ReneeH, I have been eeking out time for un-cooking. I love it. Those crepe shells are so awesome and so easy.
RedCedar, I wish you the best getting back to raw.
CM, I saw an old post of yours on the forum the other day. I hadn't yet learned of raw back then. It's great that you are back. Also, almond pulp for taco meat - interesting idea. thanks
MysticTree, I am sorry to hear about your struggle with raw. Those times are so frustrating.
At the risk of sounding like a stuck-up know-it-all, I wanted to share what worked for me to stay raw longer enough to break the cycle.
For the longest time, I would slip up and say "aww, well I can always get back on 100% raw tomorrow." I would use it as an excuse for the rest of the day "well, I already had cooked food today, what's a little more?" Worse than that, however, when tomorrow came, I put the incident behind me and didn't think about the root cause of the indicent. Once I started asking the questions "How did I slip off the raw wagon?" and "How can I prevent that in the future?" I started to stay 100% raw and stick to it.
It is kind of funny that this came up. Last night, one of our friends asked use out the chinese buffet. The last time I ate cooked food was 35 days ago. Can you guess the cause? The same friend asked the same question. This time, however, I was prepared. A month ago, I told myself that if it ever happened again, I would stay home. I told my wife that she and the kids would have to go without me. I ate raw food last night. To my surprise, the wife and kids stayed home and ate "better" cooked meal.
Again, sorry if I sound like a preachy know-it-all. I am only exicted because it worked for me.
I did a lot of raw stuff this weekend.
I made a raw, spongy bread (receipe I found online). It gave me a lot of ideas. I am zeroing in on a solution. :)
This is pretty cool. I found a group of raw fooders in my area. Saturday, I went for a "fruit-luck" and hike in a really cool park. It was nice to meet raw fooders in the flesh. Talking to people that share your challenges (much like this forum) is very nice.
This morning, I have a couple of bananas, a couple of apples (so good this time of year) and some plumbs. I *should* have brought some ground sesame seeds, but I have been lazy. As a result, meat has been appealing to me (need the iron, zinc, calcium and the other minerals from the sesame seeds). Insetad of sesame seeds, my fat source to keep me full this afternoon is almond butter. I'll put that on a banana (yum).
I'm not sure what I'll do tonight. I had wilted kale salads the past couple of days. I'm tired on them now. I'll probably do a romaine salad with raw ranch. I still have some of the raw, spongy garlic bread from the weekend. I'll probably have that and some of the sun-dried tomato rosemary cashew cheese I made for with it. That'll be enough fat to keep me full.
Take care all. Let's all be strong together!
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