The Future of Cooked Food

jinjeebeforeandafter25yearsI had a vision tonight…that in the future cooked food will be a treat…a novelty, a sort of entertainment, not looked upon as sustenance, but rather as something to be done in moderation-such as social drinking is for some people now.

I’ll tell you why this thought came to me-as my stomach was growling in bed…digesting strange indigestible matter.

I decided to have another go at “healthy cooked food eating.” I was having those strange protein cravings, and thought I’d just not think about food restrictions for a while. For a couple of weeks I was in and out of balance, but managed to keep the scales overall at a good place.

Well you’ve heard me tell this story many times over the last 12 years, so you’ll know what I’m about to say-yeah, that’s righ-then it all went out of balance…and the body started sending signals that all was not well…a little breakout…a little pain here and there.

And although I’d like to believe that raw food is not the ideal diet for every body, certainly the cooked food diet is not either. Perhaps we’re evolving out of one and into the other. A past in which cooked dead food was a survival necessity, to a future in which raw live food is possible to obtain year round for all.

Perhaps gardening, farming, farmer’s markets, co-ops, permaculture, forest gardens, foraging, juicing, green smoothies, raw restaurants and health food stores will provide the daily sustenance for communities of the future.

And visiting a restaurant once or twice a week to sample a relic of the bygone era of preparing food with heat will be the extent of eating-for-entertainment.

Mixing up the two; eating-for-sustenance and eating-for-entertainment can be a confusing mess.

jinjeeheadshotSo perhaps this is how I’ll approach the next phase in my search for my ideal raw lifestyle: I will stock my home with fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, seaweed, chick peas for sprouting, sprouting seeds, unrefined sea salt, raw honey, cold-pressed olive oil, hempseed oil, and flaxseed oil, raw carob powder, dried herbs, onion powder and other dried raw seasonings.

I will sustain myself with smoothies, salads, juices, fruits, veggies, nut-milks, and raw recipes using fresh ingredients.

I will perhaps have an occasional cooked indulgence for entertainments’ sake.

This is what I had been doing much of the last 12 years until recently but I couldn’t really appreciate or enjoy the benefits of it until I went too far over to the cooked side of things for a couple of days.

But now that I see the picture and have the plan-the awareness-maybe things will be different. As I seek my non-dogmatic-yet-close-to-100-percent-raw-life-or should I say high-raw life-I will keep you posted!

What are the thoughts, visions, insights, or events that have helped you stay on, get back to, or further embrace your ideal diet?

In Joy!
 Jinjee

 

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Jinjee Talifero

Jinjee Talifero is the founder of The Garden Diet a raw food information website. She is the author of several books on the raw food lifestyle including “Raising Raw Children”, “Raw Pregnancy, Ecstatic Birth”, and “Jinjee’s Journal”. Jinjee writes The Daily Raw Inspiration, a newsletter that inspires and encourages over 25,000 people who are exploring the raw vegan lifestyle. She conducts the “Go Raw” Programs, which include “The 21 Day Raw Cleanse” (http://21DaysRaw.com) and “The 28 Day Transition-to-Raw Program” (http://28DaysRaw.com). These are online programs that help people to get started on a raw vegan diet with menu plans and shopping lists, using delicious recipes created by Jinjee’s husband, long term raw vegan Storm Talifero, who has been a raw vegan for 40 years. In her own journey Jinjee has learned that raw foods alone are not a lasting path to total health, but that exercise and happiness play an equally significant role. Her Go Raw Programs include exercise videos and a complete well-being program with mini ebooks about forgiveness, positivity, emotional detox, journaling, and other aspects of cultivating true inner joy. Her Go Raw Programs have been praised as A Complete Wellness Program. Jinjee has spoken at The Raw Spirit Fest, the Raw Bazaar, and on The Naked Vegan Radio as well as on Women go Raw, Rewiring the Soul and Revvellations radio. Her articles have been published in Alive Magazine and About.com and she has been featured in Forbes’ Business 2.0. and the LA Examiner. Jinjee lives with her large family in the mountains of Southern California. For more about Jinjee visit her website at http://TheGardenDiet.com and her Blog at http://JinjeeTalifero.com

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Jinjee Talifero is the founder of The Garden Diet a raw food information website. She is the author of several books on the raw food lifestyle including "Raising Raw Children", "Raw Pregnancy, Ecstatic Birth", and "Jinjee's Journal". Jinjee writes The Daily Raw Inspiration, a newsletter that inspires and encourages over 25,000 people who are exploring the raw vegan lifestyle. She conducts the "Go Raw" Programs, which include "The 21 Day Raw Cleanse" (http://21DaysRaw.com) and "The 28 Day Transition-to-Raw Program" (http://28DaysRaw.com). These are online programs that help people to get started on a raw vegan diet with menu plans and shopping lists, using delicious recipes created by Jinjee's husband, long term raw vegan Storm Talifero, who has been a raw vegan for 40 years. In her own journey Jinjee has learned that raw foods alone are not a lasting path to total health, but that exercise and happiness play an equally significant role. Her Go Raw Programs include exercise videos and a complete well-being program with mini ebooks about forgiveness, positivity, emotional detox, journaling, and other aspects of cultivating true inner joy. Her Go Raw Programs have been praised as A Complete Wellness Program. Jinjee has spoken at The Raw Spirit Fest, the Raw Bazaar, and on The Naked Vegan Radio as well as on Women go Raw, Rewiring the Soul and Revvellations radio. Her articles have been published in Alive Magazine and About.com and she has been featured in Forbes' Business 2.0. and the LA Examiner. Jinjee lives with her large family in the mountains of Southern California. For more about Jinjee visit her website at http://TheGardenDiet.com and her Blog at http://JinjeeTalifero.com

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