View Full Version : Need easy starter recipes - no dehydrator or juicer
02-05-2007, 12:19 PM
Just starting out here, and have to wait for my next paycheck to buy the book.
I've been looking through recipes and it seems like I'll need a dehydrator and a juicer. Guess that'll be a few more paychecks down the road.
The thing is I am excited to start and don't want to wait. What can I make without the dehydrator? I'm sure there are recipes out there, but I'm not having much luck finding them.
I did make the brownies last night and WOW were they good!!!
Thanks for everyone's help. This forum is great!
02-05-2007, 01:25 PM
Do you have a blender? If yes - green smoothies. :D
02-05-2007, 01:25 PM
What type of recipes are you looking for?
02-05-2007, 03:41 PM
I like just about everything.
The website showed enchiladas, pizza, and Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms, i'm pretty sure I need a dehydrator for those.
I'm so used to eating cooked foods, I can't think of anything that isn't! I used to make soup all the time. Maybe someone can help me out with that?
I haven't had dinner without a pasta or a rice in so long. All I can think of is a salad.
I'll keep reading the forum and hunting the web too.
02-05-2007, 04:28 PM
Hey, as far as the juicers go...check amazon or ebay...i found my starter juicer (a breville-kinda looks like the omega 1000) for $22 (including shipping) that normally retails for $120 or $180 (can't remember) because it was a refurbished model. [I say starter because I plan on getting the Omega 8005 later]
So far, it has worked nicely and isn't too bad for clean-up.
Now as far as the dehydrator goes...i had to pinch pennies and save for that one...and i splurged on myself...got the 9-tray excalibur model for xmas with my bonus. i love it.
soups are easy...if you have a blender you can make RAW soups. and very delish, I may add. i guess it's not much different than a green smoothies I've found out.
I just posted this in the "best soups" thread:
This recipe is BY FAR the best soup I have yet to try and I eat raw soups alot. This soup is very thick and very filling.
Here's (http://freshtopia.net/vlog/?p=78) the video
Here's the text, (I made a few changes, they are in blue):
Simple Tomato Soup:
2cups cherry or heirloom tomatoes (I used 2 vine ripe tomatoes)
2cups sun-dried tomatoes (soaked) reserve 1/2cup for the sauce
1/2cup raw cashews (soaked)
1/2cup olive oil (1/4 C)
1cup tomato soak water
small clove garlic
1/4cup shallot (chopped) (I used sweet onion)
sea salt and pepper to taste
Throw it all in a blender!
Smokin' Hott Tomato sauce
1/2cup sun-dried tomatoes (soaked)
1/2cup olive oil (1/4... maybe even less, I used more soak water than oil)
1Tablespoon chili flakes (I used 1 1/2 t chili powder)
1Tablespoon honey or agave syrup
1teaspoon smoked sea salt (regular sea salt)
filtered water or tomato soak water to thin
2Tablespoons chives (chopped) to garnish
Put this in a mini food processor or blender and drizzle over the top of the soup. Garnish with chives. YUM
You'll need a food processor for that, you may be able to use a blender... but it is quite thick so if you have a food processor I recommend that... at least for the tomato sauce (second recipe)... watch the video... it's great!
02-05-2007, 05:28 PM
this may not sound too exciting, but I love it:
mixed greens in a bowl with cucumbers and whatever else you like and then squeeze an orange over the whole thing. I dont know why I love it so much, but I really do. It is really filling if I cut up an avocado in the salad too. I dont think I will ever be tempted to buy salad dressing again.
02-05-2007, 06:18 PM
I love sliced bananas topped with a piece of fresh medjool date on each slice - mmm decadent.
Guacamole is easy to make, with avocado, (optional) tomato, red onion, lime and its zest, garlic, and a bit of (optional) Celtic salt.
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