I have been a raw vegan for quite some time now. It's been at least nine years. I have walked the walk up until a year ago. I began incorporating cooked vegan meals into my diet when traveling or when my non vegan friends and family invite me out for a meal. I try my best to be socially friendly with my non vegan loved ones. I am not a preaching vegan but that doesn't mean that people are not uncomfortable around me. I am the only raw vegan in my social circles so I have allowed myself to adapt. I still consider myself a raw vegan and raw food is what I prefer, however, not all restaurants are vegan friendly, even though they say so. There are so many ways to get your fruit and vegetables into your diet without feeling stuck or deprived.