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Almond Cheese

Posted by on 11:17 am in Dairy Free, Nut Cheese | 0 comments

Almond Cheese

Fermentation Stage – Beginner… Since I’ve been going on about how home made Almond milk is so much nicer than store bought, I’ve also been asked what to do with the Almond pulp and the answer is of course… MAKE CHEESE! It’s a great dairy free alternative and you can add pretty much anything to it. If you want a richer cheese and don’t want to make milk then use the whole almonds, but as far as I am concerned the cheese is a by product of something else. If you’re going to dehydrate it afterwards...

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Home Made Almond Milk

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Home Made Almond Milk

So Easy, so delicious! Having tasted store bought I was not really taken with Almond Milk – a bit powdery and a bit erm – bland? BUT – Make it yourself and you can choose the consistency and the ‘creaminess’ and now I know what all the fuss is about. Not only is it LUSH, I will happily drink a glass of this as a milk substitute without wondering why healthy stuff after all these decades still doesn’t taste much better or has tonnes of sugar in. How to make Almond Milk 1. Soak Almonds over night in filtered...

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Japanese Vegetable Spiralizer /Spiral Slicer

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Japanese Vegetable Spiralizer /Spiral Slicer

As a person that gets very bored of vegetables ‘straight up’, I decided to have a look around to see how I could make things a little more interesting. Apparently all you need are some specialist slicers for making vegetables into noodles so let’s give it a go. After reading many reviews and watching YouTube videos – I decided to cut out the middle men and just go straight to the exotic vegetable art and noodle capital of the world – Japan. Having already purchased a supersize Benriner Mandoline Slicer a while...

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Eating Raw – Changes I have noticed in 2 weeks

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Eating Raw – Changes I have noticed in 2 weeks

I’ve been eating probably 90% raw food for the last two weeks a minimising dairy to a small amount of yoghurt in my smoothies and milk in my tea… well I am British! Given that ‘mostly raw’ is a club that I used to be part of and I’ve always had a super juicer, the transition has not been difficult at all – but I have not cut out dairy or gluten before for longer than 4 weeks. If anything I am still excited by new tastes and ways to do things in the kitchen so it’s actually been a lot of fun (even...

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Cashew Cream vs Dairy Cream

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Cashew Cream vs Dairy Cream

When it comes to going dairy free, the things I would struggle with giving up most are a nice tall glass of milk, cheese, creamy sauce on pasta or steak (sorry!), or a nice cholesterol laden dollop of cream on my dessert, so I thought it was time that I tried to make some dairy alternatives to all of the above that also satisfies my need for gourmet… So this week I am going to attempt some Cashew Cream then use it in some cooked (hot) and raw (cold) dishes to see how it fares with regards to taste, texture, creaminess and nutritional...

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Carrot Chips

Posted by on 5:15 pm in Dried / Dehydrated, Dried Vegetables, Vegetables | 0 comments

Carrot Chips

I can juice my way through carrots no problem but ask me to eat the actual vegetable and I struggle past one or two which is a shame as they as so good for you. When you juice you lose some of the goodness as pulp and I have to admit ┬áthat I didn’t really like total juice carrots and I get totally bored with grated carrot unless it’s hidden in coleslaw so I thought I should find ways to eat more vegetables when I get stuck in to work and ways to waste less of the vegetables juicing. I love roasted carrots and love baked vegetable...

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Dehydrated Cabbage Crisps

Posted by on 10:04 pm in Dried / Dehydrated, Dried Vegetables, Vegetables | 0 comments

Dehydrated Cabbage Crisps

Sounds disgusting but actually isn’t! As part of my raw cabbage soup diet experiment I thought I’d try all the ingredients separately first then see if I can make it taste a bit nicer using the dehydrator. First – try the cabbage crisps straight up – and although not everyones cup of tea – actually pretty tasty, peppery and not hard to eat – unlike the same volume in cabbage! Will have a go at some toppings and sizes to see if I can get some cabbage nacho thing going on In the dehydrator at 125 overnight...

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HomeMade Raisins

Posted by on 7:09 pm in Dried / Dehydrated, Dried Fruit, Featured, Fruit | 0 comments

HomeMade Raisins

This Dehydrator lark is pretty amazing and today I discovered the joy of homemade raisins. turning simple seedless black grapes into the most amazing dried grape sweets. It took absolutely aaaaaaaages partly because I didn’t dip them in boiling water for 90 seconds in my keen-ness to just get them in the Excalibur. How To Make Dried Raisins Wash, put on Excalibur shelves and dehydrate on the highest setting for 24 hours (155 on mine) to stop them from souring while they dry then switch down to 125 and leave for another 24 hours. They...

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Dehydrated Strawberry Sweets

Posted by on 7:08 pm in Dried / Dehydrated, Dried Fruit, Featured, Fruit | 0 comments

Dehydrated Strawberry Sweets

OMG dehydrated strawberries are like SWEETS. I just can’t get enough of them. Originally they were to go on my porridge and cereal but I am now obsessed with finding the knock down organic strawbs in season and drying them for daytime snacks. So tasty, so sweet, and if you don’t dry them completely and keep them whole or half you can eat them like wine gums! I put them in the dehydrator for8 hours (overnight) on...

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Raw Powder Power

Posted by on 7:07 pm in Dried / Dehydrated, Dried Vegetables, Featured, Raw | 0 comments

Raw Powder Power

I still cannot get over how amazing it is to have a dehydrator. The first thing I thought of was making vegetable chips (Kale & Parsnip please!), then how to make them more tasty. The same way they make regular chips tasty, salt, pepper & Seasoning. What makes seasoning? Vegetable powder! Check any pack of crisps or chips and they use onion powder, garlic powder, celery powder, yeast extract, paprika, dried red pepper, dried chilli, dried yoghurt, dried lemon, dried chives and a host of other things, so I thought – ok powder not...

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