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post #61 of 71
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Can I join? I went 100% raw recently and I'm always looking for folks who are experienced with it, to learn from. I've been experimenting with recipes and trying to get a steady menu of go-to's so I'm not forever planning my dinner two days in advance LOL
Welcome! You've got a good plan. I get into a groove of eating the same things for a while. Eventually I get tired of it and move on to something else. Mainly it's the big dinner meal which I make more fancy.

Right now I'm just pg and struggling to do whatever raw I can. Not much sounds good to me.
post #62 of 71
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Originally Posted by Sayward View Post
I've been making these amazing, fruit-sweetened raw desserts (1 each weekend, hee hee) and they're so divine!
mmm...very intriguing!

i think leaving out the gluten makes a big difference for me personally. if only that weren't so hard on us socially!
post #63 of 71
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mmm...very intriguing!

i think leaving out the gluten makes a big difference for me personally. if only that weren't so hard on us socially!
Yup, going gluten (grain really) free has been SO good for me! Here's a pic of last weekend's dessert, raw peach tart with cashew cream : YUM

Right now I'm drinking plant blood made of cucumber-celery-cilantro-watermelon + watermelon rind . . . it's making me so electric!
post #64 of 71
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Originally Posted by Sayward View Post
Yup, going gluten (grain really) free has been SO good for me! Here's a pic of last weekend's dessert, raw peach tart with cashew cream : YUM

Right now I'm drinking plant blood made of cucumber-celery-cilantro-watermelon + watermelon rind . . . it's making me so electric!
That looks SO amazing!!! I wish I wasn't so insanely allergic to watermelon. I used to eat my body weight in the stuff and now, if I just touch a piece of it, I break out in hives from head to toe

I am so happy to report that after a little over 2 weeks on raw, my hair is no longer falling out (something that had been going on for years because of my thyroid problems)
post #65 of 71
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That looks SO amazing!!! I wish I wasn't so insanely allergic to watermelon. I used to eat my body weight in the stuff and now, if I just touch a piece of it, I break out in hives from head to toe

I am so happy to report that after a little over 2 weeks on raw, my hair is no longer falling out (something that had been going on for years because of my thyroid problems)
Wow that's awesome! After just 2 weeks too, so amazing!
post #66 of 71
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Originally Posted by Sayward View Post
Yup, going gluten (grain really) free has been SO good for me! Here's a pic of last weekend's dessert, raw peach tart with cashew cream : YUM

Right now I'm drinking plant blood made of cucumber-celery-cilantro-watermelon + watermelon rind . . . it's making me so electric!
omg...what a crust!

i've been juicing and blending up so many watermelons lately. Yum!
The neighborhood fruit flies are loving me lately.

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I am so happy to report that after a little over 2 weeks on raw, my hair is no longer falling out (something that had been going on for years because of my thyroid problems)
wow! that must give you a ton of motivation! Fantastic!
post #67 of 71
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Have you guys seen this blog?
"Raw on $10 a day (or less!)"

http://rawon10.blogspot.com/

Very good idea, very doable menus. She hits a bit low on the daily calories for my needs, but that would be easily fixed.
post #68 of 71
I am going backwards on this raw thing. I need help. I really don't know what to eat. I was eating smoothies everyday, but after finding my nursing ds is allergic to bananas, I stopped drinking them- one less raw food a day. I was having salad, but ds is allergic to me eating vinegar and lemon/lime too. No mor dressing, and no more salad, cuz salas is just not that good without dressing. One less raw food again. Now I am lucky if I eat an apple or juice some carrots. How do I do more raw? Going raw sounds so complicated to me.

Here is what I ate yesterday and what would you change:
B- Amaranth w/ maple syrup and local strawberries
L- 3 bean tomato chili served over brown rice
Snack- potato chips (yeah, I'm human and they were gooood)
D- sweet potato, steamed swiss chard, black eyed peas

Almost nothing raw, and probably missing nutrients?
post #69 of 71
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Originally Posted by bluebirdmama1 View Post
How do I do more raw? Going raw sounds so complicated to me.
How about trying raw til noon? even without bananas, you can still do green smoothies...they just won't be as creamy. Also, puddings...mango with strawberries for example. Or apple muesli with almond mylk (chopped apples, dates, nuts, seeds, cinnamon etc). Just some ideas.

Can you juice some greens? Try to check out the book "green smoothie revolution" from V. Boutenko...lots of recipes there, not too many with banana.
post #70 of 71
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Originally Posted by calynde View Post
How about trying raw til noon? even without bananas, you can still do green smoothies...they just won't be as creamy. Also, puddings...mango with strawberries for example. Or apple muesli with almond mylk (chopped apples, dates, nuts, seeds, cinnamon etc). Just some ideas.

Can you juice some greens? Try to check out the book "green smoothie revolution" from V. Boutenko...lots of recipes there, not too many with banana.
You can also substitute the banana for avocado. It will replace the creaminess. There are also tons of vinegar/lemon free raw dressing recipes out there. I just came across an asian pear recipe I want to try later this week (when I get some pears LOL)

The blog that was listed above is AWESOME! I can't wait to try a bunch of her recipes.

Since I'm pretty new to this, I'm constantly searching for recipes to try and build my staple diet so I don't feel like I'm spending so much time in the kitchen.
post #71 of 71
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more blog surfing and found this

http://glutenfreeveganfam.blogspot.com/

gluten-free, high raw, vegan, low oxalate, refined sugar free

i'm sharing because i aim for something similar for my family.

less complicated than it sounds, hehe
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