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09-04-2005, 03:26 PM
Hi, My name's Eva, I'm vegan of about a year. I've kind of been taking my veganism in steps. About two years ago i first gave up meat, then later gelatin and fish. (why i ate those I don't know...) After almost a year of vegetarianism I went vegan. I never had much of a problem with any of that, so now I'm wondering about the next step.
So, like, what do you eat? I understand that it's raw food, but what would be a typical few days' meals? I'm glad that I finally found a website with some information, because it seems rare...
09-04-2005, 03:45 PM
Beginning my 10th Raw Vegan week today. I was a serious carnivore prior to Raw and slowly cut out meat, breads and dairy over a 2 week trial period. The following is a typical day's menu for me:
B- Raw fruit (mono), small fruit bowl (mixed chunks) or a fruit smoothie (with some greens) sweetened with honey or dates.
S-Some variety of nuts and or seeds [(my favs are cashew, almond, or sunflower (not raw yet)]
L-Large mixed green salad with tomatoes, colored bell peppers, onions, sprouts etc.(sometimes sprinkled with nuts or seeds)
S-Raw fruit (mono), or several different raw fruit, or chopped raw veggies w/ hummus (not raw yet)
D-Same as lunch, or green smoothie, or Raw tacos using radicchio or romaine as the shell.
Dessert- a variation of the date nut torte found on this site (which I make with raisins and cashews), or simply a hand full of nuts or seeds.
This may be too limited for you as far as variety, but that's because I'm still learning how to sprout raw nuts and seeds, I do not have a dehydrator (my dehydrated items are purchased), and my Hamilton Beach blender can only take so much.
I hope it gives you a place to start....
Again, welcome. Enjoy the journey and have fun!
09-04-2005, 04:22 PM
Welcome to you! You'll love it here!
Like with "Fit for life" - fruit all morning until noon (or nothing if I am not hungry)
I try to fill the second half of the day with greens (lettuces, celery, cucumber) but most of the time wind up still wanting fruit. Tomatoes are my favorite "veggie fruit" but I don't often find organic ones, so I save my appetite for those rare occasions.
I don't eat nuts every day, but soaked almonds (12 hours) seem to be my favorite, and most accessible.
I tend to eat a lot of simple food and rarely mix (lazy mostly ;) ), but you might enjoy a lot of the recipes that get shared here. There was a raw creamy tomato soup posted here the other day, that I would love to try next time I get a batch of tomatoes.
Occasionally I'll also eat root veggies, such as a daikon or carrot too, very tasty and spicy.
09-05-2005, 09:10 AM
Eva, hello and welcome to the forum.
You will find a ton of recipes in our recipe section, including lots of yummy food photos. It is also interesting to browse through peoples journals under the 30 Day Challenge gallery to see what people eat, as it varies so much from person to person.
Alissa, who provided this forum for us, has a book out called Living on Live Food. It has 300 recipes, yummy photos, testimonials, a full explanation of everything you could want to know about going raw, as well as a 30 day menu and shopping list. You can view it at www.alissacohen.com
Hope something there will help you get started and again, welcome!
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