You can vary your seasoning according to your taste. Maybe add some fresh chilli for a bit of a kick, or make a curry version with curry spices. I like it plain and simple with a bit of garlic and parsley in.
Place everything in the food processor and process with the S-blade until well mixed. A few larger lumps is fine – it all adds to the flavour and texture.
Transfer the mixture into a silicone cake or loaf mould and place in the dehydrator on a low setting until the mixture is firm enough to turn over and remove the mould.
Dehydrate further until the loaf has reached the desired texture.
You can freeze this until you are ready to use it. I transfer mine back into the mould and wrap in greaseproof paper.
Serve with the Tomato Sauce I showed you yesterday.
I’m really into eating foods of different colours. The brightly coloured foods are rich in antioxidants and eating a range of colours ensures a good intake of the range of vitamins. On a spiritual level, eating a rainbow diet nourishes the chakras.
Here’s one of my favourite ways to get purple foods – my special Purple Smoothie = Pure Bliss!
It is packed with superfoods and usually keeps me going for ages, on my little purple cloud…
Process carrots and apple in food processor until well chopped, Place these in a mixing bowl, while you chop dates and cashews in food processor. Now add to chopped carrot/apple. Grind chia seeds (I use the grinder on the food processor). Add ground chia to mixture and stir well. Add xylitol, salt, and cinnamon and thoroughly mix. Use about a cup of date soak water to help the mixture stick.
Spread on dehydrator sheet and dehydrate on 145 for 1.5 hours, then turn down to 110 and dehydrate 5-6 hours or until desired moisture is achieved.
I like to cut my breads into triangles before dehydrating, using a pizza cutter. This makes it easier to “slice” when the bread is “baked.”
Well, not much at the moment – we really need to go shopping!
But I made these which, while not quite substantial enough for a meal, are sorting us out while we write our shopping list… and they are so yummy!
Soak the cashews in a little water for an hour, then drain and chop in a blender. You don’t need a high speed blender as the cashews will be quite soft.
Mash the banana and mix all the ingredients together.
Roll the mixture into 12 small balls (tip: use wet hands and sort-of ‘shake’ them into shape rather than roll!) and place onto a teflon sheet on a dehydratortray.
Bake in the dehydrator for 6-7 hours, turning them over half way.
Quick! Take a photo before they’re all gone! =)
To turn things over in a dehydrator:
* take the tray out of the dehydrator and place it on the kitchen-side.
* place a fresh dehydrator mesh sheet over the top of the product, then place a tray over the top.
* turn the whole thing over.
* remove the old tray and mesh.
* gently peel back the teflon sheet.
* put the new tray, together with turned product, back into the dehydrator.
The product will dry quicker without the teflon sheet because the air can circulate all round, so removing from the teflon sheet as soon as it is ‘peel-able’ ensures the quickest drying time.
Of course, if you don’t have a dehydrator, you can use a fan oven on fan-only, with the door open ajar.