Hello all. Been finding lots of great recipes on here since i ran across a link a few days ago and figured if join to bask in the mass of knowlegde here :). Im not totally raw nor do i think i will be but i have numerous severe digestive issues which are helped by keeping moderatly raw. I dont push myself too much if i have items available and it sounds good i go high raw if not i try to keep at least my snacks raw. Ive been enjoying emersing myself in gadgets this last month. I inheritd a nice though old temp controlled dehydrator thatsbeen running nearly every day since i cleaned it and today i recive my order of new sheets as well as a spiralizer. I alredady had a nice food processor and a decent blender so id say im pretty well set :). Its pretty late here so thats about all for me i just wanted to be polite and say hello. I think i will be more of a lurker than a poster but i want to thank you all in advance for sharing with me :D
Hello everyone. My name is Ryan, and I'm from Indiana. I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I'm actually here for a couple of reasons. I'm not sure what this makes me or anything, but I hope no disrespect is taken. A couple of months back, I met a girl at the Portland Airport. She was heading back home from Hawaii after a few month stint there WWOOFing. I was intrigued by the whole thing. Basically, I'm not sure if it's something I'd ever want to do, but I'm the type of person who wants to learn about something as much as he can before he either embraces it or condemns it, so part of the reason that I am here is to learn more about "going raw" - what all it entails, the lifestyle, the community, not only how people do it but why, to see if it's something I'd want to do. The second reason I am here is the slim chance that I'll be able to find this girl here. I know she posted here at one point, but I believe she deleted her account when she went to Hawaii. That's probably a snowball's chance in you know where, but it's worth a shot anyway.
So hello everyone, and thanks for having me here. :)
I tried going about 50% (or so) raw several months ago, and, although it was challenging, I felt GREAT. I think I'm ready to give this another try, but this time, I'm doing it with some support! I've got a vegan/raw friend who shares recipes, and I was thrilled to find this site. I don't really know what I'm doing, but I start out the day juicing a grapefruit or two, then move along to three or four clementines, and a banana a little later--sometimes with almond butter. For lunch, I like to have more fruit and veggies--celery, carrots, radishes and a hard boiled egg (sorry!). Dinner is usually a giant salad--with sunflower seeds or almonds--and then some sort of protein (usually cooked).
Basically, I'm doing this to feel better. My energy levels have been very low, and I've been having problems with hypoglycemia. Oh, I'm also overweight and I recently found out I have a sensitivity to gluten. I'd like to ease into the raw food lifestyle at a slow pace, eventually getting to 80% raw. I don't have much special equipment, but I do have a pretty decent juicer, a magic bullet and a gas oven with a pilot light. (I'm hoping I can use it as a dehydrator?) Over the next few months, I'd like to invest a small amount of money in a mandolin or a saladaco, but I don't have the funds to purchase a food processor or a dehydrator at this time.
I'm new to the raw family... and new to England! I'm struggling to find some raw friends to meet up with.
I know everyone says they are unique and different... or weird and cool etc etc... But I feel really out of place around here,
Because I am weird and different (or so most people say).
Just wanted to introduce myself, been here for about a 1-2 months. Lets see I'm 31 now I went vegetarian when I was about 17 and vegan about 4-5 years later. Always been a healthy eater although thats not what brought me to become a vegan. Decided to start eating raw and things off the raw diet mainly because I would see pictures and meet people who were raw and try their foods and was blow away by the creativity and how good it all tasted. So being raw to me is more about creativity and exploration than about the health side (although thats a really nice benefit). I am really enjoying making my own foods I feel like a mad scientist in the kitchen with all my sprouting jars and rare ingredients, using the cookbooks more a guide since I tend to start thinking of how I can make something different (sometimes it's due to me not having an ingredient or some ingredient costing tons of $$$). But ya it's been fun I do still eat cooked foods from time to time, mostly cooked bean soups because I've always made those and I can make some good ones, some Indian food and some granola here and there. But ya that about sums up my raw foodness. Oh ya I live in Greensboro, NC if anyone is from the area give me a shout.