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my dad got me this book for christmas.  its so awesome!  i read it in one sitting on my flight home.  it made me want to go raw.  but i live with my boyfriend who eats everything fried or boiled (soups and such).  i think im just going to start with a big smoothie every day.  maybe getting him to drink it will show him how beneficial it is.  id like to try eating raw one day.  i have a handful of ailments that i would like to get rid of and i KNOW they are linked to my diet.

i dont really have any questions.  but i just wanted to let yall know that this book is pretty sweet and we can talk about it or something.

My friend, who is raw (most of the time, she has her occasional lapses) was just talking about this book, it's by the same author who wrote 12 steps to ending your addiction to cooked food (or some thing along those lines; forgot the exact name) and she mentioned it was really important to vary the greens you put in your morning smoothies every day. 

Me, I prefer kale all the time, but I was unaware until yesterday that I should rotate the greens I use in the smoothies.

Other than that, I know nothing about this book.  I do like the author and she made me want to go raw, as well. 

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The more I read about Raw, the more I wanted to try it, so I did for a bit (2 weeks).  I ended up focusing so bad on all of those vegan baked goodies that I could no longer make that I felt not so good about it, although the physical benefits were great (more energy, more alert).  I think this is probably what omnis do when they try to go vegetarian.  They focus on the meat that they are not getting, rather than the greens that they are.

I think going primarily raw would be a great thing, but I would still want to cook or bake every once in awhile.  Not just for the taste and smells, etc.  But also for the fun of it.

Maybe picking up this book would motivate me some more.  I think I probably went about it all wrong.  And I think starting to go raw in the summer time is probably ten times better, as in the winter you have all of those 'want to wrap your hands around a warm bowl of ____' feelings.  Or at least I do.  Whereas in the summer time, its all about fresh foods and cold things.

Anywho, I do drink loads of green smoothies now, so at least that one good habit stuck.

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I was unaware until yesterday that I should rotate the greens I use in the smoothies.

Are there any greens other than collards that have to be cooked for safety?

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The more I read about Raw, the more I wanted to try it, so I did for a bit (2 weeks).  I ended up focusing so bad on all of those vegan baked goodies that I could no longer make that I felt not so good about it, although the physical benefits were great (more energy, more alert).  I think this is probably what omnis do when they try to go vegetarian.  They focus on the meat that they are not getting, rather than the greens that they are.

I think going primarily raw would be a great thing, but I would still want to cook or bake every once in awhile.  Not just for the taste and smells, etc.  But also for the fun of it.

Maybe picking up this book would motivate me some more.  I think I probably went about it all wrong.  And I think starting to go raw in the summer time is probably ten times better, as in the winter you have all of those 'want to wrap your hands around a warm bowl of ____' feelings.  Or at least I do.  Whereas in the summer time, its all about fresh foods and cold things.

Anywho, I do drink loads of green smoothies now, so at least that one good habit stuck.

i love baking as well.  like putting a bunch of ingredients together, not knowing if it will turn out, and then you take it out of the oven a viola!  dinner or dessert! yummmm.  but im just looking as raw cooking as a new adventure, that just takes more time and consideration.  a lot of recipes that ive found call for soaking this or that for 8 hours.  im rather bad at planning ahead, but hopefully it will kind of boost my cooking creativity

the greens that she suggested are some basic ones, kale, collards, spinach, lettuce, but then she sugests an even bigger list of weeds that she juices.  i cant get these weeds!  i could probably get dandelion but thats about it.  i think it would be cool to eat the weeds out of my backyard, totally free heh.  but i juts dont think i have them.

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I was unaware until yesterday that I should rotate the greens I use in the smoothies.

Are there any greens other than collards that have to be cooked for safety?

I don't believe she cooks collards.  I know, as Kelsi said, weeds are mentioned amongst Kale, Collard, Turnip, Spinach and Lettuces.  This woman cooks NOTHING.  Nevah evah.
I got the book "Rawvolution" for Christmas from above mentioned friend and that pics are amazing.... the desserts as well.  Mmmmmm.... I just can't get my lazy butt to make anything!

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