View Full Version : Errrgg...I know this question has been asked before but.....
06-01-2008, 10:23 PM
I'm not exactly sure how to search for the answer. Anyhoo, here's my issue: I'm going 100% raw for good and I would really like my boyfriend to eventually do the same. He says one of the big reasons he's apprehensive about it is because he doesn't feel that there are enough recipes he really likes. He loves fruit but it's very expensive where we are and it's hard to find his favorite fruits when they are ripe (peaches, nectarines, etc.). He does like salads, but he's not wild about them. 9 out of 10 raw recipes I make, he doesn't like. I understand this, because he comes from a middle-of-the-road family and was served things like meatloaf and potatoes for dinner. And that's the kind of food he still likes to eat, meat and potatoes. He could eat burgers and fries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I know his tastes will change somewhat once he starts eating a lot more raw food, but I'm really in need of recipes that will wow him right now. So, if you wouldn't mind, I would appreciate if you'd share the recipes that have been gobbled up by your SAD, serious meat and potato eating friends and family-especially the guys. And I know beggers can't be choosers but if you could provide more entree-type recipes rather than desserts, that would be great!! But I'll take what you have; if you have a super delicious raw dessert that the SAD friends loved, share that as well. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06-01-2008, 10:32 PM
love your avatar, rawsinger.....
all i know is that my family - who prounouce how 'not raw' they are - will devour these three things every time i make them:
faux mozzarella sticks
raw chocolate cake
the latter two are in alissa's book.
i always try to make a larger batch of these and they never last! (my teenaged daughter has even taken to telling all her friends about this strange and wonderful raw chocolate cake...):)
06-01-2008, 10:44 PM
Wow, thanks for the fast reply. Thank you, I like your avatar too, lol.
How do you make the mozzarella sticks??
06-01-2008, 10:46 PM
da bomb cheese sauce.
all these recipes are on my blog!
06-01-2008, 11:03 PM
yeah...i know.....i need to pick something for an avatar......i'll get to that eventually....:)
In the food processor:
5 cups sunflower seeds
Put 2 cups of the ground sunflower seeds on a plate
In the Vitamix:
3 cups of the remaining ground sunflower seeds
1/2 cup freshly juiced lemon juice
1/2 cup nama shoyu
3-4 cloves peeled garlic
Put the V-mix blend into a ziplock bag and cut a small hole in one of the corners (or just use a pastry bag if you are a gadget freak like me):)
Pipe the mixture into small log-shaped sections directly onto the plate of ground seeds - gently roll them until they are covered by the seeds.
Dehydrate for 18 hours, or less, testing along the way for desired crispiness. Serve with Alissa's marinara sauce. (Make sure you make the marinara sauce ahead of time, otherwise, those around you may not wait for anything to dip them in!):D
06-01-2008, 11:20 PM
Collard rolls (suprisingly DELICIOUS)
Flax crackers and freshly made guacamole (highly addictive)
Raw cheesecake (can't say enough about how this goes over with my SAD friends....I've put chocolate in one layer much to everyone's delight and also frozen it....soooo incredibly rich and delicious. I'd recommend the recipes with banana added for creaminess and texture)
You can find recipes in Alissa's book and on this site - enjoy! :)
06-02-2008, 09:59 PM
Thank you!! You guys are the greatest :) :)
My husband is already vegan, so it wasn't that important to me that he eat raw with me. But he has found an interest in it from "cooking" together, and in the wonderful tastes of the raw food I make. Here is a chili recipe I just posted on another forum, try making it together, maybe he'll become more interested if he has a hand in the process! (my husband LOVED this one!)
* 2 Medium Tomatoes
* ½ Avocado
* ¼ cup Sundried Tomato, soaked until soft
* 1 clove Garlic
* 1 Handful of Cilantro
* 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
* 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
* 1 teaspoon Salt
* ½ Red Pepper, diced small
* ½ Green Pepper, diced small
* ¼ cup Green Onion
* ½ Avocado, diced large
* ½ Tomato, diced
* 1 Handful of Cilantro, chopped
* 1 tablespoon Olive oil
* 1 teaspoon Lime Juice
* 1 dash Salt to taste
Puree tomato, half an avocado, sundried tomato, garlic, and one handful of cilantro in a food processor until pretty smooth. Blend in spices. I had to add a lot of chili powder to get this spicy, but be sure to taste as you add, chili powder may vary :) Dice peppers and green onion and put into a bowl. Add in puree and give it a good stir to blend. Chop the other half of the avocado, half a tomato (or a whole one if you wish) and some cilantro, and mix this in to the chili. Add olive oil and lime juice, stir that baby real good, and add a little more salt to taste.
06-04-2008, 11:42 PM
mmmmmmm.....that sounds really yummy, jen0. Thank you :)
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