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post #141 of 189
another good ressource is Frontier (http://www.frontiercoop.com/ ) they have a great selection of natural products. Also, see sunorganic.com
I got these hookups from the TOL
post #142 of 189
I would also add mountainroseherbs.com for spices, bulk, essential oils etc - lots of organic and wild harvested items. If you have any questions, you can call the company and the folks are always friendly and knowledgeable.

This is also a great place to get seeds for the garden!
post #143 of 189
The sunorganic.com has really good prices on nuts and olives! Thanks for the links elfine!
post #144 of 189
you are welcome!
For olives, check out
Adams Olive Ranch
1 888 216 - 5483
adamsolives@ocsnet.net
most olives you'll find on the market are not ripe/raw, but this guy sells amazing olives. There is a big minimum order, but if you can get other people to go on it, it's really worth it. That's where the TOL and Nature's First Law (David Wolfe) get their olives!
post #145 of 189
I'm new to this forum and my mom said that when she was researching raw she found a site that said there was a vitamin or mineral that was missing if you were 100% raw that could cause major problems, but that a supplement for it would take care of the problem...anyone know what this could be because she couldn't remember.

thanks,
sarah
post #146 of 189
That would probably be B-12, if she meant 100%raw-VEGAN. Dr. Gabriel Cousens has tons of info on that. Visit his website at http.://www.treeoflife.nu
post #147 of 189

The Garden Diet?

I am new to the Raw Food idea-although looking back, I have always preferred this way of eating and have taught this to my kiddos-just never had a name for it!

Reading lots of books and web sites-is the e-book The Garden Diet worth it?

Thanks for the info on this thread-really enjoying it!
post #148 of 189
It was an interesting read. He is very passionate and that DEFINITELY comes across. There wasn't alot of research or facts and that bothered me. If you are gathering info it might be worth it. IF you are looking for data and science to back up the choices and know you're moving in the right direction I wouldn't recommend it. For that I'd go for Gabriel Cousens-really well researched and lots of facts that will comfort you. You could also do lighter reads that are still better in my opinion...Alissa Cohen or even David Wolfe-again, super passionate, but better more cohesive info.
post #149 of 189
Thanks for the info, firefaery-off to look those up on inter-library loan!
post #150 of 189
hi mamas

does anyone have any info on the Vita Mix Mark 20 ? its an oldy,,,but is it a goody?

thx
post #151 of 189
I dont know about it, but maybe try putting a post on rawfoods.com or rawfood.com
Personally, I am a fan of the k-tech/blendtech (http://rawguru.com/store/cat/blendtec-total-blender/)
I had a chance to use both a lot, and find you can make food creamier with it than with the vitamix.
post #152 of 189
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elfine
I dont know about it, but maybe try putting a post on rawfoods.com or rawfood.com
Personally, I am a fan of the k-tech/blendtech (http://rawguru.com/store/cat/blendtec-total-blender/)
I had a chance to use both a lot, and find you can make food creamier with it than with the vitamix.
wow, that looks awesome, I looked on ebay and there are some a little cheaper...I have to get one of those, I know it would get tons of use!

on a side note, on the raw guru description of the blender I was surprised to see the microwave mentioned although I guess that is taken straight from the manufacturer

another side note...elfine, notice you are in patagonia,,,is that where the honey comes from? were in az too
post #153 of 189
Elfine, can you tell me which one is louder? I bought a k-tec a couple of years ago because it would fit under my counter and had a longer warrantly than the vita mix (oh yeah, it was cheaper too), but it is sooooo loud. I have to hold my ears so they don't hurt. Is this typical of all high-speed blenders? Thanks!
post #154 of 189
Hi!
I am new to eating raw, but I'm very excited about it! We decided to just quit buying cooked things, but after a couple of days my dh's grandparents came into town, and I decided it was okay to eat out a meal a day with them... and it ended up being more like two. So we haven't been very raw the last couple of days but we are working back up to it! Luckily we have mostly run out of non-raw things so temptation isn't so bad.

What do you do with all your flour and stuff? I am thinking I should just give it away, but I don't want to regret it. Anyone want to share their experiences with transitioning their pantry to raw stuff?
post #155 of 189
Quote:
Originally Posted by weliveintheforest
Hi!
I am new to eating raw, but I'm very excited about it! We decided to just quit buying cooked things, but after a couple of days my dh's grandparents came into town, and I decided it was okay to eat out a meal a day with them... and it ended up being more like two. So we haven't been very raw the last couple of days but we are working back up to it! Luckily we have mostly run out of non-raw things so temptation isn't so bad.

What do you do with all your flour and stuff? I am thinking I should just give it away, but I don't want to regret it. Anyone want to share their experiences with transitioning their pantry to raw stuff?
you could make playdough
post #156 of 189
oh yeah, thats a good idea - playdough and other dough crafts.
Thanks
post #157 of 189

Book Recomendations

Are there any Raw Food Books that you can recommend???
post #158 of 189
I really like the complete book of raw foods although to be completely honest, most of my favorite raw recipes I found online.
post #159 of 189
Hey, is anyone else struggling with trying to transition their toddler to a high raw diet? My little guy loves grains and pasta but he loves fruit. I get greens into him through his smoothie but thats about the extent of his veggie intake. I tried to dehydrate some veggie nuggets but he wouldn't touch them (and frankly I don't blame him ).

Any ideas?
post #160 of 189
My library has a pretty good selection of raw foods books, but, to be honest, I don't tend to use recipes all that often. Anyway, here are some of the books I've read:

- "The Raw Food Detox Diet" by Natalia Rose. Basically talks about how to transition to a raw food diet frrom whatever eating level you are at. She doesn't advocate going completely raw until you have been high raw for a long time, so as a result there are some recipes for steamed veg, grains, and even fish. Lots of nice basic raw recipes, though, so I quite enjoy this book. She talks some about food combining.

- "The Raw Gourmet" by Nomi Shannon. Great book with lots of basic recipes, info about sprouting, food combining, weekly menus, etc.

- "Eating Without Heating" by Sergei and Valya Boutenko. Pretty basic book with easy everyday recipes. Discusses food combinations to enhance the taste of your dishes. Lots of European influenced meals - borscht, sauerkraut, etc, as well as other basics. It's good for learning about eating raw every day, and the recipes were all right, although I didn't find any of the ones I tried to be truly stupendous.

Those are probably the best ones I've read.
- "Raw Food Real World" - I haven't read this one in a long time, but I remember liking it for some reason.
- The one by Juliano is nice to look at, but I'd never go to such lengths except maybe for a dinner party in which I really wanted to convince someone who was overly skeptical. Or maybe if I owned a restaurant.
- I've heard a lot about Alissa Cohen, she has a website: raw food talk You don't have to join to view the boards, just click on "message boards".
- Oh yeah, there's a compilation book, too, the Complete Book of Raw Foods, I think someone else mentioned it, that's got recipes from all sorts of people.


That's all I can think of right now, hope that helps a bit.

~ Sabina
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