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)
local, organic and simply comfort in a bowl!
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 —...

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...

- 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...

Sugar, at the end of the day, is an addictive and toxic substance
May 30, 2013

This week, me and a few of my clients together embarked on a 5-day green-juice and raw food feast sponsored by Eat FRESH (Hong Kong’s organic produce delivery service). One of the biggest challenges for most people when doing a cleanse, is actually just coming away from sugar  – I mean from apples to the hard-core refined stuff.
 
Sugar, at the end of the day, is an addictive substance.
 
Sugar gives us that “hit” for a minute and, whether you wish to acknowledge it or not, most people do crave sugar at some point in time. Your sugar-hit might be some white-rice, maybe some dried fruit, or even a dairy iced- frappe at 3pm…sound familiar?
 
Eliminating sugar is a major hurdle for many people, and, according to health and Body Ecology expert, Donna Gates, ancient wisdom from Ayurvedic...

…greens, jeans, models and me.
July 2, 2013

The fashion world has a bad reputation for choosing skinny and unhealthy looking models and muses, however, newsflash: HEALTHY is the NEW SEXY and GREEN-JUICE is the NEW BLACK.
 
So, this week, I’ll be graciously delivering my yummy superfoods and organic juices to non other than Hong Kong’s supermodels at Jones Lang LaSalle’s annual “Fashionista Challenge”, which will be hosted at REPLAY Jeans’ store in Times Square. Yep, just an average week here at Graciously Green and Eat FRESH HQ.
 
I think it’s important for us organic, veggie-lovers to come out of the closet and start to take responsibility to make greens and healthy-living “cool” and appealing. It’s amazing that,...

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