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Eating Raw, Live and Organic to Look Younger – But Does It Taste Good?

A few weeks ago, I met with an interesting potential client, Adam –  a chiropractor, healer and book author. He also did not eat meat, and ate only raw and/or organic food. I told him I would give him some free  PR counsel if he would give me a lesson in getting to know and understand the benefits of his meatless diet. He told me not only would I lose weight, he said that I would be more clear in my thinking, feel better and look younger!  Awesome. But does it taste good?

We walked (yes walked, how healthy already) to a place called Real Food Daily (RTD). It’s quite the institution for organic, meatless and raw foodies. I learned RFD’s food is balanced according to Eastern health philosophies and heart-healthy Western nutrition recommendations,  and is made from fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, plant proteins and high quality natural condiments. Interesting. But does it taste good?

Real Food Daily serves a 100 percent plant-based menu – no meat, fish, fowl, dairy, eggs, butter, or saturated fats from animals or animal by-products. Tough to swallow from this meat-and-potato girl from the mid-west!  But, I was still “game” for the culinary adventure.  But does it taste good?

We were seated in an upstairs area, and a thin, pale waiter handed us menus. (I thought to myself, if he ate meat, he’d have a rounder, healthier glow to him.)

I ordered the Not-Chos, with melted cashew cheese, black beans, Pico de Gallo, tofu sour cream and guacamole for $11.75. It was so delicious!  It tasted just like the traditional version, so exciting.  Losing weight,  getting a clearer head, looking younger and feeling better never tasted so good.

Adam ordered a Pro Kale salad, curly green kale massaged in tahini ginger dressing with cucumber, avocado,  dulse (aka sea lettuce flakes) and live sauerkraut (Live sauerkraut! I don’t even like dead sauerkraut – a little too over-the-top for me!)  All that goodness for $13.95. I am gonna have to work up to that one.

After lunch, Adam left for a few minutes. He came back with a Real Food Daily Cookbook for me. What a nice surprise!  I will take it home and work this into my diet. I am certain my husband will never know that the boneless roast chicken breast and green salad we had for Sunday dinner was really sea lettuce flakes and tofu!

I will be back for the Not-Chos. Yum!  Or should I say Ohm…