Saturday, April 25, 2009

Healthy, Delicious and Nutritious

One of my favorite blogs is The Raw Chef Blog by Russell James. For my birthday, my sister got me his e-recipe book filled with Tai inspired recipes.

Last night: I am currently working on crepes and I gotta say that so far they are AMAZING!!! I ate the remaining batter from the blender pitcher and it was sooo yummy... um, raw. hahaha! I can picture the batter as some sort of sauce for a fruit salad maybe??? It was really that good just the way it was. This delicious batter is 2 Zucchini peeled, 1 1/2 C. of mango chunks, 1 T. lemon juice, 1 T. vanilla extract, 4 T. Amaretto flavored agave nectar, 2/3 C. flax meal that I blended in my Vitamix until it formed a slightly thick pancake-like batter. I spread the crepes to about a quarter of an inch thick on my plastic, non-stick dehydrator sheets and set the dehydrator to 105 degrees for about 4 hours.
I removed the crepes from the plastic sheets and flipped them on to the dehydrator tray mesh. Because I had to go to bed, I slipped the trays into the fridge over night. Be sure that when you are removing the crepes, that you CAREFULLY lift one of the edges and slowly peel back parallel to the opposite edge so that you don't tear the soft crepe. If you click on the pic on the right to enlarge it, you can see how I started mine.

This morning: I popped the trays back into the dehydrator for 2 more hours. SO YUMMY!! Seriously folks.... I just followed Russell's recipe, and they came out PERFECT!! I'm so proud of myself. I ate them right out of the dehydrator drizzled with room temp, pure, organic maple syrup. OMG, so good!!!

Here is a pic of what the crepes looked like right after I removed them from the plastic and flipped them onto the mesh before putting them back into the dehydrator to finish un-cooking. The light areas you see on the crepes are the areas that needed to finish dehydrating for that last two hours. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you can kind of make out the "wet" areas and what the texture looks like a little better. These really are super easy!

*** OOPS!!! I forgot that I DID change the recipe slightly because my organic mangos were not quite ripe (slightly sour). I increased the flax meal and the agave nectar just a little. But that's the beauty of raw un-cooking... it's REALLY hard to mess up!!! ;)


NalaMom said...

Those look so FREAKING GOOD! I can't wait to try them. How did you do the flax meal... just blend the flax seeds in the "bullet"?

FitterTwit said...

AH, the bullet! I love the bullet, but no. Because I made a big batch of the meal, I used my Vitamix. :)