Friday, December 23, 2011

So you just eat salad and raw veggies?

As soon as someone finds out I am "going raw" the first response is normally something similar to the title of this post. My answer- not at all! There are countless raw recipes that are fun to make and a delight to eat.  For example- I am about to begin my Christmas treat making. On the menu is Cacao Walnut FudgeChocolate Truffles, Cheesecake, and Taco Meat (it's my families tradition to eat taco's for Christmas). 

A few of my favorite recipe sites/books: For SIMPLE delicious recipes 
-  For interactive videos to walk you step by step through the process as well as lots of great recipe books (I have all the ebooks!)

- Penni Shelton's book "Raw Food Cleanse" has lots of great recipes as well as several levels of cleanses you can do with a blender and a juicer. 

Well friends I have lots of "un-baking" to do so that's all for now. I wanted to give you a few quick resources to find fun raw recipes. You DO NOT have to eat a diet of salad and broccoli in order to incorporate more raw food into your diet. Oh and did I mention the health benefits of dessert including chocolate? More on that next time. Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Raw food. The diet they never told me about. The cure (for countless things) they never told me about. Who are "they?" I'm not sure but whoever they are sure need to uncover the beauty of raw food.

I am in a state of awe and the miracle of raw organic food. The remedy's and whole body health they provide are astounding. 

My newly wed husband and I have begun a raw food journey. It started with being aware that our vegetables are much better for us raw. We are now at about 50% raw diet and moving forward. 

The first practical health benefit both my husband and I experienced from the beginning of our raw food journey is energy. In our 20's (me) and 30"s (him) we should be full of energy, yet we both took naps nearly every day. By the time 5 o'clock rolled around I was ready to go home and take my daily nap before preparing dinner. I am wide awake at 12:02am writing this blog. Before I took a nap around 5:30 and went to bed by 11. Before my husband took a nap daily. Now, my husband might take a nap on Sunday afternoon after watching the game- none during the week. This isn't something we made ourselves do- it's something we realized one day had "just happened."

This is one of the many benefits I have already seen at a 50% raw diet. Oh did I mentionI my husband lost 30 pounds and I lost 9. Neither of us were intentionally trying to lose weight. 

This is a journey worth taking and this is my blog about it. I hope to share practical tips, support and recipes along the way with others interested in allowing the beauty and power of raw food to quietly transform their lives.