Changes in life

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Hello gorgeous,

It is Friday and the weekend is almost about to begin. How has your week been so far? We can barely believe it is already Friday. It has been a pretty hectic week we have to admit. We are still catching up on work after our last eventful days in Amsterdam, the move to Sweden and to start to get things organized over here. We want to give our appologies for you who have sent us e-mails and messages. We promise we will reply as soon as we can!

sverige2After some days back in good old Sweden we have to say it feels unsual good to be here. Both of us have always been on the run wanting to go somewhere. We are still on the run but now it is on completely new terms. We love Sweden but trying to explain it we have always had a trapped feeling while we have been living here. For us there has been something calling us out in the world. It is our nature and we have always been eager to go out there, explore, meet new people, see new places, put ourselves in new situations and gain new experiences. This is simply how we are and our heart desires have always been to have that freedom to do all those things, not to be tied up anywhere. We are really amazed of the journey we have undergone this spring. We have been seeking all the answers within ourselves, we have tried to quiet our minds as much as we can, we have chosen love, been grateful, stayed present and have had universe to guide us. Now we are creating our lives we have always dreamt of. To be able to come and go as we wish to. To get the contrasts that we need in our lives and that make us feel alive. Sweden is always going to be a place we call home but we see ourselves as the citizens of the world. This time being back it occured to us that nothing has been this beautiful before. Yesterday when we walked on the street outside the house we were asking ourselves if it is just us but have the surroundings always been this gorgeous? This for us was just a proof that our minds have switched completely. To stay present and to be conscious of everything that is surrounding you there is simply nothing but beauty to be seen. It is truly amazing and you have no idea how much we appreciate to be where we are, right now at this very second. 🙂

973184_10151654426051054_119295168_nAnother great benefit to be home at our parents is their food processor. It somehow makes the smoothies so creamy and delicious. On a sunny morning like today there is nothing better than to enjoy this refreshing creation. We call it Creamy Berry Bliss simply because it brings a big smile on your face. 🙂

INGREDIENTS
– 3 bananas
– 1 cup frozen raspberries
– 1 cup frozen blueberries
– 3 dates
– Maca powder
– Crushed flaxseeds as topping

Place all the ingredients in you blender or food processor, mix well. Pour it in a glass or bowl and top with crushed flaxseeds. Ready to be enjoyed!

Today´s powerful Words by Louisa May Alcott:

“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

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Fancy a rawesome apetizer?

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

How are you? 🙂 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´s place  😉 (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. )
– about 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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Voilá! We promise your guests will not be dissapointed 😉

Today´s 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

Sweden NEXT

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 😉 We will spend 1,5 months here at our parent´s 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´s powerful words by Bob Marley:

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

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

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´s 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

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. 😉crackers4Last weekend when we had Julie´s 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 buffé 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? 🙂

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´s 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

946370_645282715485809_1060988795_n944523_636954076320133_1527087310_n941988_470142503070551_1699396334_nHappy shining Friday!

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 🙂 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´s Green Smoothie (yes we know brown again but summer times are coming 😉 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´s 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 🙂

Today´s powerful Words we found on Eckhart Tolle´s 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. 🙂 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´s 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´s 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! 🙂

Today´s powerful words by Joss Whedon:

“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted… unbidden… it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us… 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… the clarity of hatred… and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we’d know some kind of peace… but we would be hollow… Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we’d be truly dead.”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

Birthday weekend!

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Hello beautiful,

It is Julie´s 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 😉

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´s 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´s 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´s powerful words by Gautama Buddha:

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”

Love,
Julie & Katrin