staying raw and warm in the winter
- Hi Celeste,
We actually discussed this very snafu at a Portland Raw Enthusiasm Meetup Group outing at the Blossoming Lotus a while back! Here are some easy ways to stay warm and raw during the chilly rainy months:
*Use warming spices such as ginger and cayenne in recipes and teas.
*Get a dehydrator and make snacks, cookies, breads, crackers, and much much more. Also use the dehydrator to warm up your food to room temperature or under 118 degrees to preserve nutrients and enzymes.
*If you don't have a dehydrator, food can be lightly warmed on the stovetop (warm to the touch for 4 seconds before feeling too hot is approximately 104 degrees). Alternately, turn the oven on for a few minutes then off and place food inside for several minutes.
*Plan meals accordingly so there is enough time for food to warm up from having been in the refrigerator. Eat food that is warm or at least at room temperature for better digestion and assimilation.
*Exercise to keep your blood moving and circulation going!
*Wear plenty of warm clothes so you can eat when you are hungry as opposed to eating to stay warm.
*Eat enough calories for your individual constitution -- some people need more food than others.
Hope this helps!
Also I know a Chris Cowen who lives (lived?) in Arizona and has a business selling coconut oil and other products -- is that him?
Tashi Rana, Nutrition Consultant and Educator
Field of Greens
--- In RawPortland@yahoogroups.com, "oceangrl20002002" <dragonflyteahouse@...> wrote:
> Hi all!
> I am new here to the group but not new to the raw world. However, I am hopelessly addicted to cooked foods in the winter. I hope this year I can break through. With all the great recipes out there its becoming easier, I only have a few really hard things to give up during certain moon phases. That is probably TMI.
> anyhow, I am actually trying to track down an old friend. It has been eons and I barely remember names. Chris and Stacy I believe. Cohen? maybe. Has anyone on here seen them or know them? are they still in Portland?
> thanks, I look forward to riding the raw adventure. I just found an awsome recipe for chocolate pudding. But, you all probably know it already....lol
> In Vancouver