Re: [rawfood-42] Re: [rawfood-42]

From: Song S.
Sent on: Monday, July 6, 2009 12:10 PM
Your Vita Mix will be indispensible..   and also a
dehydrator and food processor are highly recommended.

I also work an office job..  am gone a minimum of 12
hours Monday thru Friday.  Get yourself 1 or two good
recipe books to start.. such as Matt Amsden's
Rawvolution.....or Jenny Cornbleet's Raw for 1 or 2
people. .   Check out Amazon.com for a variety of
options.  Recipe books will give you many many options.

I do all my dehydrating on the weekend.  Kale chips
take 6 hours to dehydrate..   crackers and onion bread,
etc. usually take 24 hours or more..

Don't feel bad, people in my lunchroom stare at my food
too....and have for many years.  (I've been vegan for
25 years now).. .  but I look at them..   and they
don't look very healthy while eating their packaged
processed foods and candy...  . but I do look healthy
and have not aged in the 24 years I've worked
here....and they have aged - in most cases very badly.
They're all on prescription medications...and having
all manner of surgeries for their ills..  but I'm not..
and that is what's most important to me.

Many mornings my breakfast at work will be a whole
avacado blended with lots of parsley or cilantro.. 1/2
a lime, squeezed..  onion, all blended in my food
processor and placed over sliced celery.  Many people
may call it guacamole....but to me its just my
breakfast..  raw and healthy.   When I take the cover
off the wonderful fragrance fill the entire lunchroom
and all eyes are very oddly on my container...   but I
gobble it up without any notice of them..  as if what
I'm eating is normal, because its real food.  Most of
what "they" eat is not real food.

I leave for work at 7 am so I get up by 5 to get ready
for the day (shower, press my clothes, feed my cats and
bird, clean the litter box, etc) and prepare my fresh
lunch..  and whatever vegetable juice I want to make..
with a few chips or crackers that I've dehydrated..
and my drinks for the day.

Be sure to do only simple things for during the week..
play with more complex things when you have time..
attend pot lucks when you can to see what others
prepare...  know that everything does not have to be
gourmet..  Most people in your lunchroom are probably
eating something frozen that comes out of a box..  At
least you are putting thought into your foods....and
cleaning your cells with every bite..

I hope this helps.






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Edra,

I am in the same boat as you are, just a beginner and
making my first baby steps at Raw Living.

I am currently looking for ideas for lunches at work...
I have a 8-9 hour a day office job and I have already
started drawing attention with what I am eating (in the
lunchroom). It's good and bad, because I can share
things, but I also realize this is not going to be that
easy.

Yesterday I had to close my eyes passing some stuff
displayed on those headers at Dominick's - on my way
from the produce department to the checkout line. I
left the store with just the green stuff and proud of
myself though. I feel some much better transitioning to
raw foods, but I am afraid I will run out of ideas for
salads. I have started making smoothies in my Vita-Mix
that recently arrived... But I will need ideas and
support from all of you guys, what is it that you guys
find most nutritious and filling when let's say stuck
at a job for hours without much time for food
preparation?

And 4th of July survival suggestions anyone...??

Best regards,

Aggie :)


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"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;
the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the
world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable
man."

George Bernard Shaw




On Jul 3, 2009, at 3:14 PM, EDRA WILSON wrote:

      Hi Don,

      I'm really wanting to meet up I'm very new at
      trying this and need all the information I can
      get. It would be nice to meet other people who
      have the same food interest. I'm not able to make
      this one but hopefully the next.

      Thanks
      Edra




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