I got started with my raw living journey over 4 years ago, after tasting my first prepared raw meal at the Loving Life Cafe I was hooked! I was truly inspired! Raw foods satisfied my foodie and culinary geek side while simultaneously melding my passion for sustainable living and healthy eating. I set about researching and learning everything I could about this fun new way of eating and enjoyed the culinary challenge of preparing tasty dishes without cooking. Then I began concocting my own recipes, and over the course of a year and three months, I eased comfortably into the 100% raw lifestyle! Switching over to a high raw diet was a fun and tasty journey that brought with it amazing benefits! I’ve lost over 90lbs, rid myself of chronic sinus issues and gained a bunch of energy!
During my journey with raw foods I started sharing some of the simple raw recipes I had created through YouTube videos to help others in their healthy eating adventures. The responses to my videos and passion for sharing healthy living info was so great that I decided to combine my longtime fondness for the culinary world and passion for sustainable living and made teaching these skills my mission! I’ve since been certified in raw and living foods prep by Jody Allen (an amazing raw food chef and teacher with over ten years experience).
Since then I’ve gone on to work with various online raw food communities and have done live recipe demonstrations at Raw Spirit Festivals, the Northeast Organic Farming Associations Conferences, and at various venues around the country! I’ve worked as a raw chef at Catch a Healthy Habit Café in Fairfield, CT. While having an awesome time rockin’ out tasty raw goodness there I also presented numerous workshops and classes at the café demonstrating raw recipe formulating, dessert making, themed cuisine classes, and kombucha brewing.
I’ve also authored Gettin’ Raw with Rawdawg Rory. In this e-book I provide strategies for comfortably transitioning to raw or high raw lifestyle, loads of info on the benefits of raw eats and over 100 tasty and doable recipes!
As always I’m doing my thing, sharing this awesome Tao of munching through my site, numerous videos and with online and in-person raw communities as well as presenting group and personal in home raw food classes!
Wherever you’re at with your healthy living adventures I wish you much success and a lot of fun on your journey! Peace ~ Rory :0)