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Have any of you noticed your tastes for certain raw recipes changing really quickly?
For example, I first tried Alissa's Almost Tuna a couple of weeks ago and LOVED it -- ate the whole batch in one sitting. But when I made it last night, I could hardly choke it down. I still like the "idea" of it, and I like the way I remember it tasting (if that makes any sense), but I can't actually stomach the real thing. The same has happened with the pesto stuffed mushrooms. I made some, they looked and smelled delicious, but eating them made me want to gag.
What is going on with me?? :rolleyes:
11-09-2005, 06:49 PM
No, this happened to me.
I went close to a month, I think more, where I did not want/need the prepared recipes.
It was so nice.
But, it's back with a vengence! LOL
I was eating fruits, some veggies and salad.
But, now I want the prepared goodies again.
So, for me at least, it seems to go in cycles and I will love the prepared meals and then get tired of making them or eating them and then will go to eating simple and then back to prepared meals.
It's nice for a change though!
Keeps things interesting! :)
I think it's normal with raw!
It kind of makes it hard to plan, when your tastes keep changing. I used to LOVE a walnut pate that I would put onions and celery in, and it reminded me of egg salad. The last time I made it, I put a little on a couple of crackers and that's it... it's still sitting in my fridge :-(
I never used to be crazy about salads, but I was at Whole Foods the other day picking a few things up, and I walked past the salad bar and started drooling! I couldn't leave without buying a salad for the ride home!
11-10-2005, 12:29 PM
Yes same here..liked the Hemp Powder at first...now I cannot stomach it...hates Cauliflower now like it....Nori ...loved now I would rather fast than eat it !!
11-10-2005, 12:39 PM
Same here. I don't like cashews very much anymore, but I discover I love eating fresh cranberries right out of the bag. Who started the nasty rumour that cranberries are not palatable??? "Too sour?" ... I suppose from someone who loves eating lemons and limes with nothing else that's not a stretch ;)
I used to dislike carob, now I love it. I'm not wanting oranges as much as I used to.
I'm glad others are experiencing this too! I have noticed my tastes changing in general on raw, but being repulsed by something I loved last week seems so strange to me. I could always eat french fries, no matter what, but my raw tastes seem to come and go in waves. :rolleyes:
I find that I will eat something nonstop for a week or two, and then suddenly be completely turned off by it and want something very different...and then eventually want the first thing again. Like, this morning, I had "tuna" packed in my lunch but I couldn't even think about eating it. All I wanted was veggies dipped in my favorite garlicky tahini dressing, which, about a month ago, I ate ad nauseum. And suddenly I want it again.
The good thing is, I'm finding it very easy to listen to what my body wants. Right now, it's barking orders.
11-12-2005, 04:11 PM
I have seen my tastes change as I proceed along the raw journey. Before raw, I used to cook the "stronger" greens, such as kale, swiss chard, rapini, etc. Now, I can't even imagine allowing these gorgeous greens anywhere near a flame! The salads I eat every day are filled with fresh, dark leafy greens, and I actually salivate thinking about my big dinner salad. I used to not be able to eat raw carrots, but loved them cooked. Now I eat them raw all the time, although I did have to start off by grating them very finely in salads. Raw broccoli was a big turnoff, but I loved it lightly steamed. All in all, I really prefer all my veggies raw than cooked. The only time I eat them cooked is if I'm eating at someone's house, or I'm eating at a restaurant. They taste so limp and watery to me now, when cooked, even if just lightly steamed.
Rawandnatural, several winters ago I also discovered raw cranberries. I always had thought they "needed" to be cooked to be edible, but not so! They have such a delightful sweet/tart flavor, and I love the crunchiness of the texture. I look forward to autumn now, because it's the only time you can get fresh cranberries.
I am expecting my tastes to change even more as the years go by, and I'm excited to see where it will lead me!
11-12-2005, 04:49 PM
You are all fabulous for listening to your bodies via your tastebuds. This is what it's all about!
The theory I espouse about this is that, as the food does what it's designed to do in our body -- nourishing it and (for those of us who haven't been eating all raw since we were born) allowing it to heal from everything we've done to it -- we'll want different foods at different times according to our body's own need. That need changes as the toxins are discarded. Each of us is unique since we've eaten, ingested, inhaled, injected, drank, and smoothed on our skin our own unique combinations of non-nutritive substances. Therefore, what my "tastes" are today are different from you want to eat today. Further, what "sounds good" to me today may vary greatly from what I craved yesterday, last week, or last month. As we continue to eat fresh, raw, and ripe food, our body continues to utilize it to move it closer to total health.
I understand that, eventually, we may need and desire less and less food -- I'm talking waay down the line. The people I know that eat minimal amounts have been on this path for over 10 years.
We're kinda breaking new ground here! Exciting, huh?
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