View Full Version : need suggestions... and why i went raw
04-20-2007, 04:30 AM
i went raw because it made sense, i research everything i do and i was shocked that i hadn't come across this earlier- this coming from a person who would scarf down mcdonald's (mctoxic) without a second thought. giving up meat hasn't been nearly as hard as i thought, i really don't crave it, i'm working on giving up cooked foods completely, but i'm not rushing myself. my problem is sweets... desserts... i have a huge sweet tooth and would love any suggestions you guys could give me, thanks!
04-20-2007, 04:53 AM
Good morning and best wishes on your raw journey. My recommendations would be to search the forum under the recipes for a variety of dessert recipes - some easy, some complicated - to fill your sweet cravings. Alissa's book and DVD are great sources for recipes and tons of info. The wonderful thing about raw dessert recipes is that they all have one special ingredient - no guilt! Best wishes to you.
04-20-2007, 04:55 AM
P.S. I forgot to mention how sweet the puppy is in your avatar!!! Simply gorgeous!
04-20-2007, 07:12 AM
I'm a newbie here myself - and I love Alissa's DVD - definitely helped me figure out how to make things, and that I could really do this lifestyle! Originally it seemed to me that everyone was kind of pushing answers off to her book and dvd, but they truly answer so many questions and have great recipes. I've only tried a couple of desserts so far - the Fudge and Strawberry Crepes - oh wow, OH WOW! :p Both awesome. The Fudge Balls are great for when you have a major chocolate craving. And the Strawberry Crepes were sooooo good, it made me feel guilty. I couldn't believe something that sweet tasting could actually be good for you - that I wouldn't be in a sugar coma or gain 10 lbs overnight.
Really, splurge on yourself, make the investment for both the book and DVD - you'll be so glad you did!:)
04-20-2007, 07:24 AM
My kids and I LOOOOVE the fudge balls. They are dangerously good...and good for you! :D
04-20-2007, 07:34 AM
thanks so much for your replies, I've been trolling the recipe archive the whole morning, and I'm building up my courage to start dehydrating.
04-20-2007, 07:40 AM
Raw Priestess' Fudge balls
Living on Live Foods has Tons of sweet recipes
I can not praise this book enough
Revvell's smoozies book has several drinks that curb the sweet cravings
Maraw on here & her site http://www.therawtable.com/recipes.htm
Rawkinlocs has a cinnamin bun recipe to die for!!!
Carmella is another resident confection Queen
OMG so many choices
There are several threads but the Recipe Photos only is my fav ( there are 3 seperate threads to that ( it's a series:p )
04-20-2007, 08:16 AM
welcome! without even getting into dehydrating, i have to say that dates are the sweetest thing ever! they most definitely make any sweet cravings vanish with one or two. . . and you can stuff them with a yummy spread made by just mixing raw tahini, agave or raw honey, and cinnamon together. Heaven!
There are so many amazing recipes out there, and on this board, have fun searching!
04-20-2007, 08:22 AM
Morningstar recommended "Carmella", her web-site is "the sunny raw kitchen" and she has a blog from Easter...it is all about CHOCOLATE...and her recipes are YUMMY.
I also recommend RawPriestess' fudge....and "the raw table" is "Maraw" from this site and she has some GREAT dehydrated cookies...and pie/pudding recipes! Also "Maraw's" simple best ever pie crust is on her site, and it is THE MOST LIKE A SAD PIE CRUST I'VE TRIED SINCE BEING RAW!!
Good luck to you... and welcome!
Oh YEAH...MY FAVORITE "SWEET" IS: a simple date...slice it down the middle, take out the pit, and put in an almond (of course I soak and dehydrate my almonds FIRST, AND keep them in the refrigerator ALL the times!)
04-20-2007, 08:42 AM
If you have a sweet tooth then Raw is for you. Natural Sugar is much more satisfying then refined sugar or corn syrup.
Fruit Salads- Yesterday I ate a salad with apples, oranges, strawberry's and bananas.
Dates -just as they are.
Date Nut Torte- So good- This is Alissa's Recipe, but you can get creative.
Walnuts blended with Raisins for the base. Form into little cake
Dates blended with a little lemon juice for the frosting.
Smoothie- Orange, frozen banana, pineapple, etc..
04-20-2007, 09:06 AM
I ditto that...the date-nut torte is incredible, and SOOOO easy! Definately sweet enough to satisfy a major sweet tooth.
04-20-2007, 10:36 AM
Yep, mejool dates do it for me!! Yum - sometimes they are actually SO sweet that I need to drink a little water or eat some cashews to tone it down!
04-20-2007, 11:12 AM
Raw desserts are the best! Just be sure to keep one made at all times to avoid slips into non-raw desserts because you are not prepared. There are tons of recipes for cookies, cakes, pies, chocolates! Some searches on this site and the internet will help- and of course alissa's book is a staple resource for any type of recipe.
04-20-2007, 12:22 PM
You are in luck!! I think raw dessert actually do a much better job of simulating cooked foods than other stuff does. Alissa has many awesome dessert recipes in her book and the recipe for Rawpriestess' brownies (do a search with the banana on the top of the main forum page) is to die for! Plus, so many fruits are sweet and delicious and so healthful!!! Dates are my best friend!! And mangoes!!! :-) Fruit smoothies are delicious and easy and quick. Yumm!!! Knock yourself out! Indulge your sweet tooth. The reason why humans have a sweet tooth is because fruit is our natural food.
All the best,
04-20-2007, 06:09 PM
Gotta start dehydrating!!! It is so fun!! I just made my first flax seed crackers - OMG! They are soooo good! Now I'm on a roll - I just want to try everything! Jes GO FOR IT!! :D You'll be happy, satisfied and wanting more! Alissa's book is awesome - and there are a lot of great recipes shared on this web site too! Good luck!
04-20-2007, 07:58 PM
I love the fact that I can eat blueberry pie for breakfast and not feel bad! I think RP's brownies are a good first thing to try b/c they are SO easy and don't require a dehydrator. Also, in her store Alissa sells some divine chocolate truffles. Yummy!
04-22-2007, 12:05 AM
I recently got a dehydrator and have been playing with the recipes. I love the burgers Alissa made on her DVD with pecans,mushrooms,onions,etc.mmmmmm
And I added onions and garlic to the flaxseed crackers and they are so good I won't ever need to think of SAD crackers again!
04-22-2007, 07:00 AM
wait (or don't wait!) until you try a raw cheesecake! My choco-holic sweet lovin SAD fiance LOVED it!
do a search on it and I'm sure you can find the recipe around here somewhere.
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