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post #81 of 138
I always get cravings for raw foods from your posts...everything sounds so good...I enjoy cooked foods in my diet and plan to keep them but adding more raw is definitely a good thing

firefaery~
have you found recipes or info on making raw peanut butter? I remember trying to make raw pb which didnt taste very good...there were threads on the nfl message boards about it...from what I remember, due to the type of nut (legume actually if I remember correctly) they dont make a good butter unless roasted and they contain high amounts of a certain toxin....I'm not sure if the jungle peauts would be any different,,,just thought I would share this info with you.

I remember having trouble sleeping when all raw...also its been happening to me the past 4 nights from up'ing my raw and exercise ,,,not last night, I had a toxic headache so I crashed out...I"m going to take something (herbal or mineral) to help that...I need my sleep!
post #82 of 138
Okay, I am starting off good so far.

I have had 1 avacado w/ celtic sea salt, some grapes and vanilla nut cream over mixed berries.

I am full and satisfied.

I made some lemonaid for later.

I was so close to cooking up some eggs this morning but this thread helped me to make some better choices for myself
post #83 of 138
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Still going strong here..I made a almond/date crust and strawberry pie yesterday. It was good, at first, then I ate too much and it is very rich, so I wasn't really hungry the rest of the day. And I really didn't eat as much as I would have with a normal pie. It made 2 and I have the other one in the freezer. Dd liked it, but ds didn't care for it.
I made 2 different kinds of flax crackers yesterday that are done now. They are interesting, for sure. They will be good to have around though.
I've now got sprouted wheat crackers and essene bread going in the dehydrator.

I've had carrot/apple/kale/spinach juice this morning, and frozen blueberries.
post #84 of 138
Peanuts naturally contain aflatoxins which are a kind of mold. I am thinking jungle peanuts are cleaner-but haven't finished my reading. They are a legume-not a nut. Usually the problem is in extracting the oils (besides of course them being toxic!) so I don't know yet. I may well end up sticking with the pumpkin seed butter idea...
post #85 of 138
What about using raw tahini? I had that in my cabbage too and it made it nice and creamy.
post #86 of 138
Okay, just ate a green salad. I used toasted sesame oil but besides that, It is after 4pm and I am still raw for today. Yeah.
Going to make a smoothe
post #87 of 138
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Originally Posted by firefaery
Peanuts naturally contain aflatoxins which are a kind of mold. I am thinking jungle peanuts are cleaner-but haven't finished my reading. They are a legume-not a nut. Usually the problem is in extracting the oils (besides of course them being toxic!) so I don't know yet. I may well end up sticking with the pumpkin seed butter idea...
Today I noticed in Julianos Raw UnCookBook he has a recipe for peanut sauce and says that he doesnt use peanuts in his sauce because they dont taste very good and most non~org peanut farmers grow pesticide~sprayed cotton in between their peanut plants.

i had a yummy salad for lunch...green leaf lettuce w/shredded carrot and soba noodles and spicy peanut sauce all over it...made w/peanut butter and non organic even ...i mistakenly bought non org

we just went grocery shopping and i bought a coconut and some white/mellow miso, juliano uses it in many recipes, deserts even...i just tasted it and its reallly good with a hint of sweetness.

tweetybirds2~
that all sounds really good...what did you put in your crackers? let us know how the essene bread comes out...I tried it once and it came out like a brick and not very tasty.


thanks mamas for the raw inspiration! ~~~~
post #88 of 138
Juliano's cookbook is frightening! It's all so complicated for simple little me. What does he put in his peanut sauce? It's true that they are contaminated BIG TIME, but wild jungle peanuts collected in remote areas really shouldn't be. If I can find a reasonable sub I will stop obsessing! I need to make a peanut sauce!

Miso isn't raw, but alot of hard core raw foodists use it because of how nutritious and beneficial it is. I haven't yet, but once I get my hands on a good recipe I will!
post #89 of 138
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Originally Posted by firefaery
Juliano's cookbook is frightening! It's all so complicated for simple little me. What does he put in his peanut sauce? It's true that they are contaminated BIG TIME, but wild jungle peanuts collected in remote areas really shouldn't be. If I can find a reasonable sub I will stop obsessing! I need to make a peanut sauce!

Miso isn't raw, but alot of hard core raw foodists use it because of how nutritious and beneficial it is. I haven't yet, but once I get my hands on a good recipe I will!
i can see how you'd feel that way!

I'd love to try some different (simpler recipes) I mostly get ideas from his book.

the peanut sauce has, cashew butter, maple syrup, oj, shoyu and blend then add chopped almonds.

why isnt miso raw? the brand I have says unpasturized...i dont mind if its not I dont feel cooked food is umm, evil or poison or anything (i used to ).

the raw bug is totally hitting me...i had a great time shopping today and made a mostly raw dinner of a marinated veggie salad w/ warm millet all covered in an orange/miso sauce now I'm thinking of what desert I can make

I also wanted to add that I have been eating less and feeling more satisfied and my pants are looser
post #90 of 138
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About how I'm feeling--I feel much cleaner and lighter. This is what I was aiming for, since I'm approaching this as a 'spring cleaning' thing. My stomach is not as tender, pretty much not at all.

I just made the spinach dip and ate it with flax crackers. It doesn't compare, but it was still good. I still can't get over how little I can eat of any one thing!

Oh-the crackers-they are from Alissa's book. One of the flax has banana and OJ, and the other has ginger and garlic. I did the essene bread into individual patties. They are actually puffing up! I didn't realize it would do that.
I don't know if the wheat crackers will turn out since my dear, sweet son was such a good helper and poured salt in them. lol They will be salty, but hopefully still edible!

I might break the 100% tomorrow to eat some steamed kale. Oh, I know, the horrers! Such a cheat. But, I need to finish up another bunch of kale, and me and my kids absolutely love the kale with cashew cream sauce recipe.
post #91 of 138
It's the process by which it's made. The soybeans have to be cooked. It's not technically raw-and being unpasteurized is HUGE because then it retains all of the active enzymes and probiotics. I'm not bothered by the "lack of rawness" either.
post #92 of 138
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Originally Posted by tweetybirds2
I might break the 100% tomorrow to eat some steamed kale. Oh, I know, the horrers! Such a cheat.
NOOOO...DONT DO IT!!









jk



those recipes sound awesome, I'm going to look for her book at the library...thats where I got "Raw", they had a few others.

firefaery~
i see, doesnt bother me either.


anyone feeding your dc high raw?

just found this recipe, sounds good maybe sub cashews for pine nuts

http://www.vegan-food.net/recipe/489...heesecake-Raw/
post #93 of 138
My kiddos are both very high raw. SOme days 100%, others 95%. It's their choice. For awhile I made two dishes, one cooked, one raw and presented both. They inevitably would not even touch the cooked. They just don't like it. I do give them free range eggs, though. And last weekend they chose to try some grass fed beef at my parents house. I try to just let them do what they want to and let their bodies lead them. It's worked for us so far!
post #94 of 138
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mamapits and mommy&will, you both sound like you have been doing great! I can't remember who it was that said they have a hard time with veggies, but I was just going to recommend juicing. When we first started getting into healthy eating, I also started juicing, and it helped cleanse my palate tremendously! Just do more carrots and apples at first than other green veggies, then slowly adjust to it being less sweet. This works great for kids, too.

Well, my wheat crackers ARE way too salty! Dang it. I guess he got more in there than I thought. Oh well.
I made the kale tonight instead. I had a bite and that is all I wanted. It just had no appeal for some reason. Back to raw for now.
post #95 of 138
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Originally Posted by tweetybirds2
mamapits and mommy&will, you both sound like you have been doing great!
Well, I was doing great until last night. Remember the pizzas I had to cook for my cooking club? All afternoon I spent making dough and sauce and was tired by the end of the day. I said I'd make a big salad and try a small piece of pizza. But I was so tired... I just ate pizza instead.

Its so funny how my brain was going back and forth trying to rationalize or not rationalize eating it. It wasn't that good (too much crust). But I still ate it.

Today is a new day, but I have to say that setback has bothered me more than I thought it would. I'm feeling a little low this morning.

Can I dehydrate in my oven? I want a dehydrator, a vita-mix, a spiralizer, an Alissa Cohen cookbook, a food processor, a.... oh wait, I need to go read tweetybirds siggy.
post #96 of 138
That's funny! You can dehydrate in your oven if it's electric. Use a 60 watt bulb in place of the oven light and just leave that on. Not efficient, but it does the trick.
It's important not to beat yourself up about slips. Slips, in my mind, are a tool. You don't feel good afterward (physically) which reaffirms what you are doing. A couple of slips was all it took to reprogram this little doggie!
Funny how cooked food just tastes...dull. Tweetybirds2-are you dehydrating meats and things? I know you are an NTer...are you just using dairy and eggs raw now or have you attempted jerky of some kind? My dh really wants me to make some...I'm so not on board with that right now
post #97 of 138
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Originally Posted by firefaery
My kiddos are both very high raw. SOme days 100%, others 95%. It's their choice. For awhile I made two dishes, one cooked, one raw and presented both. They inevitably would not even touch the cooked. They just don't like it. I do give them free range eggs, though. And last weekend they chose to try some grass fed beef at my parents house. I try to just let them do what they want to and let their bodies lead them. It's worked for us so far!
i love your approach

Mommy&Will try & take it easy on yourself, your doing great

last night we made, whipped cream (almonds oj honey)
layered w/cranberrys, mashed and marinated
in oj and honey

this a.m. I'm having cream of buckwheat cereal (cooked) and rooibos w/chicory tea ,,,its very calming and I feel good when I eat it.

i'm going to put together "real toast" and get that in the dehydrator,,,I soaked the spelt and black eyed peas last night.

blessings~~~
post #98 of 138
We had the yummiest (and prettiest) breakfast. I made seasoned hashbrowns from some baked potatoes and with that we had a mostly raw - cashew pimiento "cheese" sauce. Then we had a plate of fresh fruits. It was so colorful and delicious - yellow bananas, green apples, orange tangerines, and red strawberries - raw food at its simplest and best! The kiddos chowed down - they ate every piece of fruit on the plate and I had to chop up more!
post #99 of 138
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Originally Posted by Mommy&Will
Can I dehydrate in my oven? I want a dehydrator, a vita-mix, a spiralizer, an Alissa Cohen cookbook, a food processor, a.... oh wait, I need to go read tweetybirds siggy.
I do need that to remember simplicity. I was wondering if dehydrating would work with the 60 watt bulb..that's how I made yogurt and it stays at a good temp-110-I just wasn't sure if the fan or air circulation is necessary or not. I'd try it out!



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Tweetybirds2-are you dehydrating meats and things? I know you are an NTer...are you just using dairy and eggs raw now or have you attempted jerky of some kind? My dh really wants me to make some...I'm so not on board with that right now
No, just eggs and milk for now, although I had gone in on 1/4 cow, and it should be ready next week. I told them to make some of it into jerky so I can make some. I'd like to try it with the liver too. Sorry if this meat eating talk grosses anyone out here. I prefer to get most of my animal product needs from eggs and milk as no killing is necessary, but I'm not against eating a little meat sparingly.

I'm doing the simple route today. I've had pineapple, and made juice.

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last night we made, whipped cream (almonds oj honey)
layered w/cranberrys, mashed and marinated
in oj and honey
That sounds great!
post #100 of 138
What's for dinner?

I've been raw all day. I want to end simply. I would be up for juicing something. I have tons of baby spinach.
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