MY DIET

I eat a vegan, high-carb, mostly raw diet. This means I eat mostly fruit, vegetables and rice (in that order). I do not restrict calories. I eat vegan for the planet, the animals and my own health. I eat high-carb because our bodies have evolved to run on mainly glucose. I eat mostly raw because raw foods are very hydrating and keep me feelin' fresh. Now before you start disagreeing with me, here's my simple logic:

1) The best diet is the one that makes you the healthiest and happiest.
2) A vegan, high-carb, mostly raw diet makes me the healthiest and happiest.
3) Therefore, the best diet for me is a vegan, high-carb, mostly raw diet.

So that's what I eat. Use this logic on yourself and see what you come up with! My motto is "do what works for you". You are what you eat. More specifically, you are what you absorb. So what I eat is critically important to me. After all, it's going to become me, and I'm going to become it! I do not want to become a McDonald's hamburger. I do, however, want to become fresh blueberries, kale, apples and rainbow chard!

The rules I live by with my diet are simple and applicable to everyone, because they depend on the individual. This is a very important part of your diet, as no body is alike; thus no diet should be. For instance, you may not function optimally on all raw foods, or even all vegan foods. I do! It works for me. These guidelines are wise for everyone to follow. Note the word "guidelines", I don't view them as strict rules that I need to obey to feel good about myself. Life is meant to be enjoyed, not felt guilty about! 

I eat what I WANT. 
When I think about it and take into account everything I know about nutrition and health; all I really WANT to eat is mostly raw and some cooked plants. Sometimes I want some lightly cooked veggies to enjoy with my family, or go to out for Thai food with friends, so I do. I don't like calling myself a raw vegan, fruititarian or anything else because it makes me feel restricted, as if I'm not allowed to eat certain foods. People often ask if I am "allowed" to eat something, or if I "can"...

I can eat anything I want! I just don't want to eat hydrogenated oils or ground up dead animals.
Eat what you REALLY WANT. Just make sure you know what that actually is. 

I eat to be HEALTHY, and therefore happy. 
Not to lose weight, conform to a fad, or because I am depressed and need comfort. As Hippocrates wisely stated: "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." The reason we eat should be to keep us healthy - which makes us strong, beautiful, happy and confident. This doesn't mean you can't enjoy your food just because it's healthy, in fact, it makes it more enjoyable. Just look at some of the recipes on this blog and other whole foods blogs!

I eat a PLANT-BASED, WHOLE FOODS diet. 
These are the life-giving foods our bodies really want, and utilize optimally. They provide us with nutrients, minerals, vitamins, protein, fat, and carbohydrate (calories) that allow us to thrive. With a whole food diet you can be your best. As I've progressed through my journey on a vegan and predominantly raw diet, I am realizing that this idea is the most important. A diet rich in whole foods is the ideal diet for every body. If you could only take away one of these guidelines, I would say take this one.

I eat when I'm hungry, and stop when I'm satisfied.
This means I eat whenever I want, and I eat however much I want. Since I am eating foods that my body loves, it's pretty hard to feel uncomfortably stuffed because my digestive system knows what to do with what I am feeding it. My smoothies regularly consist of at least 7 or more bananas. My dinners often include over 4 potatoes and 2 cups of rice. Keep it carbed! Keep it whole foods! 

I drink water throughout the day.
Our bodies are 70% water, so we should replenish that water whenever we can, allowing it to wash out the toxins in our bodies and our cells hydrated. I filter my water with charcoal. 

That's about it! With these guidelines, my diet ends up being a diet of whole plant foods, a lot of them raw, and with a high-carb focus. Your diet will surely be different, maybe by a lot or just slightly; the important thing is that it works best for you.



130 comments:

healthnutnutrition said...

I totally agree with your style of eating! I don't count calories and I eat when and what I want as long as it's healthy and clean. If you listen to your body you will know what your body is actually craving and when it is full :)

http://healthnutnutrition.wordpress.com/

Emily von Euw said...

Wicked awesome. I just took a peek at your website and am loving it :)

A Foodie said...

Very well put! I appreciate your conviction and attitude while not condemning someone for their different lifestyle. We should all take responsibility for how we treat our bodies and I am encouraged by your blog to take better care of myself. By the way, your raw "ice cream" layer cake looks beautifully delicious! I can't wait to make it. Thanks for sharing.

Doug and Katy said...

This is people-friendly as well as animal-friendly!

Emily von Euw said...

Thanks, guys! x

pilatesevolutionnow.com said...

Just discovered and LOVE your blog! I am currently adopting a raw diet :-)

Erickaheart said...

wow ! very interesting , you are a true inspration!!

Emily von Euw said...

Thank you! Congrats, an excellent choice :)

Emily von Euw said...

Thank you SO much :D

vanessa said...

Hello, fellow Vancouverite! I recently discovered your blog, and promptly fell in love :) Gorgeous photos, REAL food, and fun reading...thanks for sharing! Check out my blog if you are so inclined: www.getrealnutrition.wordpress.com

Emily von Euw said...

Hey! Great to greet a local :D
Thanks so much. I'm gonna check yours out now. xox

Denise said...

Amazing rules to live by - so young and so wise.

Emily von Euw said...

Thanks so much, Denise <3

MyCoCreations said...

Thanks for sharing, I too live by the some of the same ideals. I do still eat meat, well chicken once in a while and it has to be hormone free and as natural as possible. I am at a point in my life where my body knows what it wants and I am seeking different ways to prepare and eat the foods I grow and buy.

If you'd like to check out my creations please feel free.

www.MyCoCreations.com
blog.MyCoCreations.com

~OneLoVe

Viva Burrito said...

Your blog is awe-inspiring. I have found many new things. Your way of staging is also fascinating. You have elected very incredible topic. I appreciated it.

Emily von Euw said...

Thanks very much for sharing =) I'll check you out!

Emily von Euw said...

=D Thanks a bundle!

Peng Peng said...

for just being a youngin' at 19 yrs old, you are quite enlightened! hugs to you and this fabulous vegan/raw living!

Anonymous said...

water does not dilute "digestive juices" - they are acidic in nature, it does not change its ability to break down your food products. also note that calories come from fat and protein, not just carbs (for those would there who are worried about calories). I would suggest trying to stay away from "informing" people. Overall, awesome meal ideas, wish they were also wallet friendly.

Emily von Euw said...

Aw thanks so much :) x

Emily von Euw said...

Thanks!

jane219 said...

i am really trying to eat a more raw food diet , and i love it,though i am finding it difficult to adapt as i work shifts and get very tired. what do you suggest? i have a green smoothie in the morning, salad for lunch, but it is when i come home tired late at night, i tend then to have a warm meal which my husband may have made. i find this does get boring at times. any quick ideas?? love the recipes, will be trying them on my well earned days off.

Shelly Schaffer said...

I am in love with your blog! I recently started eating a whole foods, vegan diet, and have a very similar take on food as you. Going vegan was hard enough, not sure if I could do raw as well...but as I will definitely be incorporating more raw meals into my week thanks to all your amazing looking recipes! I am documenting my new vegan journey at iamgoingvegan.com

Check it out,I would love to get feed back from you!

Emily von Euw said...

thanks! well I love just chopping veggies up and having a sauce pre-made. An example: avocado, bell pepper, mushrooms, olives, sweet potato (baked), chives + garlic with a lemon tahini sauce. YUM! It takes minutes and is always delicious AND different :)

Emily von Euw said...

Hey, Shelly! I am SO excited for you, congrats, girl :) I love your blog because I can tell your passionate about and and ready for this journey. That mac and cheese looks legit!

xox, em

Edward said...

Not to be condescending, but you are wise beyond your years...

Emily von Euw said...

Oh wow thank you so much, Ed! xox

Edward said...

Thank you! Seriously, you've presented sensible, thoughtful guidelines that some us still aspire to after decades! And your love of life and loving kindness toward all beings shine through in your posts... not mention that they're fun and delicious too! I work with a young man about your age who prepares similar food which he shares with us... I like to think this is the wave of the future, which will allow us to have a future! Best, Ed

triodia said...

Honestly I never felt very excited about the idea of becoming vegan or even only vegetarian. So far I love milk, fish and poultry. But the food here looks so great that I am considering eating more and more of these things and less and less milk and meat. I am not sure whether this will work for me and whether I will ever become vegetarian or even vegan one day. But I guess if I ever stop eating those things it will be only if I replaced them with healthier, tastier things like the recipes here.

Emily von Euw said...

WOOO!! That means everything to me! Thanks a ton. And don't worry about becoming 100% vegan or vegetarian. Simply eat more fruits and veggies and see what changes happen =) It's a journey - and it can be as delicious and easy as you choose.

Cheers,
Em

thetruthismyidentity said...

Such an inspiring read, particularly for me or anyone who is on their journey of being aware of what they are putting into their body... its a long journey! I have no idea where I'm going but its bloggs and sharings like yours that help me through this, regain some clarity through the fog!

quincy Leah said...

Hey I love your blog so much! I've been vegan for a while but I recently started incorporating more raw foods into my diet.
I've come to discover that it helps take away a lot of the fear/anxiety I feel around food (due to an eating disorder). I'm slowly continuing to listen to my body and discover "true health".
You are such an inspiration and all your pictures are beautiful!
-Quincy
http:shugurcan.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

I love this! So many people are threatened (for whatever reasons) when they hear my family is vegan. There is also such a focus on what we "don't" or "can't" eat, but you said it so well....I eat what I WANT to eat and what I want to eat is vegan food. I've been leaning more toward raw foods since starting to juice. I'm starting a 24 day juice fast today (May 1st), and I'm looking forward to a transformation in not only my taste buds but in my nutrition. I suspect I'll be coming to your website for more quick and easy (and kid friendly) raw recipes by the end of May. :o)

Emily von Euw said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I really love to hear that. Congratulations =)

Emily von Euw said...

Aw thanks a ton! I'm gonna check out your blog now =)

Emily von Euw said...

Wow that's AWESOME - I've never done one that long, congrats big time! Thank you =) xo

samera rani said...

Hi, i love this!

Do you have a green smoothie everyday? and have it for breakfast?

Emily von Euw said...

Yeah pretty much everyday, I have it in the morning right after my workout =)

Holly said...

Hi,

I was just wondering if you eat any grains, wheat etc. Also would you consider doing a blog post about a day of your eating? I would be interested in seeing how a vegan raw diet is well balanced. I really love your page it’s a true inspiration!

Holly – New Zealand

Emily von Euw said...

I sometimes use oats in my raw dessert recipes, and often have cooked whole grain brown rice with dinner. :) I tend not to eat loads of wheat though. That's a great idea! Thank you!!

xo

Unknown said...

Love this approach, it's what I've adopted for myself as well - eat what makes me feel good, happy, and satisfied. Eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm not. I was vegan for a while but I found that strict vegan wasn't suiting me at the time, and now I'm about 90% vegan with a bit of eggs and fish when I feel like it, it's definitely a balance, and always always whole foods and loads of plants. Listening to our bodies is the ultimate way of knowing how, what, and when we should be eating. There is no one diet that is right for everyone all the time! Thank you for sharing your love of gorgeous, wholesome foods with us!

Giorgia said...

Hi Emily, I 've started to follow you recently from Italy, because I'm really trying to change my foodstyle with better choices, but here it's so difficult... I'll keep following you and doing my best!

Anonymous said...

which sweetener do you recommend for your recipes? such as agave, maple, stevia or coconut nectar? i am starting a raw foods diet and i am confused in which one is healthy? so i am wondering which one you use emily. so much controversies i hear about this lifestyle. what are your thoughts on agave?

thanks :)

Emily von Euw said...

Hey! I think dates or date paste is best because it's 100% raw and a whole food. Maple syrup or coconut nectar are in second because they only have to go through a little processing and are still 100% vegan. Honey is nutritious and raw but it's not vegan. Agave is sort of like most other sweeteners - it's pretty concentrated, but still better than say, white sugar.

Aimee Freeman said...

Hey Emily! I have to tell you that I LOVE your website & is quickly becoming my "go to" place for recipes. In the last month I have completed a juice fast which then led me to a more plant based, whole foods diet as well. I have even enrolled in nutrition school.

Your Banana Date Nut Shake is rawmazing & I posted it on my blog already with links to your page as well. Of course. Tomorrow I am making an energy bar that stemmed from an idea from your Super Food Energy Bars with Cacao.

Please keep posting & feeding me. :)

Megan McDonnell said...

Hey There,
I stumbled accross your blog by pure accident and I have been looking at it non stop for 2 days now. I'm trying to get fit and be more healthy but I found myself failing and starting again alot. Get knocked down 7 times stand up 8 right?
Anyway I absolutley love all of your recipies and really want to try them all. I am also interested in starting my journey to being vegeterian but I'm a little worried about how I will go without fish and chicken. I could quite happly go without steak and sausages and mince, but i do really love chicken and fish. Sorry for the long comment but i just have a few questions :) Do you buy your products online or at the food store? What would you say the key things to grow when starting your own little garden? And how did you get so smart? (: You're parents must be proud (:
Also have you thought of a FAQ tab? Just a thought. If you get alot of the same questions. (sorry if I have) lol

Thank you muchly (:

Megan McDonnell said...

Hi Aimee, sorry for jumping in your post but what is your blog? Would love to hav a look (: Thanks

Emily von Euw said...

Hey, Megan

I think once you learn how to live with a veggie diet and get into it, you'll prefer using vegetables and other vegan foods instead of fish and chicken! I think you should watch the documentary called Earthlings. Then watch Forks Over Knives. :) I grow some food in my familys garden, get some at the farmers market, and also get some at food stores. I don't have FAQ tab but I should make one ><

Megan McDonnell said...

Thank you (: will have a watch of those tonight.
What are the main things you grow in your garden. I'm wanting to start my own too (:

Emily von Euw said...

Where do you live? It will depend on that. But we grow mostly greens like kale, swiss chard, collards, bok choy, lettuce, herbs, etc. We also have garlic, onions, beets, carrots, radishes and berries.

Megan McDonnell said...

Australia, Queensland. That's the sort of stuff I wanted to give a go aswell.

Tara @ applesandginger.com said...

Wow! So smart for being so young! Your parents must be proud! I just have one question-What do you do for your Vit D in the winter? Do you supplement? Ok another question-have you had your iron or b12 levels checked since being a vegan? I am moving towards a vegan diet and these are some of my concerns.

Emily von Euw said...

Hey - thanks so much! Since I live in BC, where we get rain and clouds most of the year, I take Vitamin D and B12 supplements regularly. Right now it's super sunny everyday though so I don't worry about taking Vit D. :) I haven't gotten my levels... but I should ><

Kimberley said...

Hiya! I am gluten free (by choice, not because of intolerance - I don't want that horrible processed white flour in my body!), (almost) grain free and am ready to start going dairy free in earnest too. I do eat meat and fish but sparingly, and I always choose local free range or wild caught game. I believe that an unhealthy, unhappy animal will not make me healthy or happy so when I can't get it, I fill my body with lovely fruit, veggies, nuts and seeds :-)
I discovered your blog today (looking for nut cheese recipes) and it - and your outlook on food - is beautiful. I'm frequently asked the same sorts of questions; "Can you eat bread? Can you eat cake? Are you allowed to eat this or that?" and my answer is always so similar I laughed out loud "Yes, I can eat it... I just don't want to! Humans aren't designed to eat that sort of stuff so I'd really rather not!"
The hunter-gatherer existed for millennia before we started grinding flour from wheat and drinking another species lactation (ew!) and flourished so it's no surprise really that so many people are now suffering from diabetes and obesity. It's ridiculous and completely avoidable and it makes me so angry when I read "official" nutritional guidelines. The government is making people MORE SICK with the advice they give them to make them better!!!!! Argh!
Anyway... Keep up the brill work educating the world that little bit with your blog. You are an inspiration and you've got one more dedicated reader. Much love xxxx

Emily von Euw said...

Oh thanks so much! Lovely to read your thoughts and how similarly we think ;)

much love, em

Anonymous said...

Always that one person that throws the negative out there huh?... i dont understand it... Emily, you have such a great attitude even when knocked a bit by petty posts such as this one. I wouldnt be able to be so gracious as to reply with a simple "Thanks!". You go girl and never let go of your patience/kindness/meekness that so many of us lack... obviously

Emily von Euw said...

Hahaha thank you for noticing :) I very much appreciate your love! xoxo, em

Rachael :) . said...

Ditto. I can't believe you're only 19, you go girl!! You are a beautiful, talented young lady and I believe you have BIG things ahead :) There will always be negative 'talkers', as I'm sure you're aware. Always keep your chin up and know that you are very much appreciated by the rest of us! You have a great attitude and a gorgeous personality, and clearly LOVE what you do! Wishing you all the success in the world sweetheart.
Bucket-loads of love :) xx

Mianne said...

Hi. Just had to write a quick hello after finding your blog today. Absolutely love it!

I'm always on the lookout for great new [healthy] food ideas and will look forward to your cookbook coming out.

I changed my diet in my early 20's (after reading Fit For Life) and I have never looked back. I cut dairy out and went vegetarian. In the beginning it was pretty much vegan, but it has changed a little since then. Because of constant travel, I've had to be very flexible with my diet, but my main motto is always as much raw food as possible and as little processed food as possible. Have always maintained a vegetarian diet though.

What I wanted to add was that you have made a great choice for your body. I am glad I changed my diet all those years ago and I've never been healthier. Regular headaches stopped and I also haven't had colds or flu ever since (over 20 years ago now). My philosophy is very similar to yours, in that I eat to provide nutrition for my body and to keep a strong and healthy immune system so my body can function as it should.

Great that there are people that can share food and recipe ideas like you do.

Great job :)

Mianne

Emily von Euw said...

Hey, Mianne

Thanks so much :) I also read Fit For Life right before I went vegan! Love that we could connect.

x

Anonymous said...

I recently stopped being "vegan" because I realized the pressure that had grown in my head about what I "should" or "should not" eat and I had forgotten about the healthy diet I have always loved. Plus, sometimes vegan people were commenting too much on rules that I did not want to follow (but felt I should). Food was becoming a giant weight rather than nutrition and enjoyment. Soon after I made this decision to eat what I wanted, I felt much better, started eating lots of great foods and I didn't want to go out anymore. Before I felt like I shouldn't eat pizza but then I would "break out" and "let loose" and go have some. Once I allowed myself to eat anything I wanted, I felt like I couldn't stand pizza. When I stopped pressuring myself to eat kale more regularly, I just started craving kale again! Then I read this and was excited to see someone talking about this very thing in more depth.

Emily von Euw said...

That is so great to hear and I'm really happy you're better off where you're at now! Thank you for sharing.

x

Tina H said...

As a "BIG GIRL" who works out sparingly but still eats unhealthy most of the time. I decided to finally take control of my life before things get too out of hand. Your concept of eating is just so easy and makes so much sense. I just found your blog looking up vegan recipes. I'm tired of always starting eat healthier then give up after a week...You make things seem so simple in which it really is, I thank you and look forward to sharing my progress.

Emily von Euw said...

YES! You got it. It was a eureka moment when I realized I just really didn't WANT to eat unhealthy foods. When you get connected to your food and how it makes you feel, it becomes a beautiful and loving relationship. eat what's good! xx

Emily von Euw said...

Oh and P.S. don't you dare worry about your weight OR what other people think of it :) Healthiness = loving YOURSELF, being confident in your beauty, and feeling great because you treat yourself right. Healthiness IS NOT a number or a photo shopped model. Eff that!

Marjorie Lacovic said...

Great blog. Good for you for living your ideals. I agree with what you say. I am vegetarian, not strictly vegan or raw but I love anything like that. I also practice yoga and meditation and find they help me get in touch with my inner self. Keep on being so positive. Thanks for sharing of yourself and your recipes.

Anonymous said...

Is your diet Gluten Free as well?

Emily von Euw said...

Yep!

Anonymous said...

What springform pan do you use?

Emily von Euw said...

I have a few different ones. Normally I use a regular 9 inch, sometimes I use an adjustable pan, and sometimes I use a 4 inch spring form. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello, friend. I switched to a vegan diet about 3 months ago, have a multitude of serious medical conditions that left me in a wheelchair, and a basketfull of prescription meds and insulin doses in excess of 150 units per day, I had gained 100 pounds in one year on this regiment, spent thousands on doctors who just prescribed more drugs, and finally found Dr. McDougall and his protocal and fortunate to find an internist who is a advocate of veganism and just met with her. We are a team. I have lost 40 pounds hope to be off insulin and the other drugs and hope to regain my health and be that strong person I used to be...plant strong, i find you site and so many others very inspiring and especially your foods, keeps the eating plan more interesting and flavorful...we can really enjoy a vegan eating plan by experimenting and keeping it colorful. Thanks so much for your insight. Kathleen

plantbasedmunchies said...

Brilliant! This is so great to read and I might just steal it (and link back to you) on my blog ;) www.plantbasedmunchies.wordpress.com

Thanks so much, love your powerful and positive attitude, free from both apologetics and judgment! <3

Johanna said...

I really love your site, thanks.

Cracking The Oyster said...

Hi Emily, Just came across your blog and really loving it!

Sheryl said...

I absolutely love this advice! I see you have a new book coming out! It is mine!

I hope you published some of this wonderful new advice in your book. It is almost identical to the advice I'm following from Paul McKenna's I Can Make You Thin book and journal. It works! Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

P.S. Except he says to "eat absolutely anything." I totally agree with you about keeping it plant-based. Nothing has improved my health as a vegan diet.

thespicejars said...

Hey Emily, I just discovered your blog yesterday and haven't stopped drooling since! I'm a vegetarian that's been toying with the idea of going fully vegan for awhile, and your blog is providing some much-needed inspiration. (Especially the nut cheeses. I am one of those annoying folks who say "I'd go vegan except I'd miss cheese too much," so knowing there are some extremely tasty-looking alternatives is reassuring! :P)

I also love your balanced approach to eating in general -- actually, when I first started researching vegan and/or raw diets a few years back, some of the biggest turn-offs for me at the time were what I perceived to be 1) impracticality, 2) cost, and 3) the judgmental all-or-nothing tone of a lot of the blogs that were out back then. The fact that you make so many gorgeous dishes with simple, easy-to-find-or-make ingredients, in a way that doesn't look much more expensive than what I already do, and with such largeheartedness and humor, is really fantastic. You rock. (I also appreciate your appreciation for dessert!)

So, just one question for you. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and unfortunately it's also the least vegan-friendly in my view (even a veggie one is full of eggs and dairy!). I make weekly brunch for my friends, and would love some "fancier" breakfast recipes -- or at least some ideas on what to eat when I'm not feeling like having a smoothie. :)

Thanks for all you do!

Emily von Euw said...

Hi, thank you :D

Okay for breakfast ideas i am going to direct you to my "resources" page: http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/p/resources.html

Because to be honest I don't have any great breakfast recipes besides juice. But all of the blogs in my resources page have excellent ideas! You won't be disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Totally down with you, I see people eating 18 bananas a day, and that just does not seen balanced (neither does processed foods) I love your idea of whole, REAL food!

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis said...

It's almost a couple of years now after I quit eating meat and focus on eating veggies and fruits and it really helps me a lot in reversing my diabetes.

NikolettaA said...

Very happy to have found your website!

Ng said...

I for one, am absolutely stoked to have come across your website after searching for raw vegan sushi! I 100% agree with every word you have to say on this page. Also, I LOVE your website, not only is it very user friendly, but beautiful, with all the amazing photography. Hope you succeed in whichever path you aspire to :)

Anette said...

So happy I came across this blog! I am just starting to eat healthier, somewhat out of must as I have been diagnosed with lactose intolerance. There are no words to describe my joy of finding new, raw flavours and rediscovering food with new recipes. I will be a frequent guest here, beautiful blog!

Heather Kaye said...

Em, this is amazing!! Such wise words and what a beautiful and holistic life style you must lead! I just stumbled across you blog looking for vegan hair product recipes.. and I am so glad that I did!! I will definitely be trying out a lot of your recipes :)

Christina said...

Hey Emily! I've been a vegetarian for two years now.. and recently dipped into the idea of raw food/vegan more seriously. Your blog has really driven me and inspired me and I want to thank you! I love your view on "I eat what I want".. I never actually gave it any thought to how much i was really restricting myself when people told me what I "couldn't" eat. Thats a great way to look at things, we choose what we want to it. We are never restricted! Im looking forward to exploring your blog and trying these recipes at home! Love & Blessings! Christina

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Anonymous said...

Holy crap, you are amazing. I can't believe the recipes you come up with. I am a vegan who was considering going raw, and you just sold me on it. Thank you!!

Lady J said...

Hello there! I've been eating gluten-free for 2 years and now I am trying raw. I could use some guidance. Can you please tell me how to feel full on a raw diet? Can you offer an example of a day in the life? What can I eat in a typical day? How can I maintain a physically active lifestyle while on a raw food diet? Lastly, how can I avoid going broke? Thank you, kindly!

Emily von Euw said...

Well first of all, don't stress about eating 100% raw, I feel best when I include cooked foods like steamed veggies and whole grains in my diet; I suggest you try that out and see how you feel. Just do what makes you FEEL best, don't worry about adhering to specific labels.

About feeling full, make recipes like my newest one (raw sandwiches) as well as huge smoothies.

Melanie said...

Love this! Very well said! No need to stress about what and how we eat as long as we educate ourselves about what we're ingesting! Choices then become a lot clearer! Love your blog <3 thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations with us! We are blessed! xoxo

Marika Suzuki said...

Hi! Im newly vegan for health reasons and animals because I love them :). But I do hope to lose a little weight while being vegan I don't know if I have to eat specific foods or whatever I feel like as long as it vegetables or fruit? I love fruit but I heard it converts to fat is that true, if so that would mean I would have to eat less fruit as a vegan to lose a little weight?

Jane Chapman said...

I LOVE your page Emily you are simply amazing! :) xoxoxo Janey JA Jane

Anna Pollard said...

Wow. Em, love from Australia. Love your page, your site, your attitude... Thank you so much for sharing.. I'm going to print this out and stick it in my journal for inspiration and a reminder as to WHY not to eat that McDonald's burger.

Emily von Euw said...

Ah stahp youre gonna make me cry <3 Thank you!

Elizabeth Christy said...

Been vegan for a year now. Any suggestions to aide in the horrible bloating ....mainly occurs after eating fermented cabbage, which acts as a probiotic

Lauren said...

Love your blog! I have the same food philosophies! :)

Krista said...

Hello from Australia!
What a fantastic blog. Your food looks so beautiful and more professionally presented and photographed than any cookbook I've ever read. You have an amazing talent. I am going to order your book for myself and my sister in Montreal.

Cambria Dotterer said...

Hola from Baja Sur (Todos Santos)!
you are the main inspiration for my raw food appetite and I really love your recipes. Your website is very well done too! When I first started eating vegan and then moved to raw (many things but not all) I chose to just have a common denominator in my eating to be health which was to eat whole non processed food. So glad you put into words on your blog. keep the good info and recipes coming! Saludos! Cambria

Anonymous said...

I really hope you continue on with this blog... true inspiration and AMAZING recipes... Thanks Emily

lauren said...

Your blog is truly amazing! I just bought your book and made the s'mores cupcakes today. SO DELICIOUS. And I love and agree with your style of eating. This is beautiful :)

Michelle Courtney DeFiore said...
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Sarah said...

Your logic needs to be known to the world. THERE IS NO PERFECT DIET FOR EVERYONE PEOPLE.

Carolyne James said...

Hi Em,

Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. I was googling Key Lime pie and came across yours, which sounds so delish and exactly what I'm looking for...may need to substitute the hemp seed for raw cashews though. I want to make good use of our beautiful limes from the garden. They're in season at the moment in Australia.
I read your bio, you have great energy and such enthusiasm for raw food. Keep Smiling gorgeous girl. Bless! Caro

Michelle Courtney DeFiore said...

If it's awesome, I think I should be doing the same thing. It's not too hard actually because I plan to start with the help of RawFoodandYou. I only found it and read about its contents.

Millie said...

Just found your blog and absolutely love it - your photography is absolutely gorgeous - my mouth is watering haha

Alison Wonder-land said...

you're fab :)

maina khan said...

totally agree with your style of eating! I don't count calories and I eat when and what I want as long as it's healthy and clean. If you listen to your body you will know what your body is actually craving and when it is full :) debt relief

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Anonymous said...

I googled "vegan raw food meal plan" and this is all I got. :-(

Great philosophies though.

Kristi Tavares said...

Emily,
thank you so much for your blog!
today is my first day here and I'm super excited. Thank you so much and please feel free to visit me in NYC :)

Hugs

Kristi

Charlotte Skelton said...

Hi Em, I was just wondering, when you make meals such as pizza or pasta etc, do you eat it cold or warm it up slightly? I love your blog, thanks!!!!!

Emily von Euw said...

@Charlotte Skelton - I like to warm it up sometimes, but eating it cold is good too!

Margaret McGee said...

I like this article except for one thing! There is no need to avoid drinking water during meals. The water you drink would not dilute the digestive juices, because that's just not how acidity or pH works. To dilute the stomach acid to the point of harm would take about 5 liters of water.

Source: I'm a Chemistry minor.

Catherine D'Arcy said...

What an intelligent, practical and realistic approach to food. If everyone (myself included) took that attitude, and listened to their bodies, ate what REALLY made them feel great, ate when they were hungry and stopped when they were satisfied (not full)& didn't feel guilty about or judge others for their own choices, we would be a happier and healthier world. Good for you Emily and thank you for some amazing inspiration and recipes.

Annikatze said...

Your Blog is great. It helps me to stay away from trashy food and stick to my vegan diet, which I love. I find so much inspiration here! Thank you!
Greetings from Berlin, Germany!

Dermology.us said...

This is something interesting :) Usually I didn't like veggies at all but your article forced me to try it out at least once thanks!

alyce said...

this is really inspiring! although I really can't live without my meats, my diet is particularly plant-based~

but i love your concept about not letting words like "frutarian etc" restrict you what to eat :) It's a choice not a label :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah right - can't life with my meat. Really disgusting comment (Around 9-10 million cows are killed every year in Australia alone, so that their dead bodies can become "beef" for human consumption).
However, Em have you read Dr Caldwell Esselstyn's opinion on smoothies? He's a high carb, whole foods, plant-based advocate - but also no oils and says we should not liquify our fruit & veg. He's worth investigating.

Anonymous said...

I am freakin glad I came across your blog! Thank you so much for sharing!!! Cannot wait to try your recipes!!!

Marta said...

so you are basically eating raw till four. good for you. the banana milk drinks are amazing aren't they? love your blog.

Michele Katherine said...

Hi emily :)

Love your take on life and food. Im currently veggie but always looking at ways to make my life healthier. Currently thinking about cutting out alcohol completely. What is your take on alcohol on a raw vegan lifestyle? ?

Love from the UK!

Michele

Summeryume said...

Hi Emily!

MY bf and I eat vegan/gluten free and I always always come to your site for inspiration. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful ideas and photos!

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LITMK said...

"I can eat anything I want, I just choose not to eat meat and all that other stuff." That's exactly what I tell people too. Nice blog.

Anonymous said...

Wow !! Yea I try to lose some weight too but my weight has been stablished for four years now so I have to eat more veggies fruits n drink water!!

Eric said...

Can we just get married? I love you, and I know if we're together I'll always eat healthy delicious food. I'm in Los Angeles.

Anonymous said...

I will be totally honest, I was quite annoyed that these raw food blogs never have the nutritional information, aka, the amount of calories in one serving. After reading this I completely understand and praise you on not doing this! Thank you for helping me to understand how to treat my body and be happy with what foods I am consuming regardless on the calories! As long as I know that what I am feeding my body is nourishing, I shouldn't worry about those things. Thank you!!

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