View Full Version : How long will raw food recipes keep?
03-12-2008, 10:56 PM
IV been whipping up a storm of raw food recipes and I am just wondering how long will they keep. In particular the dehydrated recipes like the carrot & pecan burgers, ect. Do they need to be refrigerated? In fact do dehydrated foods need to be refrigerated at all? Because I work, I like being able to use the weekend to make up a bunch of foods that I can rely on for most of the week. Of course I also include fresh fruits, salads, and juices. I also purchased the large bag of carob from Alissa's store. How long will that last? I appreciate your help!
03-13-2008, 05:06 AM
This is something I always wonder also, I fear that I might get rid of things too soon if I haven't finished it even though it might still be good.
I usually make about 3-4 days of prepared food at a time.
03-13-2008, 05:14 PM
I have frozen kale salad and defrosted it up to 2 weeks later and it was fine. Also, I know that raw foods that are stored in air tight storgae can last for up to a couple of weeks in the refrigerator. You'll have to Google to get the name of the gadget that seals out the air. You can get it at a supermarket.
03-13-2008, 07:13 PM
I don't have a specific answer for your question/s, but I have a great tip for preserving both your dehydrated and your home-processed foods to keep them fresher/longer.
It is a product, and it does cost money. No I don't gain anything other than the joy of sharing, from endorsing this product.
(Actually I hope Alissa herself, or someone involved in her business, stumbles upon this post, and maybe even consider adding this product to the webshop some day? :D)
It's supposedly the most effective (and cheapest!) vaccum sealer on the market. Imo. it's genious! It's the 3rd most valued mechanic thing in my kitchen. My blender(s) come first, my juicer is the runner-up and my dehydrator is no. 4.
These are the benefits, in my experience:
Fresh juices and smoothies are kept fresher for longer. Things simply taste better when preserved this way, even if it's just for a day or a few hours.
It is great for storing dehydrated stuff!
It saves you space in the cupboard, fridge or freezer.
It prevents freezeburns and crystalization(?) of fluids and icecream.
It cuts soaking-time of most things pretty much in half. Especially dehydrated things. I think it is because the water is somehow "sucked" into whatever it is you're soaking.
It marinates things sooo well. The flavor seems more "intense" when it's marinated this way, as opposed to non-vaccum-marinated stuff.
You can use your bio-degradable freezerbags to store and/or marinate things in.
Don't be fooled by the terribly amateur-looking website, and the 70's design of the vaccum pump itself :D It is a GREAT product! It is/does everything claimed on the website, and then some.
The first one I owned was a gift I got 10+ years back, from an american friend of mine (I live in Denmark). I lost that one when moving, a while back, and decided to buy a different brand/type with a more modern design. That was a BIG mistake. I went through 3 different ones/brands, all of wich were much more expensive, and no way near as good! I finally found their website and got myself me a new one. Yay! It was like meeting a long lost friend.
Darn... wasn't supposed to be that long... guess I got carried away :rolleyes:
Meant in the best way possible.
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