Wow! So much has changed in my life these past couple of weeks. I think that many of my Deals blog posts might take a drastic change from now on. I have just recently become a raw food vegan. This means that I will be mostly consuming fruits & veggies, all uncooked, plus some nuts & seeds. I first learned about it in November, at which point I started making a few raw gourmet dishes here & there, but near the end of December, I began realizing how important and how easy it really is, so I decided to commit to 100% raw for at least a week. I’m doing it!
Now, I’ve spent a TON more on food the past couple of weeks than I’d like to admit. I’m buying a lot of produce and some raw condiments that I have not purchased before, so I am not familiar with the prices and I don’t know the best places to buy them. I’ve been to Whole Foods and I’ve purchased a few things online. I spent $100 on an Organic Starter Kit and some goji berries from Diamond Organics. I spent almost $70 at Amazon.com on raisins, cashews, and raw cacao powder. I’ve spent over $225 at Whole Foods since the beginning of the month (I said I didn’t want to admit it – but there, I did!)
So, now that I’m making this leap, I need to figure out how to combine my bargain-hunting with the raw food lifestyle! Obviously, there are not a lot of coupons out for the type of food I will be consuming. So my strategy is changing. And I’m going to take you along for the ride as I discover how to become a raw vegan for as cheap as possible! Maybe I’ll even share a recipe or two along the way.
PS – I’ll still do some other deals too, like some CVS and other hot deals. As always, let me know if there is anything in particular you want to see more of.
PPS – Check out this picture! It’s one of my first raw creations – raw apple pie! Yum!
Related Article (although what is explained here is not exactly how I practice it, it’ll give you a little bit of background):