Friday, 29 April 2011

More Raw Faerie Love - Cacao & Lavender Hearts

Yesterday evening I went a little crazy in the kitchen, working on quite a few new raw recipes all at once!  This is one of them.

I'll post the others another day.

These lovely Cacao & Lavender Hearts are available in batches of 6 or 12.

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♥ Details for Kate Magic's visit to Cornwall ♥

Saturday, 23 April 2011

A quick and easy sweet greeeeen smoothie

Today I am drinking green smoothies!  Specifically, a green smoothie made with bananas, raspberries, apple and baby spinach.  All organic of course :)

I thought that given the glorious warmer weather we are being blessed with at the moment, that some of you might like to try this cold smoothie too.

Often when people first hear of green smoothies they think wow that sounds really strange, who would put greens in their smoothies?  I always tell them that....   Greens are the BEST ever!

I ♥  greens because they make me healthy.  

Green smoothies are actually totally amazing for your health.  A green smoothie everyday can make a huge difference to how you feel.  There is so much goodness in fresh raw organic greens and this is a really pleasant way to consume them.  Not everyone likes to eat salad everyday!

So here is the recipe for the geen smoothie I am drinking right now....

4 ripe bananas
1/2 punnet raspberries 
1 apple
three generous handfuls of baby spinach leaves
1-2 cups of water

Throw it all in the blender and once smooth, check the consistency. If it's a little too think for you just add a little more water.  It might be green but because spinach has such a neutral flavour you really can't taste it.

Sometimes I freeze some fresh raspberries for use in smoothies, as having the smoothies with that coldness adds something 'extra'.  Especially in summer.  You could try adding a few ice cubes before blending though.


Wishing you all an amzing time in this beautiful weather we're having over the Easter break :)  xx

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Friday, 22 April 2011

Mini Chocolate Berry Bliss Cakes

Mini Chocolate Berry Bliss Cakes 
Happy Easter :)

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Monday, 18 April 2011

Raw Chocolates for Easter!

As promised, here is a photo of my Raw Faerie weekend chocolate making spree!

Some of these gorgeous raw chocolates will be decorating the Easter cakes some of you have ordered for collectons this Thursday.

I used to make raw chocolates that were OK, but I then learned a little while ago how to make raw chocolates that were AMAZING.  I attended an OOSHA Advanced Raw Chocolate Workshop with Amy Levin.  It was fantastic, there was so much to learn about how to make your raw chocolates really special.  Amy is coming down to Cornwall sometime (maybe next Autumn or Spring).  If making raw chocolates interests you, you can find information about her future workshops on her blog here.

Magical Sound Healing Sessions with Ruth Allen

Now, this blog is going to be a little bit different to my usual ones! Today I am posting about some interesting healing work that another living food enthusiast here in Cornwall is up to.....

I was recently blessed to have the opportunity to experience a sound healing session with Ruth Allen.  I’ve known Ruth for some time now, we both have a passion for living foods and supporting and empowering women on the journey of pregnancy and mothering.

I’m assuming that if you’re reading my blog, that you have some interest in raw foods or health foods.  So I think it’s relevant to mention that Ruth has been exploring  the potential of a largely living foods diet for over twenty years, she is a yogini, a counsellor and a very intuitive and sensitive woman.  Along with it comes a deep honesty and integrity which I so deeply appreciate and admire.  I first came to meet her through email and we conversed on and off for many months before we actually met in person at a raw food event.  My impression of Ruth is that she is a free spirit with an amazing capacity for love and compassion.

Ruth has recently started offering sound healing sessions from her base in Perranporth.   Ruth has been in the healing field for many many years and it was magical to experience her weaving and integrating the sound healing sessions into the other modalities of her other healing work.  Ruth explained that what unfolds during each sound healing session is very different as the frequency produced by the bowls effect people differently.  Each person brings something unique to the session.  The client is an active part of the process.

Some of you may be wondering what sound therapy is all about and what the theories are about how it’s thought to work.  Sound has been used for healing purposes for thousands of years as a tool to improve health and wellbeing.  Try thinking of your body not as a whole solid body, but as tiny particles of energy that are linked together.  Think about the things that happen as you go about your day to day life.  Your experiences and the stressors that you encounter have an impact on these energy particles.  It is thought that these stressors that we encounter create lasting change in the energy flow in our bodies, creating imbalance and illness.  Sound vibrations, such as that created through crystal bowls or Tibetan singing bowls is one way that these imbalances can be shifted. 

Auditory vibrations can be very powerful.  I am sure that almost all of us have experienced feeling uplifted or saddened by certain pieces of music.  It’s those pieces of music that evoke a deep feeling within us that we tend to remember the most.  It is believed that we react to sound vibrations at that energy level in our body.

So, on with my experience.....

I found the sound healing session to be really amazing.  Over the years I had heard of singing bowls and of them being used for healing but had never experienced it and, I certainly didn’t know what to expect.  I arrived with no expectations and totally trusting that whatever unfolded was meant to be.

Ruth has created two amazing healing spaces, both absolutely gorgeous yet very different to each other.  One is smaller and nest like and the other more spacious and light.  The larger space was where all of the Quartz crystal bowls were set up, there were several in different sizes ranging from really small to very large.  Quartz crystal bowls are considered to be one of the most powerful sonic instruments available, producing profound and powerful resonant frequencies.  The crystal bowls aside, my doula self couldn’t help but see how both spaces perfectly reflected the ideal environment for mothers to birth in ~ safe, protected and peaceful.  We need to feel safe, protected and calm when healing too.  I found the space that had been created to be perfect.

I was fortunate enough to experience some time with both the crystal and Tibetan bowls.  The vibrations produced by the crystal bowls were amazing.  As change occurred in the vibration of the sounds being created, different parts of my body would be affected and feel the shifting of energy in a different way.  I could literally feel the vibrations flowing right throughout my body and feel it working from the root chakra upwards.  Having the Tibetan singing bowls placed on my body during the session was quite extraordinary.
During the session it was as if the supportive therapist had disappeared.  He had to still be there as he was producing some of the amazing healing sounds from the crystal bowls, but it felt as though he was no longer there.  It was as if he had melted and become part of the sound vibrations.   Ruth was wonderfully in tune and allowed me to go deeply into my own process which was absolutely perfect.  

My experience of the sound healing session on this occasion was that it was very gentle but carried on over a number of days.  It took me on a meditative journey of symbolic visualisations.  I can think of times when such a session could have stimulated a very different experience within me.  There is a very powerful potential for this sound vibration healing work to move significant energy blocks and I'm sure the sessions could stimulate a significant shift, in a similar way to the breathwork healing sessions that I am trained and experienced in.   Whenever I try any new type of healing session I commonly experience a ‘slow burning’ effect where the change actually occurs in the times of stillness and silence following the session.  Then if I return for further sessions later my response is much quicker.

I found that in the week following on from my session, my personal healing process carried on.  It felt like my cells were vibrating for days afterwards (in a good way!) and my body and mind were showing clear signs of detoxification.  I have come out of the experience feeling focused and motivated as well as feeling cocooned in a very loving space (despite being insanely busy!).  I think it would be very fair to say that I also found the healing session to stimulate further opening of my heart.

Ruth can be contacted via her website, at

I'll be back with another post soon to show you all of the lovely sweet chocolatey things that have been happening in the Raw Faerie kitchen in the lead up to Easter.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Pear, Carrot & Ginger Smoothies

Here is a quick recipe for a smoothie I made today.  The ingredient quantities are approximate, especially the carrot juice :)

The ingredients you will need are: 
5 pears
2 apples
2 cups fresh carrot juice or a little less
chunk of fresh chopped ginger
2 handfuls baby spinach
squeeze of lemon juice

It's very easy, all you need to do is:

1. Juice your carrots.  I always reserve the pulp to use in recipes later

2. Put it all into the blender and blend till smooth.  I haven't given quantities for the ginger as it's better to add to taste. If you like a thicker smoothie you might want to be conservative and add your carrot juice just a little at a time  


Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Last Chance to Order Raw Cakes for Easter

Just a small reminder post to say that all cake orders for Easter need to be confirmed and finalised by the weekend.

I could manage only one to two more orders, maximum, for collection on Thursday 21st April.  So if you're thinking about ordering please get in touch by the end of the week.

If you're in Newquay then I'm able to deliver to you for free, mid-morning on 21st April. 

Email me at for a list of cakes and treats.

8" cakes  ~ £32.00
6" cakes  ~ £24.00
4" cakes ~  available soon.

Lots and lots of LOVE


Monday, 11 April 2011

A Four Slice Cake

I've been busy in the kitchen again  :)

Mini Love Bomb

If a whole cake is too much for you, then this little version may be of interest.

It's ideal for a couple of people to share.
Offered only occasionally through Facebook.


Friday, 8 April 2011

Kate Magic is coming to Cornwall!

I have heard from Jacqui Ji that Kate Magic has some dates set to come to Cornwall during this coming summer!

There will be two 2 hour talks ~ one in Truro on the 8th of July and one in Penzance on the 9th of July.  There will also be a workshop with Kate in Penzance on Sunday 10th July.  All are taking place at Archie Browns.

That's all I know and I haven't seen any other information online, but I'm guessing you could find out more directly from Archie Browns :) 


A salad that almost everyone LOVES

This is a favourite salad of mine and I certainly did not create this recipe, but everytime I make this at least one person asks for the recipe and even more say how much they like it :)

I made this for a gathering of an amazing group of Doulas (birth support partners) yesterday and I am now receiving the follow up messages asking me about the recipe.  So I'm posting this link up for those who asked for the recipe but I'm sure there are other readers who mighy like to try it too.

This is a Raw Chef recipe and I just love it because the dressing is sweet and spicy and salty all in one go.  This recipe is raw with the exception of the Chipotle Chilli's (smoked chillis).  There is a variation provided in the recipe for if you would prefer to avoid the chillis, but I wouldn't dream of making it without them.

You can find the recipe here.

When I haven't been able to get any heads of organic kale I have substituted with bags of organic kale from the supermarket, you just need to pick out the hard stem pieces first. I often find that people raise an eyebrow at the thought of eating kale raw but as long as it's been prepared properly it is easy to digest.

'Chocolate Berry Bliss Cakes' for Easter

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If you would like enjoy a divine raw chocolate treat for easter without the guilt or worry, my latest creation might be worth trying.  This recipe has been evolving for some time and originally started out as a brownie recipe which just happened to transform into a cake over time.

Chocolate Berry Bliss

I firmly believe that we are what we eat so I always fill all my cakes with as much love at possible.  I want those who eat my cakes to not only enjoy them but feel good afterwards.

The Chocolate Berry Bliss Cake is packed full of organic fresh berries, nuts and coconut.  There are no empty calories and all the fats in this cake are of the fresh, healthy unadulterated variety - ie. they are actually good for you and have not been damaged or altered through cooking!

8"  £32
6"  £24 

Guaranteed to be:
Vegan, raw and full of ingredients that make you feel good.  It is wheat free, gluten free, sugar free and contains no processed ingredients. 

If you would like to try a Raw Faerie Cake, email to order or request a list of cakes & treats.

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Thursday, 7 April 2011

A Little Raw Faerie Love

.•°°•.♥ Cacao Rose Hearts .•°°•.♥

Today was a food prep day in the raw faerie kitchen. Getting lots of breads and sweet snacks in the dehydrator. I also made a cake and a couple of salads.

I find it easier to do this once a week or so, especially when I know that I have to be out and about a lot during the week.  Having food sorted in advance makes staying raw when out and about a lot easier. 

On the spur of the moment today I decided to experiement with making some raw chocolate and rose hearts.

I think they turned out really well, having a lovely subtle rose flavour and they're ever so pretty too!

Raw chocolate hearts with a hint of rose
Full of Raw Faerie LOVE
£14 per dozen
£7 per 1/2 dozen