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11-02-2007, 06:37 PM
This is going to be my first winter raw and I was wondering if anyone had any good receipes for winter type veggies.....How would you eat like a winter squash uncooked......I don't have a dehydrator so I am doing this cave man style......I appreciate the help....THANKS!!!!
11-02-2007, 07:29 PM
For squash I've been peeling the hard skin and then chopping into smaller pieces and putting in the food processor.
There's a number of great recipes using sweet potatoes following this link:
The curry is fabulous! and the waldorf salad was so tasty and light...both a big hit here;)
Also I've made spaghetti from spaghetti squash...by peeling it and then breaking it apart by hand. It's remarkably like noodles...uncooked of course.
11-02-2007, 07:32 PM
How do you peel that hard skin of a squash? I am scared of using a knife to cut that stuff. I always thing that the hard shell will make the knife slip and cut me.
11-03-2007, 01:41 PM
well, i use a knife actually. for sweet potatoes: i hold the potato upright with the bottom against my cutting board and peel downward. for squash: it depends on the size and shape but i usually cut it into smaller pieces and use the above technique...it works well for me.
if you are worried about the knife, a potato peeler might work:)
11-03-2007, 09:53 PM
I have always loved orange winter squash. I always baked them whole, would not have cut into one for anything, too dangerous! I saw a demo on Victory Garden: cut off just the end, of both ends, by just sticking the tip of the knife into it, to get the cut started, it worked! Now you have a way to have it standing up safe and flat on the bottom, and a place for the peeler to start at the top. A good old peeler that takes off a good thick layer works best, not a nice, new thin skinner. plastic handled one. You can do half and turn it end for end, rather than slam your knuckles on the cutting board with every down stroke, as I did. This is a butternut I'm talking about, which was the only one for me til I found the delicata, or carnival, Haven't done the carnival yet, hmm, how to peel those ridges? I made a satisfying raw soup with all the veggies I would have used for a cooked soup, lots of onions plus garlic, for warming us. FP it and when eating add some hot miso soup, and some floaties.
11-05-2007, 11:53 PM
Nappa cabbage, zuccini, garlic, jalapeno, bok choy, lemon juice, cilantro, ground wakame, and hot water. It made my nose run and warmed me right up, it was great. Back to cutting up winter squash-- good knives are probably the most essential tool in any raw or sad kitchen. I love my anolon santoku knives, it is heavy enough to cut through the squash skin, forget the peeler.
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