View Full Version : Day Two of Eating Raw!
05-27-2012, 04:17 PM
My name is Mindy and I am 24 years old. My husband and I have decided to try eating raw. We are currently almost through day 2, and it has been tough, but I'm excited to be healthier!! We just purchased a spirooli and I ordered some "staple" ingredients, and I'm looking forward to trying some new recipes. There's so much information to be found here, and I appreciate that, as it has been hard to find legitimate stuff about this diet and lifestyle. Looking forward to reading fun recipes! Thanks!
05-27-2012, 04:49 PM
Go Mindy & Hubby!!!
I wish you guys much success!!! Make sure you get Alissa's books. Her recipes are some of my favorites! Making hearty recipes like the Collard Roll Sandwich or Alissa's Chili will keep your Hubby full and satisfied. Take it one day/one meal at a time and be kind to each other. Remember to commend your Hubby as often as you can, and makes LOTS of raw snacks to nibble along the way. Also, introduce yourselves to fresh juicing and Smoothies and find raw substitutes for your favorite foods. Season your raw food the way you season your cooked food to give Hubby familiar tastes and, lastly, hug yourself!!!! :hug You're off to a fantastic start!!!!
05-27-2012, 05:47 PM
Thanks, Renee! Nice to meet you!!!
We are definitely going to get involved in juicing... I gave it a shot this afternoon with my tiny little food processor, but I think we'll need to invest in a juicer and/or blender, for sure. We are SO looking forward to zucchini spaghetti :D
I have seen Alissa's blog, and have been super impressed. My weakness is dessert and I have wanted to reach into the pantry and eat a big chocolate chip cookie, but I feel way more motivated to see the wonderful dessert recipes... I really want to make my own granola bars and would REALLY love to give the key lime pie a shot! Fortunately for me my husband is a fantastic cook!
For dinner tonight, we had wraps with collard greens as the wrap itself with guacamole, onions, jalapenos, lettuce, tomatoes and mushrooms! It was delicious and really encouraging.
I love looking through the forums and appreciate your encouragement :)
05-27-2012, 09:31 PM
Cool!!!! Sounds fantastically delicious!!!!
For a quick chocolate fix do this: take about a tbsp of Almond Butter and mix with a little Agave and Carob Powder. Then, slice a Medjool Date, take out the pit, and fill it in with the Carob mixture. I usually sprinkle it with shreaded Coconut, then I freeze this...it's REALLY, REALLY GOOD!!! :)
Keep going! You guys are doing great!!!
05-28-2012, 02:36 PM
That sounds FANTASTIC, Renee, and I will absolutely give that a try. I have some stuff coming hopefully this week (been ordering bulk online, as I've found it to be cheaper and with much more of a variety), but that sure does sound amazing. I'm obsessed with dates right now. They seem to be an awesome staple to have around! Thanks, Renee! :D
05-28-2012, 02:54 PM
Hey, check this out too:
I made Carob Macaroons today!!!
05-28-2012, 04:30 PM
Ahaha, looks so good!
I just stuck some raw bread into the oven... I know ovens are not ideal, but I keep opening up the door every few minutes to ensure it doesn't heat up too much (I have it on the lowest setting, 170 degrees). We're going to pick up a dehydrater next week, I think. I used a really simple recipe... just carrots, onions flax meal, oil, salt and some sesame seeds. It smells so good. I have no idea for long I'm supposed to leave it in there, though, as it has been nearly a half hour and it's still very, very soft and falling apart. I so cannot wait to try dessert though, lol. I'm getting a little tired of eating dates as a snack. How long have you been eating raw food, Renee?
05-28-2012, 05:55 PM
Oh, I've been around since 2007! I saw Alissa on the Tyra Show back then and I was totally hooked! I've never made the bread in the oven, so I'm totally curious as to how yours turns out. The thing is, in the dehydrator you have to leave it in there even overnight in most cases, so I'm a bit concerned that you will have to leave your oven on for so long. Sounds like you're doing it right, though... The ingredients sound delicious!!!! When I make Onion Bread, I leave it in the dehydrator for 36 hours at least at 110 degrees...so that gives you an idea as to how long it takes.
I'd love to hear if others have used the oven successfully to make bread.
When you're done Mindy....I WANNNA SEE PHOTOS!!!! :drool:
05-28-2012, 06:50 PM
That's so cool, Renee. I have been doing this for three days, and I feel totally hooked!!!
I have some pictures that I have to share. I had the bread in the oven for a bit over two hours. I alternated between opening the oven door and closing it and I think it could've used some more time, but it ultimately came out pretty good, in our opinion. We also made portobello mushroom "burgers." I just went ahead and bought a dehydrator and I cannot WAIT to use it. Mostly to make cookies :Dhttp://i.imgur.com/s027P.jpg (http://imgur.com/s027P)
05-28-2012, 07:30 PM
Yummmmm!!!!! Ok...move over!!!! Make some room for me at the table!!!!! I'm coming over!!!!!!!!!! :drool:
05-28-2012, 10:08 PM
Welcome to the board! The first few days seem to be the toughest because of the detoxing. It does get better. :)
Your bread looks tasty! I can't wait until we get a dehydrator. It'll probably never be turned off. LOL
I would be careful about using agave syrup. It's 92% fructose (higher than high fructose corn syrup) and is typically heated to thicken it. I would use honey (and not the kind typically purchased in a store) or maple syrup. Maple syrup is also heated, but retains a lot of useful minerals and malic acid and it is sucrose instead of fructose. In recent studies they seem to have proven that fructose lowers your intelligence (http://www.naturalnews.com/035971_fructose_stupid_brain_function.html).
05-29-2012, 07:29 AM
LOL, thank you Renee, I am pretty proud of it. I also made some granola bars, but used way too many dates and that's all I can taste... blech. Thanks for the info about agave... I can't see using it all that often and many of the recipes I'd like to try use coconut or honey instead, but I'll definitely keep that in mind... I don't want to overdo it. I didn't have time this morning to make myself lunch so I just have a big container of vegetables and right now I'm quite hungry and don't know how I'll handle my first day back at work, but hopefully once I get all of my supplies, lol, I will be able to make myself better lunches.
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