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Would we find this raw food mixture in nature...

Dinner(Tuesday, 7/4/06)- a small nosh: a few cherry tomatoes, olive tapenade, sun-dried tomatoes, a few cashews and walnuts, 2-3 Rosemary crackers from Pure Food & Wine; Didi's carob fudge pie(2/3 slice), Didi's pear ginger tart(3/4 slice)

It's unusual that I don't finish eating an entire portion of something, particularly a dessert.  After a few bites of Didi's sweets I just didn't want anymore; they had lost their appeal.  I'm curious about it, maybe my appetite was reduced by the savory nosh.  Maybe the Didi's items just weren't good.  Also, I had eaten very simply for two days, fruit and greens.  I felt terrific, so maybe after eating nature's pure unprocessed food even a raw (but processed combination of ingredients) dessert didn't taste good.

I noticed a difference in my energy level; after dinner it plummeted, so much so that I considered not going to the movie I had plans to see.  I think the immediate decrease in energy was from eating a combination of so many ingredients.  After having abundant energy and eating fruit and greens for two days and therefore wasting little energy on digesting complex foods, my body suddenly had to divert it's energy to  digesting a disparate range of foods.  Just for fun here's the actual ingredients of everything listed above:

cherry tomatoes, black olives, salt, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds, flax seeds, rosemary, salt, nutritional yeast, carob, walnuts, Brazil nuts, dates, almonds, vanilla, young coconut, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pear, apricots, young coconut, pecans, macadamia nuts, raisins, ginger, vanilla!

Feasts and treats have their place but really, where in nature would we ever find and eat all of these things at the same time?

Posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at 10:38AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments1 Comment

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Stephen, looking at this list of ingredients, some are definitely not all raw and others questionable.

cherry tomatoes, black olives, salt, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds, flax seeds, rosemary, salt, nutritional yeast, carob, walnuts, Brazil nuts, dates, almonds, vanilla, young coconut, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pear, apricots, young coconut, pecans, macadamia nuts, raisins, ginger, vanilla!

If the black olives are from a can, they aren't raw.

Just plain 'salt' can be a product of aluminum-making; sodium-alumino-silicate

Cashews (not raw unless ostensibly David Wolfe's are -- doubtful anyone would spend the money for them)

Nutritional yeast, definitely not raw.

Dates, often steamed. (Not if the Date People's)

Brazil nuts and pecans often heated to dry.

Carob -- raw or roasted.

Raisins -- sun or heat dried; sometimes coated with oil.

See you soon!.
July 6, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSun~Rose

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