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Old 03-26-2007, 12:06 PM   #11
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I LOVED AB's comments on the raw food diet. Very well said.
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:33 PM   #12
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here's a sample of what I have found (but have not experienced) on the web; Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center - An Oasis for Awakening, Patagonia, Arizona, USA

If someone cooked like this for me, I don't think it would be hard to follow; It seems like a healthy way of eating;

I am really not familiar with the style of eating, but it seems to be growing in acceptance.
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:17 PM   #13
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Never heard of the diet before but thinking about it there are many raw dishes I eat regularly, particularly in the summer when the fresh tomatoes and veggies come in.

Unfortunately as much as I like raw meat and fish (Carpaccio is my middle name), there is little meat I would trust from the local supermarkets uncooked.

I think that concentrating on raw foods for a while would expand a cook's repertoire.

But as for a lifestyle, there are just too many cooked items I crave.

As far as weight loss goes, I can think of a whole lot of raw items that have a whole lot of calories and fats.

Have lost, and am still losing, a bunch of weight and I do it by limiting my intake - and eating healthier.

Can never stick to a restricted diet.

But for those who find raw foods a preferable diet, for whatever reason, God bless them.
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:42 PM   #14
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What else would a raw food restaurant serve besides salad? I hope that doesn't sound rude but I am rather ignorant on this topic.
Sushi, carpaccio, ceviche, cheese, nuts, fruits, vegetables
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:50 PM   #15
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I think sushi would probably be out because rice is cooked, but you could have sashimi.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:16 PM   #16
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I think sushi would probably be out because rice is cooked, but you could have sashimi.
Agreed, on both counts.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:30 PM   #17
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is it possible to soften any grain by soaking wihtout cooking it?? Corn...wheat? oats, rye?

So many veggies are great raw when young and fresh, but give em an extra week in the ground or on the shelf and I wanna cook it for sure. THe raw diet is best practiced in climates with year round growing seasons.
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:59 AM   #18
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is it possible to soften any grain by soaking wihtout cooking it?? Corn...wheat? oats, rye?

So many veggies are great raw when young and fresh, but give em an extra week in the ground or on the shelf and I wanna cook it for sure. THe raw diet is best practiced in climates with year round growing seasons.
Yes. Shopping isn't like it was back in the 50s with regard to seasonal produce. You can step into any supermarket anywhere in the country and find produce from all over the world supplying produce not available in the US at that partcular time of year.
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:20 PM   #19
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To be honest, I don't think a truly healthy "raw diet" is possible at this time.

We can't even be sure our cooked food isn't going to poison us (or our pets).
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:30 PM   #20
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To be honest, I don't think a truly healthy "raw diet" is possible at this time.

We can't even be sure our cooked food isn't going to poison us (or our pets).
On the contrary, raw food is not mass produced, mass handled or introduced to any outside influences.
As far as being possible, the several restaurants raw that are in Manhattan would beg to differ.
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