This is my lovely friend Auður that I met in Iceland. She is probably the most amazing Icelandic person you’ll ever meet. I’ve still not learned how to properly pronounce her first name but I’m having the most fun EVER trying. Auður is no stranger to the raw scene in the UK having worked at Aloka in Brighton and Inspiral in London. She’s also catered at David Wolfe’s events in London!
Not only has she taken me to some AMAZING places on my Icelandic adventure and made me laugh my whole head off at our japes and capers (check out my Iceland blog here) BUT she also happens to be an amazing chef. She specialises in raw, vegan and veggie cuisine and her raw chocolate and ganache is out of this world! Plus she makes a pretty mean frappuccino! I positively adore her!
Auður has very kindly shared one of her fave raw recipes below and some of her wise words, check it out homies!
How did you discover raw foods?
I ran into an old college friend who had lost a lot of weight by going raw. She was giving seminars on raw food sharing her knowledge and experience. I attended one of her workshops and loved the food. Of course, being a vegetarian chef I’m terminally curious about vegan and vegetarian food.
What is the number one benefit for you of eating raw food?
The overwhelming feeling of satisfaction and overall well being. My body smiles and my soul celebrates.
What is your favourite raw food and why?
Anything fresh. I crave fresh greens and fruits. Other than that I can’t make up my mind between dates, almonds, cashew nuts, avocado and chocolate. Now put those things together. 🙂
What advice would you give to someone starting out with raw foods?
Take it easy, trust your body to take you to the next step when it’s ready and enjoy the process. Let the creative you run free and have endless fun exploring different ingredients and flavours. You will discover some new favourites that will benefit your health for the rest of your life. You’re in for a treat. Lots of them. 🙂
How awesome? Isn’t she gorgeous?
Auður is also bringing out a new superfood range in Iceland called KVIK and is about to have her first recipe book published (hopefully translated in to English, hey, I could do that!). Auður is working on a whole range of recipe books and her facebook page (although in Icelandic you’ll get the jist of recipes and she of course speaks English, and a bit of Scottish) is here.
Here is her lovely recipe for y’all…
1 ripe mango
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, (optional)
¼ red pepper
1 small garlic clove
¼ fresh chili
1 teaspoon oregano
Blend everything together and enjoy on the side of pretty much any entreé. You can also make this into a dessert sauce by leaving out the garlic, pepper and oregano and add instead a few strawberries, a dash of raw honey and a pinch of vanilla.
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/