View Full Version : Dehydrated veggies that come up crispy ... snow peas?
12-21-2009, 11:56 AM
Has anyone tried dehydrating snow peas? I've googled for dehydrated veggies to see what can be made as a crunchy snack and snow peas is what has come up so far. Anyone tried this veggie?
Or what other veggies comes out crunchy, anyone know? Most vegetables and fruits come out chewy and I'd really like to find something that dries to a crisp yet doesn't pose a threat to your teeth -- i.e., you don't feel your teeth will crack open trying to eat them <g>.
12-21-2009, 06:01 PM
I have not made them myself. Did try them in at the raw vegan store in a bag of mixed "tempura" veggies. They were good. Here is a link that shows the ingredients. Awesome Foods Vegetable Tempuraw (http://www.rawvegansource.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=1791)
12-21-2009, 07:02 PM
All marinated greens come out crispy even with super saucy mariandes
Tomatoes, thin sliced, firm up pretty quick
Eggplant in rounds or length wise slices ith a little seasoning or shoya are tasty too
12-22-2009, 07:53 AM
Thanks, everyone! So far, my list for crispy veggies is this:
Bell Peppers strips
Sweet Potato / Yam rounds
I've tried eggplant before but it dries chewy. I'm not sure that the zucchini would come out crunchy, perhaps if left in long enough? I know from potatoes that root vegetables all probably have a good chance of being crunchy so some of the above might serve for dip chips and maybe even for croutons, somehow. The onion and bell pepper, if they work and come out crispy, would work in combination with the rest just for snacks.
I'm very sensitive to dehydrated foods and even very slight fermentation, unfortunately. It's only the things that dry to a crisp that I have the least trouble with. Yet dehydrating foods would be such a good way to have an easier time of this raw food lifestyle. I know, I've been trying for years. Now maybe since a health concern has eased, maybe I can now have a body that is less sensitive to variations and can finally get ahead of the game <g>.
Dehydrated veggies would be a great boon to carry around esp. since I can't even eat fruit very well still. I've always done well with veggies, of course, but with my working situation, it's pretty much boom or bust and don't always have the resources to have the amount of veggies on hand I need to have. Making up foods that can last on the shelf for a bit would be a really great thing to be able to do. Ah well, hope springs eternal and all that ... <g>
I'll keep looking out for more veggies to use. Thanks! :)
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