Re: [rawfood-42] Re: [rawfood-42]

From: Diane
Sent on: Saturday, July 4, 2009 5:29 PM
Thanks, Joan, great information!!
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From: "Joan" <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Saturday, July 4,[masked]:10:16 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: RE: [rawfood-42] Re: [rawfood-42]

Lunches out are a challenge I know but you are on the right track. 

Here are a few ideas that may help you ���

1)      Find a recipe you like for a raw sunflower pate.  These often have sunflowers that you soak, rinse and process with raw tahini, cilantro. Ginger, lime (or lemon juice), sea salt, a little cayenne, etc. or other flavors.)  Make it as savory or bland or spicy as you want!  This will keep well in fridge for at least 4-5 days.   Scoop a little into your covered dish and use either as a side dish, or better yet, to make in open faced sandwich on flax crackers (carried separately until you���re ready to eat them)  Later you might want to add things like almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, etc. etc.

 

2)      Crackers are SO easy in dehydrator.  If you don���t have one you really don���t need an expensive one.  I���ve been doing great for years with my Nesco Snackmaster Pro ��� about $65 @ www.nesco.com.  It has a good thermostat (a must ��� and I���ve checked mine with a thermometer) and you can buy a few extra trays and/or what they call ���fruit roll��� trays for goopy things (these work the same a teflex sheets but they are more rigid.

 

Here are my favorite crackers:  Start with flax, soak about �� cup of seeds and do NOT drain (it will be very gummy).  Put in enough water to blend it and blend well.  This cracks the seeds quite efficiently.   I like this better than ground flax.  But you can try that too.  Take your goopy flax mixture and add your flavoring.  Because I LOVE sour rye I add lemon juice and caraway seeds, plus sea salt and cayenne.  Then if you have other things add those ��� I always save pulp from my juicer and fold that in.   I spread on  ���fruit roll��� sheets in my little Nesco  (or if you had a mor expensive dehydrator use the teflex sheets) dehydrate overnight, turn and dehydrate on the other side on the plain mesh for several more hours.  I  put them in a covered plastic container and they last a long time.     Eventually you may want to add brown sesame seeds and/or raw buckwheat groats or chia seeds soaked along with the flax.   But you always need the flax (or chia)  for the ���gumminess��� that holds it together.

 

3)      So when you pack lunch take a few hunks of cracker, plus some pate, plus half an avocado  with some lemon juice to keep the color, or maybe some thin sliced cukes, something else like that, each in a separate baggie or container, and when you are ready make your open faced sandwich with pate, cracker, avocado, etc. etc.  What���s nice about this is that your main ingredients ��� the crackers and the pate ��� are made in advance so all you have to do is grab them!

 

4)      If you don���t have a dehydrator or don���t want to make crackers, just take some nice crisp romaine leaves in their own plastic baggie, plus the pate and the avocado.  When you are ready to eat make little wraps with a spoonful of pate and a slice of avocado in the romaine.   Be careful!  If your co-workers get a taste they will eat all of yours!

 

Hope this helps!

 

Best  Joan

 

 

From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Aggie
Sent: Saturday, July 04,[masked]:39 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [rawfood-42] Re: [rawfood-42]

 

Edra,

 

I am in the same boat as you are, just a beginner and making my first baby steps at Raw Living.

 

I am currently looking for ideas for lunches at work... I have a 8-9 hour a day office job and I have already started drawing attention with what I am eating (in the lunchroom). It's good and bad, because I can share things, but I also realize this is not going to be that easy.

 

Yesterday I had to close my eyes passing some stuff displayed on those headers at Dominick's - on my way from the produce department to the checkout line. I left the store with just the green stuff and proud of myself though. I feel some much better transitioning to raw foods, but I am afraid I will run out of ideas for salads. I have started making smoothies in my Vita-Mix that recently arrived... But I will need ideas and support from all of you guys, what is it that you guys find most nutritious and filling when let's say stuck at a job for hours without much time for food preparation?

 

And 4th of July survival suggestions anyone...??

 

Best regards,

 

Aggie :)

 


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"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;

the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.

Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

 

George Bernard Shaw

 




 

On Jul 3, 2009, at 3:14 PM, EDRA WILSON wrote:



Hi Don,

 

I'm really wanting to meet up I'm very new at trying this and need all the information I can get. It would be nice to meet other people who have the same food interest. I'm not able to make this one but hopefully the next.

 

Thanks

Edra





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