Yesterday I did it, I made Abeba's BBQ chips and her "popcorn". The popcorn is coated and dehydrated cauliflower. I really enjoyed both recipes and they were very easy. The hardest part was waiting for them to dehydrate. I used leftover vegetable pulp from a green juice I made consisting of: radish tops, baby spinach, carrots, and Bosc pear. I put the pulp into the blender along with water, a handful of soaked raisins, Tamari, 1 large Ugly Ripe Tomato, 2 stalks of celery, cumin, garlic powder and chili powder. I blended it to the consistency that Abeba shows on her video and made the chips. I took some reserved "batter" and added some nutritional yeast and sea salt to it, then coated tiny florets of cauliflower to make the "popcorn".
You will want to start by setting your dehydrator to one hundred and five degrees Fahrenheit. Then:
Take 3 medium sized sweet potatoes and wash, peel, and then slice them
Place all of the potato slices that you can easily fit on the mesh screen
Place the mesh screen into the dehydrator
If you desire you can salt to taste
Dehydrate for five hours or until crunch and then enjoy
This is that "something different" for those who do not eat tortilla shells and who want something a little different than the lettuce wrap. This particular recipe is to serve four people. Adjust accordingly to the number of people you will be serving.
4 cups of fresh mango chopped
2 cups of young and fresh coconut
1 pinch of some sea salt
1 pinch of some cayenne
1/4 cup of roughly chopped cilantro
Mix all ingredients except for the cilantro in a large container making sure that it is smooth
Spread the smooth mixture on top of Teflex sheets and then sprinkle with a little cilantro
Dehydrate at 105 for about four hours
Sheets of mango wrap should be dry but pliable when it is done
Cut into squares and fill with your favorites.
There are so many possibilities when it comes to the dehydrator and I feel it really took me to the next level. It opened me up to so many new recipes and taste experiences.
The next investment in my journey is the high powered blender; you know what I'm talking about. I am still a bit apprehensive but I know that I will be really, really happy with one. I am considering waiting until I return from my Raw Chef certification course. Yes I said Raw Chef classes!!! I am soooo excited to make the trip to Michigan with my sister-in-law and do an intensive weekend course on raw living foods. I will blog more about that as it approaches. We both are just so excited to do this together and get our Basic Certification. Plus it is a great excuse to get away for the weekend and have some fun together preparing raw living food recipes.
+JMJ+Today I am grateful for my dehydrator. We woke up this morning to some cold weather and coming down to the kitchen to find some warm and yummy dehydrated treats was wonderful!