View Full Version : Sweetgoddess, about your nuggets...
They were my first project in my new dehydrator! I made them last night, dehydrated on teflex, flipped after about 4 hours, then dehydrated 5 more hours. Some looked "ready" this morning, but the others (bigger ones, maybe) are still in there.
Here's my question, mine look pretty different than the ones you posted in your picture. (I will post a photo when I get home tonight.) Yours are much darker in color and look a bit crunchier than mine. And mine taste, well, kind of like mushed up cauliflower. ;) I didn't add anything to the recipe you posted except a little dried basil, so maybe that was the downfall. Do you normally put more herbs and spices in there to flavor them up a bit? I love the idea of these nuggets and that they're so full of veggies, so I want to get them right. Well, if not "right," at least as tasty as they deserve to be!
Sorry to ask such silly questions, but I'm REALLY new to this dehydrating thing. I imagine it takes a bit of practice to master.
10-05-2005, 01:21 PM
Not a silly question at all!
I did dry mine to be very crispy, as thats how I like them and the flavor changes. Mine didnt taste like cauliflower. Maybe your head of cauliflower was a lot bigger than the one I used?
I am quite sure I listed the recipe exactly as I made it.
I would suggest drying them more to see if the flavor will change for you. You can stick the others back in. Perhaps sprinkle them with something, garlic, Celtic Sea Salt etc if you are concerened they dont taste how you want them.
Sorry I can't help you more.
Let me know how it all turns out.
Thanks for the suggestions! I will dehydrate them until they are very crispy. I can imagine that the flavor would be quite different than when they are softer. They did make my house smell fantastic, by the way! I woke up this morning to the wonderful smell of them "cooking" and jumped out of bed to go admire them. ;)
10-05-2005, 03:04 PM
Let us know how they turn out for you.
Okay, so I put the nuggets back in the dehydrator for a few more hours until they crisped up, and WOW they are great!! We are having them on top of "Caesar" salad for dinner. Now I just need to figure out how to make raw ketchup to dip them in for lunch tomorrow, or maybe I will try your honey mustard suggestion.
Thanks so so much for posting the recipe. I'm having so much fun trying all the great recipes that everyone has come up with. :)
10-05-2005, 05:15 PM
Kris, I agree about waking up to that "food cooking" smell. When I have certain things in the dehydrator I wake up thinking, "Hmmm someone's cooking."
Yeah, WinterSun! I love it! It's kind of like that weekend bacon/eggs/hashbrowns smell I remember from growing up. Except without the cholesterol. ;)
Blend until smooth:
§ 2 tomatoes, chopped
§ 1 c sun-dried tomatoes, soaked
§ Juice of ½ lemon
§ 1 pitted date, soaked
§ Salt and pepper
Never tried it. Sounds good though. Let us know how it turns out. By the way, what you don't eat in a couple of days, put in the dehydrator and dry to a leather. Put this in a sealed glass jar in the cabinet and when you need it just add water, soak, and blend. Have done this with marinara sauce. Works good.
10-05-2005, 05:34 PM
I made the nuggets before and they were YUM. I did honey-mustard but Doe, thanks for the ketchup recipe AND especially for the tip on preserving leftovers of ketchup, marinara sauce, etc. I have some salsa in a jar in the fridge now that I need to get rid of...next time I'll know what to do! I guess with something chunky like salsa though, that would be the base but I could always add more veggies when I soak and blend.
It makes a good base for soup too, or for seasoning, or especially with leftover salsa stir in some ground flax seed and dehydrate until crisp for crackers. The chunks and spiciness are nice.
10-05-2005, 06:01 PM
GREAT ideas. Thank you so much Doe!
Kris, so glad they turned out good and you liked them. :)
~*May the Blessings od Radiant Health Be Yours*~
10-05-2005, 06:07 PM
How long (approx) did you keep them in the dehydrator? I know the recipe says flip after 4-5 hours, is that a half-way point? So is the total 10 hours?
Thanks! I am so excited to make these!
10-05-2005, 06:09 PM
Yes, that would be the halfway point Sicilian Girl, but approximately! I have a different dehydrator than most so must take that into account. Hope you like them!
~*May the Blessings of Radiant Health Be Yours*~
10-05-2005, 06:17 PM
Great! Thank you!
Yesssss ketchup! Woohoo -- thank you!!
10-06-2005, 01:32 PM
OMG!!! I made these last night and pulled them out this morning (really should have left them in a bit longer, but I had to go to work!) THEY ARE SO GOOD!
I couldn't find sesame seeds so I increased the almonds and sunflower and seasoned them up and YUM! I ended up using a bit more Braggs and a ton of herbs to get it really flavorful. I highly recommend this recipe to everyone!
I did a bit of searching but couldn't
find the nugget recipe. I'm sure I was
stumbling all over the top of it. :)
Can someone please point me in the right
10-06-2005, 01:59 PM
Here is the recipe as Sweetgoddess posted in another thread:
"In a food processor, blend a red pepper, a small head of cauliflower, a large stalk of broccoli, a quarter of a sweet onion, 3 carrots, 1 cup soaked almonds, 1 cup soaked sunflower seeds, 1/4 cup sesame seeds,3 cloves garlic, 2 Tbsp Braggs or namu shoyu, any herbs or spices you like, 1 tsp cumin.
Form this mixture into nugget shapes ( like chicken nuggets) and dehydrate on teflex or parchment covered trays until a little crispy. Flip after 4-5 hours.
Serve with honey-mustard dipping sauce ( blend mustard powder into raw honey) or whatever sauce your kids will eat.
They will not know they are made from veggies!"
If you click on this link: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5717&highlight=nuggets
and scroll down a bit you can see SG's pictures of the nuggets.
Thank you Rawkinlocs. These look great! :p
Maybe my first project too.
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