View Full Version : Need your best recipes to entice my SAD hubby!
03-21-2008, 03:18 PM
I am so extremely happy about the changes my hubby is starting to make to his diet! He has always been a serious meat and potato kind of guy, but the changes I've been making are finally starting to rub off on him! He used to make faces and gagging sounds at my green smoothies, but I've got him drinking them every morning with me now (even though he still makes faces haha). He has also given up fast food and eats a lot less meat and more salads. He told me today that he feels really good about the changes he has made so far and wants to try adding more healthy raw meals into his diet! Woo hoo! :D
So I really want to take advantage of him being open to this right now, and I need some really good, really filling raw dinner recipes that are DEHYDRATOR-FREE, as I don't have one yet. He LOVED that wonderful Broccoli Salad recipe that's been floating around here, as well as Dr Cousin's chili recipe.
I would love to hear what recipes you guys have found successful with SAD/ meat eaters, but easy enough to make on busy weeknights! Thanks!
03-21-2008, 04:02 PM
This may not answer your question, but what got me off SAD was not how good raw tastes, but how deadly SAD food is. When I learnt that dairy products, meat, sugar, grains, chemicals, etc are all so deadly they make cigarettes look like childplay (all those things are far deadlier than smoking, even when consumed in great moderation, this is especially true for dairy and meat, where only on portion a week is enough to give you cancer, and more than 4 portions a week nearly garantees cancer and heart disease).
This is really the sort of information that got me on raw as your survival instincts kick in and nothing is more powerful than that. When you know that eating meat or dairy will virtually inevitably result in impotence, heart disease, cancer, etc, it's pretty much impossible to keep eating it, so much so that many of my friends have gone raw before even ever having any health problems (unlike me, where I had to suffer as much as getting shot in the stomach from a disease caused by sugar, grains and dairy and nearly got killed by the quacks in hospitals who only try to pull as much profit out of the patient's pain and suffering).
The health care system is another HUGE motivator to eat raw, when you see the facts that nearly all medical treatments accelerate and garantee death to those foolish enough to place their life in it, it really makes you want to take care of your health, as you realize no one but yourself can take care of your health.
I'm sorry this doesn't answer your question directly, but I hope it gives some motivation to eat raw, those things are what will keep me raw 'til I die.
03-21-2008, 04:14 PM
Oh, I hear ya! Mine tends to love REFINED starches for the most part(I won't go near them!), but he IS enjoying my raw dehydrator treats like granola, certain cookies and variations of the onion bread(I put less onion, more shredded veggies and sprouted grain, as well as the flax seed in mine). Over the years I did get him to eat whole grain bread, brown rice, and homemade granola baked in the oven though, before this venture of mine. So I'd say explore some of those kinds of things - they are useful even to us who ARE beginning on the raw path as good transitional foods.
Raweater - wow! about the extreme dangers of eating dairy and meat! Does that apply even to organic, or is it just inherent in eating those in ANY form whatsoever, because many people justify eating dairy and meat if organic. If so, more people should know about this! Like friends of yours, I am adopting a raw food lifestyle well before health problems set in. I'm age 60 now, and doing pretty well, but I know I'm going to be doing even BETTER the further along I get with this! I know that Dr. Douglas Graham wrote a book called Grain Damage as well. And well, I know about sugar!
This kind of stuff should be required learning in school, when people are young enough to get a great start in life, instead of the junk that's out there that passes for food!
03-21-2008, 05:08 PM
About dairy and meat, I guess most studies are not done on organic so it's probably hard to tell, but we do know that cooking meat will make it cause cancer (by forming carcinogens), heart disease (by forming trans fats) and diabetes (by forming denatured toxic proteins that trigger the self destruction of the pancreas).
Dairy is just as deadly whether organic or not, as it is the pasteurization and homogenization that make it so deadly. Some say raw organic dairy is ok, but I tried raw cheese and within 12-24 hours starting having diseases that are known to be cause by dairy, especially acne, so if raw organic dairy can give me a disease in 12-24 hours, I don't think it's healthy at all and only makes me realize how toxic that stuff is, nature intended it for baby cows anyway (it's great and essential for them).
03-22-2008, 01:25 PM
Do you have Alissa's book? If you do and if the hubs likes avocados and Portobells mushrooms, then you should try making the
Stuffed Portobella Mushroom Caps. Portobellas have a very meaty texture. With the guacamole stuffing, it's very good and filling.
My boyfriend (big meat and potato guy) likes the raw Stir-fry and just any veggies and guacamole wrapped in cabbage. Also, try
making your husband some of the desserts like the Date Nut Torte and the Banana Ice Cream (my boyfriend likes the ice cream a
lot). I don't know what recipes you've tried but I hope this is somewhat helpful. Congratulations on you and your husband's
success! I used to do all the cooking in the house, and when I started eating raw, my boyfriend didn't really have a choice with what
to eat (kind of a good thing). But he really went with it and lost about 15lbs! I'm so happy for him. I don't have any other raw
books aside from Alissa's but I hear there are many other good ones out there if you have trouble finding recipes.
Good luck with everything,
03-24-2008, 01:45 PM
Thanks Francesca! Yeah, I'm gonna have to find a way to get Alissa's book shipped to Ireland! I have made the Dat Nut Torte - it was too sweet for me but hubby loved it! Banana Ice Cream sounds so good! And I love the idea of guac stuffed into portobella caps - probably my two fav foods! Last night for our Easter dinner, I made some portabella mushrooms stuffed with sundried tomato pesto and garlicky macadamia cream... mmmmmmmm! We both loved them!
Congrats on you and your BF's success too! :)
Alissa's collard rolls, pasta marinara, date nut torte, fudge balls and strawberry crepes. Lots of great recipes in Carmellas blog www.thesunnyrawkitchen.blogspot.com.
Rawkinlocs peach delight, cinnamon rolls, and refried beans
Refried beans-I kid you not!==============
Two cups of raw sunflower seeds, soaked overnight, which then = about four cups.
1/2 cup flax seed oil
3 Tbls. of raw nut butter ( I used almond, try tahini)
1 tsp. sea salt
3 tsp. cumin (key ingredient, don't even try it without!)
2 tsp. chili powder
1 Tbls. raw apple cider vinegar (with the mother)
Throw it all in the food processor, adding a bit of water as you go along until it is all smooth.
Here are some I love from this forum....
Corn Salad with Cilantro Dressing
4 fresh Corn Cobs, stripped
1 diced Red Bell Pepper
1 Avocado, cubed
1 minced Garlic
1 small Onion
½ Jalapeno Pepper
1 small bunch Cilantro
1 Lime, juiced
½ tsp Sea Salt (or to taste)
2 tsp Flax or Olive Oil
½ tsp Cumin Powder
In a medium bowl, combine the corn, red bell pepper & avocado. Set aside. In a blender, Vita-Mix or food processor, combine the dressing ingredients. Pulse until the cilantro is finely chopped. Mix the dressing with the salad. Enjoy!
If any of these recipes call for dehydrating just remember that you dont have to. You can always marinate veggies for a bit for a more cooked like texture.
03-25-2008, 08:49 AM
The taco meat recipe floating around this site really is very good. We had tacos the other night and my daughter put this in hers for her filling and loved it....I really like it.
03-25-2008, 09:09 AM
I love Alissa's calzone, stuffed mushrooms, date nut torte, and strawberry crepes!!!
Good luck....and JEN, how great for you to post all those recipes.
DH is a serious meat and pot. man....but he loves for me to make plain flax crackers.(soak the flax whole, overnight)...and I just sprinkle them (when the first go in the deh.) with sea salt and nutritional yeast...and DH also LOVES zuchini chips...peel, slice about 1/4 inch, coat with evoo, lay on the deh. sheet. then I sprinkle with a heavy layer of nutritional yeast. He loves those too, but would NEVER eat zuchini plain or cooked, but he loves the chips!
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