Tribal Fusion Belly Dancing
Food is very important to me and any time spent at home is spent mostly in the kitchen juicing fresh juices with my Oscar juicer and cooking up a Jamie Oliver inspired storm. I used to hate cooking with a passion but getting into dancing 6 years ago started to awaken an interest in what I was putting in my belly, most of which was baaaaad stuff.
I have recently returned from a very inspiring time in Cape Town with the most excellent Marissa of SOMA dance company. There I learned about eating a healthy raw food diet, something I had written of as impossible, especially living in the UK at times like these in sub zero temperatures. The food we ate in Cape Town was tasty, colourful, varied and made me feel good. So I got the RAWlicious book , a ton of superfood supplements and have been experimenting here at home.
While I do not think I can go 100% raw just yet I am definitely feeling the benefits of being around 70% raw while at home. Soon as I hit the road however I know it will be tricky to survive in airports and on trains without being extremely organized in advance of each trip and preparing my sprouts and snacks while I am packing the striped beast who rolleth on two tiny wheels.
While I am struggling with the food miles attached to using many of the ingredients listed in the book, as it was written with South Africans in mind: where the sun shines and abundant varieties of fruit and veg grow… I am doing my best to alter the recipes to fit with what comes in my veg box each week.
Here is where I big up my friends Ed and Izzy pictured below, who grow our food as part of a community agriculture project Chagfood which they themselves set up. We are lucky enough to have organic veg grown in our valley and delivered by horse and cart!
In an effort to make the project as low-impact as possible they use horse-power for cultivation, tillage and transport of their vegetables. Samson is a Dartmoor-Welsh Cob who has been trained by them from a foal.
And now I raise my Green Juice in hand and say To Your Health!!!
Hope this has sparked yer curiosity a little, I’m off to check my sprouts!
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