View Full Version : How To Serve Raw Meals
04-30-2012, 02:27 AM
Alright, so I've got the RAW thing down. Eating pure fruits and veggies for me is nothing, but I do want to make sure that I'm including all the other nutrients that I need as well. Also, it's easy for me to grab an apple or orange to satisfy my hunger, but I find that when I invite people over my selection of food is not exactly filling or satisfying enough for them. I do not own a dehydrator, but I'm wondering if anyone would care to share some words of wisdom on the subject. A grocery list and meal planner would be awesome, but I can't really find anything that doesn't require the dehydrator.
My Dad is coming into town and I went shopping this evening and bought 150 dollars worth of raw fruits and veggies, but I have no idea how to make a "meal" out of all that I got. Heeeeeeeelp.
04-30-2012, 06:25 AM
Give us a list of what you bought, that would help.
For me, I like to make things like:
1. Raw Cheesecake (people LOVE that!!!!),
2. Zucchini Pasta w/Marinara Sauce (to make it pretty, spiral some Carrot Ribbons, add Mushrooms, Sprinkle with Oregano and fresh Basil...etc.),
3. Collard Roll Sandwich is always a hit,
4. Alissa's Chili is 'da BOMB!!!! ...and VERY filling!
5. Make Almost Salmon Pate (put it in a bowl and sit it on a plate surrounded by veggies,
6. Date Nut Torte (make in a round circle and garnish with Lemon)
7. Dont forget about Green Smoothies!!!!!
These are some of my favorites! :). Let us know what you decide to make, ok!!!
Raw Angel Mom
04-30-2012, 12:00 PM
You can make a sunflower pate. Most everyone love that. Allissa's potato salad too ( you can substitute the jicama with cucumber if none in your area)
Here is a something that i saw on youtube today. It doesn't seem complicated. I will be trying this tomorrow.
04-30-2012, 01:07 PM
Wow, thanks for the suggestions! It's just weird for me to attempt some of the recipes I find because I'm not used to working with food in this medium. Like dates, for example. I'm used to baking sweets, so using naturally sweet ingredients is hard to get used to.
Last night at the grocery store I bought:
Kiwis, oranges, mangoes, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, watermelon, red grapes, raspberries, apples, strawberries, bananas, avocado, spinach, romaine lettuce, squash and zucchini, cucumber, onion, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, almond milk, raisins, black beans, flax seeds, brown rice, and oats.
So I feel like the only "meals" I know how to prepare with what I have is going to be black beans and rice with salad.
Like I mentioned, the fresh fruits and veggies aren't a problem, it's food with substance that I feel like I'm lacking.
And as far as a raw "bread" substitution, I'm clueless.
04-30-2012, 01:25 PM
Take a look at "raw on $10 a day". Lots of lovely recipes.
04-30-2012, 01:53 PM
Oh man, that's the kind of website I could spend hours on. Thanks for the awesome resource!
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