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Friday, January 13th, 2006
2:27 pm
Raw Food Classes in NYC
Matthew Kenney of the FABULOUS Pure Food and Wine Restaurant in NYC has opened his new place in Brooklyn, along with several juice bars around the city. He is about to run a series of 5 raw food classes, held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. They all sound AMAZING.

Here is the run-down:

Blue Green Essentials
You've heard your friends talk about it, now it's time for you to learn first hand. Join chef Matthew Kenney at THE PLANT where you'll learn the fundamental techiques and principles of raw food preparation. At BlueGreen Essentials, participants will not only get the tools they to need to jumpstart their cravings for a healthy lifestyle, but a solid foundation to build on within the Organic Academics program.

This class is being offered on:
Saturday, January 21st from 1 - 4pm
Wednesday, January 25th from 6 - 9pm
Saturday, February 25th from 1 - 4pm

South of the border and raw, what more can you ask for? Come to THE PLANT and learn how to create everything from zesty corn tortilla chips to pineapple mango salsa, portobello fajitas and chocolate chili pudding. With Spice you're bound to heat up this winter in no time.

This class is being offered on:
Saturday, January 28th from 1 - 4pm
Wednesday, February 1st from 6 - 9pm

Juice for Life
Join the Juice Man of New York, Melvin Major, as he takes you on a wild ride through Juice for Life. Here you'll discover cleansing and energizing juices and smoothies, as well as the secrets of superfoods. Learn to make detoxifying blends, what equipment is great for juicing at home and how the most common ailments can be remedied through juicing.

This class is being offered on:
Saturday, February 4th from 1-4pm
Thursday, February 9th from 6-9pm

Thai Coconut Cuisine
Packed with the essential nutrients and vitamins the body needs, the young coconut from Thailand is quickly becoming a staple ingredient in many raw dishes. At Thai Coconut Cuisine, learn how a full course spread can be masterfully executed using this dynamic ingredient.

(They should be showing how to make their incredible ice creams!)

This class is being offered on:
Saturday, February 18th from 1-4pm
Wednesday, February 22nd from 6-9pm

Let your sweet tooth prevail this February, with Sweet: Starring Raw Desserts. Learn to make the most decadent and healthy creations like cheesecake, chocolate pudding, macadamia cookies and many more.

This class is being offered on:
Saturday, February 11th from 1-4pm
Wednesday, February 15th from 6-9pm

Please contact me if you'd like to sign up for the classes. They are only $65 each!

Sunday, August 21st, 2005
12:27 am
are there any raw restaurants in theis area?
Saturday, May 28th, 2005
11:51 pm
I've been raw-fooding it for over a week now. I FINALLY got the raw food book I ordered in the mail but was disappointed that the one thing I really wanted to know wasn't in the book.

How do I NOT gain weight on this? Is there anything I need to be careful of? Can I really have all the avocados, bananas, raw honey, raw nuts, raw corn, and dried dates I want? I'm REALLY struggling with my weight and a chronic disease (not life threatening) that prevents me from exercising. I do not want to gain any more weight!!!!
Thursday, December 23rd, 2004
12:21 pm
new to raw

my name is aurora- i've been vegan for the past 12 years, and have recently decided to try going raw. in my search for information on the net, i bemusedly came across this community- i live in baltimore city, and i had no idea that there was any sort of group like this!

right now, i'm looking for information on how to get started- what foods are best for transition, what i might need to ensure that i am getting and properly synthesizing all necessary nutrients, etc. i'd appreciate any information you might have...

thanks in advance; i look forward to getting to know many of you :)

Current Mood: excited
Friday, December 17th, 2004
12:27 pm
Tuesday, December 14th, 2004
10:10 am
This morning I was making apple juice but the apples weren't organic. I did get them from a farmer's market at least but none of the stuff there, apparently, is organic. I usually have organic apples and really noticed a difference -- not only were they mushier but the juice just wasn't as good. I read in some women's magazine a list of things that were more affected by conventional farming than others, and apples were on it. Then I started thinking about pesticides and wax and apple skin and those tiny, pathetic, weirdly-shiney shrink-wrapped apples and oranges sold at rest stop convenience stores and now I just feel sort of gross and was wondering if you all had any similar experiences with organic/non-organic produce.

AS for the raw thing I've found a couple of really awesome raw products at a new grocery store near baltimore that isn't whole foods -- curry crackers and sprouted buckwheat granola and many different kinds of bars and nuts and sprouts. It's exciting to a) have that available and b) raw nuts that are actually raw vs. trader joes' which professed to be raw until very recently when they changed packaging and put "almost" or something in the title because they were pasteurized.

I'm still having some trouble maintaining the 50-70%, and it's because I just panic whenever I feel too energetic. or present or something. I had a vision test recently and apparently I have 20/10 vision and the more raw I am, the better it gets so it's very overstimulating. that and the autism. I'm seeing an alternative therapist who's helping me through much of this and told me many things, dietary and otherwise, that I know already. Thursday I'm getting food allergy tested because I think this will have a huge role in recovery from eating disorder as well as maintaining raw. although it's true that even if I am not certifiably allergic to bleached wheat I know that it's NOT good for me.

I was reading curezone yesterday sort of lustfully. all these people do all these cleanses and get all the little green rocks and such out of their livers and flush their gallbladders and extract the tar from their lungs. and we all know about the mucoid plaque. i want to be together enough to be able to pull off that kind of cleanse. i'm sitting here, after my healthy breakfast of apple juice and soaked almonds in the coffeeshop, having just eaten a bagel with humus and a piece of vegan chocolate cake and some green tea out of panic. no good. no good at all.

**cross-posted to uncooked**
Saturday, December 11th, 2004
10:24 am
I was hoping to hear from the people in this community about their raw transformation and how it has helped them over time..

Also what type of raw you eat and the typical day of eating for you.

I am new to this and could use some motivation.. If you have any pics you want to post of before and after that would be great.

Many thanks,

(Sorry this is X-posted)
Sunday, December 5th, 2004
8:43 pm
Hi, my name is Tracey.
I'm not one to put myself out there, but here goesCollapse )
Tuesday, November 30th, 2004
8:06 am
Hello! Welcome to the community! Hope that this community grows and turns out to be a nice one to be in :)
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