View Full Version : Friends coming for dinner...need ideas
05-18-2005, 07:56 AM
We have some friends coming over on Sunday evening for dinner. I have already told the wife that I am eating raw foods and she is VERY interested to try some (I know she thinks it is going to be carrot sticks and avocados ;) ).
Since I am new to this and have only made a few things, I would love some ideas on what I could prepare for them to show them the more flavorful and exciting part of raw.
BTW, I made the raw chili last night. My husband and I both LOVED it, but it upset my stomach a little (I may have put too much chili powder in it though).
Thanks for your help!
05-18-2005, 08:52 AM
My first raw dinner for 8 was Alissa's lasagne. It is sooooo delicious! It says to dehydrate for LOTS of hours. I dehydrated for 6 that time. Didn't dehydrate at all the next time.
Add a salad "bar" with a mixture of greens, tomatoes, jicama, etc. with a homemade dressing and dessert and you're good to go! Oh! I always have crackers on hand with a nut dip and guacamole.
05-18-2005, 08:59 AM
Thanks Revvell. My new dehydrator has not yet arrived so I am reluctant to plan anything needing dehydration. What I was hoping to do, was make a small variety of quick dishes while they are here to show her how easy it all is. One of my favorites is the corn chowder.
My friend is very interested in my new way of eating. I think she just needs a little nudge and some inspiration. And it helps to have a great recipe book too!
05-18-2005, 10:03 AM
well I was going to suggest Alissas chilli rellanos but that is out since you don't have a dehydrator but otherwise VERY yummy :D
Corn showder soup is a superchoice, sooo good!
Maybe chocolate mousse pie? The recipe is here in the forum somewhere, let me know if you don't find it and I'll dig it out for you and post here.
Raw tacos, the way I eat it is that I cut an iceberg lettuce in big chunks, these are my shells. I then make mince by mixing walnuts with cumin, soy sauce, chilli, salt, pepper a bit of tabasco and mix til it's grainy. Salsa made from tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, dates, oil, cumin, tabasco.... I think that's it. I think Alissa has a lovely one in her book!
Spanish Rice, parsnips, mixed veggies as spring onion, bell pepper, tomatoes and avocado mixed together, again recipe is here somewhere.
Mock salmon pate in Alissas cookbook.
Rawioli also from Alissas book, takes some time to do but is delicous :)
That's a few ideas from the top of my head. Good luck!
05-18-2005, 10:53 AM
O.kay then. I made Alissa's "Meatloaf" and started munching on it before dehydrating. Himself suggested we get some lettuce and make roll-ups. Perfect!!! Add a dressing, add some shredded/sliced veggies and you're good to go!
05-18-2005, 11:28 AM
My recommendation is the rawvioli recipe! It is awesomely delicious. Big green salad, date nut torte for dessert. You could also marinate some mushrooms, zucchini and onions for side dishes.
If you have a juicer, you could juice some fruit and make cocktails by mixing the fruit juice with bubbly water.
05-18-2005, 12:26 PM
If you do the rawiloi, I found that the turnips didn't soften as much like the recipe said they would. I put mine in the dehydrator and they were AWESOME!!! If you don't have a dehydrator, before putting the filling inside the turnips, maybe soak the turnips in some warm water to soften it. I had my hubby and friend try one last night and they both really liked it! My friend's husband almost gagged though!!! LOL!!! It would take a miracle for him to ever decide to go raw!!!
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