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02-22-2005, 12:08 PM
I've bought Alissa's book for a friend, which recipe do you like less? Why?
02-23-2005, 11:21 AM
C'mon I love her book like a lot of you, but there are some recipes I don't like, are you sure you love all of them?
I'm looking for an advice.
02-23-2005, 11:35 AM
You can't please everyone all of the time. Not everyone has the same likes, it is ok. Diversity should not be viewed as a negative thing but a chance to grow and strengthen and challenge to make better. Though I am a bit confused of what advice your seeking with the question. Tastes is as individual as each of us are.
02-23-2005, 12:03 PM
As I've not tried all of her recipes, I need an advices of which ones to try and which to, maybe, not, my friend asked me this question and I answered her without problems, I think there's no problem to say for example : I don't like her blueberry cheesecake.
02-23-2005, 01:36 PM
Hi Sunny- we discussed this in a thread not long ago- it is a hard question because some people say they love it and then I try it and hate it- but these are my not so favorites:
The Mock Tuna
Banana Cream pie was okay- but not really appitizing the 2nd day (and it makes a whole pie's worth!)
The ones I really like are:
The Pecan Burgers
The flax crackers
Angel Hair Pasta w/ marinara
Fett. w/ alfredo sauce (okay- not great)
The fudge balls
PB&J with flax crackers
Avocado sandwich with onion and tomato
The crepes were good with the stawberry topping too!
Alissa's salad dressing and her honey mustard dressing is good too!
The eggplant parm is sooo good too!
I hope this helps.... the recipes I didn't like I tried early on in my raw stage so I would have to try them again to see if I like them now that my tastebuds have changed...
Good luck! Alissa's recipes are the most simple to make and I find that once you start making them a few times, you begin to add things to it to suit your own tastebuds better- I can't wait for her 2nd book to come out!
02-23-2005, 01:56 PM
I agree with the above statements.
It's really hard to judge how something will taste based on others tastebuds. What some hate, others love and vice-versa. Also, as it was mentioned in a previous thread, sometimes ingredients play a role in how a dish will turn out. Raw food can change and not taste the same twice depending on the produce used. Some things may be more watery, etc.
If it were me, I'd be looking for what folks DO like if you're trying to find what to try out. Just start with something easy, basic, not many ingredients and work your way up that way. Also, if you can, try and make half of the recipe as to not waste too much in the event you don't like it.
Keep in mind also that taste buds will go through changes. Somethiing you might try now that you don't like, after eating raw for a while longer you may try it again and simply adore it.
Okay, now to answer your question after all that :D
Some of the things I tried and didn't care for were:
Mock Salmon pate'
Barbeque chicken fingers
eggplant pizza (I haven't liked eggplant ANY way I've tried it thus far, so it's off my list for now)
But on this very board, I've seen many who raved about all of the above that I didn't like.
Things I like/love:
Mock turkey loaf
Date nut torte
almond butter cookies
almond butter balls
various salad dressings such as Avocado dressing, Alissa's dressing, Italian, etc.
others I can't really think of right now
Sharon in Colorado
02-23-2005, 02:21 PM
Here's the thing...
I was just dying to try the cinnamon rolls as I already had Elaina Love's recipe but never did it myself. A good raw friend of mine also has Alissa's book and I urged her to try the cinnamon rolls. So we both did on the same day. I did NOT like mine. They were dry and heavy. Nobody in my family really liked them either.
However my friend LOVED hers. She said they were awesome - soft and squishy - etc. Made me MAD! Because I followed the instructions to the T except didn't add raisins.
So anyway, my friend comes over and I shove my bag of cinnamon rolls at her and tell her to try one. I told her they were already dehydrated. She says "Oh, you dehydrated yours?" and I respond "sure, it says to dehydrate them after slicing them up" and she says "well, we didn't and they were perfect the way they were"
What I'm getting at is, 2 people can try the same recipe and get different results. It doesn't mean the recipe is bad. It could mean that your ingredients were more watery, less sweet, you didn't stir it enough, you added too much of an ingredient, you sprouted something too long, you didn't soak something long enough, whatever.
That said, I loved the strawberry crepes. Haven't tried the date-nut torte but I've only read 1 person on here who didn't care for it. So start with those and see how you fare.
02-23-2005, 02:35 PM
Well, the first day I made the alfredo, it seemed good at the time but now I have absolutely no desire for it, maybe it's detox or something but just thinking about the taste is making me sick. Maybe it's just mental though since I was dealing with a headache the day I actually ate it which turned nasty migraine like a couple hours afterwords.
02-23-2005, 03:40 PM
I made the alfredo, too, and had a similar reaction. The first lemony creamy bite was delicious, but after a few bites, the mere thought made me queasy. I still get a queasy feeling when I think of it.
Almost Tuna is too salty, but I don't think I'd like it without the salt, either.
I did like:
pasta with marinara sauce
mock salmon pate
I haven't tried a lot of the recipes because I'm on a candida low-fruit diet, and I haven't started dehydrating yet.
02-24-2005, 07:31 AM
Thank you all, I love this forum 'cause everybody is open & supportive.
Sharon, I'm going to try the rolls soon, hope to have a good result.
02-24-2005, 09:40 PM
To tell the truth I hated the burger buns, they were just terrible, and I made them exactly as the recipe stated.
However, I love the
Pesto stuffed mushrooms
bar-b-que chicken fingers
cashew sour cream
marinara sauce with zucchini pasta
I make these all the time
so not liking one thing, and making about 15 others is fine with me.
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