View Full Version : about to start raw/what recipes will hook family?
04-15-2005, 12:30 PM
I keep putting of starting raw. Nothing looks appetizing to me or my little girl.... What recipes can I do in the beginning to HOOK us on raw? Thank you for any insight...Kim
04-15-2005, 01:09 PM
What are some of the dishes you guys currently like to eat? That might help. I have put together some of my favorite recipes from several different books and websites. If you want a copy, pm me.
04-15-2005, 01:25 PM
Where are you looking that nothing looks appealing? What equipment do you have? Blender, food processor, dehydrator? What books do you have?
Here's a site that might assist ~
The dishes that my SAD husband LOVES are:
Shazzie's Red Bell Pepper Soup
Juliano's Butternut Squash Soup
My gingered spinach and apple soup (or smoothie)
The "Best Chili" recipe posted here previously with Brazil Nut Sour Cream
Marinara on zucchini pasta
Raviolis made w/ eggplant, mac cream filling, and red bell pepper marinara
My "candied yams"
My raw brocolli and apple salad
My yam and apple salad
My beet and apple salad
My Oat and Apple Muffins
My banana crepes with walnut cream filling and raspberry sauce
"Butter Pecan Ice Cream"- recipe posted on this site previously (but with honey swirled thru it rather than blended in and lots of pecans sprinkled on top)
Berry sorbets (made in the coffee grinder with frozen berries)
Lemon pudding (lemon juice, lemon rind, avocado and sweetener) and pie
Chocolate Pudding and Pie
Banana and coconut cream pie with almond/date crust
Alissa's Mango Pie filling, as pudding
Berry milkshakes made with almond milk and frozen berries (YUM!)
Stuffed mushrooms -stuffed with sun-dried tomato pesto and garlicky macadamia nut cream
I'm sure I'm forgetting a few, but this is a good start. There are certainly many more your family would like.
If you would like any of these recipes, let me know.
04-15-2005, 07:06 PM
Hi, Welcome...I would suggest that you get Alissa's book/DVD combo. It is fabulous ! she spend hours showing you HOW to DO This. :) I have read a ton of recipes, but I really needed to watch the DVD (twice) & take notes to really understand this new lifestyle. :p This is a great group here & there are a ton of caring people who will help you on your journey. :p
04-15-2005, 07:10 PM
Some of my favorites that I have served to my family successfully were already listed, but here they are anyway:
Juliano's butternut squash soup ( we throw on top a jalapeno and cilantro pesto)
carrot and zucchini pasta - topped with marinara sauce
the chili recipe that was posted on this site]
sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat (for cereal)
Juliano's oatmeal cookies
chopped kale salad with lots of lemon juice, olive oil and salt
smoothies (even green ones)
Good luck, Tracy
Lady Green Jeans
12-17-2005, 01:52 PM
Would love to get the recipe for Stuffed mushrooms -stuffed with sun-dried tomato pesto and garlicky macadamia nut cream.
12-17-2005, 01:55 PM
I recommend SamuelWilson's Coconut Fettuccine Alfredo :)
12-17-2005, 02:52 PM
Samuel, that looks great! Can we get the recipe?
Kathy, I'd be happy to give you my stuffed mushroom recipe. It's really very easy.
I should mention, however, that the sundried tomatoes I use for the pesto are probably not strictly raw because they are the kind in the jar, marinated in oil with herbs. But you could always make up a batch of your own sundried tomatoes in oil with herbs and use that.
I also have to apologize because I never wrote this recipe down, just went from memory. But i haven't made it in a long time and can't remember precise amounts of some ingredients now (hence all the "to taste"s). Next time I make it I will update this post with exact amounts.
Any way, here is the recipe:
crimini mushroom caps
sundried-tomato pesto (below)
garlicy macadamia nut cream (below)
Wash crimini mushroom caps and brush with olive oil. Fill 2/3 with tomato pesto. Put in dehydrator and dehydrate at 100-105 degrees until softened (can't remember how long). Top with mac cream and return to dehydrator for a couple more hours.
1 jar sundried tomatoes in oil
fresh garlic to taste
celtic sea salt to taste
Dump entire jar of tomatoes with oil into blender, add garlic and salt, and if you would like a sweeter tomato flavor, add a bit of sweetener, and blend until a thick paste. If using a regular blender (i don't have a vitamix) you will need to constantly help ingredients to turn over with a spoon.
Garlicy Macademia Nut Cream
1 cup macadamia nuts
1/4 cup water approx.
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice approx.
fresh garlic to taste (make it garlicy!)
fresh thyme to taste
If you have a vitamix I imagine you can just put everything into the jar and blend until smooth. I just have a regular blender, so I grind the macadamias in a cofee grinder first, then add to blender with other ingredients, except thyme, and blend 'til smooth. The lemon juice added to the blended macs gives it a flavor like parmesan cheese, so add enough to get the cheesy taste (but not so much it becomes lemony). Add the thyme last and blend briefly.
How about fruit smoothies ? My kids love them. Some frozen organic fruit ( it's very cold here and we have no access to fresh organic at this time) a few organic bananas and some water.
I have 3 very picky kids and am in the process of transitioning them. I started by just adding and more fresh fruits and veggies into daily meals and slowly doing away with the junk. I stopped buying anything that was not organic, oh my children are vegetarians so that made things easier !
How old is your daughter and are you meat eaters ?
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