View Full Version : WARMING foods please!
09-21-2004, 02:04 PM
Anyone got any ideas for warming foods?
Our Flutterfly needs some helping hands to get her warmed up when nothing else works...
I know the theory about how foods don't warm us up, how actually anything over body temp or under body temp costs us energy to bring it to the right temperature - so Flutter, nothing out of the fridge or freezer ok!
What about using spices and herbs? Anyone got any recipes that get the body 'heated' - i'm sure in Ayurveda there are heating elements to help out - I will look it up and come back.
Flutter Do you have a blender that can warm things a little like soups?
What about a nice warm bath too, or warm oil massaged into your hands and feet, or all over even better xx Poor Flutter, you are like my Mum - she works nights and lack of sleep really makes her body suffer and go chilly and unwarmable.
Oh and how about yogic breathing - it can warm the body - and are you into yoga at all? Some postures can fire up the body heat - I did the sun salutaion set (6 times each go) last winter and I remember it warming me up when our heating wasn't working...
09-21-2004, 02:17 PM
I do have a blender. I log in trucks all night on a 12 hour shift so keeping warm is very hard. I have used spices, exercised while at work (now this has to look funny to the drivers coming up to the Guard office and watching me bob up and down at 2:00am lol).
Thanks for helping me find something to keep me warm.
09-21-2004, 02:23 PM
I used to have the same problem, especially with my hands and feet. Since eating raw I don't have this problem anymore but sometimes I still like to eat warm food and I absolutely love spicy food. I find it very satisfying to eat warm cookies and bread right out of the dehydrator. When I used to have a vita-mix I made soups and warmed them up just by blending but you have to be careful not to warm it up too much! As for spicy food, lately I have been using a ton of garlic I got at the market which is really strong and super spicy. It warms me right up! Also, using any kind of hot pepper in a recipe will really make you hot. I have made things with pepper in them before that after eating I literally have to take off my sweater or any other clothing I can because I get so hot. Anyway, here's a recipe from Juliano's book called "Firewater"...
Call it expresso for naturalists. Serve it in a shot glass and toss it back in one gulp and you'll know what I mean.
4 cups filtered water
1 tablespoon hottest hot pepper you can get, chopped (I recommend habanero chilis)
lemon, unpeeled and quartered
1/2 lime, unpeeled and quartered
1 orange, unpeeled and quartered
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
1 and 1/2 tablespoons minced ginger
1 medium beet, chopped
In a gallon glass jar combine all the above ingredients. Secure with a tight lid and set the jar in the sun for 20 hours. If it's winter, let it sit over night. Shake it up, then strain the liquid into a pitcher and refrigerate it. Makes 16 big shots.
09-21-2004, 03:21 PM
Thank you for the recipe. I will get the stuff for it tomorrow and drink some at work. Sounds like it will do the trick ;)
09-21-2004, 04:54 PM
Analeah, that's a great recipe. It works too! :) great combination of spices!
As far as other ideas, try curry spices too.
09-23-2004, 10:23 AM
I've never actually tried the recipe myself but I always thought it looked good and as soon as I get all the ingredients I'm definately going to give it a try. Do you think I could add amarillo chili powder instead of the hot peppers in this recipe?
09-23-2004, 10:38 AM
Of course you could! Any spicy, hot pepper works! :) (I personally don't trust powdered, dried foods as Raw unless I know form the company that they are indeed Raw)
09-23-2004, 10:40 AM
Ok cool. I am pretty sure this is raw as it came from my order from nature's first law and says on the package that it is raw and sun dried.
09-23-2004, 10:44 AM
Does this burn going down? I like spicy foods, but there is a limit to what I can handle. It sounds like a great drink for winter though.
09-23-2004, 10:51 AM
I haven't yet tried it myself but I would imagine that it does burn. It probably depends on how much and what kind of peppers you use though. Then again maybe after sitting out and having all the ingredients mix it might take away some of the burn....maybe CC knows?
10-20-2004, 05:08 AM
I had some longtime raw fooders who live in a cold climate tell me they put cayenne pepper in their shoes over the winter! I've never tried that, but a quick warm up recipe that works for me when I'm craving soup is:
heat about 1 cup water hot enough that you can still put your finger into it comfortably
put it in the blender with a handful of cashews and a Tbsp or so of yellow miso. Blend and drink! It's creamy and salty and very good for cravings.
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