But I do eat raw food – and I’ve made it my mission in life to make raw food part of 10 million people’s everyday lives worldwide.
You should know this about me :)
I’ll admit that I’ve got a closet spiritual side (and I “ohm” along with the best of them in yoga class), but raw food isn’t part of some hippy-dippy quest for me.
I do it because raw food has massively improved my life, and I want to show you that it’s easier than you think to get those benefits for yourself.
I’d not been trained as a chef at all, but off the back of my blog I had people from all over the world flying in to take classes with me.
Now, after a year in the US writing and teaching at culinary academies, I’ve set up Raw Chef HQ in London, and I’m sharing my recipes and ideas with over 50,000 people from over 50 countries in my Raw Chef community.
I also do 1 day urban retreats here with my beautiful girlfriend Natasha.
I’m just about to publish my first hard copy book with a US publisher, to be released early 2015.
They eat raw about 80–90% of the time, and that makes total sense to me. In fact, it’s what I do too – and you’ll see that some of my recipes involve some light cooking.
I’m not saying this to make you feel better about the odd “slip up”.
As I see it, “going raw” will make a huge difference to your body and mind, and the odd bit of light cooking won’t change that – as long as you’re using plant-based, seasonal ingredients and you cook them in a way that retains the maximum amount of nutrition.
But it doesn’t mean moving into a commune or living on salads for the rest of your life. My recipes help you make pizzas, ravioli, nut cheeses, chocolate tortes…it’s about giving you more options in your life, not fewer.
My “Weekday Raw” course shows you how to incorporate some delicious, simple raw meals into your week – no need for special equipment.
I’ve even shown how you can modify meals for family members who don’t want to go raw, so you’re not stuck making different dinners for everyone.
Then, if you want to dive further into raw food and make it a bigger part of your life, my “Home Study” courses will show you more advanced techniques and recipes.