Hey everyone, I'm new here. I'm a SAHM of 2 insane children. lol I love them to bits though.On Wednesday I'm starting my raw food journey. I would do it before then but I don't have any money atm. My husband gets paid on Wednesday. :)I've been raw before. The first time was when I was pregnant with my daughter, who's 6 now. For some reason I couldn't keep down anything cooked. It started with meat and ended with vegetables. If it was cooked I couldn't eat it. Unfortunately I went back to cooked foods when she was 3-4 months.
If you're new to Raw Foods, or just interested in meeting new people, let's get together and share food! A ladies-only event, bring a dish to share (100% raw vegan, hopefully organic!) and a girlfriend or two!
Chef Mehmet offered the space for us to use for free, so let's take advantage of the opportunity to not have to clean our own homes/wash our own dishes!!
It would be helpful if you could comment publicly if you'll be bringing a snack, salad, or dessert, that way if someone's torn between making a crazy vegetable creation or a sweet raw treat, they'll have a better idea of what will balance out our massive table of food!
email me: email@example.com if you're stumped and need suggestions!
I think it's a great idea to promote regular raw community, let's help eachother stick to our guns!
See you then!!!!!!!
Hi, I'm new. My name is Liz and I live near Seattle, WA. I've been a veggie or vegan for years and years and recently went 100% raw. My son (Phoenix - 2) is veggie but often shares my raw food as well. I am currently nursing my 7 week old (Scarlett) also. And, my husband, Ethan, is a meat and potatos guy! I'm really enjoying the raw foods. I have smoothies for breakfast, salads for lunch and, oh, the desserts are amazing. I have yet to find a raw entree that I really like though. I am keeping my fat and nuts up due to my nursling. It's great to find a raw family community!
http://jinjee1.securesites.net/ebooks/birth/ - This is SO very helpful and interesting - Jinjee's raw pregnancy and birth stories and Q&A at the end.http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/RawPregnancy/ - this is a yahoogroup for pregnant and/or lactating women.http://www.vegsource.com/talk/raw/messages/99922653.html - a discussion on vegsource, I am not sure what 811rv is, but the "title" is raw foods and sports nutrition.
Raw Sacramento - a collection of recipes and commentary...
"My friend and 20+ year Raw Food Mentor, Dr. Doug Graham says for optimum Raw Food preparation he likes to apply the 5-5-5 rule. 'If it doesn't have more than 5 ingredients, doesn't take more than 5 minutes to make, and doesn't cost more than $5 for ingredients, he will enjoy it.'"
Eating for Two Very pro-raw article, without calling it that.The Joy of Not CookingBoth articles found mentioned at Raw In Ten website.
......... reviews to come .............As pertains to childrenRaw Kids: Transitioning Children to a Raw Food Diet, Revised Edition by Cheryl Stoycoff Baby Greens : A Live-Food Approach for Children of All Ages by Michaela LynnEating Without Heating by Sergei BoutenkoRaw Family by the Boutenkos
Living and Raw FoodsRhio's Raw Energy author of Hooked on Raw.We like it raw recipesa list of raw food eaters with some linksRaw food lifeAlissa CohenDelicious organics general information about raw food eating and links, (does not recommend it for children at the bottom of the page)Diet for a New You this page discusses enzymesFORUMSraw food talkRaw food supportRAW FOOD TEENS (a forum for teenage raw foodists)Shopping ResourcesEat Rawsprout peopleNatures First Law online storeWheat grass kits
Critique of the diet and responsesAn Interview with NazariahVeganism and the Raw Food Movement and Jinjee's Commentary on the Nazariah InterviewBreastfeedingBreastfeeding and the raw dietStrict Vegan Diets May Be Dangerous, Especially for Expectant Mothers and Children Worth reading to be informed of opposing viewpoints. It seems that eating a varied diet, keeping track of calories consumed for your children if necessary or if there is a concern (keep track of weight and growth and make sure it is appropriate), and supplementing would resolve these concerns... B12Regarding above, Vegans and the Vitamin B12 Deficiency Mythfrom the vegan society *my notes: the sample diet at the end did not include any sea snacks, sea salt, etc. B12 supplements in children may still be advisable*Children 'harmed' by vegan diets Again, it seems to be about the B12ProteinProtein requirements for all agesthe myth of food combining for proteinIn the newsLiving foods news section Oldest articles on top of page, scroll down for most recent Families and/or mamas with websitesThe Garden diet Storm and Jinjee Taliferoan article about the Talifero'sRaw Family The Boutenko familyarticle written by Victoria BoutenkoDiet Kytka is the webmaster of this site and her and her family are raw, follow the links for some wonderful sample recipes, reasons to go raw, successes in transforming the health of her mother, etc.Hygeia Halfmoon author of Primal Mothering in a Modern WorldShazzie This is a link to her journal, you can explore her whole site...FOR WHEN YOU ARE TRANSITIONINGExplaining a Raw Diet to a Child