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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Sylvie May 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I nourish my whole self – mind, body and spirit – with vibrant, vegan foods because it allows me to shine my brightest. It is both preventative and also healing for me to eat primarily raw foods in the Spring, Summer and Fall especially. Being a dance artist, food literally feeds my art. It is also a way to connect with community and family; sharing healthy, gorgeous food grown with care and prepared with love. I balance eating local, seasonal and raw, honouring my body’s constitution and the body of the earth at the same time. I delight in the beauty and medicine of food… Happy health everyone!


Rachel A May 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm

I currently eat about 90% raw. I eat a lot of fresh fruit, juice regularly, totally vegan.

I eat the way I do because last spring I suffered from Adrenal fatigue. It kicked my butt. I was grabbing processed foods and artificial sweeteners in hopes of getting more energy.

I now have limitless energy I feel so great glad that I made the shift. And I always appreciate sites such as yours for great recipes and reading.


Valerie jama May 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I eat healthy because I have to– I am allergic to wheat, soy, peanuts and corn, and have IBS. Therefore, I am following a diet called Simple Carbohydrate, which means I can’t eat any grains, sugars (including lactose) or additives really. Lots of meat, fruits, veggies, butter and cheese and honey as a sweetener. About 60% of my diet is from raw food, and I love to bake using things like nuts, seeds and coconut.


Angela May 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I started eating vegan almost three years ago. Because I practice Bikram yoga. There is nothing like a really hot and humid room to inspire attention to how you fuel your body. I was training hard for competitionand found eliminating animal products from my diet made me feel so much better. Stronger. More flexible. Last summer I started exploring raw foods. And yoga offered even more feedback. I feel better raw. I eat healthier raw. I pay more attention to my nutrition raw. I am probably 95% raw now. Very occassionally I have a cooked veggie or veggie chip or even rarer a sugary vegan dessert. But, I am lucky enough to have the four important appliances of rawness. Juicer, dehyrator, vitamix, and food processor. So, mostly I dig around online for inspiration and create rawesome foods that leave nothing to be desired! I honestly miss very little from my vegan/cooked life. And nothing from my times pre-vegan. There are so many amazing tools to help raw foodies transform natural and whole ingredients into rawmazing dishes who needs to cook?! And thank you so much for sharing your recipes and discoveries. Here’s toneating well and feelin great!


Gabriela May 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I eat raw organic foods because I love my self and the planet. I eat Raw Organic foods and buy local and grow my own because it is as natural as you can get and as healthy as you can get. I eat this way because its the best way to get all the living nutrition you need to sustain yourself and thrive without negatively impacting the environment. Organic farming practices protect our soils, and maintain biodiversity, and don’t contribute to chemical run off into our water sheds, eating raw food also reduced my use of gas and electricity thus decreasing my carbon foot print, and doing a little bit on my part to protect planet earth. I am 90-95% raw.


Melissa May 14, 2013 at 1:18 pm

I chose the raw vegan journey recently and am at almost 85 percent raw. I am a struggling student and focusing my study on women’s health from a feminist holistic lens. I hope my journey will help other women to become self empowered using alternative health and integrative therapies to reclaim their health. Love the raw and would deeply appreciate the support.
Peace and Raw


Gina Reyer May 14, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I eat probably 40% raw. I have thyroid disease and I am trying to improve it by eating all organic, high raw diet. I just bought your raw desert books the other day from one of my fav. restaurants “Christophers Kitchen” in Palm Bch Gardens, FL. Its a mostly raw, vegan restaurant. I would love to have this machine to help me make some of the delicious sounding recipes in your book.

thank you for all your posts!


Anne May 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Known as the “Green Smoothie Girl” at work, I live mostly on fresh salads, organic fruits, sprouted grains, raw nuts and whatever’s in my small but prolific garden. I love to cook so I’m about 60% raw and challenging myself to make it 80%. I encourage my husband, family and co-workers to live a healthier lifestyle and move away from the Standard American Diet of fast and processed foods. It’s been a journey and I still have lots to learn!


RH May 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I started eating a (mostly) raw diet as as a cleansing experiment and I felt so great that it just stuck. The percentage of raw food I eat varies with the season, but spring in Seattle is a great time to start upping the raw intake again. Right now I’m probably at 40% raw and feeling great, but definitely looking forward to eating 80% raw this summer.


Patricia May 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’m about 60% raw but looking forward to bump that up when the local farmers’ market opens in a few weeks. =) I eat healthy to help keep my mental health problems at bay and because plant-based diets with minimal cooking are best for the earth and everyone on it.


Caroline May 14, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Would so love this. Got started on my new path to health while under going chemo for a brain tumor. Stubbled across “Food Matters” to watch then started watching and reading what I could. Now studying with IIN and loving my new ways- Love your raw brownies by the way :-) right now I’m about 70/30 and working towards more. I don’t count my juicing so it might be more than 70- lots of veggies go into one glass of juice- love my juice!!!!!


Caroline May 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Completely forgot- LOVE NACHO KALE CHIPS!!!!!


Deanne May 14, 2013 at 1:49 pm

This looks amazing! Thank you for all the tips and recipes!


Kelly May 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm

My belief is that this body is truly a vehicle in this lifetime, so I choose to take care of it, only feed it the best organic, raw, and local foods. I have been playing around in the kitchen for 2 decades with vegan/raw food preperation. I am so grateful to feel vibrant and full of energy. I was a 100% raw foodist for 2 years and transitioned into eating cooked food again as I began growing more and more of my own food. I am a farmer on the island of Oahu and love providing local organically grown food for the community and friends. I have a raw food booth at the farmers market here on my side of the island. I would love to see what is available for me to make once receiving a new fun tool like this in the kitchen. Much love and aloha. Keep sharing these beautiful recipes! Mahalo.


Aslana May 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm

In1996 I worked in a famed Chicago raw restraunt, rare for its times. I was so healthy and glowing. Fast forward to now I haven’t been raw since then, but now with resources from the Internet I can easily draw from lots of menus rather than relying on memory what I did there. Now I’m 90 raw, in the last month I dropped my body mass index count 4 points, shed 10 pounds and enjoy the flavorful assortment of raw foods. Other stuff I used to make now seems so bland! Since I had a background working with raw I knew a lot about it already, so it was just a matter of hauling out the dehydrator I bought from the thrift store and getting out my old sprouting jars. I’m so happy! I wonder if the honey moon will wear off when it gets real cold here. The only thing I haven’t done is grind….hope I get to try it, my husband will be over the moon if I win this!


Laura Nicolai May 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I eat healthy to help maintain a healthy body and lifestyle, and because I feel better when I do.

About 15% of my food is consumed raw.


Christopher May 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I plan to live to be ~125 years old, so I need to eat live foods to maximize my health for the long haul.

I eat about 35% raw foods.


Leslie Bone May 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm

We eat healthy because my temple functions better on God created food, not chemicals. Currently I’m eating some days 100 percent raw and other days 25. Have to go with the flow but always striving toward the optimun health promoting diet!!


SER May 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Two years ago I had my first Cancer scare. Exactly a year later I had another scare for a mass was found in my lung. All Dr’s told my husband and I that it was cancer and. After 6+ hrs of surgery I was told it wasn’t and it went to our state to be dissected So we began to investigate and changed out diets. We now have Kefir water daily, eating whole foods and vegetables. Growing more this year than ever! I’ve learned to can (water/pressure) for our freezer became overfilled. Now it’s been a year and the only hill we haven’t hit is whole grains. It would be nice to be able to grind ourself (make bread every weekend) to get better nutrients. I am stronger daily and even my husband is passing on all of our knowledge we’ve been learning from herbs and all.


Deb May 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I am very interested in eating healthily, but I don’t like to call it that. I think if you eat well, it tastes better, you enjoy it more, and your body and mind are happier. I only came to raw food relatively recently and am now trying to eat more, and teach my three children to eat more. Recently I’ve been offered to go into the local primary school and run some raw food sessions with the children and was looking into trying to get a flaking machine to take in to show them where their cereals come from and how they are processed… winning this would be great as I’d prefer to spend the school’s budget on high quailty raw ingredients for the sessions. I love your blog and that you are spreading the word. Thank you.


ti May 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Our family of 5 eats a healthy diet for our bodies (obviously). We also eat a (50% raw) vegan diet because it helps our fellow Earthlings and the community, locally and globally. It would be awesome to win this dual machine!!!!


Jeffrey May 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I have been eating healthy food for 40 years now, and it pays off everyday, as I see friends and family members, that used to tell me that I was going to die for not eating meat, and a fanatic for being picky about what I ate, now they are breaking down, ailments are cropping up all the time, spending more and more time at the doctors, they now see that what I have been doing is keeping me healthy, and never seeing a doctor, this is the state of living that we are suppose to be in. I am 75% raw, and all Whole Food.


Adrienne May 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I’m new to the raw food movement, I would be at about 20% at the moment and I’m researching on a daily basis to increase my raw food intake. Family illness and a change of career have made me change the way I want to live. Sit down jobs should be illegal!!! I have a new baby daughter as well and I want to be healthy to ensure my longevity to her but also to install healthy eating habits early in her life.


Nicole Ray May 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

What an awesome giveaway! I just had our 7th beautiful baby and as we all know the older we get the harder it is to loose the extra few pounds gained during a pregnancy. I LOVE to cook and bake for my family, Im really picky about what my kids eat and have a hard time eating any where but home – due to all the “extras? that are added in foods these days. I pack lunches for the kids, make breakfast, dinners and snacks. It is more time consuming and expensive to eat raw/organic but so worth it! We are 50% raw and love how amazing it helps us feel!


Kristi May 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Eating healthy makes me feel better about myself, gives me more energy, and makes me feel and look better in my clothes. I know exercise is only half the battle and in order to truly be healthy, my eating needs to be as well. Right now, my diet is probably about 40-50% raw.


Julie May 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I LOVE eating healthy because it helps me to look and feel great! I am currently studying foods and nutrition and also run varsity track and field and cross country, so I know well the strong connection between what you fuel your body with and the performance you get out of it. The better I eat, the better I run, what other reason do I need? I would say I eat about 50/50 when it comes to raw food, probably more heavily on the raw side in the spring-summer months. I LOVE making overnight oats and “lara bar” bars and bites, as well as lots of crisp salads and fresh sandwiches. Not to mention all that delicious fresh fruit! :)


allison May 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Good afternoon :)

I eat healthy because I love the way I feel when I do and more importantly want to avoid being sick and suffering from eating the wrong types of food.
My typical diet consists of about 75% raw. There are weeks where it ebbs and flows, but every now and then a cupcake or piece of chocolate gets in the way..

Thanks for sharing your awesome blog with all of us. I bought a dehydrator a couple of years ago and your input helped me out a lot!


Susan May 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

I have been eating raw since 1977… a follower of Ann Wigmore, who was the true pioneer of the movement. I was a 25 year old mother nursing my 2cd son, and facing breast cancer. I lost my mother at age 6 in 1958 and was told because both my mother and I had cancer before menopause I had a 75% change of perishing within 5 years.This along with the rare form. I did not start eating “health” food because of it. I was blessed to be in a family that honored their body with good food and was a way of life. After years of staying pretty balanced (did not do treatment … only lumpectomy… rare in 1977) I stayed vibrant until moving in a home (unknown at time) insulated with urea-foam formaldehyde. Not only did it poison my system but decades later my family is still suffering from the exposure with various health issues.
I started Gerson therapy in 1999 and because of my husband,who insisted that I follow the protocol exactly, I started with 50-70 % cooked food. What a toll on my body going from raw to cooked along with the detoxing protocol! With the cancer in my liver and bones, Charlotte Gerson explained they did not have a high success with liver involvement. I am still here despite many challenges. I went back to 75-80% in 2008 and now fully 100% raw since end of 2009 when my son had to move back to Houston. My husband left in 2008 when Hurricane Ike destroyed our home so now I am limited on funds. This grain maker would allow me to make many foods for me and my son’s family who are trying to nourish their children as I nourished them.If I had extra I would of bought it years ago.I don’t like using the Vitamix because of the heat generated when processing grains. My Vitamix (commercial model) that I saved for back in early 1980 is STILL going strong. These are tools I plan on passing down to my family!!!! I love your website it celebrates food while bringing education and nourishment!!!


andrea May 14, 2013 at 3:25 pm

i eat healthy because ‘that’s the way mama raised me’. i always felt like i would fit in well with dawn in the babysitters club. i am so grateful!! i am doing the same with my own girls. . love your blog! so inspiring! i eat probably 75% raw…. i am trying to be better! thanks !!


Nadia May 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm

I eat raw because my body ‘tells’ me this is this best tasting and best feeling way to eat. Processed and contaminated foods have put me in a state of lethargy and constant pain and it’s discouraging that it is so difficult to conveniently obtain and afford to eat healthy but there are ways to do it, so the journey is a long one to higher raw percentages. Currently I am at about 40-50% raw, mostly consisting of whole raw fruits and veg rather than recipes but in time I’ll make time to do those regularly. I love oats, they’re so filling, incredibly healthy and versatile – this grinder would be great to win!


Nanceeq May 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Hi, good afternoon! I eat healthy and 70% raw because it makes me feel so energetic and so I can remain in top form for my husband and continue giving the best of care for my Mom; I want to be around for her 95th birthday and his too! Adding raw organic foods to our diet has gotten my Mom off her myriad Rx’s and kept us all away from mainstream medical institutions. I am more productive and have more energy when eating this way. Raw soaked grains are being added weekly to our menu, and this machine will really help with that.


Kim May 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I love eating healthy because it directly affects how I feel on a moment-to-moment basis. Plus, I like that it’s better for the planet. Healthful food requires less energy going to processing, cooking, and farming.

Because I have a mild raw food allergy (leading to an allergic lip reaction), I eat only about 10% of my food raw. But I enjoy it deeply!

Thank you for the excellent recipes and fun stories.


Liz May 14, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I like to eat healthily because it makes me feel good, makes my body feel strong! We eat about 40 to 60% raw. Love your recipes, thanks xxx


Margaret May 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I eat healthy because I love and respect my body and love to feel amazing! I went vegetarian over 7 years ago, when I was 16, and less than 2 years later I had to cut out gluten because my body was having very uncomfortable reactions to it… even in the slightest amounts. I was definitely not a healthy-eating vegetarian – lots of gluten free breads, pastas and cheese, and not so many veggies. Over 3 years ago I was introduced to the raw-vegan lifestyle, decided to give it a shot, and within a couple weeks I felt SO much better. I still do. I’m continuously improving my diet by eating more organic foods, local foods, sprouting all my nuts and seeds, and juicing (including wheatgrass). My diet is about 85-95% raw vegan foods, depending on the season. This website has helped keep me inspired and enjoying delicious nourishing foods. Thank you Susan and the rest of Rawmazing!


Christine May 14, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I am eating healthy because I decided, finally, that it was time to take care of me! 70% raw!


Paul Le May May 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I started eating raw about 10 years ago and have not looked back. I am 98% raw and lovin it. It all started by going vegetarian and slowly transitioned to raw. I was tired of feeling like crap and this is the best for me. As for the grinder, I could put it to good use. Thank you for all of your great recipes and contributions to the raw lifestyle.
Take care, Paul Le May


Paul May 14, 2013 at 5:52 pm

We enjoy introducing others to our majority raw and vegan food diet at communal dinners, bringing “mystery” meals, sides and condiments which we encourage people to discover. It’s always fun and seldom do we experience rejection! We find it particularly easy to slip in seasonal food, like avocado/cucumber soups in summer and kale salads in winter. Fun stuff.


Christina M May 14, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I have been moving away from the mainstream American diet since I was diagnosed with type II diabetes. I am strongly against taking drugs to mask symptoms and rather have decided to heal my body through diet and exercise. I’ve gone from experimenting with almond and coconut flour to shifting into Paleo. I recently found a documentary on raw food curing diabetes in 30 days. So I’m excited to see if a raw foods lifestyle can heal my body…


Tom May 14, 2013 at 7:03 pm

I am about 95% raw. I have been for 4 months. The first two months i lost twenty pounds and my energy level has been awesome. I love your web site.


Lisa Stevens May 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm

My 5 year old has had digestive problems since birth! My husband has just recently started experiencing unexplainable health issues. After much research I decided to alter the way our family eats! We are trying to live by the 80/20 rule which works out to 4 cooked meals a week! Pasta and breads are on our top favorites list and this would help me to make the healthiest version!


Leah May 14, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I have been eating healthy all of my life, and with more focus on meeting individual needs since my son was born just over 24 years ago. Always eating a high fruit and vegetable portion I began to slowly take meats and dairy out of my diet as I felt it may be why I was ‘always a bit tired and off in the stomach’. Now I would eat about 90% raw, with some grain breads and rice being cooked. My son has developed his own diet of mainly fruit and vegetables, but he does eat turkey meat. Both of us enjoy winters without colds, and have not been sick in a long time. I regularly have blood tests to ensure I am getting all required vitamins and in fact it is higher than when I was eating meats and dairy. Currently we are collecting more recipes to give us a wider choice of meal options.


Paula May 14, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I have been vegetarian since 1997, but have actually gained weight from cheese. I have high blood pressure and the beginnings of type 2 diabetes. I have to make a major lifestyle change and raw vegan seems like a lifestyle I can comfortably live. I am only 5% raw at this time, but my husband is now on board and we are eating and giving our way through our pantry supplies and anticipate starting our 30 day raw vegan adventure in the next few weeks.


John May 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm

2 days ago was my 10 year anniversary of being diagnosed with a terminal stage 4 glioblastoma. My wife and I went 100% raw 9 years ago and have been mostly raw since. One of my favorite treats was Grandma’ss pecan balls, that was until we found out the oat groats are steamed prior to being rolled. I haven’t had a pecan ball in over4 years!


kimcoolio! May 14, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I always prided my self on eating pretty healthy but got really sick at Christmas and took a good look at
my eating habbits! Since then i have really changed my ways! I eat apout 85 percent raw 10percent cooked
and 5 percent chocolate :) I have recently bought a breville juicer a coffe grinder a food processor a kombucha
starter and new salad master pots and pans! yikes ! i am really trying to teach my family good eating habits but
its a challenge. I have foster children and sometimes when i get them they dont even know what a vegetable
looks like let alone how wonderful they taste. I recently bought some bread starter to start making my own bread and a dehydrator to dry what i can. For the first time, we have planted a garden! I am excited! I love the subject of health and wellness and desire to pass on what i learn to others. My grown children think im a nut with my green
smoothies that i make in my vita mixer…. I desire to eat the way that God intended us to eat, and teach others.
…..sorry i could go on and on but will stop short!
Blessings to you and all you do.
Thank you for your time.
aka kimcoolio:)


gail May 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I have started eating raw for a few reasons, I feel better when I do,so it tells me its so much better for me. As I get older I have noticed a big differance in my energy,we should all try to be healthy an get out an enjoy life….So good luck everyone I wish you all luck on your journey. :)


Kelsey May 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I eat healthy because I like being able to wake up and actually feel good. I eat about a 40% raw diet


Pat May 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm

I’ve always tried to be health conscious and I eat most of my food as close to it’s natural state as possible. Our food is being overprocessed and way too many unnecessary additives are being put into it. There’s no doubt that my food choices each and every day will add up to living a longer, healthier, independent life. I really enjoy exploring your posts for new, delicious ideas.


Diane C May 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm

After being told that I had skin cancer, I decided to take matters into my own hands and start eating raw. It turned out that I got my cheek cut up for no reason, as the pathology report on the biopsy showed it was an allergy and not cancer. Although my cheek is now scared, it was a relief. I went to see an iridologist, and she confirmed that I did not have cancer, but that my lymph nodes were swollen, my kidney and pancreas were enlarged and that it was just a matter of time, before I really did get cancer. That scared me enough to change my eating habits, and by eating 80-85% raw, I now have more energy, my concentration at work is so much better, my memory is back, and my eyes are turning blue. Who knew all these changes could occur because of a change in diet. The only challenge I have left is that I still cheat with chocolate treats, but I’m working on it.

Everyday I look forward to your new recipes. I’ve tried the Raw Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake and really impressed my non-raw eating friends. I served it with a fresh strawberry coulis made with strawberries and a bit of maple syrup. YUMMY! It was a hit. All that to say, win or not win the grinder, I am eternally grateful for your website. It has literally saved me for future cancers and I think I’m getting younger inside instead of aging. Thanks,


Cecilia May 14, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I have especially eaten healthy since fighting cancer in 2013. I eat rawfoods about 90% of the time so I can feel my best.


Cecilia May 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm

So sorry, I mistyped the year. It should be 2003.


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