Russel James: Raw Food Chef

by Sasha on April 22, 2011

Okay can I just tell you that I am loving Uk Raw Food Chef Russel James. I first found him on a couple of blogs. So I got really curious about him and signed up for his newsletter. Then… he was posted in a contest on Raw Rehab this month. I have tried several of his recipes and I think they are great. He has put out some free video’s and if you haven’t checked them out I would highly suggest it.

I have made a couple of his dishes so far and really enjoyed them. I made a creamy kale salad that used avocado in it. I have made it twice and it is so yummy. Of course I adapted mine a little bit. I know you will all like this as you all love kale. Here is my version. His look a lot better than mine do. I am usually rushed and still trying to figure out my camera….so go check out his pictures to see the really great photo’s.

So this is my own adapted version as I didn’t have cherry tomatoes an I also added some sunflower cheese. So Yummy.

Then I also made a Mango Timbale today. The combination is so different that I just had to try it. I was totally intrigued because I would never put these things together on my own. Like avocado, mango, grapefruit, bee pollen and more. This dish was so easy to make that it will be one of my new staples. It took me about 10 minutes. It should have lemongrass foam on it, but I didn’t have any on hand. I will give it a try next week. I do love lemongrass, so I bet it would be good.

I am going to purchase one of his packages I just haven’t figured out which one yet. I like his e-books package and it has a great price. I found out that it is easier for me to have the e book on the computer or watch a video. Instead of looking through my hard copies. Of course I would love to take his home study program. However I am still finishing up some other courses right now. I can always hope that I win the Raw Rehab contest where the prize is one of his courses. A girl has to be lucky sometime, right?

I think one of the things I really enjoy about him is that his straight forward down to earth approach and personality in the videos.
If you haven’t seen him, check him out. Just got an email today(Friday) that he is also launching his home study course and it’s open to the public now.

Love to hear if you tried any of his recipes?

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

HiHoRosie April 22, 2011 at 5:51 am

Love RJ! His mediterranean bread is one of our faves.


Sasha April 22, 2011 at 5:53 am

I will have to try that one. I usually make an onion bread, but am ready for a new recipe.


HiHoRosie April 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Can't go wrong with onion bread! It's become a staple in our house but for something different the medi-bread is great. The process is a bit involved but for us it's worth it. Makes excellent sandwiches. We're hoping to make some this weekend in fact. 🙂


Lauren April 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Oh wow, that kale salad is perfect! Mmm!


Sasha April 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Hi Lauren. I do love this Kale salad as it is so creamy tasting. I have been going through so much kale. I might try the dressing on another green like spinach or with some arugula. Thanks for the comment.


Michelle April 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm

That kale salad looks so good. I'll have to check him out when I have a little more time.


Sasha April 22, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Thanks Michelle. Yes the kale salad is great. It would also be good for company who is new to raw food. I might make it this easter.


Jamie Hayworth-Chin April 22, 2011 at 11:48 pm

I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. =)


Sasha April 23, 2011 at 12:49 am

Hi Jamie. Thanks so much. I will gladly accept:)


Sasha April 23, 2011 at 2:05 am

Rawkinmom, I sill have your blog award to finish too:) (I didn't forget.


Addicted to Veggies April 23, 2011 at 2:17 am

Omg! That salad looks amazing! ->craving kale now!


Sasha April 23, 2011 at 4:40 am

Addicted to Veggies,

Thanks for the comment. Yes the salad is great. I am have made it several times and several different ways. I need to grow my own kale this year.


rawkinmom April 23, 2011 at 5:21 am

I love Russell James!!! He is so not weird about raw food!!! You know how some of the raw food people just get "OUT THERE!" He is normal!!! LOL
I love his videos and recipes and hope to e able to take his home study course too!!


shannonmarie April 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Russell is a Taurus, too, which explains his creativity. I actually have the same b-day as him. You must try his raw lasagna. It's my favorite!


Sasha April 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm


Maybe that is his appeal that his is just a "normal" guy who likes raw food and of course an awesome chef. I hope you get to take his course. Let me when you do. That would be so much fun.


Sasha April 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm


Thanks for your comment. I will have to look his date up. Happy Birthday fellow Taurus. I was just looking at his lasagna last night. I have a meet up pot luck next month and was trying to see what to bring.


Lisa April 23, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I love Russell James! I have his ebooks, but I haven't made anything from them yet—so far, I've just looked at them a lot 🙂


Sasha April 23, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Hi Lisa, that is so cool that you have the e-books. Everyone is loving Russell James!! Let me know when you start to make some. I am going to get something I am just not sure if it will be the e-book or more.


bitt April 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I entered the RFR contest too. Along with probably 100s of others. I love every recipe I make of his, it really takes raw to a new level.

ps: I love your kids names!


Sasha April 25, 2011 at 1:51 am

bitt, thanks for the comment.

Yes, I know so many of us entered the contest. If I don't win I am still thinking of taking the course. I made the falafel's wraps this evening and they were great.

Thanks, I wanted my children's names to be unique:)


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