So glad you finally got here, I have been waiting for you!
Mantraw is an ever evolving food blog chronicling moi, A Tempting Vegan, and my journey from microwave-french-fry veganism to aspiring Raw Food Chef. I want this site to act as a platform for not only sharing/sampling raw and vegan food recipes, but also inspiring people to change their way of eating and in turn, change their lives. Eating vegan and raw can be delicious, quick, easy, sometimes disastrous and totally affordable. I can't even cut a tomato, but have somehow landed myself in Raw Culinary School, so believe me- anything is possible
Tara, is my "real" name. I am a thirty-something residing in Whistler, BC, Canada, with my lover man (LM) and lover dog (LD). I am a long-time attempting vegan, raw-food-wooing, sweet-treat-adoring, green-smoothie-drinking, food fanatic. I love ice cream. I hate blood. I am obsessed with my dog, bananas, and lemon zester. I wish Christmas happened at least 4 times a year, and I am currently petitioning for Boney M to release a drum and bass Christmas album [Feliz Navi-Rad]
I went to
school for massage, work in accounting, and have just recently received certification at Living
Light Culinary Arts Institute as an Associate Raw Chef with a Pastry Arts
focus. What the...?
It is only in the past couple years that I have started to truly enjoy raw vegan food- and I am enthralled, to say the
least. Living in such an expensive resort town, food was something that
always came last in a long list of priorities (name brand snowboarding
crap/vodka/mortgage/lash blast mascara!). I had always assumed eating well had
to be expensive and boring. Ketchup chips are vegan, right? But once my
priorities changed, my eating began to follow and my entire world was
altered as a result. Being conscious and making conscious life and food choices
is not easy, but it is rewarding. Raw vegan food has given me passion and
power. It changed my body, it changed my mind, and it changed my connection to this earth. I feel so freaking awesome that I have to
share the news. I have to share the message, I have to share the recipes and I have to share the mantra/w.