it’s imagination time.
let’s say a guy with a beard and a sweet hat shows up on your doorstep and politely informs you that he is a wizard. as skeptical as you are of his claims, you probably do something nice somewhere in the story (like give him an ice-cold glass of lemonade or massage his feet or something) and he tells you that in return he will magically place you into any socioeconomic class you like. i think most people, including myself, would swallow their guilt and go with “filthy stinking rich.” and poof, just like that, happily ever after. foie gras, black truffles, the finest aged cheeses, filet mignon, and black caviar every day until you happily die of gout.
and now, back to the real world.
do you have a socioeconomic wizard on your doorstep? yeah, i didn’t think so. it’s okay, i don’t either. and while disney’s alladin, the tale of king midas, and many other non-fictional stories verified by hard, factual evidence lead us to believe that magic is the fastest road to riches, some trail-blazing individuals believe saving money is a far more effective solution. at least that is what benjamin franklin thought. and he was kind of like a wizard, only in real life.
so in the spirit of super long esoteric introductions (and saving money), i have decided this week to abstain from using my stove.
while the cheapest option would be to not eat food at all, dying of malnutrition is not in the best interest of my blog. so instead, i will do all my cooking this week without the use of heat.
no stove, no toaster oven, no hot water. in other words, raw foods or no foods. will i be severely limited in my ability to prepare delicious food? you bet your bottom dollar i will. will i be hard-pressed to find any way at all to eat meat? you know it. will i give up and have a steak in less than 24 hours? there is a distinct possibility. but you know what, challenges make us stronger.
raw food mode: engage.