Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Benefits of Kale" - my favorite Green superfood!

Kale, it is my favorite green superfood. I always add it to most of my smoothies.

Imagine, even when I wash it, just with the water, an energy flies in my back, through my spine, just as if I am meditating. Ahhhh it feels great.

I received an email from the Editor in Chief of Wellbeing-Secret and went on their site to check their articles, and this one really explains all the benefits of kale, and I want to share it with you so you get the best of as well.

Enjoy the reading!

23 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Kale

La Reina

Friday, January 1, 2016

Fantastic Years to come!

The month of December has been quite interesting, a week traveled to see the family, reconnect with my self, my roots, and spend time with my soul.

One day, being at home with nothing much on my mind, I decided to draw something on my wall.
I was guided by my imagination, my spirit and my thoughts.

The drawing is a spiritual message, which I believe in, for myself, and you!

This is for all the upcoming fantastic years!

I Am grateful for a lifetime of true love, a powerful marriage grown purely through respect, honesty & trust within my family.
Creations sparkling with synchronicity, building a home, attracting the energy of money and appreciating all in peace.
A life of love, green environment, beautiful nature, clean oceans, happiness, positivity and travel discoveries!
Cheers to a lifetime of love, beliefs and gratitude
This is my book of life!
Happy all coming years, 2016 onward!

RH - December 30, 2015

Another message that I have sent for December - mainly on all the social media out there and emails:

Divine Embrace to Create & Enrich Magnificent Beliefs Everywhere u R is what December is all about.
Celebrating Christmas and New Year happen in so many ways, joined with the Eid Mawlid-an-Nabawi-al-Charif & Hanukah, more Miracles happen when we start believing in the good, the better and the best.
What's for the Good is that Life has been given to us for granted, earth has been given to us for granted.

God created all this for us to love, cherish, connect and appreciate every part of it-
Breathing is a gift, Better to create the right environment for it.
Being alive is a gift, Best is to keep feeding it spiritually, organically and positively.
My wish to myself, yourselves and every being, is to reconnect within, see the beauty inside and radiate to the outside- for the world to change positively, it starts within.
Happy transformational years to all of you!
Happy Hanukah, Eid Mawlid-an-Nabawi-al-Charif the Birth of the Prophet Mohammad, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2016!
RH - December 24, 2015

 I would like to cheer to a transformational life, be guided by your spirit, your positivity and your love.

From my Heart to Your Heart.

La Reina

La Reina

From my Heart to Your Heart

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Rejuvenate & Lighten up! Follow your bliss !

After a very long period since I have shared my adventures during the previous year, my experiences, my recipes, and my workshops, I am truly glad and happy to express my feeling of gratitude to what life has brought me, a year ago till today. (More to share in upcoming posts)

I am very glad to invite you to join us to self-discovery trip in Costa Rica

A choice between 1 or 2 weeks in Costa Rica, how amazing is that!

Are you looking for a fun experience, personal discovery and insights to guide you to an authentic life transformation?

Do you have a busy lifestyle and little time to take care of you?

Join us! Meet inspiring people, get some spiritual guidance, nutritional wisdom, relax and in-joy a full week of self-discovery through yoga, kinesiology, nutritional vegan food, nature walks and beach :)

Your hosts:
February 2016, 13th to the 20th

Viktoras Kulvinskas, who is called the “Godfather of vegan, raw, living foods" and the co-founder of Hippocrates Health Institute.
Check out his website and see his gorgeous venue where the retreat will be taking place: viktorasretreats.com

Bhaskar Goswami, senior yoga and meditation teacher, founder of BODHI & daana, will be guiding us through the yoga sessions, meditations, nature walks and dialogue circles.

February 20th to the 27th

Sharon Cohen, highly experienced Naturopath, dedicated to integral wellness, will be guiding the second week with the presence of both Viktoras and Bhaskar.

The choice of 1 or 2 weeks are available

An Adventure through an enlightening process of self-discovery and fulfillment. This week is designed to remind you of what you were born to do, while reconnecting with the true essence of life. A beautiful environment to explore the joy of a life fully realized and how to "Master your life, design your path, love yourself & follow your bliss”. Meditate with the sounds of the ocean, flow with yoga, engage in uplifting conversations, enjoy delicious meals, relax on the beach, dance, swim and surf!Join us for a week or 2 full of fun in the Costa Rican sun!

Take the opportunity to retreat from the busyness of your life and reconnect with the beauty within and around!February 13 -20 & 20 -27, 2016 Montezuma, Costa Rica

You can join us from where ever you are- you can either buy your own plane ticket or we can connect you with our travel agent.

Limited number of 20 people

Hotel: The Three Monkeys in Montezuma Costa Rica15 min walk to to the beach

What to look forward to…
Morning and evening yoga classes
Daily lectures on optimal lifestyles, the science of the body, self-healing and regeneration, PLUS learning healing potentials of delicious raw and vegan foods.

Throughout the day you will enjoy beautiful beach walks and scenic waterfall swimming.

Price: $1500 USD or $2200 CAD/week – Double occupancy
Early Bird:$1375 USD or  $2000* CAD/week before December 24
* price doesn’t include Airfare and transportation on the island, Insurance,
Tips & Personal expenses
(includes lodging and meals, yoga/meditation, belly and fire dancing, live music, optimal self care and transformational classes daily)
Reserve your spot by paying
non-refundable registration fee of
$395 USD or $580 CAD
Here: https://expandloveyourselfincostarica.eventbrite.com
or through Paypal or e-transfer to: sharon.cohen(at)sympatico.ca and info(at)rawmarketing.ca

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6am- Wake Up - Personal Hygiene, Tea, wheatgrass elixir and green juice cocktail
7am- Yoga
8:30- Breakfast
9am- Lecture 90 minutes (All lectures info will be posted shortly)
11am- Food Prep Demo - special pointers
12 noon- Lunch
1-2:30pm- Energy work, reflexology, hands on healing
2:30-4:30- Free time - (beach, waterfall, zip-lines etc)
5-6pm yoga
6:30- Food prep...20 minutes
7pm- Dinner
8-9pm- Sat-sang Q & A
Quiet by 9:30 smile emoticon

Day 1
orientation - The value of low temperature cooking.
Impact on proteins and fats by the different temperatures.
Relationship between protein degradation, oxygen level , energy,
degenerative diseases as well as longevity vs accelerated aging.
Holistic Lifestyle Habits & how to cultivate them.
How to eat for Longevity...
discussion on how to build energy, transition through and into a whole food,
plant based diet
Day 2 -
Youthing markers, homeostasis, oxygen, pH, enzymes, temperature, hydration
and consciousness, full spectrum minerals
Reflexology, Kinesiology, Huggassage and Acupressure
Day 3 -
How to grow enzymes at home and why. Enzyme research & supplements.
Kinesiology & testing your supplements
Theories on sleep, How to improve your sleep & dream patterns
Day 4 -
Sprouting - indoor gardening with & without soil simplified, Fermentation
The mysteries of menstruation and menopause, multiple orgasms, libido
Day 5 -
Dehydration, food combining, supplementsEvening
Massage & Energy Work
Day 6 -
Creating recipes with protein, starches and fat....basic design
The Electrical Body
Day 7 -
enzymology and it's impact on digestion, immune function & metabolism
Getting it all together to TAKE IT HOME WITH YOU !!


Day 1 - Queen Quinoa Rainbow Cereal with crackers and Veggies
Day 2 - Fruit Salad with nut cream and Flax powder
Day 3 - Tantric Staff of Life Cereal with sprouted grain butter on flax
Day 4 - Fruit Salad with seed cheese
Day 5 - Buckwheat Granola with Almond Milk and dried fruit
Day 6 - Energy Soup with crackers and condiments
Day 7 - Spirulina Power Drink


every lunch will include -
Organic Salad - red leaf, romaine, tomato, cucumber,
red onion, basil, cilantro, arugula - bok choy etc etc
Side dishes - spiced shredded beets & carrots
Vik Kim Chi & Vikraut - Dehydrated crackers -
seed cheese - hot/spicy salsa - dulse


Day 1 - Protein Tahini salad dressing
Day 2 - Caravado (carrot juice, avocado w/ spices)
Day 3 - Red festivity dressing - (sunflower, lime, beet, ginger, sea salt)
Day 4 - Raw Hummus
Day 5 - Enzymatic Fermented Tofu Dressing
Day 6 - Raw cauliflower pate'
Day 7 - Miso Dressing


all dinners will include...
Similar to lunch...most of the vegetables...

Day 1 - Cooked Squash Soup & Raw Pizza
Day 2 - Guacamole, Avocado Green Energy Soup - dessert raw fruit pie
Day 3 - Veggie Burgers & Viketchup plus *mystery* dressing
Day 4 - Bean Soup, Flax Crackers & Tahini Dressing - dessert Vik-eylime pie
Day 5 -Crock Pot Cooked Squash & Root Vegetables, Sea Veggie Salad -
Miso Red Pepper Dressing
Day 6 - Nori Spring Rolls, seaweed salad, Marinated ginger, tamari, wasabi sauce - chocolate mousse
Day 7 - Zucchini pasta w/ raw tomato sauce - dessert raw bliss balls

Who is Viktoras Kulvinskas?
Viktoras is a Lithuanian World War II survivor who retired from teaching College Mathematics & Computer Systems, as well as a business consultant with the likes of the Apollo Mission, M.I.T., Smithsonian and Harvard at 29, to pursue holistic lifestyles. During the last 40 years, he pioneered the co-founding with Ann Wigmore (Lithuanian-born) of the Hippocrates Health Institute where he acted as Director of Research for the next 5 years. Viktoras developed the Hippocrates Live Food program that has helped millions around the world regain their health through living holistic lifestyles. He published the best seller (Over ½ million in print), first wholistic lifestyle manual -survivalinthe21stcentury.com.
The book documents from science with anecdotal clients, the successful treatment of cancer, leukemia, obesity, arthritis, diabetes, menstruation, colds, pain and more. He co-authored the enzymology bible with Dr. Howell MD. (Food Enzymes for Health and Longevity); Viktoras was the nutritional director of the DICK GREGORY OBESITY AND ADDICTION CENTER in Bahamas and Ft. Walton Beach, FL.He has developed over 60 super food Supplements. Authored 8 other books as well and has appeared in hundreds of articles. Lectured world-wide over 30,000 hours reaching millions. He is the discoverer of the now popular 7-day instant salad sunflower and buckwheat greens as well as Seed & Nut Cheeses. Ongoing research in soil-less indoor gardening, probiotic kitchen cuisine and an Essene Biogenic Low Cost diet. Viktoras continues to lecture, teach and give consultations worldwide as well as offer retreats in Montezuma, Costa Rica where he resides most of the year

Questioning what are the benefits of this special mini self-vacation?

Wondering what will be the spiritual, emotional and physical gain from this oneness experience!
Here are some of the exciting events that you will take home as an experience to be applied to your life.

Topics covered are Fueled by Unconditional Love
The Viktoras Secret science of youthing
Kinesiology for Total Knowledge
Prayers, Meditation, Vision and Miraculous Life...
Sustainability...strategies for building communities
and why. Surviving the next 4 years.
What will be happening in the next decade and how to always be on the side of creating a future of survival, abundance and thriving.
The most important supplements and how to use them to keep yourself healthy in a super toxic world
What are important devices to protect oneself against, EMF's, radiation, Wifi
Water and air purification.
Healing Touch, Hugassage and Quantum Genetics, Breatharianism, Sun-gazing and Yoga and Qi-gong Techniques...
The Human Energy Matrix-10 minute self rejuvenation by way of
spinal adjustments, chakra adjusting, reflexology
Enzymology, Re-Alkalizing, Re-Oxygenating and Re-Mineralizing...
Unlimited Potential
Soul Travel, Eternal Now and Blissology...remote viewing...learn to
travel astrally through time and space.
Divine Self-Realization
Tantric Chakra Harp, Cosmic Enlightenment and
Manifesting Abundance...
Essene tradition and The Vedas in the New Millennium !!

We will cover the Science of Physical Immortality... as well
as how the body adapts to stress by way of degenerative diseases...
and how to overcome it.

Learn about: The Treasures of Fasting, Detoxing and Rebuilding your Astral Body...
Simplified sprouting/growing indoor or outdoor 7 day greens with soil...
and Sea Salt based wheatgrass/microgreens gardening without soil
and Super Sprout Salad Production...
Divine Nutrition simplified for: Energy, Libido, Beauty and Intelligence...
Fermentation: preparation of the most basic and important recipes that
revolutionized the culinary industry. namely probiotics, (vikimchi, vikraut)...
as well as the predigested protein and whey from seeds and nuts...pioneered by Viktoras
Food preparation and dehydrates...low temp oven, vikveggieburgers and other delightful dishes which will be demonstrated.
Learn practical safe transition into healthier lifestyles based on your level of consciousness.
The power of being horizontal
Experience the beauty of waterfall massages and immersion in nature and wildlife

I am so much looking forward to having you with us!

Happy Holidays - remember, this is the best gift you give yourself for a new year!

La Reina

Monday, January 19, 2015

Planting seeds for a new Start

Last few days I have been working hard on preparing for the Sprouting workshop which took place last Wednesday with Linda Frees at Lola Rosa Park - It was an amazing successful activity, we were around 12 people, together we learned how to sprout, using three different methods, the Jars, the Soil and the bag strainer.

Just few days before, I have decided to prepare few bundled packages to sell during the workshop in order to give everyone the chance to try other seeds, and do some home discoveries.

Monday, I went and bought the seeds from Club Organic, bought the Big Jars to distribute to every participants as a take home sprouting kit, and I prepared 2 Jars with the different seeds, mix of Alfalfa and Red Clover in one, and a mix of Lentils and Mung Beans in the other.

I realized that I had lots of seeds that I can share, after filling all the 30 Jars, so I decided to do some search to find small jars which I can use as additional seeds for people to buy.

On the same night, after filling all the big jars, I realized that something is missing, the branding, and labeling each jar with what it contains.

I thought about creating the labels alone, after doing some research, I realized that I will need to photoshop, or illustrate some designs which I am not familiar with, so I contacted my brother's girlfriend, Monique Aoun, who is a talented graphic designer, and asked her to create something nice for the Jars.

at 2 am she started, and the second day I received an email with the design, sent to me at 3:30 am. I was amazed by her fast design, the image, and the connection to the nature, green, and sprouts.

Here is what she came out with and I am so grateful:


 With this, I created different bundles:
Love in a Jar - Health in a Jar - Positivity in a Jar
and other packages like:
Clear your Soul - Harmony - Love - Oneness - Clarity

All of this was prepared in less the 24 hours, all hand made, and most of the decoration was packed using recycled materials from home.

I was super happy with the outcome, thanks to by brother Riad and Monique who helped in the process.
Here are some photos I am sharing from the event, enjoy!
Linda and Reina
The participants
Sprouting with the Soil
Table & Jar Preparation

Sprouting using the Bag Strainer

Thanks again to all the participants, to Linda Frees and to Lola Rosa for hosting us.

Following this workshop, I realized that my first workshop of 2015 was sprouting, in a deep meaning, it is planting the seeds for new experiences - I wish you all start planting some seeds of life, and harvest all the positivity, love and harmony that it caries with it.

Looking forward to seeing you during another workshop.

Please visit Raw Love Recipes on Facebook to share the photos of your sprouts and on Instagram @RawLoveRecipes

Monday, December 22, 2014

Sprouting - Have you tried it?

My first sprouting activity happened, when Linda Frees, a Health Educator and Living Foods Instructor from Healthy Easy Greenpassed by to my place to bring me the biomat to try out.

Knowing about what she does, her classes and all, I asked her about Sprouting, and she was so generous to show me how easy it is to sprout.

I had the materials right there in my kitchen, without even knowing it.


- A Jar
- A Net
- Grains and Seeds.

I won't put all the details here as her and I are organizing an hands on workshop activity to learn how to sprout! Isn't that Fun!

The event is happening on January 14, 2015 at Flash Expresso, on 2471 Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, H3J 1N6 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Learn how easy it is to grow your own fresh greens and sprouts in the coldest days of winter, right in your kitchen window. Enjoy beautiful fresh greens all winter long, for just pennies a day.
check all the details here:

Facebook @ Raw Love Recipes by La Reina :

30$ Sprouting class includes:
2 Hours Sprouting Class
2 Sprouting Jars with Seeds
Espresso or Tea,
Brownies or Pain au Pomme

Bring your lovely smiles along!

Minimum number of attendees is 20 - the activity will be canceled if we have less then 20 attendees - so Invite your friends!

RSVP & Pay by January 8, 2015

I am ready to Sprout!

See you Wednesday January 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

La Reina

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tarte au Sucre

I have missed dearly writing and sharing my precious experiences in challenging myself in the kitchen, follow some recipes, read some un-cooking books, and live the adventures of creating.

I have been away from blogging, but was and still always available on Twitter, Facebook Fan Page and Instagram

Laying down on my couch, watching a recorded series on TV, on a very cold stormy, windy and snowy night. Looking into my old recipes, photos, and wondering how come I have too many that I haven't posted, or shared yet.

At the same time, I am preparing my dream idea to share it with a famous vegetarian restaurant in town, which within 2015 it will be revealed.

I got interrupted by a long interesting phone call which didn't allow me to finish writing and post on time.

This is an old recipe that I have prepared, and it was one of the best pies: " Tarte au Sucre"

Tarte au Sucre

Ingredients of the filling:
3 cups Brazilian nuts
3/4 cup Date Paste
3 T.b.s. Maple Syrup
1 T.s. Vanilla Essence
1/8 T.s. Sea Salt
1/3 cup melted Coconut Oil

Ingredients for the Crust:
1 1/2 cups of Pecan nuts
1 cup Grated Coconut
3 T.b.s Date paste or 3 pitted dates
1/4 T.s. grounded Ginger
1 T.s. grounded Cinnamon
1/4 T.s. grounded Cardamon
1/4 T.s. grounded Clove
1/4 T.s. grounded Nutmeg
1/8 T.s. Sea Salt

Preparation of the Crust:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Gives 1 Pie
Utensils: Food Processor

Add the Pecan in the Food processor and reduce to obtain pecan powder.

Add remaining ingredients and grind until obtaining a uniform crust with which it is possible to form a ball.
If necessary, add up to 1 Date or 1 T.s. of  date paste.

*Can be keept 2 weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Preparation of the filling:

Utensils: Mixer/Blender (Vitamix), Food Processor
Portion: 12
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Spread the crust in the bottom and the sides of a 22cm pie mold, preferably with a removable bottom.

In food processor, reduce Brazilian nuts to obtain a liquid and creamy butter. This process can last a few minutes.

Add the Brazilian nut butter into blender than add the date paste, the maple syrup, vanilla essence, and the sea salt. Reduce to a uniform and smooth paste.

Stir in the melted coconut oil while the mixer is still running. Let it run until obtaining a creamy and uniform mixture.

Empty the mix on the crust and place in refrigerator for about 3 hours, until the cake freezes.

*Can be kept 10 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container or 4 months in freezer.

I do hope you enjoy the smooth, mouth watering taste of the " Tarte au Sucre". I remember that it was a good hit when I have prepared a tasting get together. Friends and family loved it.

Recipe by: Crudessence Recipe Book
Made by La Reina

Bon App├ętit!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Life Change - More Powerful Healing Hands

Today, and after almost a year since I wrote on my blog, 8 days in difference, (for me 8 symbolizes Eternity) I felt like sharing a beautiful experience, I wasn't even expecting it was gonna happen to me.

Since the beginning of July, I have been juice fasting. Yes, it is a ritual which I have been following year after year, which is very much helping me go through a good cleansing. 20 days has passed and I feel more life has gone into me, and I feel Incredible.

(Juicing Recipes to be shared in a form of an e-book, stay tuned.)

Today, marks The Day I earned my Reiki Master Degree. It was a great honour for me, to have received a great initiation by my previous Master Elen, for whom I am so grateful. And  it was in the presence of my precious mother,  where lots of amazing bonding happened, who also became a Reiki Master.

I am, officially a Reiki Master, and I offer the world, every human, animal, the nature and living being all my gratitude and my love.

I will be available to answer your questions, offer you a distant healing if far, and one-on-one healing if I am in your area, in addition to soon starting to offer initiation classes.

You can easily reach me for your Raw Healing.
write me on Rawloverecipes(at)gmail.com and I will be here for you.

With love, harmony and positivity, I wish you all a beautiful night.
La Reina
Raw Healing