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posting for my friends at the Raw New England Community

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

The Raw New England
Community and

Optimum Health Solution


LindaJoy Rose, Ph.D.

Author of “Raw Fusion: Better Living Through Living Foods”


Food Demo – Learn to make and taste delicious Portobello Pesto Pizza
Everyone gets a taste!

And Great Menus for Your Family

Discussion, Food Demo, Menus & Workshop

Raw Fusion is a hybrid of the best of the raw foods world, intermingled with
an informed and conscious mainstream lifestyle.”

Susan Schenck The Live Food

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – 430 Walnut St. Newton Highlands, MA

March 7, 2011 – Monday

Registration 5:30 pm Pot Luck 6-7 pm
(bring raw, vegan, organic dish to
serve 8 guests)

Books available for purchase

LindaJoy Rose, Ph.D. “LJ”  is a raw foods educator
and chef and many locations around Tampa Bay..  She is the author of
Raw Fusion: Better Living
Through Living Foods,
the pioneer book in marrying raw foods
with a healthy mainstream lifestyle.  She is also an internationally known
expert and speaker in the fields of hypnotherapy, subconscious dynamics and
Jungian psychology.  She is the author of several other self-help books,
including “Your Mind: The Owner’s Manual”  She served as Director of
International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy and
lectured in many countries.  Dr. Rose is the creator of Fairy Line Naturals,
a line of 150+ “magical natural science” products and resides in Tampa Bay.

Raw Fusion – Book Review

Raw Fusion
covers all you need to know to
get started on your raw, high raw, or “raw fusion” journey. You are taught how
to equip our kitchen and pantry, how to properly combine foods for efficient
digestion, all about superfoods, and the all important sprouting and soaking.
This book will lead you to a world beyond cravings, an attitude of gratitude for
your body, and how to cook lightly to avoid toxic byproducts from the heat.
There is even an excerpt from my book that warns about how cooking has led to

Fusion is a hybrid of the best of the raw foods world, intermingled with an
informed and conscious mainstream lifestyle. Individuals who find a high raw
diet too limiting can find ways to integrate more variety into their meals
without compromising nutrition. High raw foodists seeking healthy ways to add
cooked foods into their diets will enjoy the versatility and variety of these
tips. Families or individuals accustomed to more mainstream meals, but searching
for tasty and convenient ways to increase their nutritional intake, will be
surprised at how effortlessly one can fuse more raw ingredients into meals.”


Susan Schenck,

is a raw food coach, lecturer, and author of the award-winning book,

The Live Food Factor: The

Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for
Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet
known as the encyclopedia of the raw food diet.

this week’s ASK LINDA – question about sprouting & rejuvelac

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Can u tell me if it is ok to use the kefired soaking water from soaking seeds and grains and such?  Do I keep reusing it adding fresh water each time or do I toss it with each batch? Thank you so much!
I am looking into takin one of your workshops to get a better sense of all this sprouting 😉

ANSWER: Hi there!

To be honest, I’m very knew to the kefir world. I’ve just made my first batch of  coconut kefir water and fermented coconut meat pudding. I don’t use dairy products so I’m not going to make any kefir creams. Kefir is a culture that is added to water and sometimes sugar/honey is mixed in to feed the kefir culture.  Here is a link for kefir:

If you are soaking grains for making rejuvelac, it is the fermented water that you use for making your cheeses or soups or smoothies. You sprout the grains for a few days and filter out the grains (remembering to catch the fermented water in a bowl) then add fresh water to the grains to make a second batch of rejuvelac. Let the water stand for a couple days to ferment and then use that soak water as the rejuvelac liquid. You can get a coupla batches from the grains. Here is a link for rejuvelac: – My friend Natasha has some good rejuvelac instructions in her book SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual. You can pop in anytime and check it out.

Typically though, as far as regular hydroponic sprouting is concerned, you always want to rinse grains/seeds/beans and not reuse the soak water. The only time I’ve ever used soak water is when I soak raisins or dates or sun dried tomatoes. But not for sprouts (unless it is rejuvelac!) If you are just sprouting grains or seeds to have them to eat, you would always rinse out the water and not keep them in the water for sprouting. We have a link on how to easily sprout with our nut milk bags: – the idea is to keep the water away from the sprouts so that they can grow their little tails. You want to rinse the sprouts so that they will be kept clean. The rinse water goes down the drain for this type of sprouting.

Hope that helps! Happy sprouting!



Ask Linda! Please feel free to submit your questions to linda AT Questions don’t have to be completely raw food related but please bring questions on health, recipes, diet, weight issues, nutrition, parenting, nursing, pregnancy, spirituality or whatever it is you’d like to ask. I’ll do my best to answer and will most certainly learn from this as much as I can give.

wanted to share this today

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

I just read this from a yahoo group I belong to. It was such a lovely little posting that I wanted to write it here and keep it somewhere I can see it again. Enjoy.


Happily May I walk.
Happily, with abundance, may I walk.
Happily, with abundant colors, may I walk.
Happily, with abundant rain, may I walk.
Happily, on a trail of abundant pollen, may I walk.
Happily, with abundance, may I walk.
Happily, may I walk.
~ Hopi Night Chant

Where does happiness come from? Today we are told that happiness comes from holding a perfect job, having a perfect body, being in a perfect relationship. But the Hopi and other ancient people of the Americas made happiness something simpler, and more profound. To them, happiness was being attuned to the natural world around us – and fulfilling one’s duties toward that world.

For the world does not just exist outside ourselves. We interact with it at every turn. Our actions have consequences: just as surely as today’s weather will affect our way of  dressing to go outdoors, our actions affect our world. At this moment, the liquefied bodies of dinosaurs are being burned to heat our air;
waters are being directed from their natural sources into our homes; fuel is being burned at a distant site and carried to our buildings for electricity. Even as we sit still, reading, we consume the products of
the earth. We are never separate from her, not for an instant. Let us grow more aware of this deep connection, and find not only happiness but responsibility within it.

by Patricia Monaghan – From “The Goddess Companion”

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