It is an unfortunate fact of life that war is universal. For the whole of recorded history, humans have fought, even back when the only record of battle is the damage to ancient bones dug up by archeologists. For every tale of peace-loving tribes, there is a rider that at some point the tribe was overrun by a more warlike neighbor or by colonizers from far off. We share with crows, chickens and other social creatures the instinctual urge to pick on any member of a group who is weaker or even just ‘different,’ sometimes to the point of destroying them.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw, written by Mark Reinfeld, Bo Rinaldi, and Jennifer Murray, was the first book I read about Raw foods. I figured that while I’m not always a complete idiot, at that time, I was indeed. So it was a good place to start in order to familiarize myself with all of the terminology and methods to this way of eating. I was already a little familiar with some things about raw food but I knew that a complete guide would provide a really good foundation for me.
These little bundles of chocolate goodness are simply heaven on a spoon. The combination of chocolate and hazelnut liqueur will have you hanging on by your fingertips.
Making salad a finger food! Please note that this recipe is only 99% raw, though, due to the rice papers.
This month’s offering finds me in Watervliet, Michigan at Ronora Lodge. I imagine most of you have never heard of either place, but believe it or not there’s a whole lotta raw at Ronora Lodge. They’ve hosted Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes, David Wolfe, Paul Nison, Victoria Boutenko, Tim VanOrden and many others and they’re just getting started. One of the owner operators of this 100+ acre facility recently returned from the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, AZ where she was able to COMPLETELY REVERSE HER TYPE 1 AND 2 DIABETES.