Saturday, June 12, 2010

And in the Beginning... There was Light.

I've kinda been wanting to start a raw blog for awhile, maybe just to see if there are any other raw teenagers out there in this empty world...?

So I may as well write about myself. (Favourite subject, of course).

I'm Felicity. I'm 15, and I live in New Zealand. I'm a Raw-Vegan. And haven't been eating cooked food for a couple of months.

How the hell did I become raw-vegan? I ask myself that all the time. It was health reasons... My mum and I haven't eaten sugar for 5 years, (except fruit sugars), and then I was told by a Naturopath that I was Lactose/Dairy Intolerant, and that I was slightly Wheat Intolerant as well (even though I didn't have celiac). So, we went Raw!

I'm usually about 90% raw day to day, because at the moment in New Zealand it's the middle of winter, there is hardly any food that is organic or growing, and it's freezing 99% of the time. But I think we're doing pretty well considering.

Even though we usually have one cooked meal per day, it's strange how anti-eating-meat I am now. I love animals, but I've never been the type to think I'm eating man's best friend and all that. After watching many Raw How-to videos, I've come to the conclusion that it's truly unnatural to eat meat. (For me, at least). I heard someone say the other day, "Think about when we were first on the planet. What did we eat? We wouldn't have had roast dinners; fire wasn't invented for a long time... So we ate plants and fruits."

My mum's friends have often thought I'm weird (or that she's weird) letting me not eat sugar, and now not eat Dairy/Wheat/Meat/Processed Foods, but I made this decision myself, and my mum has actually at times tried to get me back to lots of cooked foods and meat ("for protein"), because she thinks I'm too skinny, but in truth, when I eat raw, I feel most comfortable, most energised, and just in general most happy! So for me, that's good enough reason to stay raw.

Anyway, I'm going to use this blog to write lots of stuff about being raw, myself, and I'll also post some recipes!

Leave a comment if you're raw or if you wanna talk to me or whatever.


  1. Just wanted to say hello, and tell you that I love your blog :)

  2. Hi! I'm an 18 year old high-raw for health reasons as well. I'm going to College this fall and am looking forward to cafeteria food (Not!). Any tips?

  3. Hi Rachael!

    If there's an option to bring your own, definitly do that! If people question you could say it's for health reasons. For me it's half personal choice, half health reasons. If you mention health reasons people are less likely to want to argue with you about it!

    And if there isn't a bring your own option at the cafeteria, there might be salad options, you could have those without sauces. (Just make sure you bring some yummy raw snacks like fruit and dehydrated food with you, in case it's not very nice!)

    Thanks for your comment!

    Felic Pear x


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