As previously mentioned, Raw Food is slowly starting to make it big, even in our little city more and more people are discovering the health and beauty benefits of eating a non-processed, fresh and organic based diet.
One company that I’ve happened upon recently is The Raw Kitchen, run by Heath and Emma, and after e-mailing with Emma for a while, it’s hard not to get excited about their business because she is so full of information and passion for all the different and healthy ways of eating and existing.
Taken from their website:
“The raw kitchen is a Perth based company offering community classes and workshops teaching the benefits and power of raw, whole, real, nourishing food. In addition, we also offer raw catering, kids and school parties and raw health product supply.
Our classes offer simple, practical, hands-on, applicable ways to incorporate raw food, to whatever degree, into your lifestyle.”
Their cooking, or un-cooking as it’s commonly referred to as, classes include something for everyone!
From an “Intro to Raw” class to find out what the heck Raw Food is, how a meal made just of fruit and vegetables can be filling and ways to incorporate more fresh foods into your diet, with tastings of raw goodies in a non-judgemental setting – you aren’t going to be crucified for being an omnivore. It’s not about being militant and critical of your diet, but showing you how to slowly increase your intake of healthful, wellbeing inducing, life-giving foods!
Other workshops include such treats as; Mains Made Easy (plenty of ideas for delicious dinners), Raw Lunchbox (tips on making great food to bring to school or the office), Decadent Desserts (need I say anything else?) and more!
Photo borrowed from Hold the Beef
Aside from the un-cooking classes, they also have a cute smoothie stall every week at the brand new Subiaco Farmers Market!
There are a few types of smoothies available, all at the reasonable price of $6:
Green Smoothie – baby spinach, frozen banana and water. Great introductory smoothie as it’s a classic and there’s an option to add mango or strawberry for $1.
Strawberry Sip – strawberry, banana, almond milk, vanilla. YUM! Can’t wait to try this!
King Hit: Choc Chilli – cacao, cayenne pepper, almond milk. A real kick!
There’s also a range of supplements you can add too and they use 100% biodegradable and compostable cups and straws. Very eco-friendly.
They also stock many, many raw essentials such as food stuffs, blenders, books and dvds.
In summary, if you can get down to see these guys and try a smoothie then you wont be disappointed! You can find out more information about the classes and catering there, or you can join the Raw Kitchen Mailing List: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Three cheers for innovative companies who are bringing us new ways to be happy, healthy & leave our taste buds satisfied.
Ps. Here is a fabulous book on raw smoothies (which I admittedly haven’t read but would love to): Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Toward Natural Health