Wow, I didn't check this post for a few days and there are twice as many posts! Ok, this is going to be long...
Delight~ I got raw carob powder online, I'm not sure where to buy it otherwise. I completely prefer the raw over the roasted, it's a very different flavor to me. I hear you about obsessing over watermelon! Although I am eating cooked food right now, I've been eating a whole (10lb)watermelon everyday, we sell them at my work for $3.89 each, so yum! Whenever I get really hungry and start felling crappie that's all I want! I don't know many people who eat raw, but it suprises me how many people are open minded about it (of coarse I like in a pretty liberal place). A friend of mine tried it with me. She has always suffered from depression and skin problems (wheat allergies), and she was amazed by eating raw. She felt way better and her skin looked great! As for other changes when eating raw...tons. It is almost overwhelming. Last time we had eaten raw for about a month (100%), I really wanted to make a spot to sleep outside. My husband was not into it though.LOL I just began to feel very different about the way I looked at things, it's hard to explain without going really in depth. It was kind of like spiritual detox...an awakening. It is hard not really knowing many who eat like this. I found myself needing to read about it everyday.
My husband and I use to both work a lot (50+ hours a week + 1 hour commute for both of us), now I only work 3-4 days a week. When we ate raw during that period of time we spent a lot. I didn't care how much we spent because we were able to. I was trying to find someone to make food for us and I could buy a bunch from them weekly (like they have in LA), we also went to raw cafe's on our weekends and I bought lots of very expensive dehydrated fancy raw food. Living in Santa Cruz, Ca we are very lucky. You can get anything and everything! After I have my baby and we go raw again, we will be on a tight budget. I think you are better off making as much as possible and not eating to much fancy dehydrated stuff. We have a garden, lots of fruit tree's, and several farmers markets in the area, so I think I can do it with in budget. Nuts are expensive though! I usually really watch out for sales and buy a lot when I can!
Zipporah~ Would you be able to have a garden or greenhouse were you are moving?? If you can at least grow some, dehydrate the excess, it would help a lot?
Andrea~ those wraps look great! Your little girl looks so sweet!
Mama justice~ Personally I have eaten raw, soaked grains and I don't like how they make me feel. I eat very little grains when eating raw, but I do eat beans (soaked or sprouted) to make hummus and stuff. Occasionally cooked beans and they don't really upset my body. You can dehydrate potatoes and make potato chips, they're yummy!
MamatoSage~ I love shazzie too!
3littlesweeties~ Wow! You made a ton of stuff! Thats the way to do it, always have something interesting to eat!
Prana~ Good luck on your raw hike! Have you read The Raw Family, they do a cross county hike all raw! That so awesome! Have you read about Storm and Jinjee?? I can't remember there website?? I have her e-book about her raw pregnancies and birth stories. Storm, her husband, is a 50 year old very attractive (and much younger looking) African American man with big 'ol muscles, he's been raw for like 30 years. He leads raw rock climbing expeditions and stuff.They are amazing and inspiring!
Ok, I better stop rambling... oh wait, I found out last week I am having a baby boy
boy: hehehe! Anyway, hope you all have a blissful weekend!
boy: edd 10/29/05