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Last month when I became raw again, I greatly enjoyed 'raw gourmet.' The kind of things like flax crackers and nut cheese, and all sorts of 'soups' and the like.<br><br>
I still make the odd recipe about twice a week, but now I am finding I am greatly preferring fruits and veg in their natural form and am moving away from nuts and seeds. I'm also finding since nuts are so expensive here, it really helps me afford more fruit and veg. I have been doing a bit of reading (12 Steps to Raw Foods - really good book) and apparently this is common among raw foodists. What are your experiences? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Yes, I tend to find the body functions best with whole, non-dried produce as the predominant part of the diet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> It takes some longer than others, and it's okay to enjoy the gourmet stuff, but simple is awesome!!! No raw "ice cream" can beat a banana whip in my eyes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Yes, I tend to find the body functions best with whole, non-dried produce as the predominant part of the diet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> It takes some longer than others, and it's okay to enjoy the gourmet stuff, but simple is awesome!!! No raw "ice cream" can beat a banana whip in my eyes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></div>
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I totally agree. I love not having to cook and prep a bunch and just satisfy my hunger ASAP. I didn't realize it, but in the past when I cooked, I was so hungry I would hen-peck what I was cooking because I was hungry then and not 'later.' Now I can just eat right away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Yes, that's been my trajectory on the raw path too, as I have found that eating simply (more mono meals) helps me feel more energetic and lighter. I have also always hated to "cook" (whether it was actually cooked foods, or preparing more elaborate raw meals) - I always felt like it took up too much time, which was time that I'd rather spend doing other things. Now, oftentimes, lunch and dinner for me is just a satiating amount of fruit, most likely some time of sweet fruit for lunch, and some more sweet fruit followed by avocados a litter later on for dinner.
 

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I think that's true with cooked foods, though, too. If you eat gourmet-type stuff all the time, it's expensive, time-consuming, and usually not healthy. I cook pretty plain things. I haven't been great eating raw lately (except the last couple days - with this heat I don't want much but fruit!), but when I do eat raw meals I find that easier is better. Faster, usually cheaper (well, it would be in the US anyway - fruit is super expensive in Japan), and I've got energy after.
 
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