I am so thankful for these past months eating 100% RAW.
It has been a journey that has had many lessons and I know many more to come, ones you can only see while living it.
I'm not able to express all of it but essentially I feel closer to myself and to nature/earth.
I have learned that I feel much better RAW, I think clearer, I am more relaxed and my skins looks smoother.
I have lost a few pounds (which is always a bonus) and my hair and nails are stronger.
I also have learned new ways to prepare foods and can create many great recipes that I love to share.
I love to cook, and now uncook, for family and friends, it is so rewarding to see people enjoying what you make for them.
I want to toot the merits of RAW and all it's benefits and the longer I dedicate my diet to it the more I learn and the better equipped I feel to pass on any knowledge that I have gained.
I would love to have a cafe or a booth or some such endeavour so people can try RAW snacks and treats and maybe incorporate more into their diet.
I want to teach people to prepare new ideas of RAW recipes so that they can feel the benefits from this method of eating.
I can attest to the fact that it takes some time to adjust to preparing the foods, getting the pantry filled with the essentials and keeping a steady supply of RAW foods on hand to avoid any mishaps from a blindside craving.
All while still maintaining everyday life with a family that isn't as committed to the diet as yourself.
But it is do-able.
I found I just needed to find a few staples and keep the dehydrator going.
Here is a simple idea that anybody can add to their routine and one I use most mornings for my breakfast.
It is quick to prepare, can be changed up according to mood or pantry items and is super filling to keep you going for hours.
I buy a pound or two of buckwheat grouts and soak them for 6-8 hours in water.
I rinse the starchy water and then strain and place on lined dehydrator trays and dehydrate at 104 for 8-12 hours, till dry.
Then I have a jar full that lasts me a couple of weeks, ready for me to nibble as needed.
I have added spices and carob and made cocoa buck wheaties and have tried a few other combinations but always seem to come back to this old stand by favorite.
In the morning I put about 1/2 cup buckwheat into a bowl and add any fruit, dried berries, nuts or seeds that I feel I would like and pour a heavy layer of almond milk.
( I soak almonds overnight, then rinse and blend with dates, vanilla, a pinch of salt and water and sometimes a bit of nutmeg)
Here is a buckwheaties breaky with gogi berries, dried figs, orange, banana and hemp seeds.
Pretty simple and tastes awesome.
Go ahead and try it or come on over and I'll make you a bowl.