Saturday, October 9, 2010

Exciting Updates!

Recently, I sort of lost my love of creating raw food at home. I still loved trying other people's raw food though. Just me, personally, had lost the excitement. There will always be good and bad people in the world, and I just have to try to not let them influence me. I shall explain further.

When I first started being raw I would eat cake and ice cream at every meal. I hadn't eaten that sort of thing in a long time, due to not eating sugar for 5 years. It may have been slightly unhealthy, but at the time I was new to raw, and the food tasted so good and was so good for me! I was feeling alive, happy, well, health issues went, and loving the fact that I could eat cake and not worry, because in fact I was losing weight!

Then I logged onto the internet (as you do). Big mistake. I felt like I was being shouted at by a million different raw food 'gurus', being told that what was feeling so good to me was completely wrong, and that I was going to die a slow and painful death (or words to that effect).

Of course, there were nice people online too, telling me that whatever I was eating was good because it was raw, and that everyone was different, and what may work for others was not specifically for me. But I couldn't shake other people's negativity.

But recently something great has happened! I'm back to my old self! I don't even know what it was, but suddenly I have that feeling in my stomach, a fluttering, that just makes me feel like that good things are going to happen! I've got that love of creating food back, and I have major plans!

So with this new positive mind, I logged onto Flikr, and created an account. Here is the link. I also spent my morning looking through the millions of raw recipes that I have, and decided on a few which I would like to create.

Today is also my best friend Josh's birthday, and I have decided on a great present, which I think he might possibly like. For those who don't know, Josh has been an amazing support during my raw journey, and is surprisingly open minded to raw foods. I'm lucky to have him as a friend, as a bonus he is hilarious. Happy birthday, Josh. :)

And even more exciting news, I tracked down the website for my favorite (ever) chocolate bar, ordered some bars, and I am going to review them when they arrive. If you want to order one or two feel free to email me at More information on that later though.

I would actually just like to do a review of one of my favorite blogs at the moment, Really Raw by Raederle. Her blog has so many features, a recipe section, articles, polls, q & a, etc! I really like it because I think a lot of her opinions she voices very fairly, but still comes to a healthy conclusion which supports raw living. You should definitely check it out!

I have found so many beautiful recipes that I would love to create within the next few weeks. So what if some of them are nut-based? You only live once, you may as well enjoy it.


  1. I'm really happy to hear somebody else voice this, I can relate 100%. I was feeling so good at first, eating whatever I wanted, of course the occasional nut-heavy recipe. And I was feeling amazing! So why did I care so much when the "raw elite" said I wasn't doing it right? It completely took the fun and adventure out of my experience.
    Well, nobody's going to live forever and I'm not trying to. I've also regained my inspiration and I'm happy to hear that you have too! Can't wait to see what you create next :)
    Much love and support

  2. Hi Felic - Well said. Surely we're all on our own journeys and will, at different times, want-feel-need-enjoy different things ... Glad to read you've got your spark back! Antony :-)

  3. Sorry you had your raw groove cramped by the general raw community. I can totally relate. The most reasonable and lovely raw foodists I've read of don't generally hang out in raw food communities... and I suspect there's a good reason for that.
    Anyhow, glad you have your Joy back. Happiness is what life's all about, no? Gurus are for people who like guru-sort of things :D
    Oh and I totally loved your chocolate mousse recipe. I used nibs instead of powder and it turned out to taste like I'd added bourbon in it. Not a bad thing at all, if you ask me. ^_^


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