Just a observation and question for EVERYONE, I noticed a lot of peopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s recipes on Goneraw.com all have dates, cashews and dehydrating. None of my recipes uses any of those, no dates I use Agave, no cashews I use every other kind of nut, and no dehydrating in ANY of my recipes so they are really raw, fresh, hydrating, (dehydrated and also Autobiography with step-by-step how-to become a successul raw chef/author/selfpublish/marketing is both coming out soon!).
Ok my question is would you prefer recipes that uses Agave over dates? Dates are SUPER EXPENSIVE I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know how you all buy and use it so much, plus it is VERY HIGH in sugar content and glycemic index where Agave is very low sugar, easy to use and is cheaper. I hardly eat dates when I do it is 1 or 2 max a day because they are so super sweet but mostly super expensive!
Also Cashews I have my reasons for not eating them I read The Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine by Gabriel Cousens MD he CLEARLY WARNS the raw community why or why we should not eat Cashews(I am sure in moderation it is ok but most raw recipes there are tons of Cashews in like everything and a lot even if they were ok it is still A LOT OF ONE KIND OF NUT!), he did the lab research, medical and scientific research with data to back it up, so either people have not read this, do not care for the research, ignoring it, or most people tell me Ã¢â‚¬Å“Cashews is so inexpensive and easy to useÃ¢â‚¬Â yeah and I tell them your health is your most valueable thing and should be promoted and protected it should not matter how inexpensive or easy something is to use or eat if it isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t the most healthy or good for you why would you do it?
Same with nama shoyu, with Dehydrating I do it for fun but I know people who eat a lot of dehydrated foods and they are very dry, dry looking, dried out, aged, this is because we are supposed to HYDRATE more not DEHYDRATE MORE, meaning we should get more water and liquids from our food not less, most of us are dehydrated and may not be drinking enough water as is, when you eat dehydrated foods you are supposed to drink MORE WATER to compensateÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I do make and eat dehydrated foods but only a little and only for fun once in a whileÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Just wanted to ask and see peopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s answersÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Bryan Au http://www.RawInTen.com