I've tried the following recipes from Alissa's book and here's my opinion(whether you want it or not ):
stuffed pesto mushrooms page 289 -- too salty but maybe I didn't do it right. The mushrooms didn't "cook" well for me but it was the first recipe I had ever done in the dehydrator.
avocado chutney page 291 -- very good but too spicy for me. I think I could just cut down the amount of chili powder. It also made a large quantity even with 2 of us eating it.
cream cheese page 319 -- good but a little plain for me...felt like it was missing something.
sweet potato chips page 339 -- good but weren't crunchy like I expected. I was learning with the dehydrator so it could have been me.
marinara sauce page 367 - great but I did cut back on the cayenne and I could have cut back more.
mock salmon pate page 380 - Dynamite! I took it to a party and it was snarfed up in seconds! It made a lot!! They couldn't believe it was raw!
stuffed portabella mushroom caps page 389 - too salty--maybe me.
angel hair pasta page 395 - Wow! Absolutely amazing. Who would have guessed you could eat raw squashes. I had no idea. I also used butternut and zucchini. Very pretty.
date nut torte page 483 - great! again took it to a party. Very rich.
black forest cake page 489 - well you've all heard what everyone thinks of this! Amazing! I cut it in 1/2 and it still made a ton!
fudge balls page 491 - awesome!
walnut fudge page 501 - super awesome!
chocolate mouse page 527 - great!
banana macadamia nut fudge cookies page 530-531 - pretty good.
almond milk page 535 - great! I soak vs. sprout (haven't had much luck with that) and add a frozen banana and carob & ice. Yum! I have these often for breakfast. A thick, rich chocolatey shake with a hint of banana!
Hope that helps! I'm afraid to try new recipes or certain new recipes because if it doesn't go right or tastes yucky I hate to waste! Also, no one in my family will eat hardly anything I make.
Hmmm....Let's see, (p.s. I love salt and spice, make mine hot! Kristi!) :)
Pesto stuffed mushrooms, loved them! Very rich, big recipe.
Guac-stuffed mushrooms, loved them (even though I'm not a huge guac eater)
Corn tortillas....good, I added fresh jalapeno (too much) and they were a litte too sweet, I'll use lime juice instead of orange juice next time.
Black Forest Cake---awesome awesome awesome
Blueberry Cheesecake--wonderful, I made it w/o the crust and it was like dense pudding, very good, very filling, easy to pack for lunch.
Burger Buns--wonderful! Very complex flavors with the spices, really good.
Pizza bread---it's in the "oven" now! I think it's going to be really good!
Cabbage rollups...wonderful, hmmm...that reminds me I want to make this one again!
Mock tuna salad---wonderful! I think what I loved most about this is I grew my own sprouts for the first time, what a kick! I really liked it. Needs lots of salt.
Too many recipes, too little time!
You're right, too little time. Everything I've tried has been awesome, or at least very good. My personal favorites are "potato" salad, and the spinach dip.
Wow! The pizza bread is amazing!!! Who needs pizza when you can have this! Wonderful!!!
I found I didn't need to do the last-step processing, the dough is so thick it really doesn't work in the processor, and doesn't need it.
After 2 hours I used a spatula (2 of them) to move the breads off the teflex to the mesh, they dried very fast that way--12 hours. Again, this is a big recipe (when will I learn to make 1/2 recipes??)...it made 4 large pizza crusts (7"??) and 2 little ones.
What I love most about this recipe is there's nothing sprouted in it, so it's easy to make on a whim.
I'm going to look up the ingredients right now!
Tell me about the potato salad.
The potato salad is really really good. But...
Drum roll please.... I just made the calzone.
I am speechless. There are no words to describe this masterpiece.
This is THE best raw food recipe every created.
The strawberry crepes for sure are superior to anything cooked you could imagine!
Oh yeah! I forgot I did the strawberry crepes too...yup, wonderful.
Wow, I'll have to try the calzone next.
Oh yes, those crepes are to LIVE for!
Just about everything you have all mentioned about i have tried and i have loved it all!
i made the chili and put the onion dip in it like Alissa suggest... oh my lord! It was incredible!
The kids are back in school tomorrow. I won't be making food for them all throughout the day. I plan on trying more recipes from LOLF. Thanks for the reviews on what you like.
The potato salad is really a diced jicama salad, and it's really, really good. I like it better than real potato salad.
oh great..i am going to look up all these..i made the choc cherry cake and the pinapple cake..not keen on that..anyone else made it..in fact i was eating it durin the washing up and my parner came along and said i have put that nasty something in the bin...thats my cake i said !!
the nachos cheese was good..and the banana crackers..
I love and crave the banana crackers. Wish I had some now!
The choc. Cherry cake, you mean the black forest? Oh that is so good!!!
I LOVE the blueberry cheesecake, the pastry puffs and the creamy no crust fruit pie!
Ive made almost half of these recipes so far and all of them were so great!
I love that about this book. Im sure there will be one or two that i dont love but most books have only 2- 3 recipes that are good. With this book its about 98%!
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