View Full Version : simple foods vs. gourmet
01-31-2007, 10:13 PM
I've been making lots of "gourmet" (not really compared to some of you raw food chefs... but deff. gourmet for ME!) type meals and deserts... I love them and they really fill me up. I think because they really make me feel full is why I like them. However, I want to be able to enjoy simple fresh fruits and veggies. I like them but I don't feel full... I'm not hungry anymore... but sometimes (most of the time) I like to feel really satiated and full. Will this go away? Do you think maybe I should just start with one meal just straight veg or fruit?
What do you guys think :confused:
Lady Green Jeans
01-31-2007, 10:32 PM
Sometimes I like simple, almost mono meals and other times I like to feel like the old days when I cooked fancy SAD food. Not too often on the fancier things, but really enjoy simple warm soups on a daily basis, fresh grapefruit juice to start the day, and oftentimes a fairly simple supper entree or nice mixed salad. I guess I shake it up and have really been enjoying the food, the feeling, and the fun of creating.
Hope you get the same.
01-31-2007, 11:07 PM
Simple is good but you can also mix things and stay simple like have a fruit salad or a smoothie. Its a pretty simple thing to make and it has so many different ingredients that it may help to keep you full. I like to make gourmet meals too. ;)
01-31-2007, 11:23 PM
What about having simpler meals for breakfast and lunch, say a smoothie for breakfast and a salad for lunch, then enjoying a prepared gourmet dinner?
02-01-2007, 05:49 AM
I tend to go for simple. However I don't rule out gourmet completely. I have not used my 9-tray Excalibur dehydrator for months and haven't had the incentive to, but I'm not getting rid of it just in case I do. :D
My favorite dehydrated things are the onion bread and Alissa's carrot-pecan patties - everything else I can take or leave.
Most of my meals are plain fruit but I have greens with my fruits around dinner time.
However, when the urge strikes me, I'll have collard roll ups with lettuce and sprouts, or nori rolls with sprouts and occasionally organic raw sesame seeds, ground up.
I try not to eat too many things that mimic cooked food, largely because my appetite for cooked food is zero, and most of the time when I eat foods that contain a mixture of more than 3-4 ingredients, I feel like I've just eaten a cooked meal.
02-01-2007, 06:19 AM
As you eat simpler....and get more in tune with what you want.....you might, indeed, feel very comfortable eating simpler....and perhaps less. Until then, stay full on what YOU have determined to be the healthiest foods. No worries, eh? :)
-David Z. Mason
02-01-2007, 05:55 PM
I am feeling you. I want raw awesome gourmet food too and I want it to look pretty, but I think I just want to learn all the wonderful recipes to really arm myself against backsliding into my former sad cooked self if you know what I mean. I eat primarily fruit until noon, and then try to stick with salads at lunch, but then I want zucinni pasta with walnut meatballs and hummus, and pesto stuffed mushrooms and coconut thai soup and raw chocolate desserts for dinner. I think it is a learning process and I suppose our bodies would do better with simple foods that are not so confusing to digest, but considering where we all came from, I would say we are doing pretty darn good. Also, eating cooked food all my life and then transitioning to raw is really a huge process that I need to allow myself the time to transition into gently without guilt or condemnation. Hang in there and before you know it you will be the raw goumet cuisine chef galore and won't have to think too hard about what you want and how to make it on any given day. I think raw and living food preparation is like playing golf. At first you are thinking about every part of your body and it feels uncomfortable and your not sure how to do it, but then the more you do it, it becomes natural, and then you are hardly thinking about how to do it at all, and then you are just doing it, and then you are just really good at it one day:)
Great message BlueKiss. :)
02-02-2007, 11:01 AM
Wow. Thanks Bluekiss. Very well put and excellent reminders.
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