June 14, 2017

Laura-Jane The Rawtarian — Raw Vegan Food: Simple, Fast and Delicious – Episode 74

In Today’s Episode

Today we are talking with Laura-Jane, The Rawtarian. Laura-Jane is a leading creator of simple, satisfying raw vegan recipes. She is the author of Cook Lively, the host of The Raw Food Podcast and a featured speaker at BlogHer Food in Miami, FL and the Canadian Food Bloggers conference in Vancouver, BC. Her recipes and photography have been featured in The Huffington Post, The National Post and Vegan Life magazine. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She shares 100+ free simple, satiating raw food recipes at www.therawtarian.com.

Outline of This Great Episode
[2:31] Pharmaceuticals suppress symptoms, but on Vidal Speaks you will learn to treat root causes.
[7:05] Deborah introduces Laura-Jane.
[9:24] How did Laura Jane become a raw foodie?
[15:21] We should be teaching children how to prepare healthy food.
[19:43] Add to your diet before you subtract from it.
[24:30] Laura-Jane tells us about her new cookbook Cook Lively.
[25:47] Everyone could add some more raw food to their diet, and it doesn’t have to be difficult.
[27:29] There are challenges to switching to a raw diet, but they can be overcome.
[33:54] Healthy desserts are Laura-Jane’s specialty.
[38:02] What is Laura-Jane’s all-time favorite dessert?
[40:08] Laura-Jane has a cashew-based Ranch dressing recipe.
[43:53] Laura-Jane says there are three different stages to going raw.
[49:48] Thank you to everyone who left us a review last week! Be sure to check out VidalSpeaks.com, where you can find my story, my favorite products and much more! Please support this show by using the Amazon Banner on my site for all your Amazon purchases, which will pay a small commission to me with no extra cost to you. It really helps. Please also consider donating directly to keep our show going, leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend. All of this supports our mission. Thank you!
[51:56] You can minimize your time in the kitchen with raw food.
[55:39] Plant-based eating is important for our health, and the health of our environment.
[56:45] More and more people are becoming interested in the benefits of being vegan.
[1:00:00] The descriptions of these vegan recipes are sure to make you hungry and motivate you to try raw/vegan cooking yourself!
[1:07:51] What was it like for Laura-Jane to write a cookbook?
[1:12:44] Deborah would also like to write a book someday.
[1:18:32] Talking can be the cure for writer’s block.
[1:23:08] Laura-Jane even has a raw lemon bar recipe!
[1:24:13] What are three tips for people feeling overwhelmed about going vegan or raw?

Connect with Today’s Guest
The Rawtarian Website

Resources Mentioned
Cook Lively, by Laura-Jane Koers