11-07-2005, 06:17 PM
I just wanted to say that if you are new to raw and are experimenting with all the raw cookbooks out there dont be discouraged by one or two recipes that do not turn out as you expected. Please don't blame it on "Raw". A recipe you dont care for could just as easily come from any ther type of food preparation book, try not to think the whole book is "bad" by just a few you dont care for.
What caused me to start this thread was two days ago I prepared a dish from a raw cookbook and after two days in the dehydrator I served it. While it was not my favorite I ate it anyway as my palet has adapted to raw mixtures. However my family thought it was just the most vile dish they had EVER had :eek: I must agree with them. It was so bad we spent the rest of the eveninglaughing about it! However the next day I made a soup from the same book and it turned to be liquid heaven! :p
So try not to be discouraged and dont give up :o !
Happy eating :p
11-07-2005, 07:19 PM
My mother and I decided to go 100% raw after many days of preparing ourselves and our pantry for it. We went raw for one day and we felt so good. We made a pasta (zuchinni) and a tomato sauce to go with it. It was good, but now I can't even think about making it again. I feel sick thinking about it, but that night I really enjoyed it. Then the next day we were repulsed by anything raw. What is up with that? We both felt sick and had a headache. I couldn't make anything that would have satisfied me at all. Can you give me any advice.
Thanks in advance for responding :p
11-07-2005, 08:15 PM
I used to collect cookbooks, and I thought myself blessed if I found at least one usable recipe in each.
Humans have so many issues with food, we never just eat it, we must have it be served beautifully on a gorgeous plate with linen napkins, and silver ware, etc. it must not have one bird bite in it, and no icky parts.
We are so weird about food, it has to be the right temperature, the right color, etc. I think this is all because it isn't what we were meant to eat in the first place.
We were meant to just grab an apple off the tree and eat it. period.
anyway, to give yourself an idea of how a recipe book works, just take a look at any fast food menu. now there might be 5 to 20 things on that menu that you would like, maybe 5 you know you would hate, and 5 that you would love to eat often.
Okay, now let's take the part of the country you are from, and you will find that in certain areas of our country, super spice foods prevail, in others, super sweet foods and in others, super dense foods.
Now, let's take a look at your heritage. I've been to people's houses who like to drink bear, eat saurkraut and sausages, and pickled pigs feet, I would die before I would ingest any of that, even when I was a sad eater.
Then I've been to people's homes who eat tapioca pudding, caviar and oysters, again, I would have to wither away and die.
Then you look at your personal dietary choices based on food allergies, and then look at cost, and family choices. etc.
so, when an author/chef writes a cook book, they try to make a generic recipe that can be eaten by all, hopefully the person preparing the food will look at the recipe, and know from experience that they will like it or not.
Also, when making a recipe, no matter how many times we make it, it turns out slightly different if we are using raw foods, as they are not all cookie cutter images of fake foods, they are real, and a real orange, and another real orange are going to taste alot different and maybe have about 1/2 as much juice as the next one.
So, I agee, if you make a recipe from a book, and you don't like it, that's okay, make another one, and another one, eventually you will find a few you do like.
You both are going through detox, isn't it great how quickly this works?
Get excited, this will pass, and you both will feel wonderful.
11-09-2005, 07:59 PM
thanks for this post. yesterday i made a dish that was awful. i can tell i'm still discouraged about it today but i know i just need to practice and it'll get better. ;)
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