I have to finally say, and I think I've always known yet old habits die hard, that fatty gourmet recipes using complex ingredients, nuts, seeds, oils, raw onions, raw garlic, dates and dried and dehydrated foods and seriously terrible combinations...make me SICK. Yes, literally SICK. Very SICK. In my latest atempt to see once and for all if perhaps I should be making more gourmet recipes from he many raw recipe bookjs I have, I decided to make raw enchiladas and raw fudge balls. I have been sick al day and night from it, and I am going straght back to my fresh fruits, green and fruit smoothies, juices and simple 80/10/10 method of eating. It is truly the only way. There is no way all the fats and spices and dried foods promoted in so many of these gourmet raw recipe combinations is healthy for anyone. And I can honestly now say, dehydrated and dried foods and fruits ARE NOT RAW! There is nothing natural tasting or fresh or hydrating or energizing in any of it, and that includes all the fatty oils and nuts and condiments and spices so many people add in these recipes to achieve a so called 'mock" meal! How can marinating your once fresh veggies in 1/4 cup of EVOO, adding salt and spices and then EATING all that oil and disgustingness be considered by anyone fresh, raw, healthy, or in any way easily digested? And those raw date and nut-based desserts...god help me. That's a recipe for wanting to toss all your cokies and purge your system of all that junk afterwards. Back to bananas, beries, melons, pears, apples, celery, greens, juices, smoothies, etc tc for me. This raw gourmet crap is as bad if not worse than cooked, highly processed foods.