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10-10-2007, 09:38 PM
I am writing an article for a farmers market in the area about going raw. One topic they wanted me to cover is how to stay raw in winter and what fruits, vegetables one can eat that are in season.
I'm looking for information online, but i would reeeeally appreciate some of your help!!! :o
P.S. They also wanted me to have a recipe of some "Christmas" raw dish (i guess i should look into the recipe section here:) )
Lady Green Jeans
10-10-2007, 10:07 PM
What a fun project. Having grown up back east, they had a lot of fruit cellars where families often stored fall root vegetables (onions, carrots, potatoes, beets, parsnips, cabbages, pumpkins, squash and even wrapped green tomatoes) for use throughout the winter. The room would stay cold enough for a brisk storage but not as to freeze the items.
Good recipes would be maybe some root veggies or yam recipe, a warming or soup served on the warm side (Alissa's broccoli soup), maybe a cranberry salad either chilled or warm from the dehydrator, pumpkin pie sound really good too if that is a fav. Warming spices do the trick for me in the winter--even if I choose to enjoy my food chilled--spices add nice warmth. I always adore anything with the sage/thyme flavor reminiscent of stuffing. Now I want to go start prepping for Thanksgiving. Thank you for the nice thread.
Please let us know what you decide.
10-10-2007, 10:31 PM
I am currently in love with Alissa's Bean-less falafels...they are so delicious straight out of the dehydrator, crunchy on the outside, doughy on the inside. (wish I had one now, now that I'm talking about it). I can't wait to eat them in the dead of winter..............
10-11-2007, 10:28 AM
all those ideas of recipes are great!
oh and i found a list of seasonal fruits/vegetables in Winter somewhere-
hmmm any more?
10-11-2007, 12:31 PM
I am not sure how raw these are but I have been using them. Please feel free to comment back if they are not in the scope of raw. I live in Michigan it gets very cold in winter, I use the dehydrator a lot more. But I also have a nice cup of herb tea after my raw meal or during and that keeps me feeling good on cold days. I also try to take my food out of the refrigerator an hour before I want to eat on cold days so that way it can get to room temperature.
As for my alltime favorite winter dish is miso soup. I heat the water to simmering and immediately take it off the heat I wait a few minutes for it to cool and than add wakeme veggies and miso. By the time I have added cold veggies from my fridge and the miso the water temp is about down to wrist temp so I always considered it raw enough. what do you guys think?
10-12-2007, 08:59 AM
hm i think it's a good idea to warm up yours soup like that... i think i know what one purchase i need to make for Winter- a thermometer! They sell those for measuring food's temperature right? :o
10-14-2007, 09:47 PM
ahh no more help? :(
Can somebody help with a traditional Christmas dish- raw version? :o
lil fairy z girl
10-15-2007, 06:32 AM
hi, in the winter i would make more heartier meals like, raw chilli and curry and marinated mushrooms. i usually add more spice and garlic to things as for me it makes the food more warm.
you will no doubt find some dishes in the search feature.
10-15-2007, 07:39 PM
I've only been 100% for about a month now so I haven't been threw a thanksgiving or a Christmas but I was planning on making one of Alissas unturkey recipes ( the one that tastes like stuffing because that is my favorite holiday dish), some cranberry sauce raw cranberries and an orange and some sweeter and a pumpkin pie. I was also going to make some extra raw cookies for the freezer.
10-15-2007, 09:22 PM
There are Plenty of Old Threads on RAW ThanksGiving and CHRISTmas.....Use the "SEARCH" at the Top of this Page......Also consider using Cayenne Pepper in your dishes.......It will WARM YOU UP..........
Lady Green Jeans
10-15-2007, 11:32 PM
Holiday dishes that may transfer over to raw:
Maybe experiment with mashed potatoes (cauliflower alone did not thrill me). Maybe add parsnip, ground cashew or something to heft them up a bit. Mushroom gravy did work for me. Awsome.
Family tradition when SAD was a cranberry salad with pecans or walnuts, chopped apple, mandarin orange sections, bananas (also called for mini marshmallows which you definately would not miss). This could so be awsome raw.
Alissa has a couple stuffing recipes you may want to try. I adore the flavor of the stuffing herbs--maybe try to replicate something along that line if you enjoy those flavors. Maybe adjust the hamburger buns to those flavors--not sure, but fun to experiment.
Pumpkin pie has been listed here as has pumpkin soup--two fall must make recipes.
Are there particular flavors or dishes you miss or would like to replicate raw?
(Edited to add: probably put the raw cranberries in FP to break up a bit and add some agave or preferred sweetener as they are pretty tart on their own.)
10-16-2007, 12:03 AM
Thank you for all the ideas guys!!:D
Lady Green Jeans, the cranberry salad sounds sooooo good!
The "warm" spices definitely seem to make a difference, i'm excited about raw winter! Ahh my article is due next week, these are all great ideas i will mention in it! :)
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