Imagine desserts that are guilt-free, snacks that make your skin glow and mains that give you nutrient-rich satisfaction and aid weight loss. You're mood improves, you have enhanced concentration, productive sleep, better digestion and a reduced risk of heart disease. Intrigued? Meet MazValcorza, raw vegan convert and mastermind behind the gorgeous (and most importantly accessible) raw vegan book The Naked Vegan. As the owner and driving force behind Sydney's first organic, raw vegan, raw food and wholefoods café SadhanaKitchen, Mazhas compiled over 140 tasty raw vegan recipes, covering breakfast, juices, smoothies, breads, salad, ferments, mains, condiments, snacks, mylks, tonics and even desserts to help bring raw food to the everyday home. Also included are showstoppers for entertaining alongside her everyday staples to help make the transition to incorporate raw food into your diet as easy as possible. Look forward to starting your day with Corn & zucchini fritters with chilli jam and sour cream and a Pina colada zinger juice, munch on a Mexican fiesta salad with a side of Cheezypea and cauliflower croquettes for lunch, snack on Zucchini crackers and decide whether to feast on a dinner of Hawaiian & smoky BBQ pizzas.
Maz Valcorza traded in her career in pharmaceuticals for a chance to open Sydney's first cafe specialising in organic, plant-based living foods and wholefoods. Maz describes herself as an avid yoga, raw food and Star Wars enthusiast. She completed yoga teacher training at Samadhi Yoga in 2011 and currently practises Ashtanga Yoga. Maz originally began blogging recipes of the dishes she would make for herself while still working in the pharmaceutical industry. She couldn't believe how easy and simple it was to eat well and feel good and she wanted to share it with anyone who would listen. She opened Sadhana Kitchen, Sydney's first organic, raw, vegan, raw food and wholefoods cafe, in April 2012.