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Camp Rawnora Spring 2012 and Juice Recipe

cabbage pineapple pom juice
The Juice - video below

Greetings Boys and Girls,

Chef Adam Graham here. I’m still up in Michigan running a lovely retreat center and I invite all of you health fans to join me for an event in 2012. Get in your car, jump on a plane, catch a bus, hop a train, walk on your hands… whatever it takes.

We’re closing in on opening day at Camp Rawnora here in Watervliet, Michigan. For those of you unfamiliar with Camp Rawnora, it’s a raw/living food learning center. We’ve got all kinds of fun stuff here at Camp Rawnora… over 350 acres of woodlands, wetlands and trails, a private lake, lodging, gardens, horses and a raw foods teaching kitchen. If you’re interested in what we have to offer please take a look at our upcoming schedule.

Third Tuesday of the month raw/vegan potluck – Every third Tuesday is a raw vegan potluck at Camp Rawnora @ 6:30pm

Earth Day Opening – (April 21-22) Opening day overnight event with some food, foraging and fixing in the gardens

Spring Cleanse and Detox – (May 18-22) A 5 day guided raw food detox with hands on learning and more…

Weight Loss Workshop – (June 1-5)  Lose weight by eating nutrient dense raw/living foods. It’s easy, we’ll show you how.

Mindful Eating Workshop – (July 27-29) Take time to honor the food that feeds your soul with Dr. Hunter Leggitt and Cindy Starry.

Abundance Vortex 2012 – (August 2-5) A four day family friendly vegan celebration that embraces the gift economy.

Here’s a fun, tasty and easy juice recipe I came up with while I was out in Los Angeles nursing a friend back to health who had her jaw wired shut. Who would have thought cabbage, pineapple and pomegranate would make a great juice? But it does! Enjoy the video and please take a look at the upcoming events at Camp Rawnora, I’d love to see you here!

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StrawKeyLimePie

Things are cruising along here in Watervliet, MI. We just hosted our first Dinner & a Movie last night at Camp Rawnora. We dined on Pad Thai with almond miso sauce, green papaya salad and had strawberry key lime pie for dessert. It was good eat’n. We watched Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days in the newly completed media room. This dinner was the first event where I prepared food in the classroom kitchen. As I’ve said before I am capable of preparing raw foods for a dozen people in a phone booth if I have to, so this kitchen space presented only minor challenges. These small events are just preparation for the big events like the Raw Food Detox Camp in August and the Green Juice Feast in September. Also, July 4th weekend is approaching fast and we have a vegan friendly family weekend lined up with a variety of activities. To top all things off we’re also having a book launch party for the release of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Raw Food Detox on July 16th here at Camp Rawnora. I’m anxious to actually see a copy of my book in print form. The publisher assures me they’re going to send me some advance copies but I’ve yet to see them. Any of my readers that come to an event this year at Camp Rawnora, let me know in advance by sending me a message with “Keep It Live” in the subject line and I’ll give you a signed copy of my book when you get here. You can use the contact form on my site redeem this special offer.

Never a dull moment out here between preparing for and promoting events and exploring the 400 acres at Ronora Lodge. For those of you out there that may be confused regarding “Ronora Lodge” and “Camp Rawnora” here are the basics:

Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center is a rental facility for events that encompasses 400 acres of land with lodges, cabins, a dining hall, gardens, woodlands and a private lake.  Ronora has been in operation for over 20 years. They host events of all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors.

Camp Rawnora is raw food detox camp and learning center that is housed on the property adjacent to Ronora Lodge. This works out great both Ronora and Rawnora because Camp Raw can use the grounds at Ronora while Ronora can have their foods prepared in the all raw Camp Rawnora production kitchen. The production kitchen is also used in the Fall to dry and preserve all the extra food grown in the gardens and green houses both at Ronora and Rawnora. Any volunteers wanting to join us for the Fall harvest get in touch with me and we organize a work exchange. Actually if learning about raw foods is a newly found passion of yours and you have a background in yoga, massage, reflexology, holistic health, marketing, promotions and/or online media contact me about an apprenticeship.

Production Kitchen

At the moment I’m a staff of 1, with tons of support from the Ronora Lodge crew. Eventually we’re going to have to expand to meet demand and build a staff for Camp Rawnora so drop me a line if a rustic raw food work exchange is something that might interest you or someone you know.

When I’m not planning and promoting for Camp Rawnora I’m busy planting and picking for my belly. There’s a wealth of wild edibles as well as planted food here. But some of the most beautiful things aren’t to be consumed with the mouth but with the eyes. Here’s a showcase of the flowers I feasted my eyes upon this Spring. Please post comments below if you know the names of any of them. —Come and visit me at Camp Rawnora and Keep it Live!