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post #41 of 138
I GOT ALISSA'S BOOK TODAY! I'm so excited. Can't wait to try them out.

Cacao is simply raw, unprocessed cocoa beans. I get mine from NFL, but my whole foods carries them by Eat Raw.
post #42 of 138
i cacao

yesterday i powdered some in a coffee grinder and wow! they taste richer and sweeter to me powdered...i made spicy hot cacao w/sweet nutmylk and really want to make some raw chocolate/fudge treats. Our local raw cafe has chocolate cream pie another place has raw cheesecake that is so divine one of these days I want to make a raw cheesecake...just need a recipe
post #43 of 138
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Originally Posted by mystic~mama
i cacao

Our local raw cafe has chocolate cream pie another place has raw cheesecake that is so divine
Dang. Where does everyone live? I'm 40 minutes from a Whole Foods here and you can forget any idea of a raw food restaraunt. They'd think I was looking for raw meat or something if I asked anyone around here for raw food. :
post #44 of 138
I'm 40 minutes from Whole Foods, 45 from Wild Oats and 55 from Trader Joes. I am a solid hour from a raw food cafe/yoga studio. I feel your pain!
post #45 of 138
I am glad to see you all here. I just completed the Jubbs liver cleanse. Of course I was 100% raw for that. I went back to cooked foods but I really want to get more Raw in, like 80% at least.

You Mama's are inspiring.
post #46 of 138
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Originally Posted by Mommy&Will
Dang. Where does everyone live? I'm 40 minutes from a Whole Foods here and you can forget any idea of a raw food restaraunt. They'd think I was looking for raw meat or something if I asked anyone around here for raw food. :
were in phx...there is a big raw/natural community here which is one thing I love about living here...we lived in Texas recently and had to drive over an hour to a natural food store so I can relate...and also appreciate the offerings around here more
post #47 of 138
I'm 99% raw today! I had a smoothie (more like a milkshake!) this morning with tahini and carob, though and neither of those were raw. Otherwise, everything else today has been! I'm excited.

Now off to put the boys down for an early bedtime and probably have a raw snack tonight. What are your favorite nighttime snacks? : )

I had a Lara bar today and it was yummy. But I was like, I can make this!
post #48 of 138

Raw snacks

To Mommy&Will

I was on a cocunut cluster kick for a while.

Coconut butter, shredded coconut, Aguave and cacao powder. mix in a bowl to taste and then spoon drop onto a cookies sheet. refridgerate for 15 minutes or freeze for 5 to get the coconut butter solid.
Remove w/spatula and enjoy w/ a glass of your favorite nut milk.
post #49 of 138
I just ate two mangoes...yum.
post #50 of 138
Thread Starter 
Yay for getting the book! And I'll have to try out Whole Foods for the cacao nibs. I'm pretty close to Wild Oats and Trader Joe's but Whole Foods is about 1/2 hour away. My raw goat's milk is about 20 minutes.

Today I ate:
papaya
smoothie made with young coconut meat and water, mango, papaya, and frozen strawberries. Yum. tasted like a tropical paradise.
raw egg nog
Pesto Pasta from Alissa's book

I didn't eat a ton today, but I'm not too hungry. Today felt like a detox day. I kept getting waves where it felt like my stomach was burning. I've gotten that feeling or something similar in my stomach the first time I had:
raw egg yolks
wheatgrass
barleygreens
butter oil
So I know things are definately getting stirred up in here and cleaning out or healing. I lost 4 pounds this week though! I've got a maximum of 30-35 that I could spare to be gone. lol
post #51 of 138
Yesterday:
Wheat Grass
Coconut shake
Green Smoothie-apple/orange/grapefruit/kale and vitamineral green
plum
Kale Salad-Kale/onion/cabbage/carrot
Banana
Romaine/tomato/avacado salad
Zucchini and Mung bean with raw Pad Thai sauce (Alissa's book)
2 Mangoes
post #52 of 138
So are your families eating raw with you?

Mine is not. But I am in a cooking club with other mamas and every month we do bulk cooking and exchange dishes so I have a freezer full of meals to feed the family. So last night they had potatoes and cheese enchiladas while I had my avocado mango salad. The boys ate some of my salad too, though. Its nice because then I'm not always having to think about making 2 separate meals.
post #53 of 138
My kids are raw by choice-they were the ones that taught me about this diet! Occasionally they will eat something cooked, but if you give them a plate with a waffle and fresh berries they won't eat the waffle. Last night they had hummus, cukes, carrots and avacado and dh had some chicken. They were interested in it. Dd even took a bite-promptly spit it onto his plate and resumed eating off of hers. So-kids are pretty darn raw, dh is not. I'm working on it. Right now he's all about the Paleo Diet.
post #54 of 138
I love cucumbers! But yesterday I couldn't bring myself to pay $3 for an organic cucumber. Summer is almost here! : )
post #55 of 138
awesome! hi all. i was 100% raw for 3 years, then experimented with some cooked. during experimenting, i became pregnant and haven't been able to get back too all raw yet. my ds is now 4 mnths old and i really miss my raw lifestyle. i get worried about milk supply so i've got to watch it. the longer i was raw, the simpler my tastes became-from lots of gourmet to 3 ingredient meals. i just need to be sure to eat plenty of nuts, seeds and fats. wow-gotta get a case of coconuts! they're the best, huh? i used to get them online fresh picked in florida from greencoconuts.com, but not sure if they sell them anymore.

if anyone is looking for recipes, please let me know - i have a large library. i also used to be a chef in a raw restaurant. you all have given me this wonderful gift of inspiration - thank you!

i'm going to make raw asparagus soup for dinner with a kale salad. yummmmm
post #56 of 138
I so badly want to go raw!! I did it for a while after the birth of baby #3, and I felt soooo good!! I made hubby do it, and after much grumbling on his part, he started to ove it! I lost quite a bit of weight (but in a good way), where people were noticing! Then when baby#3 was 9 mos. old, I got preg again and kinda lost it a little bit. It was so much work & I didn't feel up to preparing everything. But it was great while it lasted!! Now that we're done having babies, perhaps it's time to try again!!

Rhonda
wife to my crabby chiro/mom to my 4 magpies: Tyler, Adam, Emma & Roman
post #57 of 138
So what are we all eating today?
post #58 of 138
Hi all,
I made cherry nutmilk this morning, yummy!

I agree on some things the prep is a a bit of work especcially if it is something new for me it takes longer. with that said though, some of it is so easy.
Hubby bought me a magic bullet. I love that thing! and it is so much easier then cleaning a whole blender all of the time
post #59 of 138
Thread Starter 
So glad you're joining in Rhonda and stanza!

I'm feeling good today! No stomach problems at all.
I've eaten so far:
lemon in warm water
banana
beet/carrot/cucumber/celery/apple juice-lots of it.

I'm planning on finishing off the pasta pesto today, as well as making a fruit/greens smoothie. Then we'll see what else!

I've got to make some sprouted wheat crackers and flax crackers. I need them for snacking, and I'm also craving spinach dip, so I'll try making it raw and using the crackers for dipping.

Oh, and I'm not worrying about my kids or dh doing this right now. They of course eat a lot of the things I make for me, but I'm just concentrating on myself right now.
post #60 of 138
We had fruit salad this morning sprinkled with sunflower seeds. Then carrot juice.
Lunch was avocado, onion, tomatoes on sprouted corn tortillas. I couldn't help myself.

Oh, also a popscicle left over from yesterdays tahini/carob smoothies. Yum.

Cherry milk sounds yummy! How did you make it?
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