This discussion is really getting lame and tiring. Were saying the same thing over and over again. We should not divide ourselves onto raw ‚€œmeat-eaters‚€ and raw ‚€œplant-eaters‚€ its really just silly. The important think is that we are all RAW or at least we believe in the benefits of being raw, and that‚€™s what should count, not necessarily which types of raw foods some us of prefer to eat and/or why we choose to eat them.
It makes no sense to continue discussion what our ancestors ate or our closest relatives ate anymore because we have already gone through that many times. And if talking about meat or meat-eating is going to cause such ‚€œdietary segregation‚€ then perhaps we should talk about other, more neutral, yet interesting topics. Debating is nice, but not when people are constantly taking things out of context or even outright insulting each other (even though I found some of tomsmoms posts somewhat humorous, as well as pathetic) people start to miss the point.
Have any of you ever heard some of these raw ‚€œgurus‚€ speak? What kind of dietary recommendations did they make? Do you think you could follow that type of diet and why/why not? I personally have heard about 12 gurus speak and with the exception of not eating animal products I don‚€™t think I could follow any of their diet plans except for some of the fruitarian ones, because most of them say that you should eat mostly vegetables, sea vegetables, and green powders, not to mention taking a lot of supplements which not only ALL taste nasty(in my opinion) but the latter three really seem unnecessary.
How do you guys feel about it?
I’ve heard fruit called bad, I’ve heard greens called bad, and I’ve heard nuts called bad, so according to the raw food gurus, we’re pretty much shit outa luck.
That’s why my new philosophy is: I eat whatever I want, as long as it’s raw.
About the greens, yeah, they’re pretty hard to eat unless you hide their flavor with fruit in a smoothie, or cover them with salad dressing.
I eat cabbage and spinach plain all the time and enjoy the flavor. But when it comes to kale and mustard greens…...yyuuuuccckkk.
Kevlar..you amuse me:) Seems we are outta luck.
aspire, you’re right, I spent most of my life living in the most liberal town of under 100,000 population in the US. At least according to some survey I saw on-line. As a result, my viewpoint is probably skewed. Vegans and vegetarians are pretty commonplace where I come from.
Kevlar: I would be interested to see what your daily food consumption is like and also how you prepare your raw animal products. This is interesting to me.
Well, it’s just like a raw vegan, except I’ll have a glass of raw milk or some raw cheese here and there, and raw meat once in a while. The latest was some wild Alaskan salmon that I prepared just like it’s served in the sushi restaurants (don’t buy farmed salmon). If you want to learn from the pros, just go to your local sushi bar and order sashimi, which is just raw fish with a little strip of seaweed wrapped around it.
Before that (about two weeks ago) I bought some Ahi Tuna from Costco, and seared it in a frying pan on each side for under a minute. This ensures that any bacteria on the surface of the meat is killed, but the inside is left cold. I do the same thing with raw chicken, or anything else that smells a little off, or is the least bit questionable.
Extremely fresh meat will have very little odor to it. I bought some free-range, organic chicken from Whole Foods, and I was really surprised when it didn’t smell like anything. I ate that without searing it, and didn’t get sick, although, it’s a good idea to rub any meat you buy with a little salt to kill any surface bugs.
I used to make my own sushi before I went raw, so I just prepare all my meat like that. I’m sure I’ll try something more elaborate later (like steak tartare) but I’m just keeping it simple for now.
Other than that, lots of smoothies and fruit. Carrots, celery and broccoli with hummus is another one of my staples. Kale and avocado salad. You know.. vegan stuff.
I don’t eat meat, but one way to prepare it raw would be to make jerky…