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Rawsome Winter 2019 Newsletter

A time of Transition and Thanksgiving

Rawsome Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

Spring into Summer is my favorite time of year.

Rawsome Fall 2017 Newsletter

The Fall season brings shorter days, beautiful light on the landscapes and bountiful harvests from farmers sharing their grapes here in wine country to fruits and vegetables all across the nation.

Rawsome Fall 2016 Newsletter

Bali Fall 2016, Bumi Sehat Birthing Center, Yayasan Widya Guna Orphanage, Photo Albums on Facebook, Life Lab, Ceres Community Project, CNN Heroes 2016, More Than a Nut Milk Bags on Instagram, Restaurant Review: Moksa, Recipes: Kale Salad -- a Veggie Bonanza & Brenda's Breakfast Cereal

Harvest is happening all around us here in the valley and leaves are beginning to brighten the landscape in all sorts of colorful hues.

Rawsome Spring 2016 Newsletter

Happy Spring! Nutritional Health, Food Journey, Cancer Recovery, Micro-Nutrient Testing, Allimax, Rawsome Recipes: Thai Inspired Squash Soup (cooked), Breakfast of Champions: Coconut Yogurt, Buckwheaties, Quick and Easy Breakfast Cereal, Chopped Breakfast Cereal and Almond Cinnamon Oatmeal, Saladmaster cookware, Bumi Sehat Update, Spring in the Garden

As many of you know, I've been on a food adventure for the past ten years: awakening to the connection between what I eat and how I feel.

Holidays 2015 Rawsome Newsletter

Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving, Rawsome Recipes: Cranberry Relish, Sweet Potato Casserole, Sweet Yam Salad, Spicy Red Pepper Squash Soup, Persimmon Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Rawsome Creations Kitchen Tools: new bags and templates

I have a few moments before my kitchen calls me back to wish you, valued reader, a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving.

Fall 2015 Rawsome Newsletter

Weather, Rawsome Video, Annual Bali Adventure, New Products: Superfine Nut Milk Bag and Multi-Purpose Net Bag, Tribest partnership: New Templates for Sedona, Cracker template for Excalibur, Food Politics, Gratitude and Meet Christina, Rawsome Recipes: Banana Crêpes and Jamu Winter Tonic

We have exciting news: Our new shipment has just arrived, and it is loaded with new products...

Summer 2015 Rawsome Newsletter

Summer Harvest, More Than a Nut Milk Bag Production Story, Coarse-weave Bag Sale, Social Media, Share Your Photos, Rawsome Creations Fabric, Natural Products Expo East, Bitchin' Sauce, Kitchen Tip: Leftover Avocado, Stop H.R.1599 -- GMO labeling, Rawsome Recipes: Watermelon Juice, Green Tea Lemonade, Electro-Lemon-Aide

It's August and my happy garden is producing like wild.

Spring 2015 Rawsome Newsletter

Spring planting, Raw Recipe: Zucchini Hummus, GMO labeling bills, Yoga By Candace interviews Brenda, Cambridge Naturals, Rainbow Blossom Natural Market, Amy's Kitchen, Book Review: The Healthy Mind Cookbook by Rebecca Katz, Movies that Matter: PlantPure Nation, Plantrician Project, Farmers Market season

It's late spring and that means time for planting our small but productive garden...

December 2014 Rawsome Newsletter

GMO labeling measures, DARK Act, My Bali Lies Over the Ocean, favorite eateries in Ubud, Bali, New Products -- Special Online Offer!, Rawsome Knife Case, Rawsome Chef's Hat, More Than a Nut Milk Bag: Creative Uses Offer, Media Watch: EWG's Food Score app, Wolfgang Puck Organics, Thank you!

I'm back! Back from a delicious trip to Bali, and a restorative sojourn on Maui ...

Spring 2014 Rawsome Newsletter

Gardening in a drought, Cooked by Michael Pollan, fermented foods, Rawsome Recipe: Simple Cabbage Sauerkraut, Natural Products Expo, Eat your Veggies

California gardeners are puzzling about how to begin their growing season under the threat of looming drought.

Early Spring 2014 Rawsome Newsletter

Bali Pilgrimage October 2014, Bumi Sehat Birthing Center, Widya Guna Orphanage, Bali rice

Traveling is one of my greatest passions. Sharing travel with those I love is one of my greatest joys.

Holidays 2013 Rawsome Newsletter

Holidays, Bali trip, Galungan and Kunigan, Rawsome Bali and More than a Nut Milk Bags, Food Politics, GMOs, labels, Eating Healthy through the Winter, special holiday pricing and free shipping on More than a Nut Milk Bags and Recipe Collections, Persimmon Season, Freezing Persimmons, Persimmon Smoothies

I'm back from a fabulous trip to Bali and a decompression week on Maui with my sweet husband, just in time for the holiday season. Happy Holidays to you!

Autumn 2013 Rawsome Newsletter

Autumn, Local Food, CSA shares, soup season, special holiday prices on the More than a Nut Milk Bags and Recipe Collection, On the Road with Brenda: Bali, Rawsome Recipe: Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, Food Politics, Slow down!

Farewell, Summer. Hello, Autumn...

August/September 2013 Newsletter

Gluten Free, grapeseed flour, PEEETS, B-WORKS, More than a Nut Milk Bags Around the world, MOVIES THAT MATTER: Genetic Roulette, Label GMOs, NON-GMO shoppers guide, IN THE NEWS: Hodo Soy, Chipotle, RECIPE TIPS: Creamy Zucchini Dressing, READERS: Ice Cream recipes, Food with S.O.U.L.

Gluten Free -- what's it all about?

Summer 2013 Newsletter

Local, organic and in season, Book Review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, Rawsome Creations Progress: More than a Nut Milk Bag, Template How-to video, Williams-Sonoma, Buyer's Best Friend, About Our Charities: Bumi Sehat, Yayasan Widya Guna Orphanage, North American suggestions? Hodo Sofritas at Chipotle, On the web: Green Bags,, International Raw Food Day, Karen Knowler, Gathering at The Gatehouse, Recipes: Creamy Garden Soup, Reader Recipe additions: Minestrone and Asian-Thai Inspired Soup

Summer is surely a-comin' in, and if the sunshine holds out the garden here at the Gatehouse will soon be filled with abundance.

Spring 2013 Newsletter

Spring, gardening, sprouting, Natural Products Expo, Expo West, Book Review/Recipes: Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr, More than a Nut Milk Bag Recipe Collection readers' recipes: Carrot Ginger Crackers, Pizza Crusts, Marinara, Almond Cheese and Cashew / Brazil Nut Cheese, Newsletters to come with Seasons

Ahh, Spring! my favorite time of year.

February 2013 Newsletter

More than a Nut Milk Bags: Team Bali & Team Cali, Almond Milk Tips, Cold Season Recipes: Ginger Tonic & Ginger Tea, More than a Nut Milk Bag Recipe Collection readers' recipes: Banana Zucchini Muffins, Carrot Muffins or Scones, & Garden Blend Crackers or Bread

Exciting news here at More than a Nut Milk Bag HQ : we recently unloaded our first-ever container load of More than

January 2013 Newsletter

New Year's Wishes, Low Hanging Fruit, The Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15, Food Storage Resource:, CUPPOW $2 discount code, Nut Milk Bag Project In The News, Upcoming EVENTS with Brenda: Whole Foods Napa Jan 26th, Media that Matters: Engine 2 Diet and Rahm Emanuel on the plant-strong lifestyle, More than a Nut Milk Bag Recipe Collection on Amazon, Recipe Tips: Green Giant Juice recipe, new Recipe Collection recipes online in members section

The New Year is off to a rousing start. Sort of snuck up on us: POW! right into that energy of newness once January hit.

December 2012 Newsletter

Winter, More than a Nut Milk Bag Recipe Collection, More than a Nut Milk Bag, Deals: Book + Bag, Book + 3 Bags, Healthy Eating, Book of the Month: Joel Salatin's Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal, Recipe Collection Reader's Extras and Book Tour, Healthy Holiday Wishes

I love this time of year. (I say that each and every season, but it's true.)

November 2012 Newsletter

Rawsome Creations Fall Tour, Holidaze Book + Bag Deal: More than a Nut Milk Bag & Recipe Collection, Rawsome Pilgrimage: Bali October 2013, Bali Raw Food Restaurant Scene, Label GMOs: Looking on the Bright Side, Shopping for Health, Label Reading 101, Raw on the Go, Restaurant Review: Ubud, Bali, UPCOMING EVENTS and CLASSES with BRENDA, RECIPE TIPS: Preparing Squash, Spicy Red Pepper Squash Soup, Curry Squash Soup, Butternut Squash Soup, Coming Home

Travel has always been alluring for me, no matter how wonderful the home place is, because out there in the big world, I love to see what's new and different.

November 2012 FIRST Newsletter

VOTE! Yes on 37 CA Right to Know, Opinion: Local Mom wants to know, Prop 37 and the Future of Food, Food is Love, pre-Holidaze offer: More than a Nut Milk Bag Recipe Collection & Nut Milk Bag

VOTE! Here are a couple of opinions that may provide motivation and inspiration.

October 2012 Newsletter

Rawsome Creations Fall Tour: Tokyo, Bali, Japan Living Beauty Association, Rawsome Pilgrimages 2013, The Best Government Money Can Buy, Yes on Prop 37: the Right to Know Initiative, Vote! Breast Cancer Awareness month, Pink Glove video, World Vegetarian Day, Jamie Oliver's Food Day, Non-GMO Month, Recipe tips: home-made Salsa, Mexican Wraps, Guacamole, Mexican Rice,Bumi Sehat, Widya Guna, More Than a Nut Milk Bag

As you read this, I am just finishing up the third engagement of the Rawsome Creations Fall Tour here in Bali.

August/September 2012 Newsletter

Rawsome Creations Fall Tour, British Columbia, More Than a Nut Milk Bag Recipe Collection, Online Reader Community, Raw on the Rawk, Rawsome on the road again, Restaurant Reviews: Chaco Canyon, Thrive & Rawsome Living Cafe, VegOut on the road app, Right to Know, Yes on 37, Recipe Tips: Wraps

August has been a whirlwind of activity as the first leg of my Rawsome Creations Fall Tour got underway. . .

July 2012 Newsletter

More than a Nut Milk Bag Recipe Collection, Special Deal for Readers, GM Struggle Continues, Sodium, Trader Joe's Secrets, Rawsome Creations Template, Bloomed Quinoa

What a rush, to hold an actual book that I myself assembled in my hands.

June 2012 Newsletter

What the June Election Taught Us, Listen To Your Body, Food Politics, More Than A Nut Milk Bag Recipe Collection, Remineralization Update, Last Heart Attack,, International Raw Food Day, Raw on the Rawk, Raw Restaurant News: Lydia's Kitchen

Readers of this newsletter know that our biggest political goal right now is getting honesty into the labeling of our food.

May 2012 Newsletter

Food Revolution Day, Spring, Gardening Tips, Donald A. Weaver, Rock Dust, Soil and Health Library, Farmers Market Season, CSA: Community Supported Agriculture, Label GMOs, Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy, Raw on the Rawk, Dirt! The Movie, Healthy at 100 by John Robbins, Café Gratitude Update, More Than A Nut Milk Bag Recipe Collection, Chef Meagan Ricks, RECIPE: Basic Kale Salad

Food Revolution Day: the healthy eating food story is gaining momentum around the world.

April 2012 Newsletter

Spring, Raw on the Rawk, Bumi Sehat & the earthquake, Ibu Robin, Rawsome Pilgrimages, Hungry for Change, Average Joe on the Raw, Food Revolution Summit, Label GMO signature gathering, Green Smoothies on the Road, Bob's Red Mill, Gluten Sensitivity, Drink a Rainbow: Green Smoothies, Recipe: Almond Cinnamon Oatmeal

Seasonal farmers markets are starting to open up all over. I miss my friends -- the farmers -- and look forward to seeing them again.

March 2012 Newsletter

Japan, Full Disclosure, The Journey to Raw, Hungry for Change, The World According to Monsanto, Hodo Soy Beanery, Recipe: Wraps and Rolls

Full Disclosure: If you engineer it, we want to know!

February 2012 Newsletter

Label GMOs, The World According to Monsanto, Kaia Foods, Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup, Transition Nutrition: Getting to Raw

Food is one thing you can control in your life. What you put in your mouth is completely in your control.

January 2012 Newsletter

Ibu Robin declared 2011 CNN Hero, Food Fight ­ follow up, Rawsome Pilgrimages, Akea Essentials, Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Soup

My New Years always begins with a sense of unlimited possibilities and concrete opportunities to elevate my game.

December 2011 Newsletter

CNN Hero Robin Lim, Upcoming Classes, May I Be Frank, More Than a Nut Milk Bags, Recipe: Squash 'Rice' and Cranberry Salad

I'm still excited that CNN noticed one of my heroes, Ibu Robin, of Bumi Sehat Foundation...

November 2011 Newsletter

Holiday Greetings, CNN Hero Robin Lim, Stocking Stuffer Special, Go Shopping in your Garden, Tool Tips: Excalibur Dehydrators, Recipe: Rawsome Cranberry Relish, In the Garden

"Before the storms, make the plan" is our November mantra.

October 2011 Newsletter

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, World Vegetarian Day, World Food Day, Label GMO's, Aricles, The Last Heart Attack, Chico Bag, Green Polka Dot Box, Recipe: Fiery Lava Soup

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

August/September 2011 Newsletter

Travelling, JLBA Raw Sweets Contest, Touchdown Tokyo, Raw on the Road, The Milk Documentary -- Got (the facts on) Milk?, Forks over Knives, GREEN SMOOTHIE QUEEN'S TIP OF THE MONTH, Book Review: Becoming Raw, Chico Bags, YouBar, Recipe: Energy Cubes

I've always loved to travel. . .

July 2011 Newsletter

International Raw Food Day, Hero Worship: John Robbins, Raw Health Expo, Links Library, The Greenhorns, Lydia's Café, Café Gratitude, Recipe: Coconut Yogurt

Happy International Raw Food Day!

June 2011 Newsletter

Spring into Summer!, Robyn O'Brien: "How can a child have an allergy to food?", Frankenfoods in your pantry?, Food Fight, The World According to Monsanto, Just say NO to GMO!, "Transitional Organic", Recipe: Electro Lemon Aide

I have an exciting story to tell, and a new hero to introduce.

May 2011 Newsletter

Label Reading 101, Brenda's Bio, Freestone Fermentation Festival, Howard Station Cafe, Forks Over Knives, Food Links, Recipes: Green Smoothies & Seasoned Seeds

One of the most obvious things about shopping in the megamart is how advertising pollutes the process of choosing healthy food.

April 2011 Newsletter

Earthquake in Japan, CNN Hero Robin Lim, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, Ask your Doctor about Meat, PEEETS: Prioritize, Educate, Eat, Exercise, Take action, seek Self-mastery, Coconuts, Expo West, New Living Expo, Earth Day, Cafe Gratitude LA, Recipe: Coconut Lion

For my immediate friends in the populated cities, life goes on...

March 2011 Newsletter

Napa Valley Marathon, Donna's Run, Food Politics, Low Hanging Fruit: Sweeteners, Recipe: Liquid Gold Low Fat Dressing, Ask your Doctor about MEAT, Plant Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Foundation

On Sunday, a beautiful rainy morning, I was out in my raingear and hat with my cowbell to cheer the 2,400 smiling runners in the Napa Valley Marathon.

February 2011 Newsletter

International Raw Food Movement, JLBA Patisserie Second Course, Oprah In the News, Going Vegan, Organic vs Natural, JLBA Raw Food Adviser Manual, Dirt! The Movie, Konjac Noodles, Recipe: Raw Corn Chowder

Don't think for a minute this raw food movement is something new, or only here in the United States, or just on America's right and left coasts.

January 2011 Newsletter

New Year's Resolutions, Raw Vendor Fairs, Recipe: Creamy Broccoli Soup, BOOK REVIEW: The China Study, Forks Over Knives, Dr. T. Colin Campbell

Somehow, January has become the month when everyone thinks about health. . .

December 2010 Newsletter

Season's Greetings, Stocking Stuffers: Nut Milk Bags, Bumi Sehat & Widya Guna, New Recipes for Festive Meals, Upcoming Classes

Season's Greetings! Are you busy with holiday preparations? Me too!

November 2010 Newsletter

Holidays, Faculty Instructor with Living Light Culinary Institute, National Breast Cancer Marathon, COMMUNITY EVENTS and HELPFUL HOLIDAY HINTS, Whole Foods Holiday Dinners, Recipes: Sweet Potato Casserole, Sweet Yam Salad, Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake & Persimmon Pie, Rawk Me Ice Cream, RAW: Raising Awareness Worldwide

This month I'd like to share a few ideas, recipes, and events with you in hopes you'll find something helpful, yummy, and healthy to add to your holiday table.

October 2010 Newsletter

Pink Glove Dance, Raw on the Road Tips, Restaurant Review: ChocolaTree

Do you have a bucket list?

Newsletter September 2010

JLBA Patisserie Second Course in Napa, Brenda in St. Helena Star article, Lydia's Lovin' Foods, RESTAURANT REVIEW: Au Lac, Recipe: Green Tea Lemonade

One of those moments we dream about happened to me, and I am forever changed. . .

August 2010 Newsletter

Running, Jeff Galloway, Green Smoothie Berry Goodness, Recipes: Electro Lemon-Aide & Energy Cubes, Coconut Bliss, Alkemie, HOME, Monday Night Live

. . .what so called experts say about exercise is really true. . .

July 2010 Newsletter

Farming, Heartland roadtrip, GMO corn, King Corn, Environmental Working Group, Kale Chips recipe, Raw Health Expo, Lydia's Organics

The back roads across the center of our country tell a story unique to who we are and how our culture is shaped.

June 2010 Newsletter

Bali, Bumi Sehat, Widya Guna, More Than a Nut Milk Bag, STAYING RAW ON THE ROAD, FARM FRESH TO YOU, locavore and slow food movement, coconut water, The Mouth Revolution

Have you ever traveled to a place when arriving you feel such an overwhelming sense of recognition and remembrance?

May 2010 Newsletter

More Than a Nut Milk Bag, Bumi Sehat Birthing Center, Yayasan Widya Guna Orphanage, Freestone Fermentation Festival, Bali Blessing transmission, Simply Raw – Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days, GREEN SMOOTHIE QUEEN'S TIP OF THE MONTH

The nut milk bags are here !

April 2010 Newsletter

Spring, Food Matters, MONDAY NIGHT LIVE at CAFE GRATITUDE, WHOLE FOODS "Let's retake our plate," Kaia Foods, "Story of Stuff," "World Peace Diet," Jamie Oliver's ­ "Food Revolution," National Geographic­ on bottled water.

Did I tell you guys­ Food Matters ?

March 2010 Newsletter

The Ceres Community Project, "The Real Dirt on Farmer John," MARKETPLACE

A wonderful project is unfolding here in the Napa Valley and I'm so blessed to be a part of the magic.

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