Discovering the world of the raw food vegan diet has been fun! (What does it mean that I’m a raw food vegan? Well, to me it means as much raw food as I can, vegan when I can’t. Add a dash of flexibility for those dinner dates and unavoidable cheese-tastic moments, and you’ve got a diet that you can keep up with for a long time.) I’ve been experimenting with different recipes and have figured out that you can eat a really delicious variety of foods that are mostly (if not completely) raw or vegan!
By the way, I’ve learned that a spiralizer is a MUST have. You just can’t sustain this lifestyle without the proper tools. I got this one from Amazon and I LOVE it. It’s easy to operate, easy to clean, and saves so much time and effort.
So what do I eat? Rabbit food? Not exactly…
- Homemade almond butter (just almonds and a food processor – SIMPLE!)
- Thai almond butter sauce (can be used with so many recipes)
- Sweet potato fries
- Normal potato fries
- Thai lettuce wraps (so much more filling & satisfying than it sounds)
- Beet, carrot, mixed green salad
- Walnut pesto (I use just a little bit of Parmesan cheese)
- Smoothies (yum – breakfast every day!)
- Date and pecan energy balls (easy to make, and so tasty)
- Carrot sticks (another easy snack with lots of crunch – haha, literal rabbit food! 😛 )
I want to learn to make a hearty vegan stew (maybe with potato chunks, lentils or beans, squash, curry powder, and so on) to eat for dinner so that I sleep well with a full warm belly. I also want to get my hands on a gazpacho recipe! Soup in a cup is basically the best idea since sliced bread.
My body is still adjusting. I get cravings for grilled cheese sandwiches or omelettes. But I distract myself or eat some date and pecan energy balls to tide myself over to the next meal. My body feels great, and I keep reminding myself how much more energy I have now 🙂