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04-15-2010, 01:15 AM
Few months ago I stared the raw food diet. I bought a book on recipes, but they were hard to make and the fruits and spices were hard to find. So I stop the diet because I was sick of eating the same things every day. Does any one have any recipes or know of any good websites that have good (and easy) recipes?
04-15-2010, 11:02 AM
Yeah, I did that too. I tried to make all those complex recipes with exotic spices shown in recipe books. I ended up getting really frustrated and decided not to go raw at that time. After doing more research and trying some complex recipes here and there instead of all the time, I had plenty of experimental recipes. I learned what flavors I liked with certain things and started to eat more simple foods. Get creative! Today for breakfast, I had chopped apple, mango, cinnamon, dried cranberries and the raw granola I made which has ginger and nuts and lemon in it. I sprinkled the granola on top of my fruit and poured some almond milk on top that I had made. I usually always have raw chips and crackers, granola, almond milk and essene bread. I do eat a lot of salads but I always change the contents and the dressings around so it never gets boring.
Here's something to remember too. Your body and your taste buds really need to get used to eating raw since you are used to eating cooked foods. Many people don't realize but on the SAD diet, people eat the same things all time. Bread, chips or some sort of crackers every day, along with oatmeal, cereal, etc. But they don't get tired of that same old stuff. Basically what I'm saying is that you need to change the flavors up a bit. You should be having some sort of green drink every day along with a nice variety of fresh fruits and veggies. The other stuff is experimental. Take ideas from the recipe books and add in your own takes of them! :)
04-15-2010, 01:53 PM
I really found "Raw Food Made Easy for 1 to 2 People" helpful.
The recipes aren't too complex.
Also this creamy miso soup is so easy and so delicious. You can make it in a regular blender even:
2 tbsp white miso (or 4 white and no red)
2 tbsp red miso (or just 3 red and no white)
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup orange juice (juice of 2 - 3 oranges)
1 cup water
2 plum tomatoes
handful of parsley or cilantro
blend it all up and there you go!
Top with sesame seeds. It's so good and so easy!
04-15-2010, 02:04 PM
Yum!! I wonder if I could use brown miso in place of the red. I currently have white and brown miso. What do you think?
04-16-2010, 12:06 AM
Alissa's book is the best -- it gives you lots of easy recipes, and a food plan for 4 weeks to get you started. I'd highly recommend purchasing it ... you will refer to it again and again. I have been 100% raw for 6 years, use many of the recipes in the book, and still refer to the intro section when I am asked questions and want a concise answer. There's just a lot of good tips in the book ... well worth it.
Yes, Jennifer Cornbleet's book "Food made easy ...." is a good source of easy recipes as well. There are lots of sources for great recipes, www.goneraw.com (http://www.goneraw.com) is one. But, I still go back to Alissa's book for the basic information and support on so many topics that is included with the recipes.
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