How about sprouting? Seeds are cheap, and usually pretty easy to sprout. I like to sprout lentils and buckwheat. They seem to be the easiest for me, and you can do lots of stuff with them. Lentils can be eaten as is, or make Alissa's BBQchicken fingers....which does take time, but make a BIG batch and freeze some for future use. I find that dehydrating stuff does take time, but alot of time I will make alot extra, and then freeze (if I need to) this may help you with having things more accessible, like "ready to eat" just throw it in the dehydrator for alittle bit to thaw, you know? Hope this helps.
I feel your pain with the expense of staying raw. I try to just buy the cheapest stuff at the store, for me it's bananas, apples, celery, carrots. They are cheap. Then maybe a couple of avos, and a bag of raw walnuts or almonds. That's about all I buy on a regular basis. I try to keep frozen berries to make smoothies. Oh yeah, a bag of baby spinach.
Try to look at the positives, how are you feeling? focus on the positives, I find that this always helps me come out of "the funk".
Good luck to you.
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the HOLY SPIRIT who is in you, whom you have from GOD, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price, therefore glorify GOD in your body." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
I have no problems focusing on positive, I never let anything negative get me down. I did post about it here, but I'm not depressed or anything about it.
Also, my money problems have nothing to do with raw, I've been raw for over two years and normally raw costs less than SAD anyway (except for special things like raw cacao but that's the very rare exception). My money issues are due to:
-Christmas purchases got me broke
-Bought Green Star after Christmas purchases, got me in debt
This is a temporary issue that I'll be out of in no more than a month, this is not a long term problem, sorry if I gave that impression. It is true the crashing US economy isn't helping, but the true reason I'm in debt is my Green Star, but I'm glad I bought it and am sure it will last many years or decades.
About sprouts, I'm concerned about the health issues of lentils, I've read several times they have natural toxins. I've rarely managed to do anything with sprouts other than falafels made of chickpeas or pizza crusts made of buckwheat (2 sprouts I'm actually trying to avoid). I've never managed to do anything with the truely healthy sprouts, as I don't quite like their taste as is.
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