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08-24-2006 10:29 PM
Panserbjorne www.fromsadtoraw.com www.rawfoodtalk.com www.welikeitraw.com I think those are the best for recipes (that I know of!) That's where I get alot of mine.
08-24-2006 10:47 AM
ashleyhaugh
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Originally Posted by ashleyhaugh
ok, i'll preface this by saying i havent read this whole thread, lol

ok, we had a family at church, the kids were raised 100% raw until they had all their teeth (something linking getting your teeth to how mature your digestive tract is- cant remember it all, but it was interesting) and mom and dad were mostly raw- it was a vegan whole foods diet, and they had maybe 1 cooked meal a day....
anyway, i was very interested in their ways of doing things, i enjoyed whatever they made when at their house for dinner, or something they brought to a church pot luck, stuff like that. i dont think i want to go fully raw, but i am interested in going partially...we're military, and theyre gone now, so i cant ask them anymore, so i was hoping someone could post me links of info and recipes. i just got a dehydrator, and im interested in the crackers and stuff too(had something similar before, there are a couple of families who are partially raw now).... im in germany, and my commissary is tiny, and i dont have a car, so not too much shopping on the economy, so i think sprouting might be out- ive seen unroasted sunflower seeds, but thats really it, but any information you have, im willing to read-thanks
08-21-2006 12:20 PM
Panserbjorne Still here too! I'm taking my first un-cooking class in less than two weeks...woo hoo!
08-21-2006 12:53 AM
danieliausmama I am still raw too, now for 9 months with one two week falling off the wagon. Right now I am trying to eliminate dehydrated or other processed stuff like oil, and salt. But don't worry about those if you just starting, because they help you to transition from cooked.
07-31-2006 09:33 AM
Mab
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Originally Posted by Boof

So if you're interested in following along, drop a note here:

http://wtchywmyn.livejournal.com/12156.html

Cheers!

Beth
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07-28-2006 05:09 PM
ashleyhaugh ok, i'll preface this by saying i havent read this whole thread, lol

ok, we had a family at church, the kids were raised 100% raw until they had all their teeth (something linking getting your teeth to how mature your digestive tract is- cant remember it all, but it was interesting) and mom and dad were mostlyraw- it was a vegan whole foods diet, and they had maybe 1 cooked meal a day....
anyway, i was very interested in their ways of doing things, i enjoyed whatever they made when at their house for dinner, or something they brought to a church pot luck, stuff like that. i dont think i want to go fully raw, but i am interested in going partially...we're military, and theyre gone now, so i cant ask them anymore, so i was hoping someone could post me links of info and recipes. i just got a dehydrator, and im interested in the crackers and stuff too(had something similar before, there are a couple of families who are partially raw now).... im in germany, and my commissary is tiny, and i dont have a car, so not too much shopping on the economy, so i think sprouting might be out- ive seen unroasted sunflower seeds, but thats really it, but any information you have, im willing to read-thanks
07-28-2006 04:30 PM
Boof Hey everyone, just wanted to mention that I'm starting a new raw blog on my LJ. There isn't much up there yet, but I'm going to put up my weekly menus, recipes, log what I eat, how I make it, etc. I hope to update it every day. I'm really trying to make a commitment to getting back on track. I eat waaaay too much fat right now and my food combining isn't so great lately.

So if you're interested in following along, drop a note here:

http://wtchywmyn.livejournal.com/12156.html

Cheers!

Beth
06-30-2006 08:48 PM
weliveintheforest I am still mostly in the same place as I was... fruit for breaky, salads with lunch and dinner, but still eating more cooked stuff than I would like.

I think it is emotional eating for me though, when I am eating because I am feeling grumpy or whatever, I crave all the bad things like bread, sugar, chocolate and stuff.

I love the idea of making new raw recipes every week to keep it interesting. One thing that is holding me back is my blender jug broke and I have to get a new one - it is much easier to eat more raw when I can make smoothies and almond milk and stuff.
06-30-2006 05:30 PM
Sijae I had to go way back to page 4 to find you ladies

I don't know how to make one of those round ones work. I have one too and it gets WAY too hot for raw food. My new dehydrator came yesterday and I have yet to use it but I did just pick up some things for sprouting and am planning to make some bread in a couple of days. Wish me luck! The one I got is a 4 tray excaliber. It has temperature control but no timer so I am going to set it up on one of those timers you might use for lights on your fish tank so I wont over do it if I forget.

I haven't had any grains for almost 3 weeks so we'll see how they make me feel.

How is everyone else doing?

Laura
06-27-2006 01:35 AM
corwinegall : Does anyone know how to make good use of one of those round dehydrators?
06-26-2006 11:14 PM
weliveintheforest Oooooh a dehydrator! I don't have a good recipe, but i can share in the excitment of the possiblilities!

Momandmore2 - I don't know what could help you *not* lose weight. Maybe more fatty things like nuts and avacados? Do you eat raw dairy? Maybe some raw cheese or yogurt would add some fat. If thats even what you want
06-26-2006 06:43 PM
Sijae Woohooo! I just found out that my dehydrator is on the way. I can't wait till it gets here. Now I'd better get my sprouting going so I have some things to make bread and crackers from, lol. How are you ladies doing?

Anybody have a favorite dehydrator recipe they want to share?

Laura
06-25-2006 03:13 PM
ColoradoMama Hey Beth! Any chance we could get that almond hummus recipe.....pleeeeeeze? It sounds yummy!
06-25-2006 01:25 PM
Ex Libris I've got a question for those of you who've been raw for awhile. I tend to be on the thin side anyway, and when I eat too much raw food I start looking anorexic--thin enough that people actually start commenting on it (like wondering if I'm OK). I eat often and until I'm full, but I've got a high metabolism and tend to burn through the raw foods really quickly. Any thoughts?
06-24-2006 06:32 PM
Boof
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Originally Posted by weliveintheforest
Beth, how was your transition to raw? DId you go cold turkey or was it a little bit at a time? Is your family eating all raw as well?
I took about 6 months to transition. I'm the kind of person who likes deadlines and cut off dates, so I decided I would be 100% raw be June 21, 2003. Starting Jan 1st, 2003, I took the month to wean myself from caffeine and chocolate. In Feb I was having raw breakfast and fruit in the mornings, and a cooked lunch and cooked dinner but started each of those with a salad. By March I was having raw breakfast and lunch, and by the time May arrived, I was nearly 100%, just having some steamed veggies with dinner at that point. So by the time June 21 arrived, I was already raw and didn't really notice.

I also made it my business to try one new raw recipe each week so I had a good repitoire for when they would be my only recipes. But I've found that the longer I've been raw, the less complicated the meals I eat. I often have "mono meals," not on purpose, but because I *really* want peaches right now so I'll eat enough peaches to make me full. Sometimes lunch is several mangos
06-24-2006 05:36 PM
weliveintheforest Beth, how was your transition to raw? DId you go cold turkey or was it a little bit at a time? Is your family eating all raw as well?
06-24-2006 01:17 PM
Boof
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Originally Posted by Jaspersmommy
3 years is pretty amazing! Will you ever go back or are the benefits too amazing?

I've been high raw for about 6 months now. The higher raw I am, the better I feel. My only issue has been lately. I've just started a running program and am finding that it makes me oh so hungry. It helps if I eat a lot of fruit but I am still hungry for heavy foods. Any tips?
I won't go back! I lost 100 pounds, allergies gone, menorhaggia gone, fertility back! (Became pg 1 year after going raw), back problems gone, etcetcetc. 2 years ago I was going to do a parasite cleanse that involved eating a bit of oatmeal to help the various things you're supposed to take sit in your system longer. I have never been so tired! So newp, not going back.

Dr Doug Graham is 100% raw and trains olympic athletes. Check out his website and the vegsource raw board that he posts to.

I *highly* recommend entering your food intake into nutridiary.com Maybe you're missing out on something. Maybe you're not getting enough calories.

My typical day looks something like this:

Banana smoothie: 4 bananas, hemp seed, spirulina, ice, cinnamon

fruit snacks

mixed green salad with blended tomato dressing and sprouts.

veggie snacks

dinner is something like nori rolls, or lettuce wraps or mushrooms stuffed with pate or almond hummus

I'm lucky enough to live near several raw food places so I can get various treats for desert and not have to go through the pain of making them lol

I get about 55g protein/day which is right on rda target, and the rest of the nutrients I get more than I need like iron, calcium, etc.


Cheers!

Beth
06-24-2006 10:13 AM
Sijae : Subbing. I've been 100% raw for 13 days now :-) I'm also working on a season challenge now - 100% raw from summer solstice to fall equinox. A whole season of raw

Laura
06-24-2006 03:55 AM
weliveintheforest Hm, maybe more seeds and nuts?
Sorry, I am not the most knowledgeable
06-22-2006 08:57 PM
Jaspersmommy 3 years is pretty amazing! Will you ever go back or are the benefits too amazing?

I've been high raw for about 6 months now. The higher raw I am, the better I feel. My only issue has been lately. I've just started a running program and am finding that it makes me oh so hungry. It helps if I eat a lot of fruit but I am still hungry for heavy foods. Any tips?
06-22-2006 08:35 PM
weliveintheforest Wow, congrats Boof!
We have totally fallen off the bandwagon lately I am eating raw fruit for breakfast, but the rest of the day is full of cooked stuff. I can feel a difference and it sucks.
TOmorrow I am going to stock up on fresh raw veggies and fruit though!
06-22-2006 12:15 AM
Boof
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Originally Posted by ColoradoMama
Oh come on! There's GOT to be some raw mamas hanging around! I need the inspiration!
Today is my 3rd totally 100% raw anniversary

06-21-2006 11:13 PM
ColoradoMama Oh come on! There's GOT to be some raw mamas hanging around! I need the inspiration!
06-19-2006 01:58 PM
ColoradoMama Hey I was wondering where this thread went! You guys keep me inspired to keep lots of fresh, raw food in my diet!
06-19-2006 01:55 PM
weliveintheforest Hi Raw Mamas,
how goes the raw eating?
We were camping on the weekend and ate mostly cooked, and boy am I feeling it now. It tasted fine at the time, but by sunday evening I was not feeling myself.

When you eat cooked, what time of day is it? I read it was better to eat cooked later if you are going to, but I wonder if that affects my sleep and the next morning?
06-12-2006 03:21 PM
weliveintheforest I got them at the VPL. There is actually a really great selection there, I was pleasantly surprised.
I haven't gotten any food books from Banyen yet, but I love that store! I could spent a fortune in there
06-08-2006 09:11 PM
mama_frog Sheila, did you find them at Banyan Books, or is there another place in the lower mainland?
06-05-2006 04:26 AM
weliveintheforest I liked Eating Without Heating too, as well as Raw Family by the same family.
I just read The Raw Secrets, and it seems really good, but maybe too much for me. I am not ready to hear that I shouldn't be eating nuts etc as much, I am really relying on them right now!
05-24-2006 06:01 PM
mama_frog Jaspersmommy, my littlest guy is 15 months, and he loves to eat nut butters, avocado, small chunks of cucumber, grated salads with carrots, sweet peppers, pieces of tomato, the crumbly tips of cauliflower florets, same with broccoli, thin zucchini sticks with dip, frozen veg (peas, carrots, corn) that we just run under warm water until they become defrosted and a bit soft, pureed soups, berries, soft fruits (mango, pineapple, banana, peeled orange segments, grapes cut in quarters), smoothies, soaked dried fruits (dates, apricots, etc) cut up small or blended, raisins, um, that's all I can think of right now.
I do not have a dehydrator, I only have a cheap centrifugal juicer (oh, he LOVES carrot, celery and apple juice), a small food processor, and a blender. Consequently all his food is either blended, grated, chopped small, or soft enough for him to chew on his own.
05-24-2006 05:38 PM
mama_frog My library has a pretty good selection of raw foods books, but, to be honest, I don't tend to use recipes all that often. Anyway, here are some of the books I've read:

- "The Raw Food Detox Diet" by Natalia Rose. Basically talks about how to transition to a raw food diet frrom whatever eating level you are at. She doesn't advocate going completely raw until you have been high raw for a long time, so as a result there are some recipes for steamed veg, grains, and even fish. Lots of nice basic raw recipes, though, so I quite enjoy this book. She talks some about food combining.

- "The Raw Gourmet" by Nomi Shannon. Great book with lots of basic recipes, info about sprouting, food combining, weekly menus, etc.

- "Eating Without Heating" by Sergei and Valya Boutenko. Pretty basic book with easy everyday recipes. Discusses food combinations to enhance the taste of your dishes. Lots of European influenced meals - borscht, sauerkraut, etc, as well as other basics. It's good for learning about eating raw every day, and the recipes were all right, although I didn't find any of the ones I tried to be truly stupendous.

Those are probably the best ones I've read.
- "Raw Food Real World" - I haven't read this one in a long time, but I remember liking it for some reason.
- The one by Juliano is nice to look at, but I'd never go to such lengths except maybe for a dinner party in which I really wanted to convince someone who was overly skeptical. Or maybe if I owned a restaurant.
- I've heard a lot about Alissa Cohen, she has a website: raw food talk You don't have to join to view the boards, just click on "message boards".
- Oh yeah, there's a compilation book, too, the Complete Book of Raw Foods, I think someone else mentioned it, that's got recipes from all sorts of people.


That's all I can think of right now, hope that helps a bit.

~ Sabina
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