"Grab and go" recipes?
The only thing I absolutely hate with raw food is I must make every single thing I eat myself (if I had raw foods at the grocery store or a raw restaurant raw would be so much easier, on SAD I used to order 3 times a week, try that with raw around here...), and sometimes I just don't want to spend 15 minutes making a meal. Not to mention the ONE AND ONLY pre made raw food available here are larabars which are way too expensive to eat regularly, at least with the crashing US economy (I'm in Canada getting paid worthless US dollars).
What I'd like is recipes I could make once a week or so of things that keep at least a week (this probably means dehydrated) which I could simply grab and eat at any time, I'm sick of making a meal each time I'm hungry and sick that not one damn store or restaurant has a single non cancer causing item here, even 99% of salads in restaurants are more dangerous than smoking.
I'm also loosing weight (which I absolutely do NOT want, what I'd like is to GAIN 40 pounds or so, but this seems REALLY hard on raw), so quick grab and go recipes would really help me eat without spening my life in the kitchen.
I have many dehydrated recipes but I either don't like them or they are too complicated (soak X hours, dry X hours, re soak X hours, re dry X hours, bla bla bla and it takes 2-3 days before it's ready).
First of all I would suggest you take a more positive attitude. Then, there are plenty of things...I usually use one day a week to make something substantial to eat throughout the week. Usually I soak sunflower or almond, either blend with water and pour into a sproutbag to drain or process in food processor. I sometimes add up to about the same amount of vegetables/herbs processed or chopped small. Sometimes I add a capsule of probiotic and then I either put in refrigerator or put into glass containers with loose lids or form into burgers and put in my dehydrator to ferment overnight. All week I eat fresh fruits, sprouts, young greens, avocados, maybe other veggies in season and whatever I made that week. Sometimes it's soaked flax seeds blended with veggies/herbs, some I put into a container as is, some I dry into crackers. Also with the almonds, the liquid that drains out, put into another jar, it is milk. Virginia
second the positive attitude and taking a day a week to prep - make breads and crackers on that day and maybe a few kinds of dips or pates to put on salads and a couple desserts if you want. you can make fresh salsa or guac in under 10 minutes. you can even chop your veggies on the food prep day. then you have nearly everything you need all ready for you all week to assemble.
aside from the rare dehydrated crackers/breads and maybe eggplant jerky, i make everything fresh and never spend more than 10 minutes including clean up on a meal.
worst case scenario, you can do prepared food orders from awesome foods or rawvolution.
btw, in my opinion if it comes down to eating a salad at a restaurant or being hungry and miserable, take the salad, say some grateful words over it, eat it with love and don't tell yourself its cancer causing because its way better than many alternatives... i think anger is way more cancer causing.
Last edited by beckx; 02-04-2008 at 05:00 PM.
"worst case scenario, you can do prepared food orders from awesome foods or rawvolution."
As I said I'm in Canada and the ONLY raw food available here are larabars.
About eating cancer causing salads, firstly a salad isn't filling so I wouldn't be any more full after, and secondly I don't eat at restaurants, specifically because nothing is edible there. I as saying I would like raw restaurants so I could order raw meals every now and then to get a "cooking" break.
By the way sorry for the negative attitude, this is just not a good time for me, the US dollar, which I get paid in and am in Canada, is probably at a record low, and me being in Canada means I get paid almost half per dollar that I did before 9/11. I'm also trying to gain weight but because I'm broke I cannot afford to.
I also cannot start a new business to get out of this mess because I'm broke (it takes money to make money).
I also recently bought a Green Star juicer with my Christmas money and now am in debt because of this.
I just want to find another source of income to get me out of this mess, but I'll have to slowly save money before I can even do that. I mean, I'm putting off a cookie recipe because I can't even afford the ingredients, I've NEVER had to do that before, even in what I thought was past hard financial times, this is the worst of the worst.
Hopefully Ron Paul will be elected president and will repair the crumbling US economy, which in turn will get me out of this mess.
Vote Ron Paul for President to save this country and planet!
don't be sorry, but if you're going to feel anger around something don't let it be food!
start with what you love to do, then think of ways you can turn that into a way to make money with as little start up money as possible. or, if you're already doing what you love, what are ways you can make it more profitable?
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