I’ve been a busy little bee this morning! (New header anyone?)
After some blog reading this morning I officially had produce dehydration on the brain. With dehydrating madness going on across the land, I knew today was the day to fill the house with the smell of hot fruit stank.
But first, a run! 5 ish miles in 40 ish minutes. I got caught in the rain for the last mile and a half but you’ll be glad to know that both me and the iPod survived.
I was so impressed with Heather’s flax crackers that she made in a dehydrator that looks exactly like mine, it was finally the kick in the pants I needed to make the vegetable pulp crackers I’ve been meaning to make for ages now.
Guess that means I better make some green juice!
With the pulp from the romaine, cucumber, lemon, ginger and apple I popped it in to the food processor. Yes that would be THREE small appliances I slugged out before 9am on a Monday morning. I tossed in the pulp from the juicer, a peeled carrot, some ground flax seed and cumin. As it was processing I streamed in a little olive oil because fat makes food taste good.
Below the crackers were layers of apples
and then bananas, both sliced and tossed in lemon juice before laying them on the trays.
When the vegetable cracker mush was ready I flattened it with my fingers into the fruit roll up tray. I sampled the non-dehydrated cracker mush and I have to say, it was pretty dang yummy. I’ll be curious to see what these turn out like.
And now we wait. And smell hot fruit all day.
In other news, be sure to check out the latest interview at Health Blog Helper today featuring Angela from Oh She Glows! Angela is such a doll and her enthusiasm is not only contagious and but just oozes from her interview, not to mention her blogs! She’s got lots of great thoughts and advice for bloggers, head on over to Health Blog Helper!
Along with the new header this morning I also installed a new plugin so I can embed YouTube videos directly into the blog. Guess what that means? Why a little dehydrator and juice tour – LIVE from my kitchen this morning! Well, I guess it’s not live since technically it’s a recording. But it’s more live than a photo so please don’t call the Semantic Police on me.
Oh boy – videos on the blog. I think we’re in trouble.