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09-28-2008, 05:33 PM
I've been doing high raw for almost three weeks. I eat cooked dinners, but that's it (usually a vegan soup and homemade bread).
I recently moved, don't have access to my Alissa book yet, but have read no less than 8 or so raw books through the local library.
Here's my challenge. I need an entree that is quick to make (dehydrating is ok). When cooking, I can do about 1/2 hour, so 1/2 hr prep (not counting dehydrating time) is what I am looking for.
I have to avoid the following: mushrooms, pumpkin seeds, hemp, flaxseed, or sunflower seeds/oil. I'm ok with other nuts, but I've done a couple of pates and I'm a little burnt out on them.
I'm still trying to lose a little weight also, so nuts are something I'm not doing a lot of.
Hubby and I are already excellent (well hubby) guacamole preparers. I need something that could easily stand on its own with a salad added as an option.
Do you have a good recipe?
09-28-2008, 06:49 PM
That sounds yummy! I've been reading the board up and down and don't see what I am looking for.
For example, your recipe has flaxseeds and sunflower seeds. I can't have them. :(
So, I need something else. The buckwheat I am definitely interested in trying, just haven't gotten any hulled buckwheat yet.
09-28-2008, 08:16 PM
Wilted spinach and tomatoes
Lettuce wraps with avocado, tomato, cucumber, etc.
Zucchini huumus with flax crackers or carrots
Blender soups--tomato, corn, or zucchini
Tabouli or some other grain salad using soaked quinoa, barley, etc.
Marinara sauce and veggie pasta
Turnip, jicama, or cauliflower "rice" with sauce
Check the recipe challenge thread or the archived 30-day challenge threads to see what people have been eating.
09-28-2008, 10:12 PM
Thanks Emma-Liza. I made regular tabouli last week, and haven't tried the raw version yet. The soups, eh, I could do without. The lettuce wraps are definitely soimething to experiment with. And, I'm looking for zucchini locally since there should still be a ton of it around, and I'll try the hummus. Hubby is lebanese, and into raw (was the one that got me into it) so if I flop on the hummus and tabouli, he won't be too rough on me... :)
I do love the veggie pasta with marinara and bought sundried tomatoes to make it. Just keep running out of squash.
Haven't tried the rice dishes yet. Sounds good.
09-28-2008, 10:43 PM
Nori wraps do the trick every time... stuff with assorted leafs, strings and diced bits of any veggie or sprout of your choice.
Let them sit in the fridge for 30min after prep and dip in a bit of Shoya as you go. Food Process some cauliflower for a rice like side and Yummy!
Sorbet for desert...usually left over mornign fruit or green smoothie frozen into a glass dish for night time snackin'.
This chili recipe is really delicious. I usually dont dehydrate it but I do sometimes in the winter. Its really fast and easy to make if you chop the veggies in the processor. Ive subbed onions for the leek too.
Okay- the best chili in the world.... I ran around to everyone and made them try this- oh, it's so good. By the way, I didn't make this recipe up unfortunately, I got it from Cousins book: Rainbow Green. I would love to take credit for it but alas- not my recipe- just our great good fortune to eat it!!!!!!!!!
1 red pepper
1/4 to 1/2 cup leek
Add about 1/4 cup olive oil and a touch of Celtic salt, stir it up and put it in your dehydrator for an hour.
During that time in the food processor add:
1/2 cup soaked sun dried tomatoes (I add more)
1 T ginger
little more Celtic salt
2 T Chili powder ( I add more)
2 t ground cumin
and cayenne (anywhere from a titch to 2 t of the stuff. HOT!)
Mix this with the veggies above and put it back in the dehydrator for one more hour.
So good, so quick. Yum.
09-29-2008, 11:13 PM
I'm going to try all of these (except soups :)) I have a L'Equip dehydrator, which are flat trays with lid on top, so it's difficult to put thing in there to warm them up. I suppose I could use a large towel on top.
09-30-2008, 12:56 AM
How about onion bread sandwiches? I put tomato and avocado on them. yummy! Manna or sprouted bread (in the freezer section) are good options too.
Here's the onion bread recipe: http://rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1005&highlight=pansy+onion+bread
09-30-2008, 09:10 PM
Berry mac, I love the onion bread, but sadly cannot eat it right now due to a medical protocol I am on .... :( Sunflower, hemp, mushrooms, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds are no nos because I have to keep vitamin D low.
Just to let you know, people rant and rave about how people need more vitamin D (I mean, it's in the news ALL THE TIME). The protocol I am on purposely keeps ingested Vit D low, and people are not falling apart from vitamin D deficiency as the media would like to you believe.
Hopefully the protocol can heal me and I can be back on the foods I love so well.
10-01-2008, 01:18 AM
I am going to make the Caponata from Gone Raw tomorrow. It is made with an eggplant base and has gotten a lot of good reviews. It looks to be a fairly quick one to make too.
10-05-2008, 09:23 PM
How'd the caponata go? I made a raw chili using eggplant last week, was pretty good!
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