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Raw Food Thanksgiving recipe, Cranberry Sauce...

On Monday, 11/19/07:

Breakfast- 1 1/2 lbs green seedless grapes

Lunch- 7 Bartlett pears

Dinner- 8 Medjool dates, 1/2 large head of celery

The grapes were perfectly sweet; they had that off white almost carmelized color that I assume is from being at the maximum stage of ripeness just before beginning to ferment.  Has anyone else noticed that the Bartlett pears have been particularly good this year.  Maybe it's just my body craving some element unique to Bartlett pears, but I have been loving them for about a month or so.

Last night I unexpectedly ran into a  friend who I don't see very often and he was beaming as he told me that he's been all raw for three months and he's loving it.  I asked if he's experiencing the sharpness and clarity of mind that goes with it and he said yes and also that he doesn't experience slumps during the day like he used to before beginning to eat only raw food.

When he said that he's spending a lot of money on food I resisted the impulse to urge him to eat more simple meals of plain fruit or vegetables.  Maybe he'll log in here and read today's excerpt here from Dr. Graham's Perpetual Health Calendar.

By the way, if your celebrating Thanksgiving with raw versions of traditional food, take a look at the cranberry recipe that I've posted here in the recipe section of this site.  It's very good!

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2007 at 11:30AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments2 Comments

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nice job; glad you're back on track; now if i could only stay far away from those gyro wraps i love so much!
November 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercesare
Stephen,
You have been a wonderful example of humanness. I appreciate both your honesty as well as your friendship. It's important for us to continue to listen to our internal and inherant "God spark", to follow it's direction, it's honesty and just go with the flow.

I am out of town this week and surrounded by loved ones who all choose to eat differently. Last night while at a restaraunt dinner with my parents, one sister and my brother, I was able to express the joy and blessing of being able to share a meal at such a full table, to enjoy the lovely sights and smells and be accepted for who I am. There were no jokes, no weirdness, the chef and waitress were wonderful. I had a lovely large bowl of salad with fresh asparagus, zucchini sticks, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, avocado & lime juice and also a big platter of red grapes, cantelope, and strawberries were brought to the table. We all enjoyed the bounty and each others company. This is what living more healthy is about, whether we choose to eat natural (raw) or like my parents who eat raw their 1st 2 meals of the day and then enjoy a lovely combo of healthier cooked foods for dinner. Being who we are is the key. And our sharing of ourselves is encouraging as we allow ourselves to be 'cheerleaders', as my youngest sister says.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Simply,
Lesa
November 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLesa

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