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05-22-2006, 01:16 PM
Two questions for all of you experienced "dehydratorers". What is the first recipe that you tried and do you have a favorite recipe that you uncook alot now?
05-22-2006, 04:58 PM
I not sure it was my first, but I do flax seed crackers a lot, and I love the results. I also do marinated mushrooms for my salads a lot. Went to a raw cafe and that's what they put on their salad that I ordered, and I love it, it's like eating meat, and I've been a vegetarian for 25/30 yrs.
05-22-2006, 05:17 PM
Excellent tip about the marinated mushrooms. I'll try that soon - very exciting.
Sounds like the flaxseed crackers are very popular.
05-23-2006, 07:50 PM
My fav cracker is :3 large onions, 1 cup of golden flax, 1 cup sunflower seeds. I somtimes also sprinkle more sunflower seeds on top. Since there is so much, you may need to process in batches until really well blended. Put on the teflex sheet and after about an hour or two "score" the crackers with a pizza cutter, being careful not to cut the teflex sheet. Flip over onto the mesh sheet and continue to dehydrate until crisp. This was my first and probably most popular one I have done. These are really terrific. :p
I use my dehydrator quite a bit. I make tons of sweet potato chips to go with Alissa's onion dip.
I also really liked the rye bagels. Loved to eat them with cashew cheese, tomatoes and avacados. Yummy! :D
Right now I have some of the sweet pots and also some Pesto stuffed mushrooms in the dehydrator.
I seem to go in cycles, dehydrating a lot and then go for awhile not doing too much.
Right now I am using a hand me down dehydrator and saving up for the 9 try Excalibur!
05-24-2006, 02:30 AM
I know my first dehydrated recipe was Mexican spiced flax crackers, I now make different kind of crackers and breads, so hardly make those anymore, as Dragggon isn't too fond of them, well, let me re-phrase that, he hates them.
but hate is a very strong word, so I just say, he isn't fond of them. LOL
I use my dehydrator every day, actually I have three dehydrators all Excaliburs whirring along 24/7
they make burgers
ice cream sandwich cookies
sun dried tomatoes
dried fruits and veggies
dehydrated herbs and spices
herb and spice mixtures (we make lots)
and magick spells
so our dehydrators hum all day and all night long.
05-24-2006, 04:59 AM
I'm thinking about ordering a dehydrator...
But am wondering, are dehydrated foods hard to digest? How do they make you feel after eating them?
05-24-2006, 04:59 AM
Thanks gals for your info. I'll be getting my excalibur here soon and trying to decide with what to start. The rye bagels and also the stuffed mushrooms both sound great.
Rawpriestess: you are my dehydrating role model. I hope to be able to dehydrate just a few off of your extensive list. They all sound fantastic. I don't know which one to pick off your list for a starter, but I'll just start slowly and learn, learn, learn. Wonderful new challenge. I hope to be able to teach others someday.
05-24-2006, 05:15 AM
I simply soak pumpkin seeds for about four hours, rinse, sprinkle with lots of cayenne & a touch of olive oil and dehydrate until crunchy--my favorite snack--I wish I had some now!! :(
05-24-2006, 07:46 AM
Although I make flax crackers every once in a while (Alissa's corn version I like the best) I usually dry fruit. Especially fruit leather, love that stuff! Just blend some fruit (like bananas or bananas and strawberries) in the food processor and spread on the teflex sheet and dry 10 or 12 hours. Peel off and eat. This is also used as the Crepe portion in Alissa's Crepe recipe, oh yummy!
05-24-2006, 07:12 PM
I make many different breads, wraps, burgers, granolas, several types of cookies and crackers. I love to experiment....so there are always new favorites. Soon, I am going to try an all veggie cracker with flax as the binder.....probably carrot, cilantro, beet, zucchini.
Recently I made a special recipe of the apple bread I make using sprouted rice...it was fabulous. I have a friend who has celiac disease and I wanted to make a version compatible with her diet...she loved it.
Since the ingredients only have to dehydrate, you can hardly make a mistake. It's not at all like cooking...so much easier. If you intend to make bread and it dehydrates too long...voila...crackers !!
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