What foods are NOT aloud raw?
I mean I'm sure one could eat raw meat....but not up for that yet. Anyways I am so confused on what I can eat. Like the paleo diet, one can't wat anything with anti-nutrients, like beans, potatoes and corn. No grains.
But here, I am affraid of flax cause of it's estrogenous effects, soy is bad, gluten is deadly. Beans? Corn?
And anyone think ice-burg lettuce taste terrible without dressing?
And all the raw food recipes I find must have nuts and such, I don't like eating so many nuts but avocado is like candy!
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Beans? I don't have a desire to even try them raw, so I haven't.
Corn? YES! I just made my husband a huge bowl of corn salsa the other night, it is so blasted good!
To be honest I haven't had iceburg lettuce in years. I always 'heard' it was void of nutritional value. Don't know if that's true or not (shrug). If I want a lettuce salad, I tend to stick to Romain and leaf lettuces.
Try searching for 'low fat raw vegan' or look at some 80/10/10 sites as those recipes are low and no fat.
Mmm... I love raw sweet corn on the cob. Last summer we did the CSA thing and we had several weeks of sweet corn. We just ate it right out of the fridge after shucking. And our cats absolutely went bonkers over it! LOL
Some beans are toxic raw, from what I understand. Not sure which ones, we don't do beans around here. Lentils are pretty good sprouted though. Some people have problems with tomatoes as they are a nightshade. I, however, love tomatoes and eat them like apples. We eat iceburg lettuce mixed up in our greens salad, mostly for filler and water content, besides, I like the crispness of it (and that's the only kind of lettuce my mom used to buy so I grew up with it).
You can always just chop up a bunch of veggies and throw some olive oil and apple cider vinegar (ACV) on it. Recently I ran across a recipe for raw mayo I'm looking forward to using. Shred some cabbage (purple, green or napa), julienne some carrots, beets, jicama, quarter or halve some grape tomatoes, cut up broccoli and cauliflower into small bite size pieces, toss with some kind of dressing. If you like oil based dressings you could mix in some ACV, ground fresh mustard, miso or tahini (there are sources for raw versions of these and there are misos that aren't soy based), other fresh herbs, sesame seeds and use it for a marinade for chopped veggies for several hours.
I hear raw sweet potatoes are good also but I haven't been brave enough to try them.
Check into sprouting. Alfalfa sprouts on salads are great! And I think somewhere I saw Alissa had a recipe for mock tuna that used sunflower seeds and alfalfa sprouts. I picked up a black sea salt that came from Hawaii that has sulfur in it. I'm going to make a mock egg salad this week with it. Just tasting a tiny tiny bit of the salt reminds me of egg yolks. I like it quite a lot. They also sent us a couple other sea salt samples, one of which was lemon flavored. I'm going to get some of that soon for using on veggies. :)
Btw, I wouldn't do raw meat at all, but we shouldn't talk about animal products on this board.
I only stick to raw fruit and veg raw meat is a no no for me besides I hear it can be dangerous.
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What foods are NOT aloud raw?
I assume you mean that being used to cooking foods your not sure which are now safe to eat uncooked. I had a similar thing. I was worried about courgette, broccoli, sweetcorn and a few others, purely because i just had never had them raw before. Anyway pretty much all fruits n veggies are safe to eat raw, except perhaps potatoes? (Although im sure ive seen raw recipes for them too... ull have to research!)
You can eat lentils and beans and such also, just need lots of soaking to sprout them 1st :)
A lot of people say that raw soy is hard to digest.
i think asparagus and artichokes would be rather gross raw but other than that i cant think of anything else off top of my head. I dont think i would try raw beans. guess cuz i wouldn't know how to make them. iceberg is pointless for anything. also i would never eat raw meat or any meat i gave that up when i chose this life style.
asparagus is awesome when its in season freshly picked.
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We had asparagus a couple times last year from our CSA and we ate it raw. I actually don't like it cooked but it was quite good raw. Not sure you can eat an artichoke raw, I've never actually had one before.
Joanna mentioned potatoes. If a potato has greenish skin and greenish flesh don't eat that part, it's toxic. I don't find white potatoes very tasty raw.
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