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I'm trying to find something other than the deserts that I will REALLY like.
I made the marinara spaghetti yesterday, and zucchini strips. It was ok.
I really don't have a craving to make it again - LOL - but I wish I did!
Can I warm it? :rolleyes:
Part of the reason was it was pretty cold.
Am I allowed to warm foods to 105 degrees? I'm not really sure how warm
that would feel, or how to do.
Obviously I don't want to put in microwave. Would I slide the plate in
a dehydrator for 10 minutes? Does this help or not? Does it harm it?
Also do those pizzas taste better than the spaghetti? :confused:
I'm hoping I really like the crackers, and pizzas, and burgers, but haven't made any yet.....
04-18-2005, 08:49 AM
When I first went raw it was during the beginning of winter and cold foods were a problem, esp. since my house is drafty and I have poor circulation to begin with. The cold foods just made me feel colder and after a while they seemed very unappealing.
To heat up your foods, you can warm them on the stove to 100 degrees or so (keep a thermometer handy) or put them in the dehydrator for an hour or so. Also, you can put your food in a ziplock then soak in a pot of warm water for awhile. I make warm soups in my vitamix by keeping them blending for a couple of minutes or so. I make hot soups for my (non-raw) son the same way, if you keep the vitamix running for five or six minutes or so, you can heat a soup up to boiling temperature.
At night, I take my fruit out of the fridge for the next morning's smoothies. And in the morning I take out my veggies for the day, so they'll be room temp. by the time I'm ready to eat them.
Also, I totally understand about how many raw dishes are not that appealing. I've found the same thing, so when I do actually find a recipe I like, I type up the recipe and put it in a special binder. This binder is reserved for raw dishes I really, really love. No duds allowed (I especially disliked the marinara and zucchini past)! So far I only have about five recipes in there, but it is growing by one a week or so.
Hope this helps.
I can see you've mastered some of the challenges I see looming large.
Or I could just forget challenges and eat desserts at every meal?
That would be a balanced diet right ?
All the 3 basic food groups - sweet - sweeter - and horrendously sugary!
04-19-2005, 03:13 AM
I warm most of my food in the dehydrator, as I really like my food warm.
If you can keep your finger in it, it isn't too warm.
It's called "finger hot" by raw food chefs.
One of my favorite recipes is the pesto stuffed mushrooms, and I dehydrate them quite a while. until they are truly cooked looking, a few hours anyway.
I also love the meatloaf recipe, but I make them into burger patties, and I put the marinara on them.
If you aren't liking the raw recipes too much, you might just want to eat fresh fruits and veggies until your taste buds change.
Trust me, they will change, you probably like salt and sugar more in the beginning, and as you stay raw for a while, you will find that any salt it way too salty dates in things, are way too sugary.
When I first went raw, I made lots of deserts with tons of dates and honey, now I hardly ever make deserts, and when I do, I use about 1/2 the sweeteners they ask for, and I never add honey, it is way too sweet for me.
Your taste buds will change.
But for right now, try the enchiladas, pesto stuffed musrooms, raviolies (these are marvelous), meatloaf, date nut torte, but if you love deserts, and it keeps you raw, go for it.
04-19-2005, 04:46 AM
>>Or I could just forget challenges and eat desserts at every meal?
Well, the great thing about eating raw is that you can take a dessert and make it into a meal. I don't have much of a sweet tooth so I don't do this too often, but when I do I certainly don't feel guilty about it.
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