I have released four recipe books so far:

The Best of the Sunny Raw Kitchen
The Best of Raw Freedom Community
Delightfully Raw and
Deliciously Raw

These feature some of the most delectable creations to have come out of my raw kitchen and will appeal to anyone interested in a healthier diet, regardless of their level of knowledge and experience. From easy one-step everyday fare to more elaborate and involved gourmet dishes and layered cakes, they offer something for everyone and every occasion. Incredibly tasty smoothies, creamy and comforting warm soups, sexy salads, delicious nut cheezes, satisfying entrees and scrumptious guilt-free desserts...

Healthy food never tasted so good!

To learn more about my recipe books, click here!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Carmella's Health Update Video - Part II

Hi guys!

Let me begin by expressing my heart-felt gratitude to you all for your warm support and words of comfort. I didn't expect such a response to last week's video in which I shared the health issues I've been experiencing. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful community of friends! Thank you!!!

Well, today I have nothing but good news for you! Yay! In this video I tell you a little about the protocol that I've been following in order to heal myself naturally of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.



Here's a list of some of the resources I mention in the video:

Jini Patel Thompson - ListenToYourGut.com
100% organic cotton strainer bag - EcoPeaceful.com
Natren Probiotics - Natren.com
  

It's strange to think that as I'm typing this some of the most inspiring and dedicated members of the raw food community are gathered only 40 minutes away at the Raw Living Expo in Sedona. I wish I'd been able to partake in the festivities but I feel that I'm needing some quiet healing time right now.

Hope you're all having a sun-filled and joyous weekend!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Carmella's Health Update Video - Part I

Hi there!

I've received a few emails expressing concerns about my mentioning having serious health issues in this post. It wasn't my intention to worry you or keep you out of the loop; it's just that all of my energy has naturally turned inwardly so as to best meet this new challenge.

So I guess I'm long overdue to let you guys know about what's been really going on. I suppose part of me kept hoping I'd get better and be able to just move on, but I can see now that I'll be in this healing phase for some time to come. I wish I had better news, but hey, you have to make do with the hand that Life deals you. ;-)

I thought that the best way to bring you up to date might be to do a short video. I intend to share my experience more in depth later in the hope that it will be of assistance to anyone who might suffer from similar symptoms. It has certainly been quite the roller coaster ride, endlessly searching the internet in order to identify what it is that I've been experiencing, how to go about minimizing the symptoms, and finally how to heal as naturally and holistically as possible. All the while making slight adjustments to my diet in an ongoing experiment to determine what (few) foods I'm able to tolerate.

One question that this has raised with my readers is: "If raw foods are so good for you how come you are having health problems?" First of all let me assure you that what I'm going through right now was not caused in any way by my high raw diet. In fact, I've never felt as healthy and vibrant as I have in the 12 years that I've been eating mostly raw. The health issues that are manifesting at the moment have appeared in the aftermath of doing two Liver and Gallbladder Flushes. Their exact cause isn't clear but there is no doubt in my mind that putting my body through such a drastic measure has severely taxed it and led to my present ordeal.

But 'nough said, how about I let you watch the video and find out for yourselves. It was a bit windy (in more ways than one, lol), but hopefully you can still hear what I'm saying. ;-)



On a different note, I just wanted to mention a couple of other things.

Number One:
I'm offering all of my raw recipe books at a discount right now. Because I can't eat yummy raw foods doesn't mean you guys can't either! ;-) You can find out all of the details here.

Number Two:
We have with us a couple of really cool brand new Omni blenders that are available for purchase. This is a slightly different model than the one previously advertised on my sites, as the base has a control dial rather than being operated electronically, and comes with a tall jar.

If you aren't already familiar with the Omni (you can learn more about it here), it's a wonderful alternative to similar high power machines yet it costs considerably less. It is covered by a full seven year warranty on the base/motor and one year on the jar.

We are selling this model for $280, including free shipping in the continental US.

If you're interested to order one of those or for more details you can contact me here.

A close up view of the blender base.



I'll upload another update video in a week or so to let you know how things are going.

Until then...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Loving Myself to Health Recipe Book Sale

This year my life seems designed to help me learn to lovingly nurture and take care of myself like never before. For the first time I'm experiencing serious health issues that are forcing me to 'stop my world' and turn all of my energy inwardly, so that I can better assist my body in its self-healing process. I know, it hardly sounds good, but now I can see clearly how this is actually just part of a shift towards an even more vibrant and radiant me, a wonderful and unique opportunity to grow while 'loving myself to health'. ;-)

On this Valentine's Day I'm renewing my commitment to ever so gently and patiently nurture and love myself back to optimal health, embracing this journey with open heart and mind.

How are you supporting your own continued growth/healing journey right now?

In case you'd like some inspiration to help you 'love yourself to health' and give your body more healthy, super nutritious yet crazy yummy raw foods, I'm offering all of my recipe books at very special prices!

From now until March 31st, you can order The Best of The Sunny Raw Kitchen, The Best of Raw Freedom Community, Delightfully Raw and Deliciously Raw at savings of 20 to 33%!

(Please note that all discounts are already calculated in your cart!)

Special Offer on the Printed Versions of Delightfully Raw and Deliciously Raw
Unlike my two previous recipe books, Delightfully Raw and Deliciously Raw are not only available in electronic format but also as hard copies. There truly is something different and special about holding an actual book in your hands. They are both so colorful, filled with gorgeous mouthwatering pictures and detailed recipes. (Find out more about Delightfully Raw here! Find out more about Deliciously Raw here!

IMPORTANT: Shipping costs for hard copies only apply to North America. If you would like to order Deliciously Raw or Delightfully Raw, please send me an email with your shipping address and I will get back to you with the postage costs.



Order a hard copy of my Deliciously Raw book and get 33% off!

Pay $9.99 instead of the regular $14.95 and save $4.96)

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Remember that you can still take advantage of our Delightfully Raw Combo. If you would like to get uncooking right away while you wait for your copy of Delightfully Raw to arrive in the mail, you can immediately receive it in electronic format for an extra $5.00.

You will receive the download link for the Delightfully Raw ebook in your inbox as soon as your payment clears.

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To order the Delightfully Raw Combo just click on the link below!

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Rawesome Ebook Sale
From now until March 31st I'm also offering all of my recipe books in electronic format at 25% to 33% off! 

The ebooks come in PDF format; if you don't already have 'Acrobat Reader' installed on your computer, you can download a free copy at www.adobe.com.

The downloading instructions for the ebook(s) will be sent to your inbox shortly after you've completed your payment. (If you don't receive it, you might want to make sure it hasn't been sent to your SPAM or junk folder!)


Deliciously Raw Ebook



Order a copy of my Deliciously Raw ebook and get 33% off!

Pay only $8.00 instead of the regular $11.99 and save $3.99!

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Delightfully Raw Ebook



Order a copy of my Delightfully Raw ebook and get 25% off!

Pay only $14.98 instead of the regular $19.98 and save $5.00!

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The Best of Raw Freedom Community


Order a copy of my Best of Raw Freedom Community ebook and get 25% off!  

Pay only $9.75 instead of the regular S12.99 and save $3.25!

 To order The Best of Raw Freedom Community in ebook format, click on the link below!

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The Best of The Sunny Raw Kitchen


Order a copy of my Best of The Sunny Raw Kitchen ebook and get 25% off!  

 Pay only $8.25 instead of the regular S10.99 and save $2.74!

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Ebook Package #1
My first two best sellers, The Best Of The Sunny Raw Kitchen and The Best of Raw Freedom Community, can be purchased together in one convenient package. 

Pay only $16.50 instead of the regular $22.00 and save $5.50!

To order this package, simply click on the link below! 

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Ebook Package #2
You can also purchase my first three books, The Best Of The Sunny Raw Kitchen, The Best of Raw Freedom Community and Delightfully Raw in a single package.

Pay only $26.99 instead of the regular $35.99 and save $9.00

To order this package, simply click on the link below! 

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Ebook Package #3 
 Purchase all four of my recipe books with just one click!

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Ready or Not - Freegold: The Real New World Order 
And last but not least, you can also purchase Don's Ready or Not - Freegold at a discount until March 31st. In this book he talks about how the global economy is destined to collapse into a hyper-inflationary depression and how best to prepare yourself for this.


Pay only $7.49 instead of the regular $9.99 and save $2.50!

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If you have any difficulty placing your order or receiving the download(s), please don't hesitate to contact me at:

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Wishing you all a wonderfully loving and nourishing Valentine's Day, surrounded by the people you love!

PS. Remember to check out my brand new website, Carmella's Sunny Raw Kitchen!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Last Chance to Vote for Best of Raw 2012

Hey guys!

Just a reminder that in case you haven't already, you only have another couple of days to cast your votes for the Best of Raw 2012 Awards.

This year I have the honor of being nominated in the following categories:
  • Best Raw Educator 5+
  • Best Gourmet Chef 5+
  • Best Simple Chef 5+
  • Best Online Blog 
You'll find a list of all the nominees for the best raw people, places, products, and media here:

The winners of Best of Raw 2012 will be announced during the Awards Gala that will take place during the Raw Living Expo in Sedona, AZ on Feb 22-23-24.

My Blog is Moving!
As you may recall I recently launched a brand new website, Carmella's Sunny Raw Kitchen, in December. When you go to the Best of Raw's Online Blog category you'll see that they show a screenshot of my new site as well as my blog on blogger, with the links to both. The content of my old SRK blog has been moved onto the new site, but there's still a few kinks that need to be worked out. As I'm typing this we're in the process of going through every single post - Gosh! I didn't realize I had THAT many! - to fix formatting booboos before making them 'public'. So please bear with us during this transition time. I'll make sure to let you know once every post is officially out!


Again, here's where you can hop over to cast your votes: www.BestofRawFoods.com

Walking in Beauty in Fay Canyon, Sedona, AZ

It is sort of interesting for us that as Life would have it we ended up in the Sedona area for the infamous December 21, 2012. It's such a powerful and sacred place; not a bad spot to be for such a major shift. We decided to spend that day surrounded by beauty in one of our favorite places: Fay Canyon.

The views as we approached the wondrous red rock country of Sedona.





Up Dry Creek Road on our way to the Canyon.




As some of you may recall, we visited Fay Canyon a few years back during our first trip to Sedona. It was akin to a religious experience for me, as I was in absolute awe in front of such natural beauty. I know that I've already shared several photos in this post, but I couldn't resist snapping more shots with our new camera.

 








 

Don likes to spend a few minutes gazing into the sun whenever he gets the chance. Interestingly he picked that particularly flat rock to do it. As we were walking back a girl stopped us and asked whether we had seen a large flat rock by the side of the trail, as she had read that it is a special power spot. Could it be the same one? ;-)

 

 


These next photos were taken as we were headed back towards town.




What we didn't know at the time is that we were going to get many more opportunities to explore Sedona's wonderful trails. Yippee! Tell you more about it in an upcoming post!