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It's time for me to shop again but I feel stuck! I'm eating a lot of simple salads, pre-made hummus, taboule, and fruit because they don't need to be prepared with any appliances. My diet is very limited. Now that there are dollar signs at the end of the tunnel, I'm ready to try something new! I will likely be able to buy a blender. Can you all please tell me what you've been eating that either doesn't require an appliance or which only requires a blender?
01-21-2006, 12:27 PM
My only appliance is a blender. I make nut pate's and mostly salads or a big bowl of veggies with some kind of dressing. I also make lettuce or chard wraps with pate's and veggies in them. I buy raw crackers from the raw vegan restaraunt here and when I get bored (because I do not have a dehydrator), I go to eat at the raw vegan restaraunt. I would like to make the Marianara with Zuchini noodles when I get a spiraler.
01-21-2006, 01:43 PM
guacamole is my favorite no appliance recipe and you can add or subtract things as you see fit:
juice of 1 lime
a bit of chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup red or yellow peppers, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
celtic salt to taste
I also like to add pressed garlic as well. mash the avocado, oil oil, lime and salt and then stir in the rest of the ingredients.
You can either eat this with greens or store bought flax seed crackers.
Thank you! I hope more people respond- I need more ideas! I love guacamole and will definitely be keeping that in my repertoire. Karen, how do I make the nut pate? Do I need a strong blender? What kind of nuts do you use?
01-21-2006, 04:05 PM
im growing hard wheat berries in plastic dishpans with a couple inches of soil , within less than a week the wheat grass shall be long enough to start pulling out by say 100 blades at a time to then chop into 1/4" bits . then fill blender half full with water and the grass and high speed blend . this isnt as nutrient dense as juicing but its still a great drink for me , a great way to add some very rich cell fuel . and on salads im in the habit of making them very vegi rich , like half vegis . plus adding sesame seed and sunseed for protein in order to make salad a more complete fuel . dried , sulferless figs are a great treat for me . RAWk on Doc .
01-22-2006, 11:20 AM
Green smoothies or any fruit smoothie or is wonderful for breakfast.
Sweet Salad: Lettuce, spinach, green onion, apple, walnuts, avocado and a creamy dressing. Dressing is olive oil, vinegar, honey, orange juice, lecithin (makes a creamy dressing) and poppy seeds mixed in blender or sm food processor.
Taco Salad: Sprouted quinoa (very quick sprouter) made into spanish rice, lettuce, tomatoes, green onion, guacamole, salsa and Alissa's Better than Beef (looks and tastes like chorizo).
Allissa's Wilted Spinach salad - mines a little different: Spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, red pepper, lil diced white onion and olives with Italian dressing. Dressing is olive oil, vinegar, honey and mixed italian seasoning, pour over salad and let sit for a day in the fridge til it's wilted and ready to eat.
Fresh Tomaoto Basil Soup - 2 tomatoes, soaked sundried tomatoes, fresh basil and lil garlic for taste in the processor til smooth and creamy and serve.
Marinaded mushrooms are great: make any flavor of salad dressing and marinate a portebella mushroom in dressing all day or overnight.
Sushi is a great meal if your into that... I use avocado, cucumber, lettuce and green onion for filling. I've tried califlauer for rice, but it's too strong, so going to try jicuma instead. Have sushi with cabbage salad and Asian dressing. Dressing: Lil pntbutter, water, honey and dash of Braggs.
Alissa's Date Nut Torte is fabulous for a desert - or - Any frozen berry, juice of one orange, and frozen pineapple makes a WONDERful sorbet!
Hope this may help :p
01-22-2006, 12:10 PM
Can you share what it is you HAVE been making? That information will help enormously so that we don't give you suggestions for things you're already eating.
I've been eating fruit salads; hummus and taboule in various combinations (like salad style, sandwich style with Ezekiel bread, wrapped in cabbage, etc.); and lately, sushi. Pretty limited, huh? :(
Vinegar: what kind of vinegar should I get?
01-22-2006, 04:03 PM
I live on a very limited budget so I understand your situation, but raw eating is a LOT easier with a food processor.
Have you looked into www.craigslist.com?
They have craigslist in a lot of cities all over the world and you might find a cheap food processor near you! Sometimes you can even trade people for one.
I run into them all the time at yard sales, too.
01-22-2006, 10:32 PM
DrPr - if you want to reap the full benefits of a raw and living lifestyle, you'll want to ditch the Ezekial bread since it isn't raw. Also, is the hummus and tabouli and sushi raw? If so, you must be in an urban area with great raw delis available!! If so, there must be other raw foodists who can give you some more ideas in person, too. Finally -- quickly -- the raw vinegar is apple cider vinegar (Bragg's is the usual one).
The main hole I see in what you're eating is no salads!!! These are simple and fast to make, you can vary them tremendously, and you can make raw homemade dressings without a blender -- just shake in a jar ... or mash up a guacamole and add to the top of it.
Buy some bags of prewashed organic greens (Trader Joe's has the best, most affordable selection), tomatoes, cucumbers, red peppers, zucchini .... whatever veggies you like ... and avocadoes. Cut open that bag, pour tons of greens in a big bowl, put your favorites veggies on top, drizzle on a dressing (easiest is olive oil, Nama Shoyu, vinegar, agave nectar --- or even simpler if you don't have these raw staples is some lemon juice) or guacamole (simplest is avo, lemon juice, cumin), toss and enjoy!!
You can change out the veggies and the dressing for a variety of flavors. Make a Thai "peanut" sauce dressing one day, Italian the next, etc.
Great some carrots and apples together, toss in some raisins, a squeeze of lemon or orange and maybe a little cinnamon -- there's lots of ideas.
Also, search on the internet for simple raw recipes.
02-03-2006, 09:12 AM
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HOPE THIS HELPS
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