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sprouting for the first time Sep. 20th, 2006 @ 08:27 pm
so... i soaked chickpeas for 18 hours... now they have been laying on damp cloths and covered with damp cloths for about 18 hours and i've been noticing a faint smell. not good, or bad, but there. kind of sour. i've been washing them about 3 times a day... rinsing and squeezing out the rags. some of the chick peas have also cracked in half and some look like they're shedding. did something go wrong? should i continue letting them sit?

Raw Blog Jul. 28th, 2006 @ 06:22 pm
Hey everyone, just wanted to mention that I'm starting a new raw blog on my LJ. There isn't much up there yet, but I'm going to put up my weekly menus, recipes, log what I eat, how I make it, etc. I hope to update it every day.
So if you're interested in following along, drop a note here:




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Hi Mar. 19th, 2006 @ 09:06 pm
I'm Erika and I live in Brooklyn, way out in Brooklyn. I've been transitioning to raw mostly because of severe food allergies. I'm finding it is helping me so much. Its a bit hard being raw out where I am, I can't even buy organic produce here. I go into Manhattan periodically for the luxury of someone else preparing my food! I also have a young daughter who is partially raw as is my husband. If any other raw NYC parents are out there it would be great to hear from some of you.

Feedback on my intake? Jan. 31st, 2006 @ 10:20 pm
Hi all!

So this is what I had today. Obviously the cereal isn't raw, and I had some tea during the day, but otherwise I think I did OK. Please keep in mind that I did cardio this morning for 40min and walked for an hour around town.

Breakfast: 1/2c Fiber One+1/2c almond milk and raspberries
Snack: banana and 1 date
Lunch: avocado soup ( 1 avocado blended with water and 1/2c salsa ) + side salad
Snack: Berry shake: 1c almond milk + 1/3c raspberries + 1/3 banana + 1tbsp coconut flakes
Snack: 1/4c blueberry pudding from Lifethyme
Dinner: 1/2 slice of raw pizza from Lifethyme + side salad
Snack: 1/2c blueberry pudding + apple

It really seems like a lot, doesn't it? When I add the calories up, it's much more than my regular diet, so I'm feeling uneasy about this. Any feedback or comment?
I don't want to feel guilty about eating all this healthy food, but I don't want to gain weight either!

Thanks for any comment,

Hi everybody! Jan. 30th, 2006 @ 01:26 pm

I'm Plum, and think it's great to have a community revolving around New York City. I've been mostly vegan all my life, though can't give up salmon, I'm afraid.
I've started on the raw food diet a couple of times, but never gave it my all. I'm trying again now, but have decided that being 90% raw will probably work best for me. Thankfully there are so many places in the city that support this lifestyle!
One of my favorite places to shop is Lifethyme on 6th Ave: I just got raw pizza, coconut-date rolls and blueberry pudding from there today, and it's all so tasty and amazing!
When I have enough cash, I like dining at Pure Food and Wine, and do takeaway from Pure Juice round the corner ( their mango shake is out of this world! )
One of my concerns though with this way of eating, is that I will overindulge on sweets like dates, coconut, avocadoes, etc... I keep reading that people lose weight even when eating as much as they want, but I am really doubtful.

Any advice or thought?

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I'm Kirsten. I'm from Queens.

I try to eat as vegan as possible and when I cook or prepare something it's vegan.
I've always eaten vegetables and fruits as the majority of my diet. When I was younger I'd break out in hives from over-dosing on tomatoes and oranges from the garden... so becoming vegetarian (trying to be vegan as possible) wasn't a big change.

I love that resources are growing. The more information that is put out there, the more people will be turned on to a way of living and eating that is better for them.

So thanks to the person that created this community.
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