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Hi!<br><br>
I've been slowly transitioning to raw foods ( or trying to! ). And I was wondering what your one weakness was? What was hardest for you to give up? Or what might you still be eating, in tiny portions, of cooked food?<br><br>
The more raw I eat, I would say my one weakness is spaghetti squash. ...I LOVE spaghetti squash! Sometimes I'll eat it on it's own, but mostly, I'll put a raw sauce of maybe tomato and jalapeno on it or something else raw to make me feel a little less guilty.<br><br>
Please share your experiences! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Mia82</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3024336"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Curry!!</div>
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Aww...yeah, that's pretty yummy! Haven't had that in forever! Thanks for reminding me! :p
 

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curry!!</div>
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ditto
 

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Get a spiralizer for $15 on Amazon and it turns veggies like squash ans zucchini into angel hair pasta. Tos some tomatoes and fresh basil in and it's HEAVEN!<br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>azerea_02</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3023509"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hi!<br><br>
I've been slowly transitioning to raw foods ( or trying to! ). And I was wondering what your one weakness was? What was hardest for you to give up? Or what might you still be eating, in tiny portions, of cooked food?<br><br>
The more raw I eat, I would say my one weakness is spaghetti squash. ...I LOVE spaghetti squash! Sometimes I'll eat it on it's own, but mostly, I'll put a raw sauce of maybe tomato and jalapeno on it or something else raw to make me feel a little less guilty.<br><br>
Please share your experiences! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Brussels sprouts. I go through a 2# bag of fresh sprouts a week, I'd eat more if they were a little cheaper.
 

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I am only 70% raw but it is also curry for me.
 

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Oh, I'm zero % raw btw. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Oatmeal cooked with chocolate soymilk topped with mixed nuts and banana... Oh.My.God. It's just too good! Any good adivce to make a similar raw dish that doesn't require fancy ingredients? (poor student, so not much money...)
 

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Get a spiralizer for $15 on Amazon and it turns veggies like squash ans zucchini into angel hair pasta. Tos some tomatoes and fresh basil in and it's HEAVEN!</div>
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Thanks for the idea. A spiralizer is something I've wanted for a while. I'm sure I would enjoy that a lot more than peeling over and over my zucchini. Maybe I'll ask for one for christmas! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
I love basil too!!
 

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I went straight to Amazon to look at the spiralizers, and on the very first one was "People who bought this bought..." listing two Raw Foodist books. This would have to be my paycheck I can't splurge.<br><br>
My weakness is potatoes, both sweet and white. Mmmm. Comfort food.
 

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Oatmeal cooked with chocolate soymilk topped with mixed nuts and banana... Oh.My.God. It's just too good! Any good adivce to make a similar raw dish that doesn't require fancy ingredients? (poor student, so not much money...)</div>
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My son, who eats more raw than I do, eats oats without cooking them. He pours a juice smoothie over them, and apples or whatever fruit is in season on top, lets the liquid soak into the oats to soften them. He used to eat the oats that are cut really thin, instant oats, but now uses the regular cut (not steel though).
 

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My son, who eats more raw than I do, eats oats without cooking them. He pours a juice smoothie over them, and apples or whatever fruit is in season on top, lets the liquid soak into the oats to soften them. He used to eat the oats that are cut really thin, instant oats, but now uses the regular cut (not steel though).</div>
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That's nice. But he's not eating oats that are raw, in the sense of being uncooked. Rolled oats have been steamed, in order to soften them for being rolled. Steel cut oats, on the other hand, as well as stone-cracked oats (my preference) have not been cooked. They are of course, no longer vital, having been sufficiently mutilated to make it impossible for them to sprout.
 

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That's nice. But he's not eating oats that are raw, in the sense of being uncooked. Rolled oats have been steamed, in order to soften them for being rolled. Steel cut oats, on the other hand, as well as stone-cracked oats (my preference) have not been cooked. They are of course, no longer vital, having been sufficiently mutilated to make it impossible for them to sprout.</div>
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I reckon buckwheat is a good choice. It's very cheap, and becomes soft very quickly after being soaked in slightly warm water (and by soaking you also get rid of the enzyme inhibitors on the outside). Soak for a few hours or overnight and discard the water.<br>
This is something I have not yet tried, but can imagine would resemble the cooked oatmeal recipe:<br>
Soak some almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamias, etc overnight as if you are going to make nut milk. Also soak a few pieces of dried fruit for sweetener (or use some fresh banana). Discard the soaking water, put the nuts in the food processor with a bit of fresh water, sweetener, and a spoonful of cacao powder, and pulverise like hell until you have a thick creamy paste.<br>
Add the soft soaked buckwheat, and pulse a few times until the buckwheat pieces are broken but still distinct.<br>
Serve in a bowl with the banana and chopped nuts on top!
 

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Hi!<br><br>
I've been slowly transitioning to raw foods ( or trying to! ). And I was wondering what your one weakness was? What was hardest for you to give up? Or what might you still be eating, in tiny portions, of cooked food?<br><br>
The more raw I eat, I would say my one weakness is spaghetti squash. ...I LOVE spaghetti squash! Sometimes I'll eat it on it's own, but mostly, I'll put a raw sauce of maybe tomato and jalapeno on it or something else raw to make me feel a little less guilty.<br><br>
Please share your experiences! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Nuts. I hadn't eaten anything cooked in over a week, and thought maybe I had conquered my desire for cooked food, but then I read this, and I couldn't stop thinking about cooked spaghetti squash, until finally I just had to grab one and cook it and eat it. Thanks a lot.
 

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Nuts. I hadn't eaten anything cooked in over a week, and thought maybe I had conquered my desire for cooked food, but then I read this, and I couldn't stop thinking about cooked spaghetti squash, until finally I just had to grab one and cook it and eat it. Thanks a lot.</div>
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Lol!! oh I'm so sorry!!
 

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I reckon buckwheat is a good choice. It's very cheap, and becomes soft very quickly after being soaked in slightly warm water (and by soaking you also get rid of the enzyme inhibitors on the outside). Soak for a few hours or overnight and discard the water.<br>
This is something I have not yet tried, but can imagine would resemble the cooked oatmeal recipe:<br>
Soak some almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamias, etc overnight as if you are going to make nut milk. Also soak a few pieces of dried fruit for sweetener (or use some fresh banana). Discard the soaking water, put the nuts in the food processor with a bit of fresh water, sweetener, and a spoonful of cacao powder, and pulverise like hell until you have a thick creamy paste.<br>
Add the soft soaked buckwheat, and pulse a few times until the buckwheat pieces are broken but still distinct.<br>
Serve in a bowl with the banana and chopped nuts on top!</div>
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yea buckwheat is cheap. It is easy to grow. Grows luxuriously with unpredictable water and only fair quality soil. That's why I used to often use it as a cover crop and green manure. And it is tasty when cooked, and has a tempting aroma when cooking. But raw? Soaked to have its dormancy broken, or started to sprout? I don't know. It seems kind of like not very appealing at all, in that state.<br><br>
What is this with discarding the water. when you soak seeds, don't some valuable micronutrients leave the seeds and go into the water?
 
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