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08-20-2008, 12:38 PM
Does anyone know of a book with recipes for someone without a dehydrator? I find it a bit frustrating when I keep finding recipe after recipe, but so many of them require dehydrating. I'd like to buy a recipe book, but only if I know that there are lots of recipes that I can actually do (especially if the book has an entire section of non-dehydrator recipes...that would be best).
Thanks so much!
08-20-2008, 12:52 PM
I would say most of the books I own have lots of "no dehydrator necessary" recipes. Alissa's Book is GREAT - LOTS of recipes some use the dehydrator and some don't. Her recipes are also pretty easy, and there is TONS of other great information. There are also TONS of recipes on line, on this site and others. It does take some time to search around a little, but if you START with Alissa's book, you will be well on your way.
08-20-2008, 01:35 PM
Alissa's book has about 365 recipes, many of which are not dehydrated. Know that any "loaf" or burger recipe you make can be made into a wrap instead ~ no dehydration needed.
Also, Storm and Jinjee don't use a dehydrator. Might check out their ebooks.
08-20-2008, 02:44 PM
Alissa's book is really good, so I would definitely start with that. Also, she does a DVD that shows you how to cook many different recipes without dehydrator, and some with dehydrator.
Also, I really like Ani Phyo's book. It is a really simple raw food book that doesn't dehydrate most of the recipes.
But, if I were you and you were looking to go into the long-term raw food lifestyle, I would get a cheap dehydrator. It really opens up another world of cooking, many more food choices, etc, so you don't get bored.
08-20-2008, 03:45 PM
I have to chime in the the books that have been mentioned....eventhough I have a dehydrator, I don't use it as much as the fp and the vitamix and the two books mentioned above are a couple of my favorites and I use them alot.
08-20-2008, 07:29 PM
If anyone finds an inexpensive dehydrator that allows you to start the temperature at around 100 degrees, let me know. All the ones I looked at started around 145 degrees which makes them worthless for raw food.
08-20-2008, 10:51 PM
I have a great book called Raw Food Made Easy by Jennifer Cornbleet. None of her recipies use a dehydrator and the recipies are very simple. There is some soaking. I have found her book very helpful to begin with.
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