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08-08-2009, 11:59 PM
I am having a hard time with eating raw at night. I was wondering what you think about split pea soup? I LOVE it!!! I can eat raw at lunch( salad at work) and in the morning( fruits for now I have a juicer - but I havent used it).. I fall apart at dinner I cannot seem to eat healthy. I thought about having split pea soup for dinner for a while- get into a routine until I feel like I can transition to other meals, advice/comments?
08-09-2009, 12:32 AM
yes maybe you'd prefer to be at 100% raw
but at least split pea is a vegan whole food , as in a very healthy cooked food
where as you could be eating very unhealthy / processed cooked stuff
so its what they call ' a good cheat ' :D
08-09-2009, 12:46 AM
You also might want to try to have enough raw foods to eat~ I often find the only times that are hard is when I can't find a raw meal! I notice that with a lot of people, you can't just rely on having fruit and salads, you need the tasty raw meals to get going! Having raw meals around, like flax crackers in the cupboard, dips, cheezes ect... It would be a sinch! Raw can be challenging until we get used to having a lot of food prepared for times when we don't know what to do.
08-09-2009, 08:37 AM
Well, there are certainly worse things to eat than split pea soup :). I'm a big fan myself. But there are lots of simple raw soups you can experiment with, too. Corn chowder is easy and very filling. And corn is in season right now. The recipe I use, uses the kernels scraped from 4-5 ears of corn (or a small bag of frozen organic corn if you worry about GM corn), a small onion, half a red sweet pepper, a handful of soaked almonds/or half an avocado and some nutritional yeast blended together with enough water to keep my poor old blender from burning up. I use salt, pepper and celery seed to season. Serve with some flax cracker and you won't be hungry anymore. Gazpacho is another great raw soup to make in the summer when all the fresh veggies are cheap. Google raw soups and you'll get lots of recipes or go to youtube for videos. No matter how tired you are in the evening, you can always throw some veggies in a blender and make soup.
08-09-2009, 09:37 AM
I've actually found having a filling green smoothie stops me from overeating at night, so maybe it can help in your situation. I make it with hemp butter so by the time I'm done, I'm too full to even think about eating anything else. Then once you get use to that, you can start experimenting with the many delicious raw options like a giant tasty salad, zucchini pasta, etc.
08-09-2009, 02:08 PM
I completely agree with Seedy that the corn chowder is really delicious, really filling and so easy. http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=36730
It took me a long time to try any raw soups, but they are definately a favorite now.
As far as eating split pea soup is concerned, you have to make up your own mind about how you want to transition--or even if you want to transition to 100% raw.
Alissa suggests we jump right into 100% raw. For me, if I start bargaining with myself about which cooked foods I can have--then my mind starts playing tricks on me and before you know it I am, not raw. Some people can do it. I have found that I feel better in every way when I stay raw=)
08-09-2009, 02:36 PM
thanks for the suggestions. I am going to look at the raw soups and I never thought of trying a smoothie at night ( all new to this?!)
I know that I need to do 100% raw because I know myself... I will find ways to bargain :)
08-09-2009, 02:58 PM
Yes, forgot to agree that I love raw soups and usually have them daily too. I usually make a batch for 2-3 days.
08-09-2009, 03:34 PM
My personal feeling is to do what YOU WANT to do...
I've discovered raw but not going to do it 100%....but actually ended up more raw than I thought I would be, roughly 80%
Still, I "cheat" with, for instance, basil tofu in with cauliflower rice sometimes, figuring if tofu is classed as a vice, then I can't be doing that bad compared to the SAD
And I don't class it as "cheating" since I haven't a set goal....I just tried some raw and ended up mostly raw, finding raw vegan sushi dishes and raw lasagne absolutely divine
Sometimes I'll think...no, I'll leave it (tofu or other "cheats") out. And other times I'll look for alternatives. But even being mostly raw, some health issues have disappeared and I feel so much better.
So I can't PERSONALLY see anything wrong..and if you don't, then - well, it's about you, no-one else.
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