Our idea of what constitutes "food" in American culture has become so skewed that it is almost unrecognizable. Our supermarkets are packed with products whose ingredients include unpronounceable chemicals, dyes, bacteria, and growth hormones. They are irradiated without our consent and contain GMOs.It's time to bring back FOOD. Pure unadulterated organic RAW food.This blog is a documentation of my continuing journey on a plant-based lifestyle.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Revival Of Raw Food Nerd

Yes, it is for sure a revival friends- and the best kind at that, one that involves food and pictures of food, and I really cannot think of anything better than that! I've seriously missed this blog and I am ready to bring the goods.
    (I wasn't joking when I said I was ready to bring it!)

 So, gawd, where to begin? Well, I'm still as nerdy (and raw) as ever but I've given up on that high fat raw gourmet shim-sham. That's right, I've kicked it to the curb in favor of the fruity lifestyle.  That means, any of my food that I post pictures of will all be high carb raw vegan; free of salt, oil, spices and heavily based in good ol' fruity tuttie deliciousness.

Hey, don't knock it till you try it. Just because there isn't a whole lotta nuts, seeds, and taste-bud numbing salt and spices doesn't mean my food ain't DAMN good. (Even my Mim, The Salt Queen, loves my cucumber pasta slathered in rich sun-dried (yup, salt free too) mango basil sauce. )

If you want to know more about why I hopped on the 811-train feel free to ask, but otherwise, I'm not really going to get into it. (Check out www.30bananasaday.com for tons more info, recipes, forums, and general guidance) Let me just say though, if you have a digestive issue, it would be in your best interest to really give the high carb low fat lifestyle a 100% chance. That's the main reason why I did it and it has literally changed my life.
          
As far as this little bloggie goes, a good portion of the food pictures (for now) will be what I am eating, as I'm still in NYC and therefore, it's dinner for one even though it looks like dinner for 10.  But you should disband all preconceived notions because I refuse, just down right refuse, to eat anything that doesn't taste good. I know I have said it before, but I am just not one of those people that eats strictly for fuel. So the meals you see will all be combinations of foods that I legit crave and they just happen to be salt, oil, and spice free. I'm a big fan of tahini and hemp seeds so you'll see meals with that too, because low fat doesn't mean NO fat. That would just be crazy talk!

And, of course there will be recipes, lots of recipes. I'm a big believer in sharing the wealth of health. (Still a cheeze-ball, yup.) I also plan to still include reviews on new fangled raw snackles that I find and restaurants that are must eats.

I do think high raw is better than no-raw so sometimes, especially when I am off to California to visit my hubby or TEACH A CLASS (yip! I cannot WAIT to get back into this!) you will see cooked vegan foods popping up on here. Any vegan non-raw snacks, that I can't dive into will surely be devoured taste-tested and critiqued by the husbandry, Kev He's a trust worthy foodie with an equally discerning palette, perhaps even more than mine!!   I'm all for it. I think the best thing we can do is cut the meat and dairy - it's toxic and not just for us, but for the planet. I don't care how grass-fed pasture raised your beefychickenducklamb- kabob is, it still died so you could have dinner; baddd karma!

Ultimately, the objective here is still the same: organic, as local as possible, and freaking delicious.

Stay nerdy foodies, and check back by Monday for my Oodles of Noodles post. It's going to be quite the pasta showdown!