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10-24-2004, 01:37 AM
I need some help here. My children are fairly raw--about 2 smoothies/day, lots of fruit, basically only carrots and cauliflower for veggies, and nuts. What i can't get them away from yet is the toast thing. I took away peanut butter and now they have almond butter and toast and jam(yuck!) and they have fresh almond milk with rice krispies (yuck!). How do i get rid of the rice krispies and toast? I really need some help here. Also, any good substitutes for a 'ranch dressing'?? Need more kid friendly variety in their meals--kinda plateaued here...
10-24-2004, 07:55 AM
Here is my favorite ways to make fruit puddings:
Put the following into a food processor (a blender leaves too much in the bottom....I don't want to waste a drop of this)
About 2-3 cups frozen or fresh berries (I love it with strawberries-raspberry leaves it too seedy).
The flesh of one avocado (trust me on this, it makes it creamy).
1/3 cup almond butter.
a couple tbsp coconut oil (optional, for extra richness, I do it both ways-I rarely do this because it freezes and leaves little oil balls in it).
enough water to blend.
sweetener to taste - I usually don't need it.
vanilla extract or the seeds from a vanilla bean - don't add it if I don't have it and still tastes great.
Blend until smooth and creamy! Its delicious and filling, and so
healthy you can eat it for breakfast.
My daughter loves this and she's not raw!!!!!
10-24-2004, 08:18 PM
Thanks Kristi! I will try that as soon as i replenish my supply of almond butter!
10-24-2004, 08:40 PM
Oh then you simply MUST try the raw rendetion of pb&j! Now, Alissa and Analeah used almond butter and rasberries on top of any kind of (raw) cracker or essene bread you choose. But I like it on the banana-flax crackers or on "slices" of what I normally use for grawnola when it's still soft, pliable and not yet crunchy; and instead of using rasberries, I use raisins but I'm sure you could use any berrie or fruit (especially the kind of fruit that makes the jam they currently eat)
I also make grawnola and once it's really, really dry and crunchy, I sometimes break it up and have it with banana "milk" as I don't care for almond milk...but they could use almond milk if they like it.
I think that's WONDERFUL that your children are mostly raw and enjoy being so. I'm still working on mine. Actually, my girl's are easier than my oldest (13) son. He's a challenge for me, but my girls like a lot of the things I prepare as does my youngest (23 mos) son.
10-25-2004, 02:16 AM
is the grawnola, from allissa's book?
10-25-2004, 05:57 AM
There is one in their yes, its dehydrated. And really tasty but I think rawkinlocs makes a different one. I also make one thats really easy and not dehydrated, its not in the book. I just take whatever i have a make it. For instance:
Ground up sunflower seeds
Chopped up cashew
Chopped up walnuts
Any other nuts (pine nuts - just crush the nuts so they are not whole but chopped up a bit) i like the sunflower seeds pretty fine, that gives it a base.
And almond milk
Put in a bowl and eat.
10-25-2004, 07:25 AM
Yeah, mine is a little different from Alissa's. I like to blend everything up and then thinly spread it on the dehydrator sheet and dry it.
I don't have a "recipe" per se, but this is generally what I do:
Soak oat groats, dates, buckwheat(sometimes) and flax seeds (golden) overnight.
Then, I blend the oats, dates, flax seeds, buckwheat with a little water if needed. I then add a banana, strawberries (sometimes) and blend that. I test for sweetness and if not sweet enough, blend in more dates. Once it's right, I mix in (not blend) raisins, chopped nuts (sometimes), millet (for added crunchiness), shredded coconut (sometimes), finely chopped apples, cinnamon and a dash of sea salt.
Sometimes I end up grabbing some before it's totally dry and this is when it's in soft stage and I spread almond butter on it. But once it's totally dry and crunchy I either eat it as is or break up into a bowl and eat it with banana "milk" using a spoon like cereal!
10-25-2004, 08:59 AM
you MUST make the crepes! they are soooo good and kids love them!
10-25-2004, 11:27 AM
great ideas people! thank you--i don't have a dehydrator. Do i need the excalibur or will a store brand work OK?? I know Jinjee and Storm with the Garden Diet don't use it, but i think it would be nice here and there for company and variety. So any help with good local brand names would be great.
As an aside, i see Alissa's join date was july 2004, was this board just recently created then?? Just curious...
Thanks again all
10-25-2004, 12:02 PM
Here's the model I (and a few others here) own: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=1120727
It works great, has temp. control, motor/fan is on the top lid so you don't worry about spills getting on it like other round models where the motor/fan is on the bottom. Only $39.95 + about $6 shipping if you order it online from Walmart, but if you decide to get it from a local store, I think it's like $10 bucks more (which really ends up being about $4 more when you do the math).
10-25-2004, 12:44 PM
Thanks Rawkinlocs! I will check out my local Walmart and see if they have it!
10-30-2004, 10:14 AM
i don't see that it comes with teflex sheets--what do you use in recipes that call for this?? Definitely more affordable than the excalibur which is $209 but comes with a timer--new feature. I can upgrade later when i have more money.
11-05-2004, 05:14 AM
just made kristies pudding to the letter..wow !! its gorgeous and not a banana in sight!! - am going to put coconut butter on my list of must have more of
02-15-2006, 01:18 AM
more great ideas moms (& dads)!
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