So, you know that nap I just mentioned? Yeah…it never happened. That means that it’s not even 7:00 right now, and I feel my eyelids drooping. Luckily, this post is on the short side, since class today at 105degrees was pretty much all prep work, i.e. no finished dishes to show off. But that just means I’ll have more exciting things to share later this week!
This morning, we got our hands on some Irish moss, a seaweed that makes an excellent (and calorie-free) thickener and binder in raw foods.
We blended it into a paste with a roughly-equal amount of water.
We utilized some of it in our mini loaves of raw garlic bread, which are currently dehydrating overnight. I added some crushed cumin seed to the top of my baby boule.
With some of the leftover coconut meat from last Wednesday, we made (what will end up as) dumpling wrappers.
Puréed till smooth with cilantro-spinach juice (above) or carrot juice (below), we spread the mixture into thin sheets on nonstick dehydrator tray liners. When they’re dry, we’ll cut them into squares and fill them.
We also prepped some savory mini tart crusts for use later this week.
Finally, we made an herby pizza dough, which we formed into crusts that are also dehydrating overnight. (Since I grew up on Little Caesar’s pan pizzas, I made my crust square!)
When I got back to my hotel, I had a package waiting for me.
A Tribest PB-350 Mason Jar Personal Blender! Joseph at Tribest very kindly offered to “sponsor” my trip to 105degrees by sending me one of their oft-lauded, small-but-powerful blenders. Perfect for my little kitchenette here! He even shipped it directly to my hotel.
The 200-watt blender base comes with two blades and several containers and lids, all BPA-free. But perhaps the coolest thing about it is that you can screw a Mason jar – pretty much ANY Mason jar – onto the blender itself, and blend a smoothie right in the jar. Talk about minimal cleanup! I can’t wait to start making myself morning smoothies to take to class. Thanks, Tribest!
I hope everyone had a happy rawlloween! You saw what I did for Halloween weekend, but what did you do?