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#1 Old 02-21-2008, 11:01 AM
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When it comes to my (vegan) diet, I like to go raw often or as much as possible (but not necessarily strictly). I find it quite easy to go raw for breakfast and lunch (fruit and nuts in the morning, salads or carrots and hummus at lunch, those sort of things), but when it comes to DINNER, I'm just so used to COOKING... well, a full dinner.



What are the best supper recipes??
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#2 Old 02-21-2008, 12:26 PM
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i have the same problem. i usually have juice or a smoothie in the morning, and fruit for snacks, then a huge salad with everything i can find for lunch, but come dinner i revert back to my usual warm and filling vegan meals. i can't get myself to eat another salad, so i usually eat cooked food and then have a raw desert a little later.



i would love to hear suggestions....
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Smoothies are the most popular for a filling, quick & tasty entre. Raw pasta using shredded squash veggies with raw marinara sauce is easy to make and clean. When tomatoes are in season, I like to chop them up with avocado, hot peppers, garlic, and cilantro to make a sort of chunky salsa which I eat with a fork as is. Other than that I will usually eat a pound of grapes or cherries or whatever is in season for a meal. My typical dinner has been a green smoothie. I will usually make 2 liters worth and slowly drink it over two hours.



If you're into complicated stuff, there are many recipe books for raw meals. Simple is my approach and it keeps me satisfied so I cannot vouch for any books.
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#4 Old 02-21-2008, 02:26 PM
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Ani's Raw Kitchen by Ani Phyo is a wonderful raw cookbook.

Most of her recipes are very easy and absolutely delicious.



I do alot of raw all day, but almost always have a cooked dinner.
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During my sprint on raw food I would have a fresh fruit smoothie for breakfast, A large salad for lunch and for dinner I would make a raw soup with raw crackers. I made a "pasta" dish out of squash and zucchini strips with a tomato sauce and I served it with a side salad. Of course, I was only raw for a week so I never learned anything complicated. I would suggest investing in a good raw cook book or finding an online resource.
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#6 Old 03-02-2008, 12:28 PM
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You know what really works well.. have your cooked dinner but eat a raw salad first and maybe even a green juice. Then you are not forbidding yourself anything but you are filling up on the healthier stuff. Once you get to about 95% raw for a while, your body will naturally start to react to and reject the cooked stuff and you will lose all desire for anything that does not keep you feeling your best at all times!
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#7 Old 03-16-2008, 02:22 PM
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I know what you mean except my cooked meal is always lunch. I find it so hard stay raw in winter. Normally I eat about 20-25% raw. But I like to go about 75-80% for a month or so every couple of months. It was such a cold winter that I couldn't do it, so I am waiting for the spring. When I was raw (75-80%) for 6 months I ate: fruit and raw nuts for breakfast. Lunch is something cooked but a small portion and a salad. Snacks are raw bars that I make, fruit and veggies with hummus (sometimes). Dinner is a large salad. I rarely if ever eat dessert so that's not a problem.
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When it comes to my (vegan) diet, I like to go raw often or as much as possible (but not necessarily strictly). I find it quite easy to go raw for breakfast and lunch (fruit and nuts in the morning, salads or carrots and hummus at lunch, those sort of things), but when it comes to DINNER, I'm just so used to COOKING... well, a full dinner.



What are the best supper recipes??

My first suggestion is to remember that when it comes to eating healthy, dinner should actually be the smallest meal of the day since typically people don't burn off the calories of their last meal. What I would do is make sure to eat a bigger raw lunch, then once dinner comes around stick to something simple and small rather than trying to make a complicated raw recipe. Just grab a handful of nuts and a piece of fruit or two.



Or if you really feel the need to make a dinner, I would go for a pasta-type dish. Perhaps spaghetti squash or some thinly spiraled zucchini with a simple tomato based sauce on top. Filling, and quite dinner-like.
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This is when I have my raw sammys or whatever else I have ingredients for out of the uncookbooks. Twice a week I will start sprouts and soak nuts so that I have a decent array of goodies to "cook" my dinners with.
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