“I used to eat to numb my mind. Now I eat to nourish my body.“
When I was bulimic, food was comfort but not pleasure. Food meant guilt and shame.
Today, I am in the never-ending process of healing and rebuilding my life. Food is one part of it. I have been raw vegan for nearly three years now. Food today is very different from what it was. Even my taste buds have changed. I could not get any satisfaction today in eating what I used to eat, like pastries. I feel so attracted by living foods. Fresh fruits and salads give me so much pleasure that I like to eat in a quit place to really enjoy eating without having to think about anything else.
Food and the pleasure of consuming living fresh food means I get so much life force and energy. I feel so feminine having so much pleasure in eating. I feel I am receiving love from life itself.
I got vegan for health reasons. I admit it: it was selfish at first. Then, ethics and awareness came in. Usually, people stop consuming animal products out of respect for animals. Then they enjoy the health benefits. My friend, my sister, it is totally fine if you do it the other way round. What matters in the end is awareness and respect.
Being en exemple to our children is good. Empowering them to read the ingredients list on the label themselves is even better.
My friend, my sister, I only recommend websites and stores/products to you if I have a profound and sincere experience of them. For over ten years, I have been buying my raw cacao, my spirulina, my chia seeds (by one kilo bags), my kelp noodles (delicious with a dressing of cashews and dried tomatoes), my powders of shizandra, morinda, pearl and my mylk bags to create vegan milk and juices without juicer, on a very special store: Raw Living. It is owned by Kate Magic, a single mother, a raw food chef and above all, a source of inspiration. Recommending her store is a way for me to support such a beautiful soul and her family.
Whenever I offer handmade chocolate to friends and colleagues, they ask where they could find the ingredients (raw cacao powder, cacao butter, carob, maca and other delights). As per popular demand, here is my secret: Raw Living. Thank you Kate Magic.
A plus side of living in a big city is having access to beautiful fresh young coconuts and other beautiful fruits: