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28 maj 228 maj 28 maj 1 28Dear friend,

These last days have been super busy and filled with new adventures. We have truly been enjoying our last days in Amsterdam for this time and have barely slept anything and spent minimal amount of time at¬†home. Therefore, a bit of lack of updates BUT now we are safely arrived to Sweden and right back on track ūüėČ We will spend 1,5 months here at our parent¬īs place before next adventure takes place. We are super excited for everything that is about to unfold with perfect timing as long as we stay present.¬†Honestly, that is the greatest lesson learned during¬†this spring. We would never be where we are today¬†if we walked around worrying and doubting. It takes a lot¬†of practice but¬†with time universe is showing more and more amazing signs that¬†you are¬†on the right path that it is simply impossible not to trust. The trick is to open your eyes and see the signs. However, it feels good to be back home as well and we were welcomed with beautiful sunny weather. Every time when we get back to Sweden in the summer we always get so amazed how light the evening (and nights) are and how green everything is. Life is all about contrasts and it is truly a joy to be able to appreciate them all.

Now we are off for a evening walk in the SUN (8.30 pm local time) before we hit the bed. We promise that new recipes will be up tomorrow. We have plenty we have not shared with you yet and cannot wait to do it.

Today¬īs powerful words by Bob Marley:

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don¬īt complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don¬īt bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”

We wish you a beautiful moment wherever on our planet you are ūüôā

Much love,
Julie & Katrin

Last weekend in Amsterdam

25 maj 2 25 maj 7 25 maj 9Hello precious,

We are still busy enjoying our last weekend in Amsterdam for this time. We could not have ended our stay here in a better way. Delicious food and even better company, what more is there to ask for? Yesterday night we prepared dinner for a friend and it turned out to be a pretty amazing one. So be ready for some tasty recipes that we will post tomorrow (no time today).

Our last days here are passing too fast. We are really trying to enjoy ourselves as much as possible. Seize every moment. Many times we wish we could just stop the time and freeze. Let all the good emotions and experiences flow through our bodies and minds. Embrace it. Be it. We are beyond grateful for our freedom to be able to choose where we wish to be. We have told each others many times that this has truly been the best time in our lives in so many ways. It has been far from la dolce vita in Italy and crazy nights in Berlin. It has been beyond all this. For the very first time in our lives we have realized we are one with ourselves on a spiritual level as well where we are physically. We have blessed and given our thanks to every single experience we have walked through. Every moment of confusion, loneliness, happiness, self-fulfillment. In the end all of these emotions and experiences have brought something with them. Made us to the people we are in this very moment. All the lessons life has taught us and keep giving us. We have finally came to a point when things start to truly fall in to places. It starts to make sence. But to get to this point today we needed all these strange but enriching encounters with people around the globe, crazy nights in Rome, end up in random situations, hosted by strangers and the list goes on. Conclusion is that let us all be brave. Let us all follow whatever call us. Say YES to life. Do 10000 of mistakes. Be sure to enjoy them. There is always something to learn in every single situation. There is also beauty in the darkest moment. Feelings of loneliness, mistreatment and anger can be our greatest teachers if we allow them to be. We need the contrast to realize what we do enjoy and who we want to be. What we also have come to realize so profoundly is that this is truly only the beginning. When we wake up and start to be as aware we possible can we realize that life is a never ending ride!

25 maj 1525 maj 12Today¬īs powerful words by Sai Baba:

“Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

Saturday Fever

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The weekend is here and our Saturday fever is on. For this weekend we want to remind you to be yourself. Nothing is more important. You are unique and you are in the possession of your great potential to accomplish any dream you have. Dare to dream big, believe in it, feel it and eventually you will realize how universe is unfolding for you to receive it. And as the first quote above states, do all the good you can. Give, give genuinly, give your love and be grateful for being where you are right now in this very moment. It is the secret universal law, by giving from the heart you will get it back many times over and by multiple means. You are a miracle and you can create miracles. So for this weekend we encourage you to go out and live it!

oss2oss1What are you doing this weekend? Last night we were out and about with some friends¬†and needed to sleep in today. Soon we are¬†about to go and visit a dear friend of ours for a tea and some raw cake. It is so much fun to experiment in the kitchen but it is simply not possible for us to indulge in all the sweetnes ourselves. There is no better way than to share a bit of heaven with a beloved one! If we get the cake approved we will post it here one of these day. ūüôā

green1Before we leave you we want to share our green smoothie of the day. We have said it so many times before we know but there is seriously nothing better to start off the day with than a green smoothie. Especially after a late night out the green smoothie boosts your whole system and makes you feel alive. It is awesomeness to feel all the nutritions being absorbed in your body. Today we felt a big craving for something refreshing but yet with a little touch of sweetness. Our Cherry Blossom was a real satisfaction and we are really ready to get this Saturday started.

INGREDIENTS
– Spinach
–¬†4 Bananas
– 2 cups frozen raspberries
– 1 cup frozen cherries
– 2 dates
– Maca
– Chlorella
– Flax-seeds as topping

Simply place all your ingredients in your blender. Mix well, pour into your glass and it is ready to be enjoyed! Keep shining beautiful friend ‚̧

Today¬īs powerful Words¬† by Hermann Hesse:

‚ÄúWe are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.‚ÄĚ

Love,
Julie & Katrin

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

Outside your comfort zone

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First of all we want to announce that we have had quite some technical problems on Facebook which¬†led to the only solution to create a new facebook page. Our name is The Raw Food Sisters (same as before) and you will find us when you are logged in on facebook and search for us. The problem is when you write facebook.com/therawfoodsisters you will find our OLD page. Therefore, you have to be logged in to be able to find us.¬†The old account will be deleted within two weeks and then we will change so that our¬† new page will be facebook.com/therawfoodsisters. Hope it is not too confusing! So with that said, the easiest way to find us is simply to log in and type The Raw Food Sisters and give us a massive like and send all your good vibes ūüôā We love to connect with you. We¬†are posting quite frequently over there so come and spread your love!

What do you think about the pics above? We think they speak to us so clearly and in a very powerful way. In the end we have to live. Not only breathe and think this is all that is. Life is the greatest journey. A never ending one filled with passion, love and new adventures. We have to live and experience. We are all newbies in the beginning and that is the most important part to realize. How would we otherwise evolve and become more and more of the person we are meant to be for each day that passes? We are supposed to feel a bit scared and go outside our comfort zone . Push our limits, but by doing it step by step we will at the same time keep our courage with us. We all have to start somewhere and the more we slowly stretch our minds – the further we can go!

24 majToday¬īs Green Smoothie (yes we know brown again but summer times are coming ūüėČ is delicious and one of the best combinations. So keep this in mind for your next vibrant smoothie you are about to prepare!

INGREDIENTS
– 3 bananas
– 3 dates
– 2 cups frozen blueberries
– 2 cups frozen cherries
– Chlorella
– Maca
– Carob

– flaxseeds and cherries (topping)

Put all the ingredients in your blender. Mix it well and ENJOY!

Today¬īs powerful words by Georg Wilhelm:

“Nothing great in the World has been accomplished without passion.”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

Chocolate Vanilla Raspberry Dream Cake

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Happy shining Thursday,

Today we want to share our divine Chocolate Vanilla Raspberry Dream Cake with you. We think this is the absolute best raw cake we have ever enjoyed. Honestly, it has everything you need in a perfect cake. A crunchy crust followed with a perfect rich chocolate layer, topped with a smooth sweet tickling vanilla spread. To give our Dream Cake the perfect combination of sensations in your mouth it is finally topped with a nice refreshing raspberry cream. This cake is pure pleasure for all your senses. Not to mention that the chocolate filling alone blows your mind.dream cake 4

INGREDIENTS

Crust
– 1 cup buckwheat flakes (change to nuts if you prefer)
–¬†8¬†dates

Chocolate Dream
–¬†2 cups cashew nuts (soaked)
–¬†2 bananas (more if desired)
– 8 dates
– 3 big tbl coconut oil
–¬†1/2-1 cup raw cacao
–¬†4 tbl agave syryp (or other sweetener)
– 1 tbl vanilla / 1 vanilla pod

Vanilla Spread
– 1 1/2 cups of cashews
– 1/4 cup of water
–¬†3¬†tbl coconut oil
– 2 tbl agave syryp
– 1 tbl of vanilla / 1 vanilla bean
– a pinch of salt

Raspberry Cream
– 1 banana
– 1 cup frozen raspberries
– 1 lime

Decoration
– Homemade peanut butter (optional)
– Raw cacao nibs

Start with making the crust by putting the ingredients in your food processor. Let ig go until you get a nice and crunchy texture. Divide it into your form. Put it in the fridge meanwhile you prepare the rest of the cake.

Now make the Chocolate Dream and put all the ingredients in your mixer. Blend until you get a nice and creamy texture. The more raw cacao you put in the more epic it will be. Cover the crust with your delicious Chocolate Dream paste. Put it in the freezer meanwhile you prepare next layers. Let it rest for at least 30 minutes before spreading next layer on it.

To make your Vanilla Spread simply put all the ingredients except water in your washed mixer. Add as little water as needed to make it smooth. Put it in a bowl and place it in your fridge.

You can make this cake in two ways. Either you want your Raspberry Cream liquid and prepare it when it is time to serve the cake or you make the Raspberry Cream now and add it to the cake and let the cake rest in the freezer unti it is time to serve.

Take out your Chocolate Dream and if decorate it with the peanut butter (optional). Cover the chocolate layer with Vanilla Spread.

Now make your Raspberry Cream by mixing the ingredients in your clean mixer. Spread it carefully over your cake.

Either you eat it directly or put it in your freezer and serve it later. Make sure to take it out a good while before eating, around 20-30 min. ¬†dream cake 2Buon appetito! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did ūüôā

Today¬īs powerful Words we found on Eckhart Tolle¬īs facebook page and we want to share them with you:

“Dear Friends,
May I suggest a deeper and somewhat unusual perspective on who you are?
You are not just a person, and you are not IN the Universe.
You ARE the Universe, which IN YOU is awakening, experiencing itself, becoming conscious. That consciousness is who you are in essence. We are all fleeting expressions of it. The Universe awakens THROUGH experiencing challenges and limitations. That means YOU awaken and deepen through your challenges, as does humanity as a whole. So welcome or at least accept all that life brings you. Change what can be changed, otherwise surrender to what IS. Feel the Presence within you as the background to every experience. Know that, as Jesus put it, “you are the light of the world.”
With love
Eckhart.”

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

Raw Brownie Heaven

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The other day we went to a crystal shop and bought a couple of new stones to our collection. Oh dear, how strong are they not! We have honestly felt a bit strange these last days. Many emotions flowing through us and we need some time to find our way through it all. We know we should never fight any emotions. Never try to ignore them. It might be easier to distract ourselves and go on in our lives finding pleasure from external satisfaction. In the end, we all know that is not the way to go. We need to take our time to remove old blockages and set ourselves free and to be able to¬†see clearly. It can hurt quite some but it will be worth it, eventhough¬†it¬†might not feel like that at the moment! ūüėČ You dear friend, do you have any thoughts? Have you felt like an emotional roller coaster after purchasing some crystals? Or any other thoughts. Please feel free to share! Love to hear from you.

973885_10151636225401054_1000603998_nAs you already know we had a birthday weekend and a couple of delicious Raw Vegan recipes to share with you. So the first recipe out today is a super yummie creation from our beautiful friend Ragnhild. We made her Heavenly Fudgy Raw Vegan Brownie and seriously it was beyond this world. DELICIOUS! Please have a look at her site for more amazing recipes and lovely blog. She has written the recipe in Norwegian so we have translated it into English.

Fudgy Raw Brownies (hellooo Choco Heaven)

INGREDIENTS
– 250 g firm raw almond butter
– 2 tbl coconut oil
– 4 tbl agave syryp (or any other sweetener works probably perfectly)
– a pinch of pink Himalaya salt
– Sprinkle vanilla
– 4 big tbl raw cacao
–¬†2 handful of chopped¬†macadamia nuts or hazel nuts (we used hazel nuts)

Put all the ingredients in a big bowl and mix it well. Place it on a form and put it in the freezer. Keep it in the freezer until it is time to serve.

Seriously. Beyond delicious! Our pics donnot make it fair so it is definitely worth a try. We actually made a new version right now! ūüėČ So give it a go! Here is the link to Ragnhild¬īs recipe.

We also made a delicious Vanilla Spread that we covered our brownies and some other cakes with. It works perfectly as a normal dip for your fruits if you want to make it more sweet and serve as a dessert.

Vanilla Dip

INGREDIENTS
– 1 1/2 cups of cashews
– 1/4 cup of water
– 3 tbl coconut oil
– 2 tbl agave syryp
– 1 tbl of vanilla / 1 vanilla bean
– a pinch of salt

Put all the ingredients except water in your blender. Start mixing it and add as little water as needed until it gets smooth enough. Voil√° you have the perfect Vanilla Dip. Spread it over your cake or dip your fruit in it!

Today¬īs powerful words by Carl Jung suits perfectly how we are feeling today at least ūüėČ So here we go:

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

With our hearts,
Julie & Katrin

Birthday weekend!

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Hello beautiful,

It is Julie¬īs birthday today and we organized a¬†rawesome aperitivo yesterday for our friends! It was so much fun to prepare all the food and now we have plenty of recipes to share with you. Stay tuned we will start to post recipes from tomorrow and on! It was so much fun to see our non raw vegan friends enjoy the food, drinks and good times together. Perfect occasion to experiemt in the kitchen and oh boy it turned out DELICIOUS! We made some mini raw pizzas, raw crackers, different raw dips and raw cakes. Mmhmmm so good! So be ready for a rain of recipes in these days ūüėČ

Now we are about to hit the town and enjoy ourselves and Amsterdam. So talk soon again and we wish you a beautiful day! Remember you are precious and in the right place exactly right now, right here. Open your eyes and see the beauty you are surrounded by. Feel with your heart. Be friend with your intuition. Follow your heart desires.

Today¬īs powerful words by Napoleon Hill:

“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”

Much 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