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05-17-2010, 02:58 PM
Ok started 30 day challenge yesterday..no problem right? Started my day as usual fruit smoothie, plenty of water all day, lunch apple with almond butter, salad with lots of greens and Alissan dressing. Than came dinner Fettuccini Alfredo. Now I didn't like Alfredo before going raw but I thought I would try it anyway. Didn't like it raw, the garlic was overwhelming to me.
Am I crazy or is this a big favorite? I am such a picky eater anyway. No I am stuck! Afraid to try the next recipe.
I don't usually get up to about 1. Dont be shocked I work night shift and have so for years, so I try to keep somewhat of a schedule. Now I am up had a grapefruit when waking, a green smoothie about 2 hours later. But here is the clincher, I have to work tonight. 12 hour shift and I can't figure out what to take. When I was eating a SAD I packed food for every 2-3 hours, very clean foods.
I'm not quite sure what you're worried about... everyone has their own favourite foods don't they? I've seen so many people rave about raw banana ice cream but to me it's just a mulchy... grossness of banana?
Why don't you just do a nice big salad? Or a smoothie?
05-17-2010, 05:43 PM
For some reason the Alfredo sauce isn't a fave. Not one of mine BUT, that doesn't mean a thing! I've eaten quite a few of her recipes and found them delicious AND, many do like the Fetuccini.
If the garlic was overwhelming, then, IF you choose to make it again, don't add so much garlic.
As Amii says, there will be some things you absolutely love; other things you'll dislike and other things you'll find just o.k. Is what it is.
Recipes are just guides. That's it! If something is in a recipe you don't like, substitute with something else. If it seems as though there's too much garlic or salt, add less. You can always add more if need be.
Being "stuck" is your choice. Move on! ... or not. :)
I didn't like it either. Too heavy for me. Some people love it though.
So just don't make it again... lesson learned. Try the pasta and marinara sauce and see what you think. That one won me over and is now one of my "go-to" raw dishes.
Have fun with it!
oh, and as far as bringing food while you're at work... there are so many options, I don't know where to start! A little baggie of walnuts and raisins is good to keep the sweet tooth at bay. Or just dates... I find they are like little pieces of carmel. Even better, bring an apple and slice it, then wrap a date around it... viola! Carmel Apple!
Carrot sticks or celery sticks are easy. Maybe whip up Alissa's onion dip to bring with. (So easy, and tasty!)
Or slice up a tomato, drizzle with olive oil, a little sprinkle of salt... and if you want to fall over from goodness, eat with some raw basil.
05-17-2010, 09:11 PM
great ideas Joya!
eating some lightly spiced slices of tomatoes is one of my favorite things.
I pre-make large batches of "sunflower power balls" they are little balls made from sunflower seeds, dates, carob powder, raisins, and tahini.
They are so filling and delicious and just a few ingredients makes a whole lot of them.
Pre-making things really helps.
i love bringing fruit salads to work.
kiwi. cut in half and spoon out.
peach. just bring a knife.
banana. pear. grapes.... these are all easy things.
sometimes I'll make very simple salads. Just zucchini, shredded carrots, sunflowers seeds, and homemade dressing. Takes 5 minutes!
trail mix is great.
okay, i have to stop. I'm trying to fast right now, and this is not helping!
05-17-2010, 09:38 PM
Hello there KelsERRN,
After I had been raw for awhile my little sis was impressed with how joyful and energetic I was. She asked me what she would have to do to go raw. I asked her what raw foods she loved. She listed many and I told her, "Then eat those!". It really is as simple as that. Yes, it is nice to make raw recipes, but to be honest with you after 8 years of eating raw there are still very few raw recipes I like. The ones I like the most I "made up" with raw ingredients I have always loved!
For example, tacos and sushi!
For the tacos I use romaine for the shells and then I fill them with guacamole, salsa/pico de gallo and some shredded carrots (the cheese...lol) for color. Yum, yum! My little brother loved these and told me they taste so Californian.
For the sushi, I use carrots to make the rice and then I stuff them with avocado and cucumbers and sprinkle them with raw, organic black sesame seeds. Again, yum yum!
So, I mostly eat those two favorite recipes and I drink green smoothies and cacao shakes and eat big salads.
Raw is as simple and yummy as can be!
05-18-2010, 02:06 PM
Thanks everyone. I guess I was not prepared as I thought I was and preparation is the key for me. So probably salad for me tonight because I have to work tonight. I will be off for 2 days after tonights shift and have to kick it into to full gear before the weekend(3, 12hr shifts). Weekends are bad at work, always a spread of food which for the most part I avoid.
Keep trying new recipes. I was not found of the fettuccine Alfredo either. But, I truly enjoy the crepes and many other raw food recipes from a variety of people. Look for recipes with ingredients you know you enjoy. THere are many tasty raw recipes.
05-27-2010, 02:30 AM
I have tried that papaya banana "pudding" thing twice hoping I would see what it is people like about it and I can't figure it out. I tried different kinds of papaya, varying ripeness of banana.....nothing makes it look like more than fruity smelling, gloppy, dirty wallpaper glue to me.
I realized I don't care if other people think it is great, that doesn't mean it should be great for me. There is plenty of other stuff I can like.
By the way, on the DVD, I kinda felt that way, too, when I saw her making the "alfredo".
05-27-2010, 01:56 PM
I don't know where I got this recipe about fried beans with sunflowerseeds, cumin and cilantro and so on, but I made it yesterday, and it tasted like uaaahhh.
My wife and brother in law liked it, but for me, no thanks.
Today, I sliced tomatoes, put salt and black pepper on it and put the fried beans aside. Together I liked it a lot.
Maybe sometimes you need to combine it with something else.
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