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#1 Old 01-08-2008, 11:12 AM
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As my New Years Resolution to eat as raw as possible. I have resolved a minimum of one raw day a week, beginning today!



I'm excited to say that so far today I feel great. Satisfied by what I've eaten, and feeling less lethargic than before. (It's amazing what a great breakfast can do).



Over the year I hope to increase my one day to two, and so on and so forth.



I've been looking for suitable recipe websites but nothing seems to do. Can anyone suggest their favorite recipe websites, books or any other resources? Thanks a bunch.
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#2 Old 01-08-2008, 11:17 AM
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That sounds like such a good idea. I notice a few of the blogs I read have a weekly raw day as well. But it's really hard to find raw food ideas.



I tried this Lemon Pudding last night.

And make this Tomato Cilantro Soup once in a while.

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Vigilant, both those recipes sound great.



One day a week raw is really doable for most people!

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Out of a dozen or so books I looked through and made recipes from I'd have to say this one was probably my favorite:



http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-.../dp/1578261430



Simple, good recipes using familiar ingredients.



Do you have a dehydrator? What about a food processor?
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Thanks for the recipes, Vigilant! I will look into them. =) It's amazing how much we depend on cooked foods, so thinking of recipes has been hard. Even looking up some recipes seems a bit difficult for the moment.



Jeezy, I don't have a dehydrator because I can't afford one right now, but I do have a food processor. That book looks great! I noticed it this morning on Amazon when I was browsing, but I wasn't too sure. I will see if I can find it at my library first.
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You got me thinking about it so I did some poking around. Gone Raw looks like a really good resource for recipes and support, if you don't know about that one.

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You got me thinking about it so I did some poking around. Gone Raw looks like a really good resource for recipes and support, if you don't know about that one.





Thank you! I haven't come across this one yet. It looks super loaded with recipes.
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For what it's worth, I think dehydrators are a waste of money. I never use mine any more. It makes lousy crackers, and it takes days to "cook" anything. I just asked because so many recipes seem to call for one.
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For what it's worth, I think dehydrators are a waste of money. I never use mine any more. It makes lousy crackers, and it takes days to "cook" anything. I just asked because so many recipes seem to call for one.





I've been checking out recipes. And it seems that many do. People seem to depend on it to simulate cooked foods, when it should be about eating fresh!
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I mostly use my dehydrator for things like flax seed crackers. All the really, really in depth recipes are just too much for me.



I got my dehydrator used so it was pretty cheap. It is nice to have around for those times where you want to make some of the simpler dehydrated recipes.



Good luck on your one day a week! You may even decide to do two days after you get used to everything.
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http://goneraw.com

is an awesome site for recipes. All the recipes are submitted by random people so it's different than a site with, say, experienced really well known raw foodists.

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http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/ is a good one, too. I've made quite a few recipes from there and they were all food processor/blender types.
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http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/ is a good one, too. I've made quite a few recipes from there and they were all food processor/blender types.



Thanks! I'm looking at some recipes right now and they look great.
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As my New Years Resolution to eat as raw as possible. I have resolved a minimum of one raw day a week, beginning today!



I'm excited to say that so far today I feel great. Satisfied by what I've eaten, and feeling less lethargic than before. (It's amazing what a great breakfast can do).



Over the year I hope to increase my one day to two, and so on and so forth.



I've been looking for suitable recipe websites but nothing seems to do. Can anyone suggest their favorite recipe websites, books or any other resources? Thanks a bunch.



That's a fantastic idea! I'll join you in this new years resolution.
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Yay! I've already managed to convince a few other people also. I'd love to hear how it goes for you. =)
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Hey Romina --



There's a ton of helpful information at this link, check it out!



http://www.fredericpatenaude.com/starterkit.html



Cheers,

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Hey Romina --



There's a ton of helpful information at this link, check it out!



http://www.fredericpatenaude.com/starterkit.html



Cheers,

Kim



Frederic Patenaude is the Ron Popeil of raw foodism. Don't get me wrong. His book Raw Secrets is one of the most useful books I've read on raw foodism. Just, whatever you do, do not let him near your email address. But wait, there's more: His whole site seems more geared towards pimping his **** than offering useful information.
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The website looks like a huge advertisement. I see these all the time. =s
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