Health & Wellness

Eating & Making Raw Foods With Natalie Prigoone

Have you ever heard of Natalie Prigoone?

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She’s the author of a cookbook called The Great Uncooking: Real Food Raw Food, and I’ve recently discovered some of her recipes (on now available in video form on OmStars.com!). Her recipes are all completely raw (aka uncooked), vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free.

I’m not a vegan, or even a vegetarian, and I definitely eat gluten and sugar (I just finished nomming pretty hard on some chocolate chip muffins, actually). I am however dairy-free (due to dietary issues) and I do have an interest in eating raw foods semi regularly (so that I may benefit from their high nutritional value).

I 100% believe that the foods you put into your body have a direct effect on how you feel, how you look, and the state of your health. So, I try to eat as healthy as possible as often as possible.

Even though I eat plenty of things that are not recommended by this yogi/health enthusiast’s recipes, I like what she has to offer. So far she has taught me how to make a cashew based, dairy-free cheese (which I have to say is absolutely delicious), some chia seed puddings (packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats and antioxidants), gluten-free crackers, a super interesting pineapple and fennel smoothie, plus, a gluten-free chocolatey breakfast cereal (my mouth is watering just thinking about having this cereal for breakfast tomorrow).

Everything I have made so far is super delicious and majorly healthy, so, needless to say, I think I will be incorporating some of her recipes into my everyday meals and snacks.

Many of the recipes are super simple and take less than 5 minutes to make. Others are more challenging and can be somewhat time consuming. Lucky for me, I enjoy my time spent in the kitchen (whenever I’m able to find the time anyway), so having a few drawn out recipes isn’t much of an issue for me.

I also have to say, I love the video aspect of it. Following along and cooking with a video is so much easier (in my opinion) than reading from a cookbook. With cookbooks, you typically have to keep referring back to the ingredient list for measurements, and the instructions, and it just requires a lot of back and forth between checking the book, measuring out the ingredients, and adding them as you go.

When you’re watching a video, it’s usually pretty easy to follow along, and if you need more time to do something, just pause the video and restart it when you’re ready. No problem!

If you’re interested in trying out any of Natalie’s recipes, check out her cookbook, The Great Uncooking: Real Food Raw Food, or check her out on OmStars.com!

Note: to view episodes of her cooking show on OmStars.com, you must become a member. It’s only $14.99 a month, and membership includes unlimited access to all of Natalie’s cooking episodes, plus hundreds of other videos that include yoga practices, meditations, wellness tips, and videos that focus on yoga culture. Check it out online.

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