hipraw13 asked: what are some good ideas for a simple raw dinner???
Well, I suppose it depends on what you’re going for. If fat isn’t a concern, in my opinion, adding avocado to some raw wraps or raw soup is a little party in itself! I also really happen to like making a broth with this organic chickpea miso (although technically not raw, it’s considered to be a live food) and lots of fresh herbs, lemon or lime and sometimes avocado (yum!).
But if you’re teetering towards a lower fat meal than I recommend checking out some of Dara’s more recently posted videos (she’s been more mindful of fat since December) or checking out this cutie’s videos. He’s more of a fruitarian, and he doesn’t give exact recipes, but he usually shows his salads and tells you whats in them before he goes on to talk about whatever’s on his mind. His most recent video (here) looks soo good! These also look good.
Anonymous asked: what are some of your favorite raw recipes?
Hmm.. I’m not really sure. I’m not exactly a recipe person to be honest, mostly because I just make food intuitively and often use what I already have on hand.
But if you wanna know some of my favorite things to consume I’d have to say fresh juices (I have a few favorite combos), chia seed pudding, banana “milk”, I lovedates on their own, pretty much anything with cilantro or ginger root, organic chickpea miso broth with lots of herbs and lemon/lime (technically not raw but it’s considered a “live” food), I’d like to try raw hummus (Dara Dubinet has a good recipe) and I used to make this super delicious salad consisting of green apple and a ripe avocado with fresh lime juice and a lil’ sea salt - soo yummy! (but not the best food combo for digestion)
When I do want to make a recipe I often just go to Dara Dubinet’s YouTube channel for a guideline/inspiration. Also, some of my favorite cuisines are Indian, Mexican, Thai/Vietnamese/Asian in general, and I tend to use those as another ‘guideline’ for flavor.
She has so much to teach in regards to raw food, nutrition, love and living a blissfully beautiful, balanced life! I highly recommend watching some of her videos to hear (and physically see - she glows and radiates vibrancy!) what she has to offer. You can find her videos here: Dara Dubinet
Steamed an organic sweet potato, added some quinoa and seasoned it with cayenne, cinnamon, turmeric and onion powder, sea salt, a couple heaping spoonfuls of coconut oil, and sprinkled nutrional yeast on at the end
I’m not bashing on anyone that consumes meat, dairy or eggs by any means! I believe it is your right to choose what you want to do, but just be educated about it and make conscious choices! That’s all.
Last night I started watching Earthlings, and usually I can get through documentaries like that, but man.. the tears started flowing. Even though I follow a mostly raw-vegan diet (besides honey consumption, and on rare occasions I’ll have a piece of wild caught Alaskan salmon or local pastured eggs), I still think it’s important to watch stuff like that. Especially for people that are consuming meat, dairy and/or eggs. It really is sad (pathetic, really) that most people refuse to want to see what’s actually going on, or say they “already know”, but then continue to go to their regular grocery store because it’s convenient and cheap. I mean, seriously! I rarely consume any of the non-vegan things listed above and I still take the time to watch the documentaries and read the articles because no matter how “little” of a contribution I’m making, it’s still a contribution.
kimchiiandtea asked: Yay! Thanks so much for following. I'll be sure to try& keep things interesting. Your blog is so inspiring! Thanks for that. You are a beautiful soul& you are also aesthetically pleasing. Sooo gorgeous! I am in the process of making the switch to vegan& maybe eventually raw vegan. I am also interested in yoga. Have you ever tried Bikram yoga? It sounds wonderful. Namaste& I love you!
No problem, your blog is lovely! And thank you so much for your kind, heartfelt words; they’re greatly appreciated <3
I have to admit I’m not 100% vegan and I really don’t like to put any labels on myself (or others, for that matter), but I can definitely say I’ve been the “most vegan” I’ve ever been. I just feel better when consuming mostly raw, high vibrational foods. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy some cooked food (Indian food is my weakness), but I try to keep the cooked things very simple and “gently cooked/steamed”, such as veggies, quinoa, legumes, and on rare occasions a piece of salmon or sashimi. Also, what helps me eat a highly raw diet is I like to make hot tonics and teas to satisfy my desire for heat, especially during the colder months. As for yoga, my favorite to practice is power yoga, and the one I look up to most is the wonderful and beautiful, Meghan Currie! She’s absolutely amazing! I also really love Briohny Smyth! When it comes to practice, I just go with the flow of things and play a lot :)