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05-08-2007, 11:26 AM
I am new to the raw lifestyle and I'm trying different dishes from Alissas' DVD. I would love to be able to make a raw dinner for my family and my mom and wifes' parents for Mothers Day. I am thinking that it would have to be dishes that are more traditional (SAD) looking, ie. not obviously raw. Something like spagheti and meatballs, one of the raw burger recipes, etc.. Any suggestions/recipes would be greatly appreciated. I have a blender and dehydrator and a small food processor to work with. If nothing else I will at least make a raw dessert but would like to do the entire meal if possible.
05-08-2007, 11:44 AM
My family doesn't know I'm raw yet. I suggested that we do something different. Rather then just go to someones house and eat and talk for a short period. I suggested we go to the Zoo early in the morning and everyone pack their own lunch! They liked the idea, and I didn't have to tell them why or stress out about what I was going to eat. :)
05-08-2007, 02:23 PM
Russell James' lasagna is wicked easy and a huge hit with my SAD friends. Do a banana search for the recipe / pics.
05-08-2007, 03:04 PM
Here you go: http://thesunnyrawkitchen.blogspot.com/2007/01/luscious-lasagna.html
05-08-2007, 04:37 PM
for introducing others to raw food, and making it as "comfortable" for them as possible, I suggest two recipes. . .. raw sushi or lasagna
the lasagna is typically my go-to recipe for new to raw people but the sushi is exceptionally delicious, easy and with a bit of preparation (rolling and slicing it up) it feeds a lot of people and transports easily (i'm going on an oceanside picinic with my family and they are in love with raw food, so that's what we're having!)
i'd be more than happy to post or direct you to recipes for either if they sound tantalizing to you!!!
i also recommend raw banana ice cream for dessert, it's 100 times better than traditional SAD ice cream, and has a thousand variations.
the good thing about these recipes. . . no dehydrator or complicated ingredients involved!!:)
05-09-2007, 07:42 PM
Do you have Alissa's book too? I would really recommend the carrot pecan burgers....(i always end up using walnuts instead of pecan's). It's delicious, quick and looks just like a hamburger.
You might also try getting some sprouted tortilla's (technically not raw, but since it's for family), make the carrot pecan mix into fajita strips, cut up some fresh red, yellow peppers, cilantro, make guac and salsa and serve them up with a fresh jicama salad:) you can grate the jicama and make the pesto (also in the book) and mix them together for another quick dish.
good luck! i've been thinking about fixing my mom a raw lunch this sunday too. she just finished her breast cancer treatment and am trying to 'influence' her into raw...but asian mom's are hard to convert
05-09-2007, 08:26 PM
One thing my entire family liked was the onion bread made into sandwiches with Swiss nut cheese, lettuce and tomato. They also liked the nacho nut cheese. I stuffed it into baby bell peppers (not ready yet in my garden), but you could use chunks of regular bell peppers, and chunks of celery. I served these with an assortment of other fresh vegetables. A fruit platter also goes over well.
Luckily my family although not considered raw has always eaten a lot of raw foods such as vegetables and fruit, just plain with no sauces or dips so this sort of thing is not unusual to us.
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