A Post-College Girl Changing Her Diet for Health and Wellness
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Well, I broke my dehydrator. Turns out that if you put too much olive oil on kale chips, they will actually melt your trays if you have a Ronco like I did- be warned. However, this is not going to stop me from getting back to eating ‘bread’. This is a recipe from Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Essentials, which has a bunch of easy to follow ‘living’ bread recipes. This one is great if you’re like me and LOVE bread, but no longer eat it (and admittedly miss it). This particular recipe will have a raw version, and a low heat version (for those of us with broken stufffff :])
Chop the celery into chunks- dump into a food processor and run until your celery is in very small pieces. Add your sunflower seeds, and process those with your celery- until it looks something like this:
Then add one cup of your golden flaxseed- which looked artsy so I took a pic.
Slowly add your water- you don’t want there to be to much extra liquid, it will take forever to cook out. You want your mixture just wet enough to spread it like batter. I used a glass baking dish for this.
As you guys know, I used a low setting oven- so for that, preheat your oven to the lowest setting you can- 180 degrees in my case. Set your timer for 2 hours, but I plan on checking an hour in to make sure its not getting too dry- also once the bread starts to ‘cook’ a bit, score sections into the ‘dough’ so that they’re easier to remove later!
If you have a dehydrator, spread your batter evenly on one 14-inch-square lined tray. Dehydrate for 4 hours at 104degrees F. Flip and peel off lining if your dehydrator has it- then place back on the liner and score into nice slices with a butter knife. Deydrate another 2-4 hours, to desired consistency.
Enjoy! I’ll post a photo of how it comes out- for now I’m going to make a couple more recipes so you’ll see me on here for a while today!
As far as Whole Foods, it’s the best alternative that I can get on my quick lunch break in the area- and as far as tofu, I’ve stopped eating as much of it as I used to but every so often I indulge- nothing wrong with that I think! :]T he majority of my diet is made up of produce and living foods, including sprouts actually, but just having those for lunch wouldn’t get me through- but you’re right, I could focus more on lunches with salads, thank for the thought.
Well, lets see. I cook/uncook all of my own foods personally- when I was living at home I did my best to get my parents to eat at least one raw food with every meal. If they were eating steak, I would ask them to sear mine- if they were eating pasta, I would make myself zucchini noodles and use their tomato sauce- the whole give and take idea. As far as when you’re out and when you come back- try just having your own drawer or shelf of produce so that becomes your own ‘food space’- it’s what I do! My roommates don’t eat anything like I do, so this helps me- even just opening the fridge and seeing all my veggies makes me feel better!