While I will never be 100% raw vegan, I often look for ways to incorporate more whole plant foods into my diet, and in interesting forms; enter raw food. However, my lack of equipment prevented me from ever delving into the world of “gourmet” raw food (i.e. not just plain whole fruits and veggies).
Buuuuut… I got my tax back, and am now the very proud owner of a dehydrator, courtesy of eBay (and yes, I am always this awkward in photographs);
And, because I am apparently several years slow on the uptake, I worked out that the bottom of my blender IS removable, it’s just difficult to do so. So now I know how to easily access and clean it, I’ve been using it far more often. By the combined powers of blender + dehydrator, I’ve been having a great time experimenting in raw foods;
1. Kale chips (recipe from Ani Phyo’s ‘Raw Food Basics’), which are now my favourite food;
2. Flax crackers, from the same book;
3. Raw chocolate mousse (from an Internet recipe);
I’ve also created my own recipe for some AMAZING raw cookies, so stay tuned for pictures and the recipe!