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01-11-2008, 02:40 PM
I'm really reaching out to my rawbie comrades right now. I live in New England. And it's cold and rainy here. It's customary to be curling up with a hot soup right about now! I'm fighting a craving for something hot and salty.
Like soup with a side of chips or
chips and huumus and soup.
Can anyone suggest some raw substitutions?
Also, I'm one of those really twisted people who panics when something is going right for them. So, I've been raw all week. I feel wonderful. I lost 9lbs. And now, I think part of my issue is the urge to mess it all up. I'm afraid to let go and be who I want to be. Like waking up in the morning and wanting to pull the sheets back over your head and sink way down deep into the covers. It's safer there. Does anyone else ever get this way? Or am I all alone in my sanity. :confused: Please help!
I would suggest you make a sweet potato soup or squash soup which would be "warm" and some zuchinni chips or have a tahini dip with some veggies. All are really easy to prepare and will take care of your "wants".
01-11-2008, 02:58 PM
thank you, mump. I thought of a raw carrot/ginger soup with a little extra lime. That might take care of the salt craving. Something tart as a substitution. I don't have a dehydrator though. Wish I could make some raw chips
01-11-2008, 03:04 PM
There is a recipe for spicy yam chips that I sincerely enjoy. My husband (who so far has hated every single thing raw I've made) LOVES these chips. I can make these in the evening and the following morning I'm lucky if half are left.
01-11-2008, 03:06 PM
No suggestions for chips. I also like hummus - baby carrots are fine for me or cukes. I like crunchy pecans.
I make my soup/green smoothie thick and creamy with avos or soaked cashews, i add some warm water. I use onion, carrots, celery, parsley root and lots of parsley greens and some kale add avo and garlic and soup is very savoury)
01-11-2008, 03:30 PM
Authenticme....I don't have a food suggestion, but I do know what you are feeling. Sometimes it is so much easier to revert back to our old ways instead of doing what we know is best for us. It has happened to me many times. I am so proud of you for what you have accomplished thus far. I know that you can be that person that you want to be. Keep your head up and keep going. You can do this!:D
01-11-2008, 03:46 PM
Ooooh,Boxerfamily, thank you so much for understanding! I feel like I'm in labor. No joke! Giving birth to a new me but oooooooooh those labor pains. <sigh> We can do this,right? No turning back,right?
Thank you all for your food suggestions. I"m looking up all those recipes.
01-11-2008, 03:54 PM
We can do this. 100% possible and likely that we will. I feel the same, that we are giving birth. Sometimes I feel like the new person I am striving for, but others I feel just like that other person who needed a whole container of Tuscan Tomato Bisque to get over a rough day.
OHHHH WE ARE SO DOING THIS!!!!:p
01-11-2008, 09:25 PM
I dont have any suggestions as far as what to eat, but I can totally relate to how you are feeling. I live on the east coast and it is cold right now. What has been helping me is taking warm epsom salt baths and then getting in my cozy robe under the covers with a book. I usually do this once a week, often on a friday night--I am unwinding from the work week and it is a treat. It also helps prevent the "weekend is here" munchies.
The feeling after the bath and when I am in my robe is the same to me as the warm soup or tea you are describing.
01-11-2008, 11:07 PM
Great idea,Andra. Thank you. I bought some bath salts today. Can't wait to use them. Maybe a little lemon and ginger in warm water will help too.
01-11-2008, 11:27 PM
my favorite warming soup. i also warm it up a little on the stovetop.
Cream of Zucchini Soup
From Jennifer Cornbleet’s 'Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People'
½ cup water
1 zucchini, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon mellow white miso
½ teaspoon crushed garlic (1 clove)
¼ teaspoon sea salt
dash cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ avocado, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh minced dill, or 1 tsp dried
Place all of the ingredients except the olive oil, avocado and dill in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Add the olive oil and avocado and blend until smooth. Add the dill and blend briefly just to mix.
01-12-2008, 04:11 AM
I also live in New England. Have all my life. Grew up in southern NH, moved to White Mountains in 2003 and moved to Midcoast Maine in 2005. New England can be brutal but it's also very pretty. And spring is around the corner. Hang in there!
As far as recipes, I tried Alissa's Spicy Tomato Soup the other day and it was awesome. We had it with a big salad with Honey Mustard Dressing. Both the dressing and the soup were a little spicy and we didn't mind that it wasn't HOT.
Here's a picture!
01-12-2008, 12:50 PM
Thank you for the recipes and ideas, Hibispano and Dancer. I feel like I should have named this thread: How to stay warm eating Raw in NE. I bet alot of folks could use this support!
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