View Full Version : Need Some Suggestions
07-06-2005, 11:47 AM
Hi, I am new to Raw. I have ordered a 13 day raw food program to get me started on raw food 100%. My question is we live 2 1/2 hours away from a store where we can get good organic fruits, veggies, etc for this way of life. I do not mind going once a week to go buy supplies, but it will only be me and my youngest daughter going raw at this time. My other children will hopefully get to some level of raw, or it is my hopes. I'm worried about how much to buy because I would hate to have stuff go to waste especially since it is not something I can quickly replace. I am patiently, okay not so patiently waiting for the book I ordered from this site and hope that it will give me some quidance in that area, but I figured ya'll could give me a good idea.
I realize I'm rambling and apologize. This has me so excited!! I have a juicer on its way, a food processor waiting in my kitchen for good use and am looking for a dehydrator to make other goodies.
I do have about 91 pounds to lose, but I am not making this about weight loss, this is about getting to a healthier state in general.
07-06-2005, 12:17 PM
I would suggest buying fruit in different stages of ripeness. Avocadoes, bananas, nectarines, peaches etc.. you can buy hard and then let ripen throughout the week. As they ripen either eat them or stick them in the refrigerator.
Other fruits and veggies, you will have to refrigerate so they don't go bad. All my greens do really well, washed and folded into tea towels (kitchen drying towels) and then stuck into the veggie bins. The greens can last quite a while that way, as the towel keeps them just slightly damp.
If I have any greens that are starting to get limp, I tend to throw them in smoothies. Also, some greens like kale, I can marinate with some kind of viniagrette, for several days in the refrigerator. Usually my vinaigrette is olive oil, lemon juice, salt/pepper and garlic. That way you set something aside and eat a more perishable green first.
Hope this helps.
07-06-2005, 12:35 PM
You have you to gain - isn't that wonderful. I agree with Tracy there - varied degree of ripeness. You mentioned that you ordered a plan - what is it? Know that most will provide you with a shopping list that will assist you in avoiding waste.
Search the recipe board as well for things to do as already suggested - I do marinated greens all the time and I love them.
This is a great board and there are is so much help here. Be blessed as you journey. Create a journal, it really will help you through. As for you older children, increase their raw, maybe with more salads - make them hearty, smoothies and juices - especially frozen. Yummy.
Most important do not stress yourself at all - and always have enough food to get you through. That is the number 1 thing - plan and carry!
07-06-2005, 01:12 PM
I ordered a Tri-Decathlon Deluxe from wholefoodfarmacy.com It is intended as a weight loss measure, but I thought it would be a good way to enter into the raw foods without too much stress and give me 13 days to really plan some good things. I have a tendency to stress myself out and I really want to get away from that.
Thank you both so much for your replies, it means a lot that you took the time to reply.
The whole thing that got me started towards going raw was visiting a whole food market...they had rows and rows of raw foods and vegan/vegatarian foods buffet style. Hubby and I both tried them during our vacation and each time it was time to eat that is where we went. There was a wonderful marinated salad with walnuts and we both just couldn't get enough of it, and I crave it, with my whole body...lol After having that food nothing seemed to taste right to me, and I really feel that God is saying eat this way to me.
A journel will probably be a good thing for me to start, accountability in more than one way.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.