KEYMA (RAW MEAT)
1 lb. lean lamb or tenderloin steak, ground three times
1 c. very fine wheat
1/2 can peeled tomatoes, crushed before adding to meat
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix the meat together with the wheat a little at a time, as the meat gets dry. Add some tomato mixture to get it moist until all the tomatoes are used up. The mixture should be soft but not too soft.
1 onion, chopped fine
1/2 bunch chopped parsley
Mix together and sprinkle on keyma. Eat this way or chill.
Modification omit the wheat
CRAB MEAT SLAW
1 lb. crab meat
3 c. raw cabbage
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. green onions, chopped
1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne
1/2 tsp. Tabasco
1 tsp. Worcestershire
Combine all ingredients except crab meat. Fold in crab meat and chill. Serve with lemon and tomato wedges.
Modification That's a crapload of condiments! Omit them (and the sugar) for raw unsalted butter or cream perhaps? Yeah it's a stretch, but it's really hard finding raw meat recipes online; I'm guessing because most Primal Dieters eat their meat without acoutrements?
SWEDISH MEAT BALLS
20 lbs. ground meat (1/2 beef - 1/2 pork)
1 c. ground onion
7 c. grated raw potato
16 tsp. salt
3 1/2 tsp. pepper
1/3 tsp. allspice
1/3 tsp. marjoram
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
Mix all ingredients well. Taste and add more seasonings if needed.
This recipe was used for the Smorgasbord in 1960. 80 pounds of meat was used.
Modification Omit potato, sugar; any of those spices not allowed on the diet? (Man I need a job so I can purchase books on this diet; I'm gleaning what I can from the interweb.)
8 oz. beef tenderloin, sliced very thin
1/2 c. French Dijon mustard
1/4 c. black pepper, freshly cracked
1/4 c. Romano cheese, freshly grated
1/4 c. parsley, chopped
Arrange sliced tenderloin on 4 separate plates, placing a 2-ounce portion on each plate, slightly overlapping edges of tenderloin. Using the back of a fork, spread 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard over each portion. Then sprinkle pepper, cheese, and parsley over each portion. Serve chilled. Serves: 4. (Prep and Cooking Time: 15 minutes)
Modification don't know if mustard/black pepper is allowed, omit cheese or use raw cream/butter.
I personally love the taste of cilantro. I find that cilantro adds enough flavor and kick to food that I'll actually tone down/completely omit my salt intake if the food I'm eating is mixed with cilantro, so I'm thinking I might mix some cilantro with ground organic meat (when I can get my hands on some) and eat it that way. Another favorite of mine is onion. I hope to work my way up to eating meat plain, but for now I'm still dealing with the squirm factor. I've never been much of a dairy fan--again, another oddity for someone in my age group/gender--but I'm starting to crave eggs. I haven't had raw egg since I was a child, and I'm musing their taste again.
Perhaps I'm suffering a 'placebo' effect; you know, where you're told something will affect you in such and such a way, and you get psycho-semantic and feel such and such a way? Perhaps it's that, but I'll take it any which way--I am hyper right now. I went grocery shopping, got my hair trimmed and went shopping with my mum, cooked for the family, then took the dog for a walk. I'm simply amazed I got off my sorry ass (pardon the language) and got out of the house. I'm behaving like a normal person, which is a big deal for me.
Post hair-cut. God I look old in this pic.
I'm double jointed in the elbows, though this image does little to expose that.
If this diet performs the wonders people proclaim it to, maybe I won't have a paunchy stomach in six months or so. Till then, I'm hiding that shit.
Blurryness! I have a cheap camera and unsteady hand, what can I say? I have to take about 10 pictures for every 1 clear picture I get. I happen to like some of the blurries, however.
More blurry. I want to see my ribs again. '^'
I wonder what I'll look like after six months or so of this diet (please god let me stick to it that long!)
On a strange note, as I mentioned before, I have about three vices; salt, 'healthy' (so called) carbs like rice and potatoes, and occasionally chocolate. I've craved none of them in the last 50 hours or so. I tried Atkins once upon a time, and before I knew it, I was binging on shit like peanut butter. I would literally take a spoon and just eat out of the peanut butter jar. I craved sugar and bread so bad it almost made me cry. Yet, trying this raw food stuff, the cravings simply aren't there. Am I a freak, or is this the real deal?