Adventures in Raw Fooding in the Forever Wild Adirondacks
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
how to stay warm???
the first snows of winter are flying. i love the snow but not the cold- can't really have one without the other.
how does a raw fooder stay warm in the winter? ahhh, many ways can help.
i have a wood burning stove that warms me better than any modern day heating system. it's soothing crackle warms the soul along with the body.
i warm my food- no need to eat cold raw food! i do so by both heating the food and by adding heat to the food. warming it on stove top or in the dehydrator to body temp or a little bit higher... makes a world of difference.
also by adding cayenne to the recipe- i get a warming glow as i eat, one that warms me from within.
don't forget to keep up on your variety of greens as they are chock full of vitamins and minerals thus boosting your immune system keeping you healthy and full of energy.
i warm my plates, before i put my food on it this way it doesn't plummet in temperature from the counter to the table, before i even get one bite in! what you take in can chill you if it is physically cold so on those nippy days take care to avoid chilled food & drink and don't forget to bundle up! woolly knitted socks and hat are a sensible option
and don't forget to move around, get that blood pumping
all this without turning up the thermostat or eating cooked food!
...of course having a plate of warmed harvest apple crisp never hurt :)
I am a certified Alissa Cohen Living on Live Foods Chef, Instructor and Teacher in upstate NY. I first discovered Raw Food for its health and weight balancing benefits. My special talent is for recreating dishes that have dazzled me at fine eateries, replicating familiar cooked dishes that will win over taste buds and encourage anyone that eating raw can be really delicious and exciting! If you enjoyed the tasty recipes that will be posted here on this blog, be sure to check out my upcoming book “Raw Delights”, which is due to go to publishing soon. It's release will be announced on the website: www.AdirondackRawFoodConnection.com.
the information contained in this blog is for education only and is not meant to help diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. it is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes to your existing diet. there, that's said- now go and play with your food!