View Full Version : Help craving bread!! What can I substitute?
10-12-2009, 01:04 PM
I don't have a dehydrator so can't whip up any raw breads that I've seen recipies. I feel as though I'm just going to get some bread..
10-12-2009, 01:09 PM
Well, winter might be a bad time to suggest this but you can dehydrate in the sun...I intially discovered the raw diet when living on a South American island and had no electicity/dehydrator. I used to roll out my sprouted breads and dehydrate them in a homemade dehydrator I crafted from a large glass dutch oven.
My local co-op sells raw crackers and breads so yours might too if you are in a pinch.
10-12-2009, 01:17 PM
thanks Cassy, off to the supermarket to find out what they have:confused:
10-12-2009, 01:22 PM
is it the bread you are craving or what goes between two slices of it?
You might try marinating some mushrooms, etc and wrapping them in lettuce wraps. The spicy walnut taco meat recipe is actually really popular on the site.
To be honest, none of the dehydrated breads remind me of the fluffy bread you are used to. Think more like flat breads. Either dense and heavy or cracker crisp. Soo it might not take care of actual bread cravings. Try putting a lightbulb in your oven and a small fan for a makeshift dehydrator to try these....
Plain Flax crackers (you can season or add other things if you want)
1 cup golden flax seed (grind half of it fine in coffee grinder)
Add 1 1 /2 cups filtered water and let it stand until it becomes gelatinous.
Shape how you want on plastic wrap/parchement/waxed paper, whatever you have.
Be sure to keep them really thin.....no more than a regular saltine would be. Dehydrate a few hours until crispy. Make yourself some pate or walnut taco meat and top the crackers with that.
There are so many version of crackers that you can try. Perhaps try a few varieties of those and see how you feel.
Also not to be missed,...the fajitas and the kale chips. These are incredible.
10-12-2009, 01:24 PM
OR, I use portabellos as my bread when I don't have any prepared...
Or yes, the lettuce, kale, or collard wraps are awesome!
10-12-2009, 09:09 PM
hmmmmmm...portabella's as sandwich holders........the possibilities are endless. Very kewl idea, VFL.:D
10-13-2009, 06:28 AM
wholegrains sprouts are a good substitue.
10-13-2009, 07:35 AM
Take some ground nuts and honey and pum pie spices...grind and flatten into a square. Spread with cinnamon and vanilla powder, or mix vanilla witht he cinnamona nd spread. Cut in strips and roll......voila cinamom rolls.
10-13-2009, 10:43 AM
Wait it out a few days, in a while you'll see just how flavorless and bland bread and wheat products are. You are addicted to them, I so understand--but wait it out.
It's like someone asking for a cigarette replacement. Someone might suggest sucking on a stick, chewing gum, even smoking cloves--but it would not satisfy your nicotine addiction--just something to keep your mouth busy until the pangs subside. Same for bread.
I recommend some hearty, thick soups made in your blenderorfood processor. My favorites are snowdrops corn chowder, the raw chili that has avacado as part of the base, cream of tomato, and morn's cheese sauce turned soup with veggies in it. (sorry for the laziness of not lookingup the links-- advance search for soups with more than 5 or so responses)
I also love warm soft hearty casseroles..but you don't have a dehydrator... I wouldn't advocate using a credit card ...but..what would you do if you had a $200 doctor bill this winter because you hadn't adhered to your healthy plans? I say it's so worth it--I use mine all the time--especially during the winter. Try craigslist or freecycle or a thrift store. You might be surprised!
Anyway, with bread, I've learned that for me, One bite is too many and a million is never enough.
10-13-2009, 11:49 AM
I was given rye bread crusts to teeth on, and when you think about how deeply ingrained it all is.......I wonder how far we can get from it???
So I totally sympathize!!
Crunching on something carby might help, like butternut squash sliced thin, with almond butter on it?
In other helpful notes: the intense cravings do pass!!
If you can get over the hump, you'll eventually reach a place where it's easy, you're loving raw and can't imagine wanting "that stuff".
But don't let your guard down, because the cravings will come back.
I've been battling my own demons the past week or two, having a pretty tough time. The only way I've held on is by telling myself, "i'm NOT going to be 100% forever. I WILL allow myself to try old favorites again at some point and I'll see how I can balance that with going back to 100%. But NOT doing any of this until I feel my health has been restored completely"
Because if I looked at that stuff and told myself "never again", i know I'd crack!
10-15-2009, 11:20 AM
Have you given any thought to ordering raw breads online? Might be worth the expense.
10-15-2009, 11:47 AM
Alissa's rye bread/bagel recipe is to LIVE for!
10-15-2009, 12:01 PM
Before I had a dehydrator I made some pathetic attempts at raw recipes in my stove. They weren't pretty, but they worked alright. I used the absolute lowest temperature possible, cracked the door, and lay out the crackers on cookie sheets.
Again, not a perfect solution, but I did it and it worked for me.
10-15-2009, 02:25 PM
I've made crackers in the fridge. Takes a long time but the chill factor keeps them from molding. I got the D before moving on to the onion bread but don't see why it wouldn't work.
try to get a hold of a dehydrator tray and some mesh - a material like a nutmilk bag would likely work.
Flip as soon as you can and flip often....
10-16-2009, 12:02 PM
The amino acid L-Glutamine helps stop cravings for carbo. I used it in powder form when I was quitting alcohol and was amazed that I could leave the bread on the side and not eat it. I also had no sugar cravings. In the past when I'd stopped drinking wine I went mad on bread and sugar but not with the L-glutamine. Sprouted lentils have lots of glutamine and so do greens, any vegan protein rich foods will have glutamine too. So perhaps don't try to find alternative breads but go for glutamine rich foods instead. Taking a supplement for a month might help as well to get through the main cravings.
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