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06-30-2005, 09:59 AM
I need a little advice from the raw veterans. This coming weekend I am traveling to visit family and nobody knows that I have turned raw. My sister will be understanding but my Dad, Step-mom her parents will think I am weird, plus they always plan out every meal and prepare it all for the entire weekend.
My plan was just to take a ton of fruit and avocado and hole up in the shop and refuse to eat in the house (there is a fridge and a bedroom in the shop just in case this sounded weird and that is always where I sleep). Then Alissa¬ís book arrived yesterday, I watched the DVD and now I want to prepare a few recipes and take them with me for eating later but I am concerned how they food will hold up over a few days?? For example I want to make the pesto stuffed mushrooms then pack them up and take them with me. I just really, really want to stay raw this weekend since I have had such a good start and I am so excited to see the changes that I know will happen.
Thanks for any advice!!!
06-30-2005, 10:08 AM
Take something with you that's raw and delicious to people on the SAD so that you can show them you're not being stubborn and eating "just salads."
Make some fudge balls, trust me. Almond (or cashew) butter, carob, and dates...mix em all up and make them into balls.
You can take that with you, and if they complain about protein, or you eating bland food, give 'em one. Explain that it has protein, fat, etc. yet no cooking, milk, etc. is needed. No processed sugars either.
We're facing the same thing this week; we ordered a bunch of raw food bars and breads so that we can survive the weekend of burgers and chicken!
06-30-2005, 10:20 AM
I like to take crackers and avacados when I go somewhere. I just bought some really good olives too. There are some really good fudge recipies. I bought an insulated container and keep cold packs in it. This should get your food to your destination then you have access to a fridge. I have frozen the pesto mushrooms and they thaw out nicely. I also marinate portabello mushrooms and cherry tomatoes and dry them for a bit . They should travel ok too.
I have recently bought a magic bullet and I love it. It is a personal blender that can travel because it is so small. I am taking it camping with me!
We are going to be camping for the whole 4th weekend so I too am planning what to take. I am the only raw foodist but family eats what I have too! Good luck. Sometimes it is a little tricky and takes some planning but best of luck to you and have a great holiday.
06-30-2005, 11:44 AM
Take the DVD with you....then put it on and start writing down the steps...curiosity will drive them to watch....that's all it took for me...
Next, have them help you with some recipes...when they see how good the food is, they'll have no way to tell you that you are doing wrong.
Whatever you do, keep telling yourself that you have made the decision to be Raw and you are not going to let people talk you out of it.
07-02-2005, 11:41 PM
my husband and I are planning a trip to Maui in August ,and then to WA state in Sept. where we'll be gone for a couple of weeks each time. I'm planning ahead to have tons of food dehydrated and vacuum sealed (crackers, bread, chips, marinated eggplant and mushrooms), so we'll only have to buy nuts, fresh fruit and veg's. I'm also taking my Magic Bullet, saladacco, and Green Star juicer in my carry-on (HAHA...carry on ? that thing weighs a ton !! I'll probably have to put it in a wheeled carry on and have three men help me lift it !!). I don't want to get to my destination and find that I have to spend lots of time just getting us through the day with the right foods.... that wouldn't be very relaxing. I'd much rather prepare a bit extra ahead of time. Half of our luggage will be in food !! Wouldn't that be funny to watch a security guard ask me to open my suitcase ? When I went to Holland 16 years ago (on the way to Israel), all of our planes luggage was sent to the basement and distributed around the room. Each person had to take their own suitcases up to the table and the guard looked entirely through it. Some of the passengers had to remove everything and then totally repack...what a chore...and this was years before 911.
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