Rawsome Living Foods, Salt Spring Island, BC


 

 

September 2013 Newsletter

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“Our mission is to be inclusive, non-judgmental and welcoming; ready to engage anyone interested in Living Food to strive toward a more healthy lifestyle. The struggle with health concerns can be daunting. Our goal is to convince anyone struggling with health opportunities to be passionately patient with themselves.”

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If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours”.

Henry David Thoreau

It has been very difficult arriving at a decision.

With sadness and after a great deal of soul searching, Chris and I have decided to not resign our lease. We have decided to close the doors to the Rawsome Cafe and Juice bar on November 30th. Perhaps someone will still come forward to continue the vision, but we are moving on.

This last year has been probably the most fulfilling and joyous year of our life. We have done what we love. We created art with nutritious food that we could share with wonderful people in an atmosphere of bliss and excitement. Each day presented new challenges and new opportunities.

But it has been physically exhausting and difficult to sustain financially. We chose to use only the best ingredients we could buy. We supported local farmers and bought locally. As we became more successful and better known, we had to spend more. As we sold more we bought more. The cycle continued and our profit margin never changed. The more money we brought in the more money went out the door. This is not a complaint; it is a fact of doing business ethically.

We could not have done it alone and we can’t even begin to express how appreciative we are of our staff. They have been marvelous.

At the end of the day, we can look back on a wonderful experience. As I said, this last year has been the most fulfilling and joyous year of our life.

This cafe has been many things to many people. The food has consistently carried a high vibrational level filled with love. We provided a valuable service to wonderful people. We tried to make our food not only the best raw food that anyone has ever tasted, but the best food ever tasted.

Praise is seductive and I was seduced daily. We received accolades, praise and generous compliments. We felt appreciated. If only we could live on being appreciated…

We kept our prices low; we made our portions generous. We choose ingredients of high quality. We tried to stay true to our beliefs. We wanted to provide ethical, nutritious food to the people of this island. Our customers have supported us to the best of their abilities and means.

Perhaps in the New Year you will want us to prepare you a dinner, a dessert or help with a special event. We will design whatever you desire.

In the meantime, on December 1st we create a new vision.

Thank you for your kindness, your support and for being part of creating change.


 

Rawsome Living Foods Café and Juice Bar

All raw, all natural, all living food

Cafe Hours:

Monday to Friday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday Evening – Occasional Special Events
Saturday –  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday Morning – Occasional Workshops
Sundays and Statutory Holidays Closed

Rawsome Living Foods Cafe

Check us out here for the latest news: http://rawsome.ca


Upcoming Workshops and Events

For more details visit:
http://www.rawsomelivingfoods.ca/events.html

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Coming in September

  • Sip & Savour Salt Spring - September 27 & 28

See website for more details.

  • Rawsome $1 Off Weekly Special

Every week Rawsome has one item on the menu that is $1.00 off the regular price. Ask us what’s on special for the week and consider adding a half salad or dessert for a complete meal.

  • Salt Spring Saturday Market

Rawsome Living Foods Café and Juice Bar is located in the heart of the Salt Spring Saturday Market every Saturday from 9-4. Come check out our ever-amazing juices, smoothies, entrees and desserts.

  • Made to Order Dinners and Cakes

    Do you have a special event coming up that you’d like to celebrate with a catered dinner or made to order cake? Give us a call and let’s see what we can create with you in mind. Rawsomely delicious.

 

For more information
Email: rawsome@shaw.ca or call: 250-537-2048

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Archives:

August 2013 Newsletter

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“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.“ - Kent Nerburn

 

 

JULY 2013 Newsletter

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raw cake

Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are true super foods. Naturally sweet and juicy, berries are low in sugar and high in nutrients - they are among the best foods you can eat.”

-Joel Fuhrman

 

JUNE 2013 Newsletter

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Rawsome Cafe

“You are always only one choice away from changing your life.” ~ Mary Blochowiak

 

MAY 2013 Newsletter

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Mt. Agung, Bali

"I love my pizza so much, in fact, that I have come to believe in my delirium that my pizza might actually love me, in return. I am having a relationship with this pizza, almost an affair."

-From Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Eat Pray Love'

 

APRIL 2013 Newsletter

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Mt. Agung, Bali
Sakura 

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.”

- Buddha

 

MARCH 2013 Newsletter

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Mt. Agung, Bali
Mt. Agung, Bali

A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.” - Sivananda

 

JANUARY 2013 Newsletter

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Rawsome Living Foods
Chef Jim with his dear friend Chef Brenda

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.” - Groucho Marx

 

DECEMBER 2012 Newsletter

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Rawsome Living Foods

We don't accomplish anything in this world alone ... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something. - Sandra Day O'Connor

 

NOVEMBER 2012 Newsletter

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“Our mission is to be inclusive, non-judgmental and welcoming; ready to engage anyone interested in Living Food to strive toward a more healthy lifestyle. The struggle with health concerns can be daunting. Our goal is to convince anyone struggling with health opportunities to be passionately patient with themselves.”

OCTOBER 2012 Newsletter

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Lasagna from Rawsome Living Foods Café and Juice Bar.

We didn’t build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not. We weren’t going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build.

When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

Steve Jobs

AUGUST 2012 Newsletter

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Chefs Estela and Paisley repeating their plating skills on opening day at
Rawsome Living Foods Café and Juice Bar

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.
And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”
Mohammed Ali

 

JULY 2012 Newsletter

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When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”

Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

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David Miller pizza photo from Rawsome Living Foods Café and Juice Bar, June 2012

 

JUNE 2012 Newsletter

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Tomatoes

“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French.
Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek.
Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.”
– Alice May Brock

 

MAY 2012 Newsletter

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"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop
whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."
-- Luciano Pavarotti

 

APRIL 2012 Newsletter

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Patisserie Course Level 1 -Tokyo March 2012

“One of the dysfunctional patterns of the mind is the assumption that the Now needs to be filled
with something all the time. Of course you have to do things,
but see if you can also experience the spaciousness of this moment,
the inherent goodness of this moment, regardless of what it contains.”
-Eckhart Tolle

 

MARCH 2012 Newsletter

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Banana flower in Chiang Mai

“Our mission is to be inclusive, non-judgmental and welcoming; ready to engage
anyone interested in Living Food to strive for a more healthy lifestyle. The struggle
with health concerns can be daunting. Our goal is to convince anyone struggling with
health opportunities to be passionately patient with yourself.”

 

FEBRUARY 2012 Newsletter

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Rawsome Newsletter - January 2012

    "Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom."

    -Thomas Carlyle

 

JANUARY 2012 Newsletter

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Rawsome Newsletter - January 2012

    To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” William Londen

 

DECEMBER 2011 Newsletter

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    There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you.... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.”- Ruth Stout

 

NOVEMBER 2011 Newsletter

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Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.”
- Groucho Marx

 

OCTOBER 2011 Newsletter

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    It is a mistake for anyone to think he has lived too long in his old, unsatisfactory ways to make the great change. If you switch on the light in a dark room, it makes no difference how long it was dark because the light will still shine. Be teachable. That is the whole secret.” -Vernon Howard

 

SEPTEMBER 2011 Newsletter

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Salt Spring Island, BC

    I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion.” ~Darren Aronofsky

 

AUGUST 2011 Newsletter

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Learning is finding out what you already know.
Doing is demonstrating that you know it.
Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.
You are all learners, doers, teachers “. - Richard Bach

 

JULY 2011 Newsletter

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Strawberry Cheesecake from the Rawsome Kitchen Takeout

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. –Buddha

     

JUNE 2011 Newsletter

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Blossoms

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. –Buddha

 

MAY 2011 Newsletter

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Blossoms

The circumstances of our lives have as much power as we choose to give them. - David McNally

 

APRIL 2011 Newsletter

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Haiku 俳句
spring has come now
the frogs emerge from the pond
calling in the night

春到来
池の蛙は
夜に鳴き

 

MARCH 2011 Newsletter

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There are two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
. - Albert Einstein

 

FEBRUARY 2011 Newsletter

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"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
"
Dalai Lama

 

JANUARY 2011 Newsletter

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Kumi at 6 months

I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. - Dalai Lama

 

DECEMBER 2010 Newsletter

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Rawsome Living Foods

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.”- Buddha

 

NOVEMBER 2010 Newsletter

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Rawsome Living Foods

It is a mistake for anyone to think he has lived too long in his old, unsatisfactory ways to make the great change.
If you switch on the light in a dark room, it makes no difference how long it was dark because the light will still shine.
Be teachable. That is the whole secret.

- Vernon Howar

 

OCTOBER 2010 Newsletter

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Rawsome Food

"Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
Edward Stanley (1826-1893) from The Conduct of Life

 

SEPTEMBER 2010 Newsletter

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Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness." 

Edward Stanley (1826-1893) from The Conduct of Life

 

 

AUGUST 2010 Newsletter

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Raw Sauerkraut

If at first you don't succeed, Try, try again; Then your courage should appear;
For, if you will persevere, You will conquer; never fear; Try, try again.” -McGuffey's Second Reader

 

JULY 2010 Newsletter

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A person however learned and qualified in his life's work in whom gratitude is absent,
is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant.” ~Hazrat Inayat Khan~

 

JUNE 2010 Newsletter

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The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet. - Rebecca H. Davis

 

MAY 2010 News

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APRIL 2010 Newsletter

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Poutine
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La vérité n'existe pas. Et si elle existait, elle serait fausse.”

 

March 2010 Newsletter

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"Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad."
Brian O'Driscoll, Irish Rugby Coach

 

February 2010 Newsletter

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You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them.
Hold them in your mind until they become second nature. - Les Brown

 

January 2010 Newsletter

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    If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. - Carl Sagan

 

 

December 2009 Newsletter

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Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.

- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

 

November 2009 Newsletter

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Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all.
  ~ Stanley Horowitz

 

October 2009 Newsletter

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"The way we farm now is destructive of the soil, the environment and us.”
- Doug Gurian-Sherman, Senior Scientist - Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

 

September 2009 Newsletter

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"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth
as much as the evolution of a vegetarian diet." - Albert Einstein

 

August 2009 Newsletter

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“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” -Lao Tzu

 

July 2009 Newsletter

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“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” - Confucius

    Contents:

    July Workshops

    Kitchen Tips - Raw Food Conversion Chart

    Vitamix Affiliate Program

    Recipe of the month - Granola

June 2009 Newsletter

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.”
- Helen Keller

    Contents:

    Raw food for purchase

    Brunch on Salt Spring workshop

    Products/Kitchen Aids

    Benefits and Side Effects of a Raw Food Diet

    Vitamix Blenders

    Kitchen Tips

    Recipe of the month -Orange Cranberry Cookies

May 2009 Newsletter

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    Contents:

    Raw in Japan

    Photo links to Japan

    Vitamix Affliate Program

    Kitchen Tips - Types of Kitchen Knives

    Workshops

    Recipe of the Month - Vegetable Teriyaki

     

     

April 2009 Newsletter

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    Contents:

    How to do Hanami

    Our plans for April

    April Workshops and Demos

    Research/News

    Overview of Raw Food Preparation Methods

    Recipe of the Month #1 - Indian Vegetable Curry

    Recipe of the Month #2 - Hot Chocolate Brownies

 

March 2009 Newsletter

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    Contents:

    Our Trip to Japan

    March Workshops

    Juice Fasting

    Research/Links of Interest

    Recipe of the Month - Chocolate Mousse

February 2009 Newsletter

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Strawberry Shortcake - Raw Food Recipe

    Contents:

    Making the move to Raw - Setting up your kitchen

    Culinary News - Sprouts are alive!

    February Workshops

    Recipe of the Month - Malini’s Pesto Pizza

January 2009 Newsletter

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Flying Bok Choy

 

    Contents:

    Going Raw

    Living Food Facts

    Simple Steps to Adding Raw Foods to Your Diet

    Research/Links of Interest

    Recipe of the Month - Cilantro Miso Soup

December 2008 Newsletter

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Flying Bok Choy

 

    Contents:

    Website launch

    Going Raw in a Cold Climate

    Research/Links of Interest

    Recipe of the Month - Chili San Carne

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