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11-03-2006, 07:23 PM
RP~ Oh, my, word. I just made your incredible Raw Brownies! Thank you for reposting the recipe. :p I am one thrilled, happy...raw eater! I was searching for something I could eat during a movie...you know...when everyone in my family is eating goober, chocolate covered cookie dough bites, and the such! You are amazing. Thank you, thank you. This really hit the spot.
I'm also imagining putting a brownie in a bowl...top it with raw ice cream and some yummy nuts! Holy cow! :D
Does anyone else have raw recipes that are quick and easy like this one?
I just bought my first dehydrator today and I have to say...I'm not thrilled with it. It's working great...but the recipes I have made so far, don't appeal to my taste buds the way simple raw does. However, I would really like something for when I'm really craving something heavy...or cooked. This usually happens once a week when I'm eating with all the fam and they are having pizza or something italian.
I made the pizza from Alissa's book, but it just didn't hit the spot. I was more thrilled by topping a portabello mushroom cap with the sauce and raw cheese. LOL :p
Any ideas for dehydrated dinners that might hit the spot when simple raw isn't cutting it?
Oh...I tried to make sweet potato chips...but they came out really hard and not good at all. What did I do wrong?
Thanks so much!
11-03-2006, 08:18 PM
try jicama chips...they are sooo easy. food processor slice, a little celtic salt,and a tiny brush of olive oil if you care...and do them overnight...they are great with dip (hummus, guacamole, mock tuna dips)...or I love them as a "crouton" for my salads..they soak up a bit of the dressing and give dynamic texture to an otherwise uniform "crunch" ....I do those and beet chips and zucchini chips EVERY WEEK....love them! I am in south florida, very humid, so you may have to dehydrate less....or they will break a tooth! :)
I mostly make snack stuff for myself as I dont really care to have dehydrated meals often either. I make fruit leather, cookies, flax crackers and warmed cinnamon apples. When I eat a lot of dehydrated meals I stay super thirsty and feel heavy. I made stuffed cabbage rolls yesterday that called for the dehydrator but they were so good they never made it to the dehydrator.
11-04-2006, 01:21 AM
The pesto stuffed mushrooms are great and easy.
Any small soft skin squash prepared the same way is also very good if you don't like mushrooms.
If you read back through this board you will find many recipes to try.
Dragggon, how could I have forgotten the mushrooms!!! They are one of my favorites! Love pesto stuffed and cheese stuffed!! I only dehydrate them for about an hour.
11-04-2006, 02:56 AM
I too have been less than thrilled with some of the dehydrated recipes I've tried. But then when I think about what I've eaten for most of my life, raw veggies and salad, mostly, I can see why.
I do really like the onion bread. When I make it, I form it into little squares, just enough to hold in your hand and take maybe 6 little bites of at a time. I leave them just slightly moist. Dehydrate them just long enough to hold together and make a sandwich out of. For the sandwiches I use nut Swiss cheese (dehdrated into slices if I can get it this way), a bit of lettuce and tomato. Really yummy!
I also like to make the nacho cheese, dehydrate it slightly so it is thicker, then scoop it up and pack it into raw veggies like chunks of pepper and celery.
The dessert type things I've tried have all come out well, but I'm not much of a dessert person so these kinds of recipes don't do me a lot of good.
I also made the faux Sahale snacks with pecans, cranberries, orange zest and black pepper. For me this is more than a snack. It's a meal on the go.
11-04-2006, 08:51 AM
You guys are so awesome! Thanks for all the ideas, they sound wonderful and I will give them a try. (I love, love, love mushrooms!)
Also, I'm not sure why, but I left the dehydrated pizza (Alissa's recipe) in the fridge over night and for some reason I just had to have some this morning and I loved it! :rolleyes: Makes me think that I need to let the flavors blend together a little more. But this afternoon I am going to take the one piece that is left and place it back in the dehydrator. I'll get the hang of this yet. ;)
All I know is after that pizza this morning and a small RP Brownie, I smiled at my husband and said, "It's official...I'm raw for life." LOL
Now I have no reason to struggle on the weekends when my SAD family is consuming pizza, and chocolate. :p This is what I was hoping the dehydrator would add to my diet and it has...it will just take me longer than one night to get the hang of using it. LOL And I tell my kids to be patient.
11-04-2006, 11:02 AM
Raw COOKS? Isn't that an oxymoron?
I read the title of this thread and almost made me choke on my green smoothie.
I'm not making fun of you, by any means, just the title of the thread..
Raw COOKS - THAT's a good one!!!
11-04-2006, 11:06 AM
L A S A G N E ! ! ! ! !
11-04-2006, 11:19 AM
Veganforlife~ LOL :D I didn't really think about it when I started the thread. But it's sort of wrong...huh!?!?! Tehehe!
Lasagna sounds wonderful...but I'm unsure how to make it. I read over Alissa's instructions (and can obviously make it), however, I have a dehydrator that is round with the hole in the middle. :rolleyes: I can't put a lasagna pan in mine. Any ideas? That would be the best! I love lasagna!
Who am I kidding...I love food! :p
Thanks you guys!
11-04-2006, 12:35 PM
caramel, brownies or fudge, caramel corn......... chips
they all have come out so good!!
i think what's the use for sad foods,... especially if they taste sooo good
i made caramels the other day, ate them in one sitting
same with the fudge... sooo good!! and i don't even like chocolate!!
i think, also knowing that the foods are very healthy, unlike sad
there are sooo many amazing recipes, and lots to improvise and experiment with!!! :)
11-04-2006, 12:50 PM
I have the dehydrator but not Alissa's lasagna recipe (gosh), but everyone elses it seems. Was it posted here? Rawpleasure has one too and think I got it from her website too. Thanks Rawpleasure. Sure wish we were closer so we could share both for a perfect win. I'm just patiently waiting to see Alissa's book go "public" (meaning I would love to see in my library, Barnes & Noble, besides online. I gotta get busy with my library getting it.)
11-04-2006, 01:08 PM
Ok...it's way to long to copy word for word, but here is the basic idea...
Thin slice zucchini and marinate in olive oil, cider vinegar, and honey. These are the noodles.
Make a marinara sauce and some raw cheese. Layer like normal lasagna. (A bit more difficult with raw cheese, but totally doable. :) )
Dehydrate for 18-24 hours.
My one issue is ... in a round dehydrator, how? But I think I have found a way around this! :D If it works, I will take pics and describe what I did. If it doesn't, well...let's never speak of it again! LOL :p Just kidding...the way I love food...how bad could it turn out!?!?!
You need to purchase Alissa's book! It's amazing. It gives my creativity a new bump!
11-04-2006, 01:25 PM
these are some of my favorites,
pesto stuffed mushrooms
pesto stuffed tomatoes
pesto stuffed baby squash, yellow crook neck is my favorite
I dehydrate these until they are delicious, about 1 to 2 hours, depending
I use a slightly different pesto recipe than Alissa's, however hers is excellent, I just use more garlic, less oil, and more basil
I also love to make the enchilada wraps, I add spices to mine, and I brush with oil, then I roll up all kinds of good veggies in them, I especially like mushrooms, spinach, red pepper, sun dried tomatoes, onion slices, crushed garlic, sunflower pate' I also add a bunch of cumen
I also love to make the onion bread, and use it as a tortilla shell
top with chopped greens or lettuce, chopped white onion, chopped tomatoes, and some salsa, and cashew sour cream, you can add avocado or quack if you like, this is one of my favorite.
I also make the onion bread as a pizza shell, and top with marinara sauce, and some pineapple, chopped onion, red pepper, olives, garlic, and what ever veggies I have around. mmmmmmmmmmm
I also make the rawviolis and top with marinara sauce, mmmmmmm
I also top the pesto stuffed veggies, with marinara sauce
or I take fresh pineapple slices, and top with marinara sauce, basically, I top everything with marinara sauce. LOL
it's soooooo good, I add double the spices and lots of cayenne to my marinara sauce.
Oh, yes, and spiced almonds are good
11-04-2006, 03:39 PM
Raw Food Real World has a lasagne recipe you don't have to dehydrate. I used Alissa's wonderful marinara sauce instead of the author's.
Sharon in Colorado
11-04-2006, 04:30 PM
1 cup raw tahini butter
1/2 - 3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup raw carob
Mix in food processor until a dough forms. Roll into little balls, then roll the balls into
Chill until firm
These are wonderful - and no nuts or chocolate (big trigger foods for most of us)!
11-04-2006, 05:05 PM
Shel Shel on occasion I like raw burgers, faux crab cakes, etc. from the dehydrator, they feel like a heartier meal. There was a recipe on here a while ago for stuffing nuggets, sort of flavored for the holidays. You might also try the Philly cheesesteak if you're looking for something hearty, I haven't tried it but it gets good revies.
If you find the right cracker recipe for you, you will be happy with your dehydrator. I also like to make "nacho" chips, sort of variations on the recipe in Raw Food Real World. Then on occasion cookies.
Gotta say, I'm firing up the dehydrator very rarely lately for recipes. It's useful to preserve stuff you might have in abundance. Apple chips are really nice since they're in season now, toss with a little diluted lemon juice. Then you could also tackle potato chips, though those require the right recipe (they're great for movies too if you like munching during movies).
11-04-2006, 10:03 PM
Someone else may have mentioned this, but if so, I missed it: Carrot Pecan Patties from Alissa's book!!!! MMM - wonderful, easy and nice & warm from the dehydrator. I also have that round kind of dehydrator with the hole in it, but these work well since you make them into patties any size you want. You've gotta try 'em if you haven't already. And the curry sauce on page 373 is perfect with them...
11-04-2006, 11:49 PM
Thanks for the lasagna "hints" which I can work with now. I'm sure with even round dehydrator you will rock the place down with the love that went into it. Yes, pictures, pictures.
I just may have Real Food book for the lasagna. I borrowed 1-2 books other day, so now I have to see what I have.
Yes, the book sounds great, but I am the "one" who just loves to see the hard copy, smell it, touch it and then decide. This is why I am waiting for it to become more "universal" around here.
Thanks all. Off to dream about lasagna.
11-05-2006, 06:25 AM
I saw in a previous thread about CARAMEL CORN......How do you make these caramels,or just a caramel "flavor"....or carmel corn???...YUM! I have not missed chocolate as I can do the raw carob or raw chocolate powder....but caramel!!! I would LOVE that flavor! T :D hank you in advance!!!
11-05-2006, 10:37 AM
Imposter "Caramel Corn" (which I now refer to as Almond-Seed Crunch)
2 cups of silvered almonds (didn't have slivered almonds, so I just roughly pulse chopped whole ones in the processor)
1/2 c pumpkin seeds, soaked
1/2 c raisin soak water - not the raisins (I ended up sometimes eating mine with raisins and liked it, so this batch I have in now, I added the raisins and their soak water)
1 tablespoon Celtic salt (I only used 1 tsp. and that was sufficient for me to provide the "sweet/salty/buttery" kinda taste).
(NOTE: I also added a little vanilla extract and that REALLY made it good! but it's delicious without it too!)
Spread a mixture of silvered almonds and pumpkin seeds on teflex sheets. Mix raisis soak water and salt. Pour over nuts and seeds. Dehydrate at 145 for 2 hours and then 115 for 8 hours until completely dry and crispy. (I did NOT do this, I only dehydrated at 105-110 and didn't calculate how long, but just left if until it was dry and crunchy)
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