Mia Moore's Blog

HONG KONG
Mia, Founder of, Graciously Green, draws on her health education from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's (IIN) cutting-edge Health Coach training Programme, as well as her in-depth chef studies in raw and plant-based foods, to provide plant-based cooking, health coaching and education, both in person and online. She also studied toxins in-depth and now leads raw food cleanses and liver detoxes. Graciously Green is sponsored by Hong Kong’s organic vegetable delivery service, Eat FRESH (www.eatfresh.com.hk)
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November 10, 2013

So, it's official, the A/W months are in and summer is quickly becoming a distant memory.
 
But rather than feel blue, why not embrace the change and all the fun it brings. Instead of lazy days on the beach, now is the perfect time of year for long walks in the park which, by the way, are beautiful this time of year - the golden fallen leaves look like blankets on the trails.
 
A day at the poolside has shifted to a cozy day on the couch with a film and a big mug of something steaming hot.
The recent wind and rain inspired me to create a healthy upgrade of an old favourite; mash! Good old mash never fails to warm the soul and make me smile, especially on a cool day.
 
Enjoy and embrace autumn and this yummy recipe. All veggies used were from www.eatfresh.com.hk  - Eat FRESH organic e-greengrocery (local and organic —...

- And try my super easy warm Fennel, Cabbage & Coconut-slaw
October 9, 2013

The seasons are changing and with it so is my diet. Yes, I am moving away from raw and into the warm. And it’s not just how I eat my veggies that is changing, the types of veggies I eat are slowly transitioning to more warming root veggies and other seasonal goodies, such as apples designed to give us exactly what we need at this time of year.
 
'Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.' - Henry David Thoreau
 
For me, part of living “green” is living in harmony with nature, and how better to do this than to eat and change with the seasons. As summer comes to a close, the glorious crispy golden autumn begins, providing us with grounding autumn fruits and veggies.  It is so easy to walk into the local supermarket and pick-up some tropical fruit in the middle of autumn, but is this really a good thing for...

- And try my multi-functional post-workout shake
September 19, 2013

On any average day, I consider my lifestyle “healthy”, but recently I stepped things-up a notch in preparation for my “best ever health” for my wedding day on 29th Nov this year! Eeek!
 
However, I run two businesses, I usually have writing deadlines to meet, a wedding to plan and, just to add the coconut-sugar icing to the cake, I also have a 6 month old puppy with more energy than the energizer bunny (boy has he been good training for when the kids arrive). This doesn't leave much time for, well, me!
 
I went through a period when trying to get my businesses off the ground - and to some extent I’m still in this process, - where there truly wasn’t much time for me and I began to feel less like “me” every day. You see “happy Mia” loves to be out in nature, she likes to spend time in the yoga studio (teaching or practicing), or even just catching-up with friends over an...

...can it really keep the doctor away?
September 2, 2013

Apple season is finally here in Hong Kong - yeah – fruit! And of course, I buy mine organic from Eat FRESH organic e-greengrocery!
 
One of the reasons I love eating locally is that it forces us to eat in season, which is great because nature knows what nutrition we need and when. For example, the seasons will soon begin to change from summer to autumn and we must make sure our bodies are ready for a drop in temperature.
 
Apples provide amazing nutrition which help towards preparing us for the change. For example, did you know that apples contain loads of immune-boosting vitamin C providing 14% of our recommended daily value! And that's’ not all, they really can help keep the doctor away:
 
They’re helpful for our digestion - Apples contain quite a lot of soluble fibre (about 4 grams per medium apple), which is not...

Why this Raw Chef broke the rules and decided to bake!
August 5, 2013

One of my yoga masters once told me, “Mia, you can’t just break the rules in the beginning; first you must learn them and then you can break them”.
 
I was studying to become a yoga teacher at the time, and what he was referring to was my obsession with putting a backbend into just about every posture - which is usually an advanced version of some postures – when, actually, I first needed to master the original posture in order to backbend safely. I really hate rules, and at the time, I didn’t get what he meant by this. Later, when I ended up with pain in my lower back, it clicked, literally. You see, it’s highly likely that if your foundation posture is still shaky and you start pulling yourself into an advanced version of a posture, you could injure yourself. What’s worse, if you teach this way, you will injure one of your students.
 
So why am I applying this to...

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