Originally posted by Bobsy
Oatmeal, you were right about the energy! Do you ever stop?!
Only when I get distracted!
(The person responsible for the current lag time should know exactly
who she is - and I know she reads this thread...!
Wow! Well, I have you to thank for my new found mango infatuation My greengrocer loves me!
LOL! Yeah mango season kicked in, hurray!
That's right! We're fruit snobs and the greengrocer is to us what the wine importer is for others!
I'm definitely interested in raw foodism now. I think I eat more raw than average anyway (30-40%) and I'll be looking into the diet. I'm afraid I'm a bit of a fact monster so I'll be doing lots of reading before making any radical changes
Though you're a great advert since you seem so full of life and energy! I have upped my intake of fruit and I feel more alert, not to mention happier since my sweet tooth is getting its way! I'm sleeping less too.
Cool! And *blush*...
We can use a fact monster here! I find it very awesome how you research raw foodism. Great posts so far! (And remember you can make the changes as fast or as slowly as you want...)
Yes, we have a natural sweet tooth, and it is exactly fruit we developed it for. Interestingly I never had a big sweet tooth before, but now that I'm raw, I eat sweet almost the whole day and I love it!
I'm still feeling my way with the sprouting. Lentils, mung beans and little radish seem to come out fine every time. Alfalfa is hit and miss. I had to throw away a batch today because they smelled weird and the roots were covered with sticky, pink stuff (that's a technical description
) Same with millet and quinoa. I've had one good batch of quinoa - the others smelled unpleasant. I cleaned the trays carefully, and water twice daily. I'm paying more attention to drainage now, but it could also be the weather - I read that humidity can cause mould. I'm guessing that's what it is?! If you have any ideas Oatmeal, I'd be glad to hear them
Yeah quinoa gets stinky very fast if you leave it to grow... But I think it is meant to be sprouted very briefly only, as short as 5-6 hours?? The tails should be barely recognizable. See my post about sprouting
. Maybe you just can't reasonably sprout them to their green stage, if that is your goal.
I have not tried alfalfa yet, but I will soon I think because I ate some (well, two whole boxes) a few days ago (actually 2 days ago) and I loved them!
It can be mold. My sprouting post was very simplistic BTW. Sproutpeople actually warn that this can happen, if there is insufficient air circulation. With enough air, mold does not develop. On their site they sell the devices they use for sprouting, which have great ventillation. The catch: you have to rinse more often because the seeds dry out much sooner.
I'll echo the sentiments expressed already - thanks so much for the time and effort you're putting into this thread. Your enthusiasm really shines through!
Oooh, thank you *face gets red*. Yes, I'm a bit enthusiastic, huh? *looks down*
But I'm happy to have found out about raw foodism, and I like it so much that I want to help others to find it for themselves too! I enjoy this thread and I enjoy eating the tasty fruits and veggies all day, LOL!
If you find out more about sprouting or anything else, please post!