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Saturday, January 26, 2013

January in New York...

After the adventures in Costa Rica,
I am back in New York! 

I am fortunate enough to be looking outside the window right now and seeing beautiful snow covering the trees, and streets and cars! White and fresh :) It snowed last night and has settled well!

I am drinking hot herbal tea right now
 and have at least 2 of them a day
to keep warm from INSIDE out! :)
Here is one the recipes I am using... ENJOY!

Makes: tea for 2

Total making time: 15 minutes

1 tablespoon of........... lavender
1 tablespoon of..... lemon myrtle
1 tablespoon of................ sage
1 tablespoon of green tea leaves

1. Boil 4 cups of water in a pot along with all the herbs. Drain at the end for a clear tea.
(Feel free to chew on the herbs after they are boiled for extra nutrients)
2. OR boil the water, pour it into the cups AND THEN dip in the tea strainer and steep for 10 minutes.

+ ADD 1 tablespoon of honey if you like it sweet

The herb leaves can be dried or fresh! Both will work!

Relaxes the body
Balances mood
Soothes muscles
Relaxes mind
Aids weight loss
Promotes good sleeping
Relieves cramps 
Clears the skin

I have many dreams and one of them was fulfilled this week!

As I was skating around I really got how grateful I am to be alive, and have arms and legs,
and a healthy functioning body to be able fulfill this!

I am learning that
the more I
the more I enjoy life.

I was born and raised in Australia, in places like Northern Territory and Queensland where it is MOSTLY HOT weather so living in the winter is a challenge for me! I have been building my immunity to it ;) I have been mixing warming foods that are cooked and heated, with raw foods, juices and smoothies. It seems to be keeping my body warm and at ease! It has been my tastiest and most enjoyable winter yet!

Behind scenes of a photo shoot in NYC.
Thank you Agent Dean!
Here is what I have mostly been EATING the past 2 weeks...

By accident I made MAC N CHEESE!

And WOW! 

I was so happy (and so were my friends!) to create a healthy alternative to one of the tastes I crave!
If you are skeptical try it for yourself! DELICIOUS natural MAC N CHEESE!

Makes plenty for 4 people!

1 cup extra virgin coconut oil plus extra for cooking
1 cup of coconut milk 
one brown onion diced
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
3 cloves of garlic diced
1 tablespoon himalayan salt
1/2 cup fresh thyme 
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 cup of chopped cauliflower
1 packet of brown rice pasta - macaroni! 
5 cups of vegetable stock 
(or make your own vegetable stock: boil for 1.5-2 hours in a large pot... 5 cups of water with 2 carrots diced, 2 tomatoes chopped, 3 celery stalks chopped, 1 small onion diced, 2 cloves of garlic diced, one leek chopped, 3 tablespoons of himalayan salt, a handful of bay leaves, 2 tablespoons of thyme and 2 tablespoons of parsley... After boiling drain so you are left with the liquid. Use this as vegetable stock and you can store in glass jar in fridge for one week. Discard the fiber of the vegetables, use it for compost or eat it, do what you like to be resourceful.)

1. In a large pot add the vegetable stock and coconut oil and bring to the boil.
Stir and then add the pasta.

2. While the pasta is boiling, in a fry pan heat extra virgin coconut oil. Add the onion and garlic and fry until golden. Then Add the salt and thyme and fry together for a couple minutes and then add all of this fry into the pasta pot.
3. Next add the chopped cauliflower, coconut milk and thyme and
let simmer on medium heat for 4 minutes.

4. Add the nutritional yeast and stir. 
5. Add the sesame oil as the sauce starts to thicken.
6. It is ready when the pasta is cooked and the sauce is thicker. 

+ To make the sauce thicker add more nutritional yeast, cauliflower and/or pasta. 
Try adding one chopped zucchini! 
+ If it becomes too dry add more sesame or coconut oil. 
+ If you want it cheesier add more nutritional yeast!
+ Add more salt if you like it saltier! 
+ Add peas for some color.
+ Add turmeric to make it more yellow!
+ Add curry powder for MAC N CHEESE CURRY STYLE ;) 

This recipe is DAIRY FREE, SOY FREE and GLUTEN FREE. It is a great alternative to 'cheese'!

This ROMANIAN SOUP is a great winter warmer,
I had this in NYC with my photographer friend Roxxe! (Who is Romanian ;))
Click on the photo or HERE for the recipe!

EVERY DAY for the month of JANUARY, 
at The Earth Diet we have been coming up with NEW recipes and sharing them here:

So there are 26 new recipes as of today in the JANUARY section of the RECIPES !

And of course I have still been eating CHOCOLATE daily !
(as in REAL CHOCOLATE, raw chocolate, made with CACAO and is sugar free, dairy free, crap free, soy free, gluten free, chemical free, JUST REAL WHOLE INGREDIENTS!)
Especially when I have ROCK N RAW CHOCOLATES with me!


Pistachio, Avocado Oil, Cacao, Raw Honey

Check out the story if you want!!!

"Got my shipment of this chocolate in New York a couple days ago... realizing I will probably become a WEEKLY customer of this chocolate (i love it so much) and so I can have it on hand at all times EVEN while traveling and ESPECIALLY for sharing with friends!!!

oh yum I have made so many combinations with my block of Rock'n Raw Chocolates, like a RR Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich (TED recipe Nut based ice cream)
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm ENJOYING it DAILY !!!

Check out THE INGREDIENTS super clean and super DENSE....
avocado oil, pistachio, raw local honey, cacao !


Talking to all chocolate lovers here...
OR people who have been turned off chocolate because of tasting the processed version... trust me that is a completely different species of CHOCOLATE! Now its PROCESSED store bought CHOCOLATE vs RAW CHOCOLATE. Store bought chocolate (store bought chocolate is decreasing and other options like Rock N Raw Chocolates are being offered as a tastier and healthier option. Why.... because it makes sense. so many people are feeling better eating better foods and it just so happens to be that majority of human beings on earth eat chocolate on a very regular basis. I know when I ONLY switched to eating REAL CHOCOLATE in my life, IT CHANGED MY LIFE, just that one switch. It is the refined sugar, and affected dairy, genetically modified soy, and other chemical ingredients that leaves us feeling less good after eating store bought chemical laden chocolate. Some people just don't like to buy store bought processed chocolate anymore after finding out about the child who labored the cacao bean...Rock N Raw is one of the new RAW VERSIONS and is dairy free, soy free, gluten free, but ok who cares about that really when it tastes good... so this tastes good PLUS also uses clean ingredients that our body CAN DIGEST WELL. we CAN have our chocolate and EAT IT TOO! :)


If you are currently eating processed chocolate with refined sugar... I highly recommend this chocolate, along with other health care experts including doctors who are also telling others to eat more real whole foods.

If you want to try some of the best CHOCOLATE in the world that is AT THE SAME TIME healthy for you ...well do it !

haha :)

but who doesn't love real food... and chocolate...

also aids WEIGHT LOSS.

some people don't believe it until they try it.

relaxes the body :) how does a relaxed body feel?
well we all know that ♥ ♥ ♥ 

I also make sure to get my greens in DAILY, whether it be juicing FRESH fruits and vegetables or adding 1 teaspoon of Phresh Greens in a cup of water...

Oh and The Earth Diet just became an affiliate with PHRESH greens! So if you want to order you receive 10% discount if you use the code word TED! use this link:

I also ate a lot of SWEET POTATO FRIES!
My new winter favorite :)

Makes one large batch of fries!

Total making time average: 30 minutes

2 large sweet potatoes cut into fries
coconut oil for cooking
one bunch of fresh basil
one cup of dried shredded coconut 
OR shred your own coconut from a fresh one!

+ ADD 1 tablespoon of himalayan salt at 
the end for sweet and salty!
+ ADD 2 tablespoons of curry powder at the end for curried fries!

1. Heat 1/4 cup coconut oil in a fry pan. 
2. Add fries, each one should be covered well in oil
3. Let the fries cook and when they are golden brown gradually add coconut and basil ! 

This was published on facebook: on weight loss...
"The most common question I get is 'how can I lose weight?'. We can all take our health to the next level when we are ready. Losing weight can be simple... it took me years to learn this. I learned that when eating CLEAN REAL WHOLE FOODS like recipes from The Earth Diet our body returns to its natural state. When we fill it with processed sugary food that is hard to digest and weakens our immune system it makes our body sluggish... hence weight gain! If we want to lose weight, we do the opposite and fill our bodies with nutrient dense foods that provide the body with life energy and nutrition! We DO NOT have to deprive ourselves of food at all! Instead we can NOURISH our bodies! I eat raw chocolate almost daily! I love what I eat! I get excited about it! This also helps the body to feel good and lose weight! The weight accumulated from processed food is the first to effortlessly drop! 

The quickest healthiest way to lose weight is to start with LEMON WATER DAILY and A JUICE DAILY. There are so many recipes for free! Utilize them and experience the difference for yourself! I am so grateful to now be free of addiction to refined sugars and processed chocolate and want to share it with you all. " ♥ Liana Werner-Gray

My sister was in Thailand where they filmed "The Beach"
"My favorite recipe of The Earth Diet is the RAW ICE CREAM, made with nuts and honey and is dairy free, soy free and gluten free! I also love the juices and juice whenever I find them in my travels. I do the bentonite clay mud pools when in Fiji!" - Nadine Gray founder of Travel with Papino 

If you care about the planet, check it out! 

Last night I watched this documentary with friends. Was absolutely MIND BLOWING. I recommend checking it out if you want to see some of the beauty and majestic landmarks of the world, along with the grueling jobs that some people do day to day. I say grueling, and check it out for yourself... did you ever think about the factory workers? and what they look like and what they do? 

I am leaving the state to travel a bit and meet people and will be back in New York soon! 

Oh and there is word on the street that I will be giving a RAW CHOCOLATE DEMONSTRATION at Organic Avenue in Manhattan in June so stay tuned for that!

Remember ANY DAY you can utilize The Earth Diet recipes for FREE on 

OR take advantage of some of the programs we offer where people are having VERY POWERFUL life changing results!

Here they are:





you can make your own CHOCOLATE

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