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12-27-2005, 10:53 PM
For those of us (me) who are not master chef's yet. What are some easy meals to eat on a daily basis. I've been doing some green veggie and apple or 2 juicing; spinach salads; banana and apple and orange and soy milk smoothie;
carrot juice and coconut,(unsweetened); bean and alpha sprouts in salads and in some veggie juices; plus eating the pulp from the different combinations too.
I saw some of the pictures from those more experienced RAW Chef's. Those christmas meals look soooooo good :D.
So far one of my favorite breakfast meals is oatmeal and soy milk or spring water and some cinnamon then I usually let it set for 30 to 45 min and rise before I eat it. hhhmmm :) .
Being new I still have the " pop it in the microwave, or off the stove and it's done real quick!" thinking. Especially when I'm real hungary :eek:
Do you spend one or two days a week preparing food so it's ready when you get hungary your food is ready to eat or make it as you go?
Thanks for the insight :) .
12-27-2005, 11:11 PM
OH oh oh,
Sweetgoddess one of our moderators here will tell you that banana with almond butter..........dipping it in the almond ooze is splendid. I have refreind from nuts but in the past, IT IS DELICIOUS!
I like chopped fuji apple and chopped cilantro in a bowl. :)
My favorite meal-on-the-run is avocado-red onion-tomato rolled up in a lettuce or cabbage leaf with some spunky sprouts. Its ready in 5 minutes, cures cravings, fills me up and tastes great! :D
12-28-2005, 04:42 AM
I always have flax crackers made and on hand as this takes very little time but it is the only thing that I prepare. My fast meal is just mashed avacado on the crackers. Ready in twenty secs and faster than a microwave.
12-28-2005, 09:14 AM
Do you have ALissa's book? Very quick meals...
*guacamole on a portebello mushroom cap with braggs or nama shoyu poured on top (alissa's book--takes 2 minutes!)
*collard wraps (alissa's book)
*mock salmon pate (alissas book)
*almost tuna (alissas book)
*fettucine alfredo (alissa's book)
*carrot crunch salad (alissa's book)
*cappellini pomodora (on the forum)
*angelhair pasta with marinara (alissa's book)
*walnut fudge (alissa's book)
*blueberry pie (alissa's book)
*date-nut torte (alissa's book)
*Yanni's Chili without dehydrating (on the forum)
*chopped veggies and mung sprouts dressed with bragg's, olive oil, ginger, sprinkled with sesame seeds (tastes like stir-fry...I serve this in my living food center and its a hit--it is so easy and quick!!)
*marinated mushrooms and onions (in Bragg's or nama shoyu)
*sauerkraut slaw( buy unpasteurized kraut, add honey, lemon juice, raisins, apple chunks, caraway seeds)
*Alissa's pea (I leave out the almond milk) or carrot soup
*salads galore....dress a salad with salsa, mashed avacado and corn...quick and yum
There are literally thousands of quick but yummy possibilities. Get Alissa's book! Most of hers are sooo easy and yum. Her DVD shows you just how quick and easy it is.
Its just a matter of experimenting and then having the experience.
Good luck !
12-28-2005, 02:22 PM
Here's my suggestion. it works for anyone wanting to change their menu planning, either SAD, vegetarian, vegan, or raw.
Look on this forum, or any other site where there are some recipes for raw meals. Find some you want to try....you can eliminate ones that have too many ingredients, have foods you don't like normally, or take food prep appliances you don't have. Find at least 5 recipes and write on 3x5 cards.
Week 1, get ingredients for one recipe and find the time to 'enjoy' making it. If you like it, then add it to your menu plans for each week following. Week 2, do the same thing. Add it, along with your first recipe and you'll have 2 meals for the next week. Keep doing this until you have enough good tasting, simple to prepare, meals for an entire week, without a repeat.
You can stop doing this, and just repeat each week for as long as you are satisfied with the meals. When you want to create something new, repeat the process until you have enough meals for your taste and variety.
Changing to RAW seems daunting at first, but following through on this simple plan should be easy enough for anyone. It's really easier than SAD once you've mastered the art of RAW, and it will keep you from fallling off the wagon as quickly from boredom.
Alice in Rawfoodland
12-29-2005, 05:12 AM
- chop apple in bowl (two if really famished)
- blend banana(s) w/small amt water (cinnamon or carob optional)
- add soaked almonds or walnuts and blend minimally
- pour mixture over apples
If I make this for two or more I use the Vitamix. If I prepare it for myself I use the Tribest Personal Blender. Often I take the banana mixture to work in those handy Tribest containers and chop my apple at work and eat mixture at my desk. This is a hearty and filling breakfast.
12-29-2005, 05:37 AM
If you want to keep your breakfast like it is, an easy way to make it raw is to toss some hemp seeds in a dry blender, blend till powdered, pour in some pure water and whir, then add in a banana. That's your milk (so that'll replace that soy milk with a natural, healthy alternative -- and so yummy with the banana!). If you have the means, order the truly raw oatmeal from Alissa's site. I'd gotten past the cereal for breakfast mindset after my first few months raw, but tried Alissa's oatmeal back in October and have used it on occasion since. RAwkinlocs has a dandy way of making it taste like it has butter in it. Then, add some chopped apples, raisins, and cinamon, and you're good to go. I've served this for breakfast to non-raw guests and they loved it.
I agree with all the suggestions so far as to quick meals -- and, of course, advocate you getting Alissa's book. Her DVD is great in that you can actually see how fast it is to make the recipes.
One of the most satisfying, quick meals that helped me when I first went raw was "sandwiches" made with Onion Bread (recipe on this site), avocado, tomato, and sprouts or lettuce. Easy, familiar tasting ... and filling.
12-30-2005, 12:10 PM
Thanks CAdreamer for the index card idea. While I was writing down some of the simple meals to go on some index cards my mind started spining and I put togather a simple dinner with some items that I had in my fridge. I made some stuffed mushrooms for dinner: I took an avacdo and mushroom stalks, a glove of garlic and 3 sweet green onions put into a food processor. Then added some sea salt and stuffed it into the mushroom :D .
Also thanks to Misslinda,TA,SPORT, Alice in RAWFOODLAND and Raw Truth. for your advice and qiuick meals :)
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