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02-04-2011, 06:47 PM
My step-mom is having gallbladder problems, and her doctor suggested she cut out all animals products and try to just eat raw unprocessed foods for a while. She turned to me and asked if I would take her to a health food store because she didn't know what a lot of the "Recommended" items to eat where. I'm moderate raw vegan, maybe 50% raw right now, but it was just very exciting to realize that she does notice the way I eat.
So Monday we are off to health food store! Does anyone have any advice to give someone who doesn't want to be a vegan but it forced to for a few months? I've already given her a lot of my smoothie recipes. Anything else you could contribute would be amazing =] I'm hoping once she starts eating better she will see that all the little things Ive said to her over the years about raw food will come to light and she will start loving the way she feels. I know I do =]
Thanks for any advice you might have!
02-04-2011, 06:49 PM
Oh I also thought it would be funny to mention then when I mentioned hemp seeds to her for for their fatty acids her response was "You mean like marijuana?!" haha! That made me smile. Took me a while to explain that to her.
02-05-2011, 07:28 AM
Hehe we be eatin the mary jane...
I'm thinking really easy and simple recipes using mostly just fresh fruits and veggies. What about banana ice cream and custard? Vegie wraps (lettuce or collard wrap with sliced vegies, avocado and some kind of sauce), fruit salads, savoury salads with varying degrees of heaviness for her tastes, RP's raw brownies, raw soups etc?
Keep it simple and base it around the equipment she already has.
Hope she 'sees the light'! :cheer:
02-05-2011, 09:21 AM
-making big wraps out of collards and kale and cabbage is a good idea.
does she like sushi? I love love Nori wraps for my food. i fill them with anything/EVERYTHING.
-making a seed paste or nut paste to put inside as well, makes them a lot more hearty and might satisfy meaty/bread cravings.
(making nut "pate"s from recipes is also a good way to fill those wraps)
-I like making raw red pepper spread, basil pesto, garlic spread, sundried tomato pesto.
I put these on carrot sticks, in wraps, on raw crackers/breads... etc.
-banana icecream for sure! try adding berries to it, then refreezing. Sometimes ill make a avocado/cacao/honey (or agave) cream and drip it on.
-DATES. freeze medjool dates, take them out frozen, de-pit, fill them with a homemade amond butter/crushed almonds/honey/cacao/vanilla filling (or whatever YOU come up with), refreeze, MUNCH UP!
-extravagant fruit salads. buy weird fruit from the super market, make interesting salads (try dragon fruit/pomegranate/star fruit/persimmon/kiwi)
- marinated portabello burgers. You don't even need raw "bread" for this. just pile everything on the mushroom that you like, and eat up.
-make chocolate pudding with just avocado/cacao/honey (or raw agave). add some fresh raspberries for fun. :)
-put raisins, walnuts, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds in your salads for more texture and flavor and satisfaction.
-what's better and more simple than a slice of tomato, topped with a slice of avocado, with a touch of salt and pepper?
oh! lastly, i don't know what she's like but for ME, i always missed cereal in the beginning. SO.... I'd make almond milk (or even Chai tea!) and I'd make my own cereal like thing by mixing: ground flax/hemp hearts/raisins/sun flower seeds/cinnamon/honey/slices of banana/slices of strawberries.
Hey, that is AWESOME! Can you invite her into your kitchen too, to whip up some tasty foods? It's one thing to give a recipe to someone, it's another to give them a taste and the experience of making it right together. :)
02-09-2011, 05:58 PM
Thank you all so much for the ideas =] I've mentioned the website to her before, and I'm gonna keep bugging her until she at least checks it out ;) She's trying to get through this rough time by just NOT eating. I told her that wasn't a good idea, but she's havin trouble figuring out what to eat =/ Thank you nadien alexandra! Some of those ideas sound good. I want to eat them too haha!
02-10-2011, 02:56 PM
fats are pretty hard to process with gallbladder issues. She might feel bad if eating a lot of nuts seeds or oils right off the bat
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