Alissa's NEW Book: RAW FOOD FOR EVERYONE -Daily LOG - PHOTOS included!!!!
ARE..... YOU..... REEEEADY!!!!!!!!
Hello, Hello, HELLO Everyone!!!!!!
O.k.!!!! It's time to start savouring Alissa's new creations in her new Book, RAW Food for EVERYONE!!!!
Here's what I'm planning to do: My family has decided to go RAW with me for the ENTIRE month of NOVEMBER!!!!!!! 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, we are working our way through Alissa's new book and discovering new and delicious recipes that will keep my family eating RAW ****4EVER**** ;)
We actually started on November 1st, but I didn't have a chance to start this thread till now... But, I ***DID*** take photos from the 1st day to show you!!!!
I will also be making recipes from Alissa's 1st book, Living on Live Food, because there are certain Recipes that my family LOVES from there. But, I'll let you know when it's from LOLF or RFFE...
I will ***TRY*** to post daily, but I'm also homeschool and work as a flight attendant, so I may have to skip a day here and there...but I will take photos every meal!!!
O.KKKKK!!!!! So, let's get started:
NOVEMBER 1: DAY 1
We started off with Smoothies! Alissa has 50 Smoothies listed on page 180 - 181 of Raw Food for Everyone (RFFE). We made the Banana-Cacao-Date combination (but I used Carob). Here is my Son (age 12) putting it together:
My kids LOVE Carob! So I knew this was the one to start with!
Then, for snacks we had Fruit. I belong to a Co-Op, so I get my fruit and veggies from there 100% Organic! I try to but Organic when I can if I'm at the store. For lunch we were out and about, so we stopped at Salada and had a Gormet Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinegarette for dressing. The kids wanted Ranch, so they did have that. I'm NOT sweating the small stuff!!!!! If they want regular Dressing, so be it!!!!! I was SO proud of my Son! He did ***NOT*** have the Salmon he usually have on it and he didn't even miss it!!! My daughter is 8 and a HUGE carnivore, so having just a salad was HUGE for her!!!! We did add Avacado on it, so that filled them up pretty good! When I got home, I put some things in the Big "D" so that we can have more of a variety they next day....We also had fresh CARROT JUICE with it. My kids LOOOOOVE Carrot Juice!!!!
Here's dinner Day 1:
We made Alissa's Collard Rolls (LOLF) and Vegetable Nori Rolls (RFFE, page 245). My Son is allergic to Nuts, so I made the Collard Rolls for him!
I also fixed a Coconut Smoothie and used Coconut H2O, Coconut "Meat", Lime, Pineapple, and Sea Salt. YUMMY!!!!
stay tuned for day 2!
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You are such a cutie Renee! I love your energy! :)
Raw Food for EVERYONE....DAY 2
Yesterday (DAY 2) here's what we had:
For Breakfast: Another Smoothie! This time: Spinach-Banana-Kale combo (RFFE, Page 181) My Hubby doesn't like Kale, so I made Spinach-Banana-Mango for him.
Snack: Fruit (Bananas & Pears)
In the meantime, I had made things to go in the Big "D" earlier...
Onion Rings: (RFFE, Page 236)
Italian Bread Wrap for the BLTA (RFFE, page 386):
Eggplant Bacon (RFFE, page 386):
and Soaked Potatos for the Chips (RFFE, page 370):
I also made the Quick Cheese (RFFE, page 129) to put the Wrap together....
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Last edited by ReneeH; 11-03-2010 at 08:45 AM.
Renee, wow, your pictures are so professional and everything looks delish.
Making me very hungry and thanks for sharing them.
Congrats. to your family for going raw for this month, it must be so exciting for you to watch them savour every bite of raw.
You go girl............
"Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. "
Yeah!! Thanks Renne
You have gotten me so excited - I went and made an album of all my food pics!!
Renee... I used to be a bit of a "regular" around here many years ago and haven't posted (or eaten raw) in a while.. I still read the boards though and this thread made me have to post something!
1. This thread is an AWESOME idea! I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday and looked at Alissa's new book.. I think I'm going to ask my hubby for it for christmas.. and I can follow you and your family making the recipes until I get it! Thanks for doing this and congrats to you and your family for going raw for the month! I can't wait to hear how it goes!
2. My husband (who is NOT raw) and I went to eat at Grezzo earlier this year and he had the BLTA... and LOVED it! I tried it too and it was sooo good, you are right! I would LOVE to be able to recreate this at home for my hubby and me. Yours looks just as good as the Grezzo one!! Was it complicated to make or did it take a long time?
thanks again for this great thread and I can't wait to hear more! While I'm not raw right now (I'm pregnant) I'm definitely wanting to incorporate more raw elements into my diet.
Originally Posted by ReneeH
Renee, so happy to see you do this. So far the recipes look delish. I did get my book last week, but have only had time to browse through it quickly..with this sticky I will follow your every move..
I wish you and your family best of RAW luck and health this month..and many more.
You go girl:):)
My bacon comes out VERY thin. Should it be thicker or is thin the right way?
Because nice matters.
I find it tastes good either thick or thin, guess is depends what kind of texture you want, the crispiness of the really thin bacon or a more chewy texture that you get from thicker slices.
I didn't have the gumption to view all 14 pages (maybe I should) but from what I've seen, beautiful! Bless you Renee!
oooh a juice/ smoothie feast! OMG - I am SOOOOO THERE!!!!
Thanks so much Renee for such a great suggestion!! I am glad I have found someone like -minded (bTw I did tell Alissa that you said hello and she started giggling and said "oh i just love REnee' she comes to see me all the time!!" heheehe!)
YEs i am thinking of not only starting a juice/ smoothie feast, but also doing some youtube vids of some of them ;) hmmm.. A few online friends have "requested" that I start a YT channel with raw food prep tips and things...!!
WHo'd have thought it! I have a few names for videos/classes... I will need to pm you for more input..
Yes indeed!We can totally start today!!
Im off to the car service place right now, but I will be drinking coconut water for most of the day.. when I get home, I will make my ABC Green smoothie - then I will mobilize materials for the feasting!! QUick question though, are you going to have a Christmas raw spread, or will you be feasting thru it?
Just checking ahead :) I want to do at least 1wk of juice/smoothie feast..
I took lots of pics at the training, not nearly enough of the food, though! I detoxed quite a bit on Day 2, so the lunch break was spent napping... but I will get my blog going so I can post pics -- another thing to do, but totally feasible!
rawk steady everyone!
"PERSEVERANCE - Sometimes success is just a matter of hanging on"
Certified Living on Live Food Instructor (Teach Levels1&2)
My Road to Raw
highest wt: 206lbs (pregnant April 09)
goal wt: 138 (train for a fitness show 100% raw)
Ok, today I made banana, dated, and almond milk