Hello folks. I'm from England and just joined. I'm a vegan but not a raw one.I hope it is ok to join not being a raw vegan? I have been interested in raw veganism/raw food/wholefoods for awhile now. My inspiration has come from two raw vegans in Iceland- Jonsi from Sigur Ros and his American partner Alex. Their recipes are simply divine! I haven't an electric blender so unable to make most of their recipes but me and a friend made their coconut strawberry pie with a hand one and it was gorgeous- like a vegan cheesecake! Even my mother loved it! I could tell by how quick she ate it lol.
I am suffering from chronic eczema and have been researching into wholefood and raw food diets and seen many testimonies online that it clears up eczema for life! I have been feeling for awhile now that this is the diet I need to adopt. I don't know if I'll go 100% raw but certainly wholefood (I will start this next week). I cannot afford an electric blender as yet as sadly I am unemployed.I do have a smoothie maker so will be making lots of fresh fruit smoothies. I will do my next grocery shopping next week and will be going wholefood (with a good proportion raw) thereon.
I made a divine fruit smoothie earlier with organic banana and cherries with pineapple juice. That is my starter. For dinner I'm having (organic)lentils and steamed broccoli, carrots, cabbage, onion, potato (all organic) with some V8 vegetable juice as stock. Not raw but at least wholefood!
For the time being I will have as much raw as I can- in the form of salads and fruit smoothies.
I will be getting a blender and juicer when I can afford them.