View Full Version : How much do you buy online?
07-17-2008, 08:37 PM
OK so im actively preparing to become raw, but im curious how much you guys buy at a place such as whole foods and how much you depend on products from the internet?
can we get raw almonds and nuts at whole foods?
07-17-2008, 08:52 PM
I get my raw nuts from the farmers market.
when i purchase online, i mainly buy what I cannot find in stores. Like, my most recent raw online purchase was some chia seeds. I'm lucky that I can find cacao for cheap at Whole Foods :) I also like to order snackies online, like from OneLuckyDuck or Alissa. I think I ordered some truffles from Alissa--divine!!
Things like maca, lucuma etc I would buy online if I wanted to, but I havent had a need for those ingredients yet. I also bought my green powder online, although I can find raw powders at my health food store. I like using Amazon.com for a lot of stuff, but ordering from the raw gurus is good too! I just received a shipment from Matt Monarch and it came with a few free samples and a handwritten letter :) very nice!
Ummmmm I was gonna add something but I forgot... lol
07-18-2008, 06:10 PM
Goji berries, chocolate, coconut flakes, hemp seed, maca, yacon syrup, my last batch of almonds was online (Alissa's store).
07-18-2008, 06:48 PM
I am lucky. My health food store stocks most of what I need and if they don't have it, they will almost always order it for me. I have ordered a few raw foods online, although not through this site and for the most part I was disappointed.
Got some olives and they came with juice leaking from the jars. I wasn't sure they were safe to eat so I tossed them. Got some other olives from another place and I could swear they were just plain old kalamatta even though they claimed to be raw. Got some raw bars I couldn't eat because they contained almonds and I'm allergic. Got some kind of dehydrated stuff that was supposed to taste like pizza but didn't. It reminded me slightly of that recipe Rawkinlocs posted for "Tastes like crazy bread" or some such thing but it wasn't good like hers. It was far to thick, IMO and had waaaay too much seasoning in it to be good. And then there were the jungle peanuts. Blech.
I did get some truffles that were good but very expensive. I'm sure they are something I could easily make at home. So not likely I will get those again. I was ordering something else (can't remember what now) from that website and tacked them onto my order.
Other than raw foods, I order tons of stuff online. I hate getting some stuff in stores. I feel like if I order it online, I can sometimes get it cheaper and I can get exactly what I want. I just got a new backpack and lunch bag for my daughter. The backpacks I've bought locally have not lasted and she went through 2-3 per year. The one I got last year is still in very good shape. It's still quite usable. She just wanted a different color/pattern. I told her I would get the same kind because I know it's good.
07-18-2008, 08:08 PM
I purchased most of my equipment on line, like the dehydrator, juicer, spirooli, etc. Some of this stuff is hard to find in stores. Alissa has very good prices. I also bought some nuts on line.
07-18-2008, 11:03 PM
To be honest, as little as I possibly can. It's difficult enough for me to keep food on the table let alone pay shipping and handling. I'm lucky enough to have a few really decent health food stores near me so I rarely buy anything online in the way of food. As far as raw almonds go, I don't know of anywhere near me that sells truly raw almonds. If I were to buy something online, it would definitely be unpasteurized almonds. Unfortunately, I can't afford them at the moment so I just don't make recipes with almonds. As for other "raw" nuts in stores being truly raw, I'm really not sure. I try not to use that many nuts (because I'm not sure about their "rawness" and they're also very expensive), and try to get most of my fat from extra virgin olive oil, avocados, seeds, and sometimes coconut oil.
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