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Meat Free Day Petitions


Meat Free Day Petitions

In recent days a number of campaigns have sprung up aimed at persuading governments around the world to declare every Monday a meat free day in an effort to tackle climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Not only is meat production hugely carbon intensive but it is also responsible for 70% of the deforestation occuring in the Amazon rainforests, as trees are felled so that crops can be grown to feed livestock. Promotion of a vegetarian diet is not only good for the planet but is also good for your health and of course the animals will be a lot happier too!

So please take the time to fill out each of the meat free Monday petitions. Simply click on one of the countries below and fill out the form. Together we can do it!

Taiwan

USA

Australia

Canada

United Kingdom

Indonesia

For more information and updates on the meat free Monday global movement, you may visit the following sites:

Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=109725730676&ref=ts

USA:
http://www.myspace.com/leronr

United Kingdom:
http://www.green2cool.org/page/petitions-1

Australia:
http://www.compassionforanimalsday.com/meatfreemonday.html

Canada:
http://www.MeatlessMonday.ca

Please come back, there will be more petitions to come!

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Meat Free Friday – Jumat Tanpa Daging Indonesia


For a complete listing of Meat Free Day from other countries, please visit :

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=109725730676&ref=ts

http://www.green2cool.org/page/petitions-1

Below is the listing petition for Meat Free Friday in Indonesia

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/meat-free-friday-in-indonesia.html

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Published by Concerned_Citizen on Jul 20, 2009 Category: Environment Region: Indonesia Target: People’s Representative Council, President of Republic of Indonesia & Ministries Web site: http://www.vegansocietyindonesia.org Background (Preamble): Teks Bahasa Indonesia ada di bawah :

English :

Indonesia trails only the United States and China in greenhouse gas emissions! A study released by the World Bank and the British government -http://www.worldbank.org/indonesia – shows that Indonesia’s high ranking is primarily due to its high deforestation rate — about 85 percent (2,563 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent [MtCO2e]) of its emissions (3,014 MtCO2e) result from fires and forest clearing. Emissions from energy, agriculture and waste amount to only 451 MtCO2e – http://news.mongabay.com/2007/0326-indonesia.html.

Indonesia is home to one of the most rich and biological diverse environment on the planet. It has the world’s highest marine diversity and second largest area of forest after the Amazon Basin. However, due to the impact that meat is having on the environment, not only is our nation in peril but our precious plant is also experiencing the effects of animal agriculture too. Thus it is critical that we reduce our consumption of this carbon intensive product as an effective solution to the climate change crisis. This petition calls for the government of Indonesia to take immediate action by adopting “Meat Free Friday” for every Friday, which is also a holy Moslem day and promote the many health and environmental benefits of the pure vegetarian (vegan) lifestyle to the general public.

ENDING WORLD HUNGER
If you want to stop 1 billion people from going hungry at night each day; If you want to stop the needless deaths taking place every 5 seconds due to starvation then a vegan lifestyle is the solution to solve these dyer diet driven situations due to the inefficient use of resources directed towards animal agriculture. Grain currently fed to livestock is enough to feed 2 billion people. According to a recent report by Compassion in World Farming, “crops that could be used to feed the hungry are instead being used to fatten animals raised for food.” It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of edible animal flesh.

We call on everyone’s support in helping to urge the government of Indonesia and its citizens to adopt and promote a “Meat Free Friday”.

So please sign this petition and forward it to you friends and family.

Indonesian Language:
Indonesia hanya mengekor Amerika dan China dalam emisi gas rumahkaca! Suatu kajian yang diterbitkan oleh World Bank dan pemerintah Inggris – http://www.worldbank.org/indonesia – menunjukkan bahwa tingginya ranking Indonesia terutama disebabkan tingkat pembabatan hutan yang tinggi, sekitar 85 persen (2.563 juta ton ekuivalen karbon dioksida [MtCO2e]) dari total emisi (3.014 MtCO2e) hasil dari kebakaran dan pembabatan hutan. Jumlah emisi dari energi, pertanian dan sampah hanya 451 MtCO2e – http://news.mongabay.com/2007/0326-indonesia.html.

Indonesia merupakan salah satu negara yang lingkungannya paling kaya akan keanekaragaman hayati di Bumi ini. Keanekaragaman laut Indonesia adalah yang tertinggi di dunia dan merupakan hutan kawasan terbesar kedua setelah Hutan Amazon. Namun demikian, karena dampak dari daging terhadap lingkungan, bukan hanya negara kita berada di ambang bahaya tapi lahan kita yang tak ternilai juga mengalami dampak dari peternakan hewan. Sehingga penting bagi kita untuk mengurangi pemakaian produk yang sarat karbon sebagai solusi efektif terhadap krisis perubahan iklim. Petisi ini meminta pemerintah Indonesia untuk segera mengambil tindakan dengan menerapkan “Jumat Tanpa Daging” untuk setiap hari Jumat, yang juga merupakan hari suci bagi umat Muslim menjalankan ibadah sholat Jumat, dan mempromosikan manfaat lingkungan dan kesehatan yang baik bagi masyarakat terhadap gaya hidup vegetarian murni (vegan).

MENGAKHIRI KELAPARAN DUNIA
Jika Anda ingin menghentikan 1 miliar orang dari kelaparan setiap harinya; jika Anda ingin menghentikan kematian sia-sia yang terjadi setiap 5 detik yang disebabkan kelaparan maka gaya hidup vegan merupakan solusi terhadap situasi kesengsaraan ini karena tidak efisiennya pemakaian sumber alam. Biji-bijian yang sekarang dipakai untuk pangan ternak sebenarnya cukup untuk konsumsi 2 miliar orang. Sesuai dengan laporan terbaru dari Compassion in World Farming, “Hasil panen dapat dipakai untuk konsumsi langsung manusia yang kelaparan tapi malah dipakai untuk menggemukkan hewan ternak yang kemudian dibunuh untuk makanan manusia.” Memerlukan 16 pounds biji-bijian untuk memproduksi 1 pound daging hewan.

Kami menghimbau setiap orang untuk memberikan dukungan dalam mendorong masyarakat dan pemerintah Indonesia untuk menerapkan dan mempromosikan “Jumat Tanpa Daging”.

Mari ikut tandatangani petisi ini dan teruskan kepada teman-teman dan keluarga Anda. Petition: Please scroll down for English translation!

Petisi ini meminta pemerintah Indonesia untuk mengambil tindakan segera dengan menerapkan “Jumat Tanpa Daging” dan mempromosikan manfaat lingkungan dan nilai-nilai kesehatan dari gaya hidup vegetarian murni (vegan) kepada masyarakat luas.

PERANAN PETERNAKAN DALAM PEMANASAN GLOBAL SANGAT BESAR

Sesuai laporan 2006 oleh Organisasi Pertanian dan Pangan dari Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa (FAO), yang berjudul “Lovestock’s Long Shadow” : Laporan FAO menemukan bahwa produksi peternakan menyebabkan 18 persen dari seluruh emisi gas rumahkaca, termasuk sembilan persen dari seluruh emisi karbon dioksida, 37 persen dari gas metana dan 65 persen nitrous oksida yang 296 kali lebih dahsyat dibandingkan CO2 sebagai gas penyebab pemanasan global. Menurut Dr. Kirk Smith, anggota dari Badan PBB – Panel Perubahan Iklim Antarpemerintah (IPCC) dan profesor dari University of California-Berkeley, metana adalah 100 kali lebih dahsyat daripada CO2 dalam waktu 5 tahun setelah diemisikan.

Para ilmuwan di seluruh dunia telah mengakui bahwa perubahan iklim berlangsung demikian cepatnya, kehidupan bermasyarakat manusia berada di ambang batas ancaman jika kita tidak melakukan sesuatu dalam rentang waktu sekian tahun ke depan yang dengan secara cukup berarti mampu membalikkan kecenderungan laju pemanasan global. Pada waktu yang bersamaan, para peneliti juga menyadari bahwa meskipun CO2 adalah gas yang paling mendominasi berdasarkan berat, meskipun jika kita bisa mencapai ekonomi nil karbon hari ini, Bumi akan tetap terus memanas hingga seratus tahun bahkan bisa mencapai seribu tahun.

Sebuah kajian dalam tahun 2008 menyimpulkan bahwa produksi sebanyak 2.2 pound daging sapi akan menyebabkan jumlah yang sama dalam emisi karbon dari rata-rata mobil Eropa yang melakukan perjalanan hingga 155 mil. Jumlah energi yang terpakai cukup untuk mennyalakan 100watt lampu listrik selama hampir 20 hari.

Penerima Nobel, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, kepala dari Badan PBB – Panel Perubahan Iklim Antarpemerintah (IPCC) menyatakan, “Harap kurangi makan daging, daging adalah komoditas yang paling sarat karbon….” “Tindakan satu-satunya yang seseorang dapat lakukan guna mengurangi emisi karbon adalah vegetarianisme.”

Dr.James Hansen – Ahli Iklim Terkenal NASA
“Ada banyak hal yang dapat dilakukan guna mengurangi emisi karbon, namun mengganti bola lampu dan banyak hal lainnya terlalu sedikit manfaatnya dibandingkan dengan mengubah diet Anda, karena jika Anda mengonsumsi ke dalam suatu mata rantai makanan yang lebih bawah selain hewan yang memproduksi banyak gas di rumahkaca, dan mempergunakan banyak energi dalam proses menggemukkan daging tersebut, maka Anda sesunguhnya dapat membuat kontribusi yang besar dengan mengubah diet Anda dibandingkan dengan berbagai tindakan lainnya. Jadi, itu hanya dalam persyaratan tindakan pribadi, mungkin itu adalah tindakan terbaik yang dapat Anda lakukan.”

Untuk alasan ini, jika kita ingin melindungi Bumi kita bagi generasi anak-anak kita berikutnya, kita perlu mengurangi sumber-sumber gas dan aerosol ini yang menyebabkan dampak paling besar dalam pemanasan global secara jangka pendek, sehingga memberikan kita waktu untuk mengembangkan teknologi pengurang CO2 yang bisa diperdayakan secara komersial.

MOHON PERTIMBANGKAN BEBERAPA RINGKASAN INI SEBAGAI REFERENSI ANDA DALAM PENGURANGAN DAGING DI DUNIA

Kota Ghent, Belgia telah menujukkan sifat kepemimpinannya dan mengakui pentingnya mempromosikan vegetarianisme sebagai solusi terhadap perubahan iklim dan mengurangi jejak emisi karbon dengan meminta warganya menjalani satu hari dalam seminggu tanpa daging. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8046970.stm

Negara dan institusi lain juga mengakui perlunya mempromosikan vegetarianisme murni (veganisme). Pelayanan Kesehatan Nasional Inggris (NHS) akan mengurangi daging dan produk-produk susu dari menu di rumah-rumah sakit di Inggris sebagai suatu upaya memotong biaya dan karbon. Ini merupakan satu bagian dari strategi rumah sakit NHS guna mengurangi emisi karbon melalui sistim operasional rumah sakit.

Mengikuti misi Senin Tanpa Daging oleh Paul McCartney di Inggris, restoran Israel juga ikut berpartisipasi dalam menjalani veggie untuk satu hari dalam seminggu. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/5621148/Paul-McCartneys-Meat-Free-Mon day-missio n.html

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3736884,00.html

Setiap kali Anda makan tanpa kandungan hewani, Anda menghemat 2.5 pound emisi gas rumahkaca, 25 kaki persegi lahan, dan 133 galon air. Jika Anda makan tiga kali sehari, itu akan berjumlah 2.737 pound gas rumahkaca, 26.280 kaki persegi lahan dan 145.635 galon air setahun, dan lebih banyak lagi.

Kami meminta dukungan setiap orang untuk menyampaikan keperluan ini kepada pemerintah Indonesia guna menerapkan dan mempromosikan “Jumat Tanpa Daging”.

Tandatangani dan Sebarkan – mohon sampaikan melalui email dan situs online dibawah “sign petition” link yang membolehkan Anda berbagi situs sosial dan salinan bahasa program untuk halaman web.

Beberapa petisi rekan-rekan kami dari seluruh dunia juga ada dan silahkan kunjungi situs ini untuk daftar selengkapnya dan bubuhkan tandatangan Anda di sana juga http://www.myspace.com/leronr

This petition calls for government of Indonesia to take immediate action by adopting “Meat Free Friday” and promoting the many health and environmental benefits of the pure vegetarian (vegan) lifestyle to the general public.

LIVESTOCK’S ROLE IN GLOBAL WARMING IS HUGE

According to a 2006 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations (FAO), entitled “Livestock’s Long Shadow”: The FAO report found that livestock production causes 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, including nine percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, 37 percent of methane and 65 percent of nitrous oxide which is 296 times more potent than CO2 as a global warming gas. According to Dr. Kirk Smith, a member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and professor at University of California-Berkeley, methane is 100 times more potent than CO2 within 5 years of being emitted.

Scientists across the globe have recognized that climate change is happening so fast, human civilization is under threat if we don’t do something within the next few years to significantly reverse the trend of global warming. At the same time, researchers have also realized that although CO2 is the most prevalent gas by weight, even if we were to achieve a zero carbon economy today, the earth will continue to warm hundreds if not thousands of years.

A study in 2008 concluded that the production of 2.2 lbs of beef would cause the same amount of carbon emissions as an average European car would traveling 155 miles. The amount of energy burnt was enough to light a 100watt bulb for almost 20 days.

Nobel Laureate, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has stated, “Please eat less meat; meat is a very carbon intensive commodity …” and “The single action that a person can take to reduce carbon emissions is vegetarianism.”

Dr. James Hansen – NASA’s top climatologist
“There are many things that people can do to reduce their carbon emissions, but changing your light bulb and many of the things are much less effective than changing your diet, because if you eat further down on the food chain rather than animals, which have produced many greenhouse gases, and used much energy in the process of growing that meat, you can actually make a bigger contribution in that way than just about anything. So, that, in terms of individual action, is perhaps the best thing you can do.”

For this reason, if we want to preserve the planet for our children’s generation, we need to reduce those gases and aerosols causing the greatest effect on global warming in the short term, thus giving us time to develop CO2 reduction technologies that can be commercially deployed.

PLEASE CONSIDER BELOW FOR YOUR REFERENCE ON MEAT REDUCTION AROUND THE GLOBE

Ghent, Belgium has shown leadership and recognized the importance of promoting vegetarianism as a solution to addressing climate change and reducing its carbon footprint by ask its citizens to go meatless one day a week.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8046970.stm

Other countries and institutions are also recognizing the need to promote pure vegetarianism (veganism). The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) will be cutting meat (and dairy) from the menus of hospitals across the UK in an effort to cut costs and carbon. Its one part of NHS hospitals strategy to reduce carbon emissions throughout the hospital system.

Following Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Monday mission in the UK, Israeli restaurants are also participating in going veggie for at least one day a week.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/5621148/Paul-McCartneys-Meat-Free-Mon day-missio n.html

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3736884,00.html

Every time you eat a meal free of animal products, you save 2.5 lbs. of greenhouse gas emissions, 24 square feet of land, and 133 gallons of water. If you eat three meals a day, that totals 2,737.5 lbs. of greenhouse gas, 26,280 square feet of land and 145,635 gallons of water per year, plus more.

We call on everyone’s support in expressing the need for the government of Indonesia to adopt and promote a “Meat free Friday”.

Sign & Spread – please share via email and online sites below the “sign petition” link you’ll see how to share on social sites and some code for webpages.

Also we have “sister” petitions from around the world please visit this site for a complete listing and lent your signature there too http://www.myspace.com/leronr Sign the petition

The Meat Free Friday in Indonesia petition to People’s Representative Council, President of Republic of Indonesia & Ministries was written by Concerned_Citizen and is hosted free of charge at GoPetition.

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The 30 Minute Vegan


A Brand New Must-Have Recipe Book:
The 30 Minute Vegan
by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray


So many vegan cookbooks, so little time. But as soon as I heard the title, The 30 Minute Vegan, I fell in love with it. As with any great page-turner, I settled into a comfy chair and read through it from cover to cover. Every recipe beckoned to me, and just reading through the ingredients, I knew that these were going to be some very impressive dishes. Discovering a book filled with 175 mouth-watering recipes that could be made in 30 minutes or less was like a dream. If it really turned out to be true that I could prepare great-tasting, satisfying, hearty vegan meals in much less time than I was accustomed to spending in the kitchen, then The 30 Minute Vegan would truly be a godsend.

But where to begin? Because I happened to have some nice, juicy ripe mangos on hand, I started with the Live Mango Gazpacho Soup. While most gourmet raw food dishes are time consuming (all that soaking, chopping, dehydrating, etc.), and high in fat from nuts, seeds, and avocado, this delightful little soup turned out to be a wonderful surprise! It’s actually simple to prepare and made for a sensational low-fat summertime dish. As I have a garden full of mint, I substituted it for the cilantro called for in the recipe, and it blended quite nicely with the lime juice and mangos. That’s one of the things I love about The 30 Minute Vegan: Unlike most other cookbooks, the way the recipes are presented, you are actually encouraged and inspired to add your own culinary creativity. I loved that feeling of freedom! I wasn’t afraid to experiment on the first go-round with any recipe. The authors made me feel like I couldn’t mess it up.


The Monk Bowl’s, “Zen simplicity,” as it is described in the book, is also co-author Mark Reinfeld’s favorite meal to prepare. So I couldn’t resist trying such an enlightened and inspired recipe. It’s made with quinoa, which is noted for containing more high-quality protein than any other grain. I love it’s lighter-than-brown-rice consistency, although this dish would be wonderful with any kind of rice, too. I chose to use roasted tempeh instead of tofu, (one of the suggested variations on this recipe), and added sliced red bell pepper and edamame to the mix of broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower. Served with nutritional yeast, soy sauce, flax seed oil, and a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds, the lightly-steamed veggies and fluffy quinoa made for a hearty and satisfying meal. I think that the next time I make this dish, I’ll try it with the peanut sauce suggested as another variation of this recipe.


I was very excited to see that a simplified version of the prize-winning recipe from last year’s Most Remarkable Vegan Recipe Contest was thoughtfully included in The 30 Minute Vegan. Live Un-Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice was as fun to prepare as it was vibrantly eye-appealing and palate-pleasing. The cauliflower “rice” really fooled my taste buds, and the spicy vegetable dressing had just the right balance of sweetness and piquancy. Warning: Don’t click on the photo below, unless you are ready to arouse your appetite.


Extremely helpful sidebars are peppered throughout the book: “Quicker and Easier,” “Tips and Tricks,” “Superfoods for Health,” and “If You Have More Time” enhance the value of this book a thousandfold. As do the opening chapters, “Getting Started” and “Preparation Basics,” which includes grain and dried bean cooking charts. It’s wonderful to have all of this information in one place!

Since I feel the need to get my hands on a copy of every vegan cookbook that comes along, I have a stack of them collecting dust on my bookshelf. But like the authors’ earlier books, Vegan World Fusion Cuisine and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw, The 30 Minute Vegan has found a permanent home in my kitchen, where its pages will quickly become worn, torn, and stained. And I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of this book. Can you say Chocolate Ganache Pie?

http://hungryvegan.blogspot.com/2009/07/brand-new-must-have-recipe-book-30.html

Why Vegan ?


Why Vegan?

There are many reasons for going vegan – just as there are for going vegetarian. Being vegetarian helps immeasurably in reducing:

Veganism takes all those advantages just a little further. For very many people concerned about any or all of these problems, it seems the natural step to take from vegetarianism.

Saving Animals

Go vegan for animals In the UK alone, 850 million animals and hundreds of millions of fish are killed every year to put meat on tables – that’s more than three million animals a day. Before they are slaughtered, hundreds of millions lead desolate, disease-ridden lives on factory farms.

Cattle reared for milk production are exploited and made to suffer, just like animals reared for meat. They suffer from lameness, mastitis (inflammation of the udders) and other illnesses and – worst of all – they are forcibly separated from their calves just days after they are born so that humans can drink their milk. Cows are not some kind of special animal that produces milk automatically: just like every other animal, including us, they only produce milk to nurse their young. Male dairy calves, meanwhile, are useless to the dairy industry and are usually shot at birth. Meanwhile, egg-laying hens may be crammed into battery cages or disgusting, disease ridden percheries and forced to produce twenty times the number of eggs as are natural to them. Even free range and organic layers face disease and parasites – and are slaughtered for cheap meat as soon as their productivity falls below the level that the egg business will accept. Male chicks are as useless to the industry as male dairy calves and all are killed – including those on free-range and organic systems.

Like leather, wool is a vital part of the profitability of the meat business – and animals suffer to produce it. Over 90% of British sheep flocks have problems with lameness and almost 1 in 5 lambs die before getting to market. Even honey bees are prone to infectious diseases and the ill-effects of intensive production. All animals kept for profit are exploited in one way or another: the only way to ensure that animals are not harmed is to ensure they are not farmed at all.

For much more information on all these issues, read the Viva! guide Murder, She Wrote

Saving Yourself

Go vegan for your own health Vegetarians live longer and suffer less from diseases such as hypertension, obesity, coronary artery disease, certain kinds of cancer and diabetes. Vegetarian diets can even be used to treat illnesses.

Human beings are the only animals which consume milk after infancy – and the milk of another species at that. It is neither natural nor healthy. A study published in 2003 found that a vegan diet could reduce the most harmful form of cholesterol by 29%. The American Dietetic Association has declared that a vegan diet can provide all the nutrition that human beings need – from cradle to grave. Veganism is infinitely closer to the diet human beings evolved to thrive on than a normal, animal fat-soaked western diet – and the health benefits of a well-balanced vegan diet reflect that.

For much more information on all these issues, read the Viva! guide The Healthiest Diet of All

Saving Others

Go vegan to stop global hunger While 750 million people go to bed hungry every night, one-third of the world’s grain is fed to farmed animals. A typical Western meat-based diet can only feed 2.5 billion people: a plant-based diet will feed every one of us.

Again, dairy cattle and laying hens are consuming resources that could go to feeding human beings. As the developing world increasingly industrialises its animal agriculture, farming animals in order to generate revenues instead of food that problem will get worse – and as more dairy and egg produce is consumed in the developing world, so its people are at risk of falling prey to the diet-induced illnesses of Western society.

For much more information on all these issues, read the Viva! guide Food for the Future

Saving the Planet

Go vegan for the planet Rainforests are cleared for grazing; methane from livestock causes global warming; soil is eroded by cattle; slurry poisons waterways; and the seas are laid to waste by overfishing. The global appetite for meat and the industrial techniques of the meat industry are destroying the Earth.

Dairy cattle and laying hens consume land, water and resources just like other farmed animals. They eat pesticide-soaked fodder, produce polluting slurry, consume chemicals and drugs produced at environmental cost and generate greenhouse gases. They are a drain on our resources that this planet cannot afford.

For much more information on all these issues, read the Viva! guide Planet on a Plate


http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/festival/whyvegan.html#planet

100 Day Raw Food & Fitness Journey


http://www.vibrantvegan.com/raw-food-fitness-100days.html

Kirsten & Derrick’s
100 Day Raw Food & Fitness Journey

Harvest Veggies

Food

OK, we’ve decided to eat only raw food for the next 100 days.

A couple of years ago we started hearing about the benefits of going raw. Even though we have been vegan since 1994, and have never felt better, we thought we’d give raw veganism a try. Partly just for the fun it and partly because it makes sense.

I mean, humans are the only animals on the planet that eat cooked food. Isn’t it weird that we alone among the millions of animals cook our food and consider it normal. We are the exception to the rule.

It has been long known that cooking food destroys some of its nutrients. Eat raw food and get all the nutrients. Sounds good to me. We are both interested in living a long time. Longevity studies point out that the only real way to extend your lifespan is to eat fewer calories. The problem is that eating fewer calories makes it hard to get all the nutrients you need. The solution is eating raw food, nutrient dense foods.

Anyway, we are going to eat nothing but raw food for 100 days and see what happens. Woman Jogging away on Path

Fitness

We both workout(cardio and strength training) on a regular basis so we are fairly fit. We are excited to see how eat a raw vegan diet effects our fitness level. We are both inspired by the athleticism of Tim VanOrden of Running Raw. He has shown that a diet of raw fruits and veggies and solid training is a winning combo. We can’t wait to see for ourselves.

Follow Our Progress

Subscribe to our site to get updates on how we are doing. The best way to do this is to subscribe to our RSS feed and bookmark our site. You will find a “Subscribe to This Site” button box off to your left.

We will be posting our progress on an almost daily basis. We will be sharing things like:

• What is like to go from cooked vegan to raw food vegan

• What we eat on a daily basis

• What we do for our workouts

• How our bodies change(body fat percentages, weights)

• Our raw food problems and the solutions we come up with

• How we manage all this with 3 beautiful vegan children

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Raw Day 3 Raw Day 28+Our Daily Routine Raw Day 53+Raw Raisin Walnut Treats Raw Day 78+What the Kids Eat
Raw Day 4+Radical Vegans Raw Day 29+Solar Powered Smoothie! Raw Day 54+Raw Fitness Raw Day 79+Be the Change!
Raw Day 5+Raw Emotions Raw Day 30+Healthy Kids Raw Day 55+Birthday Cake Raw Day 80+Do One Thing
Raw Day 6+Typical Day Raw Day 31+Reach Your Goals Raw Day 56+Laurie & Her Delicious Kale Chips Raw Day 81+Why Lie?
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Raw Day 8+You Are What You.. Raw Day 33+Protein Raw Day 58+Raw Cashew Lemon Date Bars! Raw Day 83+Raw Fast Food
Raw Day 9+Cooked Cravings Raw Day 34+Back to Cooked? Raw Day 59+Raw Energy and Nutrients Raw Day 84+Fun Fitness
Raw Day 10+How We Feel So Far Raw Day 35+Waldorf Salad Recipe Raw Day 60+Challenge or Journey Raw Day 85+Sunshine Smoothie Dinner
Raw Day 11+Fitness Update Raw Day 36+Wear Red, Eat Green! Raw Day 61+It’s Alive! Raw Day 86+”Time” for Questions
Raw Day 12+Is Your Mom a Cow? Raw Day 37+Burn Fat, Build Muscle Raw Day 62+EcoTherapy Raw Day 87+Go For a Walk
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Raw Day 15+Our Problem Raw Day 40+Emotional Eating Raw Day 65+5 Things You Can Do With… Raw Day 90+Do Something Healthy
Raw Day 16+What We Ate Today Raw Day 41+Advice from 5yr Old Raw Day 66+Walnut-Cinnamon-Date Balls Raw Day 91+Feeling Smart
Raw Day 17+Is Being Healthy Easy? Raw Day 42+Raw Profit Raw Day 67+Raw Dairy, Don’t Do It! Raw Day 92+Success Tip #1
Raw Day 18+Tasty Raw Recovery Drink Raw Day 43+Salma’s Breasts Raw Day 68+Exercise For Free! Raw Day 93+Success Tip #2
Raw Day 19+ Why Low-fat Raw? Raw Day 44+Celebrate Love! Raw Day 69-Kale is Cool! Raw Day 94+Success Tip #3
Raw Day 20+Raw Energy! Raw Day 45+2 Recipes Raw Day 70-Cardio is Cool! Raw Day 95+Success Tip #4
Raw Day 21+Raw Kitchen Equipment Raw Day 46+Cut a Mango Raw Day 71-Omega-3’s Raw Day 96+Success Tip #5
Raw Day 22+Grocery Goodies Raw Day 47+2 Raw Observations Raw Day 72-Parts vs. Wholes Raw Day 97+Success Tip #6
Raw Day 23+Simple Romaine Wraps Raw Day 48+Kale Chips! Raw Day 73-Fruit For Dinner? Raw Day 98+Success Tip #7
Raw Day 24 Week 3 Stats Raw Day 49+Excuses Raw Day 74-Shopping Raw Day 99+Success Tip #8
Raw Day 25+How to Change Your Life Raw Day 50+Challenge? Raw Day 75-Three-Quarters Raw Day 100+Success Tip #9

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