Creativity is the key!
Hey there fightyorke...
Been there! Going through the 'what the crap do I eat' stage is totally normal. I've been raw for almost a month now and I've probably eaten, like, 2 salads the whole time. It just takes a bit of creativity and the willingness to try new things, or you'll just be cranky and pissed off like me for a while. ;) lol...
Lately I've been on an asian kick and fancying warm miso soup, seaweed salads, and veggie sushi like it's going out of style. So simple, easy, and tasty, and I definitely do not feel like I'm eating salads all the time. PLUS, you can eat a TON of it and not feel guilty! And it's way cheaper to make yourself than to buy it anywhere! lol...
Let me know if you want recipes and I'll post some in a jiffy. (what a silly word - I can't believe I just typed that)
I also have a really really really REALLY (did I say really?) good recipe for an awesome fruit smoothie with lots of good stuff in it. Very filling, nourishing, and satisfying. :)
About nuts and seeds - do you not want/tolerate nut/seed-base milks? Just courious so I can adapt recipes for you.
I also wanted to ask (great post Veggiegirl!) are the nuts/seeds being soaked first? I never have a problem with nuts unless I don't soak them and I think that a lot of folks don't soak because it's just more convenient to open the bag and grab some to eat or use in recipes.
But (and this is IF you aren't currently doing this) get into the habit of, as SOON as you come home from the store or get the order in the mail (however the nuts are being purchased) immediately (or as soon as possible) pull out a bowl or jar and put the nuts (even some, not necessarily all of 'em at once) in there with some water to cover at least an inch over the nuts and soak overnight. Then, they can be drained and either stored in the fridge for a couple of days or so or dehydrated to dry them out or left on the counter on some paper towel to dry/drain all the moisture out. That way, when you need 'em, they're there.
Rawkinlocs, you've convinced me to soak nuts and it is much better.
Thank you. I'm also not just noshing on nuts and seeds all day. I did that a while ago and I was so bloated and gassy. I'm trying to eat a decent size meal 3x a day and not snack too much. If I do snack, I'm trying to keep it fruit only.
Blend! Smoothies are awesome, quick and filling and easy. A couple of my favorites are frozen bananas, coconut milk and a little bit of almond butter (I find that a little bit of almond butter occassionaly doesn't bother me)--it is amazingly yummy. another favorite is bananas (about 3-depending on how hungry you are) the juice of an orange or two (or the whole orange if you want) and some frozen berries (blueberries are incredible). it is very yummy and filling. I've been wanting to get into blended soups but was a little scared because I'm not all that fond of greens, but I tried a really yummy one the other night with just some stuff i had in the kitchen. I blended some spinach, an avocado, and a tomato and added some garlic salt and pepper and a splash of tabasco sauce. It was very yummy! I think it would be a good base for just about whatever kind of veggies you wanted to put in it.
fightyorke may I suggest sprouted grains in the recipes that call for nuts?
Sometimes instead of having nuts and seeds I will substitute sprouted barley, wheat or even lentils or peas. As an example this evening I had most of the ingredients for Alissa's chili but had no sprouted barley but did have some soaked lentils in the fridge. lol when I opened the container of them they had sprouted! So I just used them instead, different flavor but just as filling. Just a thought, praying you find the answer you need. :)
VeggieGirl- everytime you mention asian food my tummy rumbles. I am going to try your thia noodles today... I craving that. Boy, that picture- OMG girl!
Feelin' Good - I'm so flattered
I have some more pics to post of a seaweed salad I made - and I'll get some more recipes up in the recipes section later tonight. MMMmmmmm....
Have a great day everyone!
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