Posts Tagged ‘Organic Fruits and Vegetables Houston TX’

7 Years FullyRaw & Still Un-Ripe!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Seven years ago I adapted a 100% Raw Foods Lifestyle.  It’s crazy to think that I have not eaten cooked foods in 7 years, but it’s true! When I look at how much my life has changed since then, it is nothing short of miraculous. From physical to emotional and spiritual, I have seen myself transform from a feeble, insecure girl to a confident, capable, and utterly loving woman. Looking back, I never thought I would be able to surpass negative generational patterns, but this is exactly what I have done; both consciously and unconsciously.

When I was 18 years old, I discovered a raw foods diet midst exploring the bulk items section in Whole Foods. An angel named John Rose approached me and began to tell me about this alien nonsense that he ate 10 lbs of fruits and vegetables in a day and that he hadn’t eaten cooked foods in about 18 years at the time. I listened out of curiosity, but I went home thinking that I had literally just met a rabbit manifested in human form. Being ill from hyperglycemia, I was underweight and continuously sick from migraines, nausea, vomiting, weakness, etc. The next day after meeting John, I was admitted into the hospital for more vomiting and hyperglycemic symptoms. When I was released, I called John for help. After he explained to me why my body was reacting the way that it was, I felt the need to try a change of diet. I walked out of Whole Foods that day with 80 pounds of peaches! Yes, it was almost the size of my body weight at the time.

After 3 days of eating nothing but peaches, I noticed an enormous difference in the way that I felt physically. I had not had one migraine, I hadn’t felt nauseous, and I could actually walk around with a tiny ping of energy. Could food really have changed the way that I felt?? Absolutely! Within less than a week, it had already begun to change my aura!

After a month of eating 100% raw, I knew there was something to it because my blood sugar levels had stabilized. I never told myself that I was not going to eat cooked foods again, but I did tell myself that I was going to continue to take this journey one step at a time. Eventually, I became like a sponge, reading, researching, and experimenting, simply to understand what my body had been through.

I knew that I was destined to be FullyRaw for life right after high school graduation. I won the high school raffle: a microwave. Yes, this is ironically true! I made it through my first year of college in an 8 x 8 ft single dorm room with no kitchen. All I had was a knife, cutting board, simple blender, and a salad bowl. I even made it on a college budget! It was my college experience and transferring schools that bought me to Houston, where I sat on the Environmental Committee at Rice and helped to start the Tuesday Farmer’s Market. You can see that it was not long before I was inspired to create this little co-operative out of my garage…it was called Rawfully Organic. Little did I know that this community effort would turn into what is now the LARGEST Organic & Raw Foods Produce Co-operative in the United States. I am floored and incredibly honored.

So much has happened since then, but it’s not hard to sum up. Rawfully Organic has grown into an entity of it’s own, and it birthed its sister company FullyRaw, dedicated to educated families and friends how to live a raw foods lifestyle. While I live my life doing SO many things and fulfilling so many passions, I spend much of my time fulfilling these life passions. Fresh food has the power to change us; it feeds us. It feeds us physical, mental, and spiritual nutrition so that we can become the most powerful “us” that we can become.

Transformation begins with a single step. Although I have been raw for seven years, I feel that I am still un-ripe. There is still SO much fruit left to eat and still SO many people left to touch. I hope to be able to inspire everyone that I meet: living as an example.  I have SO much living and learning left to do. The next 7 years of my raw journey will be vivacious, flourishing, and beautiful. I am merely grateful to have EACH of you as my partner in fruity deliciousness.

Thank you for being YOU.  Thank you for wanting to improve yourself and find health. Thank you for being inspired to merely eat healthier and to feel alive. Thank you for spreading THIS joy with others. Thank you for spreading this message.  You have become my support, my inspiration, and my family. I have nothing by love, appreciation, and hugs for you!

All my love,

Kristina

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How to Eat FullyRaw

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

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FullyRaw Recipe Competition!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
FullyRaw Recipe Competition!
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Kristina & Megan Make Love Pies!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Kristina & Megan Make Raw Love Pies!

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Why Low Fat is Important

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Why Low Fat Is Important

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Raw Fettuccine Alfredo! (Low Fat & Oil Free)

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Raw Fettuccine Alfredo (Low Fat & Oil Free)

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EAT IT RAW Salads & Gazpachos!

Monday, April 9th, 2012

EAT IT RAW CLASS SUNDAYRAWFULLY ORGANICWHAT'S IN THE BOXESCARROT LEMON ZINGER

The Salads & Gazpacho EAT IT RAW Class is coming up this Sunday at Sur la Table in City Centre! Have fun using ingredients from your ROC boxes while meeting other co-operators! There are also a Juice & Smoothie Class as well as a Desserts Class! All of my classes have been sold out, so please sign up early!

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This is our LAST week for local greens and strawberries! The new summer crop is on its way! Load up with our Spring bounty! Reserve your shares early, and see what is potentially in the box this week!

Have you ever been to an organic farm? This Wednesday, I (Kristina) will take you on a video trip to one of our Rawfully Organic farms called Gundermann Acres! I show you what real produce looks like before it is picked, I give you local green smoothie recipes, and I even announce our new recipe competition coming up! Look out for the video in the Wednesday email!

STAY TUNED WEDNESDAY TO VISIT THE FARM!

What am I up to now-a-days? Scroll down to find out and even read a co-operator’s testimonial! Last week I shared with you the top 3 reasons why eating fully raw can change your life!

WHY EAT FULLY RAW?

While Rawfully Organic provides you with the most rawesome fruits and veggies, FullyRaw is designed to help eat more raw!  Please subscribe to my New FullyRawKristina YouTube Channel and the Rawfully Organic YouTube Channel to enjoy all of our videos. Also, follow us on facebook and twitter to get daily reminders and updates! Comment, enjoy, and share!

Here are the fun and helpful links for you:

FullyRaw

Rawfully Organic Facebook Page

FullyRaw Facebook Page

Rawfully Organic YouTube Channel

Kristina’s Blog!

Co-operators of the Month

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Why Eat Fully Raw?

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Why Eat Fully Raw?
Why Eat Fully Raw?
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See New Volunteers of the Month!You know what it is to eat raw foods, but do you know why it is important to be more FullyRaw in your everyday life? Do you know what it feels like to be FullyRaw? I am here to be your inspiration! Here are the top 3 reasons why eating FullyRaw will change your life:

WATCH HERE!

Spring like a bunny! We are overflowing with local carrots, strawberries, broccoli, greens, citrus, and more! There is nothing but sunshine ahead! Reserve your shares early! See what is potentially in the box this week!

3 New EAT IT RAW Classes are in April at Sur la Table! I will be teaching at the River Oaks location as well as in City Center! Make recipes straight from your Rawfully Organic boxes! All of my classes have been sold out, so please sign up early!

EAT IT RAW CLASS

Pineapple Mango Salsa Video Recipe

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Please remember that while Rawfully Organic provides you with the most rawesome fruits and veggies, FullyRaw is designed to help eat more raw! Use our resources to your advantage! Here are more fun links for you:

FullyRaw

Rawfully Organic Facebook Page

FullyRaw Facebook Page

Rawfully Organic YouTube Channel

Kristina’s Blog

Last week’s new video recipe features Pineapple Mango Salsa! I have posted the recipe on the ROC website! Please subscribe to my New FullyRawKristina YouTube Channel and the Rawfully Organic YouTube Channel to enjoy all of our videos. Comment, enjoy, and share!


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Raw Salsa + Dance Salsa = HOT SALSA!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Raw Salsa + Dance Salsa = HOT SalsaOrder a BoxMeet ROC Co-operators! Are you ready to make salsa, or are you ready to DANCE salsa?! I hope so because I am about to spice up your life! I am making this week’s Pineapple Mango Salsa in my kitchen today, and I’ve just made a new raw food recipe video to share with you! Please subscribe to my New FullyRawKristina YouTube Channel and the Rawfully Organic YouTube Channel! Enjoy and share!

WATCH HERE!

Spring is here, and it’s sweet bliss! We are overflowing with local carrots, strawberries, broccoli, greens, and more! This is the perfect week to co-op! Reserve your shares early! See what is potentially in the box this week!

ROC A BOX!

I have just posted links for my new EAT IT RAW Classes in April at Sur la Table! I will be teaching at the River Oaks location as well as in City Center! Learn how to use ingredients and make recipes straight from your Rawfully Organic boxes! There are 3 featured classes coming up. We will be doing a spin on ROC’N Juices & Smoothies, Salads & Gazpachos, and Delicatessen Desserts! All of my classes have been sold out, so please sign up early!

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I was on Great Day Houston TV last Tuesday, and they brought Mr. Bacon out of the audience to taste if my Raw Vegan dishes were good enough to tempt healthier eating. Kristina vs. Bacon! Click here to watch and laugh!

Want to meet some other co-operators? Please see the Rawfully Organic Facebook Photo Albums! New albums are added each week here! Feel free to tag yourself, and be sure to “like” the page for weekly updates!

While ROC feeds you raw foods, my website FullyRaw is dedicated to inspire and motivate you to eat healthier! Visit it and follow it on facebook. I also invite you to friend me (Kristina)! For inspiration, please see my blog!

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Kristina’s New FullyRaw YouTube Channel!

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Kristina's New FullyRaw YouTube Channel This week is going to be EPIC! Tomorrow, I am going to be on Great Day Houston TV! I will be posting this video clip to my New FullyRawKristina YouTube Channel on Wednesday, so be sure to look out for it and subscribe to see the video! From this day forward, all videos pertaining to raw recipes, inspiration, and education will be posted on this channel, and all videos highlighting the co-op will be on our Rawfully Organic You Tube Channel. Be sure to subscribe to both! Please watch my short new video that explains why!

WATCH HERE!

This Wednesday is my Salads & Gazpachos Class at Sur la Table! There are two spaces left! The class showcases produce from Rawfully Organic and teaches you how to make seven recipes using only ingredients from the boxes! Sign up here!

Strawberries are peaking this week at co-op, and tangelos are overflowing! Luckily, I have made a new recipe using both of these ingredients with some of those greens that you may not know how to use! See the recipe for my Strawberry Cilantro Smoothie! For more raw recipes, please see our Rawfully Organic Recipe Archive!  See what is potentially in the box this week!

ROC A BOX!

As if TV, EAT IT RAW Classes, and Co-op isn’t enough excitement for the week, I have literally just added an entire New Photo Album of the Co-op, Co-operators, and ROC’N produce to our Rawfully Organic Facebook Photo Albums! Please check out this album here! I may have posted a picture of you there! Be sure to “like” the page for weekly updates!

While ROC feeds you the raw, organic produce, my new website FullyRaw is dedicated to inspire and motivate you to be as healthy as you can be! Please visit it and follow it on facebook. I also invite you to friend me (Kristina)! For more inspiration, please see my blog!

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