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

From: user 9.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 5:06 PM
Joan, Chris, Sarah, Don -

Thank you so much for your responses and sharing your thoughts.

My conclusion is... so I am not the only one that is weird... That  
feels good :)

I'd rather be weird and healthy... I'll deal with the weirdness part  
of it as long as I feel good, have all the energy in the world like I  
think I never had or can't quite remember, don't get sick and don't  
have to take drugs... Wow, what a reward. And I even require less  
sleep right now - I admit that there were some trade-offs perhaps,  
and will be (can't quit tortilla chips as of yet to go along with my  
raw salsa or guacamole), but the prospect of being able to actually  
sleep less was so tempting. With my busy lifestyle I simply need  
those extra hours during my work week. Before, when I would not sleep  
enough, I would end up with a splitting headache. Migraines had been  
a problem for 15 years and getting worse on meds (that caused  
rebound) until I stopped in my tracks and tried some other  
alternative methods - but nothing ever took them away. Those are  
going away now and I have this extra time in the morning. What a  
secret this was, how come I have lived for 33 years of my life so  
clueless...??

And I watched "Eating, 3rd edition" today - it was such a  
confirmation that I am on the right path. Big thank you to Wesley  
Wojdyla for recommending it to me. I wish I could shout from the  
rooftops now. Also, "Food, Inc" will influence anyone who will see it  
- Joan, thank you for mentioning it. For me it is a thriller - except  
it's true so I didn't have fun at the movies. It blew my mind -  
perhaps because I am new to all this (just trying to be "green" and  
conscious in ordinary ways up to this point), but I think anyone can  
walk out of a movie theater with some new piece of information  
they've learned from this movie. I strongly recommend it to everyone  
who hasn't seen it yet - it is still on in Landmark Theatre in  
Chicago. The info can be looked up at:

www.landmarktheatres­.com

or you can call Landmark's Century Centre Cinema at:[masked]

Please, invite a friend.

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 7, 2009, at 1:41 PM, Song Sparrow wrote:

> Thank you Joan; we all start pretty 'green' (no pun
> intended)  - - it sure makes it easier if we have help
> along the way.  25 years ago I struggled to find my way
> thru the maze of going from the standard american diet
> to vegan..   I've never forgotten how hard it was for
> me.  Now I view it as going from the 'completely
> unfamiliar to the familiar'..   so it becomes much
> easier, plus there's so much information available
> today. . its a tremendous benefit for those new to this
> wondrous and gentle lifestyle.
>
> You must have more patience than I...   when people
> start talking about their 'meds' I usually remove
> myself from the situation -- or change the
> conversation.   I can't listen to that anymore.... . it
> seems so barbaric to me; sort of from the dark ages..
> its time to come out of those beliefs and behaviors - -
> yet they treat meds or surgeries as if they're badges
> of honor..to be held in awe and esteem..   Its all so
> ridiculous to me.
>
> I love your suggestion about putting names and lists of
> ingredients on any pot luck dish. .  that's a great
> idea...    I often think of that 'during or after' an
> event..  Must make a note of that..
>
> Chris
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> We all need this kind of reinforcement!  Thanks, Song
> Sparrow!
> Yes Jenny Cornbleets' book is terrific for getting
> started -- and I had
> neglected to put that on "my short list" (which
> included the Boutenko's
> Eating Without Heating and the newer edition of 12
> Steps to Raw Food)  '
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> I like Amsden's book too - a little more complex but
> his onion bread is
> worth the price of the book!
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> You are so right about prescription meds.  When I'm
> with friends they love
> to tell me how weird I am because of how I eat.
> But they soon get on to their favorite subject, their
> meds.  I can't join in
> this conversation because I don't have any.
> So I just listen, knowing that soon they will turn back
> to me to tell me how
> weird I am!
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> I love your breakfast!
> Totally agree about just keeping the week simple and
> not worrying too much
> about gourmet --
> And I love our potlucks, trying different foods and
> flavors I may not have
> thought of before.
> At ours we ask everyone to put their name (in case
> someone wants to know
> more) and an ingredient list at least (in case
> individuals need to avoid
> certain foods)
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> Onward and upward!
>
> Joan
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> 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..
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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..
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> I hope this helps.
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> Edra,
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> I am in the same boat as you are, just a beginner and
> making my first baby steps at Raw Living.
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> 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.
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> 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?
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> 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."
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> On Jul 3, 2009, at 3:14 PM, EDRA WILSON wrote:
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>       Hi Don,
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>       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.
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>       Thanks
>       Edra
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