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Old 12-23-2010, 07:18 AM - Thread Starter
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It seems that these two terms don't go together at all!  Unless you rely on guacamole, salads, salsa and smoothies.....can you help me think further about average things that are still raw, or recipes for raw meals that don't call for $10 worth of nuts??   I like nuts, but could never afford that on a regular basis...

 

Any good sites or books?

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You might hav better luck asking that question in the veg forum.

Eating 100% raw, veg and limiting your nuts... Not sure where you're getting your protein unless its raw egg/dairy.

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I don't think there is a way to be 100% raw with limited nuts unless you are eating raw animal products... more beans?  I don't know much about eating raw beans but I'd assume you'd either need more beans or more animal products to get the proper protein.

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I don't think there is a way to be 100% raw with limited nuts unless you are eating raw animal products... more beans?  I don't know much about eating raw beans but I'd assume you'd either need more beans or more animal products to get the proper protein.




 



I think all beans require cooking, actually. Particularly after they've been dried. Most grains aren't good to eat raw, either.

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Try this blog:

 

http://rawon10.blogspot.com/ 

 

I LOVE her recipes!


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Thanks -- I checked out that link, is it worth paying the $10 for the ebook? 

 

To clarify, it's not that I don't want to eat nuts, it's just that they are so cost-intensive.  The link above is along the lines of what I'm looking for...

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I've just spent some time sniffing around that site, and there are some great ideas there...cant wait to try them :)

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When I saw this post the first thing came to my mind was vegetables totally didn't remember anything about nuts.


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I most do fresh fruits, veggies, guac, smoothies, juice with something more substantial for dinner like squash noodles with different sauces or seasonings. I don't do a bunch of prepared recipes made with nuts. Don't have time to make them or the taste for heavy nut meals. Maybe a bit of raw cashew cheeze sauce over my squash noodles. I usually eat one nut and date based raw bar per day which is expensive and runs me about $2 ea bought by the case. In addition to pasta, parsnip rice is pretty cheap, season it to your liking or make avocado sushi rolls with it. I usually use the website fromsadtoraw dot com. Seems to have quite a few low nut recipes. Raw granola is pretty cheap considering how filling it is.

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I think all beans require cooking, actually. Particularly after they've been dried. Most grains aren't good to eat raw, either.


There are plenty of legumes that can be eaten raw.  =)

 

OP - Soaked and sprouted garbanzo beans can be made into raw hummus; raw sprouted lentils are great in salads; raw sprouted quinoa is deeeelicious especially in an orange + jalapeno dressing.

 

Seeds like sesame and sunflower are cheaper than nuts, and are great for protein and satiety.


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Old 12-30-2010, 07:04 AM - Thread Starter
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I orderer Ani Phyo's Essential Raw book ...hope it helps!  Great idea for sprouting garbanzo beans and making hummus.  I love quijnoa too -- off to find recipe for sprouting that...

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