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Old 12-08-08, 08:26 PM   #1
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raw foods!

my system is on no-no food overdrive with the holidays. In an effort to be more wholesome, I've been making more raw meals. I know we've got a variety of vegeheads, vegans, and foodies among us so I was hoping you could share some recipes or websites.

Here's one I really enjoyed:

Shrimp & avocado salad
1 lb cooked shrimp, cleaned and cut into 2-3 pieces each
3 avocado, diced
3 tomato, diced
1 chopped pepper (any color)
1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
1 bunch green onion, chopped
2T lime juice
salt & pepper to taste (I used sea salt)

Mix together and let sit in the fridge at least 30 minutes before serving.
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oysters on saltines, with tobasco sauce!
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Why does the shrimp have to be raw?
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Why does the shrimp have to be raw?
oh, shrimp's not raw, woops!
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oysters on saltines, with tobasco sauce!
your wife must love it when you cook.
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your wife must love it when you cook.
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Oberto turkey jerky from the corner store
coffee
vitamin c tablets
cashews

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If it's good raw, imagine how delicious it'll be deep fried!
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If it's good raw, imagine how delicious it'll be deep fried!
prolly better--more calories and therefore more nutrition.
gotta store it up for the long months ahead of no light
and no plant growth.
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Oberto turkey jerky from the corner store
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ding! we have a winner....?
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I have a feeling that uncooked coffee would be even less pleasant than the regular kind.

And do people usually cook their vitamins before eating them?
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Sashimi... a very tasty raw meal.
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yeah, I have been eating off fresh sushi rolls half the week. I need some stuff I can prepare myself
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Old 12-08-08, 09:36 PM   #14
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I had pan seared Tuna tonight!!!

MMMMMmmmmm not totally raw but close, and really good for you!!
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Old 12-08-08, 10:53 PM   #15
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My very favorite raw recipe:

raw vegan "cheese"cake

Ingredients

* 2 cups raw macadamia nuts (almonds work well too)
* 2 1/2 cups raw cashews
* 3/4 cup pitted medjool dates
* 1/4 cup dried coconut optional
* 1/2 cup coconut milk
* 1/4 cup lime juice (lemon also works)
* 1/4 cup raw agave nectar (you could substitute 1/2 cup maple syrup - not entirely raw but very tasty)
* a bit of vanilla extract - like a 1/2 teaspoon or so.

Soak the cashews for several hours or overnight.
You can also soak the macadamia nuts or leave them dry

combine the dates and macadamia nuts in a food processor until they form a thick paste - you may have to add more dates or a little water if you haven't soaked the nuts.
Sprinkle the coconut in a pie pan, and press the nut/date mixture into the pan to form a "crust".

Combine the rest of the ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth. Adjust the consistency by adding or reducing the coconut milk. It should come out like a thick batter.

Pour the filling into the prepared shell, and refrigerate or freeze until the filling sets up. Decorating the top with fresh fruit ads a really nice touch.

your first recipe reminded me of my favorite salad - avocado and grapefruit in equal quantities. The grapefruit should have its membranes removed. This is good by itself with a dash of black pepper, or with some cilantro, or mint or some other chopped spicy greens thrown in. A bit of pomegranate doesn't hurt either.
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Just eat 7-9 full servings of fruit and vegetables each day. The majority of my meals consist of fruits and/or veggies with some good protein and carbs.

I always have fresh fruit salad and whole fruit at home. Also snacking veggies like baby carrots. If you take these to work you aren't tempted to hit the vending machines for sugar.
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a raw diet is an easy way to reduce calories if you need too. but it can be hard eating that way all the time. if that's all you eat it is really hard to get enough calories. I did it for awhile when I was getting these upper respiratory infections. cleared up in 4 days verses 6 weeks normally. but after awhile I could not eat enough.
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I want to add to this thread, but it will have to be in the morning.
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I love raw food. A little over 3 years ago, I ate nothing but raw foods for half the year. It changed my life. I have a few recipes listed on my site, one of my favorite being raw energy bars.

You can make salads very filling and satisfying by adding avocado and nuts.

A few of my favorite raw food sites are:

We Like it Raw
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Raw Food Talk
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thanks shadiyah! I'll look through some of those.

I don't think I could go all raw foods, but I definitely think its a key piece to me finding more healthful, satisfying flavors.
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Oh, yes any amount of raw foods in a diet is a good thing. The more, the better. I don't think I can do all raw when it comes to the winter time and the amount of calories I burn, it's too hard to eat enough for what I do. But, I try to have at least 1-2 raw meals a day and that seems to work well for me. I'm going to try going back to 100% when I move to Costa Rica.
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Ohh, I love the raw energy bars. Anyone can make them. Cake pan with ~5000 calories of yumminess to snack on while snowshoeing / snowboarding / mountain biking.
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throw in some raw oysters, fish and perhaps a steak tar tar and we've got a winner!!
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Are cheezits raw? if so ,my diet has been extremely raw as of late
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That shrimp and avocado salad sis good. I make something similar except I use tomatillos instead of tomatoes (or omit them altogether), use onions or shallots instead of peppers and I make a shrimp broth from the shells, then reduce it, strain and add to the salad. Serve as an appetizer w/ toast rounds.

edit: You can also make sushi/sashimi yourself. Get a book, a sushi kit and a fishmonger you can trust and knows what 'sushi grade' means. It's tons of fun, especially when you invite all your friends over and tell them they have to make their own dinner, then show them the sushi stuff. They get into it real fast and come up w/ some interesting things you'd never see in a restaurant.
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