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Hi there PureJeevan readers! We wanted to let you know that Jim's new novel CHROO is available on Amazon. It's a crazy adventure involving a billionaire heiress, her Chihuahua BFF ("Chroo") and a host of human and animal characters. Find out more on Amazon! Here are some links:

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Short post today... We're currently dealing w with a pesky kitchen drain issue that's wreaking havoc in our household. Fortunately, a very talented and power-tool-weilding local plumber just fixed the problem. In the process, he seems to have applied those power tools to our bank account -- $175 for less than one hour's work!? (Ouch!) And the kicker is that the current state of our kitchen is "absolutely atrocious."? I'm serious... we're at like DefCon 5 in terms of the disastrous nature of that room -- and as you well know, for a raw household, that's probably 10 times more frustrating than it is for others. (I smell a whole post coming soon on this topic ...)

Today, we mainly just wanted to say that, at the end of our post yesterday, we briefly asked what you would like to see more of here at Pure Jeevan. We have received some great comments and emails in return, and have decided to devote tomorrow's post to responding to / addressing some of the suggestions we received. So, if you have any further thoughts to share about raw foods content you'd like to see more or less of, please let us know either by commenting below, or by email. Wendi is at WendiDee [at] Pure Jim is at Rawdiant [at]

Gotta run for now. That kitchen isn't going to clean itself. :-)

Original Comments

Below, we have included the original comments from this blog post. Additional comments may be made via Facebook, below.

On January 6, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

I'd like to hear how the site is loading/isn't loading for everyone. Over the past month, or so, on my end it seems to be dragging and holding up a lot. Jim has been working on it, trying to make it load faster, but we haven't found anything that's causing the lag so far. Have others been noticing that it takes a longer time to load?

On January 6, 2010, Elizabeth wrote:

It still takes a moment or too longer than it should for me. But it is much better than it was before, maybe a month or so ago. But your site is definitely worth waiting for!

On January 6, 2010, kathythompson wrote:

Only problem I'm having is a popup from Internet Explorer saying that it can't open the web page and the operation has been aborted. I click OK, the notice goes away, the page opens. Weird. Don't think it comes from your end tho, I blame it on my new ISP. (Just a part of rural life...)

On January 6, 2010, Joanna_Steven wrote:

It's loading fine for me. I think the longest it took for me to see the clear text (without the background on top) was maybe 3-4 seconds? And that's pretty rare.

Some things I'd like you to discuss:
How did Jim "click" with the raw diet, and how did Wendi manage in the meanwhile. Did you make separate meals? Did you each make your own meals? My hubby is awesome with raw in the summer, but in the winter it's tougher. Somehow, something clicked within me and I don't see food as warming anymore (let's face it, most food cools down to room temp within minutes after it's served on a plate).


On January 7, 2010, anasha wrote:

yes, it does

On January 7, 2010, Ruthann H wrote:

It's loading fine for me. No problems.

Just a comment about your site. I like how you take a (meaning one) subject and offer in-depth information just about that. Not all over the map like some sites. Also, would like to see more Making-it Mondays on other days as well. Have a great year, Jim and WendiDee!

On January 7, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Thanks for letting us know, Anasha. We're working on making it as fast as possible. :-)


On January 7, 2010, WendiDee wrote:'re so sweet, Elizabeth! Thanks. :-) We're still going to work on making it as fast as possible, though. ;-) XOXOXO

On January 7, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

That's the first I've heard of an error like that, so I'm hoping it's something you can sort out on your end. ;-) So happy you don't let it stop you from visiting Pure Jeevan, Kathy!


On January 7, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Thanks, Joanna! Your comment is being used in our update that's going up soon. :-) We're happy to include more of those kinds of helpful bits of information!


On January 7, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Thanks so much, Ruthann! That feels great that someone notices how we focus on making things easy to understand as much as possible. I remember how it was a bit confusing with so much information available in the beginning. Our Raw 101 book was created specifically to help those who are feeling a bit of information overload. ;-)

Makin it Monday is only for Monday, but we'll add the suggestion to our list to share recipes on other days, as well.

Thanks for being a part of the Pure Jeevan family!

Lots of love to you,


On January 7, 2010, Errigal_lass wrote:

My heart goes out to your plumbing but mostly your wallet! Have been there and done that on both bathroom and kitchen sinks to the tune of well over 350$, and now, my kitchen drain is leaking so I am remedying the situation with a bowl underneath and dumping outside until further notice!

As far as your site loading......working great now, so whatever you did, Bravo!

I really have no suggestions just comments to the tune of "thank you" both Wendi and Jim for making your daily articles such a joy and pleasure to read. It is something that I look forward to every evening! I feel that this web site is one great big family of support in learning the living food lifestyle, sharing all aspects of one's being physically, spiritually, emotionally and psychologically! It is a web site that I truly feel "connected" to with very down to earth and loving individuals.

I am greatly appreciative of all the time and effort to make this what it is.

Blessings, Tracey

On January 20, 2010, WendiDee wrote:

Aww...thanks so much for this sweet comment, Tracey! We love you!