Thursday, November 15, 2007

Raw Food Friendly

The other day, LB and I made a late evening run to our local health food market. We're really making an effort to eat primarily from our CSA basket, to save money, to avoid wasting food, to force ourselves to have more organic/local food, and oh yeah, to save money. While we were trying to make some decisions on prepared Raw foods, another shopper asked if we were on a Raw Diet.

We told him we were, and he told us of his experience with Raw--100% for a couple of months, a wife who thought it was sort of crazy and frustrating, falling away from Raw, and trying to transition back. We gave each other our recommendations for Raw foods, websites, restaurants and stores. It was a cool, spontaneous conversation with a guy we'll probably never see again. The thing is, it wasn't really unusual. It seems that whenever we're in a Raw restaurant or in that part of a store, friendly conversation ensures. Sure there are zealots out there who want you do do Raw their way or no way, but for the most part, it's a community of people interested in sharing ideas and supporting each other. It crosses race, ethnicity, socio-economic and religious boundaries in the pursuit of health, energy and joy. How cool is that?