Make Delicious Raw Vegan Recipes (VIDEO) – Melissa Raimondi, Raw Food Romance
You may have thought that the raw food movement is a fairly new thing. The truth is that raw food groups have been around since at least the start of the 20th century. Here is a great example:
A menu from a gathering of a raw food group in 1921 has been unearthed which tells us some interesting things about what people were eating on their raw food diet back then. Here is a picture of the menu:
As you can see, the group was called the Apyrtropher Society. I found this description of the group:
“The Apyrtropher Society was a Chicago-based group of the early twentieth century, founded by George J. Drews, for the promotion of “unfired foods and hygienic dietetics” as the best means of preserving health and the attacking of allopathic medicine and any consumption of meat, alcohol, salt, processed sugar, and other unnaturalness in the human diet. Among their efforts to service the public good was a sanitarium, Health Haven, which employed Dr. J. W. Wigelsworth, D.N., of Pathometric and Anabolic fame, as lead diagnostician, offering all the latest in radiational and biodynamo-chromatic analysis.”
Looking at the menu in more detail we see some interesting things.
Crust – raisins and flaked almonds, Filling – bananas, apples, almonds and coconuts.
This would probably be a delicious recipe if made today. It may be a little high in fat for some people but it would be a delicious one off treat.
We can learn a few things from this menu
It is wonderful to try to make a connection through time with these old societies and communities of raw food eaters. Imagine what it would have been like to be there. Would they have been asking the same questions and having the same problems as people have today with this lifestyle?
Back then of course there would have been less processed food and fast food. The diet of that time would have been even lower in meat and dairy than it is today. Perhaps more people were open to the idea than now?
If you have any more information on this group or any other old raw food group feel free to get in touch.
As ever, we would appreciate if you share this post with others.
Looking to learn more about the raw food scene now? Why not come along to UK Fruitfest. You can learn more about the event at our registration page. http://www.fruitfest.co.uk/registration
Are you looking for some raw vegan recipe inspiration?
Looking for some new salad dressings?
In this video, shot at UK Fruitfest 2018, Kristina talks about her 3 favourite raw vegan salad dressings.
She know’s a thing or two about raw vegan recipes!
Watch more below:
I gave this talk very recently at my Glasgow Fruitarian, 801010, Raw Food Meetup Group.
It is a simple introduction to my raw vegan journey. Please feel free to watch it and provide some feedback. Also if you would like to share it with others I would be happy for you to do that.
The meetup will be taking place every two weeks on a Friday. The next one will happen on the 27th of April (730pm) and it takes place at the “In The Moment” Yoga Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow.
The title of the next meetup will be the Beginners Guide To A Raw Food Diet.
Please feel free to come along and bring others too. I look forward to meeting you there.