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Is The Vegan Raw Food Diet A Live-it Life Style

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Your are invited to join us as we interview Mawule Jobe-Simon. With his vegan restuarant located in the ethnicly diverse community of Crown Heigths, in Brooklyn, New York. Raw Star restaurant is one of many vegan restaurants that are opening in various communities of New York City. Now that former President Bill Clinton has embraced the raw food vegan diet to assist in his maintaining a healthy heart, who knows what impact his influence may have on the eating habits of Americans and the food industry. Raw food is uncooked, unprocessed, and mostly organic food. Vegan is a philosophy and lifestyle that excludes the use of animals and all animal byproducts for food,clothing or any other purposes. Mawule was not alone when he became vegan at age fourteen in a Rastafarian neighborhood in Trinadad where he grew up. Mawule will share with us his journey from being mentored by Aris La Triam, the Panama-born pioneer gourmet raw food chief and his career as a Brooklyn based caterer/restauranteur. Mawule's grandmother lived in Africa for a while doing missionary work and came back to Trinadad when he was born. Following the African tradition, his childhood was spent with his grandma, helping her pick produce from thier backyard and learning how to cook. "I am going back to the way our ancestors used to eat, before slavery forced us to plant cash generating crops...which are not our traditional foods' Mawule believes that both the positive and negative results of our diet play out over time, and works to spread that awareness." Its a gift to share it. These days diabetes is rampant even amoung children, so I go to schools and demo recipes that they will like, such as the naturally fruit sweet paradise pie. Since all the ingredients are inherently kosher and can be purchased and prepared directly by the group, anyone can be included. I understand what a raw food diet can do to overcome illness." Mawule Jobe-Simon

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