I love healthy organic foods and the way they connect us to nature. I have been experimenting with raw foods for about a year now. Preparing delicious natural foods for my husband and two teenagers is one of my passions. Unfortunately, my whole family is not yet sold on a completely raw foods diet, but I’m working on it. As for me, I eat raw until dinner and then try to have a big salad with our cooked food. I love the way I feel when eating raw and I hope to go all raw one day. I also enjoy creating art and home educating my children, although my daughter has now begun college. I love the natural world that God has created and my family and I work to preserve it in any way we can, which means shopping locally for food, buying organic, and using as little electricity as possible to prepare it. We do not own a car, a television, an answering machine, or a dishwasher and purchase as little “stuff” as possible, but when we do, we try to buy second hand. Ah, the simple life.