Raw food diets are popping up everywhere, and more and more people are trying to live ‘like a caveman’. While this, like all diets, has its cons – most notably how intense and restrictive it is – there is much that can be taken from living like our ancestors.
With the development of industry and technology, now a lot of stuff is done for us. In a world where we can have a full blown meal after only 90 seconds in the microwave, we strive for convenience and speed. Much of the expertise our grandparents has been lost to our fast-paced lifestyles.
We’re wanting more and more, quicker and quicker, as the industry is bringing out new exciting things every day. This isn’t just hurting our skill set – we’re harming our environment and bodies in the process. We no longer have any idea what’s gone into the products we consume on a daily basis; this extends far beyond food.
And people have noticed. And they’re starting to care. The birth of the Slow Food movement, chefs being celebrated like never before, more foodies on Instagram than you can handle, sustainability being brought slowly to the forefront of our brain.
Everyone wants to make a difference, but with the million things going on in life, sometimes it’s just not possible. I hope raw reconsidered can eventually connect and be a collaboration of makers, creators and bakers.
Can show how to put the enjoyment back into making, instead of it being seen as an inconvenience.
Can give you back the skills so that your grandchildren can say ‘my grandma/grandpa taught me that’.
Can allow you to see things for what they really are, so you can have control over what you put in your life, and know what processes it’s gone through to get there.
Can help you go back to the bare essentials and help you see what’s really important.
Can make even the smallest positive impact on the world we live in.
And can empower you to begin with the ‘rawest ingredients of life’.
That’s the goal. It might take a while, but this is the first step in the right direction. I hope you’ll join me on the journey!