I know cheezy,
but i'm rather excited. I just spoke to my boyfriend who's out of town, and almost synergistically we are both on the same page about wanting a spiralizer, food processor, and dehydrator. yikes. I wonder how "raw" i'll go. Since christmas we've been eating a healthier lifestyle with many more fruit, veggies, raisins, with hardly any cheese (but still soy-milk) and we've lost some weight and feel good. I did juicing more extensively a few years back when I had precancerous cells (that I managed to normalize with nutrition, vitamins and nutrition). So anyway it feels good to get more back to it after getting too far away. I just did the master cleanse and it was a great experience for me, lost 10 pounds, and feel refreshed. He before he left had started experimenting with almond milk, and talking about dehydrators, but I was still not sure why he was trying all these new concoctions. Now I want to try them all too. We went to a "raw" food party of a friend, and had a great experience. I think from then it's been a bug in both of our brains to try to incorporate it more into our lifestyle. I doubt I'll end up going 100% raw, mostly because a) it's gonna take a long time to get the dehydrator and food processor, and b) i'm so bad at planning, i'm not sure i start meals 8 or more hours before they are ready. That part seems really intensive, and would be hard to get used to. And things like black beans, soymilk, bread, potatoes. those guys probably aren't going anywhere for awhile. Anyway, I've been obsessed with "raw" food recipes, and after discovering "www.therawchef.com" I'm going to make my friends a treat for my birthday. check out his lasagna. that's what i'm making :) I still can't decide if I should make raw vegetable soup, or hot soup for my soup for day 3 after the cleanse. I realize this is a long rant, and I appreciate having the place to share my excitement. I spoke of a few of these things to my sister, and my mom, and they were judgmental and rather critical of both the master cleanse, and raw eating. and that's hard. But I feel so strongly about nutrition, and Life-giving things and attitudes, that I feel good. Any recommendations for food processors? Also do we need both a spiralizer and a mandoline or do you prefer one over the other? Would love to hear your feedback. Thanks. I already love the "raw" community.