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09-08-2007, 02:04 PM
Is anyone else here from a cold climate? I am in NW Minnesota, today it is rainy, dreary and chilly. 52 degrees at 2PM, and this is just the start of the cold season.
It's on day like today I want cooked food. I want a nice hot bowl of soup, or chili. I nice hot cup of tea, cocoa or coffee. Maybe some bread in the oven! Oh goodness this winter when the fresh produce is on the sparse side, is gonna be tough!
09-08-2007, 02:09 PM
You can lightly warm your foods - stirring constantly on stove to make sure does not get too warm to lose enzymes. Also dehydrated foods warm from equipment.
This is what I read on here. I live in AZ and it does get cold after one has been out here in 122 degree summers for 30 years - so when it gets into the 50's or 30's we have similar effect on our bodies.
09-08-2007, 04:15 PM
I live in a cold climate and I admit it is hard to stay raw when it is so cold out. I think some people do not understand if they do not live in a cold place. I admittI fail at raw when fall and winter come. I know it is easier for some people but I have never been able to stay 100% raw in winter. It gets about -18 f here in the winter and the average tempeture is about 5F. I stay about 50% raw in winter.
09-08-2007, 04:30 PM
I was cold the first winter that I was raw but the second winter I was fine. I did not quit drinking tea until a few months ago and that helped.
Another thing I would do was put a spoonfull on miso (I know that it is not raw but is considered acceptable as it is living) in a mug of warm water and sip it.
09-08-2007, 04:40 PM
Hi there! I used to live in Detroit, MI so while I know there are places that get colder, it used to get pretty darned cold there in the winter months!
Some things that can be done when temps are colder are:
- eat warming foods such as cayenne, ginger, etc. added to your foods or to warmed water.
- eat warmed soups that you can either blend in the Vitamix (or blender) until warm (not piping hot, though) or warmed in a pot on the stove just until your finger can rest comfortably in it without being burned.
- if you have one, use your dehydrator to warm foods
- eat heavier foods such as dehydrated flat breads with nut butters, etc., crackers, pizza, Alissa's calzone or her chili with onion dip, nuts avocados, etc.
- don't refrigerate any produce that doesn't need it...leave it out on the counter in baskets, etc. so it's not ice cold when you go to eat it. If you do have to refrigerate, if feasible let it sit out a bit before eating, or run the produce under hot water to take the chill off.
09-08-2007, 07:57 PM
i am going to have my
first winter in
the windy city
09-08-2007, 08:01 PM
All good ideas I will keep them in mind. Especially when the cold winds start to blow!
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