View Full Version : Is it odd that I like simplicity?
10-08-2006, 11:11 AM
As I was browsing all of the wonderful recipes that you all come up with, I realized something:
I really like things plain and simple.
As much as I understand the need to recreate birthday cakes and old cooked recipes, I found myself realizing that I would be more satisfied eating a bunch of bananas or apples on my birthday, than a raw birthday cake recipe.
Is this just a transition? I've been about 90-95% raw for 2-4 months : )
(I would never dare to say that I'm 100%, purely for the fact that SOME things I can never be sure if they're raw. I strive as much as I can, but living in CA and having "abnormal diets" is hard.)
Anyways, the longer I go raw, the more I like un-adulterated flavor. I like the pure banana flavor, the clean taste of an avocado...I do combine things during meals, just so I can get a variety of nutrients, but I REALLY just like one to two things at a time!
Sharon in Colorado
10-08-2006, 11:28 AM
I have to say it is better this way.
For the many years I've been on a vegetarian and raw diet, I've spent countless hours and spent hundreds of dollars trying to imitate an old comfort food, like a cake, macaroni & cheese and bread. That stuff just can't be copied, to me anyway, to taste just how I remember.
The real interesting thing is that after being raw for a length of time, those old comfort foods initially don't taste as good as I remember they did when on the old standard diet. I just find that intriguing.
10-08-2006, 11:39 AM
Easy, Fast, No Brainer!!
I love Raw
Once I adjusted to it? I have never looked back.
My downfall? Shopping and Fruitflies hehe
If I keep it in the house, I dont struggle
10-08-2006, 12:34 PM
no way :)
i think many people on here love the simplicity raw can offer, too
10-08-2006, 01:09 PM
Simple foods; for taste, fast prep, & fast cleanup. Though I always enjoyed preparing food, I now find I enjoy other interests so much more. Raw food hasn't just changed my eating habits, it's changed my entire lifestyle.
10-08-2006, 03:24 PM
I totally agree with you ,Smilingkyle.
I love things simple. One banana here, one apple there.
I don't really mess with the whole raw recipes scene. Keeping everything simple makes me happy.
10-08-2006, 04:12 PM
I like things simple, be it raw or SAD.
10-08-2006, 04:12 PM
I am much the same way. I like to create in the kitchen - it's a great stress reliever for me. But for the most part, I like it simple too. In the beginning I was all about textures and presentations, but now all I need is an avocado with a little sqeeze of lime juice and I'm set for a meal. It's totally natural and the way it should be I think.
On the other hand, it's a lot of fun to make "pretty food" especially for family and friends. I think there's a place for both styles of eating... so long as it's RAW! :D
10-08-2006, 06:08 PM
The recipies are there more for transitioners (IMO) and eventually your body will tell you that those recipies are "too much" and don't work well in your system. I think down the line many raw foodists will eat mono except their salads with a few items. This may be natural to someone just starting out or it'll take years to get to that point for another.
Just wondering, where's the "Need" to recreate SAD food? If you don't want to you don't have to!
10-08-2006, 06:29 PM
Well I just meant that I understand those who really like knock-off flavor. I don't think I'll ever be able to shake the desire for sticky brownies.
Or Ice cream. But that's really about it : )
10-09-2006, 03:53 AM
It's not odd at all. In fact I realized the other day that there was not much point in my making raw recipes because I might eat them once and the rest just sits until I throw it out. Sometimes these things sound appealing. Sometimes they are appealing. But I really prefer a pile of sprouts, some nuts, a salad, etc.
But then I've always been this way. I do like making things. I used to bake cookies, cakes, bread, and make chocolates. I gave these things away or sold them. But I rarely ate them. I just like making things!
10-09-2006, 06:51 AM
I've only been RAW for a week but the times I have tried to create complex dishes, I soon realise I would have been happier with an apple. Simple things exceed expectations.
10-09-2006, 09:51 AM
I agree juliebove, only if I can cut the recipe down to one serving because my raw has to be very fresh....and no-one else even wants to try!
10-09-2006, 11:50 AM
This is a great topic. Today, for the first time I created a raw treat! I have been raw since February and never saw the need. Now, I do. :rolleyes: I think having both as an option and knowing you can go either way, depending on your needs is great! If simple raw works...go for it...if you need something fancier once in a while...that's good too. Raw in all it's forms are great! ;)
10-09-2006, 12:19 PM
Well, for example:
Last week I tried making Carol Alt's Pumpkin Pie recipe:
It was good, and I admit I enjoyed it. But there is still pumpkin pie sitting in the fridge (thankfully my mom enjoys it too!)
I'd rather eat bananas :-p
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