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03-07-2011, 05:51 PM
This is sort of a newby question (my desperate plea, actually).
I'm just getting into this raw lifestyle, and I CRAVE the big hearty, chewy foods. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me transition?
I've read threads where some talk of eating light - a little fruit, a smoothie, a handful of nuts...I'd love to get to that point, but will never make it without some ideas to start me out.
I'm going by Got2B.Raw and that's for a reason. My health is demanding it, so any and all suggestions are appreciated. :eat
03-07-2011, 07:07 PM
I'm so with ya! Yea, sometimes I like to simplify, but I'm a hearty eatin' gal! I like to sink my teeth in a meal sometimes!!! I guess that's why I like making the gormet Raw food so much!
One of my favorite recipes is Alissa's Chili from LOLF!!! It's really great, but make sure you make the Sour Cream for it! That REALLY sets it OFF!!!! :dance:
Another GREAT and hearty recipe is Alissa's Calzone, also from LOLF! Don't be scared of it!!!!! Take that recipe by the pages and GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you wanna make it, let me know and I'll coach you through it step by step!!! :kisses: I'm actually making it Wednesday, so if you can soak some Buckwheat tonight, you can sprout it tomorrow and join me on Wednesday and we can make it together!!!!!:woohoo: If you can't, that's o.k....!!! I'll think of you when I'm sinking my teeth into my mouthwatering Calzone...savoring every bite, every morsel!!!! :drool:
03-07-2011, 08:35 PM
Renee, I would love to make the Calzones, also, but I can't find my LOLF book. I have looked all over the house and it has gone MIA! I too have buckwheat groats, but I don't know the measurements of how much is needed. Maybe I'll just soak what I have and wing it... I do have the new book, I really like her new uncook book. Hardbound....very impressive!
03-10-2011, 05:11 PM
I have lots of "satiating" recipes (that's what I call them) on my blog. Things like alfredo sauce, nut spreads, stuff like that.
Basically, you want to learn how to make a good nut pate and a good cracker. Plus, if you can get some pasta happening (with spiralized zucchini or kelp noodles) and a good sauce that'll go a long way. Oh yeah, and a thick pudding for dessert!
03-10-2011, 05:42 PM
I hear you!
I REALLY want to make Alissa's Brazilian Stew. Sounds divine :drool:
Hey Renee! Have you made it and do you have picture of it?
03-10-2011, 05:51 PM
Well, I *HAVE* made the Sausage Patties and the Cashew Shrimp.... I absolutely love the Sausage Patties, not crazy about the Cashew Shrimp on it's own... I think I was going to make the Brazillian Stew with them, which is why I made both of them, but I think I got distracted! Looking back at the recipe, it's not too hard looking, so I may have another try with it. I'm thinking that the Cashew Shrimp would probably just be 'da Bomb once it's all put together... I'm willing to make it to see!!!! You KNOW me!!!! :woot:
If you beat me to it, can you please post a photo of it on the RFFE thread!!! THX!!!! :)
03-10-2011, 09:44 PM
Wow Everyone! Thanks for your ideas.
I actually made Chili (just tossed the basics together) on Wednesday. DH and I have almost eaten the entire amount I made. The Calzones sound really good, however.
I've been curious to try the recipes that you make with the spirualizer(?), but down know where to buy one. I'm thinking that and a good mandolin will be my next purchases. Oh...before that I'm buying or making something to do my own spouting.
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