Raw Food Questions

by Susan on December 3, 2009

Raw Food and Christmas

We are quickly approaching the end of the year. With the holiday festivities upon us, it is easy to get carried away in the moment. I love the moment but I also have to do some planning around here. You are going to be seeing some great changes in the blog around the first of the year. The store I have been promising will be open and we are going to be offering our first E Book on raw food. There will also be sections on sustainable and green living. The food will always stay front and center, but I want to be able to offer you more!

That said, I need to hear from you. I would love to hear what you would like to see on the blog. What questions do you have about raw food and how can we expand this blog to best serve you? Please let me know in the comment section or if you feel like it you can always drop me an email at Susan@Rawmazing.com. I would love to hear from everyone that stops by. So, if you could please take a minute out of your busy day to let me know what you need and want, I would appreciate it!

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evergreen December 3, 2009 at 9:17 pm

I love your recipes and beautiful pictures! Very inspiring:)

AMy Oscar December 3, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Id like to understand why, when I eat raw food only, I lose weight. Is it a question of calories or is something else going on?

Also, Im always interested in fast recipes and warm things, for winter.

Brooke December 4, 2009 at 10:44 am

I love your blog as it is right now, but if I had to tell you what I wanted then I would say to definitely keep the recipes. The pictures are rawmazing and they inspire me so much to stay on this raw food journey. It’s funny how some people think raw food is a restrictive diet, but your recipes show me what can really be done with raw food. Also, with such pure, unprocessed ingredients, it is important to make simple yet tasty recipes and to put your heart into your food. I love the stories that go along with the recipes too. Off the topic of food, I love your idea about sustainable living. I would love to see some posts about composting and gardening. I would also like to see ways we can eliminate food waste, for example, turning juice pulp into crackers, etc.

Thanks for everything you do!

Molly December 4, 2009 at 11:50 am

I am so visual so the pictures are eye candy for me. The recipes show me that raw is affordable and can be easy. I guess what I need in my life right now is support. How do you become your own support? How do you fight SAD food cravings (plain potatoe chips are my downfall!). But I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog!

El December 4, 2009 at 11:59 am

Well, the blog is gorgeous as is. Love the photos and recipes.

Laura December 4, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Love the blog content. The only improvement I can suggest is to set your feeds to give the full posts rather than a portion. Many folks read blogs via RSS aggregators and linking out to read the full text can be a pain if you’re on a slower connection due to the graphics etc. You’re site is a visual treat, absolutely. I can’t always take the time to load it but would love to be able to read the text anyway.

Beth December 4, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Is there any advice you can offer on planning for a week of meals for a family of raw foodists? I’m having trouble with that transition. I know there’s potentially a lot of time to invest in the dehydrating process and that’s what’s a hurdle for me. How do you alternate smoothies vs other meals? What do you do for your kids’ lunches to bring to school?

Christine December 4, 2009 at 4:23 pm

I love your site as it is – love the recipes especially.

I like Beth’s comments about how to eat raw on weekday worknights. My husband and I default to salad…every. single. night. It has gotten really really old. Any ideas for things that two working people could whip up at night would be amazing.

Thanks!

Sue Burley December 5, 2009 at 11:44 am

The best thing to me is the photos. You are a wonderful artist. I love the recipes but have trouble with all the prep and pre planning. Is that just something we have to deal with? It stops me from trying things – having to start 2 days in advance. I guess its just a paradigm shift and I’m not shifted yet!! I am only 80%ish raw and would love to also see healthy cooked vegan recipes if that is part of your philosophy. I think you did a piece on quinoa a while ago(if I remember correctly). Again, I love this site for its visual appeal.

Susan December 5, 2009 at 11:57 am

I am strictly raw at this point. We will see what the future brings. As to the prep…I actually spend MUCH less time “cooking” than I used to. It is just a mental shift. You have to lose the I need it immediately thoughts. I am working on a planner that should help. Look for it in January!

Eco Mama December 5, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Susan,
This is one of my top favorite places to go on the internet–I love it just as it is. You rule! My only suggestion is to do a glossy hard bound cookbook featuring all your spectacular photos and recipes in print. You make a wonderful and heartfelt contribution to the raw food world. Much support.
xo
Eco Mama

ofek December 7, 2009 at 1:17 am

hello there –
the thing i appreciate the most about the site is the recipes with their photos – especially the original ones, that are very creative, and also the ones that are zero-to-low nut containing.
i bet it is a lot of work to come up with original recipes of this standard and quality all the time – so my suggestion is that you open up the blog a bit – for recipes that are from other people as well – give a submission form – and guidelines for writing and photos – so really this will remain a super high quality site and not just another recipe site with ordinary recipes.
you can also open it up to high quality articles, restaurant reviews – but as said, keep it high, keep it focused.
thanks

Susan December 7, 2009 at 2:14 am

Just a note: All of the recipes and photographs are original. Thanks for much for the suggestions.

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