This is a very common question so I’m posting the answer publicly! :)
Make sure you’re eating enough calories from raw food early on in the day!
I’m talking 1,000 calories worth of fruit for breakfast (about 10 bananas) and 1,000 worth of calories from fruit / veg for lunch and throughout (an 8 banana smoothie, a big salad and a snack of dates and a handful of raw seeds). AND hydration!!! Get AT LEAST a liter of clean water in before 10am and a second liter in before 2pm to reduce craving throughout the day.
Also check out the “raw til 4” program which allows you to eat an abundance of raw foods until dinner, which is usually a high carbohydrate, unprocessed cooked whole plant food meal… Usually something like a big bowl of brown rice with tomato sauce, steamed veggies and cashew cheeze, and baked apples with coconut ice cream for dessert. :)
Happy eating! ~ea
iamforbidden asked: Hi, I saw your picture of dried dates, I live around Portland, and have no idea where to find them! I've looked everywhere and all the dates I've found have added sugar, so I was just wondering where you got them from? Thanks :)
Those dates were a gift from a very generous friend, I couldn’t otherwise afforded to buy so many at once. I’ve heard good things about ordering bulk dates through the web… any followers have insight to share on that?
Stress eating my way through a carton of raspberries. No harm done.
The fruit gods have been good to me this week: a few bunches of organic fair trade bananas (which still need time to ripen), some “overripe” persimmons (not pictured) and an 11 lb box of natural, sticky sweet medjool dates. I’m elated and grateful! All three are sweet fruits and thus combine well (mixing acidic fruit / other foods with sweet fruit can cause fermentation in the stomach = gas, bloating, etc). I’m eating a big bowl of dates and persimmons as we speak- such bliss!
strength-in-petals asked: Do you recommend any books in particular for a raw vegan diet/vegan cooking? I have a hard time comign up with the right pairings for food and am not exactly well versed on the proper steps to prepping and cooking produce. I've heard good things about 80/10/10 and The Raw Cure. What do you suggest?
Oddly enough, the first book I read on veganism, and the one that had the biggest impact was Skinny Bitch. For brand new vegans nervous to take the plunge socially I recommend Vegan Freak… For compassion-driven health conscious folks I recommend The Kind Diet, and The Joy of Vegan Baking and Veganomicon are both pretty cool reference tools, too.
I have all of these books and I’m looking to sell a few, any takers?