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Raw veganism is essentially only eating raw foods. Cooking anything above 105 degrees Fahrenheit kills nutrients by breaking bonds and destroying important enzymes fond in living foods. Most raw foodists are also vegan, and this community is entirely vegan as well.
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Feb. 10th, 2009 @ 09:55 pm Raw Seattleites Unite! We need inexpensive organic produce!

Join me Thursday night at 6:30 pm to discuss the startup of a non-profit organic produce co-operative store.  Poor people should be able to eat as much organic food as the middle class.  Through efforts involving the entire community, including backyard farmers, local growers, community organizations, volunteers, and grassroots outreach to citizens, we hope to establish an organization that can provide one thing that has seemed unattainable - organic produce, so cheap that a minimum-wage single mom can afford it.

Delridge neighborhood has no supermarkets, so the residents are primed to accept a new source of food.  Delridge Produce Co-op would provide not only inexpensive produce within walking distance of large parts of Delridge, but also via bus to downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill, Greenwood, White Center, Burien, and West Seattle.  As a whole, Seattle has very little inexpensive organic produce.  The farmers' markets are infrequent and expensive, the large chain natural food stores are expensive, and the food banks are able to supply a very small percentage of fresh organic foods to needy families.  By locating a store on Delridge, we will be addressing a very real need in that neighborhood, and also supplying Seattle with the same resource within just a ten-minute bus ride of downtown.

To get an idea of what's going on, please visit http://sites.google.com/site/delridgeproducecooperative/ or come to our first meeting on Thursday the 12th, at Delridge Library meeting room (5423 Delridge Way SW), from 6:30-7:30 to share your ideas, find out how to help, and stamp your vision on the future of this exciting community venture!

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leadsulfide:
Dec. 9th, 2008 @ 11:13 pm check it out
This is the best scientific, brief, overall asessment of the raw vegan diet that I have found:

http://www.vegansociety.com/food/raw_food.php
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leadsulfide:
Sep. 16th, 2008 @ 09:51 am I was craving Vitamin C yesterday...
Ever since I started eating raw foods, I automatically go to the produce section of the store right away.  This time, I saw some bananas and HAD to have them.  Then I thought of red bell peppers, and I knew that I needed Vitamin C.  As I walked through the store, I craved lemon cookies, sherbet, and orange juice.  I ended up with Sunny Delight, because it was only $1.50.  Ugh.  I did buy the bananas, but I brought my own bag and while I was filling it I forgot to put the bananas in.  The first fresh fruit that I have bought in a couple weeks, and I FORGOT it!  When I was in the produce section, I was wishing that I could eat all that fresh stuff instead of the crap I have at home.  I miss it.
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leadsulfide:
Sep. 14th, 2008 @ 01:14 am Too poor to buy vegetables
For the last few months I've been eating only organic raw fruits and vegetables.  That diet cost (conservatively)about three hundred bucks a month.  This month I had only eighty dollars for food, so I've been eating beans, rice, and pasta.  I can feel the difference; I'm tired, I've got headaches, and I'm dehydrated.  I'm hungry all the time, in a different way than when I was eating raw.  Now it's more thirst than hunger - like my stomach is suffocating.
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leadsulfide:
Sep. 13th, 2008 @ 11:39 am New to LJ
I joined this community because I sympathise with those who have anorexia, and I'm a raw foodist.  I truly understand anorexia - I even feel drawn to it.  I have weight to lose, and I've lost a lot in the last few months by eating raw foods.  I water fasted for seven days recently, and I almost became addicted to it.  I'd like to avoid becoming anorexic, but still lose the weight.  I think that raw food is a great way to lose weight, and I also think it can help anorectics stay slim without starving themselves.  I'd like to explore this idea through my involvement in this community.  Thank you for creating it!
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leadsulfide:
Feb. 9th, 2006 @ 09:29 pm raw foodie virgin
Hey people.

I am new to the world of raw food. I often makes salads for myself, but most often I go with a veg curry, and find myself going for the horrid wheat/dairy/sugar through impatience. what can you reccomend for me?

I love nearly all veg, raw especially... I can't get enough of celery, parsely, carrot, etc
Herbs and spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, basil, green tea, fruit teas, almonds, coconut, walnuts

so this should be a good diet for me!
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silkabel:
Feb. 6th, 2006 @ 03:11 pm (no subject)
Hi, I'm new to this community and created a new LJ just for my raw food entries. I've been raw off and one for two years. I fell of the wagon and plan to start fresh tomorrow. I feel terrible these days and want back what I once had. I'm excited for the detox (knowing that i'll feel better in the end and I'm getting healthier) and the outcome. Eventually I want to fast if anyone would like to join me in a few weeks?

x-posted to a lot of raw communities

P.S. if anyone would like to be friends, just comment! I'd love to talk to more raw foodies out there.
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dreamrawalwz: