cooking with heat

i love cooking now.  recently I bought a set of nice knives, some japanese type from william sonoma.  beautiful, and an experience considering I’ve never had even a chef’s knife before (and now there’s a paring knife, a bread knife, a sharpener…). mostly, I cook some variation on asian food, stir-fry with eggs.  I like…

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rice

In Thailand I took up eating rice and dropped the raw food diet. For the two years prior to that I ate almost 100% raw vegan…with the exception of coffee and cooked vegetables in restaurants (to avoid food poisoning, which has been a problem for me with salads, etc, in regular restaurants.) At first, eating…

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sprouting machine

this awesome machine from easy green was a birthday gift.  thank you Brad, Laura, Sarah, Anastasia, Fiona, and Amelia!  sprout smoothies are great, especially with the forecast of blueberries all winter.  

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green bars

in my quest for more protein, and to no longer spend $2 apiece on the commercial version which is too sweet: Ingredients: neglet dates cashews water salt spirulina sesame seeds (both whole and ground) ground oat groats ground chia seeds nutritional yeast blend dates, cashews, and water in blender until smooth and thick.  Add other…

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raw vegan bloodwork

it can be a little frustrating to try to answer questions about raw food nutrition with facility, when one is, such as I am, no scientist, no nutritionist, and really with only the sketchiest true understanding of the premise behind raw nutrition. the popular theory of raw food is that cooking depletes food enzymes.  Enzymes…

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coffee

coffee is the only thing I’ve ever been addicted to.  I’ve gone years, multiple times, without consuming it, and still craved it.  If I’m depressed I crave it more.  Or, if it’s readily available, such as happened during a number of my hotel stays this past spring and summer. Despite the enormous thirst (for water)…

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choosing food

during the most recent raw food dinner on Whidbey, I was intrigued by a guest describing his own long-term raw foodism, which he eventually gave up in favor of a diet modeled after the research of Weston Price. Briefly, Price researched and documented native or indigenous diets around the world, and compared the dental health…

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five minute raw soup

with a vietnamese twist. makes 2 servings. 3″ carrot, chopped olive oil…perhaps 1/4 cup nama shoyu…perhaps 1/8 cup bragg’s…..1/8th cup coriander…1 tsp anise…1 tsp cinnamon…one half stick tamarind….1/8 teaspoon if it’s the dense goopy kind chile pepper (red) lime juice- 1/2 lime water….3 cups leek ….about 1/2 inch slice blend all in high speed blender…

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raw camping food

Our travel cross-country was extra long, due to delays at JFK, and the second day in Las Vegas I came down with a mild cold. It was gone within 24 hours. I had bunches of Emergen-C packets mixed with cayenne and turmeric and water, some raw mesquite honey we purchased in a tiny dusty desert…

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one year raw

for the past year I’ve eaten almost exclusively raw foods, as I’ve mentioned a number of times on this site.  Yesterday was exactly one year, and I’m giving some of my new observation. (the deviation to the ‘almost exclusively’ statement tends to be occasional cooked vegetables & olives) Much of the reason eating raw works…

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