As you may already know, I am on a detox diet at the moment and as part of that I am munching away on selected RAW! foods.
It is not the happiest thing to embark on as so often the diets are misery making. (I have done lots of weight loss diets and really want to get off that roundabout!) I really like RAW! foods and as you must now be starting to realise, I just like really well made, carefully thought about and carefully prepared food, I will eat Vegan, Gluten Free, any of it as long as it is good, (but I do have a problem with Fast food take aways – I hate them and don’t use them, feeding that stuff to children makes me shudder – OK OK rant over!).
So I thought I’d share a cheeky recipe or two with you.
When I was at the programme recording the other day one of the other chefs mentioned using the microwave to dehydrate food.
Just so you know – If you buy RAW! foods from me I will never have used a microwave, don’t own one, won’t use them. So if you want to use one for this then I am sorry but I cannot advise you, but I am giving instructions for using a normal oven like most of us have in our homes.
Also I have given this as cup measures to try and help anyone without scales, a cup measure does have a standard but in your own home use a cup like the one you would give to a special visitor, not a massive mug but a tea cup size and stick with that wherever I mention a cup 🙂
Eat these and you will feel like Spiderman when his spide-y sense start to tingle … wooohooo!
RAW! Superfood Spiced Onion Softbread.
1/2 cups ground almonds
1/4 cup psyllium husk
1/4 cup ground linseeds
1 cups linseeds
1 tbsp Chia seeds
1 tsp Korma curry powder
1/2 tsp Dried sage
1/2 tsp dried mint
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp coriander leaves
1/2 tsp Caraway seeds
1/2 tsp Fennel Seed
1/2 tsp Aniseed
1/2 tsp Spirulina
1/2 tsp wheatgrass
1/2 teaspoons salt
4 (1 lb) grated medium sized white onions
8 (1lb) grated large carrots
6 cloves garlic
1 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup water
(1/2 cup cold pressed olive oil- this makes a lovely tasting tender bread but is optional, I don’t often add it).
Line the 2 baking trays (for an oven) or 1 dehydrator tray with parchment paper.
Mix together psyllium husk, ground linseeds, linseeds, almonds, Chia seeds, Korma curry powder, sage, mint, thyme, coriander leaves, Caraway seeds, Fennel Seed, Aniseed, Spirulina, Wheatgrass and salt.
Process nuts, sunflower seeds, linseeds, in a coffee grinder, to a fine meal.
Into a sturdy liquidizer (or food processor) add in grated, carrot, onions, garlic, lemon juice and water (add the oil now if you are using it) and process again until well mixed and pourable.
Pour in the liquidized wet mix in with the dry ingredients and give it a really good mix with the whisk, work quickly as it will thicken quickly.
Once it is combined well spread it evenly across the trays.
Use a knife now to score the breads into the sizes you will want to eat them 🙂 (Nearly there now)
Set the oven to its lowest setting 225˚F 110˚C Gas 1/4. And allow them to dry for 4 hours.
If you have a Dehydrator then dehydrate at 68ºC for an hour. Reduce to 58ºC for about 8 hours or done but moist and soft still.
Half way through turn the trays around and flip the breads over so the top is on the bottom.
Stores in a cool place for 3 weeks.
If you added olive oil then this is reduced to storage in the fridge for 7 days.
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