The first thought that comes to everyone's mind when I saw "raw foods" is things like crispy carrot & celery sticks, but it couldn't be farther from the reality of what I actually eat everyday.
Here is a simple raw food dish I absolutely love:
Thinly slice any of your favorite veggies, can include bell peppers, apples, carrots, zucchini, onion, etc. Marinate them overnight in lime juice, chopped cilantro, a tbsp of honey and sea salt. Overnight they will "cook" in your fridge, much like ceveche, and when you eat them the next day they will be limp and very well seasoned. Then combine them with fresh sprouts, chopped green onion, and homemade mashed avocado/guacamole. You can also soak some macamdamia nuts & puree them with lemon juice and a bit of oil for "sour cream".
Or you can matchstick zucchini noodles (or use a "noodle spiralizer") to make "zucchini noodles" which you can then mix with fresh pesto (walnuts, basil, garlic, sea salt, nutrional yeast, pureed together). This dish is more satisfying than real pasta!
Or you can make "raspberry sorbet" by pureeing 2 cups frozen raspberries with 1 avocado, a few tablespoons of honey OR drops of Stevia, vanilla bean, lime juice. And you have a very very satisfying, creamy sorbet.
And I start each morning with a big fresh smoothie with ingredients like mangoes & medjool dates, blueberries & coconut butter, cherries, mango & vanilla bean. Or I drink a big fresh "green juice" with juice from celery, wheatgrass, green apple, lemon, ginger.
I also love a good sunflower seed pate atop of thinly sliced cucumbers. Take 1 cup sunflower seeds, puree with lemon juice, olive oil, fresh mint, garlic, 1/2 a jalapeno, sea salt, other spices, and you will have a creamy flavorful pate.
Eating "raw foods" like these has changed my life, and my colitis is pretty much gone. And my gut could not be happier. My AS is also pretty much painless & silent.
I wish you all the luck and strength as you embark on your journey with starch free foods! I personally eat most fruits & veggies regardless of starch content, but I do stay away from potatoes, bananas & unripe fruits. But we are all different, so you may find another way of eating works better for you!!
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Enjoying a plant based mostly raw vegan diet 90% of the time, with a few raw or cooked seafoods every now and then. Taking curcumin daily and combined with a super Low Starch Diet am pretty much pain free!