04-22-2010, 11:40 AM
HI! We are currantly trying to switch over to High Raw Organic Vegan Diet and had some questions I wondered if I could get some info on please?
1-Being new to all of this I wondered if there were any special appliances or tools I may wan to stock my kitchen with..
2-I read to store nuts and seeds in freezer and fridge to prevent them from becomming rancid...does anyone know how long theese last in the freezer or ffridge?
3- Any good online stores to order from I have NO RAW OR ORGANIC foods around here and with 4 kiddos I know I will need to boy many items online or in bulk...I am in NY. THANKS
4- ANy good websites with ifo on RAW or RAW recipes would be great! Maby a list of what Foods I need in my diet for say protien etc etc
04-22-2010, 12:48 PM
All I'll suggest is, get Alissa's book and dvd's and most of your questions will be answered ~ or, while waiting for other answers, do a search here.
This is a GREAT website to get recipes and resources. Just gotta look/search through it.
04-22-2010, 03:08 PM
Yes, Alissa's book is a great starting point. I also found it helpful to look through the 30 day challenge threads to see what people were eating.
Do you have a good blender (ideally a blendtec or vitamix) and a cuisinart? Those are pretty essential.
Green smoothies are really helpful to get the greens you need down and they're so tasty. Greens are great for killing cravings and alkalinizing the body. This is where the high speed blender comes in handy but I know they can be made in a regular blender. You can also make good soups (google: woody harrelson creamy miso soup).
Otherwise, have fun with fruits and veggies and learn how to make almond milk and order some chia seeds if you can't find them near you for chia seed pudding - I just discovered this and it's delicious! Avocado based puddings (though they sound kind of gross) are awesome too if you have a sweet tooth.
Essentials in our pantry are: dates, chia seeds, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, almond butter, agave and/or maple syrup, sun dried tomatoes, dill (for mock tuna salad - it's so good on celery sticks!), cacao and/or carob powder, vanilla, nama shoyu (raw soy sauce), bragg's apple cider vinegar, bragg's liquid aminos, olive oil (cold pressed extra virgin), sesame seeds, curry powder, sea salt, turmeric, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, dulse flakes (again for the mock tuna), kelp, nori sheets...
A dehydrator (Excalibur) is really helpful if you want to make chips and crackers and breads but I have really only recently started using mine - it was just too overwhelming at first (this is my 3rd time trying to eat raw in the past 3 1/2 years).
If you don't love stuff at first, don't give up - a lot of times it's just a matter of refining the recipe or making sure you get high quality produce.
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