If the words "raw food" sound harsh to you, you probably have not yet been introduced to Arnold Kauffman of Arnold's Way - Raw Food. Bursting with positive energy, Arnold, who runs a raw food cafe called "Arnold's Way" in Lansdale, PA, has devoted over a decade to the raw food way of life and has inspired many others to follow in his footsteps.
For this month's Art of Food segment, Arnold explains the logic behind the diet and its numerous health benefits. But Arnold makes it clear that raw food shouldn't be a gastronomical boot camp, full of Spartan salads and devoid of taste. His colorful array of smoothies, pies, souls, and pizzas reveal the variety of delicious foods that can be made from natural, vegetarian ingredients - without any cooking at all. Friday Arts also talks to people of all ages who have been inspired by Arnold to adopt the raw food philosophy and to share its pleasures with the world.
LISAonthego at Arnold's Way - Raw Food
Lisaonthego - LISAonthego met Arnold last year and actually tried the 30-day challenge, it works. He is an amazing soul, healing people everyday. One of the guidelines for the 30-day challenge is to eat at Arnold's Way Raw - Food and socialize with everyone. She met so many people from all walks of life. The best is being at Arnold's Way Raw - Food daily watching people heal from illness, disease or just want to eat healthier. Raw food preparation could be time consuming and a learning curve. Being at Arnold's on a weekly basis she ate much more healthier and more raw foods in her diet, thanks to Arnold. These foods are not only healthy but tasty too. (banana whips are my favorite the banana cream pie or caramel crunch)
***disclaimer - Consult your healthcare provider prior to starting any diet or exercise.
Arnold's Way - Raw Food 7 Steps to Staying Young 8 videos
Arnold Way to Staying Young Video 1
Who is Arnold Kauffman of Arnold's Way? What lead Arnold Kauffman of Arnold's Way to his path? Come learn all about Arnold today, a great video with a lot of valuable information to inspire all of us on raw food.
INTERVIEW WITH ARNOLD
Arnold's Way To Young Video 2
What does Arnold do everyday and why? Watch the video and find out!
LISAonthego loves Arnold's response and inspiration.
Arnold's Way - Raw Food to Staying Young Video 3 of 8
How Does Arnold give himself a facial massage and why?
SILPA AND BRIAN TALK ABOUT 'GEM' THAT IS ARNOLD'S WAY
some great recipes are below the videos
Try these raw food recipes at home:
Arnold’s Green Smoothie (lisaonthego, enjoy these, they are filling and delicious)
• 2 Bananas
• 1 Apple
• 1 Pear
• 1 oz Dates (optional)
• 3-4 leaves of greens
• 16 oz of water
Mix in a blender.
Nori Vegetable Wraps (lisaonthego likes this in kale wrap)
• 2 Raw Nori Sheets
• 1 ripe avocado
• Handful spring mix lettuce
• Napa cabbage julienned
• 1/2 carrot julienned
• 1/4 zucchini julienned
Take one nori sheet and about an inch from the edge, place a strip of spring mix. On top, add cabbage, then julienned carrot, zucchini and finish with slices of avocado. Moisten edges with a bit of nama shoyu or lemon juice and then tightly wrap nori over mixture. Then fill the nori and slice into 4-5 pieces. Place upright onto a plate. Mix 1 tbs nori with 1tbs water and put into a small dipping bowl for the nori.
Fresh Almond Milk
• 1 cup soaked almonds
• 3 cups water
• 1/2 cup dates
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extractBlend above ingredients for 2-3 minutes on High.
Strain through bag or a fine strainer and chill.
Raw Pad Thai
• 1-2 Dino Kale sliced lengthwise
• 1-2 Rainbow Chard sliced lengthwise
• 2 Napa Cabbage leaves shredded
• 1/2 c mung bean sprouts
• 1/2 c sno bean sprouts
• 10-12 cherry tomatoes
• 1/3 c kelp noodles
• 1/2 papaya diced
• 3 tbs almond butter • 2 tbs honey or agave
In a large bowl add the first 8 of the above ingredients. For the dressing, mix almond butter and honey with two tablespoons of water. Drizzle over salad and toss well.
Creamy Carrot-Ginger Soup
• 3 cups carrot juice
• 2 ripe avocados
• 1 tbs fresh ginger, minced
• 1Tbs Nama shoyu, or 1 teasp sea salt
• 2 teasp curry powder
• 1/2 lemon, juiced
• Pinch cayenne
• 1/4 cup shredded carrot
Place 1 cup of carrot juice, and the avocados in the blender and blend until well mixed. Then add minced ginger, salt, lemon juice, curry, pepper and cayenne and blend on low for 15 to 20 seconds. Garnish with shredded carrots and sliced olives.
• 2 cups nut milk
• 1/4 cup dates soaked
• 2 frozen bananas
• 1/2 teasp nutmeg
• 1 teasp cinnamon
• 1/2 teasp vanilla extract
Blend. Garnish with cinnamon stick if desired.