New to Raw
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 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 strawberry pie with ahand one and it was gorgeous- like a vegan cheesecake! Even my mother loved it!
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) theron.
What I'd like to ask you all if I may:
Have any of you cured chronic skin complaints with a raw food diet?
Where do you get your vitamin D and B12 from?
(calcium is fine as many fruits and vegetables have calcium).
I wonder if condensation will spoil it. How do others store their spirulina on hot summer days? thanks.
Update: I found out it ruins it.
I was looking through cornbleets recipe book for hummus. found one, I have been craving jalapeno cilantro hummus... well i said, aww heck, I can do that! sure enough, i got REALLY close. YUM YUM YUM... I've been doing better on my raw transition, and have been doing grilled veggies at times to help cravings. One thing i've noticed is this time my mind must be made up because I am not really craving anything besides chocolate. I was just checking in and reading posts... if you want to make the hummus add lime juice, cilantro and fresh pepper.
Hi Everybody! I am new to the forum (just joined today, but have been gathering recipes for a couple weeks now, so many great ones!) Several years ago, I was vegan for about 7 years, but became protein deficient and had to go back to meat (on the recommendation of a naturopath)... Looking back, I know now that the reason I didn't get enough protein is because I just stopped eating meat, dairy and eggs, but didn't replace it with other protein sources except tofu once in a while.
Last fall, my husband and I decided to go organic and cut down on meat, so we started moving in the right direction. At the first of the year, we started detoxing with Kombucha and lemon water... feeling even better... Then about a month ago, I decided to go raw (and hubby is almost). I generally feel much better and am losing weight (which I NEED to do, tons of it!) But one thing I've noticed that I have a question about...
Whenever I eat anything other than fruit, I get a bitter aftertaste, that I didn't notice before. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this when they started eating just raw? Do you think it might be a detoxing side affect? Not exactly pleasant.... I'm hoping it goes away as time goes on.
Thanks for any insight you may have.
My mother and I are going raw (for health reasons). We are going to the farmers market tomorrow and we don't have the slightest idea what to buy.:-P Can you all help me out? Any information on making the transition easier would be great as well :)