Eating & Drinking

EAT THIS: Sarah Ives of Oh My Raw dishes on her (mostly healthy) cravings

Sarah Ives dove into the raw food movement in 2008 as an alternative way to help manage her father’s health after he was diagnosed with cancer. She soon noticed that by increasing her raw food intake by even a small percentage, she felt more energetic. After taking a specialized course at California’s Living Light Culinary Institute, Ives launched Oh My Raw, a business dedicated to teaching people how to prepare raw food meals and how to incorporate the approach into a busy lifestyle.

By Jen Lahey


Sarah Ives holds trays of wheat grass, known for its curative properties. Photo by Angela Gordon.

My go-to for entertaining
Raw chili.

My comfort food

My biggest food weakness
Bread! Especially whole-grain bread.

My current food obsession
Creating the perfect salad dressing.

My secret weapon
The balancing of flavours.

My favourite restaurant meal
The Greek pizza at La Belle Verte.

My best culinary tip
Invest in a sharp chef’s knife.

My must-have dessert
Raw chocolate-banana-cream pie.