The Raw Food Lady Has Raw Talent
August 10th 2012 05:01
“We are much more than a physical body,” Liz said.
“The benefits of raw food can enhance our mental health, physical health and spiritual wellbeing,” she said.
Liz and her team of able assistants had prepared a delightful vegetarian appetizer made from a thin swirl of raw zucchini filled with cashew and celery puree and topped with fresh diced capsicum which were served to an appreciative audience of almost a hundred hungry mouths.
Her heart shaped homemade chocolates were also a hit. Made from raw organic cacao butter, ground almond, vanilla bean, citrus rind and sweetened with agave syrup instead of sugar, even the strictest vegan could not say no to them.
Liz demonstrated how she prepares her famous ‘raw lamington slice.’ Her bakeless lamingtons are made with the flesh of fresh apples and oranges bound with desiccated coconut and seasoned with agave syrup and a pinch of Himalayan salt. The mock sponge is then coated with raw organic cacao powder and sprinkled with coconut like a traditional lamington.
There was no doubt the audience enjoyed her food. Liz observed that many in the audience were older than herself, and was of the opinion that our forefathers knew what was good for them.
“The older generations knew a lot,” she said.
During question time, someone asked Liz about how raw food affects digestion, and another, Harry (Surname withheld), asked about vitamin content in raw food as opposed to cooked.
“My approach is not technical, it’s intuitive,” Liz replied.
“I’m not studied in nutrition,” she said, “but all that information is out there if people want to look into it.”
“I don’t get into the particulars.”
“I just know that if you increase raw food in your diet, you will increase your health.”
“I’m about inspiring people to take back the reins of their health.”
After the presentation Harry said he was expecting more information on nutrition and felt mislead.
“I wanted to know about the nutrient loss in squeezed oranges and stuff like that,” Harry said.
Liz Gilbert-Grant teaches her Raw Food philosophy at classes in Palm Beach, on the Gold Coast. She is offering free one hour introductory talk and taste test on Tuesday nights at 7pm which can be booked on (07) 5607 0408
Her next full day class is on Saturday the 18th of August at a cost of $297 dollars. Liz’s website promises you will learn the simplicity of nutrition and enjoy the taste sensations that nature provides.
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