View Full Version : I have a small problem
04-16-2006, 11:57 AM
Hi Everyone !!
I am just trying to become 100 % raw. Yeasterday when I ate only fruits and tomatoes everything went okay but today when I tried to make a nori meal with cauliflower, avocado and carrots went everything wrong and the meal tasted awful so I throw everything away ( I end up cooking a tofu meal to me and I ate it insted, I know I shouldn't give it up so easily but I got angry with my self.... I have had huge problems with leaving bread and tofu behind me ). Okay here is my question, have you had problems with the raw food taste when you started ? What did you do to past it ? have you some good advices of recipes what I could try and which one of them are easy to make and taste good for 100 % certainly ? Few years ago I tried to become raw foodist but had some difficultines with it and end up eating only bananas, apples and oranges because some how I thought all the recipes was so hard to make and I never got them right. It was okay to eat only these fruits for few weeks but after that my stomach become so ill that I had to stops with it and I become vegan insted. Now I would want to try again but this time I do want to get everything right and feel wonderful and healthy so please if you can help me I would be happy about it. Thank you for listening :)
04-16-2006, 12:08 PM
Have you order Alissa's book yet? She has a lot of recipes in there, plus to help you she has set up a four week cousre so that you can try different things each week. Me personally I like the taste of just about any type of food. So it was easy for me :D
But the book shows you what types of foods are not good to mix togather and which are good. This helps alot. I was feeling nuasea when I mixed the wrong foods togather. Happy hunting.
04-16-2006, 02:01 PM
I have found bananas to be very helpful when I am naseauous.
Yes, things that area staple now I disliked when I first went raw. So try them again in a few weeks. I had a lot of food prep problems when I first started and threw away sooo much ! A lot of it is finding what you like and dislike too. I don't like a lot of nuts and early on tried to many heavy nut recipes.
I too think you should purchse Alissa's book. It has so many simple recipes. The collard wraps are awesome, easy and you can make a batch of filling and leave it in the fridge for a day or 2 then wrap one up when you want.
I whipped a bluberry pie in less then 15 minutes this morning and that will be my snack for the entire week !
Good luck and hang in there !
04-16-2006, 04:08 PM
I would start with easy stuff that you probably eat already. Salads and smoothies. Maybe toss some greens in your smoothies. Then start to add nuts to your salads and seeds as well. Then add some avocados. By then you will probably start liking raw more. You can make my apple banana cobbler. That is basically any kind of nuts, cinnamon and honey or agave stirred until moist. Put that in the bottom of the pan and spread around and pat firmly on the bottom. Then slice up some bananas and apples and mix with agave or honey, and cinnamon. Spread on the crust. top with some more of the nut mixture and dehydrate until you feel it is right. It is great. I served it at a potluck and everyone loved it.
04-16-2006, 04:18 PM
The pate's in Alissa's book are really easy to make. You can make a lot of simple quick things with a food processor and a blender. I haven't been raw that long, but I've already settled on some basic recipes since I have a limited time in the kitchen. You can mix pate's with everything. Greeen smoothies are fantastic and a meal in themselves!
I haven't gotten into sprouting grains yet as I'm still learning from the other recipes. I missed bread in the beginning, but your tastebuds will change! You'll start loving the taste of veggies and greens if you didn't before. Keep on going!
04-16-2006, 08:38 PM
Like the others have said, your tastes will change. You just have to experiment with different recipes. For example, Thurs. I made Alissa's carrot cake recipe and didn't dehydrate it like others do (for the simple reason that I don't have a dehydrator). It was ok Thurs. Fri. it tasted better. Sat. it was pretty darn good, and today it's great! I don't know if it's because I'm getting more used to the taste, or because it actually needed some time in the fridge after making it to let the tastes all meld. So if something doesn't taste good the first time, maybe try sticking it in the fridge and trying it again later, and then later, and then later.
04-17-2006, 05:08 AM
Thank you all for the good advices. I shall try them and the first thing what I now shall do is to buy Alissa's book. Thank you very much, it's good to know that I am not alone with the feeling that raw food taste little weird in the begining. I shall try on some new recipes and get use to the raw food :).
04-17-2006, 06:49 AM
I haven't had a lot of luck with recipes myself, even very popular ones like the Pesto Mushrooms. Here's what I've learned:
1. Anytime you attempt a new recipe, make sure you have a backup plan. I usually just have a big bag of oranges standing by in case I don't like my new creation.
2. Keep a list (I'm a compulsive list-maker) of the raw foods you really like, the ones you kinda like, and the ones you don't like. Don't just include recipes, include the raw ingredients as well. Change the list as often as required.
3. It's OK to eat the same things regularly as long as it's in balance. My 'staple' food is just a simple green salad: romaine, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, lemon juice. I eat that almost every day, and I don't get bored with it. I would say that I eat simple, un-gourmet raw foods 90% of the time. I experiment with maybe one or two new recipes a week.
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