View Full Version : Please help me, i'm addicted to lightly steamed califlower and sweet potatoes.
05-01-2007, 09:03 AM
Can anyone help?
I don't boil but i do lightly steam tough veggies.
05-01-2007, 09:06 AM
I don't enjoy raw sweet potatoe unless it's spiral sliced into spagheti thin shreds. try changing the texture makes a difference.
consider soaking cauliflower in water then warming in dehydrator
or make a garlic, sea salt and olive oil blend and marinate the cauliflower in a ziploc.
05-01-2007, 09:06 AM
I love raw cauliflower....and never liked it before RAW.
I would stick it in the dehydrator for awhile....then drizzle with evoo...
05-01-2007, 09:08 AM
How thoughtful of you to post them.
I guess i'm having trouble getting away from the texture issue.
05-01-2007, 09:12 AM
Hey, lifeAGift's idea is GREAT.. add alittle water to a ziploc bag (just a TBS or so) and zip it up and put in the dehydrator...kinda steams it. You could even turn up the temp. for an hour or so (to about 140)
05-01-2007, 09:18 AM
I will try it that way and also use the sweet potatoes.
I will try it for lunch.
05-01-2007, 09:29 AM
Make the raw couscous with your cauliflower. It is yum-oh!!! Here's the link. Only I add kalamata olives.
05-01-2007, 01:56 PM
Honestly, People may disagree but there is nothing wrong with lightly steaming, and you will still get a lot out of them, and sometimes even MORE than what you'd get raw. Especially with those types of foods, which is probably why you lean towards it. This is true of broccoli, too.
05-01-2007, 02:03 PM
**ducks and covers head before replying**
If you are addicted to lightly steamed veggies, I say: ENJOY!! Be thankful you are addicted to something healthy, and not craving Twinkies. I so wish I had your problem! (Not that I am craving Twinkies, YUCK! what is that filling inside there, anyway? I think it is styrofoam mixed with sugar. Blech!)
Seriously, I have read alot about nutrition and healthy eating, and alot of folks in the know claim that cruciferous veggies are healthier when they are lightly steamed.
05-01-2007, 02:18 PM
:) I've read that before and i don't seem to have any negative effects from eating them that way.
It did seem that when i ate them in abundance raw they were hard to digest and i had a serious problem with bloating.
05-01-2007, 04:07 PM
LOL - Searose, exactly!!!!!!!
I'm too lazy to steam or I'd eat them that way. LOL! I have zero problems with eating my friend's steamed cruciferouses and/or lentils, though. ;-)
05-01-2007, 04:55 PM
I don't feel any negative effects from eating steamed veggies and now i can do it with a smile.
I'm not doing it everyday but sometimes especially when time is short i will steam and mix it with loads of raw veggies.
What do you all fix that is not completely raw and love:) ?
05-01-2007, 05:05 PM
Bethanie and everyone, it's great that you feel great eating lightly steamed veggies with no ill effects and that you're seeking advice on this.
However, let's all please be mindful that this is a raw food forum and therefore the suggestions need to be based on that and not based upon advocating cooked food, even if only lightly steamed. The arguements regarding whether or not you get more nutrients, etc. if you steam certain veggies can go on and on - but the bottom line is that this forum and this recipe section is geared towards raw food. If those (steamed veggies) work for you, then by all means enjoy them, but let's keep the discussions here, on RFT, based on raw food and not cooked.
The suggestions given further above are great if you want to eat cruciferous veggies in their raw form.
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