View Full Version : I don't wanna throw away the PULP!
04-12-2005, 06:17 AM
After juicing, some of the pulp blends (carrot, parsley, apple, kale, etc.) that come out of my champion juicer seem like they could be spiced up with herbs, seeds or sprouts and dehydrated into really great breads or crackers. Is this a good idea??? I feel wasteful just throwing it all in the trash - I'm expecting an excalibur in the mail today. Hooray!!!
04-12-2005, 06:57 AM
Absolutely, people do this! I don't have any specific recipes for you, but some others might. Or, just experiment with a few different tastes and see what you like best... and report back :)
04-12-2005, 03:45 PM
Juicing can make a LOT of pulp. The only times i have been able to keep up with all the pulp produced by making a single glass of juice for each of four or five people are special occasions. With crackers, you might have some luck -- others have said as much. I'm not using my dehydrator right now so i can't report one way or the other.
The Better than Beef recipe Alissa gives in her book uses a lot of carrot pulp, and you can use that to make tostadas or roll-ups or sloppy joes or something similar. (The sub-recipes for tostadas are posted on the rawsacramento recipe page, I think.)
Carrot cake is also delicious, depending on how much liquid the juicer leaves in your pulp.
Do post what you find. There's another big bag of carrots in the garage and the thought of wasting all that pulp is saddening -- straight out of the colorado river and the fertile fields of california and into my compost pile!
04-13-2005, 06:20 PM
:) I use all my pulp for crackers. I have been making a lot of Vegetable juices - so I take the pulp & mix w/ soaked flaxseeds. They are FAB !!! :p Great w/ Guacamole & Hummus/dips, etc. :p
I also make breads from the pulp using ground flaxseeds & nut milk meal. Also great. I hope you have a dehydrater, as it is so great to not waste all that good pulp. I also take the pulp & run in the food processor to blend parsley & celery better. ( I still have a cheap juicer.)
I have learned to experiment & trust my instincts on what flavors go together.I add a lot of spices. If I see a recipe & don't have all the ingrediants, I just use what I have & sub. Hope that helps. Happy Crackering...LOL
Lana Q :)
04-17-2005, 08:48 AM
Thanks everyone! The Excalibur was delayed a few days in shippment - but I'm expecting it tomorrow - Then I'll be making more crackers than the Keebler Elves - and better one's too!!! :D
04-17-2005, 08:14 PM
:) Yes, the crackers are soooo much better than the Keebler Elves. I was so intimidated when I got my dehydrator, but it is a blast to experimant. Very quiet/soothing sound. You will love using all that pulp.
Forgot to mention, I use my fruit juice pulp for cakes & cookies. I wish I had recipes, as I just "wing it." I save my pulp sometimes until the next day if I don't have time to make anything. I hope this helps. My husband likes my crackers much better than Triscuits & he was a Triscuit FREAK.
Happy Crackering :p
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