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10-29-2005, 06:36 PM
Is it really nessary to have a dehydrater? Or can you do raw without it? I have a very small kitchen and home and don't have alot of extra room for things I don't have to have. What do you think? :rolleyes:
I just got a dehydrator after 5 months of Raw lifestyle. I definately did not need one but I wanted one. I have used it twice and am sure I will appreciate it this winter but you can definately do Raw without it.
10-29-2005, 07:39 PM
You don't need one. I've been raw over 4 months without one. I'm getting one now only because a great deal of dehydrated things will appeal to my family (enchiladas and banana crepes for instance!), and I am wanting to give them more transitional things to enjoy.
But it's possible to make a great many things fresh and just eat them. I've been doing fine on smoothies, grated veggies with raw sauces, and just plain old fruits, vegetables, greens and some nuts, eaten mono-style.
Best of luck to you.
10-29-2005, 08:21 PM
You don't need one. I was about 40 days raw before I got mine, and it's really our toy to play with and experiment with. We've discovered a really good recipie. Hot Sweet Potato Chips. MMMMMMMMM
But you know, I feel at my best eating simple foods whole or blended or juiced.
Hope this helps.
10-29-2005, 08:45 PM
As everyone has stated, no a dehydrator is not necessary to eat a raw diet. But it does add more variety if that is what one needs. For example, you can make crackers and flat breads, as Tim said, chips, and a host of other things. It just really depends. You can get started now and if later on down the line things change with the kitchen size or you decide you'd like to add a little more variety to your diet, then you can get one...a small one too, doesn't have to be a big one!
10-30-2005, 12:17 AM
You certainly don't NEED one, as all have stated, however, please know that not all of them are monsters.
I have a baby tiny one, that I take with me traveling, it is 12" by 12" by only 5" tall, it fits anywhere, and is a baby Excalibur 4 tray, I love it. You can make anything in it like crackers fruit leathers etc. but it is a baby one, if you have a small space, you may be able to keep it inside your stove. I know someone who took the door off her stove, and put her big excalibur in there. So, easy.
10-30-2005, 03:33 AM
Thanks guys, I guess variety is the spice of life and we don't want to get bored with our food. Where do I find the tiny one? That might work if I decide to try it. :D
10-30-2005, 01:02 PM
The baby one, is an Excalibur, here is a pic to show you the size difference, I have three, two big and one small in my kitchen.
the baby one is in the center of the two big ones. see how tiny and cute it is? nice and small.
Anyway, I would just email Alissa at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask her if she can get you one and how much it is.
If you can't get one from her, I would contact Excalibur directly, at www.excalibur.com.
I got my dehydrater awhile ago, but only used it once.
You don't need it, but it is a neat toy to have. :)
I have the 4 tray excalibur and got it for a really good price.
The delivery charge was free too.
I don't have their number with me, but when I find it I'll post it.
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