Anyone Got Any Ideas???
Anyone Got Any Ideas???
This is my first post – yay!
I wondered if anyone had any ideas on things I could make for a special meal. It’ll be the first meal I “cook” for my new boyfriend. I’m new to raw & he’s a typical eater – a carnivore, addicted to salt, sugar, coffee & the usual, bless him. I think mostly he doesn’t know any better. I’m sure I’ll get him eating healther eventually;) I have loads of health problems, disabilies & allergies which he’s absolutely fab about:) He says it makes me unique & more special(I’m very lucky – gush:), Anyway back to the question! LOL) WHich is why I want to do something special. He’s coping so well with everything, the whole raw thing makes me even more different. We’ve talked some about it & why I’m doing it(trying to help my digestive issues, I’m very limited to what I can eat anyway because of my severe allergies & to try & improve my health overall) He’s excepted this & I’m sure he’s willing to learn, as he has been so brilliant with everything else. I just don’t want to cook anything too alien & make something similar to what he’s used to eating normally. ut also something that isn’t going to make me suffer. Help!!! Hopefully that all made some sense?!?
I really love the veggie chili on this site: http://goneraw.com/recipes/4367-Veggie-Chili I throw in some chopped mushrooms too, and I only blend the cilantro in the sauce, I don’t add extra at the end, or I find it tastes kinda green (which is great, but a little weird for chili). I think this chili has a lovely warming, cooked taste to it.
I find raw fruit cobblers are always a hit too. The first time I made one, my mum couldn’t believe it wasn’t baked!
The Matt Amsden’s onion bread with James Russell’s wilted kale salad as a topping. And for dessert Cheflandria’s mango cheesecake… never fails. The cheesecake requires a high-speed blender… it is so good. And, well worth it! You can use agar instead of Irish moss for the glazing on top.
As for the main dish… wow, I can’t decide. Do you have a dehydrator? Spirooli?
Italian is a great bet~! ani phyos marinara is the bomb!!!
Thanks for your help guys, it’s very much appreciated:) I love the fact that you can ask for help & everyone will do what they can:) You guys are all great.Hugs
germin8 – I know there’s too much choice?! LOL. I don’t want him to think he’s eating like a rabbit(nothing wrong with that;) at all) – just might be a bit of a shock for him the first time:) No I don’t have a dehydrator yet unfortunately – saving my pennies though, so hopefully soon:)
Hugs & smiles xxx
i served SAD eaters raw chili and it was yummy for them as well as me.
also my berry cobbler recipes are crowd-pleasers. it’s a lot easier to make than most dessert recipes and it doesn’t require any crazy items like moss. click on my profile for it. or search recipes for cobbler.
Hmmm, then you can’t make the onion bread.
I agree with omshanti. Italian. It’s a favorite of many. Try a lasagna or pesto sauce with zoodles (spiraled zucchini noodles). We made a pesto sauce recently and loved it. We gobbled it right up. Double servings!
I know I can’t wait to tray the onion bread!:) I think I’m gonna go with something along the lines of a mexican feast, chilli & raw nacho’s, that kinda thing. I thought it would be something not to foreign to him, but still taste good for us both:)
Unless anyone has any other great idea’s. Thanks for all the help guys – your all stars:) xxx
snowfairy – what appliances do you have? food processor, high speed blender, dehydrator? or a regular blender? Coffee grinder? I can recommend recipes depending on what you have. Here’s what I posted on From FAD to RAW as my faves.
Hey Winona – I have a food processor, blender, coffee grinder & other usual kitchen stuff. I so wish I had a dehydrator! lol xxxx
Awesome! You can make all the recipes I suggested. I recommend the falafel balls, then make Dill Dressing and serve it on a bed of lettuce cukes tomatoes parsley cilantro. You CAN’T screw up that recipe, it’s the best. BUT be sure to use fresh cilantro with the falafel balls-
The dancing chicken salad is MAGIC too!
Since you’re new to raw food prep, i say:
limit the number of ingredients (try recipes with 5 or few main ingredients, plus a few spices)
TASTE the food as you make it – add a little seasoning at a time, taste, adjust. be conservative with strong flavors – ACV, lemon, spices – too big a pinch can ruin an entree.
Thanks:), I’m quite lucky I was well experienced in the kitchen before going raw & so am finding it quite easy to adapt my “cooking” to raw. I’ve jumped in feet first & have been trying some of the more complicated recipes on here:) I’m petty experimental & I’m definately a taster – which can be a bad thing because there’s not much left by the time I come to serve – it’s all part of the fun though, I guess. Definately going to try some of your ideas though, thanks again:)