View Full Version : Raw restaurant not all raw?
12-03-2006, 03:29 PM
A few weeks ago when eating at my favorite raw restaurant (karyn's for all you chicagoans out there) i was waiting for my order when i noticed them making a raw apple juice drink for someone and they used the whole foods 365 brand apple juice. which is pasteurized. call me paranoid, but it makes me question the rest of their menu. like their carb mint cake which has carob chips that taste suspicious cooked. any one have any thoughts or experiences with situations like this?
12-03-2006, 04:47 PM
"Live" a raw restaurant in Toronto uses soy milk and rice milk in their smoothies.
I think most raw restaurants still cater to the general public, rather then raw foodists. I would always doublecheck with the server.
12-04-2006, 08:17 AM
I find if you truly want to be all raw, don't go to raw food restaurants. I was involved with one for a short time, and that pretty much cured me.
12-04-2006, 08:25 AM
i got terribly terribly sick after eating at karyns last time i went. i had been 100% for about 4 months or so. my first thought was that i ate something non-raw, more than likely non-raw nuts that hadnt been soaked or some sort of un-raw additive to the lemon cake because i tend to react to nuts if they arent raw and to mostly everthing else that isnt raw.
12-04-2006, 09:08 AM
I've noticed in a couple of "raw" "uncookbooks" that they call for blanching vegetables. Sorry, but blanching is cooking and thus not raw. I guess we just have to be vigilant even when we think we are in "friendly" territory -- clearly not everyone realizes that pasturization is cooking or that blanching is cooking.
Sharon in Colorado
12-04-2006, 09:24 AM
Almost every raw recipe book I've seen has maple syrup, spices, soy by-products, nut butters, frozen foods etc. that are not really fresh, live or raw.
I think you just have to get into your mind that if you are not eating whole foods and eating any kind of prepared "raw" recipes you are not eating pure-fresh-live-raw, but transitional foods.
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