View Full Version : GREETINGS from Vancouver, Canada
02-03-2009, 04:23 AM
Just ordered the book ..."idiots guide to eating raw"...starting from scratch here need all the help i can get....sooo please forgive any ignorant questions as im just a beginner.:o Never gone raw yet but i cant wait!!!:)
Abundant blessings to everyone!!~
02-03-2009, 04:58 AM
Welcome Lyn. Good for you learning all you can. :)
02-03-2009, 08:44 AM
Hello and welcome. I wish you a wonderful raw journey. This forum has lots of great people with vast knowledge. Alissa's book is also a great resource
02-03-2009, 09:00 AM
Welcome! Yes, please do yourself a favor and buy or borrow Alissa's book and DVDs. SO worth it. THE best that's out there. Read, read, read. All you can and then some. I read every day about Raw...still...always will. I'm always learning. :D
02-03-2009, 06:39 PM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW..........Welcome to MY World.
02-04-2009, 09:28 AM
Welcome :) Keep asking as many questions as you like,-we'll do our best to answer them as well as we can.
Enjoy the freshness of the raw lifestyle!
02-04-2009, 10:22 AM
I highly recommend Alissa's book for two reasons:
1) She has an abundance of recipes that are straightforward and easy to make but at the same time are interesting, delicious and different. I find many raw recipes tend to seem to me as way too complicated to be sustainable, or 10 recipes that are all basically the same salad with two different ingredients.
2) Early in the book she lays out a 4 week menu and shopping list. One of the things that most of us*take for granted is that we know what staples to buy, how much of an entree we are likely to eat, and what it takes to prepare the meals. When I first went raw a few years ago, I was really overwhelmed because I had no sense of how much to make or what were some recipes to combine. I quickly ended up with just 3-4 dishes that I made over and over again and I got bored fast.
Crazy Healer Lady
02-04-2009, 12:40 PM
Hey there Hope, from one FV resident to another!!
Adding to what everyone else has said, stop by GorillaFood on 436 Richards and start asking questions. They are really great in there and they prepare all their food right out in the open. When I go, I find it really gets me in the ZONE for preparing live foods conveniently, quickly, easily.
I've never read Idiot's Guide books but whatever works!! I could give you the list of my books, but... Check out some vids on YouTube. Kevin Gianni is a great resource (www.youtube.com/kevingianni) as is Ani Phyo (www.youtube.com/aniphyo). Ani was my ROCK when I started Raw again. The Hallelujah Diet is also great (www.hacres.com) but it's Christian-based, unsure if that will vibe with you or not. I'm not Christian but I find it an absolute necessity. I love it. You can check out the recipes that I am putting on YouTube and handy hints, too (www.youtube.com/CrazyHealerLady). Green For Life by Victoria Boutenko is also amazing!!
So those are my foundations. Hope this helps! And hey, drop me a line. firstname.lastname@example.org I'm out in Vancouver every once in a while, hopefully more now that I've got a movie extra gig. Maybe we can go for a Root Down at GorillaFood some day ;)
02-04-2009, 07:33 PM
Welcome!! I wish you the best of rawesome health!!!
02-04-2009, 07:37 PM
((((CHL)))) your vid is really cute! Thanks for posting the link :)
02-05-2009, 01:34 AM
I'm also in the Fraser Valley and a HUGE fan of GorillaFood
!!http://gorillafood.com/ - Its a must to go check out!! Their food will cure ANY food cravings ;) My man and I and some friends are planning to have a big feast there soon!!!
Lady Bug Organics delivers fresh organic produce in the Fraser Valley.
Alissa Cohen's book is awesome and dvd and I also recommend The 80/10/10 by Dr Doug Graham
Have fun !
02-05-2009, 11:05 AM
Another Fraser Valley girl here as well!
Crazy Healer Lady
02-08-2009, 03:37 AM
Thanks so much, Freshlight!!!
And yay Ladybug Organics!! My coconut supplier... YUM!
02-08-2009, 11:19 AM
have you tried asking a local market to bring in a box for you? i pay between $13-19 a case (9) depending on the going price. muuuuuuuch less expensive than buying them single!
02-08-2009, 12:47 PM
Welcome fellow Canadian and raw food newbie! You should check out Rose Vasile's book and website too..."Uncooking with Raw Rose"..
Best of luck!
Crazy Healer Lady
02-08-2009, 07:35 PM
Aleesha, great idea :) I haven't but will try!
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