that is until my family agreed to go all raw during the day for two weeks.
They started today but I told them that we need to hold off.
I need to plan this better. They walked around starving. I don't know quite what to do. It is so natural for me to eat raw now that I don't know what to offer.
Honestly, my children are easy because they like so much. They like fresh fruit, smoothies, fruit ice cream, some pates, fruit leather, dessert type things and some salads.
My husband is the one that I don't know what to do with him. He likes smoothies and small amounts of fruits. He likes mock salmon pate and that is about it. He doesn't like any of the raw meal type foods.
all I can think of are foods that go over well with most SAD eaters, I know I have seen lists before but can't think of any now
Try this if he likes that bacon cheese broccoli salad, I don't remember where I got the recipe but all my SAD family liked it...
5 cups broccoli, chopped 1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked 1/4 cup onion, chopped ½ cup raisins, soaked until soft
1 cup cashews
1/4 cup onion
1 T honey or more
2 T apple cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup water
nutritional yeast to taste (optional)
Blend the dressing ingredients until smooth. Then pour over the broccoli, onion, sunflower seeds and raisins. Mix well.
The yeast is my addition as it is sorta cheesey and I want to use it up
That is hard because you are making decisions for others on what to eat. And you have to find things that they will enjoy eating. And both children & adults have definite likes & dislikes. It'd be easier if you could slowly add raw dishes at meal times. Salads are fun to make and you can add nuts to salads or avacados and put all kinds of veggies in there. I love adding squash--it adds crunch. Pates are filling because of the nuts and you can dip all kinds of veggies in it. I love making guacamole and dipping veggies in that. You mentioned ice cream--I always add nuts to my ice cream. You can make interesting toppings for the ice cream. Chopped nuts are good, I have also used RP's (from RFT) raw brownie mix when it didn't stick together--it makes a good choc topping and has walnuts in it. There are all kinds of things you can make, it's a learning process for the whole family on what each one enjoys. It kind of makes you appreciate the differences in each family member and their uniqueness. You can make it fun for the whole family, get their ideas and feeling on what they would like. Alanna
The Alyssa Cohen book "Living On Live Food" has some great transitional recipes that are all raw but resemble cooked food. I made falafals which taste delicious and have gotten some ideas for raw breads. My husband also loved raw soups like the carrot soup on www.goneraw.com and anything with avocado (guacamole, in salads). We have found many AMAZING recipes from Carmella, as well--this site is fantastic--thank you so much!! I made a yummy salad with sprouted lentils and alfalfa sprouts mixed either with garlic, lemon, olive oil, nutritional yeast and sea salt or with tahini. Almond butter is also a great, filling treat with raisins and agave, in a pinch. What fun to be a raw family!!
Last edited by riversanctuary : 06-26-2007 at 08:52 PM.
Maybe let your hubby help plan and choose meals with you. My guy pal considers things like Trotter's book, and the one from Pure Food & Wine
Maybe have some fun and share the adventure!
Also, I love how so many raw desserts are so nutritious that one can eat them as entrees.
Think of it as a shared culinary journey rather than a new diet. You will never be more creative than when you are learning a whole new type of cuisine,. This is like discovering Italian, French, or Asian food for the first time, except you get to get ultra healthy as a bonus!!!