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  • Huh. I've picked up the pack of Trader Joe's green beans and never had a problem. 
    in Raw green beans Comment by CatherineR
  • I get locally made tahini and it's pretty dang bitter. It magically goes away in a lot of dessert dishes though I have yet to make a raw hummus with it that I enjoy. 
  • Hello GillyBean :) One of my favorite quotes to live by is, "what other people think about me is none of my business." Always helps. If you're new to raw the only thing I can say is that it's thankfully so much more than just cut fruit and salads. …
  • I'm still raw two months in--yay! I call this the month of the dehydrator. I've been using that thing like crazy but it's introduced so many fun and wonderful dishes that I wouldn't ordinarily try. They also tend to be much more filling, too! One n…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Fats are your friend when it comes to dry skin/hands. Eating more fats may help, and using coconut oil on the hands may also. Since you posted this a few months earlier I'll hope everything is better for you!
  • Thanks, Claire, you've totally been my check-in buddy, too. It's been much appreciated. Oh, and I love breakfast because it requires zero thought--throw in some fruit and greens, and good to go. :) Also checking in to say I found that dosa substitu…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • I'm still raw! Just being lazy at the documentation process... but I've been having fun in the kitchen with various veggie burgers. Unfortunately I'm having a hard time getting good recipes. I'll try one from online that looks gorgeous and it just t…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Thanks for the unwavering optimism, Claire. :) At least I'm finally being able to do a sit up again.  Day 38: I was on the go yesterday. I got dropped off at Starbucks and had a fruit cup and tea. Then I walked across the street to a small minimart…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Day 37:  Morning I had another large green smoothie made of just mangos, coconut milk, ice, and the wheatgrass. And usual coffee.  Lunch: salad with a creamy mustard dressing and purple cabbage, carrot, tomato, celery, and raisins--it was really d…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Day 36: Breakfast: had a giant green smoothie of pineapple juice, coconut milk, mango, a few dates, and wheatgrass. I'm going to try to get in the habit of green smoothies since I realize it turned out well with wheatgrass and I can stomach it easi…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Day 34: Breakfast was a bowl of papaya and coffee smoothie. I also later had more granola with coconut milk and trail mix. My meals are a bit repetitive since I didn't have much on hand there like I do here. Lunch: Big bowl of red pepper soup with…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Nuts are always a good bet! Any sunflower seeds on hand? There's also veggie options, like zucchini, carrots or beets (some of those denser ones). 
  • Thanks Claire, glad to still be going rawrrrr.  Day 33: Despite being out and about so much, I managed a-ok. I didn't take photos of every meal but I did for the main ones. Album is updated. Breakfast: More raw granola, but I added some more of th…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Day 32-33: I'm away from my abode both of these days, but I did stay raw yesterday (32).  Breakfast: Had mango and sapota, and coffee smoothie Lunch: Raw granola with coconut milk Dinner: Big kale salad with ranch dressing. Toppings were red pepp…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Matt_Raw said: I think there are other Alternatives to oats for protein, fiber, magnesium, calcium and loads of vitamins and minerals. I've been doing some research and I've started eating bowls of soacked buckwheat, quinoa, and amarath. I believ…
  • Day 31: I uh... guess I didn't stop!  First, I'm taking pictures of my meals and uploading them here: https://ibb.co/album/d1Kryv I am clearly not a food photographer nor do I aspire to be one, but I think it'll be super helpful in meal planning …
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Will I continue eating raw? I give a tentative "yes" to this question. I know for a fact coffee is coming back, but I think I can sustain eating raw otherwise. The only reason it's tentative is because going raw took up a lot of headspace. More tha…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Day 30: the laaaaast day! Wow, 30 day challenge finished. I'll do a meal wrap up and then go into the random stream of consciousness. Breakfast: because last night's dinner was so heavy (and I feel like I ate so much in general) I wasn't hungry mo…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Edit: yep, made the mac and cheese (left a 5* review on the Rawtarian's recipe page!) with zucchini noodles. Oh, and salting and squeezing the zoodles worked REALLY well. Made me wish I did that for my pesto dish the other day. I also made the red p…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Day 29 (and doing fine) Breakfast: I had some raw granola with coconut milk. I actually ate it last because it was super dense and needed to soften. Buckwheat groats are no joke, those are crazy hard. I also had some sapota and papaya, both which w…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Day 28: Quiet update today! Breakfast: wasn't hungry until late, but I had a strawberry cheesecake around 11. Oh, and a cacao smoothie. Wow, it's like I went all-out dessert first thing in the morning. Lunch: Kale salad, no surprises there. Post…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Day 27 (wow, only 3 days left? Time went by so quickly!) I've not had too much of an appetite today which may be hormonal in nature, since I normally love to eat. I ate two square meals today as opposed to the usual 3 solid ones with some grazing. …
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Day 26:   Breakfast: Watermelon juice (small cup), cacao smoothie.  Lunch: Finished the rest of those sliders from yesterday and continued with the magical chutney, avocado and tomato toppings. I also had the tomato soup. Snack: another cheeseca…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Y'all are making me wheatgrass converts. I will say that I think diet (and lifestyle) has a lot to do with gray hair. My mother convinced me I'd go gray at 24 because not only is that when hers started kicking in, but she actually lost almost all of…
    in Grey Hair Comment by CatherineR
  • Haha, yeah Claire, I'm terrible at 1) planning in advance, 2) following recipes and 3) thinking, "it's not in the recipe, but maybe it'd be better with a bit of ___?" and then it turns out not as good. When I call myself challenged in the kitchen, I…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Day 25 Breakfast: another delicious fruit salad. And usual cacao smoothie, coupled with another raw strawberry cheesecake shortly after (it's clear I'm a creature of habit). Lunch: I made I giiiiiant salad of purple cabbage, lettuce, tomato, cucum…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Day 24: really delicious raw day, actually. Breakfast: cacao smoothie along with a fruit salad of papaya, mango, banana, and pomegranate seeds. The fruit was really delicious, especially the mango. This country has the most incredible mangoes, and …
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • For dinner last night, I ended up having zoodles with pesto sauce made from PETA's recipe, though I halved the pesto and ended up with not enough. I seldom have success with zucchini pasta because it usually ends up obscenely watery to the point tha…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • Day 23:  Day isn't quite done but I'll post now! Breakfast: Had cacao smoothie, followed by a pineapple date smoothie: fresh pineapple, coconut milk, dates, and a bit of salt. I also ate the last of the onion flax crackers I bought and am remindin…
    in Raw challenge! Comment by CatherineR
  • I'm laughing at this post in the nicest possible way, because I can SO relate. Raw prep takes a fair amount of time, and when the flavors don't come together it's seriously frustrating. It's to the point that if I don't trust the author, I don't mak…