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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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!!
thanks for the photos...i've glanced at the book when I was at Border's, but just don't have the money to purchase it at the moment...these pictures may make me scrounge around for change though!!
Sooooo excited to follow your thread :) I have made the Red onion, dill flax chips and mushroom fettucine... both great!
Loving raw food since 2004 (before raw chocolate!)
42 years young.
I"ve made this thread into a stickie... so everyone can find it with ease. Thank you Renee for your light, love and enthusiasm. You are a blessing to us all!!! (((hugs)))
Renee your dishes look wonderful!!! That BLTA looks delicious, gonna have to make that one soon. I have never seen those skinny eggplants before...I'm gonna be on a hunt!!
I am now off to make the potato chips.......!!!
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:):)
:) Yay Renee!!! :)
You're soooo coooool for sharing your joy, enthusiasm, and pictures!!!
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changed my username and been known as Whoa-Raw. :)
Thanks you guys!!! This is SOOOOOO much fun!!!!
Here's what we made for today:
Fruit for Breakfast
Snacked on Alissa's Flax Crackers from (LOLF)
Lunch - Corn Chowder (RFFE, page 320) YUMMY!!!!!!!! I haven't made this in a while, but my kids REALLY love it!!! I topped mine with Cilantro, Chives, and extra Corn....sooo good!!! We had this with the leftover BLTA Wrap on the side!!!
I'm not a fan of Avacado-Chocolate Pudding, so I wimped out and made it with Coconut! I followed the recipe on page 432 (RFFE), replacing the Avacados with Coconut H2O and "Meat". My kids came up with the idea for the Almond-Date Crust and Coconut Sprinkles on the top! We call it Chocolate Pudding Pie!!!
For dinner, we chose to have Alissa's Worcestershire Portobello Dandelion Salad (I used Spinach, though...):
This was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! I ***LOVE*** the Worcestershire Sauce (pg 289) with the Portobellas!!! Not a fan by itself, but with the Mushrooms it's a perfect marriage!!!
For dessert, I had previously made some Mint Choc Chip Gelato, so we had that...Yummy! What a GREAT DAY!!!! :)
***NOTE*** I will *not* be making anything tomorrow...but I have a GREAT REASON.... I'M GOING TO SEEEEEEE ALISSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M GONNA GO TO THE BOOK SIGNING!!!!!!!!!! YIPPPPEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll send her all of your LOVE and HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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