Yes I have bought one of these meals and was amazed at how good it is!
I also make things like the picture above - you can do really "neat" things with a spiraliser however I then generally cook it with other things.
The cakes that are raw are so much more expensive and about one tenth of the size of a normal cake/slice -I bought one of these once also, and it was delicious but out of principal, I would not spend that much again on such a tiny thing! It SHOULD be cheaper as there is no cooking and easier to make!
I had a friend who ate only raw - is that Vegan? anyway, she was so so thin!
You can be vegan and not eat only raw food (vegan just means no animal products) or eat raw food and not vegan, which is gross because some eat raw meat. I saw a tv show where some raw food people were eating raw chicken. Seems like a great way to get sick.
It's not just RAW things, rice - it is raw things, put together with other things to make e.g. raw pizza - it is AMAZING what can be done....no idea why anyone would want to exclusively do this though on a permanent basis - probably supposed to be healthy!
I have since childhood eaten a great deat of raw food,which my parents were happy to let me do as I suffered with so many allergies and illnesses. But I have never actually conciously made raw food recipes!! I just know that I enjoy eating raw items!!! After seeing this question,I decided to google this subject, and I amazed at what is out there, so I shall most likely give some of the delicious sounding items a go!!! I already am a fan of raw fruit mixtures which others would think a little different, and so I feel I would really get a lot from the books on offer!!
I've had (and made) raw food slices with dates and stuff. They're okay, but not my favourite thing. I'm kind of weirded out by the way some people think raw food is automatically better for you. Cooking makes things easier to digest and makes some nutrients more bioavailable.
Thanks Jen :-) I remember getting a lecture from my daughter the teacher about how science has proven that cooking does that. I was saying that I love carrots and I always get indigestion eating them raw . . . and that precipitated the discussion. Apparently we use more energy eating raw food which diminishes the goodness we get. Ergo - better to cook than chomp. LOL
I too googled this "raw" question and I too was amazed at how much information is on the web about this! I am going to try some of the Raw restaurants that my search hit upon tho. I think that we should be eating like our Grandmas, not too much processed and additives etc, I try my best to eat as natural as possible and that includes "raw" food to a point.