View Full Version : Duh!!
02-08-2006, 02:11 PM
Ok - I have been dabbling in raw food for over a year -- and finally TODAY I have figured out what was stopping me. Well .... I DON'T COOK! I don't like to cook -- and to this point my DH has done all of the cooking. Albeit he has been great about making vegetarian items for the past 6 years, even thought he still eats meat. But - when I first started this way of life and the dozen times afterwards I tried to make all of the receipes and such. And it just got too much, so I reverted back to SAD.
Today I treated myself (well, I have been treating myself all week, as I am on vacation, not going anywhere - so I am pretending I am at a spa.) So - today after my first colonic (loved it!!) and facial I went to Ecopolitan (a raw restaurant in Minneapolis) and I LOVED it!!! And that's when it hit me. I don't ever make SAD crackers or SAD pizza crust or anything from SAD scratch for that matter. So, what makes me think that I am going to start liking uncooking? So -- the times when I need something more than a smoothie, a soup or just plain fruits and vegies I need to BUY them. Now, I know this might not be the most economical -- but I have never been good at that anyway. So -- I am 100% committed to raw --- and eventually I MIGHT start using all of the equipment I bought - but I need to remember who I am today. And who I am today CLEANS the kitchen, but never COOKS or evern UNCOOKS in there!
Whew .... what a great revleation to me. Just had to share!
Happpy raw eating! :D
02-08-2006, 02:16 PM
You may find that it is easier to prepare than to source. Where I live that is certainly the case.
It's a revelation isn't it?
I also greatly dislike preparing food of any kind. That is what makes simple raw (picking up a piece of fruit and eating it) and cooked junk (opening a bag or pakage and eating it) so easy.
In another life while raising children I loved cooking and spent my days preparing wonderful, from scratch meals. Some took 3 or 4 hours of active involvement. That life is over, never want to go there again. Would love more children though.
Rawkie started a thread maybe 6 mo ago about the different feelings people have in this matter.
02-08-2006, 02:45 PM
you know what? that is my problem too. I never cooked. Everyone always talks about how easy and quick raw meals are to make but to me it takes more work then I am used to! So getting my foods prepared or making something super easy is what works for me.
02-08-2006, 02:56 PM
You have hit the nail on the head for me with this. Though I can cook, I don't particularly like to, and even when I have done it in the past it's because I "had to" not because I wanted to. I am fortunate to have a large number of raw resources in my general area, but I often don't give myself permission to pay the the higher prices. . .of course, I end up throwing stuff away all the time, so one way or the other the money is going for naught, right?
Anyway - guess I'll go buy some flax crackers on the way home and when I go to AuLac, I'll order enough food to bring home for 2 or 3 more days . . .
02-08-2006, 04:32 PM
Glad I am not alone! I do enjoy just eating fruits and vegies -- but as I said, I have now given myself the permission to buy the other stuff instead of struggling in the kitchen! Whew! Freedom at last!!!
02-08-2006, 05:13 PM
Well count me in.
I didn't like SAD cooking. if I did any it was quick prepared foods. Myhusband thankfully enjoyed cooking and enjoys making raw dishes. With Raw I'm in the kitchen more. Thankfully, I have a life that enables me to be able to do that. I still don't like it tho...and procrastinate til I"m REALLY hungry.
I will say I don't miss cleaning pots and pans and ALL the dishes. Clean up is definately easier.
Well Buckley, glad you had the epiphany! I actually made a few raw meals this week adn enjoyed the process. Part of it is that need for quick and fast in our society. If I just relax and not worry about the laundry, the messy living room, the bathroom that needs cleaned, the errands to run.....(you get the pic?) then I enjoy uncooking.
02-08-2006, 05:20 PM
revvellations is good. :)
02-08-2006, 06:24 PM
Haha maybe I'm the weird one then. I used to LOVE cooking, but now with raw I don't want to prepare the recipes that seem to take so much time (to me) and are complicated. I'd rather just make a simple salad or have an apple or carrot sticks.
02-08-2006, 06:36 PM
Buckley, Hooray!!! I say good for you to know what works for you! There's nothing wrong with buying what will help you! Much success in this raw food adventure!
02-09-2006, 12:01 AM
I have to give my 2 cents...I think the closest Raw food restaurant is 8 hours away from me. :( I only wish I had a place to go & I have been drooling over internet Raw Food Restaurant Menus. :p Count your blessings that you have access. :p
I have had to learn to prepare foods-which means I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen. I NEVER liked to cook before, but this is different-more relaxing (at times) & I love the no rules aspect...as I do experiment. I refuse to just eat the same thing so I've ventured way out of my "comfort zone" & taken on some challenging recipes. It is fun to make a new recipe & have it turn out great. I have had my share of "throw aways" though. :eek:
Enjoy the restaurants...I'll continue to "smuggle" my salad dressing in my purse when I go out to eat & just get a "big salad." :)
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