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Hi everyone!

I'm planning on going raw for the entire month of August and I thought it would be great if we had a raw chit chat spot! I know a lot of other vegwebbers have expressed interest in either eating raw or going raw--so maybe we can help each other out here! I'm a total noob when if comes to raw, but I'm hoping my 30 day experiment will turn me into a master class raw veganist! I will be blogging everyday during August and posting pics and recipes of what I am eating--should be some great stuff plus all the "Raw Blogs" will be public!

I already have a bunch of questions! Can anyone help?

Raw milk--are there any store brands out there or do I have to make my own? Any super simple recipes for nut milk?
Dried sea weed (like wakame) how long do you soak it for?
I don't have a dehydrator and 150 is the lowest setting on my oven--how can I dry/toast oats, etc. and still have them be raw?
How the heck do I make sun tea?

OK then! That's what I got for now--I hope this can be a great place for raw info!!!

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have ya'll ever noticed raw food does not make good porn?

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have ya'll ever noticed raw food does not make good porn?

I know--Have you been reading my blogs? I go on and on about how I look at recipes and pictures of food and it's very pornish to me--so forbidden...raw food can be pretty sexy though...

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I'm losing my resolve.  I want bread....someone talk me through it!

OK! Storm...back slowly away from that ledge...I know it's pretty to peer over the edge but you'll only fall and get all boo-booed! You want a yummy fresh banana or some home made zucchini hummus and raw flax crackers MMmmmmMMMMmmm flax crackers!

I'm sending you hugs and thoughts of yummy raw food! Check out yesterdays rawgust blog--I put up a recipe for carrot pecan burgers! Yum yum!!!

You can do it Storm!!! http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r416/kingkaza101/cheerleader.gif

I'm better now.  I blame it on the lady at my office who brought in 2 boxes of Einstein's bagels for her team and then put the leftovers in the break room for anyone who wanted one......I wanted one!!  I managed to resist, but all I've thought about all day is bread.  I eyeballed the sourdough when I was at the grocery store, but managed to walk out with only Boston bibb lettuce, portobellas, yellow squash, and zucchini. 

eta: Capture, those burgers look so good...and lucky me, I have all the ingredients I need to make some!  I kind of feel like a big copy cat because I keep checking your blog to see what you ate and then making the same things!

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I'm losing my resolve.  I want bread....someone talk me through it!

OK! Storm...back slowly away from that ledge...I know it's pretty to peer over the edge but you'll only fall and get all boo-booed! You want a yummy fresh banana or some home made zucchini hummus and raw flax crackers MMmmmmMMMMmmm flax crackers!

I'm sending you hugs and thoughts of yummy raw food! Check out yesterdays rawgust blog--I put up a recipe for carrot pecan burgers! Yum yum!!!

You can do it Storm!!! http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r416/kingkaza101/cheerleader.gif

I'm better now.  I blame it on the lady at my office who brought in 2 boxes of Einstein's bagels for her team and then put the leftovers in the break room for anyone who wanted one......I wanted one!!  I managed to resist, but all I've thought about all day is bread.  I eyeballed the sourdough when I was at the grocery store, but managed to walk out with only Boston bibb lettuce, portobellas, yellow squash, and zucchini. 

I feel your pain Storm *boy do I ever...* After the race on Sunday everyone was feasting on giant bagles with cream cheese and other baked goodies while I was powering down nanners....I think the only thing that prevented me from eating a bagle was knowing it probably had eggs in it..but I really wanted one too...

I really just want to eat like a huge loaf of bread for my first "cooked" meal in september--but I know i can't do that...I'll probably just end up with rice and veggies to safly transition back to the heated side...

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So, this is what my faux raw un-meat balls looked like......
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....a tray full of turds.  But they were good!

Last night I had lettuce wraps with chopped veggies, sprouts, avacado, and a few "squirts" of Braggs.  Braggs has been a God(dess) send since it's about the only raw condiment I can have without making them myself.
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I also made a batch of sun-dried tomato and flax seed crackers.  Those came out really well.  I used a different recipe than my previous one and I like the new one better. 
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Oh! Storm! Your stuff looks good! I need to make some different flax crackers--I really like the onion ones I made--but they are really high in fat...why are there no fat free nuts or seeds out there?? Oh well...

And please--Storm, keep copying my food! That's why I post them!!!  :-* you're so silly and I loves ya!!

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capture, have you tried experimenting with adding veggies to the flax crackers? you can prob add quite a bit before  they won't stay together. tomatos, squash, greens would all taste good. i've been wanting to try messing with these, but i'm out of flax and too lazy to go to the store.

i made a nice raw dinner last night. will post pics when i get them on the computer

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capture, have you tried experimenting with adding veggies to the flax crackers? you can prob add quite a bit before  they won't stay together. tomatos, squash, greens would all taste good. i've been wanting to try messing with these, but i'm out of flax and too lazy to go to the store.

i made a nice raw dinner last night. will post pics when i get them on the computer

I've only made the onion-flax crackers--they are great, but the cal/fat count freaks me out--I think thre's over 200 cals in one small serving, I get a little funny about cal expinditures like that--always saving my cals...

I really like the carrot-pecan burgers I made--those did have a bunch of veggies in them and they are super low cal--only 80 clas per! With th lettuce, onion and tomatoe I can have a "burger" for 100 cals! woot! I'm going to make another batch of them!

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oh, carrots and pecans. sounds GREAT

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http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e54/baypuppy/rawsummersoup.gif

yeah, i'm lame for the double post but i wanted to add my yummy soup from last night.

Raw Summer Soup - perhaps i'll send it in to vegweb if recipes ever come back!

2 large tomatoes - get the good, ripe local ones!
1 ear of corn
2 cloves
handful almonds
3 leaves basil
pinch salt
2 TB chopped onion

cut tomatos into quarters. keep two quarters and put the rest in blender. chop up remaining tomato and put into two bowls. remove corn from cob and had a couple TB to each bowl. put rest in blender. put the onion in the bowls. everything else goes into the blender. blend until soupy. i didn't have to add water - just put the tomato in first since it is watery. pour soup liquid into bowl and stir to mix in the chunky bits.

eat!

i'm sure this would be cooler if you put the liquid in and put the solid stuff on top. i thought of this when i was taking the pic. too late then!

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http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e54/baypuppy/rawbreakfastsoup.gif

forgot about this beast.

this was smoothie soup with raw cereal on top. it was nice! i can't remember what was in the soup base... cause i made it a long time ago.

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http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e54/baypuppy/rawbreakfastsoup.gif

forgot about this beast.

this was smoothie soup with raw cereal on top. it was nice! i can't remember what was in the soup base... cause i made it a long time ago.

what's purple colored in your smoothie soup?  blueberries?

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Your tomato soup looks just like my soups! Makes me feel like I'm doing it right *yea!*
Dude--the carrot pecan burgers rock--totally try them! I give them  ;)b ;)b

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dude, where is the recipe? i've been reading your blog on and off... a quick link would be nice!  :-*

the blue in the smoothie soup is ... i don' tknow. i don't think there are blueberries in that one.

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dude, where is the recipe? i've been reading your blog on and off... a quick link would be nice!  :-*

the blue in the smoothie soup is ... i don' tknow. i don't think there are blueberries in that one.

Are you asking me about the carrot pecan burgers? Sometimes I get confused...I posted it in a blog from this week--I want to say in 19... but I'll just put it in here--it's simple

1 cup grated/processed carrots
1 portabella cap processed (or any other kind of musroom--about a cup of em)
1/4-1/2 onion corsly chopped
1/2 cup corsely chopped

mix it all together real good--thow in some spices, salt, pepper--whatever to taste
form patties (I used a 1/3 measuring cup) place on your dehydrator--I had mine in for about 14 hours
you want them dry but not falling apart--unless you want crumbles. mine turned dark--but not black like the mushroom meatballs

They are sooooo yummy wrapped in lettuce wi/ tomato and onion--just like a burger! Now if only i had the patience to make sun cheese...

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I want to make those.

1/2 cup corsely chopped  ?

About how many does the recipe make?

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I want to make those.

1/2 cup corsely chopped  ?

About how many does the recipe make?

I got 5 patties out of it. they shrink a bit--but they fit really well into romaine lettuce leaves! I'm eating my last two tonight for dinner--I should really get off my butt and go make some more!!!

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;D  You wrote "1/2 cup corsely chopped"  but you didn't say what.

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PECANS!!!

i would guess... they are carrot-pecan burgers  ^-^

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You smart puppy you.

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