Vanessa's blog post, located at Green Chef Editorials, is another amazing example of the growth of authenticity in the raw food community.
I'm noticing that as the community matures, that we are all slowly letting go our agendas of right & wrong, and realizing that there is no ONE way to health. That sort of old-school-stubbornness and rigidity about raw foods is probably why many of the past health leaders and educators died early and/or were depressed.
We've all come a long way since the early days of "cooked food = poison" ;).
I eat cheese. I drink beer, wine, and coffee. I hate carob and squash. Um, what else? Well loads really, but it will all come out in good time! There, I said it. The raw food gods haven’t struck me down, so I guess I’ll be ok.
So why the need to confess? I suppose because of the fact that I have a business centered on raw food (I am a raw foods personal chef in the Chicago area) I feel that I need to be a ‘perfect’ raw foodist, whatever that may be. But you know what- no one is perfect and there is no one person who has all the answers about what’s good or bad for you. What works for one person, doesn’t necessarily work for another. I just hope that people can appreciate my non-fanatical view on things.