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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Sherrie May 14, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I am in my 70’s and have been on a high raw diet for the past ten years……probably 90 – 95 percent raw. So many of my family members died from various cancers, so for me it is important to “take charge” of our diet and consistently eat for health and happiness, and the health of Mother Earth as well. My husband will be 80 in a couple of weeks. After a recent health exam, his doctor told him he looked like a very healthy 60 year old! I have several pounds of raw oat groats in the refrigerator – the grain grinder would be an amazing tool to have! Love your recipes and photos!


Maritza Acevedo May 14, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I eat healthy because I want to stay healthy! I got out of meds and other physical illness juicing and eating raw foods. I go days on raw food. Maximum 5 days. I then eat a little bit of fish with a salad, then go back. I just bought a good Excalibur dehydrator to start making your raw breads. I have the vitamix and the food processor. I am getting my kitchen equiped and ready to go all raw. I just need more ideas on how to cook more raw. I LOVE RAW FOOD!!!!! It makes me feel full and satiated; and I never lack energy. If I crave sweets I do raw desserts and I am happy. I like to have that grinder so my kitchen can be complete (I also need to get your books and then I be complete! :0)


Laura May 14, 2013 at 8:39 pm

After years of dealing with Eczema that continued to advance over my legs, arms & back, I was advised by a friend to just “go RAW”. I had nothing to lose and went full 100% RAW Vegan. In just months my eczema completely disappeared, and of course I was convinced that all along it had been the food that I was eating. I now maintain an 80/20 raw lifestyle and my health has never been better. Oh, and losing over 40 lbs. is such a welcomed side benefit! It’s RAW Vegan for me!


maria May 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I grew up in a household where everything was made from scratch and from fresh produce obtained from the farmer’s market. I am now a head of my own household and a cancer survivor and I am continuing eating the same way I did when I was a girl, both for health reasons and for connecting with my childhood memories. I would say that about 70% of my daily intake of food comes from raw fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts. Thanks for this fantastic blog! Such a gift to all of us readers.


Heidi S May 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm

While raising five children (now grown), I got sick for a long time with a swollen thyroid, and luckily my instinct told me not to have surgery for thyroid removal (despite doctor’s several requests). So I looked into alternative medicine and found tons of answers. Changed 100% into holistic way of life with everything organic, Non-GMO, gluten-free and soy- free in our home, not only for myself but for my husband and entire family too. As a result of after about 6 years, my thyroid lump is completely GONE! To make long story short, we are now a happy family with good health. We eat mostly raw, about 60-75 percent raw, sometimes more depending on the weather. We bought BlendTec and it’s SO useful for many things! My family and I also love oatmeal using raw oat groats by soaking first, and then eat. But never tried flaking them, nor grinding the oats. This new grinder/flaker would be a perfect addition to our kitchen! I hope we win :)
Thanks for having this GREAT giveaways ! Happy May to everyone!


Kira May 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I started my vegetarian journey about 17 years ago, it started for health reasons as I wasn’t aware of the animal issues. I “cured” my health issues by about 80%. I am forever amazed and have been medication free for about 15 years.

Internally I thought I would start eating meat again, but it turns out I’m a better veg cook and I came to realize I had no interest in meat….if I want a steak I will eat one, but so far, no interest :) I came to learn of the conditions in our factory farms … food sans meat is healthy, vibrant without senseless suffering. Best of all worlds, right?

I LOVE your website, it has helped me greatly in my transition to more and more raw foods. During warm months I eat at least 75% raw. Cold months are less, about 40%. When I lived in a warm climate I was almost completely raw for 2 years. In any case many of my raw food dishes are family favorites and they won’t disappear from our table.

Wonderful. Keep it up and know you inspire others :)


Margaret May 14, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I am 99% raw – I include spices and occasionally nutritional yeast or miso. I’ve been high raw since 2006 and 99%+ raw for the past 4 years. I love my raw diet for my physical health but especially for my mental health. I feel so much more positive and blissful eating raw plus I love the energy I have. I find the food preparation easy and quick and I love the colour and vibrance of the food. I’m turning 58 this month and I feel much younger.


Sierra May 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm

I am 16 and have currently been living raw/vegan for 3 years now. About 90% of my diet is purely raw and Im loving it! Life is just so much brighter in every way. I dont miss cheese, meats, or any of those processed foods teenagers these days cant live without. Yes, it puts me in a different part of the group, being raw/vegan, but I dont care. Im happy and love the way I have begun to live ever since my parents divorce. I changed my diet almost 100% in the beginning just out of rebellion against my father. He was a meat eater, ice cream eater, you name it and I did NOT want to be similar in any way. A normal teenage move I suppose. What first started out as a rebellion however became this LOVE for life. I grew skinner and leaner, lost all my ache, and suddenly felt like I could fly almost! After that, it didnt seem like a rebellion anymore. I was ENJOYING my diet/lifestyle I had made up.

Thanks for this amazing site and your recipes! They have rocked my world so far! :)


Angela Merchant May 14, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I eat healthy to try to stay ahead of the game. I don’t want to be sick, on medications, or tired and lethargic. Raw foods have given me what I need to stay on my path. Although this is a new journey I am at about 50% raw, striving for more everyday.


Michelle May 14, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I eat healthy because everything you put into your body effects it and your mind. Only got one body…….. And I’m 100% raw vegan at times and 80% vegan at others. :-)


Kristen May 14, 2013 at 10:08 pm

My name is Kristen and I have been trying to move towards a more raw lifestyle. My purpose to eat healthier is to control blood sugar and avoid the prescribed medicines. I feel I have moved from 0% to almost 60% raw in the last year. Definitely a process, but its been amazing the changes I have seen. Trying to learn and research techniques and recipies. Glad I found this website. Great variety and source of inspiration. Good Luck all!


christine May 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I am eating healthy since 2005 after suffering from chronic fatigue for 13 years and a sleuth of other health issues. I eat 80%+ raw.



Wind May 14, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I eat healthy because I want to be INFUSED with aliveness!!! I want to feel the ecstatic energy of spirit move through this body vessel! I want to dance, jump, run, and love with radiance! I eat 70% fresh fruits and veggies along with very simple whole cooked foods rounding out my diet.
Sending Love!


Dawn Warren May 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

I am in the transition phase of eating raw since the end of April when my Blendtec Blender arrived on my doorstep. I suffer from migraines and daily headaches and stopped taking a daily prescription to prevent them and am hoping a raw food diet will help to reduce my headaches and migraines. My husband also has ulcerative colitis and I am hoping to help him in to remission. Right now being in transition we are about 50% raw.


Alanna May 14, 2013 at 10:58 pm

I eat a lot of raw foods. I’ve been making raw granola, soaked and dehydrated seeds and nuts, raw desserts. I love eating raw foods because I feel healthy and energetic.


Emi May 14, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I eat healthy because I simply enjoy life too much! I want to always be fit and full of energy to be able to live life to the fullest. Thank you for the wonderful delicious recipes that make this quest easy and fun!


Delores May 14, 2013 at 11:15 pm

I believe that we have a responsibility to take care of our bodies the best way we know how. In view of that, I am trying to incorporate more raw foods into my diet. It is a work in progress, and at times is very challenging given my busy schedule, but your website is very helpful. Thank you for what you do!


Emi May 14, 2013 at 11:17 pm

I forgot to add that I eat let’s say 80% raw.


Reyna May 14, 2013 at 11:48 pm

I am eating healthy because I come from a family with a lot of healthy issues, and I am doing my part to stay away from them.

At least, 3 days a week I am fully raw!!!

Rawmazing and I rawk!!!


Tony Kirkley May 15, 2013 at 12:04 am

I want to make a change in my life. Not only for me but my kids also. I want them to know that it is a life style and not choice.


Leila May 15, 2013 at 12:06 am

I am trying to eat more raw foods to build my health back up. Of course I’d love to lose weight in the process, but increased and prolonged health is my objective. I prepare/cook gluten free as well. About a year and a half ago I had my first introduction to raw food…raw ravioli made with thinly sliced turnip as the pasta and a raw spaghetti sauce …I don’t even like cooked turnip…it was all fantastic and a real eye opener. I am thrilled that there are so many informative people in the raw food world willing to share their knowlegde, recipes and tips…it is all so helpful. At this point, I’m eating about 70% raw daily, however there are occasional regressions, but even the regressions are healthier. I cater lunch a couple of times a week to students at the local naturopathic college … it basically helps me stay on track, I offer two entree options a day, at least one is raw, GF, vegan, sometimes both options are. I eat the leftover ingredients, but not hte rice … they really like rice. I’m not eating much fruit as I am battling candida, but I do love to juice, so I need to start doing that more, I know I can get my level of raw higher if I do and help me on my journey to wellness. Thanks for all you do!


Cindy Hughes May 15, 2013 at 12:09 am

I have changed our entire diet to a healthier 90 percent raw diet in an attempt to elevate my husband’s prostate cancer and the pain caused by my arthritis. After only 4 months of our new diet, we are already feeling the results. We have both lost weight without trying, reduced our aches and pains and increased our energy levels. We have high hopes it will aid in a full recovery back to good health. Thank you for all your information and especially you wonderful recipes. Without them I’m not sure I would have been able to stick to the new diet. You have made it exciting and pleasurable to eat new dishes that are healthy and so very tasty.


Jennifer May 15, 2013 at 5:05 am

I eat raw about 98 percent of the time and have been eating this way for about 3 years now. I love eating healthy as I have lost 100 pounds, have tons of energy and have cured many of my ailments/diseases. Want to get the word out to as many people as I can so that others can have the same results as me and not be so SAD.


heather May 15, 2013 at 6:33 am

I am a mom with 2 toddlers I eat raw 75% of the time. I have very poor digestion and since I have adopted the raw vegan lifestyle I have had a tremendous change. I definitely believe some people are just meant to eat this way! Just last night I pondered how I could make quinoa flakes for breakfast. Thanks for the opportunity


Lois Szydlowski May 15, 2013 at 7:42 am

I eat healthy because it is a challenge and fun….I eat raw 40% of the time.


Ange May 15, 2013 at 7:48 am

My husband and I have been experimenting with raw foods off and on for years and decided to take the plunge this year. We eat 100% raw 6 days a week, and then stray just a little one of the days of the weekend. We’re both feeling so much better than before, and we’re loving experimenting with so many new foods and ways to prepare them. Friends and family seem intrigued by what we’re doing, so we’re happy to be inspiring some positive change!


C White May 15, 2013 at 8:04 am

I began eaing raw a little over a year ago after a diagnosis of breast cancer. I eat an 80/20 ratio, more raw in the summer. So far, so good!


Brenda May 15, 2013 at 8:16 am

Hello! My first adventure into raw foods was in the 90’s, when I read Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond. It was in an attempt to stop my frequent diarrhea and gross abdominal discomfort and bloating. When I first began, I was about 80% raw, and I couldn’t believe the increase in my energy level! Soon after, I became pregnant, after six years of trying, and dropped the idea of raw foods in lieu of a more conventional diet that my ‘baby would thrive on’. I just didn’t see the connection. It’s sad, but there it is. I returned to eating raw when my symptoms grew too bad for me to leave the house. I was diagnosed, in 2008, with a severe gluten intolerance. My kidney’s, liver, and heart were failing. Every muscle in my body hurt, I had symptoms of Lupus, my memory was shot, and I had two young children to take care of. Once again, I felt health begin to reemerge from deep within. It was such a strong conversion from illness to health that it became my first concern – only second to my children. Even my children flourished on the raw foods. They actually preferred raw foods! When I blended up my raw meals and fed them, they ate every bite – when I put a jarred baby food in front of them they got finicky. Go figure! In 2011 I ventured off to college to learn Holistic Nutrition. Oh my goodness! Today, I am only about 60% to 70% raw. I eat fresh, cooked chicken eggs, and a lot of my mom’s cooked meats. Who can resist that? My health is probably the best it’s been in my life, and yet I still have a ways to go to reach my potential. It’s my belief that you just can’t get to your best self with diet alone; not even diet and exercise. For me, it’s Body, Mind and Spirit together that catapult the human body into true health – which is different for everyone. I believe true health must begin in the thought processes of our daily living. There is no limit to health, even for the ‘disabled’. Blessings to you all! ~Brenda


Dymetra Pernell May 15, 2013 at 8:44 am

About three years ago I became very I’ll from the foods I was eating. Last year I took a food intolerance test and realized I need to become a raw vegan; I just recently made the transition. I eat about 80% raw.


Jaycen May 15, 2013 at 9:07 am

I adopted a highly-raw diet to combat a few issues that were troublesome (digestion and Rosacea to name a few) and they’ve cleared up once I gave up the SAD. I eat at least 90% raw vegan and have never felt better.


Martha May 15, 2013 at 9:08 am

I am eating healthy because God healed my body of very serious issues and I want to take care of my new body. I eat raw 85% of the time.


Abraham May 15, 2013 at 9:11 am

I am eating healthy because my wife has encouraged me to. I eat raw for breakfast usually.


Lilly May 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

I eat 50 percent raw on average but have a range depending on what body needs at the time. I find that juice every morning keeps me healthy but raw food other times of the day satisfies cravings and gives me great joy in creating something good for my body


Tabia May 15, 2013 at 9:49 am

I eat and drink raw at every meal but am not 100% raw. Was introduced to raw food about 5 years ago and just 1 year ago incorporated more juice and soups/chowders into the meal plan and that change boosted my physical energy. Still have to work on the psychological bad habits that were imbedded with the low energy way of being. But having a wonderful life at age 69!


Lisa May 15, 2013 at 10:23 am

I AM A GADGET GIRL and I would LOVE the flaker. Thank you for this posting.


Lou Ella May 15, 2013 at 10:26 am

I’ve tried to eat healthy for almost 30 years, but I didn’t have enough of the puzzle pieces for what “eating healthy” means. Now, in my fifties, I have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, just like my mom who died when she was 65. I’ve since been learning about eating low carb and raw. Last month, after learning disturbing info about instant oatmeal, I bought oat groats, but the only thing I know to do with them is grind them into flour in my blender or soak them whole as a cereal.


Lisa May 15, 2013 at 10:58 am

I am moving to a raw vegan lifestyle in hopes of overcoming the Rheumatoid Disease I have had for 15 years. Currently eat about 50% raw and working to increase it. Love your recipes!


Shaj May 15, 2013 at 11:01 am

I eat 80-90% raw because a few years back I was sick with allergies, HBP, among other things. I read about raw food & it’s healing powers, decided to take the chance. It works. I’m not completely 100% disease free, however, I know that to eat healthy has to be the mainstay of my life. Yes, I would love the flaker because there are some grains that I can’t find in my neck of the woods.


Pandora May 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

I started eating raw to lose weight and to give my body the best nutrients I can. I have been doing it for a little over a month. I have lost 9 pounds and I would say I eat 75% raw. I am excited about my new lifestyle change!


Kelly May 15, 2013 at 11:20 am

I am a new convert to eating raw; I have been a vegetarian for years and after eating a week’s worth a raw food (trying out a diet with a friend) I was amazed at how I felt.

I would say I am at 30% raw, but I have a dehydrator on the way and I hope to up my raw ratio to 75% soon!!!

Your blog has been a huge help in getting me started and helping me find the tools – cheers for that!!!!


Kevin May 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm

My father and I are moving to a raw lifestyle. My father is a Stage IV Colon Cancer patient with some very rare tumors happening, not to mention he is now on blood thinners due to the cancer. I would love the flaker to be able to live 110% hippocrates quote of “Let food be my thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”.


Rose May 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I would so appreciate this.


Malia May 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I eat about 25% raw, because it makes me feel good!


melanie May 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I eat a high raw vegan diet (about 70% or more raw foods). So, my partner and I plan to start having kids in a couple of years and I want to ensure that my kids have the best start (in utero) possible, which means that I have to be AS HEALTHY AS I CAN POSSIBLY BE! This is my main motivation for being healthy right now… and once we have kids, we of course want to maintain our health so we can spend as much time with them as possible and enjoy every minute as much as possible while teaching them how to take the best care of themselves 😀


Uma May 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm

We eat healthy because we feel like our body is our temple and we are honored to feed it with the freshest foods available. We eat about 80% raw.
With love Uma and family


patty pittman May 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Looking for vegan recipes, i came upon your site. trying the vegan lifestyle in the middle of die hard meat eaters!! I would love this grinder


Helen May 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

My husband and I eat healthy so we can live a long life together with our young daughter. We never want to take any day we have for granted and we are blessed by the abundance of raw treats and fresh produce that we are able to provide for our family, daily. We are about 80% raw.


Eric May 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I am trying to eat healthier to lose weight and avoid diabetes. I eat raw food about 80% of the time.


Doris May 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I would love to win it. I am trying to eat more raw food to maintain my health and I do so about 60% of the time. Thanks for the chance!


Mariam May 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I have started eating raw food 10 years ago. Now, it is a daily part of my diet and at least 2 meals are made of raw food. I have much more energy now.


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