raw foodism

Yesterday i went to the farmer’s market in my hometown Nice and got nearly all of this stuff for free!!!! I spent only like 13€!! I feel spoiled :)
Since they see me a lot i’ve made friend with some of the dealers there and sometime they get really really friendly!!! I’m blessed

Best veggie soup you’ll ever taste!


3 cups nonfat vegetable broth

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 cups chopped cabbage

½ yellow onion

½ cup chopped carrot

½ cup green beans

½ cup chopped zucchini

½ teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon oregano




Add broth, Tomato paste, cabbage, green beans, basil, oregano and Pepper to taste.

Simmer for a about 5-10 minutes until all vegetables are tender then add the zucchini and simmer for another 5 or so minutes.



匿名 質問:

can you please explain to me why people should eat raw? like, eating raw is way more dangerous and has no real benefits..

When heating food, it destroys its nutrients and natural enzymes, which is bad because enzymes boost digestion and fight chronic disease. In short: When you cook it, you kill it.

Most of what you eat will be high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals. And it’s true that cooking can zap vitamins B and C. Eating lots of veggies and fruits is good for you. 

Also this are some of the benefits of a raw diet:

  • Live foods. It’s common sense right? A cooked seed won’t grow, but a raw seed will. Heating food over 118 degrees Fahrenheit destroys much of the nutrients in your food. Cooking food also diminishes the natural life energy. I’d rather put living food in my body.
  • Enzymes. Cooking food destroys much of the natural enzymes (your body can also create enzymes, but can only do so much) in your food that are needed to break down nutrients. Eating raw eliminates this problem.
  • Insane energy. You won’t know this unless you try it for yourself, but eating raw gives you an amazing boost in energy. I used to get tired around 2 or 3pm during the day. Now I simply don’t have that problem. When I do get tired, it doesn’t last nearly as long and an orange or apple will recharge me within a few minutes.
  • Better sleep and less sleep needed. I’ve slept better than ever while eating raw. But most importantly, I don’t wake up feeling tired or groggy anymore. On most days, I wake up feeling full of energy.
  • Increased mental clarity. Eating raw has helped me focus on the things that are important and made me more emotionally in tune with others. I feel like a wall of fog has been removed in my mind. It’s easier to think clearly and focus for long periods of time.
  • Eat as much as you want. This isn’t really a health benefit, but it is pretty awesome. I never get that uncomfortable full feeling eating raw. You know where you have to unbutton the top button on your pants and take a nap? I don’t get that. I can eat as much as I want, and while I will feel full, I don’t feel weighed down or tired.
  • Less cleanup. Simply put, there aren’t many dishes to wash when you eat fruit and vegetables. Although if you do compost, you’ll probably have to do it more often.
  • No packaging. Eating raw means less packaging all around (well, I guess you could argue that banana and orange peels are “packaging”). This means less trash in a landfill and more room in your cupboards. Win/win for everyone.
  • More regularity. You should naturally have around two to three bowel movements a day. If you’re going less than that, it probably means your intestines are unhealthily clogged. A raw diet gives you more than enough fiber to keep you regular.
  • Connection with the earth. Eating food that’s been freshly picked just feels different. You feel more connected to the earth and more grounded. Eating lots of processed foods — frozen or from a box — makes creates more of a gap and leaves you feeling disconnected from the earth that sustains you. (x)


Raw and Vegan Resources (again!)

Justice posting. Once again, I’m providing raw and vegan resources for you all. Please do your research before making assumptions about the raw food lifestyle! Peace & Love!













FreeLee on Why she’s Raw: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39mroioMAq8

GREAT Video which will make you want to be vegan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56BQF4yyOTE

EARTHLINGS DOCUMENTARY (ESSENTIAL TO WATCH): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky4RGYva90E

EXCELLENT SPEECH BY GARY YUROFSKY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00LMmC4

David Wolfe on Superfoods: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZZAGoA_fis

Whole Foods Dieting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9DnnNzKZes&list=UUPW4dz9AgWji2kFW–wIqMA&index=10&feature=plcp

Act I

I pick up a small organic yukon potato, pressing it to my lips. I rub it left to right, feeling the grooves and bumps as if they were my own, feeling one with the potato. I close my eyes and imagine a different life for myself. I sigh, put the potato back into the bowl, and get up. I speak aloud, without realizing. “why should I dream of a world so far away?”.

I apply my starch-based foundation, use some powdered beet root to rouge my cheeks, grab my keys, and leave.

Benefits of a Raw Food Diet

1. More energy

2. Easier & Faster Digestion

3. Rapid Weight Loss

4. More Nutritional Value than Cooked Foods

5. Anti-Aging Benefits.

6. Disease avoidance (osteoperosis, heart disease, cancer, etc)

For more on raw foodism, visit us at www.rawconvenience.com

little-raphael 質問:

Whats raw food about? Why raw food? I'm a cook by trade, should I feel harassed by it? (heh heh)

No, please don’t! But I can see how you’d easily feel that way. Raw foodism is all about realizing that cooking the food essentially warps it; many of the nutrients are cooked right out, and we all experience this phenomenon called digestive leukocytosis when we eat food that has been cooked over 120 degrees. Eating raw is all about allowing your body to thrive, not just survive. 

Here are some great sites/tumblr’s to check out!




Roberta Walker

Here are some wonderfully informative books!

Raw: The UNcook Book


12 Steps to Raw Food: How to end your dependency on cooked foods

You should also check out FullyRaw Kristina on Youtube :D

I’ve been wanting to go fully raw for awhile. Actually I tried going from barely vegetarian to raw food for my new year’s resolution .. but realized I needed to take a step back and embrace veganism first, for the switch was too difficult for me. Oh well, it’ll just be next year’s New Year’s Resolution instead :) But I do eat high raw, just because whole foods appeal to my lazy side. 

Fresh Tomato Chili with Taco Nut Meat

This recipes is simple and quick to make. I enjoy the mediation of chopping with my knife. But you can also just place ingredients into your food processor and let it do the chopping for you for an even shorter prep time.

Tomato Chili with Taco Nut Meat
(from pages 145-146 of Ani’s Raw Food Essentials)
Makes 4 servings


3 cup tomatoes, chop
1 cup red bell pepper, chop
¼ cup celery, chop
¼ cup yellow onion, chop
1/3 cup mushroom, chop
1/3 c corn kernels
1 teaspoon garlic, mince
1 – 2 teaspoon chili powder, to taste
1 teaspoon cumin, powder
¾ teaspoon oregano, fresh or dry
¼ teaspoon sea salt, to taste

Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl, toss to mix well.

Place half of your mixture into your food processor or blender and puree. Scoop back into bowl with mixture and toss to mix well.


1 cup walnuts
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon cumin, powder
2 teaspoons coriander, powder
1 teaspoon bragg’s or nama shoyu, or ¼ teaspoon sea salt, to taste

Place all ingredients into your food processor, and process into small pieces.

To serve, scoop raw Tomato Chili into bowls. Top with Taco Nut Meat. Enjoy.

Tomato Chili will keep for 1-2 days in fridge. Taco Nut Meat will keep for a week or more.

Reasons to avoid cooked food (Raw Foodism)

I am considering trying out raw foodism for a while.

- It only takes about 00 minutes to digest water!
- It only takes about 15 minutes to digest fresh juices!
- It only takes about 30 minutes to digest most kinds of fruit!
- It only takes about 60 minutes to digest most kinds of vegetables!

On the other hand it takes days to digest that warm McDonald’s cheeseburger! So everything that enters your body truly effects your energy and health for days! It’s kind of that “A moment on your lips a lifetime on your hips” thing. 

Food is supposed to be fuel for your body.  Many cooked meals will leave you feeling even more tired than when you first started eating.

What you don’t eat is just as important as what you do eat – for some people just eliminating caffeine will make a HUGE difference (ME!) and for some people eliminating fast foods and processed foods will make a HUGE difference and for everyone I know that if you went to the natural raw foods like nuts, lean meats, fruits and veggies - this would make a HUGE difference for sure!  Your health is important.  Toxic mind = toxic body!

The Top 10 Habits of a Successful Raw Foodist:

1. Cleanses the colon on a periodic basis ;-) !!!

2. Never veers from eating raw.

3. Doesn’t overlap meals (eating another meal before a prior meal has digested).

4. Drinks green vegetable juice on an empty stomach every day.

5. Eats “Micronutrient” Absorbable Foods on an empty stomach every day.

6. Practices consistency (eating roughly the same kinds and quantities of food every day).

7. Eats simple whole raw foods the majority of the time (e.g. fruits, vegetables, nuts & seeds).

8. Their diet is unaffected by the opinions or actions of other people.

9. Only eat dehydrated foods and/or at raw food restaurants on rare occasions.

10. Breathes clean air more often than polluted air.

Raw Foods consumption leads to permanent weight loss

Although most Americans find their waistlines expanding with each year, a few manage to stay slender and trim throughout their lives. These are the ones who capture attention and never seem to look their ages. How they do it was the subject of a recentConsumer Reportsinvestigation that sought to determine if these people were genetically gifted, or whether they were in possession of a magic secret resembling the fountain of youth. The study found that getting a large part of nutrition from fruits and vegetables played a big part in keeping these people trim and youthful.

Eat more fruits and vegetables to reach and maintain ideal weight

Consumer Reports National Research Center asked subscribers to their magazine about their lifetime weight history and their eating, dieting, and exercising habits. A total of 21,632 readers completed the survey which identified three key groups: people who were never overweight during their lives, people who were once overweight but have kept themselves at least ten percent lighter for the last three years, and people who were overweight and would like to lose but are still close to their heaviest weight. The always thin people made up 16% of the sample, and the successful losers were 15% of the sample. Failed dieters made up 42%, with the rest not fitting into any category.

The group that had always been thin included a tiny 3% who said they never exercised and ate whatever they wanted. The rest of the always thin group was a lot like those in the successful losers group. This statistic belies the notion that people who have always been thin have some sort of hereditary advantage.

An analysis of the data revealed six key behaviors shared by the always thin and successful losers groups. These behaviors were defined byConsumer Reportsas correlating highly with a healthy body mass index (BMI). Leading the list was the eating of fruits and vegetables. 49% of the always thin and successful losers groups said they ate five or more servings a day of fruits and vegetables for at least five days out of a week.

What about fruits and vegetables allows people to achieve a healthy BMI? Fruits and vegetables are low in calories, high in volume, and high in critically important nutrients. They provide the feeling of satiety that goes with fullness. When the stomach is filled with high volume foods that are not high in calories, there is less room to pack in more calorie dense foods.

Fruits and vegetables help weight loss by reducing energy density

A recent study from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Pennsylvania State University studied the relationship of energy density to dietary outcome. They found that lowering the energy density by increasing the volume without changing nutrient content can enhance satiety and reduce energy intake at a meal. Satiation was shown to be influenced by energy density when the portions of macronutrients were constant. Since people tend to eat a consistent weight of food, when the energy density of the food is reduced, energy intake is also reduced. The effects of considering energy density have been seen across broad ranges of adults as well as in children. Both population based studies and long term clinical trials have shown that reducing the energy density of the diet by the addition of fruits and vegetables was associated with substantial weight loss even when people were not told to restrict calories. This study is from the March 19 edition ofPhysiology and Behavior.

Substituting beans and lentils for meat is a great way to lower the energy density of a meal. The calories are about the same, but beans and lentils are high in fiber. Beans and lentils are more filling than meat because a quarter pound of beans has a greater volume than a quarter pound of meat.

Fruits and vegetables are nutrient packed

Eating fruits and vegetables can turn off cravings for other types of foods and short circuit the food addiction cycle, helping to provide a boost to weight loss efforts. Nature has built into each of us the desire to eat because eating provides the body with the nutrition to function and maintain itself. If people choose to eat foods that do not contain the nutrients needed, the body will continue to send the signal that more eating is needed. Fruits and vegetables are nutrition powerhouses containing the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber, antioxidants and protein needed for good health and avoidance of disease. When they are eaten, the body is satisfied and the signal to continue eating is extinguished.

The average person in American eats a diet containing only 8% fruits and vegetables. This does not provide nearly enough nutrition to extinguish the signal to eat more. If the other 92% of food eaten consists of nutrient poor processed foods or anything claiming to be low carb or low fat, the signal to keep on eating remains strong. To get real impact on weight and health, intake of fruits and vegetables must be drastically increased. Fruits and vegetables should make up the largest single block of food in the diet, with other foods added in small amounts. People increasing their fruit and vegetable intake while lowering the intake of foods deficient in nutrients will begin to see a difference in their weight and their energy levels.

Choose fruits and vegetables by their color

To gain full spectrum nutrition, eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables at every meal. Here are the superstars of nutrition in each color group:

Super greens:These vegetables should make up the foundation of your daily vegetable intake. Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, chard, turnip greens, mustard and collard greens, and deep green lettuces, are high in folate, a B vitamin that shows promising results in preventing heart disease. They are treasure chests of detoxifying chlorophyll. Broccoli and Brussels sprouts contain sulforaphane, a potent phytochemical found in all cruciferous vegetables that has been found able to detoxify carcinogens before they do damage to the body. Sulforaphane is also a potent antioxidant with a life in the body of up to three days, vastly surpassing many other antioxidants in staying power. Broccoli sprouts are the best source of supforaphane.

Super reds:Red fruits and vegetables are chocked full of lycopene, the carotenoid that offers high levels of protection against prostate cancer. Find lycopene in red bell peppers, watermelon, pink or red grapefruit, and tomatoes. Cooked tomatoes contain much greater levels of lycopene than tomatoes eaten raw. Red cabbage is full of vitamins and minerals. It is rich in Vitamins C and K, and has all the anti-cancer benefits of other cruciferous vegetables. And don’t forget to include red beans. They are one of the best sources of molybdenum and are loaded with protein.

Super oranges:Orange fruits and vegetables are high in beta carotene, notable for its ability to prevent cancers of the lung, esophagus and stomach. They lower risk of heart disease and boost the immune system to keep infections away and make sure cancers don’t get started. Carrots, sweet potatoes, mangos, pumpkins and oranges are the main representatives in this group. Each offers a unique profile of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Sweet potatoes are extremely rich in carotenoids and can be eaten by people allergic to nightshade alkaloids.

Super purples:Grapes, blueberries, prunes, and eggplant are the main representatives of the purples. They are known cancer fighters. The anthocyanins providing their distinctive color also give these foods the ability to ward off heart disease by preventing clot formation. Lutein, a carotenoid found in blueberries, reduces the risk of heart disease and stoke and guards against age-related macular degeneration. Prunes are packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants lead the fight against aging.

Super whites:Potatoes, white beans, cauliflower, mushrooms, bananas, onions and garlic are each unique in what they have to offer. Potatoes offer more potassium than just about any other food. Bananas provide energy boosting natural sugars along with Vitamins B6 and C. White beans offer lots of fiber and high quality protein along with a broad spectrum of minerals. Mushrooms are good vegetable source of Vitamin D. Onions and garlic are legendary for their ability to fight cancer, heart disease, and increase the overall antioxidant level of the body.

Super browns:This category is all about beans and lentils. These are foods with some of the highest levels of protein in the vegetable kingdom. Add some rice or corn and this protein is perfect for humans. Pintos and lentils are great sources of manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, potassium, and Vitamin B1. Their high fiber content keeps cholesterol levels right where they should be.

Upping the amount of fruits and vegetables in the diet is easy

Look at the list of super fruits and vegetables and pick out the ones you really like. Phase in your favorites at first and slowly phase out the processed foods and meat. You don’t have to give them up entirely, because your goal is simply to make fruits and vegetables a greater part of your diet. Once you begin eating more of them, you will find that you no longer have cravings. Even the craving for sugar and other sweets will be stilled by the delicious sweet taste of the fruits you choose. Try visiting a salad bar for lunch or dinner and filling your plate with a multitude of colors. As you add more and more fruits and vegetables you will build up your nutrient reserves and start to feel really great. The extra energy you have may even increase your interest in exercise. Replacing many meat and dairy products with fruits and vegetables will help you quickly lose any unwanted pounds. After awhile it will be you who looks young and captures attention.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/025968_vegetables_fruits_and.html#ixzz1lGEwC9su

For more on raw foodism, visit us at www.rawconvenience.com

Green Smoothie

Enjoy this wonderful smoothie for breakfast or anytime you feel like having something between meals.
1 cup strawberries
2 bananas
½ bunch of romaine
2 cups of water
Makes 1 quart of smoothie.
I was fortunate to hear Victoria Boutenko, author of Green for Life and The Green
Read more at http://people.tribe.net/0724e440-f2b0-4ff0-af75-791cfe126248/blog/3a530de8-f35f-4964-a8c6-8237e3757e1c


Pretty cool stuff. I don’t know why but I really like the way she speaks.

Eggplant Chips

2 eggplants, peeled and sliced thin
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup water
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon chipotle

1. Place sliced eggplant in bowl.

2. Mix all of the rest of the ingredients together, pour over eggplant.

3. Marinate over night, stirring occasionally to coat.

4. Dehydrate at 145 for 1 hour, reduce heat to 116 and dehydrate until crisp, about 6-8 more hours. (Don’t worry about starting at a higher temperature. The food never gets to that temp and is still raw.)

Cucumber Cumin Dip

1 cup cashews, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
Young thai coconut, flesh from
¼ to ½ cup water
½ lemon, juice from
1 clove garlic
pinch Himalayan Salt and pepper
1 cup cucumber, diced to ¼ inch pieces
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon parsley

1. Place cashews, water and coconut flesh, lemon juice and garlic in food processor. Process until smooth.

2. Remove from food processor to bowl. Mix in salt and pepper (to taste), cucumber, cumin and parsley.

3. Serve with eggplant chips.

So Yea , Paleo Adventures

Went to my aunts house for some movie night thing last weekend and while there it was discovered by them that I’m now paleo ( bc i told my cousin and they saw me eating raw carrots instead of the unhealthy food they had). On my way out though my aunt said “Good luck with your paleo thing”. And i wanted to tell her “Good luck with your eating unhealthy thing”,but i didn’t. All of my family minus me eats incredibly unhealthy.Sure a few months ago when i didn’t really know anything about how unhealthy a lot of food is , i was just like them. I ate junk food , fast food , food with preservatives , additives , food with carcinogens ,microwaved and grilled food, yada yada , etc.I had a period where i cooked everything in my rice cooker bc apparently slow cooked or steamed food is better for you if you are gonna cook food bc it preserves nutrients and stuff. But since i got into the paleo thing I’ve been healthier , and i eat a lot of organic and gluten free things. I ditched junk food and fast food ( includes ice cream and cookies which i miss sometimes). Also switched to organic whole milk and organic whole milk plain yogurt that i eat with raw honey and berries mixed in for breakfast ( though sometimes i miss cereal). And a lot of my diet is now leaning towards raw paleo/primal. I still cook eggs though but ill give up all poultry soon. I’ve been really eager to try and make some raw meat dishes , like sashimi and even plan to make some wild caught salmon sashimi with pickled organic lettuce 2morrow . Eventually ill also give up dairy and probably do coconut milk ( uncanned) or make my own nut milk. Right now though my biggest concern is the vegetables and fruit at the grocery store. Since you don’t see any signs labeled organic i assume that they are not. And i cant do anything about where i shop right now bc i live with “family” but once on my own ill probably shop only at farmers markets and question them about their stuff b4 i buy it. Right now though the grocery store only sells a few organic vegetables sadly packaged in plastic. And since i don’t like a lot of vegetables completely raw minus carrots , I’ve decided to pickle/ferment every vegetable i get that isn’t carrots. And i pickled the lettuce with a basic kosher recipe of sea salt , apple cider vinegar , raw honey and filtered water. So yes trying to eat healthy while being surrounded by ppl who eat healthy is kinda hard but im doing the best i can for right now and things will change once i have my own place.