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02-08-2008, 09:47 AM
Well, I finally got Alissa's book and read through it. I plan to start her 4 week program of 100% raw using her menu. How many of you did it exactly (or very close) to what she has in the book? I was eating mostly raw before the holidays and then couldn't resist the cooked goodies. As I mentioned in my intro, I've had trouble with being bored since then and unable to stick to it. I'm hoping the menu in the book will rectify that. Anyway, just curious how many of you did it successfully and what you thought of the recipes. Also, did you all stick to the 4th week as she has planned? We don't have a dehydrator and I'm not ready to spend the money on one. I went through the archives and saw several of you don't use them very often. I'm just wondering how much it help with variety since you can make the crackers in it. I guess I'll see how the first 3 weeks go. If I'm not craving crackers I'll wait, if I am I'll see about a small dehydrator to start with.
We are off to the grocery store. If you are in north Texas, enjoy the gorgeous weather today!
02-08-2008, 10:38 AM
I followed the first 3 weeks pretty religiously but I don't think I did the 4th. As far as the dehydrator, even though I may not use mine every week, I really do love having it. When I make crackers....I make a huge batch of crackers. I figure it takes as much time to stir up a small batch as it does to stir up a huge batch. They keep a VERY long time and are great to have on hand. Then there are some great cookie recipes I like to make. I'd waite and try buying some dehydrated things first because maybe you won't even be a huge fan of the crackers.
02-08-2008, 01:11 PM
I didn't follow her 4 week plan...there were several recipes that didn't appeal to me and I didn't have a dehydrator at the time either. With something so new, I wanted to make a lot of recipes like she suggests, but I wanted to have more flexibility. I opted to do a 30 raw and allow myself to eat as much of what I wanted as long as it was raw. I probably ended up making as many recipes as she has in her 4 week plan, but they were ones that sounded really good to me. So, basically I made my own 4 week plan and just let myself be creative. :)
02-08-2008, 01:55 PM
From what understand you don't have to follow any particular recipes from the book - it's just important that you eat all raw.
02-08-2008, 02:04 PM
I followed the first week, but did not like some of the recipies. The second week, I picked recipes that I thought I would like. I do have a dehydrator and have made alot of recipes like crackers, enchilida and this weekend I'm going to make pizza.
Like the previous poster stated, what's most important is just to start eating RAW and it just flows from there.
Best of luck and you won't be disappointed in the results.
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