View Full Version : I'm JUST starting a raw diet.
03-18-2009, 01:06 PM
Within the past week, and I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice?
I've been a vegetarian for 6 years about, so that's not a problem.
So I've been eating just fruits and veggies recently, what do you guys like to eat besides just plain fruits and veggies?
03-18-2009, 01:09 PM
Welcome to this healing journey. My advice? Purchase Alissa's book and DVDs. Read everything you can, here, the book (over 300 recipes), check other books out of the library, surround yourself in this Raw lifestyle so that it is ALL you think about. It truly makes sense.
03-18-2009, 01:10 PM
You could look up raw recipes on here, or even on google. I find that if i try to make something gourmet once a week that is a fun treat. Lots of people cut zuchini or other squash into thin strips and make raw marinara or pesto sauce and eat it like pasta. That's easy and filling too. You can also take 1 part avocado to 2 parts banana add some cocoa and blend it up for banana chocolate pudding.
03-18-2009, 02:10 PM
I like ice cream.
I always have some bananas frozen and I just throw 4 in the food processor with a small handful of walnuts and a large handful of blueberries and raspberries.
I like to chop up 4 apples and cover in a cream made from macadamia and cashews. I sometimes grate the skin of an organic lemon in to it.
I like Green Smoothies.
I make pies.
Crust. sunflower seeds and dates in the processor.
Next Layer. Chopped Kiwi.
Top layer blended banana and blueberries (it thickens and sets after a while).
All of these are fast things to prepare and very filling.
03-18-2009, 03:04 PM
Oh, you're in for a treat! There are so-o many yummy things you can do, and not all are complicated either, although one can get as complex as one wants. For daily eating, it seems that many people settle into fairly simple meals, with recipes as adjuncts(like seed crackers, for instance) or treats. As lots of people here say, get Alissa's book, and any other ones you might feel attuned to as well. There are lots of recipes online, and don't forget about YouTube for tons of raw food prep videos too. I'm still checking out these myself, since I got my food processor and I can make those types of recipes. Now is the time to try something new very often, to see what kind of dishes you will like/will be keepers. A blender and sharp knife are the first things you should have and there are a number of raw foodists who prepare their meals entirely with those implements, but for many of us, having couple of other pieces of equipment greatly expands our repertoire of what we can make.Being able to have some filling raw food is especially important in the beginning, often for awhile until your body tells you to scale down on the denser stuff and increase the lighter foods. It also depends on one's food preparation style even before one went raw. If you like to be creative with your food at all , then having a dehydrator and a food processor can really help. I myself just got a food processor two months ago and love it, after really stretching my blender's capabilities for umpteen years with various stuff - LOL!
Oh, yes, do check out the recipes and food prep section of this board - lots of great ideas, and a thread or two with photos, to get you inspired. Hope this helps! Last but not least, a great bunch of people here who are very supportive.
03-18-2009, 09:22 PM
Welcome. There are tons of yummy foods: wraps, all kinds of salads, soups, smoothies, lasagna, pasta, puddings, pate'. Just gather a bunch of recipes and experiment.
03-19-2009, 06:06 AM
Purchasing the Tools as "VeganforLife" mentioned is a Must. Later you will find that Simplier can be the Best. Like today I had 6 Pears for Dinner. I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.........Welcome to MY World.
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