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Mary's Secret (partially raw food) Garden, Raw Almonds...

Breakfast- 1/2 watermelon

Lunch- 1/2 watermelon

Dinner- 3 coconut date rolls, a large salad- Romaine & Red leaf lettuce, shredded carrot, cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh mint, baby bok choy, and celery, dressed with zucchini humus

What do people who are interested in raw food want to read about? Do they want just recipes? Do they want more information about a raw, organic, environment friendly lifestyle? Do they want nutritional information? As these questions come up I realize it's all of the above depending on who you are and how far along the raw path you are. Regarding nutrition, after years of studying and reading about it, I rarely consider it in my daily raw food life any longer. Eating a balanced, full of variety raw diet relieves us of the burden of nutrient obsession, constantly worrying about if we're getting enough of this or that nutrient.

Restaurants are fun every so often, particularly if they're raw friendly. Today I read about Mary's Secret Garden. Mary has a very raw friendly menu at her Ventura, CA restaurant and it sounds like a place that my cooked food friends would also enjoy. Susan LaTempa of the Los Angeles Times seems to have enjoyed her outing there- "It's a date-worthy place, where the young and/or the health-conscious can murmur and hold hands across a green woven place mat and sip organic wine in the soft candlelight. Sophisticated first courses, impressively presented entrees and over-the-top celebratory desserts -- they're all here, albeit in vegan and/or raw form."

George Raine, Staff Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, is writing about the disastrous new regulation of the almond industry. In short it will become illegal to distribute American grown raw almonds beginning in September. Raine quotes Hendrik Feenstra, an almond handler in Orland (Glenn County)- "It's more of a ploy by the big outfits, the big handlers, to drive the small guy out of business, because it's easier for them to do the treatment on a large scale."

For those of you in New York, I read today that Organic Avenue is offering a discount to anyone who provides a ticket stub from the film "The 11th Hour."

The New York Raw Food Meetup group is having a beach outing in Long Beach on September 9.

Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at 02:12PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments1 Comment

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Reader Comments (1)

Thanks for the tip about Mary's Secret Garden! I'm going to check it out next time I'm in CA.

And, I can't wait for 11th hour to come to Arizona (crossing fingers that it actually does come here!!!). Thanks for the great blog!

Cheers :)
Kristen Suzanne
August 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKristen Suzanne

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