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  • Rafaela Baia, Yummy Raw Cakes

    Owner and Chef at Yummy Raw boasts some healthy cheesecakes Rafaela is so proud to be living in Australia, to become a part of Australian culture while also keeping her Brazilian roots - by bringing in her passion and dedication to rock-solid healthy food any respectable grandmother or mother would make for her family out of love. Far from a Raw Deal Most people associate cakes and bakes with sugars, ovens and probably a few notches too high on the calorie scale. Rafaela Baia is set to change that mentality with her line of raw, yummy cakes. Veronica Lind from our marketing agency, Vermilion Pinstripes sits with Rafaela to understand this raw cake business. We could not believe it when we heard about her raw cakes. Can an unbaked cake even be called a cake? When we saw her beautiful creations we really just had to try them and find out more! We spent a lovely afternoon getting to know Rafaela over a big pot of blue tea (and more than a few slices of her raw pandan cake).  Discovering it Raw, an interview with Rafaela Baia Mindful eating is my passion and also a part of my lifestyle. It is what gave birth to Yummy Raw . I love and appreciate good food and I believe there is a way to create healthy, raw, dairy-free, gluten-free, plant-based "happy foods" with no refined sugar. That is how I got started experimenting with recipes and sourcing for ingredients to create my beautiful raw cakes!   I use wholesome, healthy, nutrient-packed ingredients such as cashew, almonds, dates to give my cakes sweetness, texture and body. For food to be qualified as "raw", it cannot be cooked over 40 degrees so the nutrients and vitamins do not get destroyed in a typical cooking process. I was cooking in numerous restaurants and those years of observing and experimenting really consolidated my passion in raw foods. I was working in a vegan restaurant when I got obsessed with how incredible plant-based food can be. Once I discovered this, there really was no turning back to cooking with or eating processed foods and chemical-based unhealthy products "…they are dairy-free, gluten-free, no refined sugar but they taste amazing. You won't believe that there's no sugar in there, that's why I make them with a lot of pleasure. I'm very proud to sell something that is going to be nourished … you can get lots of nutrients and minerals because they don't break down when you cook them like a normal cake."  - Rafaela Baia From Brazil to Australia Brazilian families love food and many of our family memories surround cooking. Sunday family lunches were the norm and cooking up a storm was something we looked forward to. Making food together was something that brought us close together. And in those days, our grandparents and parents were big on eating healthy and well, with authentic ingredients straight from the earth. We may not have had a word like ´ecological´ or ´organic´ then, but the food we ate were certainly as real as they could get. We were a generation lucky to have grown up eating real, healthy food. My family even had a food catering business, so I literally grew up in a food environment where cooking and organizing anything related to food was the norm. I guess I kind of got my career laid out for me from the very start!  ​ I moved to Port Macquarie because my husband got a job here, and we really wanted to take life more slowly. I was living on the Gold Coast when I first came to Australia, then I was living in Sydney and Lake Cathie. I love living in the middle north coast. I have been living in Australia for over 12 years now and I simply love it here. "​I am so proud to be living here, to become a part of Australian culture while also keeping my Brazilian roots by bringing in my passion and dedication to rock-solid healthy food any respectable grandmother or mother would make for her family out of love." ​ - Rafaela Baia Making my beautiful raw cakes is the gift my Brazilian roots have given me. I am also very proud of myself for picking up a new language when I first got to Australia, and starting off a new career myself. Those are achievements my family and I really value. I think I have done pretty well - these were big changes in my life and a lot of moving, changing and settling in.   Things sometimes got overwhelming and stressful, and that is when a quiet afternoon of cooking with my healthy, happy, raw ingredients help me to set my balance straight again.   Yummy Raw Roselle/Dragon fruit raw cakes and assorted Raw cupcakes. All natural plant based colours and flavours. The pink is from My Blue Tea Roselle Powder, green is Kaffir Lime Leaf powder and the purple is from Butterfly Blue Pea Flowers Powder. You eat and you nourish your body. You're not just eating to satisfy your hunger.   Cooking raw food is like my hobby, passion, lifestyle, career, therapy all rolled into one! It has really made an amazing change in my life.  Ingredients for the Future I set up Yummy Raw as a company to give me the space I need to experiment and build up my repertoire of raw dishes. I grew up being fed on good quality ingredients and that was a way my family showed love and consideration. Now in my business, I continue to uphold that tradition and I use only high quality ingredients. I am feeding customers who trust in what I am creating and I know however much heart you put into something, you get it back tenfold. So much of my heart is invested in this business, it is important to give the very best I have and to know I have not only delighted the tastebuds of my customers, but also that my creations are nurturing and beneficial to their bodies too.  ​ I have also been sourcing for produce locally as far as possible. I love the sense of community that I build wherever I go and if I make the extra effort to just look and ask, life brings me the connections I need to propel my business!  It has really boosted my confidence finding local businesses within Port Macquarie. Talking to people, getting to know them, making new connections, and it has really helped me fire up my passion when I meet like-minded people I can collaborate and work with. Setting up a business can feel like a tough, lonely journey at times, so meeting people who share my passion helps to keep me going. I love the sense of togetherness with the people I have met and how supportive everyone has been. This is definitely not a competitive dog-eats-dog arena. Everyone has their own unique space to grow, helped by each other.  ​ One of my recent connections is with My Blue Tea . I adore their all natural plant-based powders. These are absolutely beautiful ingredients and it got my creativity buzzing in the kitchen. I found My Blue Tea on Instagram and it was love at first sight. I was mesmerised by the natural blue colour of the butterfly pea flower . I knew I had to get my hands on some of that powder and I already had ideas whizzing in my head about what I could do with it.  "Thanks to My Blue Tea, I have created three really pretty new cakes - the Roselle Raw Cake, the Pandan Raw Cake and the Layered Blue Pandan Cheesecake. All raw, natural, unique, delicious, healthy, beautiful and absolutely guilt-free when savoured! Yummy Raw cakes are already power-packed with nutrients - when I add My Blue Tea´s superfood powders to them, that really amps up the cakes in their nutrient value, as well as making them look so incredibly pretty!" ​ - Rafaela Baia I am excited to see what new connections I can continue to make in Port Macquarie. I know that is how my creativity grows!  Labour of Love Yummy Raw allows me to pursue my passion and create a future for my family - a future built on very healthy foundations! I want to continue to work with plant-based desserts. I love seeing the final product, and here is a little secret confession on my part - my favourite part of the whole cooking process is putting in the garnishes and finishing touches. It is so fun and kind of like a treat for myself to say, well done, you have made another amazing delicious raw cake!  ​ Sometimes my experiments do not work out and things do not go as plan, but that is what I also love about cooking. It is very forgiving. I experiment, try different ingredients and methods, and if it works, great, if it does not, it is a lesson learnt. I can dust it off, wash things up, rest with a cup of coffee and try again the next day!  ​ I am excited about where my future is going with Yummy Raw . I know I have strong roots to back me up in my culinary career. I have a lot of saudades* for the food and family feasting atmosphere I enjoyed as a child. And in some ways I want to extend this and share this with my customers. Yummy Raw is my labour of love and I am a very lucky person to have grown up with beautiful food and to now be the one sharing this with so many people.  * Saudades- (Portuguese) feeling of nostalgia or melancholic longing for the past or for something or someone one loves.  RAFAELA'S ENERGY BALLS RECIPE Rafaela Baia of Yummy Raw speaks about her passion and what goes into her Raw Cakes Want more? ​ Looking to make your own culinary creations? Then check out the My Blue Tea Blog  and TV Channel  for gorgeous recipes created by chefs from the world over!

  • A delicious dash of pink with Roselle Lemongrass Sorbet

    Just think Barbie Pink but healthy and natural! Perfect for spring and summer as El Nino is visiting and we have started seeing warning signs from NSW Rural Fire service on the hot spots alert. You can follow NSW Rural Fire service on their FB Page for updates. Be safe, everyone. New Roselle powder stocks have just arrived! And here's a refreshing sorbet recipe to share with everyone that is healthy, delicious and good for kids with its all natural plant based colour. Recipe for Roselle Lemongrass Sorbet INGREDIENTS: *2 tspn @my.blue.tea Roselle Powder *2-3 sour plum *180g natural yoghurt *320g cold boiled water *50g honey *some lime juice (optional) METHOD: (1) Put all ingredients into a blender and blend well. Pour mixture into a stainless steel tray and cover. (2) Put into the freezer and freeze for 1 hour. Remove, use a fork to break up the ice crystals and return to freezer. (3) Keep mixing the sorbet for another 3 times till very smooth in texture. Serve and enjoy. What else is Roselle good for : (1) Roselle Cheesecake with hidden raspberries by Chef Catherine Teo (2) Roselle is also in our Lady in Red Hibiscus tea and (3) for baking Roselle Babka by Lynn in New Zealand. Our beautiful Lady in Red Hibiscus Tea is great as a summer ice tea with a dash of lime and honey. It has a rich, velvety cranberry flavour, and is full of goodness with its herbal blend of organic ginger, organic rosehip, organic lemongrass and double the hibiscus flavour!

  • Roselle Hibiscus Salad Dressing

    Roselle Hibiscus, the "prodigal child" that we have not publish much recipes.... but watch this space........ Roselle Hibiscus produces attractive foliage and flowers and will reach a height of about 7 feet. Many parts of the plant, including the seeds, leaves, fruits, and roots, are used medicinally or in foods . The leaves are lobed and reddish-green and can be used as a cooked green or added raw for a nice "zing" to a salad. Roselle has a little "sourish" flavour and it is great as a "sauce" for salads and as spread. It's very pretty too It's OFFICIALLY Summer 2023 and given the heat of the summer, Salads are such an easy way to eat light, energizing food that gives our bodies a hit of all the nutrients it needs to thrive. Roselle is a little "sour" and maybe able to substitute for if you would like some vinegar, vinaigrette, lemons etc which is why we are giving you this Roselle Hibiscus salad dressing recipe with a tinge of beautiful pink colour but you create your 50 Shades of Pink or "Black Pink" with added black garlic. How to make Roselle Hibiscus Salad dressing? Ingredients *2 tspn @my.blue.tea Roselle powder (dilute in a bit of water) *300g Mayonnaise *90g Sweetened Condensed Milk or honey (adjust sweetness to your taste) Method (1) Mix all ingredients (2) Spoon into a cleaned jar and store in the fridge. (3) Serve as salad dressing or sandwich spread Roselle Hibiscus is packed with Vitamin C. It's organic from our factory and farms by Doku Bio-technology and sister's farming company, Doku in Sarawak. We have been busy harvesting all these all pure natural farming with no pesticide , no synthetic fertiliser but using biochar, vermicompost. Stay tuned for new recipes and new products that we will be sharing with you in time. Roselle Hibiscus Salad Dressing Roselle Hibiscus salad dressing is perfect on prawns and on your platter of cold meat or on your potato salad, the pink colour is beautiful. Or if you are daring try as follows :- Flavourful Fried Chicken If you’re making a batch of fried chicken, marinate the chicken pieces in a mixture of buttermilk and and Roselle Hibiscus salad dressing sauce before coating them in flour, or breadcrumbs. The chicken will not only be juicy, but flavourful too. Flavourful Stir Fry Roselle Hibiscus salad dressing is also great to make a quick stir fry with sesame and ginger. This Pink dressing salad dressing great to keep on hand for a simple toss in drizzling into the wok to coat the and add a final flavourful finish. ROSELLE: SCIENTIFIC NAME: HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA Roselle, also known as Hibiscus tea has a long tradition of use as a health supporting drink and food ingredient. Roselle is well known and widely used around the planet. Keep in mind that in the case of My Blue Tea Freeze Dry’s Roselle powder we have ellimated the water which is approximately 85% of the total weight. It is, thereby, naturally concentrated six to seven times. Roselle tea is a mild infusion. You drink the mild infusion and throw the flower (calyse) away. In the case of Roselle powder from My Blue Tea, you are actually drinking the entire calyse. All benefits, nutritional and otherwise are highly concentrated. Have you tried our Coconut Shake and Pudding Eaze for Summer? Roselle is great in both cocktails Roselle Gin Fizz and our Lady in Red Roselle tea .

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  • Rafaela Baia | Yummy Raw | My Blue Tea | Chef Profile

    MY BLUE TEA CHEF PROFILE Rafaela Baia Rafaela is so proud to be living in Australia, to become a part of Australian culture while also keeping her Brazilian roots - by bringing in her passion and dedication to rock-solid healthy food any respectable grandmother or mother would make for her family out of love. You eat and you nourish your body. You're not just eating to satisfy your hunger.¨ RAFAELA BAIA RAFAELA'S ENERGY BALLS RECIPE Rafaela Baia Owner and Chef, Yummy Raw Far from a Raw Deal Most people associate cakes and bakes with sugars, ovens and probably a few notches too high on the calorie scale. Rafaela Baia is set to change that mentality with her line of raw, yummy cakes. Veronica Lind from our marketing agency, Vermilion Pinstripes sits with Rafaela to understand this raw cake business. We could not believe it when we heard about her raw cakes. Can an unbaked cake even be called a cake? When we saw her beautiful creations we really just had to try them and find out more! We spent a lovely afternoon getting to know Rafaela over a big pot of blue tea (and more than a few slices of her raw pandan cake). Discovering it Raw, an interview with Rafaela Baia Mindful eating is my passion and also a part of my lifestyle. It is what gave birth to Yummy Raw . I love and appreciate good food and I believe there is a way to create healthy, raw, dairy-free, gluten-free, plant-based "happy foods" with no refined sugar. That is how I got started experimenting with recipes and sourcing for ingredients to create my beautiful raw cakes! I use wholesome, healthy, nutrient-packed ingredients such as cashew, almonds, dates to give my cakes sweetness, texture and body. For food to be qualified as "raw", it cannot be cooked over 40 degrees so the nutrients and vitamins do not get destroyed in a typical cooking process. ​ I was cooking in numerous restaurants and those years of observing and experimenting really consolidated my passion in raw foods. I was working in a vegan restaurant when I got obsessed with how incredible plant-based food can be. Once I discovered this, there really was no turning back to cooking with or eating processed foods and chemical-based unhealthy products. "…they are dairy-free, gluten-free, no refined sugar but they taste amazing. You won't believe that there's no sugar in there, that's why I make them with a lot of pleasure. I'm very proud to sell something that is going to be nourished … you can get lots of nutrients and minerals because they don't break down when you cook them like a normal cake." - Rafaela Baia From Brazil to Australia Brazilian families love food and many of our family memories surround cooking. Sunday family lunches were the norm and cooking up a storm was something we looked forward to. Making food together was something that brought us close together. And in those days, our grandparents and parents were big on eating healthy and well, with authentic ingredients straight from the earth. We may not have had a word like ´ecological´ or ´organic´ then, but the food we ate were certainly as real as they could get. We were a generation lucky to have grown up eating real, healthy food. My family even had a food catering business, so I literally grew up in a food environment where cooking and organizing anything related to food was the norm. I guess I kind of got my career laid out for me from the very start! ​ I moved to Port Macquarie because my husband got a job here, and we really wanted to take life more slowly. I was living on the Gold Coast when I first came to Australia, then I was living in Sydney and Lake Cathie. I love living in the middle north coast. I have been living in Australia for over 12 years now and I simply love it here. "​I am so proud to be living here, to become a part of Australian culture while also keeping my Brazilian roots by bringing in my passion and dedication to rock-solid healthy food any respectable grandmother or mother would make for her family out of love." ​ - Rafaela Baia Making my beautiful raw cakes is the gift my Brazilian roots have given me. I am also very proud of myself for picking up a new language when I first got to Australia, and starting off a new career myself. Those are achievements my family and I really value. I think I have done pretty well - these were big changes in my life and a lot of moving, changing and settling in. Things sometimes got overwhelming and stressful, and that is when a quiet afternoon of cooking with my healthy, happy, raw ingredients help me to set my balance straight again. You eat and you nourish your body. You're not just eating to satisfy your hunger. Cooking raw food is like my hobby, passion, lifestyle, career, therapy all rolled into one! It has really made an amazing change in my life. Ingredients for the Future I set up Yummy Raw as a company to give me the space I need to experiment and build up my repertoire of raw dishes. I grew up being fed on good quality ingredients and that was a way my family showed love and consideration. Now in my business, I continue to uphold that tradition and I use only high quality ingredients. I am feeding customers who trust in what I am creating and I know however much heart you put into something, you get it back tenfold. So much of my heart is invested in this business, it is important to give the very best I have and to know I have not only delighted the tastebuds of my customers, but also that my creations are nurturing and beneficial to their bodies too. ​ I have also been sourcing for produce locally as far as possible. I love the sense of community that I build wherever I go and if I make the extra effort to just look and ask, life brings me the connections I need to propel my business! ​ It has really boosted my confidence finding local businesses within Port Macquarie. Talking to people, getting to know them, making new connections, and it has really helped me fire up my passion when I meet like-minded people I can collaborate and work with. Setting up a business can feel like a tough, lonely journey at times, so meeting people who share my passion helps to keep me going. I love the sense of togetherness with the people I have met and how supportive everyone has been. This is definitely not a competitive dog-eats-dog arena. Everyone has their own unique space to grow, helped by each other. ​ One of my recent connections is with My Blue Tea . I adore their all natural plant-based powders. These are absolutely beautiful ingredients and it got my creativity buzzing in the kitchen. I found My Blue Tea on Instagram and it was love at first sight. I was mesmerised by the natural blue colour of the butterfly pea flower . I knew I had to get my hands on some of that powder and I already had ideas whizzing in my head about what I could do with it. "Thanks to My Blue Tea, I have created three really pretty new cakes - the Roselle Raw Cake, the Pandan Raw Cake and the Layered Blue Pandan Cheesecake. All raw, natural, unique, delicious, healthy, beautiful and absolutely guilt-free when savoured! Yummy Raw cakes are already power-packed with nutrients - when I add My Blue Tea´s superfood powders to them, that really amps up the cakes in their nutrient value, as well as making them look so incredibly pretty!" ​ - Rafaela Baia Yummy Raw Roselle Cakes All natural colours and ingredients. The pink is from My Blue Tea Roselle Powder and the purple is from Butterfly Blue Pea Flowers Powder. Yummy Raw Blue and Chocolate Cake Mostly nut based "cream" mixed with My Blue Tea Butterfly Blue Pea Flowers powder for that natural blue, purple and pink colour tones. Yummy Raw Roselle and Kaffir Lime Cakes They're really yummy. Beautiful colours and flavours derived from My Blue Tea Roselle and Kaffir Lime Powder. Yummy Raw Cakes The "purple" on this Yummy Raw cake is made from My Blue Tea Butterfly Blue Pea Flower powder. Yummy Raw Roselle Birthday Cake Natural reds and pinks using My Blue Tea's Roselle Hibiscus Sabdariffa powder I am excited to see what new connections I can continue to make in Port Macquarie. I know that is how my creativity grows! Labour of Love Yummy Raw allows me to pursue my passion and create a future for my family - a future built on very healthy foundations! I want to continue to work with plant-based desserts. I love seeing the final product, and here is a little secret confession on my part - my favourite part of the whole cooking process is putting in the garnishes and finishing touches. It is so fun and kind of like a treat for myself to say, well done, you have made another amazing delicious raw cake! ​ Sometimes my experiments do not work out and things do not go as plan, but that is what I also love about cooking. It is very forgiving. I experiment, try different ingredients and methods, and if it works, great, if it does not, it is a lesson learnt. I can dust it off, wash things up, rest with a cup of coffee and try again the next day! ​ I am excited about where my future is going with Yummy Raw . I know I have strong roots to back me up in my culinary career. I have a lot of saudades* for the food and family feasting atmosphere I enjoyed as a child. And in some ways I want to extend this and share this with my customers. Yummy Raw is my labour of love and I am a very lucky person to have grown up with beautiful food and to now be the one sharing this with so many people. * Saudades- (Portuguese) feeling of nostalgia or melancholic longing for the past or for something or someone one loves. RAFAELA'S ENERGY BALLS RECIPE Rafaela Baia of Yummy Raw speaks about her passion and what goes into her Raw Cakes Blue Recipes Shop Online Buy Direct Trade Enquiries Rafaela

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