. Raw Indian spiced Coconut chips. And a whopping great big Raw Hazelnut Cacao tart. A live FEAST.
Christmas came and went and January arrived with the rush of magazines and their ‘healthier new you’ articles. Imagine my pride when I opened up the glossy supplement and saw the article. My mum held back the tears as she popped on her reading glasses and spotted her daughter in a well regarded Sunday supplement!
Though I did suffer the experience of a little journalistic ’embellishment’. I was spooning sweet and spicy butternut squash soup into my mouth as I read that apparently ‘I will never eat cooked food again’.
I hope my story managed to inspire some people, even if it is just opening their eyes to the awesome possibility of getting more nutritionally packed live food into their regular diet.
The front cover.
I think 2013 is going to be an even better year!