For good or for ill — mostly for ill — I cannot make the switch to the Raw Food diet, currently (and justifiably) in vogue among the health-conscious. However, inspired by these healthy types (Abby of 5th Joy, Taylor Wells via Food for Thought, the latest issue of Whole Living), I have been eating one or two meals a day composed of food in a raw state. Manipulated of course, but still raw. This is easy to accomplish during a New England summer. The combination of fresh produce and sunny, warm days makes the idea of turning on the stove less than appealing — but just so’s you know, I have no plans to continue this raw-ness beyond September, when roasted vegetables and warm apple pie come into play.
In the meantime, doing as little as possible to the food in my life has had an unexpected benefit: color. It turns out that uncooked food offers much inspiration in the way of saturated, vibrant color. I stare at my plate — or glass — and find myself thinking of the possibilities…(brown walls or green walls with my zebra skin? hmmm….)