I'm not sure what their prices are, I don't have the price sheet available to me.
But I know what you mean about craving the worst around dinner. Luckily my self control is good haha. I'm just looking forward to summer fruit season and lots of cheap melons so I have more ready to eat produce around without waiting for ripening.
And 3 months sounds great, good job. I didn't completely cut out salt for mine either, I'd like to experience the difference though. And I know a couple people in orange that eat mostly raw, if there's ever a fruit potluck or something like that I'm sure we'd all be interested in meeting more people, I'll have to check out that group you made.
Well I've never tasted plain vanilla extract so I wouldn't know but I guess so. Carob powder doesn't have much of a taste, in my opinion, until it's mixed with something. But you should try it for yourself :) I think you can order raw carob powder on amazon :)
I slowly eased into it around last summer, basically just incorporating more fruit into my diet. Then I did a full month raw in October. Ever since then I've been really hot and cold with it, and right now I'm basically prioritizing at least two raw meals a day, which is working out really well for me. What about you?
There's actually a produce warehouse in Anaheim which has good deals too. I've never been there but my boyfriend has bought bulk from there. It's called Jax Produce Warehouse if you wanna look it up.
I'm not the hugest fan of carob in itself, it has kind of an odd taste in my opinion, but mixed into smoothies or raw desert recipes it does taste similar to chocolate, so it works. Check out Megan Elizabeth's videos, she has a few great chocolatey recipes using Carob.
Have fun with the recipes!
P.S.: Love your latest status post, totally agree with that one!
hey! thanks for the friend request. i noticed you're from the same area as me, you should check out the farmer's market on saturday mornings at the shopping center near UCI. it can be pricy, but if you're buying in bulk the vendors are willing to bargain. also wholesome choice market and mother's market has great weekly specials if you haven't checked that grocery store out yet.
Ode to sun dried tomatoes, that and or sun dried pineapple mmm adds to a sauce, Ill at times throw a date or two in a sauce too, not strict food combining perfection, but I have always found ease in Digestion doing so, at least on a occasion here n there. :)
Love love love tomatoes mmm so good, like everything more n more the longer I am raw. Hmmm i came to know that i loved a lot of things that i didnt really realize or took for granted. Celery, and tomatoes n zucchini for one. I love zuch noodles more so than cuke noodles for sure especially with a tomato or creamy sauce. I like cuke noodles for a fruity sauce thou, Really good. Love cauliflower at times, but just in smaller amounts, not the easiest to digest a head at a time ahah.
for sure fell off the wagon a few times, 1st time was by choice, 2nd time facilitated by social and economic factors that lead me to mania ahhaha feels like a long time ago. Then a few of both till I came to release the feelings of "I cant have this" and accepted I can do anything I want, its just living with the consequences. I then allowed myself to have my "last" cooked meal, ate it in full presence before during and after and knew on all levels of being I didn't want to choose that. Not a thought since. That was over a year n a half ago, the last cheat before that was over a year before. All gets easier n easier n better and better, especially when we are paying attention to what we are gaining rather than dwelling on perceived loss.
What do I do? I eat more salty foods, ahahh Celery, TOmatoes, Spinach, Bok Choy, Sundried tomatoes ect! Make em all into Stews, noodle dishes, Soups mmmm. ALl soo good n many in my 101 freakin rawsome recipes, shameless sell promotion!
http://the-raw-advantage.com/shop/101-raw-recipes/ Upping carbs can help with many cravings, but salt is plane n simple more veg to me in honesty. A awesome recipe I love tons is to simply blend as much spinach (1 lb +) into a few cups of fresh OJ, then dice in a few really nice tomatoes (sometimes I add whole grapes instead of tomatoes mm even better but less salty). If you want it extra salty blend in a few sun dried tomatoes too. MMMM If you add more diced tomatoes and cucumber or zucchini and blend the greens slowly instead to leave texture you got a stew mmm. Endless variations! Hope that helps :) much