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A sampling of raw

13 Apr

Here are some pictures of some of the yummy raw things I have been making lately.

I don’t intend to be 100% raw; partly for social reasons, and partly because I don’t believe everything needs to be raw. It makes sense for fruit, veges, nuts and some grains to be raw, and to eat a lot of them, but I plan to eat eggs and cheese, cook my chickpeas and kidney beans, and roast the occasional potato. I may even have some chicken, but I’ve never been a big meat eater anyway so I doubt I will eat red meat. I would say I’m about 80% raw in general. Today I have been 100% raw.

This was the first raw meal we had. I sneaked in some boiled eggs. It was divine. It had surprise ingredients like fresh grated ginger.

This is a raw corn chowder. Pretty good, although I used a little too much olive oil.

I was rather proud of these raw oatmeal raisin cookies. Whizzed em up and stuck em in the dehydrator. You wouldnt guess they were raw. Delish!

Raw pizza. OK, the cheese isnt raw, but the base is made of sprouted buckwheat and carrot, whizzed and dehydrated, the tomato paste is raw, and the avocado was perfectly ripe and delicious.

These are raw walnut and mushroom 'burgers' with cauliflower 'couscous'. It was quite yummy - even my non-raw brother thought so!

I have been surprised at how full I feel after a raw meal. I don’t need as much on my plate as I used to, which strikes me as odd, as starchy carbohydrates always seemed more filling than veges. But I have been making my meals smaller and smaller over the last couple of weeks. I do find I get peckish more often though, it just takes less to satisfy me. So I tend to snack on nuts or fruit throughout the day, and have small meals.

Another thing that’s surprised me is how quick my cravings for unhealthy food went away. I guess it’s true: when your body is getting what it needs, it doesn’t crave approximations.