There’s been a flurry of new books on raw food diets which could help you on your way, including :
And for the dogs in your life : Raw and natural nutrition for dogs.
And there’s even one for those who crave the sweet side of life: Jessica’s raw chocolate recipes.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea (which I don’t think you can have anyway on a raw diet since there’s heat involved), but why not try a raw meal once a week and see how energised you feel afterwards. Ripe Recipes has a delicious beetroot & carrot raw salad that is the bee’s knees.
While I imagine it might be easier to be a raw food advocate in summer, or perhaps in a warmer climate, there are folks in Christchurch who eat a raw food diet throughout the year, so it can be done.