I've been attempting high raw for about three years. At some times I'm higher raw than at other times. I think I'm now into my fourth Vault. And yesterday, I felt the shift! It proved to me that the saying, "don't quit before the magic happens" really is true.
Yesterday, I served a traditional holiday meal to my in-laws and step son and his family. For my husband I made a vegan but cooked meal.
And for me, I made a dinner that was all raw (thanks to Penni and the other wonderful chefs who contributed recipes to Raw for the Holidays). My meal was delicious, satisfying and beautiful. The one or two guests at the feast who tried my raw recipes were impressed with how good it all was.
But the shift is what this blog is about. Yesterday was the first holiday I had absolutely no desire for the traditional Thanksgiving fare. The mess and grease of all of it merely disgusted me, it didn't entice me. But my Waldorf Salad, Yummy Corn Salad, Raw Stuffing and other raw goodies ... that was a totally different situation. As much as I want to draw others to this healthy lifestyle, I was almost hoping they'd leave my raw dishes alone!
The raw life need not be repetitious or boring. There is something for everyone in it. There is something for those who want simple and those who miss the gourmet cooking they did in their "other life." That would be me. Yesterday, my culinary skills took flight and I was one happy raw foodist.
Oh, and another first for me. I didn't gain a pound on Thanksgiving Day! Woo-hoo!
I'm so glad I didn't quit before the magic happened!