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.”
This is one of the easiest accompaniments to many main meals.
Using a food processor, or blender chop 1 parsnip per person until it is in rice-sized pieces
sprinkle with olive oil, salt and lemonjuice and set aside for about half an hour for the parsnip to soak up the flavours.
You can, alternatively, use other seasonings for a variety of flavour.
Variation: I have also successfully used cauliflower in place of parsnip. Swede also works very well, and benefits from a sprinkling of nutmeg.
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.