Raw Chocolate Treats

Raw Chocolate Treats

I have been playing with some chocolate recipes and am finally finding one that is working.  When I really have it I will share it, there may be some tweaking needed still.  These chocolates have some good things in them like goji berries, almonds, maca and meta greens and they are raw!!!

Raw cacao has PEA in it, leaves you feeling more love, that is why chocolates are so popular for Valentines Day.  Some raw foodists don’t agree that it’s good.  I believe that some here and there is fine.  Anything that we over indulge with is never good.

To enter todays Giveaway which is The Ultimate Encyclopedia of the Raw Food Lifestyle

2 DVD set, is to leave a comment about what you are grateful for below.

Entries will be accepted until Sunday 10 pm.

With much Gratitude


Stress and Food

Do you ever think that the two are related??

Didn’t someone say once ‘let food be thy medicine’???

After reading this article in the Globe and Mail, Our Busy Life is Making You Sick, I really linked a few things together in my life.  I say that, as I have been going through a major transition in my life and the stress levels are high, actually have been for about 2 years now.  No wonder I have been feeling tired so much!!!

Stress……..fight or flight…….real or not, doesn’t matter.

I also have been looking at patterns in my life, especially around food.  When I am stressed how do I react?  Well sometimes by drinking some wine, oh that relaxing state, can I get it another way?? Yes!! Food…..well I realize that for me, food has played a big role in how I handle stress, I either sustain from food or use it as a comfort, don’t want to feel so I eat or don’t.  You know, that knot or anxious feeling in the stomach???  Stress!!

Restrictive or over indulgence…….not a good picture of health.  This time, realizing that stress plays a major role in the health of your body, I am approaching it quite differently  and it feels oh so much better.

I am eating regularly, making sure I get lots of nutrition from my food.  Eating alot of variety, through out the day, and even when I’m not hungry so to speak as I know I need the nutrition, my body is tired. Stress can be related to so many diseases.

I am juicing, adding super foods, getting out in the sunshine whenever the sun is shining, taking time to connect with nature, some deep breathing, meditating and getting back to doing yoga.  It all helps.  How you are living each day, each moment, eating and thinking, without judgement are huge!!

I can feel the difference.  It doesn’t happen over night, but each day brings more vitality, clarity and a feeling of over all more health.

The more I give my body proper food, therefore proper nutrition, the better it is feeling.  The better it is thinking.  The better it is preforming.

The more I decide to have a healthy relationship with food, the better I feel.  Food should be your medicine, your friend……..not something you abuse or fear.  It should be real.

Have a look at your life, your way of eating and your relationship with your food and yourself.  Are you eating or not eating to feel or not feel certain emotions or are you eating to be and feel healthy?

Give it some thought and remember you deserve only the best……..are you giving yourself that???

Also, if you haven’t checked out the FREE videos put out by 30 Days Raw, then I highly recommend doing so. Tons of information in the short videos. David Wolfe comes out tomorrow, so click the link below and check them out!!

Take the time.

Have a better than great day!!!


Morgan Spurlock

This is an interesting series of videos coming up by some well know health experts. I highly recommend checking them out!!
Did you ever see the film “Super Size Me?”
You know, the one where the guy from New York
(Morgan Spurlock) ate only McDonald’s for 30 Days.
Well I want to share with you an exclusive behind
the scenes interview with Morgan that will knock
your socks off but I’ll get to that in just a second…
I want to first explain why I’m sharing this. There’s a
common issue that I keep noticing with people who
are trying to create change or growth in their life.
And unfortunately I don’t think it’s talked about
enough by many people out there…
even though it’s the big elephant in the room.
Here’s what I keep noticing…
People keep talking about how they want to achieve
goals like making more money or improving their
relationships but they just don’t have the energy.
And they’re missing a really key component that
plays a huge role in their energy…
That’s why I want to share an amazing fr*ee video
with you that is an in depth and personal interview
with Morgan Spurlock, the director of the film “Super
Size Me”
In case you don’t remember, “Super Size Me” was the
blockbuster movie that exposed the major health risks
of eating a processed diet.
In fact right after the film was released McDonald’s got
rid of their whole “Super Size” concept.
It’s part of an amazing fr*ee video series that also
includes Dr. Joel Fuhrman, raw food expert David
Wolfe and Mike Adams that is being released for a
limited time only.
In case you didn’t figure it out yet, the thing that people
keep ignoring when it comes to their personal
success is… their health.
And here’s the thing… health tends to be the big
elephant in the room that people ignore in their
lives until it’s too late.
They tend to think… “it’s too difficult to be healthy and
I’m too busy to worry about it.”
But let me tell you that the information that Morgan
shares in this video and that is shared in this entire
fr*ee video series will make health about 20 times
easier for you.
The video series is being released by the makers
of the film “Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in
30 Days,” a film that was essentially the opposite
of Morgan’s film (eating good food for 30 days
instead of bad food), and is getting amazing reviews.

Morgan Spurlock

To your health,
Jodi Burke