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Old 10-01-2008, 11:32 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Any quick and creative meals/recipes you have a moment to share?

I have a ton of Vegan cookbooks, but recently went raw vegan. I also need a little 101 on nut butters brands, homemade, etc...

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There are several yahoo groups for raw pregnancy and raw family life. Check there
I'm a raw vegan hoping to be pregnant and I love sharing recipes.
Have you heard of Green For Life? Green smoothies are a really easy way to consume greens. My fave is simple...several bananas, an orange or two, and a bunch of spinach. You can mix up the greens...chard, collards, kale, parsley, etc, and change up the fruits, but just don't do too many varieties at once. Make it simple Mixing vitamin C fruits like oranges with your greens helps your body absorb the iron in the greens.
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Mmmm thanks Raene! The green do-it-myself smoothie will be a nice and inexpensive change to buying them, or driving across town to get a fresh one (though I do look forward to the wheatgrass shot chaser.)

Any raw vegan cookbooks/blogs someone could recommend?

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I was raw for part of the summer, but it took a lot of planning and $$$$.

Green smoothies are great. Green for life has great ideas and you can throw in spirulina.

Here are some links for ideas:

http://www.rawfreedomcommunity.info/forum/forum.php

http://www.rawbc.org/raw_links.html#recipes

I find soups easy and salads in wraps. If I think of it, I make wraps in the dehydrator, otherwise I don't do them raw.
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Well, I eat vegan raw most the day. But it's boring. Green smoothies with a bunch of whatever I have. For dinner I cook for everyone, and I eat typical things. I would live on smoothies and raw vegan food but it's important TO me to have family meal time sometime during the day in which I eat the same things. That and I've done mainly raw not quite on purpose and noticed that I didn't feel quite right.
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My BFF is going raw and most of her raw cookbooks include recipes relying on a food dehydrator. She gave me some crackers she made in the dehydrator and they were fantastic.
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I love this website:
www.thesunnyrawkitchen.blogspot.com

Try the chocolate...

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Thanks everyone

Yes, I was just discussing with the Hubby last night in regard to how expensive, if anything else, this raw venture is. Kind of a bummer. The positive upside being I feel insanely out-of-body/floaty with it all; an abundant level of energy, lower heart rate when running (which is incredibly bizarre and eye-opening), and must add that kicking the soy products - especially soy milk has done wonders for my body. Really contemplating ever going back to soy again (?)

SugarAndSun & maryeb... thanks so much for the links!
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Eww no, don't go back to soy! That's gotta be the worst, most processed crap vegans put into their bodies. What's wrong with almond milk, etc?

Raw food isn't any more expensive than what most people eat...lots of packaged and processed stuff. It seems like more in the beginning b/c you are hungry so much but after a few months your body understands how to get the nutrients from what you're eating and you end up getting full sooner. Until I recently became pregnant I really wasn't eating much at all and I was feeling full and satisfied.

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