Raw food – with Nicola Brown

According to the New Zealand Ecological Footprint study that came out in 2013, food and drink make up 56% of the average New Zealander’s ecological footprint.  Raw foodism is an interesting diet  comprising raw food (ie uncooked), as well as living food (ie fermented and bacterially active) . It has claimed health benefits. But are there environmental benefits with this diet as well?

For all of her life, Nicola Brown has been a foodie who loves cooking and became interested in raw food when she saw the benefits it brought to her family. Since 2013 she has been running workshops on creating raw and plant-based food dishes.

In this programme I chat to Nicola about incorporating more raw food into our diets, some interesting recipes we can do easily at home, as well as health and sustainability implications. For health benefits, Nicola recommends some cooked, as well as raw food.

To find out more about Nicola’s workshops go to http://www.nibl.co.nz.

The programme Raw Food – with Nicola Brown was originally broadcast on  the  7th November 2013 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. To listen to the programme please contact Maureen on ecolivinginaction@gmail.com

Nicola displays some plant based cakes

Nicola displays some plant based cakes

Nicola runs a Raw Food workshop at Taste Nature in Dunedin

Nicola runs a Raw Food workshop at Taste Nature in Dunedin

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