Steve and Andrea love good food! Andrea grew up in Budapest Hungary surrounded by a rich history of culinary excellence and Steve worked in his first natural food restaurant at the age of 16 and went on to train as a chef and worked for many years in the restaurant industry.
Preparing the finest, fresh and wholesome food for their friends and family is more than a pastime for them, it is a passion. Rawesome Morsels™ is a natural extension of this dedication to creating the most delicious, healthiest food possible.
We hope you enjoy our Rawesome Morsels™ as much as we love making them for you!
Rawesome Morsels™, like most things, did not spring to life fully formed. It began when our lifelong love of delicious food and our determination to have a consistent healthy diet/lifestyle ran into each other headfirst. We knew that in order to be as healthy as possible we needed to adopt a new attitude towards food. Not another diet, but a new way of life.
After much research we decided that for us, a diet without refined sugars, without wheat flour and with very few grains was the way to go. Our dilemma was: we were not willing to live through a single bland, tasteless “healthy” meal. Let’s face it. Life is just too short to eat boring food! So, every meal became a challenge. We were determined to absolutely love what we ate, and we were doing it! Breakfast, lunch and dinner were coming along nicely, but we were more challenged by two other absolute necessities: awesome desserts and delicious quick snacks.
So, we started blending the finest fruits, nuts, seeds and seasonings in a variety of our favorite flavors. Daily, obsessively, we would chop, grind, blend, season and shape the highest quality raw foods available. We made layered desserts, tortes, pies, bars, puddings, cookies and anything else we could conceive.
We were creating so many different concoctions that we started making gift boxes and sharing them with friends and family and asked everyone for their comments and feedback until we were finally able to narrow the field down to a few favorites. At this point we bought a larger scale dehydrator so we could get the consistencies just right, and the warm, delicious smells started to permeate our home. We have a lush garden outside of our kitchen, and we started to notice a squirrel looking in the window, and generally loitering in plain sight at all hours of the day or night. We have a dog and a cat, and while they are no great hunters, they both appreciate a good squirrel chase, but this did not seem to deter our new friend in the slightest. In fact he started to be such a regular visitor, and had such a dignified and unflappable personality we decided to name him Sebastian. He seemed to be flourishing in our garden, his coat grew even more lustrous, he put on some weight and seemed to have developed a new confident sparkle in his eyes, about this same time we noticed that some of the gift boxes that were filled and stacked in our kitchen and ready to go to our friends were missing pieces, or even whole layers of tasty morsels!
The mystery was resolved when we came home one day and caught Sebastian in the act. He had apparently sneaked in the cat door, tiptoed past the sleeping dog and cat and was in the process of carefully opening a box of goodies when we walked in. After a classic double take, in what I could only call a cartoon moment, he beat a hasty retreat out the cat door, but on his way out he paused just long enough to grab a Tart Cherry Tarte square, pop it in his mouth and make his escape.
We had lived in the same house for almost 8 years, and with all the thousands of meals and desserts we had made over the years, until that point we had never yet tempted a wild animal to the point of breaking and entering and absconding with the jewels of our efforts! When we finally stopped laughing, we looked at each other and decided then and there that we should share our new creations with everyone, and Rawesome Morsels™ was born.
We hope you enjoy eating these incredibly delicious and healthy concoctions and that you too become a part of the Rawesome Morsels™ story.