Kevin and Annmarie Gianni stopped by Catch this past Tuesday for Cinco De Mayo! Kevin did a fun impromptu live video direct from his phone to twitter! Gotta love technology :0)
Click the above pic to check out the video!
The evening was a blast! Kev and Annmarie did an awesome talk/food prep demo! The food was Mexican inspired, in honor of the holiday. An awesome taco “meat” made with sunflower seeds, carrots and spices that could easily win over any carnivore or raw foodies taste buds! This mix was served on romaine leaves with a dallop of spicy mole sauce (featuring raw-cacao powder) , a mix of avocados and tomatoes and generous topping of cashew cheese. Muy Bueno!!
During Annmarie’s demo Kevin gave a great talk about all things health! The main topics were the principles of his new book “High Raw”. The book is awesome for the average person getting started with raw-foods. Its focus is not setting a goal of 100% strict raw but, rather goin’ for a high percentage of raw-foods and the awesome health benefits that go along with it! I agree whole-heartedly with this approach to raw-eating as goin’ “100%” may seem too lofty a goal to start out with. When I first got into raw my goal was 70% and it just went on from there gradually and naturally winding up where I’m at now!
Kevin also got into many other subjects regarding health, from not gettin’ caught up in health protocols without stopping to check and see if they’re necessary, and the importance of not over complicating the simple truth that eating more fresh fruits and veggies is good for you! Great advice and a lot of fun anecdotes from their fun travels in the Kale Whale exploring the many venues and people in the world of healthy living!
After the talk ended and the crowd headed home Kevin and Annmarie hung out for a while chatting with Paul. Glen and myself. I told Annmarie how jealous Isabel was that Amanda and I had got to tour the Kale Whale at their send off party and she suggested right away that I invite them to come down so she could show her around it! Amanda and Isabel arrived and we all had a great time shooting the breeze and goofing off. We love what Kevin and Annmarie are all about with their mission of spreading healthy info through their work and they felt the same way about what Amanda and I are up to with our videos and my raw food classes, they even loved the smoothie jar bags we had given them for their trip! Annmarie hooked us up with a bottle of the Tooth Soap that they’re selling (amongst a slew of other healthy and raw-living goodies they’ve discovered during their travels!) and it’s awesome stuff! Check out Amanda’s post about it.
For an incredible wealth of fun, informative videos and drool worthy recipes I suggest you check out Kevin and Annmaries’ site www.renegadehealth.com and look into Kevins’ book at www.GoHighRaw.com ! Peace and happy healthy wishes everyone! :0)
Hey everyone! Been going hardcore with the moving preparations lately as the countdown is closing in! This past weekend we did a lil’ pre-moving, loaded up the Honda Fit (as much as you can load up a Fit) with some of our store-able possessions, packed up the vita-mix and some munchies and headed up for the weekend. March 26th is the big move and my family and I are very excited about our new adventure!
Speaking of new adventures…We had the opportunity to attend Kevin and Anne Marie Giannis’ send off party/pot-luck last Friday. We had a kick a$$ time, sampled and shared some yummy eats. Our “salsa non queso” dip was a big hit! We used the taco sauce recipe from the previous post, reduced the amount of water though and stirred in some Zukay living salsa. The resemblance to the original cheezy tortilla dip was uncanny! We served it with cauliflower florets, carrots and my flax/sunflower tortilla chips! We also got to meet some awesome people, including Kevin and Anne Marie, and were able to take a tour of their veggie oil fueled RV “The Kale Whale”! I’m really geeked up for them to not only be embarking on their tour but, also to be fueling their travel with this eco-friendly technology! Back in the day, while working at the Fulton Farm of Wilson College I had the chance to produce Bio-diesel from recycled veggie oil and love the concept of transforming a waste product into a low-emission alternative to fossil fuels! Best wishes to Kevin and Anne Marie on their crusade of spreading their wealth of healthy living information throughout their tour. Rawk on!!
Saturday we checked out Health in a Hurry in Fairfield, CT. This awesome lil’ fast healthy food restaurant run by Sue Cadwell offers vegetarian, vegan and raw vegan eats made fresh and packed grab-n-go style for people looking for a healthy (and delicious) alternative to fast food!
I sampled Sues’ raw spinach soup and enjoyed it thoroughly!! Wonderful spice and texture to it! :0D Definitely recommend stopping in there if you’re in the area and also giving her website a look!
On our way home Sunday afternoon Amanda and I made a pit stop at Catch a Healthy Habit. We picked up a bunch of raw-goodies! Raw-cacao butter, maca, and mesquite …yeah I’m gonna be whipping up some raw chocolate concoctions soon! While there, couldn’t pass up the chance to grab some of Glens’ delicious snacks; chocolate cookies, chocolate chip cookies and nutmeg infused chocolates (WOW is all I can say about those) good stuff! Also sampled a shot of the infamous and powerful “Island Fire”, a noni-berry juice based superfood elixir with one heck of a bite to it! The lingering warm feeling it imparts was really nice on a cold day!