I’ve completed 3 of 6 weeks on my raw diet and I’ve just finished reading The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw. I’ve also lost 6 pounds and have been told to expect 6 more by the end of my 6 weeks.
I was very intrigued with this guide from the start and finished it quickly because it breaks down everything you need to know about starting a raw diet plus it gives many recipes. I made four recipes from the book that I will share.
I decided to go with a Thai and Tahitian theme, however, the book spans many other cultural dishes as well.
Tropical Thai Coconut Soup
Pad Thai with Spicy Thai Almond Dipping Sauce
Papaya-Pineapple Pudding with Tahitian Vanilla Sauce
These recipes are very detailed and lengthy so I felt it best to show the outcomes to entice you to check out the book instead. It also has zero pictures on the inside which is why I decided to create some. That is a huge pet peeve of mine since I usually can’t be enticed to cook anything without seeing an end result picture. However, I couldn’t pass these up, picture or not.
my kitchen…gone raw…
Going raw is no doubt a lot of work in terms of stocking your kitchen, having the right equipment, and making the time to prepare foods that keep you interested. As much as I like to experiment in the kitchen, I am exhausted after 5 hours of shopping and preparing these 4 recipes. The point is that you get what you put in to it and what you put in your body should be a priority. I never understood that as much as I do now.
One more treat before I go…
This is not from the CIG to Eating Raw, however, it is fabulous! Its from Whole Living magazine and it is a simple and delicious pudding for raw foodies and omnivores alike.
6 Tbsp cocoa powder (I used raw cacao)
1/4 c raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt