Tulsa Lifestyle January 2014

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Pure Café Delicious, healthy, and delivered to your door Article Amanda Simcoe

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t’s the beginning of a New Year. We’ve enjoyed our holiday parties, feasts, family travels and breaks from work and school. We may or may not have spent much of that time thinking about our regular diet and exercise routines, telling ourselves that we can always get back on the wagon in the New Year. January is the month when I see most people resolving to eat better, exercise more, and make positive changes to their bodies. The problem however, is that after a few weeks using that new gym membership and preparing low fat meals at home, many of us begin to drift back to our old habits, without really doing much to change our lifestyles. For some it is a lack of time, for some it is the inevitable boredom with the same few “healthy” options. For most, it is the notion that healthy food just doesn’t taste good. When describing one of my favorite lasagna recipes to fellow

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foodie friends, the words “raw” and “vegan” generally invoke dropped jaws and looks of confusion. Considering most know me as the carnivorous Cheese Wench, they are often taken aback when they learn that one of my favorite chefs in town “cooks” without eggs, dairy, meat, or even heat. Chef Cynthia Beavers of Pure Café has been creating gorgeous, healthy, and incredibly delicious meals that are completely raw and vegan for over 13 years. Originally from Dallas, TX, Beavers has always been interested in health and nutrition. In 2000, Pure began shipping gourmet raw foods nationwide. Though she has operated two restaurants, one in Dallas in 2004, and one in Tulsa in 2009, Beavers says her true passion is helping her clients make healthful eating a long-term part of their everyday lives. Now Chef Beavers is back to her original focus of delivering


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