View Full Version : Colder Weather Meals
07-31-2007, 04:01 PM
I am new to raw foods, but am so excited learning all I can. I live in the Northeast, not far from Alissa's, Kittery, ME, in fact. I was wondering what we do for produce and raw meals, especially in the middle of winter. Do meals basically change with the seasons in the raw food world? I've only been at this for a few weeks and already thinking ahead for what to expect. What a great forum this is. Thank you. Aurelie48
07-31-2007, 04:10 PM
Well, some things that can be done in the colder months are:
- eat warming foods such as cayenne, ginger, etc. added to your foods or to warm water.
- eat warmed soups that you can either blend in the Vitamix (or blender) until warm (not hot, though) or warmed in a pot on the stove just until your finger can rest comfortably in it without being burned.
- use your dehydrator to warm foods
- eat heavier foods such as dehydrated flat breads with nut butters, etc.; crackers; pizza; nut; avocados, etc.
- don't refrigerate any produce that doesn't need it...leave it out on the counter in baskets, etc. so it's not ice cold when you go to eat it. If you do have to refrigerate, let it sit out a bit before eating or (if feasible) run the produce under hot water to take the chill off.
07-31-2007, 06:28 PM
Thank you Rawkinlocs for such good cold weather suggestions. I was 100% raw for a year but couldn't face another winter being cold. My food was cold and the veggies I was eating didn't keep me warm. Summer was easy for me to stay raw but winter burrrrrrrr.
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