so me and the fiance are going raw. im actually only going to do like a 75 to 50 percent raw diet, as id lose way too much weight otherwise. anyone ever tried this? any tips for maintaining a high calorie diet? any recipies etc?
I can't say that I eat a raw diet.
I do eat a great deal of my food raw such as lots of fruits and vegetables, salads etc.
I also like to eat sashimi, ceviche, and keloquin. The last two are not actually raw since they cook enzymatic ally through the use of citrus juices.
Also raw nuts, eggs, milk (when I can get it).
I eat red meat medium rare.
I have decided to give up all supplemments for the mean time except a few basic vitamins / minerlas.
I stick with free range chickens, grass fed Beef (mostly eat Bufalo actually), all organic fruits and veggies etc.
I feel much better eating this way. There were times I was starting to live on Shakes, bars etc.
Recipes to follow.
2 pounds fish fillets
2 cups lemon juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
1/4 cup teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Remove the skin from fillets and slice 1/8 inch thick. Mix the other ingredients and pour over the fillets which have beend placed in a glass bowl or platter. Let it marinate overnight.
Peruvian Style (my favorite)
The Peruvian cook cleans the fish and lets it soak in salt water for 10 minutes and then removes it and pats it dry.
1 lb fish fillets of corbina, red snapper, or any good quality whitefish
juice of three lemons
juice of three sour oranges or limes (I like limes)
one medium onion, thinly sliced (I like extra onion)
salt and pepper to taste
a pinch of cayenne pepper
1 clove of garlic, minced (I like extra garlic)
1 hot pepper, chopped fine (I like mine hot)
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (coriander)
Cut fish into pieces and place on a platter. Place the thinly sliced onions on the fish. Then add the remaining ingredients, covering with the juices. Place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving. Serve on bed of lettuce and garnish with cold sweet potato or corn-on-the-cob.
2 pounds of shrimp
approximately 10 lemons
1 hot pepper
1 chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
Put raw shrimp in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove and place in cold water immediately. Remove shells and clean shrimp. Place in a glass bowl with the lemon juice, the onion, pepper, and salt. Let it set for 1 hour and serve. (Franco)
Plenty more can be found. Just take a llok and you'll find more then you might imagine.
Basic Marinade info:
Variations in the flavor of seviche depend upon the particular citrus juice or combination of juices and the other ingredients used in the marinade. the marinade juice could be lemon, lime, or sour orange, or a combination of two, or even all three juices.
the acid in the citrus juice and the action of salt called for in recipes prevent the growth of micro-organisms in the fish, softening the fibers as they penetrate. The enhancing ingredients - hot peppers, green peppers, garlic, and onion - give seviche its pleasing gusto.
Breakfast for me is almost always one of three things.
Oatmeal with fresh fruit and nuts (my favorite)
Fresh Fruit medley
One cup dry oats. Soak overnight with one cup water and one pinch salt. Add 1 cup water. Boil and cook for 5 minutes.
Add 1 whole banana.
1/2 cup Fresh pineapple or blueberries.
1/4 cup walnuts
For more protein stir in 3-4 egg whites during last minute of cooking
Fruit Medley just means get together some of your favorite fruits and eat till you are satisfied.
Smoothies: (there are limitless variations)
1-2 cups raw milk or goats milk
Some raw honey
Some raw eggs
sometimes I add natural peanut or almond butter to boost the calories and add some yummy flavors.
For lunch I almost always eat a big salad with fish or chicken (not raw).
I make my own salad dressings.
Here is one I like:
Caesar Dressing for one
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp anchovy paste
1 tsp creamy dijon mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
I try to drink raw (un-pasteurized) organic milk. It is pretty hard to find these days.
Next best choice is organic milk. But...the heating process that adds a longer shelf life also robs it of much of its value.
I think it may be easier to find raw goats milk then cows milk.
But you'll have to ask arouiund. Check all your local health food stores. Or if you have access to a good farm...Ask them.
thanks taku. looks like a lot of tasty stuff to try. ive gotta track down some unpasturized milk.
You can get hepatitis really easy from raw GOAT milk. Not from cow though.
damn, this thread is awesome.
definitely gonna have to try some of those recipes.
Taku, if you were a girl i'd kiss you. great info and way of life. I try simular style of eating.
As for a raw food diet...
Eat 75% of your stuff raw. There are nutrients (espicielly for athletes) that only come from animal sources. Strict vegan styles arent healthy in the long run. Eating raw fruits and veggies is but not to the exclusion of everything else.
As for raw food its not just veggies and fruit. As mentioned above there is stuff like raw milk. (havent tried it yet) OTher things that are better raw are:
nuts and nut butters (raw, unroasted)
fresh squeezed juices (not pastuerized in a bottle)
good info on the milk and goats milk. Thanks. As for the kissing...Shucks your making me blush.
TAKU <-----Not a girl.
taku...for that ceviche recipe...what kind of fish do you use? can one just buy fish fillets from the super market for it?
i'd forgotten about kefir. can't remember what i brand i bought (got it at whole foods in san antonio), but it was some of the tastiest stuff i've ever had.
TTT great thread!!!
I was just reading some more of your post and i had a question.
Why do you soak your oatmeal in salt water?
I mean i know why and its funny because its a tip i
was going to start doing myself, but i have always
learned that you soak grains in water with whey or lemon juice. Does celtic sea salt work? And does
it make it taste funny? Lemon juice does.
We need a natural & holistic health ground/forum.
I actually soak it in water with a little yogurt in it. I don't always add the salt.
any fresh fish will do. So the answer is yes. Unless you are talking about something from the "Gortons Fisherman".
Cool stuff Taku--thanks for teh recipes. I also eat as organic as possible, and I think transfering to a raw diet might make my life a little easier in some ways.
Do you need sushi-grade fish for these recipes?
Ceviche is essentially cooked fish. The enzymes and acids in the citrus cook it.
Any good quality fresh fish will do. As long as you trust the source it should be fine.