To coincide with my new website www.rawfoodscotland.co.uk I thought it would be just lovely to have a blog run alongside. That way people can have a wee insight in to what it’s like to be raw in Scotland before they decide whether they’d like to attend any of the jolly smashing raw events and potlucks taking place.
I won’t bore everyone to death with an ‘all about me’ but I will say I’ve been embarking on my raw journey since September 2007 and still absolutely LOVING it! When I first went raw there wasn’t much of a movement (hate that word, reminds me of bowels) going on here in Scotland. In fact, I could only find a whole 2 other people in Scotland that were raw. Three years down the line there are a whole lot more of us and many that I’m sure I don’t know and have yet to meet.
The great news is that every single raw person I’ve met in Scotland has been thoroughly lovely and friendly. I think Scottish people are a very friendly bunch and when you throw raw in to the mix well that just multiplies things! Truly though, I’ve met some of the nicest people ever and it’s another reason why I’m so blessed to have found this path for all the great friends I’ve made.
There’s still a long way to go for rawbies in Scotland (or should that be rabbies?) but it’s growing quickly here especially on the West Coast which is amazing and somewhat surprising. Scotland is known as the sick man of Europe so it’s pretty special to find that an increasing number of Scots are harnessing the power of regaining health and vitality through raw foods. I’m excited to be a part of it and I feel responsible in my own way for spreading the vibe and being a shiny example to others who might want to incorporate more raw food in to their diet. THIS IS NOT ABOUT BEING 100% RAW!! So many people think you’re gonna try and get them in to some mad raw cult 🙂 Most people I know aren’t 100% raw anyway and I occasionally enjoy cooked food when socialising or when travelling away with work.
Anyway I digress, the point is hello and welcome to the blog. I do hope to share what I’ve been up to and some of what I’ve been eating because that seems to be quite interesting to some people soooo tonight Matthew I had a huge smoothie made with
1 punnet blueberries
2 handfuls raw coconut chips
1 teaspoon camu camu & 1 teaspoon purple corn
1/2 litre water
See you soon lovely Scottish people 🙂
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/