Grain Grinder Give Away!

by Susan on May 13, 2013

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Grain Grinder and Flaker Give Away!

If you enjoyed the “How to Make Raw Flaked Oats” post, you will love this give-away! It is a grain grinder and grain flaker just for you so you can make your own raw sprouted oat flakes and other raw sprouted flours and flakes!

This NorPro Grain Grinder does it all, both flakes and flour. I put it through it’s paces and almost decided to keep it! It did a great job with both flaking and grinding.

To enter the contest, just leave a comment telling us why you are eating healthy and also approximately what percentage of raw food you eat.  You can only enter once and the contest closes on Thursday, May 16th at 9:00 am PST. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator. You must answer the questions for your entry to count. 

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Flaked oats made with the grinder.

If you can’t wait to get one, you can buy one here: grain grinder

This grinder was purchased specifically by for this contest.

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Ashley May 14, 2013 at 10:00 am

I just found your website and it is great! I previously ate more raw but have have had to change a little bit. I have a high metabolism and am very active but would like to try more raw again. I think I’m going to go break out the dehydrator now to try some of your yummy recipes. I eat about 40% raw.


Isis- Little Mountain Haven May 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

it depends on the time of the year and the weather for us. During the summer we are mostly raw as everything we eat comes right out of the garden and it’s too hot to cook. In the winter were about 25% raw and for some reason I always feel like cleansing in Nov of all months. We tried eating 100% raw foods in the winter but it’s too cold here and we’ll eat quinoa, veggies and lots of beans topped with raw sprouts (the best winter grown greens!).

This winter I am guessing we will be eating more raw as we’re trying to grow veggies year round even under the snow. It’s hard making raw foods that our kids will like so I’ve found dehydrating to be the best way for them (well the 3 year old, the 6 month old is only just venturing into foods).

My sad thing is that for some reason raw fruit and avacados which I LOVE makes my mouth soooo itchy and my lip swells and then my stomach cramps, I have no idea why, I’ve had allergy tests done and they don’t show up as an allergy. I am sensitive to mold, so maybe microscopic mold spores..? I dunno, I tried so hard to do the raw thing but that set me back a bit, I am looking forward to this summer though and cleansing and losing the baby weight by eating healthy raw backyard veggies!

I have to say too that your site is amazing and inspiring and you are incredibly gifted with the art of raw food. I found your site a few months back and have been enjoying the emails of inspiration!


Tami May 14, 2013 at 10:08 am

I love to try out healthy new ideas and am incorporating raw recipes as much as possible since it really is the best way to get back to basics! Would love to try this new grinder!


Kris Kelly May 14, 2013 at 10:08 am

I have a chronic autoimmune disease (Sjogren’s Syndrome) and am always experimenting with food as my medicine. My latest experiment involves how raw foods might affect inflammation and dryness in my body. I currently eat about 50% raw and consider myself “the little engine that could” in terms of desire vs actual doing. Thank you for your beautiful, inspirational recipes. What a gift you give with every post. Thank you!


Desiree DePersia May 14, 2013 at 10:09 am

I started growing my own wheat grass and sunny’s about 3 months ago. Challenging to stay raw. I am probably about 60-70% raw. I do have my rough days though! My mother is battling cancer for the 5th time and my father has just beat cancer. I want to teach my kids, 11 and 13 a whole other way of eating. We try to stay GMO free and buy organic whenever possible. I am a single mom who works full time and just started back to school. Eating healthy and being energized is critical to my success. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have the grinder to make cereals and even breads from my Non-GMO organic wheat berries from Nebraska. I have a 40 lb. bucket. That will feed us for awhile : )


Karen May 14, 2013 at 10:09 am

I eat about 50% raw…because of my age. 66 years young. I have been eating healthy since my early 20’s. That is when I started juicing. These days, I keep my diet simple. Salads, soups, homemade panir, sprouted buckwheat and quinoa crepes. I grow my veggies in the summer and currently enjoying fresh asparagus every day.


Norine May 14, 2013 at 10:11 am

I “stumbled” across the concept of eating raw in the summer of 2011 as a result of finding alternatives for treating fibromyalgia for our then 16 year old daughter. I tried a few of recipes and have really enjoyed them. My husband will eat some of them, and he is a meat and potato man. Last Fall I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I am convinced eating raw, more greens, at the very least is best for us. My family is still learning to eat raw but they are not so resistant so I am constantly looking for recipes to try. Thank you for your dedication.


Von May 14, 2013 at 10:13 am

My friends all ask me why I eat this way. I tell them that after watching my husband pass from pancreatic cancer I did the research and eating raw is definitely the way to prevent disease. I would say that I am 80-90% raw but all vegan. I have been following the rawmazing site for some time and absolutely love the recipes


Phylicia May 14, 2013 at 10:15 am

I just began a raw detox and have been eating 90-100% raw! I plan to continue this diet as I have digestive issues and an intolerant/allergic to a number of things. The raw diet has been AMAZING (or should I say RAWMAZING) thus far! Zero stomach issues and my allergies feel much more under control. I have increased NATURAL energy and clarity and don’t have all those cravings for junk foods, meat or anything else not LIVE. This experience has altered my diet, thinking and desires for like and I plan to continue a 80-90% raw diet from here on out. This is the way to live and truly enjoy what’s important in life! Thank you for your great inspiration and wonderful recipes! Good luck everyone!!


Logan May 14, 2013 at 10:17 am

I eat healthy to keep my body and mind sharp. I love the way I feel everyday and I love seeing how my healthy choices influence the people around me. The energy I get from natural foods and second to none. I eat 99% raw :).


Brandon May 14, 2013 at 10:19 am

I adapted to a fully raw vegan diet over the last 5 years and have had such great results. I am more grounded, clearer mind and vision, and full of energy. I am theoretically a fruitian thru the spring summer and fall months, but lean more toward sprouted grains for the winter so this would be awesome to have!!


Carmen May 14, 2013 at 10:31 am

Winning this grain grinder would be AMAZING! I would love to add this tool to my RAW kitchen. Preparing my own flours for recipes has been a challenge for me. And buying pre-made specialty flours is costly. I’ve been transitioning to a raw vegan diet over the past year primarily for the health benefits of it. I would say I am at least 85% raw vegan, if not more in the summer months when organic vegetables and produce is more readily available. I feel GREAT and can’t believe the changes I’ve noticed inside and out. I’m totally fascinated and motivated by this lifestyle change. Thank you for your website and continued wisdom! I look forward to the newsletter every week :-)


Crickett Woods May 14, 2013 at 10:32 am

We eat 85 % raw. We are completely vegan do to my health. I was taking 14 pills a day, diagnosed with CHF and Diabetes. I am now off all meds and have control of blood sugar and blood pressure. The doctor is mystified as to how I have done it but it was eating mostly raw and all vegetables that have accomplished this goal. Been med free for 6 months and loving it!! Love all your recipes and look forward to more!!!


Renee D.L. May 14, 2013 at 10:35 am

I eat healthy because my health is my responsibility. I need to be strong and healthy to do the things I do. Currently I eat from 50% -80% raw and am working to be on the high end. It is very challenging as I live in a small community on the Northern Oregon Coast. There is not a lot of variety or abundance. Preparing my own food is a necessity.


Gretchen May 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

I am 37 yrs old and have been in the last year 100% raw. In the past 7 yrs I have been living with type 1 diabetes and trying to reverse the effects of that. Since going raw on mostly fruits and vegetables I have been able to reduce my insulin needs by 75% and still improving. I enjoy many of the recipes that you offer and look forward to many more. While my family is not 100% I am making more living foods and this grain grinder looks like a great fit to our lifestyle. Thank you for all you do~ it is greatly appreciated.


Erica Zyskowski May 14, 2013 at 10:44 am

I started eating healthier about a year ago after my second child. I could not lose weight and started looking into reasons why. I’ve watched many food documentaries and have a greater understanding as to what current food is doing to us. It is sad very sad.
I would say that my family and I eat about 80% raw food and 100% vegan! I love the results and the feeling of never having to worry about cancer and the things that can harm us in our food. I grow my own fruits and veggies and love it!
We get made fun of all the time from those who are non-vegan and believe that animals were here for us to eat, but I always tell them; think about it, if God put animals here for us to eat why did Adam and Eve live peacefully with them?
It’s amazing how many animal products are in breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. It’s crazy watching people and my friends eat.


Maura May 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

We eat about 60% raw. I started looking into food as medicine to help my husband, who is ill. What works we keep, and we experiment a lot. Your e-newsletters are very helpful. Thanks!


Susan May 14, 2013 at 10:51 am

I eat healthy because it makes me feel good! I eat about 60% raw, but it is all vegan. Thanks!!


Mellissa May 14, 2013 at 10:51 am

I love learning new things that I can do at home to feed my family. My son has aspergers (not much information on) and my daughters has eczema all over her body. When I changed my childrens diet to more raw foods and started making gluten-free breads, removing dairy and replacing it with homemade almond and coconut milk life took a turn for the better. What a change. My daughter’s skin has improved and my son’s mood swings are more controlled. His skin has also cleared up (teenage boy). With the summer months upon us we eat fresh fruits and veggies all day. Mine and my husbands energy levels have improved and we feel so much better. We have survived winter and spring with not a sniffle in sight (no flue shot).


Donna May 14, 2013 at 10:58 am

I would say I eat raw at least 50% of the day. Mostly because I make a fresh green smoothie every morning with lettuce, spinach, avocado, apple, banana, celery and pear. For lunch I have a mixed berry smoothie with cacao, spinach and a banana and stevia. And dinner? Well it depends on the events of the day. Love this blog and the recipes.


Jess May 14, 2013 at 10:59 am

The venture into raw eating began with a consultation with my naturopath — the conversation about jump starting my endocrine system quickly came about as a raw nutrition protocol. Six months later, I have gathered an extensive repertoire of raw-tastic recipes, largely in thanks to your work. As I make the transition this summer to medical school, I am quite confident that my 75-80% raw diet will serve me well. Thanks for the opportunity to add another tool to my mad-scientist’s kitchen!


Stacey May 14, 2013 at 10:59 am


What a generous offer! Thank you for it and all that you do to encourage and support all of us!

I read “Diet for a New America” 23 years ago and went vegan overnight. I started out mostly for compassion for animals and concern for the environment, but continued to clean my diet up over the years, which has led me to my passion for raw foods. I have been eating a 90% raw diet now for almost 6 years.

I think I look and feel better than I did 20 years ago. I spend about 20 hours a week preparing raw food, my favorite hobby. I’m a life coach and I enjoy sharing what I make and the creativity and health benefits of a raw diet with my friends and clients.

Thank you!


Jan May 14, 2013 at 11:01 am

I eat healthy because it makes me feel happy and gives me energy to do the things I love. I feel like I have more to give when I eat healthy food. I probably eat 25% raw, more in the summer when all the fresh produce is so abundant!


Jacquelyn May 14, 2013 at 11:01 am

I was diagnosed with breast cancer almost two years ago and ever since then we have found many other health issues to deal with. Eating healthy is not an option! It is what my body needs! Too many years of treating my body badly has resulted in not so fun consequences! I am excited though to be learning so much and maybe be a health coach in the next few years!
I was eating about 75% raw, but now since one new protocol I am on, it is about 60%.
thanks for the giveaway!


Ryan McMurray May 14, 2013 at 11:02 am

I eat healthy because I want to maintain an excellent quality of life, and spread the joy I get from eating healthy out into my community.


Donna Perrin May 14, 2013 at 11:04 am

I have been eating mostly raw but have still been eating a meal at night that is not raw already I have been able to
Stop using the Apple cider vinegar for acid reflux and also stop taking over the counter allergy medicine
I feel great and am ready to make more steps to be eating totally raw. thank you for all you do to help
M stay on track and learn all about this lifestyle.


Kellie May 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

I switched to 70% raw. I started it to lose weight and to help with aches, pains, and bad skin, but the reason I stuck with it? It tastes GREAT! I can taste chemicals in processed foods. I only taste healthy goodness in Raw Vegan, and it makes my body feel great too! Now my daughter is going raw with me.


Jenn C. May 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

I choose to eat health because I want to be the example for our three young children. Every meal I have the unique opportunity to teach them how their body can heal. Each and everyday we strive to make better food choices, either growing it ourselves or knowing the people who grew it is my first concern. It is a choice we all have to make for ourselves, and no one is perfect in the walk. Making one better decision per day is the thing I am striving for right now. As a family we are at only 20% raw, but especially with everything growing right now, that percentage is increasing! So glad you found a mill that I can be excited about! Thank you, and hoping we win! 😉


Amy May 14, 2013 at 11:13 am

Hello! I eat healthy simply because it makes me feel good. I love cooking and I prefer to cook with whole food and transform it myself… I suppose I have trust issues with the food industry… lol… thought I really just love to do the process myself and I find it powerful to know exactly what’s in my plate. I eat raw (75%) in summer, thought in winter, I find it a little harder… so I’ll say around 40% in winter…
Thanks.. I’d love to make my own flakes.. thought i already make my own flour with my lovely vitamix!


Brianne Hager May 14, 2013 at 11:15 am

I started a raw diet about three weeks ago and eat about 90% raw food most days. I started after reading about the health benefits. I would like to lose weight and have more energy. One of my children has started eating raw food with me and we love it.


chrystie eileen May 14, 2013 at 11:27 am

My family began it’s journey to eating healthier, more living foods when one of my children came upon some serious health complications in which western medicine could offer no resolve. I became involved in whole, living foods as a way to boost our immunity, stabilize our bodies, and allow ourselves to heal naturally. Mother nature’s medicine, or plant medicine, as we refer to it. We presently eat approximately 65% raw food and balance that with eating whole foods and grains which are lightly cooked or cooked slowly over time. I am happy to say that we are successfully balancing serious health issues by doing so!


Hilary May 14, 2013 at 11:29 am

I’d love to win this! I usually eat appx. between 60-90% raw, and I choose to do so because it makes me feel amazing! I’ve struggled with food and eating all my life, but going vegan and mostly raw about a year ago (after being vegetarian for 5 years) has allowed me to find peace with food and my body, all while doing the best thing for animals and the earth.


Sheri May 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

I started a raw diet 7 yrs ago and probably maintain 70% raw. It is a challenge at times. An unidentified auto-immune disease give me chronic pain so eating raw helps keep the inflammation down.


Darlene May 14, 2013 at 11:37 am

My husband had a heart attack last May, and he has type 2 diabetes. We have been on a year long campaign to eat a healthier diet for both of our sakes. We pretty much eat raw till dinner most nights. But, some nights we ear raw as well with great salads. Especially during the summer when we have our veggie garden going full blast. A grinder/ flaker would be a great addition. Thank you so much for offering your website to those of us trying to make a difference.


jim willis May 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

I started eating a more healthy diet after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. I still have a long way to go but I am getting there. Right now I probably eat 30% raw foods but I was a Chef with over 50 years in the business and for most of those years I cooked as well as ate an unhealthy diet. However, I’m happy to say I am now moving in the right direction.


Candice Stauffer May 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

Colon cancer was my kick-start to raw eating. Never looked back. About 95% raw, the rest lightly steamed veggies, grains. Really appreciate your dedication and inspiration – a loving, sharing spirit is so much a part of living raw!! You are very much loved across the world, lady!


danah May 14, 2013 at 11:44 am

Hi, I love the change in my energy. I eat 80% raw. I was almost dead from lyme disease that was misdiagnosed over and over again, as I lay in pain withering away in my bed. I was lucky enough ( as so many are not) to get treatment from a brilliant doctor who recognized my symptoms and did proper testing in Germany. I have since made an amazing recovery and eat bio and raw mostly, love my dehydrator, sprout and ferment my veggies. etc. I think this would be a wonderful addition to keeping up my health and that of my family.


Tiffany May 14, 2013 at 11:45 am

I eat a raw foods diet because it helped me heal from hypertension without any medications. I hate labels, such as 100%, 80% and so forth. I do find eating completely raw is when I feel the best, so I stick to 100%. Times when I have eaten other than raw, I really could feel the difference. I don’t know if it is a mental thing, but there are definite physical repercussions i.e. sluggishness, bloating, mucous, and digestive issues.
I’ve been eyeing grain grinder for awhile so, Pick Me, Pick Me!!!


Kelli Anders May 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

I actually feel a strong vibrational pull toward more of what I know is best for not only my physical body, but my spiritual body as well. I believe healthy eating is a sign of higher consciousness, of self-respect, of honor for the amazing gifts given to us by Source!


Hannah May 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

Hi, the reason why I eat healthy is because it makes me feel alive! Eating healthy makes me more energetic and happy in my own skin. Eating healthy or raw may seem more expensive or difficult to come across living in a world where heavily processed foods are more readily available then whole, raw, fresh foods. But I believe I am investing in my own health and future. I eat about 85% raw and makes sure that I’m eating fresh, whole and raw veggies at every. single. meal.


Mitzy Carrasquillo May 14, 2013 at 11:59 am

I start eating raw a wile back, mostly now a 95% of my food intake is raw, the reason I start was because I got tired of being sick with allergies, excema, Thyroids issue,high blood presion, asthma and using so much meds that at the end they where giving me more bad reaction than helping me, since I start eating raw a lot of my health problems are under control, and I am losing wight natural, I sleep better, my memory have improve I no longer take med for my Thyroids my heart beets are under control, before I use to take 4 med for my Blood Presion now I only take a pill one other day, my goal is to take no meds, because they will give me a med I will develop a issue so then change meds to something else or take something else for the reaction and I say no more of this. I want to be able to grow older healthy so i can keep enjoying life and be able to enjoy my grandchildren and they grandchildren s. and be able to cultivate and grow this in them and in my family. Best thing to do like nature intended to be.


Amanda May 14, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Just started a raw diet (over 90% raw) two weeks ago. Started mainly because I was so sick and tired of feeling sick and tired all the time. So far I love it, I have so much more energy and feel great! This grain grinder would be a perfect addition to my kitchen as I am slowly building up my appliances. Love your website, awesome motivator!


Suzanne May 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm

The best decision I have ever made was to become 100% raw over 3 years ago. I thought it would be hard, but immediately realized that is it is a breeze compared to the way I was living – overweight, low energy, and starting to show many of the small signs of aging that you get at the beginning of your 50’s. All that is behind me now and I wouldn’t go back for anything. I will say that the key to weaning off of cooked and baked foods, especially flour and sugar, is a daily organic green smoothie as the first meal of the day. – it takes away cravings and sets you on the right path so you want to stay raw all day, at least for me it really works well.

The only problem is most of my friends my age are failing, health-wise, and probably won’t be around to keep me company after retirement unless they clean up their acts soon, and that is so sad when you realize how unnecessary it is.

Susan, you are to be highly commended for the recipes you create. I love how you experiment and show the successful outcome with your beautifully appealing images. I have two of your cookbooks and they are great for the recipes, but I also enjoy just looking and learning.


Marcela May 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm

i eat healthy because it makes me feel more energetic, healthy, and balanced. currently i eat about 30% raw vegan but would like to incorporate it more into my diet.


Benea May 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I have been eating healthy for most of my life; early on I read about “eating right for your blood type” and I’ve always found great interest in eating healthy / nutrition, etc. I enjoy eating raw food and I would say I consume about 40% raw eating.
It amazes me to see this new “food revolution” where people are finally seeking knowledge about all the crap our government, FDA, etc. has been allowing in our foods. This has been going on for far too long and most certainly has been unnecessary; thus causing much sickness amongst the population, which equals money in “their” pockets.
Great read for those interested – DNA in The Sands of Time
which explains we (humans) were never meant to consume meats; in the back of the book, there are some really great cleanses too
I absolutely love this site and I am determined to make every recipe on here! I have successfully made a few and they’ve been nothing short of Rawmazing!


michele fletcher May 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Last year I had my thyroid removed, and my parathyroid was also removed, this depressed my adrenals, I was having a very had time, getting my strength back.
I was luck enough to find a doctor who introduced me to a raw vegan diet, I have been 100% raw for 8 months now, This diet saved my life. Their is no going back for me. I am also grateful that I found your website and raw book I purchased.
thank you


Samantha May 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I eat healthy so that I can have the energy to carry out my job as a nanny. I watch 2 yo twin boys who are always full of energy! I have learned that if you eat for energy then food will be a lot more meaningful. I eat about 80% of my food raw, but I will be getting that to 100% :)


Jane May 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I’m still transitioning to a completely raw diet. I’m probably about 85 – 90% raw right now and with summer coming it gets easier. Wintertime I love something warm so the vitamix or nutribullet gets to run longer to warm things up. The reason why I’m eating raw is that, the larger percentage of raw in my diet, the better I feel. It makes me wonder why I STILL have to have popcorn every so often. Oh well, the trend is going in the right direction so I know it will leave my experience in whatever way that is appropriate. Thanks for this great site and all these yummy recipes. The variety helps me increase the percentage of raw in my diet and I LOVE it!


Emily May 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I have 5 children who need me to be strong, focused, and energized. Eating raw and healthful foods definitely helps me to maintain stability for them. I eat raw at least 50-75% of the time, depending on the circumstances.


Bonnie May 14, 2013 at 12:40 pm

After being sick with allergies and sinus problems for years, I switched to a mostly raw diet. Its made a big difference in my health. Now that I know what a huge impact food can have on your life, I can’t imagine going back. Thanks for all your recipes!


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