I haven't touched my dehydrator in 2 years, but for this recipe I just may have to bring it back.
I haven't touched my dehydrator in 2 years, but for this recipe I just may have to bring it back.
Location: San Diego, CA
Interests: Entertaining guests, laughing, interior design, yoga,
musicals, reading anything and everything, spontaneity, writing and
preparing delicious food.
Fav. Raw Dish: An almond "milkshake" with frozen banana, coconut flakes, almond butter and a dash of vanilla bean.
Words of Inspiration: Go everywhere, do everything, and never fail toastonish. This life has all too much to give.
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Don't say we didn't warn you!
Crystal said: Oh, haha btw, I made the Carob Pie you have listed on the site and here last night and it came out delicious! The only problem was I came home tonight and discovered that my mother and brother ate the entire thing and didn't even save me a sliver! sigh!
Hey, its the nature of the beast. Embrace it!
For the last year I've been working with a team of people to put together an international conference called "Peace Through Dialogue". The conference, which will have over 5000 attendees, will held on July 5th-8th in Edison, NJ. It will include a whole host of spiritual teachers, dignitaries, congressmen and even a few celebrities. It is a grand event that's demanded a grand level of time, attention and energy.
July 5th is less than 10 days away and as our team gets closer and closer to the wire I was reminded how having access to this "raw food technology" has helped me pull off wonders. I see the mental and physical toll that putting some amazing like this together has had on my fellow team members. Most of the individuals that I am working with are adults above the age of 40 and although they are vegetarians, their processed diets lack the vitality to prevent them from crashing physically and mentally. One of our board members even had serious heart issues that put him in the hospital a few weeks back. He's "ok" now.
I slept for 4 hours last night. And the night before. And the night
before that. In fact for the last 5 weeks I've been running off of 4
hours of sleep or less for at least 6 days of the week. During the day,
between working on the conference, working on my successful business,
and other random stuff, I've been making things happen from 9am till
1am with about 2 hours here and there for one main meal + a little down
This isn't a "I'm Superman post". This is an "I'm Average man post". There's nothing special about me and that's why I'm sharing this info. I'm just a simple kid from Delaware who happened to have some great mentors. And one of those mentors taught me the tremendous importance of putting quality food into my body.
There are so many people out that have way more skill, talent and insight than I do and it makes me wonder... "What if they felt this good all the time?" Not only is my physical health flourishing, but my mental health and focus is extremely strong too. I honestly do feel that people are happier with life when they switch to eating a primarily raw diet. Its that energy baby!
I know raw food isn't everything - I'm no fool! But I do know that I absolutely could not see myself living, working and enjoying the way I do without eating this way.
Can I get a witness brothers and sisters!
The We Like It Raw team is proud to announce that we've added three new listings to Give It To Me Raw (GITMR).
Give It To Me Raw is a phat listing of raw and raw friendly spots
integrated into an easy-to-navigate map. These 3 listings will be joining Chicago, the Bay Area, New York City and Los Angeles.
What's next? Well, we're going to take a break from launching individuals cities for now. Over the next month or so we'll be making the site completely user generated. This will give anyone the option to add or update a raw or raw friendly spot anywhere in the world. Visitors will also be able to categorize their favorite raw food spots, upload photos and even post reviews. Can you say, "off the hook!?"
But, before we embark on this journey, we'll be posting a master listing of all raw food locations in the USA on one giant map. It won't include raw friendly grocers, but at least it will hold over hungry raw food fans while we pimp out the new site.
Much love goes out to Heidi & Justin from Raw Food Right Now for giving us all the info for GITMR Twin Cities. If you are interested in helping us pimp your raw food city shoot us an email at email@example.com.
If you're a regular reader of this blog, you've probably noticed that there have been a lot of small additions to the layout over the past month. One of those additions (see the left column) is Sarma and Dhrumil's (that's me) twitter feed.
Twitter is a simple website that encourages you to constantly answer one question: What are you doing?
Both Sarma and I get a lot of reader questions about what we are eating and what our daily routine is like ,(of course 90% of the mail is for Sarma). In an effort to highlight how we approach our day and our individual raw food diets we'll be updating our twitter accounts regularly as a supplemental to this blog (mostly via text message).
We would hope that you too would sign up for a twitter account so we can follow your daily eats and happening. If you don't already have a twitter account, you can sign-up for one for free and add us as friends at twitter.com
On March 17, 2007 Shazzie was invited to share her thoughts about Superfoods on UK's Channel Five (see the clip). Given the fact that she only had a minute to make her point, Shazzie totally killed it. She was smart, strait to the the point and of course, beautiful. Instead of throwing out facts and figures, Shazzie made the most convincing argument possible:
Host: "Shazzie, defend Superfoods."
Shazzie: "Look at me I'm 38. I feel like a 21 year old!"
As a follow up to the program Shazzie created a 4 part video series called: Superfoods Are For Real. This video series is filled with detailed information on the power of Superfoods. The series is also a broadcast of truth that cuts through the plethora of noise that unhealthy dietitians and nutritionist put out there.
Its funny and sad how there's more true health information available on YouTube then there is on your local media station. Way to bring it to the people Shazzie!
Here is the first video in the series and you can find the rest of them below:
Superfoods Are For Real
Tonight my cousin Jaya is having her high school graduation party at her place in the Poconos. My family members, especially the doctors, are big fans of raw food and always appreciate me bringing a dish or two.
In the past I use to make elaborate soups, pies and all that good stuff. Mostly because I just wanted to prove that raw food could be elaborate, fun and filling. Now-a-days my time is extremely stretched so the big raw food dishes only pop-out here and there. Instead, I usually shoot for something simple, light and quick.
In about 25 minutes I can make whip up the following (recipes in the recipe section):
And where ever I go I always carry:
I alway have the ingredients to make the above foods that I mention. And people always love them. That's my party food routine, what's yours?
Or I guess it was movie and then dinner… but with Farmer John – as in, John Peterson, the subject of the important documentary film “The Real Dirt on Farmer John”. It’s not just important, it’s also lovely, thoughtful, quirky, inspiring, and extremely honest. I attended a pre-opening screening of this movie, and then the following night sat for dinner in the corner of our garden with Farmer John himself, the movie director Taggart and the movie’s publicist Teri.
I haven’t posted a blog in ages, and this one is a bit out of the blue, but it just felt like the right thing to do to help put the word out. Anyone who knows me, the restaurant, the brand, and whatever I/we do, knows that I have no specific ‘raw’ food agenda. What everything ultimately boils down to however is thoughtfulness. In this case, thinking more about the origin of your food seems to be the point. However, it quickly becomes about much more than that, as anyone who in fact starts to think about the origin of their food knows. Onward you go to start thinking more and more about all the other things that we all use and consume as we plow through life. Like, why does everything have to come packaged in a “blister” pack? Does anyone like them? Are they not a colossal waste? And think of all the blood shed, as people turn with frustration to scissors or knives to pry them open. Why why why? Is everything really all about marketing…? Do I think too much?
It can quickly become overwhelming, and with so many distractions all around it becomes easy to avoid thinking. About what we do and say and how we spend our time, with who and why. And what for.
Some movies are pure escapism entertainment. But others make you think, and I suppose documentaries in particular. That’s the whole point. “The Real Dirt on Farmer John” is special on so many levels. John asked me how much time I’ve spent on farms. Um… zero? Still, I knew he would get me and what I’m doing. And I don’t mean just about our food at the restaurant - that’s the obvious connection and easy to talk about. We could talk about the meaning of organic, what it means to be biodynamic, the importance of eating naturally and less processed all around, and we did that. But the connection I felt watching the film was to someone who followed and continues to follow his heart.
I'm a big fan of NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. The range of topics they cover and the clarity the bring to those topics is truly amazing.
Here's a couple of shows that I've recently enjoyed:
In Search of Quality Produce: Terry interviews Russ Parsons about how our supermarket selection is often governed by what ships the best.
Big Coal's Dirty Secrets: Terry interviews Jeff Goodell about the coal industry, the tricks they use to keep us oblivious, and our addiction to what they make.