Category: Vegan

Food Yogi Interviewed on Sacred Space TV – Part 1

Food Yogi Interviewed on Sacred Space TV – Part 1

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This is part 1 of 4 parts of an interview I gave in Australia at the Melbourne Hare Krishna temple. Forgive the background noises, especially the occasional plane and coughing and kirtan, I did not realize at the time and boy I wish I had. There is one thing I misspoke in part 4. Correction: Male calves from the dairy industry are fed a LOW-iron diet to make them anemic and their flesh light color. However, on the video, I said, “High-iron diet.” oops.

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Food Yogi presenting at the World Vegan Summit in LA

Food Yogi presenting at the World Vegan Summit in LA

rawicecreamBALIThe World Vegan Summit is fast becoming the “go to” event in the USA, featuring some of most influential and inspiring vegan activists, chefs, writers, athletes and celebrities, all coming together for one purpose — to raise awareness and educate the public about the health, environmental, and spiritual benefits of a vegan diet.

I have been invited to talk on Food Yoga and demonstrate some raw vegan snacks and will be presenting on Sunday, March 22 at 12-1pm in the Sinder Lounge.

Come and join me, get a signed copy of my book and enjoy some raw vegan chocolate mint ice cream and vegan brownies!

When: Friday March 20 – Sunday March 22, 2015

Venue: Marina del Rey Marriott • 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

WorldVeganSummitLOGOSomeone has to save the planet, billions of innocent animals, and humanity from hunger, disease, war, violence, and climate change – and it won’t be the people telling you to eat “humane”, free-range, cage-free, organic, grass-fed “meat”, dairy, fish, and eggs…It WILL be the people attending the Los Angeles area WORLD VEGAN SUMMIT & EXPO…where speakers, thinkers, movers, and shakers will meet to focus advocacy and activism on creating a compassionate, healthy, environmentally-sustainable VEGAN world, with the abolition of all use of other animals for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation, and (impossibly unattainable) “humane animal products”.  Join us for speakers, presentations, workshops, socials, music, film, food, and fun!

Learn more at worldvegansummit.com

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Foster the People receive FOOD YOGA and a vegan lunch

Foster the People receive FOOD YOGA and a vegan lunch

Mark Pontius and Phil Danyew from Foster the People are in Colombia to perform at the famous Festival Estereo Picnic along with other big names like Jack White and Damian Marley. Mark and Phil dropped by Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary to meet with the rescued animals and enjoy a vegan lunch.

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I made a Quinoa vegetable curry, baked potatoes, cauliflower buffalo wings with hot sauce, and a delicious mango, spinach, avocado salad. The boys relished the lunch as we talked about the work of Food for Life and Juliana’s Sanctuary. They were interested to learn about my experience as a monk and what is means to be a food yogi. Mark and Phil shared their musical journey and how they go to where they are now and then walked around the farm to meet all the animals here. Mark and Phil were amazed at how big Balarama, our resident ox is and yet also how peaceful and gentle he is.

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They both fed the horse and the cow and ox and then we visited all the dogs who loved the new visitors. A highlight of their visit was the new bunny. They both melted to see such a lovely and cute little animal snuggle up to them. Phil was particularly taken by the bunny and we got some great photos of him with the bunny. Mark and Phil then made a short endorsement video for the sanctuary, encouraging people to visit and support the project. We are so appreciative of this.

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Next, we went inside and enjoyed a vegan tiramisu made by my wife, Juliana. Mark and Phil invited me, Juliana and her sister, Dana to their concert tomorrow, so we look forward to seeing them again. I then presented Mark and Phil with copies of my books, Food Yoga, and The 5 Noble Truths.

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Mark is a new vegan and has been interested in animal welfare and meditation for a long time. He was genuinely touched by the charity work me and my wife are doing and looks forward to visiting again.

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How to Make a Fancy Raw Vegan Cheesecake

How to Make a Fancy Raw Vegan Cheesecake

We all like to try something different and for those of you that have never ventured into raw cuisine, this is a nice place to start. This recipe is easy to make, so easy that you only need a decent food processor and a spring form pan. In fact, you don’t even need that, a regular glass pie baking tray will work too. There are a number of variations on this recipe, but this is the most basic. Keep in mind that this recipe uses coconut oil to help it set, however, this will only work best in cooler climates. To make this cheesecake set and cut nicely in warmer climates, you can adjust this recipe to add either 1/3 cup of cacao butter or a thickening agent like carrageenan (Irish moss) which is available in raw form or a powder in larger health food stores. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Easy Raw Vegan Cheesecake

  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1 cup fresh dates
  • ½ cup dried coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp cardamon powder
  • 2 cups cashews (soaked for 6 hours and drained)
  • 2 x whole lemons (remove skin and seeds)
  • ¾ cup agave syrup
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  •  ¼ cup of cacao butter (if in a warmer climate) or 2 tsp. carrageenan powder
  • 1 x banana
  • ½ tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 punnet strawberries
  • 1 tsp size piece of raw beetroot
  • 2 tsp. coconut syrup or honey
  • Superfood Concentrate (Univera Xtra)

Method

Make everything with a food processor.

Base:

  • 2 cups of Walnuts
  • 1 cup fresh dates (or as many as needed to create biscuit crumb texture)
  • 1/2 grated coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. Cardamom powder (optional)

Process until it looks like biscuit crumbs. Press into 20 cm spring form pan .

Step 1: Process dry ingredients for base

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Step 2: Mix just enough to make breadcrumb texture

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Step 3: Press into a springform pan or pie baking tray

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Step 4: Press carefully so it is even all around. Set aside.

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Filling:

Add 2 cups of soaked cashews, 2 whole lemons (remove skin and seeds), agave syrup, coconut oil, cacao butter, beetroot, banana, and Vanilla essence into a blender.

Process or blend until smooth. Pour into the base. Set in fridge for 2 hours.

Step 5: Add all ingredients for “cheese” filling

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Step 6: Process until completely smooth. About 5 minutes. Set aside in fridge for at least 1 hour

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Topping:

  • Sliced strawberries, mango or passionfruit
  • Coconut or agave syrup
  • Coconut oil
  • Superfood concentrate like Univera Xtra

Drizzle a sweet syrup, like coconut syrup, agave nectar or honey over the top. Decorate the top with sliced strawberry or some other fruit.

Step 7: Process fresh strawberries with coconut oil and sweetener

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Step 8: Add some superfood concentrate like Univera Xtra for extra nutrition

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Again set this aside in the fridge and serve when it has firmed up.

Enjoy the holidays!

– Paul, the food yogi

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12 day Nepal Adventure with the Food Yogi April 3 – 14

12 day Nepal Adventure with the Food Yogi April 3 – 14

Join us for this exclusive trek in Nepal in 2015

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Highlights include:

  • Incredible Himalayan trekking in the Annapurnas
  • Whitewater rafting on the Trishuli River w/ overnight camping
  • Exploring the amazing UNESCO architectural wonders of the Kathmandu Valley
  • Boating on Lake Phewa
  • Vegan BBQ and kirtan in the Himalayas
  • Yoga/meditation sessions
  • Seminars on Food Yoga and connecting with the 5 elements
  • Reiki healing for humans and animals
  • Aromatherapy basics

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup & drop services
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (3 star category by Nepalese standard) in twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis
  • Insurance, meals and accommodation and other expenses of trekking crew (guide and porters)
  • All your meals (Vegan)
  • Simple tea-house lodge accommodation with 3 meals daily during the trek
  • Necessary trek permit and national park fee
  • Farewell dinner with cultural programs
  • Transportation by tourist bus Kathmandu
  • Pokhara – Kathmandu and Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara
  • Himalayan white water rafting for 1 night 2 days
  • Boat ride in Phewa lake Pokhara

BOOK NOW!!! https://foodyogi.org/food-yoga-trek-himalayas/

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FFL Director, speaking at MBS in Sydney

FFL Director, speaking at MBS in Sydney

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paul300-vitamixSydney, May 16 – 19 — FFL Director, Paul Rodney Turner, also known as the “food yogi” will be speaking every day of the Mind, Body, Spirit Festival in Sydney at the Soul Kitchen stage. Turner will talk about the work of Food for Life Global and share knowledge of food yoga, including some raw food recipes. The talks and demos are free to all attendees. Turner will have copies of his book, FOOD YOGA to autograph.

If you you’ve ever wanted to get involved with Food for Life as a volunteer or learn directly from Paul about the art and science of Food Yoga, there is no better time.

Paul will only be in Sydney until May 21 when he will fly to New Zealand to continue his world tour, helping to expand the work of the charity and educate the public about food yoga.

To learn more about Turner’s travel schedule, connect with him on www.facebook.com/foodyogi 

ABOUT Mind, Body Spirit Festival

It’s a fantastic fun day out, filled with new experiences, entertainment, learning and expert advice.

At the MindBodySpirit Festival, you can learn to conquer stress in minutes, discover the latest herbal supplements,  or realise your psychic powers. Perhaps you’d like to know how to find your soul mate, enjoy the mysteries of tantric relationships, find that highly prized work-life balance, or balance your chakra.
There is something for everyone searching for a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

How to Get There

Sydney Convention and Exhibitions CentreHall 1, Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

One of Australia’s great waterfront destinations, with attractive harbourside promenade and parkland areas, Darling Harbour plays host to over 15 million international and local visitors every year.
www.scec.com.au

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Raw Food Nutrition Workshop in Uki

Raw Food Nutrition Workshop in Uki

FOODYOGA-POSTER-Dec12-webThe Food Yogi will be holding a 1 day workshop on Raw Food Nutrition at the famous Castle on the Hill B&B in Uki.

Workshop includes a raw vegan gourmet demonstration and lunch.

Topics covered include:

– Food and Spirituality
– Sacred Foods and their Alchemy
– The Sacred Geometry of Whole Foods
– The Yogi Diet
– Reconnecting with the Elements

Raw Food Demo include:

– Raw vegan cheesecake
– Seed pates
– Wraps
– Smoothies
– Vegan Ice Cream

Price: $50 (inclues raw lunch and recipe handouts)

Only 25 spots available. BOOK NOW!!!

http://www.meetup.com/Food-Yoga-Nourishing-Body-Mind-Soul/events/97630992/

Please download and place poster at your temple, hall or health food store.

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