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02-14-2006, 08:03 AM
Hello all. My name is Fatimah. I am an American but I reside in Cairo, Egypt. I am new to raw, but I really believe that it is for me. I have ordered Alissa's book, but I have to wait until March for it to get here. (My Mom is coming for a visit in March). I only have a blender. I do not have a dehydrator or nut milk maker or any other machines. Could someone give me ideas of what foods to prepare with no machine or just a blender? Also, where can I buy an inexpensive dehydrator. The Elixer is just too expensive for me at this time.
02-14-2006, 02:40 PM
I got by for the longest time with a cuisinart (food processor) and an inexpensive "American Harvest" dehydrator, I think they're about $30 at Walmart if you want to have your mom bring one out.
With those two things, I could pretty much make any raw gourmet recipe I wanted from raw recipe books.
lil fairy z girl
02-14-2006, 03:20 PM
hi, i don't have a food processor or a dehydrator, however i do have a blender. i ususally chop up finely the veg needed for the recipe and then mix them by hand with a wooden spoon. i do this when a food processor is called for. i know its not really the same but it still tastes good. also avocados are good as they are soft and can be combined with many salad items and herbs to make dips for raw veg, and to put in wraps made from big salad leaves. i also use my blender to make smoothies. the banana icecream is really easy to do and you can add other items to it too. i also eat alot of raw veg as it is and vary them in my salads.
i also read somewhere that if you dont have a dehydrator you can use the oven on the lowest temp possible with the door open, although i have never done this.
kind wishes, and welcome,
02-15-2006, 07:08 AM
Thanks for all of the responses. I will definitely get my Mom to bring out one of those dehydrators and food processors. My food experiences living in the south have been ones rich in flavor and fat. So, I am trying to put as much flavor into my food preparation so that those Southern Food Demons won't come lurking around.
As for the person on the group who is coming to Egypt soon, if you need anything, just let me know. (Help with travel, finding good hotels, anything.)
02-15-2006, 08:08 AM
Since you all have more experience than I, tell me what you think of this dehydrator. Will it take care of my needs?
02-15-2006, 08:45 AM
That is the dehydrator I have and I know for sure several other people here use it as well. Of course, I would LOVE to have the Excalibur, but it is too pricy, so this one works GREAT. Just as long as you have the temperature control, you are doing fine!
02-17-2006, 04:40 PM
Wowsers........in Egypt. WE are delighted and honored to have you.
Best to you and your raw adventures.
Light of an Angel
02-18-2006, 11:41 AM
Hi Fatimah! So nice to meet you!
I look forward to getting to know you better :p
All the best and lots of love
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