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Changes and some raw development

February 6, 2012
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Over the years I’ve seen my taste in foods change so much. The people who I’ve met, the countries that I’ve visited and the blogs and articles that I’ve read have all shaped the diet that I have now – and I like to think that the food choices that I make at the moment are the healthiest that I have made in years.

I get excited by new recipes – recipes which are unusual, inspiring and which are good for my body. I am intrigued by raw foods in the same way that I am intrigued when a new vegan products lands on the market; the excitement that it’s vegan, how has it been made vegan, and does it taste similar to its original inspiration? How is it made, does it bring something new to my day, does it add a new dimension to how I see food? I’m not sure I am ready to invest in a dehydrator, but I am enjoying buying more raw foods; crackers and sweet treats, and seeing the benefit of raw veggies.
I’m certainly not going to start giving up the nourishing soups which I so love on a cold day, coffee which  is an absolute must, or a bowl of spiced oats in the morning, but I am quite interested in mixing up at least my lunchtime and snacktimes with some raw goodness.

Raw Food Passion have some really exciting recipes, and for something sweet I like to dribble over Karolina Eleonóra’s recipes at Love Raw. Averie at Love Veggies and Yoga has some fantastic recipes, both raw and cooked, and the super stylish Sarahfae at Addicted to Veggies makes raw food recipes which are simple and inspiring. Celia Eddy combines the most adorable illustrations, wonderful photography and delicious recipes which always brighten up my day.

I’ve been adding more raw nuts to my diet, and finally realising that the term ‘good fat’ does exist and can be truly wonderful for your body. For the first time in many years I am becoming really excited by cooking and planning out meals. I look forward to eating a wholesome, healthy plate of food in the evening, and following it with a sweet treat. I used to try and fight my naturally sweet tooth – that inner craving which pops up an hour after I’ve finished dinner. Now I embrace it, knowing that it’s important to listen to my body.

Do you follow a raw diet? Would you consider adding a few more raw items to your daily menu? Can you recommend any more blogs and recipes?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2012 3:29 pm

    After my NYC trip with Emma she really opened my eyes to the wonders of raw food. Everything I tasted over there was just simply mind-blowingly YUM! Since then and also more now more so than ever because I have gone gluten free as well, I am adding more raw foods to my diet. I have a dehydrator but always just used it to make dried fruit and sweet potato chips but now I’m definitely looking at more recipes and I’ve never tasted anything I don’t like! :) I definitely couldn’t be 100% raw though..I need my cooked curries and stews and of course baked goods :) I think a balance of the two is perfect though.
    Personally I can’t recommend enough any recipes for raw cashew cheese or raw lucuma ice cream especially with chocolate bits in hehe. Both are amazing!!

  2. February 6, 2012 7:32 pm

    I’ve never really tried raw…I don’t know what’s stopped me other than I crave piping hot food too often!

  3. February 6, 2012 11:51 pm

    I LOVE raw food! I love the whole raw diet concept and after watching a raw diet TV programme, I immediately opened my laptop and started on an incredible raw food and blogging journey. I’m gonna do a 7 day raw thing soon – 7 vlogs, 7 days, 100%raw – i’ll be posting plenty of cool recipes for you to try!

  4. March 5, 2012 7:09 pm

    I don’t usually comment but I gotta say appreciate it for the post on this special one : D.

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