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10-22-2007, 12:04 PM
So what do you guys/gals make on a regular basis (family favorites) that don't have nuts and seeds in them. I apparently can't tolerate a lot of nuts and so now I'm wondering what else to do besides fruit leather!
Also, my husband raised the point, after struggling thru a 2nd piece of raw pizza from Alissa's book, that the nuts just weren't ground finely enough for him. Has anyone else found this to be the case? Should I process the nuts in the vitamix to a more powdery consistency, rather than mealy like couscous? At this point, I'm almost afraid to try it!
10-22-2007, 12:16 PM
Danielle, have you tried sprouted grains? Quinoa and buckwheat are fantastic! I have been substituting buckwheat for almost everything lately and quinoa tastes like rice to me which I have missed so much since going raw. They'll both sprout in less than 24 hours so there isn't much lag time when you find something you want to make. I also don't care for the "mealy" texture of nuts and prefer the bread like texture of the sprouted buckwheat. Good luck and I hope you find something that works for you!
10-22-2007, 12:43 PM
Are you asking about crackers/breads specifically? My new favorite is zuchini chips. I love to peel, and slice my zuchini....and sprinkle with alittle sea salt and NUTRITIONAL YEAST...YUM, YUM..and DH helped me finish off my bag of chips (and he HATES veggies):D
10-22-2007, 01:03 PM
10-22-2007, 02:00 PM
I use my dehydrator to dry my home grown herbs & excess fruit & veggies. Today I made dried mushrooms which are great added to salads as a crispy topping. I also made 'crisps' (chips) from kiwi fruit (chineses gooseberry) which are a truly scrummy snack & are also great as a topping for raw dessert. I made 'cookies' from ground up goji berries, agave & coconut. YUM
10-22-2007, 02:16 PM
Justine-I've got some barley and some wheat berries, but I'm not sure yet what to do with them or how truly to pre-plan everything so it's ready when I want to have it! I've been a cupboard cook all my life (learned it from my mom who never liked to cook) so I am used to just throwing things together. Obviously this takes a bit more forethought and is a bit daunting.
Wendi-I'm asking about ANYTHING! :)
10-23-2007, 04:04 PM
Wendi, I would like to make the zuchinni chips with nutritional yeast. How thick do you cut your zuchinni? Why do you peel them? And how long does it take to dehydrate them? Thanks!
10-23-2007, 05:12 PM
I dried cranberries. They do have seeds, but they're tiny ones!
10-23-2007, 10:12 PM
"tortilla" chips are AWESOME. Raw corn, some spices (cumin, black pepper, garlic, etc...), yellow peppers, and a little bit of flax seed, processed in food processor and dehydrated. AWESOME.
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