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I have always liked healthy foods. In fact I can eat like a rabbit and enjoy the heck out of it. I love me some raw vegetables...

But what's the deal with this raw diet. I get the general gist of it, with the idea that cooking foods draws out at least some portion of the nutrition, but eating everything in a cold state seems a tad hard to swallow for a lot of people, I imagine. Perhaps the pun was intended there? This doesn't really apply to me of course, since I MUCH prefer raw crunchy vegetables to cooked anyhow. But we are talking about the majority of people here I think.. or at least how something like a raw, vegan-ish diet might go over in a house like mine (or yours perhaps). I mean this is not something everyone can just pick up and embrace especially with a toddler, a husband, and currently a grandma (who prefers to eat at breakfast diners for all 3 meals of the day), all under one roof.

And what about meat? Are you a meat lover? I'm not quite certain I can say I'm a meat lover, though I feel like we eat quite a bit of it in my house.

Oh, but those poor poor animals... I have to put it out of my mind and live in ignorant bliss on this front. There are just no two ways about it if I ever plan to eat meat again. Fish... now fish are easier to eat without concern about animal rights and such. Not sure why exactly, but it's the truth. Too bad fish is generally expensive. That's not going to be a solution in this house anytime soon I guess.

Anyhow, I digress... and now I can't remember what my point was. Figures.

Well let's suffice to say that I feel the need for an increased focus on health and I sense that a change in diet is on the horizon. With 3 out of the 4 generations in my family all attempting to avoid starvation on a daily basis, we end up eating a lot of compromised meals.

Until about a week ago. And I gathered the courage to make this:

Are you ready? I'm about to change your life, just like holistic nutritionist and vegetarian chef, Sarah Britton changed mine.... Here we go...

The Raw Brownie

Folks, this is not a joke. Nor is it a test, or a trick question slash statement sort of thing. No, this is for real, and even my most picky grandma on the face of this planet ate her entire piece. The Entire Piece. She hasn't eaten all of something in the whole 2 months she's been with us. Not once. I have been starving her with 'normal' food, I suppose, for far too long. OR, it's that good. I think the latter is the correct answer.

My toddler.... at his entire piece. My husband, devoured it...and me, well I continue to eat an entire piece each morning with my coffee, cuz that's when anything chocolate tastes the best!

Can I get a yahoo?

Listen, I have NEVER even eaten a date, at least that I know of. But this fine slice of heaven with dates as the main ingredient instead of a bag of mix, tastes like a brownie. Seriously!

I'm never going back. Why would I? The true test was passed when the oldest and the youngest couldn't get enough of it (grandma and toddler).

Now I'm about to change your life again... ready?

It's good for you! Yes this brownie is healthy and will make you smarter. Yep, you will wake up the next morning and you will know your brain grew... made a few extra connections while you slept and dreamed of Medjool Dates and Walnuts dancing in your head.

Mmmmm.

Please, if you do one thing for yourself or your family today, or this week, go visit this page and try it for yourself. You will be so glad you did. When else will you be able to eat brownies and feel happy you did something amazing for your body and mind?

Hint: The answer to that last question is NEVER unless you try this recipe! Just sayin...

For Other Recipes, visit the Recipes Page under Celebrate.

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Images and Recipe via: The Raw Brownie

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