What happened to the simple raw food concepts I was introduced to a couple years back when I was first exposed to live foods?
It was so simple. Listen to David Wolfe jump up and down raving about what a natural high raw foods were and treat myself to gourmet raw food at Cafe Gratitude on the weekend while during the week relishing abundance and enjoying two avocados a day…
Now I keep hearing new terms like “high raw” which sometimes seems to simply refer to trying to eat a higher percentage of raw foods daily and at other times some kind of designation for those who do raw to the highest greenest extremes? Then there are people (Doctors) throwing around optimal macro percentages to eat like 80/10/10…
I thought all that stuff was for the regular dieting masses who want to get in the “zone” and who are plagued by the evils of cooked foods? When I eat raw, I feel like I naturally & rapidly notice anything I’m not doing right and change it. Why have such distinct rules? Why not focus on just eating raw? (I really want to know. These aren’t rhetorical questions. So if you have comments please share them with me!!!)
As an example. I don’t feel like I’m eating enough succulent watery fruits & veggies. I need to find a good farmers market and do more of my shopping there. But to worry about whether I just poured 1 tbs or was it 2 tbs of cold-processed hemp oil onto my salad? Seriously?
I want to research and write more about this. I also want to get better about making this blog a resource for the best recipes I come across. Soon I will be adding a Raw Restaurant Review tab & a Recipes tab. For today, check out these awesome pics and recipes for raw comfort foods I found on a blog that I’m not sure is current, but there are these really decadent recipes in the archives including “mayo” and “mashed potatoes & turkey.” Just in time for Thanksgiving!
What I ate today:
- Double portion of watermelon juice
- Raw pistachios
- RAW bar
- Spinach Salad w/ olives, avocado, olive oil, lemon & black pepper w/ rawmesan.