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Old 05-27-2008, 12:22 PM   #31
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i haven't yet....only b/c i haven't been able to buy raw cocoa *or* carob powder locally this is one of those times when WF really annoys me

lately i've been meeting my chocolate cravings with haagen daazs chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream so, um, yeah....outside the realm of my own approximately 75% raw
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:18 PM   #32
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My favorite "tempt myself back into raw food land" meal. I can never turn it down because it's sooo pretty.

The hummus was supposed to be sprouted, but our grocery ran out of dried chickpeas last week . I stocked up on dried organic ones today.

Hummus on a bed of arugula, mint, dandelion, basil, cinnamon basil, kale and cilantro. ETA: I'm so proud of us...all the greens came from our own little organic garden!

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Old 05-27-2008, 06:19 PM   #33
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I've been doing more raw lately and need support!
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:27 PM   #34
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I've been failing miserably for so long. Can I blame it on pregnancy?

I want to get back on track around 1month pp when I can really get out and focus on my goals.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:23 AM   #35
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I've been failing miserably for so long. Can I blame it on pregnancy?

I want to get back on track around 1month pp when I can really get out and focus on my goals.
It was tough to eat raw for me, too, while I was pregnant! Vegetarian was all I could manage, because when I was hungry, I was hungry right THEN! Don't beat yourself up, mama! It'll get easier soon.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:43 AM   #36
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BTW will you post your hummus recipe? It look delicious! I have to admit I've never made my own before. But I could eat hummus all day long, so this is something I must learn how to make.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:57 AM   #37
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Sure! BBL....
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:43 PM   #38
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Wow that looks so delicious!! Awsome that all that came out of your own garden! Oh how I wish I had a garden!

I am making the crust for RAW apple pie tonight and will crank out the apples tomorrow morning- bringing it to a blessingway tomorrow!

Oh- and for those who are 75% raw I really recommend Natalia Rose's book, "The Raw Foods Detox Diet" - she recommends NOT going 100% raw right away, but gradually moving up to that.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:57 AM   #39
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I'm terrible at exact measurements, so bear with me. I'd also wager that everyone's hummus recipe looks a little different, so others might post, too.

Hummus:

1 C chickpeas
1 TB tahini
splash of lemon juice (to taste)
1 large clove garlic
handful of olives
1 slice sweet onion
whatever fresh herbs I have on hand
splash of Olive Oil

we also toss in (if we have it on hand) any of the following:
red bell/green bell
kale
spinach


blend until smooth, you can add
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:14 AM   #40
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Do you use dry chick peas? Soaked? Sprouted?

I can't WAIT to make this!
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:22 AM   #41
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O.k.--I'm starting new today. I plan to do raw for breakfast and lunch and eat whatever everyone else is having for dinner. This worked out well for me last year and I felt GREAT for the 4 months I did it.

So far today:

Cherry smoothie

1/3 bag frozen cherries
Frozen chopped spinach ( I prefer fresh, but this is what I have in the house) About 1/3 cup
1 cup soy milk
1 TBS slightly melted coconut oil (this way there are no chunks)
dash of agave nectar

I have also been known to add 1-2 TBS Raw cacao powder---mmm cherry/chocolate

I have Flax Crackers in the oven dehydrating:

1 cup flax meal (made by grinding whole flax seeds in my extra coffee grinder)
some Bragg's--go easy b/c it's salty
dash onion powder (can use garlic powder, add herbs or other spices)
water to make it pourable

Mix together, let sit for a couple of minutes then spread very thinly on a jellyroll pan or similar (I sprayed mine). Dehydrate in dehydrator or oven. After a couple of hours I flip the whole thing. When they are crisp you can break them up and put in a baggie or container.

I often eat these with sunflower seed paste:

sunflower seeds (raw, preferably soaked for a couple of hours)
garlic powder or onion powder
dash of bragg's
some lemon juice

Mix everything in the food processor till smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. You can add cilantro, dill or other herbs to this.

Today I have also eaten a couple of handfuls of raw sunflower seeds and plan to have salad for lunch, adding raisins, sunflower seeds and raw almonds.
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For the Flax Crackers, about how long do they take to dehydrate in the oven?
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:29 PM   #43
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For the Flax Crackers, about how long do they take to dehydrate in the oven?
I think about 4 hours at 200 degrees F. A lot depends on how thick/thin you spread the batter. I think thinner tastes better, but they crumble more easily. Personal preference. They are yummy and I substitute these when I crave potato chips or something like that.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:20 PM   #44
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I'm a major wanna be . I LOVE raw veggies and spreads and such, as well as smoothies. I get discouraged by the prep though... that's what gets me. What's funny is my kids will eat any of that stuff that I make. They love green smoothies. My hubby is the only one I'd have to cook something for.

I've decided to add more and more raw to my diet and work up that way. I'm going to start with raw before noon. Then work up to raw before dinner... and so on. The recipes in this thread look AMAZING!!! I can't wait to make them!! I had a green smoothie about an hour ago, and I seriously feel like I took a happy pill. It's so weird. Good weird .

Question about the flax crackers:

Doesn't dehydrating them at 200 degrees in the oven make them non raw? I thought the cut off was 116? Or is it that if you leave the oven slightly ajar the flax crackers don't actually make it to that temperature?
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:49 PM   #45
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Question about the flax crackers:

Doesn't dehydrating them at 200 degrees in the oven make them non raw? I thought the cut off was 116? Or is it that if you leave the oven slightly ajar the flax crackers don't actually make it to that temperature?
I think you are right I'm not sure what temp the average dehydrator uses, but you could use the same temp in the oven and leave them in longer. I assumed that 200 was under the threshold, but I think it's actually in the high 100's. If anyone knows for certain, please post.

As for me--I have fallen off the raw wagon completely and have been even eating stuff that I NEVER would eat. It's bad. Must get motivated to change my thoughts and stop being so lazy about food prep.
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