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I just learned that people that eat raw food dehydrate lots of foods.... to make "meatballs", bread, etc. That's DIFFERENT!!!<br><br><br><br>
How many of you have one and what do you make with it?
 

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i have the 4-tray excalibur. i'd definitely get a 9-tray instead.<br><br><br><br>
i've made crackers, cookies, crepes, chips, stuffing, warmed up pasta and other foods. i've made pizza, wraps, guacamole stuffed portobello mushrooms, pesto stuffed mushrooms, coconut macaroons, brownies.<br><br><br><br>
lots and lots.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jenna</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
i have the 4-tray excalibur. i'd definitely get a 9-tray instead.<br><br><br><br>
i've made crackers, cookies, crepes, chips, stuffing, warmed up pasta and other foods. i've made pizza, wraps, guacamole stuffed portobello mushrooms, pesto stuffed mushrooms, coconut macaroons, brownies.<br><br><br><br>
lots and lots.</div>
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Isn't that sort of "cooking" the food????? is it really raw????
 

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I do not have one and will not own one. Dehydrated food doesn't sit well with me and isn't part of my approach to raw foods.
 

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I probably would have brought one if I'd had enough money, but I'm glad I didn't as I'm enjoing eating fresh ripe raw fruits and veg. I do own and blender though, which is great for making soupie/smothie things with greens.
 

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I probably would have brought one if I'd had enough money, but I'm glad I didn't as I'm enjoing eating fresh ripe raw fruits and veg. I do own and blender though, which is great for making soupie/smothie things with greens.
 

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I nearly bought one because a lot of recipes looked so yummy in the Raw recipe books I have.<br><br><br><br>
But it just doesn't seem natural. And I ended up not buying one and I'm really glad with my decision.<br><br><br><br>
I think raw should be simple. Which is also why I do not bother with sprouting. Sprouting means you have to spend your life looking after your sprouts - like if you're out at work all day, and want to go to the movies afterwards and then maybe to a restaurant, you can't, because your sprouts need looking after!!!<br><br><br><br>
I like my life to be as simple as possible.
 

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What in world are you on about, Diana? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
I sprout AND I have time for my work, doctor's appointments, social life and anything else I want/need to do in my life. It's not like I have to STAND over my sprouts all day before they'll do anything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the laugh though, Diana. I really needed it today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
BBTT: I have a dehydrator, but it runs at too high of a temprature to be considered raw (it dehydrates at 150*). I'd like to get an Excaliber 9 tray but right now, that's out of my budget's reach. HOWEVER, I'm thinking if I do get into dehydrating, I'll either make one with the plans that I found in the "raw and living foods" thread or use my oven set at low settings IF it can get low enough (some ovens can, some can't).<br><br><br><br>
Jenna: you make coconut macroons? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wideeyed.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":boobies:"> I would so love the recipe to that, if you wouldn't mind. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/deal2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":deal:">
 

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Isn't that sort of "cooking" the food????? is it really raw????</div>
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I guess it could seem like cooking because with the more indepth recipes there's a lot of preparation. Some of the more indepth ones take a while in the dehydrator and have many steps (i.e. strawberry crepes). It all stays well below the cooking temperature, though. I've never put the dehydrator above 115.<br><br><br><br>
It is all raw; it's just all mushed or mixed together to create a dish.<br><br><br><br>
I haven't used my excalibur dehydrator in months, though. I stick to pretty simple eating.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jenna</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
i have the 4-tray excalibur. i'd definitely get a 9-tray instead.<br><br><br><br>
i've made crackers, cookies, crepes, chips, stuffing, warmed up pasta and other foods. i've made pizza, wraps, guacamole stuffed portobello mushrooms, pesto stuffed mushrooms, coconut macaroons, brownies.<br><br><br><br>
lots and lots.</div>
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Jenna,<br><br>
Any recipes YOU enjoy for a dehydrator newbie? I've been doing apples, pears, and peppers with luck. My bananas are terrible though.<br><br>
What's your secret?
 

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My parents have a dehydrator and I want to use it, but we can't find the manual. So I have no idea how often to rotate the trays or anything. Maybe you all could help me out? It's a 6 tray dehydrator I believe.<br><br><br><br>
Also, do any of you know any sites I could go to for raw vegan recipes? (using the dehydrator or not).
 

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When I went to check on the brand name and stuff, the manual was in there. They must have finally found it. Nice of them to tell me...<br><br><br><br>
Thanks though.
 

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I just have a Ronco food dehydrater that has no temp setting, no on/off switch, just a cord. I'm cheap. I can't wait to try a new flax cracker recipe I found this morning while I was supposed to be in class though.
 

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Yum, I want to make raw crackers.<br><br><br><br>
I tried to find raw vegan recipes online without much luck. I don't like it when a raw vegan site gives recipes with honey in them.<br><br><br><br>
We should have a thread for people to share raw recipes. Anyone with me on that one?
 

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I just have a Ronco food dehydrater that has no temp setting, no on/off switch, just a cord. I'm cheap. I can't wait to try a new flax cracker recipe I found this morning while I was supposed to be in class though.</div>
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Be careful if you want your food to be raw. I borrowed my sister's old dehydrator (she's had it for years and never used it) that has just a cord, no switches, no settings. I found out that the operating temp is 145F. That's too high for raw foods; it'll cook it. It works well for meat-eaters' foods like jerky & such, but not for veggies and fruits.
 
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