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Laura R.


Des Moines, IA
Hometown: Des Moines

Member since:

January 14, 2013

Describe your current eating style, example: vegetarian, standard American diet, about 50% raw, etc...

Gluten and dairy free, whole foods for the most part. I seem to be moving more toward vegetarian. This week I've been eating about 75% raw,

What do you hope to get out of raw food Meetups?

Recipes!! and to meet new friends : ) I am enjoying being around positive, health-minded people. I'm here to learn as much as I can, and encourage others to improve their health too.

What are the biggest challenges facing you with regard to your eating habits?

This year I bought a share in a local CSA. I'm having a blast figuring out how to use all those beautiful veggies in my box each week! Yes, I'm trying both raw and cooked recipes. I even made kimchi from the kohlrabi! So my challenge is finding time and ideas to use all this beautiful food!

Do you have a favorite raw food dish or recipe? If so, what is it?

Chef Brandy Lueders' Walnut Meat Tacos and Raw Pad Thai were what I answered when I joined. Now, I have developed some luscious raw chocolate goodies, beet and kale smoothies, a raw muffaletta sandwich spread (Yum!), shall I go on? LOL!


I've been gluten and dairy free since late 2009. I am eating more whole, organic, Non GMO, and raw foods. I'm having a blast trying new recipes and making up yummy things! Oh, and juicing is fabulous for mental energy!

What Laura R. is saying about this Meetup Group

Loads of fun! I think I did say this group is "Loads of fun!"? Yes. I meant that whole-heartedly! And tasty too :)

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