Category Archives: OPPORTUNITIES


POST #945
It’s that time of year again – the NYC Yoga & Raw Food Expo is coming around.  This time it has moved to the Pennsylvania Hotel (7th Ave btw 32nd & 33rd Sts) I’m imagining that it is in the “ballroom” (that is where the New Age Expos used to be held, before they moved to the New Yorker)

The Raw Food Expo usually has some interesting things to see, hear, and do.  I remember that, at my first one, I was hungry, so I found a booth that was selling raw crackers. I had never seen raw crackers before! I was so in awe! They had an Excalibur dehydrator there, and I made up my mind to get one for myself ASAP … and that is how I came to have my Excalibur 11 years ago.



POST #844
Right before I left on vacation, I had the wonderful opportunity of participating in a “raw vegan pop-up restaurant” event at Raw Chef Dan’s place in Manhattan. Woo hoo!

I have taken a couple of Dan’s courses and loved them, as well as his interesting studio/classroom/kitchen — I am always fascinated by how people use space). (In case you are unaware, Dan is also the chef at Quintessence restaurant, on of the few remaining raw vegan restaurants in New York City.

I was very excited when this opportunity came up; for an amazingly minimal fee, I got a full meal with four or five delicious courses, a kombucha drink, and a delicious pumpkin pie with butter pecan ice crème to finish. The concept was that the attendees were to help eat up what his students had made during their course-work that day. (What a wonderful way for Dan to choose to give back).

I got there early so I also had the opportunity to chat with Dan, ask his opinion on some things I have heard around recently, and just enjoy some last leisurely moments before hopping a train for Virginia.

After a while, some other folks came along, filled up the two other tables, and brought along new conversational opportunities, which made for more fun. I was almost sorry I had to leave, although I was really full, and running short of time by then.

If you have not done so yet, I highly recommend that you check out the RawChefDan website, and, if you are in the city, check out his upcoming classes. Even if you are not local, you can still get his recipes and make delicious/easy-to-make dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen. Also, do sign up for his newsletter, so that you can receive news and announcements (that’s how I learned of the pop-up restaurant).

FREE RAW: ebooks etc.

POST #710
As I’ve been visiting different websites, I have run into sites which offer free e-books.  Now I have had this amazing revelation that I could post these things here and you could go there and get them, too.

Here are three to start: will send you a free sample copy of their magazine. There are some interesting recipes in it, as well as other information.

The Renegade Health Show will send you a free copy of Kevin Gianni’s e-book High Raw.

Raw Food Recipes Online will send you a free e-book called 50 Raw Food Recipes


I’ve just found a water bottle giveaway sponsored by WeeShare.  This is for a Vapur “anti-bottle, which is a collapsible re-usable water bottle.  I’ve seen themI saw them when I was in Toronto, although I’ve never seen them in New York.  I have never tried one out, but it certainly looks interesting.  I’m in the running for the free bottle, so telling you about it is going to increase the odds against my getting one, but I’d still like you to know about it.