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08-07-2007, 08:48 PM
ick! I have tried a number, including gazpacho and an avocado based one, but i just can't get them down, they make me gag. Does anyone have ideas about recipes to try or ways to make them taste better? without raw soups my quick and easy raw dinner options are severely limited. :(
08-07-2007, 08:51 PM
Watermelon soup and/or green smoothies!! ~ Cathy
Nurse in the Raw
08-07-2007, 08:51 PM
Are you eating them warmed in the oven or cold? I can't stand cold soups.
08-07-2007, 09:06 PM
Definitely go for the green smoothies!
I refuse to eat anything with raw that makes me gag. Why would I want to eat like that? That's silly.
Why are your quick and easy dinner ideas limited? Grab a piece or three or four of fruit. Make dip for veggies. Make some onion bread and throw on some tomato and sprouts...
Raw IS so quick and easy...
08-07-2007, 09:19 PM
I'm not much of a raw soup person either, so I just don't make/eat 'em. But I HAVE had Alissa's Broccoli Soup as well as her Corn Chowder and they're good - I can't eat too much of them in one sitting, but they have good flavor. The only changes I make are:
To the broccoli soup, I used cashews and water instead of almonds as I preferred it less "grainy" and I added less garlic than she suggested. Oh...and I added just a little bit of red bell pepper (blended it in, not pieces in the soup) AND I chopped some broccoli, marinated it in a little sea salt and olive oil and set it in the dehydrator to somewhat "soften" it and then once the soup was blended, I added the chopped broccoli so I had bits of broccoli in it rather than just all-out creamy soup. The rare and few times that I DO make raw soup, I like "chewies" in it.
To the corn chowder, I added in some onion powder and black pepper and I also blended in cashews (Alissa's recipe uses avocado I believe). I also left some corn set aside to stir in after blending for those "chewies" again!
So, it definitely helps sometime to flavor the soups up as you feel would be befitting. Also, I like to have some sort of raw crackers on hand to eat in/with the soup.
08-08-2007, 08:18 AM
I'd suggest keeping to only few ingredients to start till you get a feel with what works and use a "good" blender. Stick to more watery fruits or veggies also. Maybe stick to tomato or cucumber or red pepper or celery type veggies as standards and stay away from the nuts, which may thicken it up to much in a bad way.
I guess the 2 main things are a "good" blender and trial and error. Now I don't even think about it. Just take whats available and mix it up since I have a better feel with what works or what to expect.
08-09-2007, 10:48 AM
Hi! I need some more of your "quick and easy" ideas...I mean, besides vegetables and fruit. I'm sensing that I might get bored soon, as far as "meals" go..... and regarding the oniion bread, I don't think I can without a dehydrator? I am really enjoying raw, but for someone who doesnt' cook, I find it a little difficult to really get variety.
PS, are frozen berries from the grocery store fine for smoothies?
08-09-2007, 11:24 AM
I wouldn't bother with them when there are so many other wonderful things to eat that won't make you gag.
08-09-2007, 11:55 AM
Do you like raw marinara sauce? I just make it with a little bit more water and eat it as a tomato soup.
08-09-2007, 12:16 PM
I don't care for most raw soups either. I add some nutritional yeast to them and they taste alot better too me.
I like the soups that are more nut based than avocado based.
I made Alissa corn chowder for potluck but I used cashews instead of almond milk and everyone loved it. Even I liked it. :)
08-09-2007, 12:25 PM
there are only a few raw soups that I love, corn chowder for sure and a tomato soup that I got from the garden diet, it was lovely. If I didn't like a soup I found that straining it made it taste better to me. I just didn't like the texture usually. And adding spice to it.
08-10-2007, 04:32 PM
Well that corn chowder sounds like a definate must try! I will be giving it a go for sure... with any luck i can add one raw soup to my repertoire, otherwise i will have to find other fun things to try!!!! :D Thanks guys!
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