Thursday, 1 September 2011

Raw Cakes in Archie Browns Today

The following raw cakes are available from Archie's today - that's both Truro and Penzance Archie Browns stores (cafe & deli) and at Kneehigh. 


Date Fudge and Carob Torte ~ A sweet and creamy torte made with dates, coconut, cacao butter (no cacao powder or nibs) and carob.


Chocolate Berry Bliss Squares ~ Rich berry-cacao yumminess made with raspberries, goji berries, nuts and raw (milk style) chocolate.

Ginger Crunch Squares ~ Decadent cake squares bringing together the divine combination of ginger and dark chocolate. 

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Banana & Brazil Superfood Smoothie

I haven't posted a drink recipe in a while so, here is a recipe for a superfood smoothie that we've been enjoying lately. It's a recent variation of our more regular hemp milk green smoothies incorporating some of my favourite superfoods ~ Maca, Reishi and Mesquite. 

You can use whatever type of nut milk you like but I find the flavour of the brazils give this smoothie a fuller flavour.  

Brazil Nuts are the richest natural source of selenium and a good source of vitamin E.  They also contain Palmitoleic acid and oleic acid which can help to lower 'bad cholesterol' levels and increase 'good cholesterol' levels.  


3c Brazil milk

2 Bananas

2t Maca

2t Mesquite

1/2t Reishi Powder


Make your brazil milk ~ 1c brazil nuts : 4c water

 Put all ingredients in blender with (strained) brazil milk and blend

If you have a sweet tooth, you may need to add a little extra sweetner of your choice.  The bananas add enough sweetness for me but are probably not enough for most people.

Friday, 19 August 2011

♥ CHIA ♥

Chia & Cocnut Fruit Pie
Even though Chia has been around for a while now, it's pretty new to our diet.  We had lots and lots of chia in the cupboard with many well meaning intentions to get to know all about her but, never quite got around to it.  

It was only after Kate Magic's recent visit that I decided I really should get the Chia out and do something with it.  

We were missing out on all of the benefits this lovely seed has to offer!

So, I opened the 1kg bag and guess how long it took us to consume the lot.....                     It was all gone within two weeks.  
We found that

We LOVE Chia

So what did we do with all the Chia?

The recipe for this chia breakfast was in the  August Newsletter

We had a chia pudding everyday, sometimes milky and creamy and other times filled with fruit.  I liked to have mine mid-morning or for lunch, sometime after I'd finished my couple of litres of daily juice.  Pras enjoyed his for breakfast. 

And Oh ~ what can I say?

  Chia crackers 
I have to buy more chia soon so I can make more crackers.  I've never made such crackers before.  

I'm hooked!

While I've always loved the idea of crackers I'd never loved a cracker before chia came along ♥ 
The reason I don't usually eat crackers it that they feel heavy in the body, I didn't find this with the chia crackers.  They were light and crunchy and I just couldn't leave them alone.   They disappeared super fast. 
We had some Chia for dessert a couple of times too.  
That makes it sound like we have meals doesn't it?  Which is slightly misleading.  
In the Raw Faerie house there is more of a grazing theme to food, we eat whatever we want when we want it, including desserts.  

Chia and coconut fruit pies were the dessert I chose to make with the last of our seeds and it was thoroughly enjoyed.  

We found that the Chia was really easy to digest and filling too.  I also love how it just takes on the flavours of the other ingredients.  Eating Chia once a day made me feel great, I had more consistent energy levels throughout the day.

If you would like to know what the benefits of Chia seeds are... why they are good for you... and what their nutritional profile is ~ You can click through to Angela Stockes-Monarch's blog ~ Raw Reform for the details.  They are an amazing source of protein, nutrients and omegas ~ I'm not surprised I feel so great when I eat them daily.   

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Flapjacks Take Two!

I've received quite a lot of feed back from my flapjacks post a couple of weeks ago, as well as some recipe requests.  It seems that my gorgeous husband is the only (kind-of) raw person who misses flapjacks!

I'm pleased to say that since the first batch I've been playing in the kitchen again and this time we have apple and Sultana Flapjacks.

My taste tester loved them even more than the plainer first version.  Here they are!

I am not sharing the recipe yet but I will share it in the future.  Not sure if it will be on the blog or in my newsletter yet but, it will be shared soon ♥ 

Raw Cake delivery today ~ Archie Browns

Raw Cakes are being delivered to Archie Browns this morning. Available in Truro Archies from this morning and in Penzance Archies from tomorrow morning.

Also available from the Kneehigh Asylum Theatre from Thursday  


Minty Madness ~ Photo by Danaleise Radley

Raw Chocolate Torte
Love Bomb ~ Photo by Danaleise Radley

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Frozen Cheesecake anyone?

I have no idea what I should call this cake....

It is frozen, it can be served in slices or scooped like ice-cream and it has this gorgeous cheesecakey thing going on.

The two flavours are white chcolate and berry and they are absolutley divine when swirled together.  It can be made with or without agave but I prefer it without.

I ♥  this in the summer

 I'm thinking about offering this at our potluck at the end of the month.  Maybe in some take away tubs :)  If this is of interest, let me know.  It's just an idea at the moment

Friday, 12 August 2011

Truro & St Austell Cake Deliveries ~ 18th August

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Raw Faerie Cakes are being delivered to Truro and St Austell on Thursday 18th August. 

If you would like to place an order for a cake for this coming Thursday, email us on

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Thursday, 4 August 2011

How Do I Order a Raw Faerie Cake?

Ginger Crunch

Recently there have been quite a few requests for clarification about how to order a Raw Faerie Cake so, I thought it would be good to clarify this with a blog post.

What Cakes are available?
Raw Faerie Cakes are divided into two groups ~ cakes that need to be
collected or delivered and cakes that can be sent through the post.

We are always happy to receive special requests.  We receive frequent orders for birthday cakes and the occasional wedding cake too.  If you see something on the facebook page or blog that you don't see on the cake list, email us and ask about it.

6" Love Bomb Cake
From time to time a run of cake squares are offered through our Facebook page.  These small packs cannot be made to order on demand.   If you would like to buy some Raw Faerie cake by the slice then, keep watch on the newsletters for updates on which cafes and healthfood stores are stocking our treats.

Mini Blueberry Torte
If you would like to receive a list of cakes and treats that you can order directly, email  We will also be posting a full list of cakes in the notes section of the Raw Faerie Facebook page shortly.

How Do I get my Cake?
There are a couple of options;
Chocolate Berry Bliss Cake
1. You can collect your cake from the Raw Faerie House in Lostwithiel
2. We can post your cake to you
3. If your cake is for a special occasion, we may be able to deliver it to you at additional cost
4. If Kylie makes Raw Faerie deliveries to a cafe in your local area, she is happy to bring your order to you on her next visit.

How Do I Place an Order?
Orders are placed by email and payment is by direct bank transfer.  We do not offer paypal because they take a percentage of your payment, by not offering Paypal we are avoiding charging you more for our products.  We request one weeks notice for cake orders.  If you find yourself needing a cake at late notice will will do our best to accomodate your order if we're available to do so.

♥ Raw Faerie News ♥

The first Raw Faerie Newsletter is being sent our to our recent customers and enquirers.  If you would like to receive the Raw Faerie News, we'd be happy to send it to you if you opt in.

Newsletters will be sent out every month or so and we will never pass your details on to others.

Newsletter will include information about new Raw Faerie treats, updates on where you can buy Raw Faerie cakes, details for local raw food events and some simple raw recipes.

Deliveries to Archie Browns ~ Truro and Penzance ♥

These raw vegan treats were made with organic ingredients and delivered to Archie Browns this morning.  They are available now in both Truro and Penzance stores and some are making their way to the Kneehigh Theatre too!

♥  A Rich Raw Vegan Cacao Torte ♥

♥  Love Bomb Squares ~ made with maca, rose, strawberries and cacao ♥
♥  Minty Madness Squares ~ made with fresh mint, fresh leafy greens, spirulina and cacao ♥ 

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Raw Faerie Cakes in Archie Browns ~ 4th August!

On Thursday morning, Raw Faerie Cakes will be delivered to Archie Browns in Truro for the first time.  There will be a Raw Chocolate Torte available from the cafe as well as a limited number of  Minty Madness and Love Bomb cake squares too.  Some of the cake squares will be making their way down to Archie's in Penzance and others to the Kneehigh Assylum so please do ask about them if you're out west.  

Helen from Archie Brown's is being really supportive in enabling people across Cornwall to buy Raw Faerie Cake through Archies in Truro and Penzance. This is a bit of an experiment though; we're testing the water to measure demand.   If you would like to see Archie's stocking Raw Faerie cakes on a regular basis, make sure you visit this week to let them know that you're interested <3 

Just to remind you all, Raw Faerie Cakes are raw, vegan and free from wheat and gluten. Ingredients are organic where possible and fresh ingredients are sourced from local organic farms when in season.  Many Raw Faerie Cakes contain superfoods.  They are made with home made raw flours, chocolates and sprouts.  The ingredients in each cake are unique and some nut-free and cacao free cake options are available.

If you would like the Raw Faerie to bring a cake to Truro especially for you, to coincide with deliveries to Archie Browns, send an email .  The Raw Faerie is happy to create a new cake especially for you if you have special dietary requirments. 

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Raw Flapjacks

One of the cooked foods we used to have in the house a lot, because Pras just loved them, was flapjacks.  Even now, about once a year, I can be found making an occasion batch of regular cooked Flapjacks  (yes, with butter, sugar etc etc) because he misses them (it suspect it's the Scot in him that loves those oats so much!).  He's not really so great with dairy and sugar though, so putting the raw/cooked side of things aside, regular flapjacks just aren't a brilliant option for his health.

Pras almost always prefers raw vegan desserts to the typical kind anyway, so this week I finally got around to experimenting with a plain and simple flapjack recipe which has a lot of potential for variation.  This is how they looked <3

What I absolutley adored about these is that they take about 5 minutes to make and they don't need any dehydration.  I don't have anything against dehydrated flapjacks but, I'm not so keen on dry and heavy foods and dehydrated flapjacks can be a little too crumbly for my liking. There is a lot to be said to the convenience of how quick these were to make. They got the thumbs up from Pras too, which is the most important part of this experiemnt!  He's now hopeful that he'll get to have Flapjacks more than once a year :)

I'm sure I'll be back in the future with some variations and spin off from this base recipe.  Of course, they can be made with either raw or regular oats, whichever is prefered.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Marazion Raw Tea Party ~ September 27th

Jacqui in Marazion is organising a Raw Food Tea Party for Sunday the 25th September.  It's going to start around 4pm, aiming to finish for 6pm.

If you're interested in going along, visit the Facebook event page so Jacqui knows to expect you....

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Next Weeks Orders ~ ♥Goji Berry Love♥

Hello lovelies,

Just a quick message to you all. A big thank you to all of you who have placed orders for Monday!  There are lots of packs of mixed cake squares and goji brownies due to arrive with customers on Tuesday morning/early afternoon   

The mixed cake packs seem really popular.  Please let me know if this is something you would like me to offer again in the future.   

There is only 1 pack of goji brownies left - it's a pack of 6 and if you would like it, then email or message me through facebook.   Each pack contains 3 brownies topped with pollen and 3 brownies topped with gojis

Goji Berry LOVE     Photo taken by Danaliese Radley

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♥ What the Raw Faerie learned when Kate Magic came to Cornwall ♥

A week ago, Kate Magic was in Cornwall, giving talks in Archie Brown's Penzance on Friday night, and Archie Brown's Truro on Saturday night.  The talks were followed by a Raw Magic Food Prep Workshop on the Sunday. 

So often when people talk about a workshop they went to, they describe what happened.  I thought that rather than that, I'd share will you all what I got from attending them.  Often knowing what others gain from an experience can be far more useful than a description.  I'd never been to one of Kate's events before.

So, I think it's important to first fill you in with where things have been for me of late, because that's particularly relevant to what I took from the workshop.  I have been on a predominatly raw diet now since 2009, being all but 100% raw for the first year or so and then maintaining a high raw diet (70%+) from then onwards.  On my high raw diet I quickly become used to having lots of energy and 'sparkle', and when I juice feast (at least once a year) I usually feel like I have a brilliant lightness and masses of spare energy.  That's how you're supposed to feel when you're on a raw diet, right?

Well, aside from a drop in my kidney energy during the winter months, it's how I normally felt.  Then a few months ago things started to change.  I have been struggling with coming to grips with the how and what of what's going on. It's been frustrating at times because it's just not what I've come to expect.  My energy levels have been a lot lower than usual. I've been very tired and needing lots of sleep.  There are many factors that contributed to this change and I can post about them later. It certainly wasnt solely diet related.  When Kate's visit happened, it was perfect timing.  I really needed to sit back and listen to what she had to say about successful raw diets and reconsider the dietary aspects that contribute to my energy levels. 

I'm not going to go into the ins and out of what I do and don't eat right now. I can post that another time.  But what I will say is that in addition to the raw vegan foods I eat, the cooked foods in my diet are organic and unprocessed.  The reason I mention this is that people often assume that because I'm a Raw Food Faerie that I must be 100% raw and 100% vegan all of the time, which is just not true.  I'm not a 'hardcore' raw fooder who believes that 100% raw is the only way.  I think there are a lot worse things I could do than eat some organic vegan home cooked foods.  That said, I know without a doubt, that I feel at my best when I am almost totally raw.

Over the weekend, Kate shared with us her Magic Triangle and the ratios of the different raw foods that are generally considered to make for a successful raw diet. Kate wasn't talking about success in the short term, but success in the longer term. So during the talk and the workshop I was considering where I may have drifted away from where I wanted to be with my largely raw foods diet.

I suspect that everyone present at the event probably took something different away with them, depending on where they were at on the Raw Food journey.  Some people were new to raw, some just dipping their toe in and others had been eating raw for a while.  So, what did I take away from Kate's teachings?

I realised that whilst I have a well equipt raw kitchen, with lots of wonderful ingredients, I haven't been that conscious of late about really thinking about the balance of what I am including in my own meals.  I've been a little too focused on making and pouring love into foods (i.e. cakes) for others that I kind of lost focus on what I was including in my own diet. I have had lots of energy pouring out without keeping my batteries well charged so that I can keep going!  I think that the 'raw' has become such a normal and routine thing that I've forgotten to tune in as much as I used to to my body's messages, getting stuck in a groove of eating certain foods without thinking much about it.  When I listen, I clearly know what I need more or less of.  That's something I need to remember to listen in to, particularly when I'm really busy!

Kelp Noodles
After attending the sessions with Kate, I'm planning to consciously increase my intake of sea vegetables.  I've always known they were important and have several types in the cupboard - irish moss, nori, dulse etc - but I haven't recently been thinking to add them to my meals as much as I used to.  Not only am I going to be increasing my intake of sea vegetables, I'll definately be expanding the range that I eat to.  On Sunday, Kate shared an amazing Thai Curry recipe which was served with kelp noodles and it was the best raw curry sauce I've tasted :)  You can find the kelp noodles at Raw Living, That weekend was the first time I had tried Kelp Noodles and I really enjoyed them!  They are definitely being added to my shopping list :)

Essential Fatty Acids was another area that needed a review.  As I've blogged about it before, Pras and I have been drinking hemp milk for many years now, since well before I'd even considered a raw food diet.  Once we got used to the earthy taste and created some recipes where it tasted great, we included it in out diet almost every day.  Over the last while we had been drinking more almond milk than hemp milk, so that's something that I have been shifting over the past weeks.  This wasn't just a 'head' decision.  I made some almond milk and I made some hemp milk and found that when I really tuned into what my body needed, which of the milks made me happy, it was the hemp milk without a doubt.  I'll be taking a break from almonds for a while, until my body starts to ask for them again.  So, we're now back to making hemp milk for our daily superfood smoothie and, Pras and I are both feeling a huge change already.  Kate suggests drinking hemp milk regularly, made from whole hemp seeds - this is the way that we've always prefered it.

Chia is next on the list for increasing in my diet as it's another great source of EFAs.  There has been quite a few bags of chia sitting in my cupboard for some time now and I just hadn't gotten around to doing anything with them so, Kate's talk was great to kick start me into digging it out.  In the past I've had the greatest of intention of experimenting with chia seeds but, I'd never gotten further than soaking it and then not having the time to invest in experimenting with it. I totally appreciate the properties of Chia, both nutritionally and for the potential they hold for use in recipes.  We're now having chia daily.  In the past week we have been enjoying daily Chia puddings, fruit pies and the best crackers I've ever made.  If I hadn't glanced at what Kate was planning to have for dinner on the Saturday night I may not have become so Chia inspired!  I find that looking at foods that have been made by others usually gives me a jump start to thinking up many other ways of incorporating ingredients into the diet.  This was certainly the case on this occasion.  

Greens!  Well yes, I already eat a lot of greens (in fact our fridge is often overflowing with them) but Kate's talk left me thinking that I could incorporate even more of them.  Pras and I already consume a lot of blended greens in our smoothies, I also add fresh greens to cakes (yes, and it works well believe it or not!) and salads.  We've decided to add even more salads greens, especially while we're in the seasonal months for them and add more green superfood powders.  Chlorella is one of my favourite green powders but I'm going to go back to adding in spirulina too.  Because I can't stand the taste of spirulina, I'm opting for superfood enemas (yes, you read that right).  The enema subject is one I generally steer clear of here as this blog is about food but, if you want to know more about these, there is a great Raw Food World video on YouTube where Matt and Angela interview Kate Magic about superfood enemas.  If enemas are something you do then, it's worth adding some superfoods.  The colon is amazing at absorbing water and nutrients so it's seems a shame not to take advantage....

Personal Phi Harmoniser
Through discussion at the events I was also led to think more about energising our water.  For some time we have been wanting to locate a local water spring where we could collect water but, as yet a nearby one has not come to our attention.  There are a few in Cornwall that we know of, but they are really too far away for us to make a regular trip to collect.  We do filter all our water though and have done for many many years.

Something that is available through Raw Living is the Phi Personal Harmoniser.  it's small, portable and can be used to give protection from Electromagnetic pollution.  They can be used to energise your water or be worn as jewelley.  This is something that I am really keen to try.  Once I get one and try it out, I'll report back and let you all know what I think!  What I really like about these is that we can take them travelling with us, along with some adya clarity and feel a lot better about the water we're drinking.

CIR Vortex Energiser
Something else that is available from Raw Living, which I'd be keen to try in the future (after we move house), is the CIR Vortex Energiser which can be attached to the water inlet pipe on your house to instantly and constantly energise your water.  A friend in Australia uses something similar and she noticed a positive difference straight away.  She felt calmer and her husband started to get a better quality of sleep.

According to what Kate shared about superfoods, I'm doing pretty well really, including around the right quantities in our daily intake.  I generally include a good range but am thinking about adding suma to my list!  It's not one that I've gotten around to trying yet so I'll be looking at getting some of that soon too.  On the Sunday, Kate included a number of superfoods in her recipes and there was an opportunity for those who were new to these ingredients to touch and taste them to see what they were like.

Kate shared some recipes during the workshop and we all got to try some of each. For me, the curry was the shining light from the group but, that's because I love really good raw savoury dishes.  That may sound strange coming from someone who loves to make raw cakes and puddings but, it's really true.  My tooth is nowhere near as sweet as many assume.  The chocolate recipes Kate shares were great for getting loads of superfoods in.  Because I've always made food and loved cooking and, now make lots and lots of raw food myself, I always love to see how other people do things in the kitchen.  I wish I had been to one of Kate's classes nearer to the beginning of my raw food journey, when I was just jumping in to it all. 

On the Raw Faerie side of things, I did have a  moment of inspiration here and there, little ideas of things I must try when I get some creative time in the kitchen but, that wasnt my primary reason for attending.  I was there for me on a more personal level. 

What's really exciting is that Kate is hoping to return to Cornwall again sometime next year for another workshop.  I'm sure Archie Brown's will keep us posted closer to the time but, if I hear of the when and where's I definitely be posting them up to help spread the word.

Raw Food Cakes without nuts ~ do they really taste that good?

 Recently I made a Cake for a lovely lady who had numerous allergies, including all nuts as well as other ingredients too.  She was visiting Cornwall around the time of her birthday.
I'm always up for a challenge so, when she contacted me to ask if I could make something special for her birthday, I was keen to make something really nice for her :)  I remember what it used to be like in my non-raw days when I was vegan, wheat free, sugar free, processed food free etc etc... it was pretty much a nightmare trying to find anything decent to eat unless I made it myself.

My general attitude toward such things is that unless you're allergic to everything, then making something amazing should almost always be possible.
The cake we decided on for her was a slightly modified version of my nut-free cacao torte.  
This is what she had to say about her cake:
Can I just say that the nut free cacao torte was the very best Birthday cake I have ever had.  I ate the last piece a week after it was made and it was definitely the best bit.  It is amazing how the flavour develops.  Thank you. x
I'm so very pleased that she enjoyed it!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Organic & Raw Coconut Butter for mothers and babies

 As promised.... here is the article about the benefits that coconut oil can introduce to mother and baby

Virgin Coconut Oil Increases Beneficial Properties in Human Breast Milk
by: Cori Young

The unique composition of human breast milk fat includes the fatty acids, lauric acid and capric acid, which have potent antimicrobial properties. These fatty acids offer the nursing infant protection from viruses such as herpes and HIV, protozoa such as giardia lamblia, and bacteria such as chlamydia and heliocobater.

A study published in 1998 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that lactating mothers who eat coconut oil and other coconut products, have significantly increased levels of lauric acid and capric acid in their breast milk. Thus, the milk supply has increased amounts of the protective antimicrobials , which will give even greater protection to the nursing infant.
Pregnant females store fat to assure successful lactation. Any lauric acid and capric acid in the diet becomes part of the adipose stores. The milk fat of a lactating mother is made up of these stores as well as her current diet. If her diet doesn´ t contain lauric acid, then generally her milk fat will contain around 3 lauric acid and round 1 capric acid.

When a lactating woman adds foods rich in lauric acid to her diet, the amount of lauric acid available in her breastmilk increases substantially to levels three times the original level and nearly double the amount of capric acid. In countries where coconut oil is a diet staple, levels of lauric acid in the mother´ s milk can be as high as 21 and capric acid can be as high as 6 giving her infant even more protection against viruses, bacteria, and protozoa.

Coconut oil can be used instead of butter in cooking and baking. You can stir it into oatmeal or even use it as a spread. Also, this oil´ s antimicrobial properties are beneficial for the skin. Pregnant women in many cultures the world over rub cocnut oil on their expanding bellies to keep skin soft and prevent itching.

Virgin coconut oil can also be used to massage baby... 

This article wasn't written from a raw food perspective, but it really does spell out what an amazing food coconut butter is and the great effects it can have when added to the diet during pregnancy and the postpartum.  If looking for ways to incorporate raw coconut butter into meals, it can be blended into smoothies, sauces, soups, or curries.  It's also a great ingredient to include in raw desserts and treats :) 

 I will follow up with a post about the benefits of eating dates during pregnancy and the postpartum really soon 

Raw Foods benefits for mothers and babies

In addition to my Raw Faerie Creations activity I also spend a lot of my time supporting mothers through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum.  I have tended to keep these two areas very seperate but what seems to be happening quite organically over the last months, is a merging of the two.  I'm finding that the many of the soon to be new mothers that I meet and work with are keen to choose the healthiest food options for both themselves and their new baby.  A healthy body that is fuelled by the right foods in the postpartum can help make for an easier recovery.

I'm not talking about supporting pregnant mothers to 'go raw' during pregnancy, I want to make that really clear.  What I'm tallking about is helping them to increase the quantity of nutrient, mineral and enzyme rich foods  in their day to day diets. Pregnancy is not a suitable time to be starting a detoxifying or cleansing diet, but it can be a great time to increase the quality of the foods in the diet.  Ideally, changes to the diet can be made during pre-conception preparation, but if that's not possible then there is no reason why you can't start during pregnancy.  Adding extra foods such as raw greens, hemp, coconut and dates can bring benefits.

Coconut Butter is an amazing healthy fat that brings with it many benefits to new mothers and their babies.  For this reason, it is one ingredient in the New Mama Cakes that I make for mothers in the postpartum.  Coconut Oil and Dates both have positive effects and are great to incorporate into the diet throughout pregnancy and the postpartum (For the New Mamas who need a low GI diet then it would be best to be careful with the dates are known to be a higher GI fruit).

There are many ways to incorporate coconut butter into the daily diet.  It can become part of your desserts, added to cakes or salad dressings and it is also a stable oil for cooking food and baking. 

The New Mama Cakes that I make to order are intended for the mother to enjoy (and share of course!) either at the end of her pregnancy or in the postpartum.  They have a date fudge-like creamy filling on a seed and nut base and they are available with either a carob or white chocolate and vanilla icing.  Containing lots of raw coconut butter and dates, they are great for new mothers.  For those mums who need to avoid dates, there are other options available.  Cakes are Raw, Vegan and free from processed sugar, wheat and gluten.  All ingredients are natural and whole foods.

Read my next post, an article by Cori Young, to find out more about the benefits (to mother and baby) of incorporating coconut butter into your diet


Thursday, 21 July 2011

Goji Brownies and Mixed cake packs

Raw Vegan Cake and Brownie Treats!

I've been busy in the kitchen getting everything ready to fill the Raw Faerie orders for this coming Monday.
There are a few packs left over so if you'd like to order one, there is more information to follow.

These mixed packs won't be on offer again anytime soon but are a great chance to try a variety of cakes.

The cake packs on offer right now include:

Pack of 6 cake squares: 2 minty maddness, 2 ginger crunch, 2 Love Bomb  ~   £12.00 + £5.90 post

Pack of 6 Goji Brownies   ~    £12.00 + £5.90 post

The Love Bomb Squares are made with fresh organic strawberries, maca and rose. Topped with superfood milk chocolate.

Minty Madness Squares and made with fresh mint and greens and topped with dark chocolate boosted with green superfoods.

The Ginger Crunch Squares have a mild ginger and white chocolate layer and a slightly crunchy ginger base, again topped with chocolate. 

Goji Berry Brownies are full of Goji Berries and raspberries, dipped in raw chocolate and topped with gojis and pollen.

To order, email

Raw Food Potluck ~ August 27th in Lostwithiel

Our next Raw Food Potluck Picnic (lets cross our fingers for good weather!) is on September 27th.  It will be in Lostwithiel again and if the weather is cold or wet we'll bring it up to the house.  It will be from 12.30 to 14.30 and you are best to park in the free village car park.  We'll be in touch with more details closer to the time.  If you'd like to let us know that you're planing to come along, please get in touch and we'll invite you to the event via facebook.

The last potluck in Lostwithiel was in June and we had lots of new people come along, which was fantastic :)

It was the first Lostwithiel potluck to go ahead (the first time we tried we had to cancel due to snow) and the food that was shared was just gorgeous. We had a small Raw Faerie Cake Shop too, for those who wanted to take some Minty Madness or Love Bomb cake squares away with them.  For the August potluck I will be having the wee cake shop again but with some different cakes on offer this time.  I will also be ordering in some organic young coconuts, so if you're coming and you'd like me to get some coconuts in for you, get in touch via email or facebook.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Fermented Superfood Cheesecakes ~ Available for a limited time

Collection Only
Throughout the remainder of the summer I am offering one of my favourite cakes that I have not offered before.  I seldom make this cake because it requires a lot of planning and preparation. 

It is a raw, vegan cacao and superfood cheesecake that is made with fermented nut cheese.  It is amazing because it has that gorgeous sweet and sourness that all cheesecakes should have.  

They will be available until the end of August and a minimum of three weeks notice is required.

This cake is available as a deep 6" or shallow 8" and the cost is £28.00

Would you like to try Organic Young Baby Coconuts?

Just a quick post to let you all know that I am offering to order in organic young baby coconuts to coincide with our Raw Vegan Potlucks.

If you would like to order a coconut or two (or three or four :) ) then get in touch.  Coconuts will be £3.01 each and you will need to pay on ordering (I will provide you with my account details so that you can make a direct transfer).  The coconuts can be collected at the Pot Luck events, if you can't make it to the pot luck but you still want some coconuts, you are welcome to arrange collection another time (please keep in mind that the use by date is limited so the sooner you collect the fresher your coconut will be).

Please note: As things currently stand, I am not making a profit by co-ordinating the orders of these coconuts so I take no responsibility for how happy you are with your coconuts!  I thought that this would just be a great opportunity to make good quality organic young coconuts available to those who attend the raw food pot lucks, so it's all being arranged through good will  :)

Love to you all  ♥ ♥ ♥

Why I choose 'Organic' Young Baby Coconuts

Coconuts are very porous and anything put on them (e.g. chemicals) soak into the coconut.  Antifungals and Formaldehyde have both been associated with coconuts, being used to prolong the life of the coconut during shipping.  I don't know about you, but I don't want these things in my diet!

Check out this video for some more information about regular coconuts and an experiment that was done which seemds to quite clearly indicate just how permeable the coconuts are.

For our future Pot Lucks I am adding Organic Young Coconuts to the Raw Faerie Shop.  If you would like to order a coconut (or a few), for collection at the pot lucks, then let me know.  Coconuts cost £3.01 each <3 <3 <3 

Monday, 20 June 2011

Strawberry & Cilantro Smoothie

Calling this a smoothie might be a little generous as it's somewhere in-between a juice and smoothie.  We enjoyed this atthe Raw Food Pot Luck at the Raw Faerie house this past weekend and there were a few requests for the recipe.

It a gorgeous drink to have with ice in the summer.  I like it made with cornish strawberries because  they are the sweetest and they are local too of course.  I really love the sweetness of the strawberries with the cilantro. 

This recipe will make just over a litre but you could easily halve the quantities.  It's best to make it just before you are going to drink it as if you allow it to sit too long before drinking, the cilantro can seperate out from the juice.  If it does seperate it is easy to stir the cilantro back through.

It's this easy;

Juice some organic apples to make one litre of juice (approximately 10 medium sized apples)
Pour the juice into the blender and add 12 medium size strawberries, 1/4c tighly packed cilantro.
Briefly blend or pulse.

I like this drink to have a little texture from the strawberries and cilantro but if you prefer a smoother drink you can blend the cilantro with the strawberries first and then add the aples juice and lime.

Blending fresh juice will cause it to oxidise faster so it's best to avoid blending the apple juice longer than is needed.

If your strawberries aren't very sweet then you may need to add something extra to sweeten, maybe a little agave, coconut palm sugar....

'Love Bomb' & 'Minty Madness' in the post this week!

Following on from my post last week, the first Raw Faerie Creations cakes are going out in the post in just a couple of days.

Due to demand I am offering both minty madness and the new Love Bomb cake too.

In addition to full size 6" cakes I am also sending out cake squares in packs of 4 and 8.  These are available for both collection and posting.

6" Love Bomb
Minty Madness has been enjoyed by both raw foodies, vegans and people who are new to raw cakes.  It was tried by many for the first time at the raw vegan pot luck hosted at the Raw Faerie House this weekend.  It is going to be loved by anyone who is fond of dark chocolate and mint, it is made with fresh greens, nuts, raw chocolate and there are sea greens in there too.  

The ♥Love Bomb♥ cake is a little more gentle and ever so nice.  It is boosted with maca, mesquite and it has fresh organic berries and rose too.  If you have tried the Chocolate Berry Bliss Cake you will find this creation to be a little more subtle.  

At the Pot Luck this weekend, I offered sllices of these two cakes in the Raw Faerie Shop.  They were really well received and have already heard back from some who wished they'd bought more when they had the chance :)

They received many complements including;

 'this isn't just the best vegan cake, it's the best cake I've ever eaten'
'blew me away..... Amazing!!!'

Minty Madness and Love Bomb Cakes are available in the post from this week.  Sizes and prices are as follow;

6" Minty Madness

                                  6" round cake                                   
(8 slices) 
£24 plus £7 post*

Raw Faerie Creations LOVE Bomb bites

Packs of 4 Minty Madness OR Love Bomb squares
Only available at specific times.  Please 'like' Raw Faerie Creations on Facebook for availability updates.

Minty Madness Bites

Pack of 8 Minty Madness OR Love Bomb squares
Only available at specific times.  Please 'like' Raw Faerie Creations on Facebook for availability updates.

To order, email me at
I will reply to confirm your order, when you would like it to arrive and provide you will information on how to make payment.

* all products are sent by Royal Mail, next day special delivery.

Raw Vegan Wedding Cake

A couple of months ago I started corresponding with a bride-to-be about her upcoming wedding.  A colleague of mine had shown her the Raw Faerie Creations blog and she started to consider the possibility of a raw vegan wedding cake.

Three cakes in different sizes were to be presented on a tiered cake stand.

The cake needed to be vegan, free from specific fruits and transportable as the wedding was in the Cambridge area.  It was quite a challenge and I won't lie, it was a tad stressful!  So much pressure to make some very special cakes for this couple's special day.

The wedding was a few weeks ago now and I have since heard that the cake was enjoyed.  The cake flavour requested was passion, lime, and white chocolate so I whipped up a new recipe, especially for the wedding cake.   I have only a couple of photos of the cakes, I quickly snapped them before packing the cakes away to begin their long journey from Cornwall!