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04-14-2005, 08:30 AM
I tried the challenge but only managed 7 days before I went back to raw till dinner. I need ideas for the best tasting dinner entres to have something other than salads. I know many of you are long term folks who have moved away from "transitional meals" but I'd love some responses so I can increase my all raw days.
04-14-2005, 08:40 AM
Ohhh, all salads? How did you do 7 days???? Sheesh gurl! Tell us what you've got! Food processor? Blender? Dehydrator? We can be more helpful with more information.
Plus, what books do you have?
Here's what I've done ~ make up a plan for 3-4 days. Get some recipes, put markers on them. Write down the name of each, the book (or internet recipe) and page number. Write down a list of ingredients that you don't have on hand. Go SHOPPING!!! (I LOVE SHOPPING!)
Then come home, spend whatever time you need to make up these recipes. Shouldn't be more than 3-4 hours max ~ twice a week. Refrigerate what you need to. Keep the list of what you made near you so when you get hungry, you have it on hand.
If you don't have a dehydrator for warming, then just take stuff out of the fridge an hour or so before eating to bring to room temp OR if it's a sunny day, cover and put out for 15 minutes or so.
04-14-2005, 08:57 AM
I love this quick dinner:
Make a tomato sauce you like and pour over zucchini previously passed trough a saladaco. It's really yummy. Add a bit of tahini to your sauce for a more filling and creamier option.
04-14-2005, 09:12 AM
I was going to suggest raw spaghetti, too.
Also raw Pad Thai (I've had it over plain zucchini 'pasta' instead of mung bean sprouts, and it was just as good!)
04-14-2005, 09:19 AM
I vote for (banana) ice cream for dinner!!
you could also do some wraps using various veggies and maybe a good nut pate' wrapped in lettuce, kale or collard leaves.
I'm not sure if you have a dehydrator or not, but I love the onion bread recipe (posted in the recipe forum) with stuff on it for a sandwich. Marinated veggies, warmed on the dehydrator, are always a hit around here too!
04-14-2005, 12:13 PM
This is another one that I like and it is also very easy to do;
by Leslie Oakes
3 ripe avocados
1 lg. onion
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 1/2 tsp cumin
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup sun dried tomatoes, soaked and chopped
2-3 chopped jalapenos
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
romaine or leaf lettuce
Cut the avocado into chunks, and pour lemon juice over it. Chop onion in food processor, then add the rest of the ingredients and process untill smooth and creamy.
Spoon some of the mixture into a lettuce leaf and wrap around mixture. I promise, this tastes like a taco!
You can add more or less of the jalapenos if you wish, the dish is quite spicy, but VERY good!
04-14-2005, 12:20 PM
I used to make Juliano's meatloaf as something dense to eat at night. Alissa has a recipe in ther book for a meatloaf. If I was really hungry, I would make some cashew cheese and spread on top of my meatloaf.
Also, I love kale salads mixed with lemon juice and olive oil, sprinkled with a little salt. It is not dense like the meatloaf, but it has a lot of crunch and is heavier than lettuce leaves.
04-15-2005, 07:42 AM
alissa's portabella with guacamole is fabulous. Basically a portabella cap, stem removed, stuffed with guacamole and marinated in a little braggs or nama shoyu. Easy and filling! Do you have her book? She has great dinner ideas (and snacks, breakfast, lunch etc. etc.) Highly suggested!
Avocados are also great in a salad with cucumber, tomato, or pretty much anything else. that is, if you like them! And they are filling, which is important at the beginning to a lot of people.
If you have a blender or food processor, smoothies and raw soups are easy. If you have a veggie peeler or spiral slicer you can make carrot or pasta zucchini with raw tomato sauce.
04-15-2005, 05:52 PM
If you have a dehydrator and Alissa's book
the pesto stuffed mushrooms are to live for
meatloaf with bar-b-que sauce
raviolies with marinara sauce
I could go on and on and on
I agree with revvell, let us know what appliances you have and what recipe books, and we will do our very best to help you out.
Trust us, we were all there at one time or another.
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