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08-15-2007, 11:50 AM
So, I'm eating my first raw salad. I didn't know what to do about dressing so I brought some cold pressed olive oil.
Pretty much tastes like grass at the moment. I added some table salt and pepper b/c i need to be able to stomach this for the time being.
I know there are other things i could have added but since I'm at work this is all I have.
08-15-2007, 11:54 AM
You are going to have to start "jazzing" your foods up more. Grab a tomato and avocado and sprouts and throw into that salad. Squirt some lemon on there and bingo, you have a way better tasting salad.
Your green smoothies - start making them taste good.
One tires of a blah, boring diet. Raw is definitely not boring!
08-15-2007, 11:54 AM
Here's my typical salad:
3-4 cups romaine
a good amount of avocado (I buy JUMBO avocados, so 1/6 of one for me)
1/4-1/3 cup sliced grape tomatoes
1/4-1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup diced beets
some ACV (not much) (Apple cider vinegar)
Emerils Original blend spice
1 clove garlic, pressed
I think the spice makes the food, when it comes to veggies/greens.
08-15-2007, 12:00 PM
i knew i should have grabbed tomatos. Dangit. It's a little better now that i've taken more bites. Kinda like my smoothie this morning. Don't worry, this is just the first day. I only went on a small adventure to the whole foods store. I just wanted to get started and see what I could do. I think I can do it but I don't think I'll be able to do anything with avocado. I still don't like it.
I have lemon at home but didn't totally plan out my lunch in a timely manner. my fault. dur.
08-15-2007, 12:03 PM
Good luck! Small steps are the way to go IMO when it comes to dealing with fresh foods and produce.
All I know is that if I tried to go 100% raw in one day, and went out and bought supplies for a week, I'd be freaking out and crying.
I didn't know how to prep ANY type of veggie or fruit....how to slice a pineapple?! OMG It could have been rocket science for all I knew.
But I've found my own methods and combined them with the knowlege of others, and I've gotten into my produce buying flow:)
(THANK THE LORD FOR THE INTERNET! I must have done searches on how to pick out, let alone slice fruits and veggies, a million times!)
08-15-2007, 12:06 PM
fresh grated ginger
dash of honey
sometime a squeeze of orange
Note: No oil
a pinch of sunflower seeds or hemp seeds.
08-15-2007, 12:09 PM
Finding a tasty salad dressing has been difficult for me. I don't care for a strong acv taste in my dressing. I have made some from alissa's book and others. So far, the best one was from The Raw Gourmet or something like that, but I put too much lemon juice in it. :( It was ok and is almost gone. Back to experimenting I guess.
08-15-2007, 12:10 PM
that's what i've been doing. I've been taking notes, going back over the same posts i've already read. i even copy and pasted somethings and printed them all out and was walking around the store with this paper full of message board suggestions...... i tried not to look...new... anyway. i only bought enough for me to try for a few meals. not all meals.
maybe for dinner i'll have some this broccoli sprouts with regular wheat bread and cheese. that will be my only SAD food for the day. and a fruitalisious smoothie. :)
08-15-2007, 12:12 PM
In the beginning, as I was learning, I did ALOT of smoothies with frozen fruit, because then I didn't have to worry that I wouldn't know what to do with the food I had spoiling in my fridge. So that's my #1 tip for new raw peoples: KEEP FROZEN FRUIT IN THE FREEZER lol
08-15-2007, 12:13 PM
Did you grow the broccoli sprouts yourself? I have some, but haven't grown them yet. That's next on my list after the mung.....maybe.
08-15-2007, 12:23 PM
This has become one of my favorite "dishes":
- Chop up lettuce / endive / whatever.
- Massage a half avocado into it (with your hands).
- Add chopped sundried tomatoes (soaked beforehand).
- Optional: add pine nuts.
Takes only a few minutes to make and tastes delicious!
08-15-2007, 12:25 PM
SmilingRawDancer: I might do that, but eating fruit before it spoils has never been a problem with me in general growing up. luckily my parents were very pushy when it came to eating fruits and veggies. unlike my husbands parents where now him and his sister will almost not eat fruits and veggies at all!
CaliRaw: I didn't do them myself. I bought them at The Whole Foods store.
I do plan to try to grow these things on my own at some point. just depends if i can find a way to keep the apartment landscaping people from blowing their air blowers on my back porch.
08-15-2007, 01:12 PM
I didn't think they had to be planted in soil? Do they? :eek: I hope not. I wasn't planning to.
08-15-2007, 01:15 PM
Sprouts? I never do. I have two fresh life sprouters I use.
08-16-2007, 07:40 AM
I sprout in a big glass jar with cheese cloth over the top for small seeds, and I sprout beans in a collander in the sink.
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