Conquering Sugar Addiction with Kelly Keough: Episode 3

This time of year is great for spending time with family, and usually we like to stuff our faces with holiday treats. What would happen if instead of ingesting food from the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.,) we ate something more like, oh, I don’t know, maybe raw Pumpkin Pies with a bit of cream on top? But how about, instead of average whip cream which leaves you feeling congested and prone to flu like symptoms, you put some “cashew cream” on top? Don’t knock it until you try it! I got to sample these treats that Kelly Keough whipped up for us in class. As with everything else I’ve tried of hers, I definitely prefer it over the stuff we’ve all been accustomed to.

Kelly Keough’s Uncooking class: episode 2: Making Food a Celebration of Life

Alright all you rawsome foodies out there. If you haven’t been to Kelly’s class yet, there’s a new opportunity to join her the next few Sundays at Real Raw Live on 5913 W. Franklin Avenue in Hollywood. Her classes are quite affordable when compared to other Raw Culinary classes. Kelly’s classes are currently being priced at $20 for one class, or a package of 3 for $50. The education and inspiration that you acquire from watching and listening to Kelly prepare her sumptuously sexy edibles is worth the price of admission alone. Of course the opportunity to sample the wares is a sweetly savored experience also!

The sweet truth about your sweet tooth, according to Kelly Keough

The whole problem with diets is that people often don’t sustain them because cravings are so strong. Kelly Keough understands this. She now teaches classes and writes books on the subject. “I know what it’s like to be obsessed with sugar, so what I do is I have people make what they crave, but prepare it alternatively. So they don’t feel like they’re going without, like they’re being punished.” I, being curious about foods and having a lifelong sweet tooth myself, (which I’ve been trying to cure for ages,) had to check out one of Kelly’s classes. It made me think a lot about how we just accept common food falacies as truths, not trying hard enough to correct our diets.

Raw Drink Featurette: Mango Lassi at Cru

Who knew that you could make milk out of Sunflower seed? I’ve had the almond milk, the cashew milk, the soy, the hemp milk, etc. but last night was my first time trying anything with Sunflower seed milk. So after trying the Mango Lassi at Cru, sorry, but I’ll never be able to ever drink it any other way again.

David Wolfe at Erewhon, 9/21/08

I learned some health food secrets from David Wolfe when he spoke at Erewhon, and I feel like I just can’t keep it to myself. For those of you who don’t know about David, he is one of the most charismatic catalysts in the raw foods movement. He talked about the Erewhon store on Beverly Blvd. with extreme reverence, categorizing it as the store that other health food establishments spy on to learn their secrets.

Zevia: a sweet beverage that is easy on your sweet tooth.

Zevia is definitely my favorite beverage. It is a fairly new product on the health product market. What is beautiful about this particular beverage, is that although it packs a sugary punch for your sweet tooth, it isn’t unhealthy in the way that your average cola on the market is