Fancy a rawesome apetizer?

zzzz-s-abraham-reachforthethoughtthatfeelsbetter-7521majHello lovely,

How are you? ūüôā¬†We are all good here in Sweden. Eventhough, we are in love with Amsterdam and see ourselves spend a part of our lives there we have to say it feels right¬†to be¬†where we are at the moment. We know we will be back sooner rather than later and it is important to follow our intuition.¬†This time it took us back to our parent¬īs place¬† ūüėČ (But sooo nice to spend quality time with¬†family¬†and good friends. Beyond grateful!)¬†¬†In the end, everything is a state of mind. Enjoy every single circumstance and it simply has to transform to something good. Sometimes it might require a bit of practice but with time it will be the most natural way of looking at life. It will come so natural to seek for the good that even if you might be surrounded by negativity you will be so trained not to get stucked within it. Instead always search for something good to hold on to. That will in the end attract even more good feeling experiences. We have tipped over and can nowadays¬†hardly think any negative thoughts. If we do so we get reminded¬†of¬†it very fast since we by now know how quick we are able to manifest both good and bad things. This also¬†means that we pretty fast become aware if we are stuck in a negative spiral since we suddenly get surrounded by more and more bad experiences. As soon as¬†we experience negative emotions and get stuck in it we try to seek for something that can neutralize our mood.¬†It pushes us to stop and calm down. We try to drop whatever we are doing and center ourselves. Nothing is more important than to be one with ourselves, or at least strive to be it. When we are in alignment with ourselves everything simply has to unfold with perfection. With this said, we are faaaar from perfect and can many times catch ourselves not up to speed with ourselves. That is a part of¬†our development¬†and as long as we are aware of the fact it is at least one step in the right direction. We have to remind ourselves not to be “perfect” and too hard on ourselves. We all have moments of confusion and loneliness but we are all on this journey together eventhough we might take different roads.

29 maj25 maj 13Today we want to share our super tasty Zucchini badges topped with red tomato pesto and refreshing cilantro cashew cream. It is a delicious appetizer or suits perfectly on your buffet table. We made a whole batch with them and they were gone within no time. Our guests loved them!

INGREDIENTS
– 1-2 zucchini

Red tomato pesto
–¬†about 15 sundried tomatoes (either you soak your own or you use sundried tomatoes in oil, as you prefer. )
Рabout 8 Cherry tomatoes
– 1 date (optional but gives a nice sweet touch)
– handful of fresh basil
– chili pepper
– garlic
– a pinch of salt
– pepper

Feel free to use whatever spices or herbs you have at home. Depending how tasteful you want it.

Put all the ingredients in your food processor and let it go until you get a nice texture. Put it in a bowl.

29 maj 2Refreshing cilantro cashew cream
– 2 cups of cashew nuts (soaked)
– 1-2 lime
– 1 tbl apple cider vinegar
– 1 clove garlic
– fresh cilantro
– pinch of cilantro

Place all the ingredients in your food processor (you can also use a blender) and process until it reaches a smooth consistency. You can add water to get the desired smoothness you wish for. We skipped this because we like it creamier. We usually try to add as little water as possible because it can tend not bring out all the flavours properly and we really enjoy tasting every single ingredient to its fullest. Also depending on how refreshing you wish to have your cream add as much as cilantro as you prefer. It is very individual and we personally love cilantro.25 maj 6

Chop your zucchini and put first one layer of your red tomato pesto and top with your refreshing cashew cilantro cream.

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Voil√°! We promise your guests will not be dissapointed ūüėČ

Today¬īs powerful words by Mahatma Gandhi:

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and Word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thougts and everything will be well.”

With our hearts,
Julie & Katrin

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Raw Crackers

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Hello Lovely,

We hope you have had a fruitful week and now ready for the weekend to begin. We are¬†as ready as we can be! We are going to make sure to enjoy everything Amsterdam has to offer as much as we can this weekend because it is our last days here for some time. We have not have had enough of Amsterdam though and will be back in the fall. Things have taken rapid turns lately and we are actually going to Sweden on Tuesday. We have a busy work schedule ahead of us¬†and realized it is much more convenient for us to be located in Sweden before our departure to Ghana. Sweden in the summer is also so the best time of the year so we have to choose wisely when it is time to go back home. ūüėČcrackers4Last weekend when we had¬†Julie¬īs rawesome birthday aperitivo we prepared Raw Crackers and want to share the recipe with you. Raw crackers are for example¬†great to have on a buff√© table, enjoyed with a salad or as a snack just as they are or with a spread. The crackers are super easy to prepare and the oven or dehydrator is pretty much doing the work for you. Can it get any better? ūüôā

INGREDIENTS
– 2 cups flax seeds
– 1 cup sesame seeds
– 0,5 cup pumpkin seeds
– 0,5 cup sunflower seeds
– 5 sundried tomatoes (more or less)
– 10 olives (more or less)
– Herbs

Start by soaking the seeds over night. You are going to notice that the flax seeds get a slimy fluid which is also the secret with these crackers.

Therafter place all the seeds in a bowl and stir so they mix well. Chop the sundried tomatoes and olives into small pieces and add to the seed mixture. Use a baking sheet and place an oven paper on it. Spread out the seed mixture and flavour it with some herbs. Now it is time to place it in the oven on 40 Celsius degrees but you can also use a dehydrator if you have one. Let the crackers be in the oven until crunchy and easy to break. This takes some time in the oven, about 8-10 hours. Voila, ready to be enjoyed!

crackers1983561_10151643098761054_100704033_nBefore we leave you for now we want to share today¬īs powerful word with you by Ralp Waldo Emerson:

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Much love,
Julie & Katrin

Inspirational Stories and a Refreshing Cilantro Lime Dip

ghana 4ghana 3Hello gorgeous,

First of all we want to thank you for all the positive comments and support we have received for our Sundried Mango Project in Ghana. It really means a lot and we are thrilled to have you joining us as well because together we can make a positive difference in the World. We cannot wait to do whatever we are capable of to help our friends out of poverty. Together we can be good, do good  and create a beautiful planet Earth! We will keep you posted with updates on how everything is proceeding. Later when we are in Ghana you are going to get live updates and get to know the whole team we are behind this.

This week is the good news week so we figured why not to share some more funsies with you. ūüôā As we grow quite rapidly and are starting to reach more and more loving people across continents we are in the process¬†to develop our website. We love all your feedback we get through comments, messages, e-mails etc. It is so much fun and pure pleasure to connect with you!¬†To make our website even more interesting for you to follow we are planning to¬†have some new fun and inspiring¬†features¬†that we¬†believe you will like. What we are fascinated about is to hear other people¬īs stories and outlook on life. What we would like to do is to share your inspirational stories with us, that we later on will post on our website. It¬†may for instance¬†include a Law of Attraction-story¬†from how you attracted a cup of coffee to a million dollar. It does not matter how big or small because everything is of great interest and inspiration to others to hear about. We love all these types of stories so donnot be shy. We also want to point out that it is completely anonymous, if you donnot want us to link you of course. So please beautiful friend send us your story to our e-mail therawfoodsisters@gmail.com. We love to hear from you and look forward to take part of your inspirational life stories!

We will start to post some law of attraction-stories and other inspirational ones from our own lives with you as well. In that way you can hopefully get inspired and think what you have attracted to your life and want to share it with us. But remember there are no rights or wrongs – so please feel free to share whatever comes to your mind!

cilantro lime dip 2cilantro lime dip 1We also have some more recipes to share from Julie¬īs birthday weekend. This one is a Refreshing Cilantro Lime Dip which is perfect to serve with cucumbers, carrots, selery or whatever you fancy to dip with. It is a really yummie alternative for a healthy dip plus it is super easy to prepare.

INGREDIENTS
–¬†1,5 cups sunflower seeds
–¬†1,5 cups pumpkin seeds
– 1/2 – 1 cup lime
– 3-4 bunches of cilantro
– 4 tbl fresh parsley
– 1/4 tsp Cummin
– Salt and pepper (to taste)
– Chilli (to taste)
– Water (if needed)

Place all the ingredients except the cilantro and water in the food processor and process until smooth. You can add water as much as you want depending on how smooth you want the dip. Chop the cilantro one bunch at a time and add until you get an awesome refreshing flavour and consistency.  As for the spices the measures are just guidelines so feel free to play with them, there are no right and wrong.

Another tip is also if you wish to reduce the amount of seed intake to add extra cilantro instead. This dip is perfect now when the Summer is around the corner. Make sure you enjoy it with a bright smile because it is that good! ūüôā

Today¬īs powerful words by Joss Whedon:

“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping‚Ķ waiting‚Ķ and though unwanted‚Ķ unbidden‚Ķ it will stir‚Ķ open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us‚Ķ guides us‚Ķ passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love‚Ķ the clarity of hatred‚Ķ and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we‚Äôd know some kind of peace‚Ķ but we would be hollow‚Ķ Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we‚Äôd be truly dead.‚ÄĚ

Love,
Julie & Katrin

Homemade Peanut Butter

Hello Lovely!

We hope you having a good Friday and¬†keep the good vibes going.¬†The¬†weekend is about to begin.¬†Do you have any plans for the weekend? We have an awesome¬†wicked excited weekend ahead of us. It is Julie¬īs birthday on Sunday and we will¬†have some friends over tomorrow¬†evening for a rawesome aperitivo. So now we are in the preparation for goodies we will serve our beloved friends. We are having so much fun in the kitchen at the moment and want to share¬†our¬†homemade peanut butter we just prepared with you.¬†¬†It is super easy to make¬†and you know exactly what¬†it contains.¬†It is not often we make our own nut butters but seriously¬†peanut butter is sooooo good! We also have to note that this is not a raw peanut butter version because we could not find any raw peanuts to use.

jordnöt1Here is how to make your Homemade Peanut Butter:

INGREDIENTS
– 1 cup peanuts

Place all the desired peanuts in your food processor or blender. Process it until it turns into a butter like consistency. This make take some time. At first the peanuts turn flour like. Therafter it starts to be more set and eventually turns into the creamy butter. During the blending you might have to scrape down the sides of your blender/food processor because the peanut rests tend to get stuck there. Also be careful so you donnot burn the engine of your blender/food processor. Our suggestion is to be patient and prepare yourself for a peanut butter euforia.

jordnöt2We had a litte afternoon snack with the peanut butter and stuffed some dates. We enjoyed them with a cup of tea each and big smiles on our faces. At last we want to share our happy song we are dancing along with in the kitchen and we wish you a wonderful Friday!

Today¬īs powerful words by Gautama Buddha:

‚ÄúYou yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection‚ÄĚ

Love,
Julie & Katrin

Raw Chocolate Balls

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Happy Tuesday to you,

The other day we prepared some Raw Chocolate Balls that we want to share with you today. They are super easy to make and every single ingredient is of course GOOD for you. Once again, healthy life is both delicious and fun! We think it is time to replace your old chocolate treats with these ones and you might ask yourself the same question we did. Why have we not thought about this before?! Keep in mind that you can put whatever you feel for or have at home in your raw balls. We have listed the ingredients we have used this time.

INGREDIENTS1366471318185
– 1 dl walnuts (soaked)
– 1 dl Almonds (soaked)
– 6 medjool dates
– 4 dried figs
– 2 table spoons dried raisins
– 2 table spoons dried cranberries
– 1/2 dl raw cacao
– 1/2 dl carob

Start with putting your dates, figs, raisins and cranberries in your food processor. Process it a couple of times til you get a nice yummie texture. Add your nuts together with raw cacao and carob. Process it until all the ingredients are well mixed.

Start rolling your paste and put them on a plate. Enjoy them with a nice cup of tea, nut milk or why not a glas of red wine! ūüėČ

We wish you a wonderful and healthy day! Remember to live every moment. There is no tomorrow. There is no later. There is only this present moment. You are capable of doing exactly what your heart desires. Let go of the should, must and could and replace them with I am. You are powerful beyond your own knowing and you deserve to live as you intended to live when you came here. There are only two feelings in this world; LOVE or FEAR. Whatever emotions you are feeling belongs either to love or fear. Let go of your fears and everything that does not serve you. Choose love Рand you will be left with only love!

We LOVE today¬īs powerful words from the one and only Eckhart Tolle:

‚ÄúAlways say ‚Äúyes‚ÄĚ to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say ‚Äúyes‚ÄĚ to life ‚ÄĒ and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.‚Ä̬†

With our hearts,
Julie & Katrin

Afternoon snack anyone?

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Do you usually get a little downer in the afternoon and need something that keeps you going before dinner-time? If that is the case, we got a yummie solution for you. This is as easy it gets.. and of course healthy, super tasty and¬†good for you.¬†Maybe the best part is that it seriously doesn¬īt take more than 10 minutes to make – dishes included! So let¬īs start creating these delicious and healthy¬†energy bombs.

Ingredients
dates
– dried apricots
– pumpkin seeeds
– sunflower seeds
– walnuts
–¬† fresh ginger
– salt (optional)

Mix desired amount of dates until smooth in the food processor. Add some dried apricots that are cut in smaller pieces together with the rest of the ingredients. Pulse it for a little while until it is mixed together. Scoop it up with a spoon and make your balls in the size you prefer. Put in the fridge for a little while and voila ready to keep you going.

Love,
Julie & Katrin