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I am new to the form and I am raw :-)

edited December 2010 in Introductions

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  • Hi! Welcome – you’ll find there are lots of friendly & helpful people on here :)

  • Hello Martonmr

    Where do you live? What’s your story?

  • Hello Angie

    I hope i will :-)

    So….what’s your diet?

  • hi justin! you will find that there are some all raw people on here and some part raw and some experimenting. explore and ask questions!

  • Hello Bitt

    That’s what I been noticing.

    I will.

    Thanks

  • Hey Justin, I hope you have fun on this website! :)

  • Hi justin… I can understand how lonely it must be to have just moved, especialy since I doubt there is a huge raw food group in missouri. This community is very friendly and open and they have certainly made me feel comfortable interacting and asking questions… It is a great support in transitioning and finding acceptance to your journey with raw food.

  • Hello Rachel_Akiko

    Thanks. I hope I do 2. Is that your name Rachel? Where do you live?

  • Hello sarabethxvx

    Thanks for the reply. It’s been the first time living in a different state. I from Utah, everything thing seems foreign over here. I am adapting though :-) I just moved to a small town called Stockton which has 1500 people and I don’t think there are any raw foodest here. (Fact I haven’t meet anyone my age)

    Having people with the same interest defiantly assists me too. Cool dog by the way. What’s his/her name?

  • Hmmm – my diet = as much as I want of whatever I want, as long as it’s raw. I once in a while eat something not raw, but that is only when I can’t afford enough raw foods and will hopefully change in the next month or so – I’ve said a lot on here that my goal has always been to eat exactly and only what my body wants; I have never had a goal of a percentage of raw, or vegan, or any other label. But I have found that my body LOVES raw plant foods, so that’s where I’m happy.

  • I eat as angie does. As much of whatever raw foods I want. I crave tons of salads, fruits, small amounts of nuts/avos/oils. Some days I’ll eat mono fruits (tons of one fruit) every meal. Some days I eat complex raw recipes. For example the past 4 days, i’ve had fresh raw thai coconut curry – 5 bowls every day! And 2 huge salads every day. I eat what I crave, end of story. It works : )

  • That’s how I believe. “Eat what your body/sprit is telling you” Your sprit always knows what will be the best. Believing and doing it seams to be the trick. My latest and greatest :-) is I read the Green for life book written by Victoria Boutenko. I was inspired greatly, so much so that I am doing an experiment which is green smoothies for a month. It consists of greens and fruits only blended up. Have you guys ever read it? It’s going to be interesting I am already in 4 days. The first two days were a little bit of a struggle but being 100% raw for a month has made it easier. It’s amazing how good I feel though

  • Winnona

    What’s your recipe for coconut curry? It Sounds good.

  • Coconut Curry

    and my red curry is great too! it’s not totally raw if you fry the cumin coriander… and the dried chilis aren’t raw. Ingredients


    • 1 tsp cumin seeds

    • 2 tsp coriander seeds

    • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns

    • 1/2 tsp salt

    • 10 (20g) large dried chillies, soaked in warm water for 25 minutes, then finely chopped

    • 1 tsp grated ginger

    • 1 stalk lemongrass, white part only, finely chopped

    • Rind of 1/4 lime, finely chopped

    • 1/2 lime, peeled

    • 6 coriander roots, washed, finely chopped

    • 2 shallots, finely chopped

    • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

    • 8 red birdseye chillies, seeded

    Place cumin, coriander and peppercorns in a small frying pan and dry roast over medium heat for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Add 1/4 cup water and blend until smooth. Paste will keep, covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or frozen for 1 month.

  • Hi Justin, I’ll be your friend ;)

  • Hi Justin :) Welcome! I read ‘Green For Life’ and loved it. I have at least a quart of green smoothie a day. Sometimes more if I’m really busy and only have time for a liquid meal! You will definitely find lots of friends here and it sounds like you’ve made a few already. Count me as one as well :)

  • I read green for life. Excellent book! I drink green smoothies most mornings for breakfast. They’re incredibly healthy!

  • Justin- my friend is a deaf pitbull mix and we call her blanche. She is so awesome, I am really lucky to have her in my life. She is vegan and eats lots of raw fruits and veggies… we really like to snack together :) See anyone in their 20’s around town yet?

  • Thanks Winona for the recipe, I will deftly make it when I am off this green drink deal.

  • Hello Zoe

    Thanks for being my friend! It means a lot :-)

    Where do you live? I took a peak at your website, looks great. I will have to look at it some more when I get a chance.

  • Hello AKAAuburnEyes lol long name :-)

    The same goes for you, thanks for being my friend.

    You read the book too huh. That’s cool. What is one of your favorite green smoothies?

  • Winona…

    It is an excellent book. What is one of your favorite green smoothies? It’s amazing I thought I was well detoxified but since I have had only green drinks for the past 4 days I can fill my body detoxifying a lot more. It is extremely health and now I can say I am defiantly 100% raw because I don’t think you can go much more. :-)

  • Hey, Justin – how long have you been raw? And where in Missouri do you live? My sis was in Independence for a while a few years ago. Cool to hear about your green drinks – I haven’t read the book, but I’m always looking for new ideas for green smoothies – what are some of your favorites? Friends are good :)

  • Sarabethxvx…

    Wow that’s sad and cool at the same time if that is possible. Has he always been deaf? How does the dog react eating a vegan diet? Does her breath stink like a normal dog?

    No I haven’t yet. I have been playing basket ball with a few high school boys (17 a little closer :-) lately however which has been fun. What are some of your hobbies you enjoy?

  • Angie…

    Well… I first went off of sugar for a year then just focused on eating things I could comprehend. (I would read the label and if I couldn’t pronounce the word then I would not eat it.) Then I was introduced to the raw food diet. I decided to go for a month. After that I didn’t have enough information to continue. (Basically I was questioned by a lot by people who disagreed with me and I gave in.) After that I continued to be vegan/vegetarian for two years. I have study more and now I am back and dedicated to being raw for life. I have been raw for a month or so now.

    I live in Stockton for now. (It’s in the middle of Springfield and Kansas) I moved up here because I am the shipping mangier for my brother in law who has an essential oil’s slash herb company. I liked the job so I decided to come along. He is just renting for now until he finds a place he likes. I believe we are going to move to Ava which is a little further south from here “I think” (I get turned around here theirs no mountains. I am from Utah originally. I don’t know if I mentioned that.)

    I am kind of limited with what I can put in my smoothie now because my goal is just to eat greens and fruits for a month. I did try out some spinach with pineapple this morning and it was good :-) But one of my favorite smoothies is…

    1 1/2 cups of soaked raw cashews, a bunch of raspberries add a little bit of water and ice. Then I take a vanilla bean and scrap the vanilla into the smoothie and add ether honey or agave. Its taste just like raspberry vanilla ice cream humm humm humm

  • Hi Justin :)

    I am Nicola, it is much shorter!

    My favorite smoothie is probably bananas spinach and goji berries. A few months ago it was mangos and spinach. It changes as my tastes change or what I am craving changes. I keep a lot of variety in them though, or at least I try to. Bananas do crop up a lot.

  • Nicola yes that is a lot shorter :-p

    I have been noticing that Bananas are very flavorful. I can hardly taste the greens when I have a banana or two with some oranges. I have never tried goji berries. I will look them up and give them a try.

    You live in New York right? Where about? Is there a lot of raw foodiest living in your area?

  • Justin – I live in Utah, right by the mountains, so I know what you mean about getting turned around without them. Funny, I lived in Stockton, California a few years ago – I didn’t know my way around there, either :P

  • justin darling, I’d love to be your friend!

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