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12-19-2007, 04:33 PM
Would anyone happen to have this recipe or be able to direct me to wherever it is? I can't find it under the banana. Have a good day.:)
12-19-2007, 05:02 PM
Here is Snowdrop's ranch dressing per your request. Hope you are having a fine day. Enjoy the dressing!
Blessings and peace,
Snowdrop's ranch dressing/dip
for those missing that hidden valley feeling. soak time 1-2 hrs
5 Minutes to Prepare
1-1/2 c nuts (cashew or mac or combo)
soak them for a creamier dressing (1-2 hr is fine, then drain)
3/4 - 1 c filtered water for blending
3 T lemon juice
(translates into approx 1/2 lemon)
1/3 c cider vinegar
1/3 c evoo
3 T agave ( or 3 soaked dates)
2 cloves garlic
1 t garlic pwd
3 t onion pwd
1 t dill
1 T sea salt
1/2 t basil
and to add after it's done:
1/4 c finely minced parsley
another 1/2 t dill, minced
makes 3 cups
serving size 2 T
vitamix blend all ingredients till creamy and smooth except the last 2,
then once blended, stir in the last 2 ingredients.
thickens in fridge.
thin to desired consistency if using as a dressing- or toss into wet lettuce leaves as is.
Number of Servings: 24
12-19-2007, 05:52 PM
That was nice and quick Marcia. Thank you very much! I am having a good day. I have a pizza crust in the dehydrator. But I just jammed up my juicer with almonds trying to make almond butter. My husband came to the rescue and unjammed it for me. It turned out to be almond flour. That's good though. I can use it that way. But I think making the almond butter will be better in the vita-mix. What do you think? I have noticed that others do it in the vita-mix but that it takes time and cooling off periods for the motor. I'll read up on it more. My best to you. (Next,I will make the ranch dressing.)
12-19-2007, 08:10 PM
i see a kind soul posted this...
i haven't been home this evening to answer you, honey.
12-19-2007, 08:34 PM
islesgirl, A funny coincidence: I made pizza crusts in my dehydrator today too! :)
I haven't personally made almond butter in my Vita-Mix because I don't have much patience. :) And, it seems tricky. :)
The only help I can be is to offer the post of Moonstone, on another forum. Here is Moonstone's post: By the way I think this was directions from the Vita-Mix Company. I did notice in a later post on the same thread that Moonstone did not add the oil called for and said it turned out fine. Perhaps you will find additional helpful information when you do your search. Without further ado, Moonstone's post: Blessings, Marcia
How to make Almond Butter in the Vita-Mix
So I've had lots of experimenting in the Vita-Mix trying to make nut butters and have ended up over-heating the machine and the process taking a very long time. I saw a blend-tec demonstration and was convinced it was the machine. So I emailed Vita-Mix to tell them I was unsatisfied.... I found out I wasn't making the nut butter correct.
Here is the tried and true way to make nut butter:
You should always start the machine on variable #1 and very quickly increase the center dial to #10 and then immediately flip the left switch from variable to HIGH. This operation should only take 3 seconds. If you are running the recipe on the variable low settings as you are describing below the machine overheats at about 15-20 seconds and shuts down.
Try making the recipe with the appropriate settings and you will see that the appliance will produce the most awesome almond, peanut, pecan, and cashew butter. For best results you should you no less than 4 ½ cups of raw nuts and 3 tablespoons of oil. Additionally, please make sure that you are using the tamper.
12-19-2007, 11:17 PM
what is a vita mixer
12-23-2007, 06:18 PM
What is evoo? Avocado maybe?
12-23-2007, 06:42 PM
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
12-23-2007, 06:50 PM
you have some great recipes...i'll have to try this on a veggie sandwich next month
12-24-2007, 02:18 AM
Oh ok! LOL :D
12-28-2007, 02:13 PM
what is a vita mixer
This is the raw foodists main tool. It is pricey ranging from $360 on up. It is a super powerful blender although I am loath to call it a blender as it would be like calling a tricycle a sportscar!
go to www.vitamix.com; also do a search here just type in Vita Mix and you find many discussions on the pro's and cons.
The staple tools for a raw foodist, although not all nessasary are: Vita Mix(www.vitamix.com), food processor (www.cuisinart.com) and dehydrator(www.excalibur.com).
Please also look at www.alissacohen.com as you know this site is provided by her. She has an online shop and sells equipment and raw food.
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