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Raw Food log, 2007, 11/2...

Breakfast- 6 apples, Gala, Fuji, & Golden Delicious

Lunch- 2 lbs red seedless grapes

Posted on Friday, November 2, 2007 at 12:51PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments8 Comments

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Glad to see you're writing again! I'm pullin' for you to make meal #11 RAW... PS: Don't forget about Persimmons!!
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRobert
hmmm... I meant meal #12. (the next meal, that is). One at a time.
November 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRobert
Thank you for your blog entry of October 29, 2007. Your willingness to write about your thoughts, feelings and experiences in such an honest and open manner is moving. I loved your realization that you do not have to be perfect in order to have something to offer. In fact, your decision to embark on a path of exploration, even though such action shakes your current sense of self, offers all of us a powerful example of courage and faith. Your full embrace of the complexity of the human experience is much more inspiring than any unnatural or ill-fated attempt at perfection. Continue to listen to your body as you negotiate through food choices and as you wisely remarked, the joyful moments on your birthday had nothing to do with food.
November 3, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
Hi Stephen. Thanks for sharing your food journey in such a thoughtful way.

I've always found the daily list of what you eat really interesting, and now find it just as interesting when it includes things like cheese omlets and cinnamon raisin bagels!

I think the HONESTY in your blog is what makes it inspiring, much more than whether the food you're eating is 100 percent raw or includes some cooked foods.

Tam
November 3, 2007 | Unregistered Commentertam
I'm really not surprised at what you found at the "Raw Food Festival". I have problems with a lot of the attitudes of many in the "raw food movement". There are more hands out looking for a fast buck than anything else these days. Its refreshing to see you step back to decide what is best for you. Our life is nothing more than a search for answers There is nothing wrong with stepping back to see where we've been, and to decide where we want to go. Only you have the right answer to your issues. If you feel like eating 100% raw that's great! If you want to eat a pizza with everything that's great too! I've learned that whatever I do, its my choice, and the consequences are mine too! Thanks for a great post!
November 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBob Bush
wow! how surprising to read that you're eating cooked food again. i think the proof of the pudding is that you wrote about climbing several flights of stairs and your body let you know that there is a definite disadvantage to eating cooked food!
cesare
November 6, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercesare
Hi, Stephen

You inspire me just as much in this current
stage of raw you describe. Yes, your honesty
is a great example for us. I know you still
appreciate just as deeply if not more, for example,
the beauty of apple varieties and their subtle
variations.

It was interesting to me you're experience with
the book that celebrates culinary experiences..
food of all kinds prepared with love. I also
read a book that touched me this way - "The
Gastronomical Me" by MFK Fisher - an autobiographical
account of the author's life through her experience
of food and cooking. One memorable scene is from
her childhood, during a trip with her sister and
father in mountains in California. It was peach
season:

"..we sat on a rough bench at the table, the three
of us in the deep green twighlight, and had one
of the nicest suppers I have ever eaten...
the end of the meal...was a big round peach pie,
still warm from Old Mary's oven and the ride over
the desert. It was deep, with lots of juice, and
bursting with ripe peaches picked at noon. Royal
Albertas, Father said they were. The crust was
the most perfect I had ever tasted..and there was
a quart Mason jar, the old-fashioned bluish kind
like Mexican glass, full of cream. It was still
cold..we all knew the stream it had lain in...
Father cut the pie in three pieces and put them
on white soup plates in front of us, and then
spooned out the thick cream. We ate with spoons..
and we ate the whole pie, and all the cream...
and then we drove sleepily toward Los Angeles,
and none of us said anything about it for many
years, but it was one of the best meals we ever
ate."

Ok, so though I've enjoyed baking and eating
many peach pies before, I now enjoy the universe
of flavor in a raw juicy peach, unadulterated.
Yet I can fully appreciate the aromas and beauty
of this moment she describes. I do
understand you in the thoughts on good
intentions put into preparing food, cooked
or raw, and the joy in this.

Thank you for sharing your journey with us, I
thoroughly enjoy your insights and accounts.
and wish us all constant growth and learning.

Wishing you peace,
ivy
November 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIvy
Wow, you all are the best inspiration ever! I never read Hil's book but I admire the title, "It Takes a Village!" The day-to-day village, our community, that we share is what inspires me. We do make a difference, daily, in our own simple way, whether or not we're there to witness the results. Thank you!
November 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterStephen

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