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Readers (Dehydrator) Recipes: Sharing & Learning

Posted Feb 07 2010 10:28am

If you’d like to be featured in Readers Recipesjust shoot me an e-mail and you might see your recipe featured hereat Healing with (Raw) Juices! (It doesn’t have to be 100% raw or require a dehydrator or blenderetc. There’s a wide range of folks who read this blog and we want to share a little something for everyone – so long as it’s on the healthier side and doesn’t involve meat.) ;-)

And don’t forget to enter my latest giveaway: Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter!

Happy weekendy’all! Hope your weekend has been as fantabulous as mine! Nothing special going on herebut I’ve been safewarmhappyand hard at work trying to make this blog even better for y’all in 2010 – and beyond!! :-D

On to the reader’s recipes…

Excalibur dehydrator

Note: The readers featured today emailed me their recipes. I asked their permission to post them here and they gave their blessing.

From readerDyan

Dyan says:

“Just an avid reader of your postswho like the rest of the worldam trying to eat healthy. A friend of mine gave me the juicer and I almost choked when I put in 1 grapefruit1 orangeand an apple and got one glass of juice. LOL No way could I just throw out that pulp. So I just kept freezing it until I could figure out what to do with it. I had this old dehydrator gathering dust in the basement that I had used for jerkybut that was all I had done with it. While shoppingmy little girl wanted a box of fruit rollups that were 2.89 for 6 little rolls! That’s when it hit me….I had this whole arrangement of pulp at home that I would experiment with. They are what I call Frankenstein rolls. There is a little bit of everything in them. If you do a lot of juice I suppose you could keep all your pulp separate. But I throw it all in together…And you can put as much or as little sugar in itto your liking.”

“Dyan’s Frankenstein rolls”

“My favorite thing to do is every time I juice fruitI put the pulp in a bowl and put in the freezer.”

Instructions:

  1. After I have several bowlsI defrost them all and puree it in a blender with a little bit of sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Get it really smooth and then spread out in an even layer about 1/4 inch thick on the plastic tray.
  3. Dehydrate for about 8-10 hrs and you have a fruit roll-up just like you get out of the storesbut made with real fruit!

Delicious as a little healthy snackand a great way to recycle the pulp.

Enjoy!

 

From readerKim

Kim says:

“Its impressive  all the new healthy things I’m making with these tools that my picky-eater kids (ages 3 and 1) love to eat each day. I hope to make the crackers soon.

“Kim’s Fruit/Veggie Roll-Ups”

I have a new Excalibur Dehydrator and have a great fruit/veggie roll up combination my young kids LOVE! 

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium pears
  • 2 small organic carrots
  • 1/4 cup grape  juice
  • sliver of lemon

Instructions:

  1. Blend in a high powered blender (I have a Vita-Mix )
  2. Spread out thin on dehydrator sheetsdehydrate at 135 for 4-6 hours
  3. Peeland enjoy!

Vita-Mixjuice pulp

Thanksladies!

 

Have you tried any of these recipes? Or something similar? Do you have a dehydrator? Is it an Excalibur Dehydrator or some other kind? Do you own a Vita-Mix? Or just dream of one (like me)?

If you’d like to be featured in Readers Recipesjust shoot me an e-mail and you might see your recipe featured hereat Healing with (Raw) Juices!

Mind-boggling fact!

And… here’s  a mind-boggling fact of the week:

“The first-ever large-scale study of organic farming and livestock conducted by the USDA finds that organic food is a $3-billion-a-year industry.

A recent article on the coming touchscreen technology for vending machines notes that the junk food dispensers are a $30-billion-a-year industry.

Ten times as big as organic food.”

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/green/index#ixzz0esNbEh6F

And don’t forget to enter my latest giveaway: Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter!

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase anything once you click on the linksI will receive a small commission. Thank you for your support!

Reference:

San Francisco Chronicle

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