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06-25-2007, 10:09 AM
We are getting ready for a vacation to the Smoky Mountains in September in a 31 foot RV. It will be three dogs, four children and my husband and I for three weeks.
Space is limited, so I need to think about what raw food equipment to bring. I think I need my food processor (I can make green smoothies in it), juicer, citrus juicer, and I am debating whether or not to bring the dehydrator (excalibur 9-tray). We love kale chips, granola and flax crackers, so I am worried if I can make enough to last three weeks for my family of 6.
What do you think? Only issue for us is we like our kale chips crispy and fresh from the dehydrator. Is there any way to prevent staleness?
06-25-2007, 10:17 AM
have a wonderful trip...I wouldn't take any equipment personally...I understand though you have more than just yourself to think about (unlike me).. maybe take a blender/processor for smoothies if you must...
I'm assuming you will have a fridge.. I was thinking
- granola (you can make up ahead of time)
- experiment with another chip maybe that you can make ahead of time and not have to worry about going soft on you
- easy grab & eat fruit like oranges/apples/pears/bananas/grapes/etc.
- easy grab & eat veggies (you could chop up carrots, celery, bell peppers, etc. and keep in a baggie to crunch on)
- if you have space you could pre-wash and dry lettuce and have it packaged and ready to go.
That's all I got...I'm sure others who have traveled with family will have some good stuff for you
Happy Raw Living
06-25-2007, 10:55 AM
Revvell Interviews Victoria Boutenko in which she discusses travelling raw. it might be useful to you. :)
06-25-2007, 12:27 PM
What a wonderful trip!! I have been looking online and ogling the rvs..the small camper van type mainly, since it is only me.. and reading this book How can I Be Lost if I don't KNow Where I'M Going, about a woman who takes to the road, living in her RV.
hmm..back to your question..lol.. I was wondering how Raw you are, and thinking that having the Dehydrator there would be so nice, since you could have yummy things like the raw fajitas waiting for you at the end of the day, and that might help you (and the kids) better resist the pull of the tourist food..lol..:p Three weeks, with kids, and only/mainly fruits/veggies and simple things might be a bit to expect, but only you know the level of raw and the tendency to crave more solid things that can be made in the Dehydrator..
Definitely the food processor and blender though..smoothies and pates and applesauce..and pudding... yumm... getting hungry here..
Best to you on your fabulous adventure!!!
btw..I love your signature..:D
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