View Full Version : Preparing ahead for a week
03-08-2009, 09:40 AM
I want to prepare food for a friend to get her started. I live 2 hours away from her, so it will be 4 hours to get the food to her. (Meeting her half-way is not an option.) Is it doable? How long do these foods keep? I want to prepare some soups, some entrees, salad dressings, a pate, and some snacks. I do not think to begin with she can even throw some fruit and greens in the blender. If I can get her past the first week, I am hopeful she will see great results and be able to make a green smoothie daily.
I think mushrooms marinated with ACV will keep that long, but I'm not sure. The last thing I want to do is make her sick. Then I'll lose her forever. (She has severe health problems and is morbidly obese.) What about homemade almond butter - I can't buy raw where I am.
I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thank you so much.
I've been away from home for 6 weeks and using my laptop, where I have been unable to access this forum. I have been adrift without you all. Unfortunately, I am only home for a few days, so a lot of my time will be spent catching up.
Thanks again for your help.
03-08-2009, 09:50 AM
Hmmm, most fresh recipes like smoothies and soups 24 to 48 hours TOPS. I find that even the heartier raw recipes start getting a bit funky at 4 days or so. Maybe have your friend come and stay with you for a week. Is she physically not able to run a blender, etc. Or do you think just not motivated enough? Because if she isn't even motivated enough to run a blender maybe she's not ready. Just a thought.
You could possibly find some recipes that FREEZE well and use those, I know there has been some threads that might help. Or dehydrated foods will keep, but you wouldn't want to eat just frozen or dehydrated food either.
03-08-2009, 01:53 PM
Have you thought about prepping a salad bar for her? Big bucket of greens. Small containers of chopped vegies. A yummy dressing or two. Then several containers of cut up fruit? Surely she can eat apples and oranges as is? Some flax crackers or corn chip type things and some salsa, guacamole. Maybe a gazpacho and a fruit type soup?
These are things I'll do for myself just to keep on track. It leaves me no excuses whatsoever.
blessings and peace, Pammie
03-08-2009, 09:02 PM
Yess, pammies got the right idea!
all the stuff separate so it can be added to each other when she is ready to eat it. That way it will last heaps longer.
We sometimes travel with an esky in the car, stuff seems to last for ages then.
Do you have a dehydrator? You could make crackers, cookies, dried fruits, tacos, pizza bases, etc. these will keep for a week or more. Nuts, seeds and dried fruit mixes will last indefinitely, and sprouted dehydrated buckwheat is great to add with nuts, seeds, dried fruits, dates and bananas and topped with nutmilk.
Does she have a blender? Can you soak some nuts, take them to her and have her make nutmilk when she wants it?
RPs brownies rolled into balls are a great snack and last for quite a while too.
Good on you!
03-09-2009, 04:41 AM
First of all, You are a GEM to do such a thing. I hope she enjoy every morsel she consumes. I Never travel without My Insulated Bags in the car. So get you one and bag the food up and have a RAWonderful Trip. I think everything will do just fine.
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