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03-22-2006, 03:18 AM
Hi! My name is Sophia and I actaully live in Falun, in Sweden.
So there for my english isn`t that good (and the fact I never studied any english can also have something to do with it:))
So I hope you have patience with my spelling mistakes and so on...
Anyway, I heard about raw food the first time only a couple of months ago,
but it didn`t caught my interest very much because i thought all that
you were suppost to eat was raw vegetables in ther natural condition.
Now when I have read a bit about it on the internet I am more than tempted
to try! The recipes look so tasty and it`s exciting to read about benefits
raw food has given many people, such as high energy and good health.
Nice to meet you all,
03-22-2006, 09:51 AM
Most of the receipe I have tried are pretty good just like anything ele there will be somethings you don't like and something you love! Get a good book with receipe and get going its a great feeling. I have been raw since Jan 2st. I feel really great my husband who is 75% raw now is feeling better with each step he takes.
03-22-2006, 09:56 AM
Welcome to the boards. I think many would love to hear how one does raw in Sweden. My husband is Danish and when I went over there, it was easier than I thought it would be ~ at least during the summer. Is most of your food imported as it is in Denmark?
03-22-2006, 12:06 PM
Hi! We have some retrets here in Sweden but not where I live, unfortunately.
The most of the food isn`t imported because the most swedish people
have some idea that it feels safer to eat swedish food.
I don`t know why really.
Any recipe books you recommend?
I have ordered two books so far, on called "Raw for busy people"
and a swedish translated book by Ann Wigmore called
"Levande föda - råd och tips".
03-22-2006, 12:34 PM
Alissa's book is by far the best book available if you can get it there or afford shipping costs. If not, go online and google "raw recipes". You'll find LOTS!
The Danes eat Danish food as well although most of their produce is exported. Then they mostly eat imported produce. Very strange....and expensive.
03-22-2006, 03:03 PM
Yes, Alissa´s book seems great, but then, as you mention, there is the chipping cost...But I do entend to buy it later on, in a couple of months or so, when I have more money then I do right now.
Is it worth buying the DVD as well?
In sweden they usualy think that there vegetables, fruits and so on
tastes the best. You can almost always hear someone saying
"Oh, nothing beats swedish strawberries" and things like that.
And when it comes to meat and milk, they say that the swedish
options are the best, because then they know how the animals have been
treated. But maybe it`s like this evreywhere, I don`t know.
Anyway, I don`t caire a lot, because I don`t like meat and milk,
and most of the strawberries tastes the same to me:/
03-22-2006, 04:38 PM
Is it worth buying the DVD as well?
I think so, unless you're use to following recipes. She shows how REALLY easy it is to create so much raw food in a few hours. (There is soaking, sprouting and dehydrating to consider outside of those few hours as well).
For instance, she has a recipe for the MOST delicious strawberry crepes. It starts w/ processing bananas w/ honey or agave, then dehydrating them. That's what's used for the wrapping. I made them for Sat. a.m. So simple. Next day, made the nut filling and the strawberry topping. Soooo easy.
If you've been following recipes for some time, it'll be quite simple, no DVD's necessary. If not, you might consider them. The book has sooooo much more information than just recipes. It's wonderful.
As far as how produce tastes ~ well, a lot of it is what one is use to and, it's got to taste better when it's homegrown rather than shipped because it's been in cold storage and lost not only flavor yet nutrients as well.
We'll have to come over to Sweden one of these days (Bo's been there) and I'll let ya know. lol
03-23-2006, 12:24 PM
Hi Sophia, and
WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME
How wonderful to have people from all over the world on this board.
as far as the book, I highly recommend, Alissa's book Living on Live Foods.
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