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10-15-2006, 09:50 AM
Ok, so I've been buying squashes, pureeing them, adding honey/agave and an apple and cinnamon.
WELL I want the texture a smidgen more...firm and meaty, so what could I add? I was thinking along the lines of some walnuts or pecans or cashews, but again, I have little to no experiance with raw food recipes, and I'd like some pro suggestions, or a whole new recipe! ;)
I've never tried anything but sweet flavor with squash.
10-15-2006, 12:32 PM
Hmmm maybe soaked sundried tomatoes or a harder nut like soaked alminds
10-16-2006, 08:35 AM
in my squash pies which are like pumpkin pies, I use a little very finely ground psyllium husk powder. you can either buy powder or grind your own psyllium husk until VERY fine in the coffee grinder. Stir in and with a little time it thickens.
10-16-2006, 09:36 AM
Is that psyllium any different than the stuff my mom buys for fiber from costco?
(Meaning, do I need to buy it specially at a special place haha)
10-16-2006, 10:46 AM
Adding any water to psyllium? Thanks for tips.
10-17-2006, 07:50 AM
read the ingredients on the costco stuff, if it's just pure psyllium husk, you can grind that until ultra fine in your coffee grinder. I just buy plain psyllium husk at a bulk store and grind that, so you really don't need "special" stuff, but I'm not sure what's in the stuff from costco. Make sure you grind it until it's EXTREMELY fine textured for the best results.
carol, I don't add water, the psyllium sort of absorbs the water in the squash or whatever fruit you use in say a pie, and helps thicken it. You don't want to go overboard and use too much or you may find it blands out the taste, but a little, say a teaspoon or so, does the job to easily firm things up.
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