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07-23-2005, 06:02 PM
Ok, this is really strange to me. I've now tried three different types of soups, and I just can't get into them. Actually, they just about make me sick. Has anyone else had this problem?
First, I'd tried a recipe for brocolli soup back in the February - March timeframe. I've never had a problem with brocolli, but then I'd never really had it raw. And this recipe called for two cups of it! Maybe I put too much in, I'm really not sure at this point. But I was MISERABLE that night!! Bloating, gas, pains, cramps ... the works. (And it may be what's turned me off of all soups, I don't know.)
Then in March I'd tried a cucumber soup. I had a bit and it was good, but then I just couldn't eat much of it because I started to feel like I was going to be sick!
Tonight I just tried a recipe for sweet potato soup. I love all the ingredients that was in it, yet I just couldn't do it. I tried letting it sit in the fridge for about half an hour ... still no luck. I had a couple of spoonfuls, then got that old sick feeling back again. :(
Anyone else have this problem??? I don't understand why I just can't seem to handle the soups. It makes no sense to me! :(
07-23-2005, 07:32 PM
yes i do, some things i have tried the first time make me feel sick (like the feticcini alfredo) i absolutely loved the first few bites, but then i felt sick. i have made it probably three times and i can only eat a small bowl of it each time, it makes me feel bloated too. i think it is just too strong (i also make it with just a tiny bit of garlic now). the last time i made it i tolerated it better than the first time. this was also true with the pasta marinara, it was so strange the first time. now i like it more. you might just need time to adjust to the raw versions. i have some things i can tolerate better now, and some things i still can't. like i loved cooked mushrooms, but i am having a hard time with them raw. brocoli i used to love love love, for some reason i have a hard time with it in recipes now raw. (although on a salad it is fine) hmmmm???
07-23-2005, 07:39 PM
I've just really had the block on the soups. I've basically kept things pretty simple ... smoothies ... salads ... but I'd wanted to try a soup again. I don't know if it's the consistency, or what. I hope I can start liking them, because there are so many that sound so good! (I'd gotten the ingredients to try a tomato soup this week, too. I'm almost afraid to try it now!)
I'm just really hoping to add something else simple to the mix that will help in the evenings for dinner so I don't slip up. I'm usually pretty good all day, until dinner. That's when it goes downhill.
07-23-2005, 08:05 PM
I love creamy tomato soup, it's my fav raw soup so far. I spice mine mexican spice (taco seasoning).
Sorry your having a hard time with soups. :( Keep trying till you find something that will work for you.
07-23-2005, 08:23 PM
often when your body does not like something, it means, the food, even though it is raw, is not optimal. I think that babies are the best candidates for testing whether something is meant for human consumption or not. I doubt they would like the broccoli soup. My guess is that it would all landed somewhere else than intended. On the other hand, give a baby a banana, and you will make him/her happy.
My own experience with broccoli soup was exactly the same. I did not try to train my body to eat something it obviously did not like.
When we transition to raw, we often try recipes which are sort of raw versions of cooked foods we are familiar with. In many cases, this eases the transitioning period. But in some, the result is bloated tummy and a yucky feeling inside.
Try tomato and avocado soup, if you wish for a soup, this should be slightly easier on your tummy. How to make it? Simply blend tomatos, avoes, and some water, then cut up some greens and sprinkle on top, and that's it. You could add some lemon or orange juice for taste.
If soups do not agree with you, that's OK. You do not have to learn to eat yucky foods in order to become a raw foodist. Eat foods that you love, instead. Fruit smoothies are much better alternative anyway, and I am sure that you would not have bad reactions after having them!
All the best,
07-23-2005, 09:40 PM
Gazpacho! It is very traditional, yet can be made raw. Tomatoes are in season. You need a blender, tomatoes, cubed cucumber, cubed celery (include a few leaves), garlic (if you like it), cubed avocadoes, salt/pepper, sometimes some agave or honey, maybe some bell pepper.
Also, there is a wonderful chili recipe on the board. Go up to the banana and do a search for chili. You will find it in probably at least a dozen threads. It is outstanding, if you liked cooked chili.
Hope this helps.
07-24-2005, 07:17 PM
thank you gosia for your great response. this is what i have been learning myself, that if i am just trying to make raw versions of cooked stuff to "replace" all my favorites, i will most likely be disappointed. on the other hand, this isnt about replacing cooked foods, it is about eating new things, healthier meals and looking at food in a new way. so, since i have looked at it that way, i have been happier with the results of my uncooking. over the years i have become a really good cook and this new raw uncooking has been a huge challenge. i just keep reminding myself that eating fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts etc... in simple form is best anyway and i dont need to make fancy concoctions to be eating raw and be healthy!!
07-25-2005, 10:20 AM
Thanks for the great replies, everyone! I love smoothies and have no problems with them ... so it's been a bit strange on the soups! But then, I just may be one who doesn't tolerate them well, for whatever reason. I'll definitely still try the tomato, and the avocado-tomato soup sounds great! I make a raw dressing with avos and tomatos, and haven't had any problems there. (Of course I know it's "dressing" and not a "soup" ... lol ...) Maybe it's just mental, somehow. I'll check out the chilli and the gazpacho, also! Definitely some great ideas, thanks! :)
08-06-2005, 01:12 PM
I used to loooove cooked soup, so I was very dissapointed with my attempts at raw soups...same thing happened to me...first couple bites seemed good, but then I would just get sick of it very quickly. I've tried many kinds too...I think a big part of it for me is that I'm used to my soups being 1. hot and 2. salty. Since being raw I've tried not to add too much salt, (and I use sea salt of course) but my soups still seem a little on the sour side. Cold and sour! I've also found that I can't add anything sweet to the soups- one called for some apple...eeww. I love apples but not in a savory soup. But, I'm going to keep trying, and I'm sure I'll find something to break the ice. Good luck!
By the way, I tried to search for the chili recipe, but I always have problems with the banana. I always end up with a bunch of unrelated threads that happen to have one of the words, but not the thread I need. Anyone else have this problem?
08-06-2005, 02:03 PM
I had this soup at Victoria Boutenko's talk and couldnt believe I loved it, as I have never, ever liked soup, cooked or not.
I have since made it many, many times. It is easy, cheap, naturally salty and yummy.
Cream of Celery Soup
1 large bunch celery
4 cups water
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp honey
cayenne or spicy pepper to taste
1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
Blend all ingredients in a blender until fine.
( i make it with room temperature ingredients and then sometimes let it warm a tiny bit in the dehydrator. You can chop up parsnips into shoestring pieces and add as a "noodle")
Chopped sweet red pepper
From Eating Without Heating by Sergei and Valya Boutenko
08-06-2005, 06:48 PM
I had someone mention that I could be having problems with the soups because of the texture. I just use a blender or smoothie maker, and I don't believe it does the greatest job. (At least for me.) I do have a vitamix on order (YAY!!!!!!!), so I'm looking forward to trying more soup recipes and seeing how they go.
Thanks for posting the celery soup recipe!! It does sound different, but interesting! :)
08-07-2005, 07:01 AM
<<this isnt about replacing cooked foods, it is about eating new things, healthier meals and looking at food in a new way.>>
WOW! This is just perfect!
08-07-2005, 07:03 AM
Hey, no one said you have to eat soup! :D Eat what you like, sweetie! :p Maybe, as your tastebuds change, you'll like them, maybe not. I keep trying to get myself to like avocados-why? I dunno! Silly!
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