The photo will click through to Get Well Grounded’s recipe. I didn’t use that one exactly but it looks perfect and I will next time. Coco didn’t like my pudding- I think it was a texture thing. Stephane gobbled it up, though, and I loved non chocolate version.
So last night I decided to try my new dehydrator. No, I didn’t get the Excalibur 9 tray “god of dehydrators.” I wish. I bought myself the $60 Nesco which had good reviews on Amazon but is definitely not sexy. I mean, if a dehydrator could ever be sexy…
Anyway it was a good thing I got the cheapy because the next day my food processor died. Now THAT was a disaster. I used the food processor a LOT. So yesterday I had the opportunity to play with both my new toys. And I learned a lesson. Tell you later.
The recipe for Sunflower Sesame Bread comes from Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen which I bought on Amazon years ago, the first time I flirted with Raw Veganism.
Her recipe called for black sesames and both ground and whole flax seeds. I only had ground flax so I substituted whole chia seeds. I only had tan sesame seeds so I used those. I still have no idea why I have two huge containers of sesame seeds…
The bread turned out fantastic. It looks like this:
The photo links back to another blog with the full recipe. I hate reinventing the wheel and Crystal did a fab job of describing how it all comes together. She’s got loads of yummy recipes so check her out.
I’m not hungry right now. I had a huge salad for lunch but for dinner I plan to make a sandwich EXACTLY like the photo above. It’s so pretty and healthy looking, isn’t it?!!
Oh yeah, lessons… So for a lifestyle that eschews cooking, raw cuisine can be really time consuming. For anything not simply a salad, something has to be soaked and/or dehydrated. Both take time. You see where this is going, right? I started making the bread after Coco went to bed and three hours later realized that I had two hours to go on the dehydrator and I was falling asleep on my feet. My cheapy machine doesn’t have a timer.
On the bright side, sitting out all night didn’t seem to bother it all. I think the chia seeds needed more time than the flax anyway. I probably gave it three more hours in the dryer today and the bread tasted awesome. I had a little with the sun dried tomato “cheese” I made a few days ago. The cheese was really cashews and other yumminess. The cashews had to be soaked overnight, of course. I suppose it’s a good thing. It’s hard to pig out when I have to anticipate my cravings 24 hours in advance…