The Yoga of Food

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At dinner last week in a back yard in Ubud (Bali, Indonesia), a man across the table whom I’d just met, who’d just been informed of my dietary choices (raw) and why I was not eating the grilled fish (I prefer not to eat animals), said: “What does it really mean that something is raw?” […]

The Craeme de la Creame in a Nutty Kind of Way

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With its focus on nuts and fresh fruit (and coconuts and fresh herbs), I’ve long been a fan of raw food. Every raw dish I’ve ever had has been delicious and innovative. Vegan dishes are tasty, too, but unfortunately vegans seem to rely overmuch on soy and wheat products. I’m not a big fan of […]

Sprouted Seeds & Sweet Tomatoes

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You know what’s great about all the specialty cuisines nowadays? By “specialty,” I mean those that cater to niche – but growing! – interests like vegan, raw, gluten-free, etc. Everyone can sample these cuisines and ideas and benefit from them no matter what our personal food philosophies are. Take raw food, for example. Raw food […]

A Toast to Coconut

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Often, all you have to do to change the flavor of an entire dish is toy with a single ingredient.  Take an ingredient you’d normally serve raw, for example, and cook it.  (Grilled peaches!)  Or serve a normally-cooked ingredient raw.  (The brilliance of sushi!)  Ingredients aren’t always flippable in terms of cooked vs. raw, of […]