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Don't chill the melons, Matt Amsden's Tacos, Don't spoil your supper...

Breakfast- 1/2 watermelon

Lunch- 1/2 watermelon, 4 bananas

Dinner- A salad: mixed greens, red cabbage, cucumber, tomato, carrot, fresh corn, basil, dill, lime juice, tahini

Good news for watermelon lovers and fans of room temperature food.  Room temperature watermelons are more nutritious!

Bad news for organic labeling integrity.  The "Organic label may not be trustworthy!"  This doesn't mean that we should stop buying organic.  We can grow our own, buy directly from the farmer whenever possible, get to know the farmer- who she is and what she's about, and we can contact our political leaders and let our voices be known.  Demand the maintenance of the organic standard.

If you like spicy raw food, check out Matt Amsden's taco recipe.

I absentmindedly "spoiled my supper" last night.  Not really, but I had some disappointment.  For some reason, I got it into my head that I should eat something sweet before digging into the corn salad I had made.  I ate three coconut date rolls.  Big Mistake!  All day I had been looking forward to eating the corn salad; I had hand-picked the sweet white corn that I made it with.  However, the date rolls were so sweet that the corn didn't taste sweet on my palette.  It was still delicious, just not all that I wanted it to be.  Next time, hold the date rolls! 

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 02:50PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments2 Comments

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finally after much promising, made it to your lovely site. yum. watermelon. possible idea: always invite friends over when purchasing watermelon.
July 27, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterkarl
Hello Stephen! Hello Raw Dish Readers!

Regarding Organic food:

I heartily agree that taking an active interest in where your food is coming from is key in creating the healthiest lifestyle possible. As rawfoodists I believe we are blessed with the ability to have absolute control over our diet. Growing your own food is a certain guarantee of the quality. And it is quite easy to get to know local farmers (even in NYC - where several come to Union Square market every week) and I have gotten to know farmers from other parts of the country as well as distributors.

I find growers genuinely excited to talk about the work they do to ensure quality for their customers (who they truly care about).

And that's basically where our 'food chain' ends. In other words no more handling.

As I was reading the article mentioned in the blog, I noticed that most of the products mentioned were cereal, milk, soy, chicken, and grains... And a mention of a certain percentage of non-organic food being allowed in a package that says organic ingredients... Processed food and animal products. Things not included in a 100% raw vegan diet.

Media thrives on controversy and sensationalism...and I say that just as an observation. How else to picque the interest and continued readership/viewership... And we are once again blessed to have sources of resourceful information such as this site for finding out/discussing actions to maintain the quality of life we choose.

As long as there are rules and regulations of any kind and there are people who break those rules and regulations, this one will be no exception.

Taking the time to look into it, I believe you'd find there are more people who follow this rule than ones who don't.

And well, since conventional produce is DEFINITELY sprayed/chemically fertilized, even if one chooses Not to grow one's own food and Not to talk to a farmer, and purchases produce from a retailer, I believe any organic label is still better than none at all.

Happy Eating!

A quick reply to the Karl's comment:

Hi Karl - Watermelon is absolutely a lot of fun with friends... What a great idea! Bring (an Organic) one to your next picnic and notice the smiles of joy!!!
July 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Dyckman

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