Jan 31, 2011

Kitchen Projects (and a cute cat photo)

Full day in the kitchen yesterday and I loved it. Like a long walk, it's meditative. Like art journalling, it's a creative outlet. And it's just plain fun. Plus, it results in delicious food. Or at least the hope of delicious food. Yesterday I started several projects.

I'm sprouting lentils and wheat berries.
When both have sprouted, my plan is to turn them into a raw/living bread-like (closer to cracker probably) product I can use to satisfy that grainy, nutty, salty, savory thing I've always got going on without buying or even making crackers.

I baked more potato bread for S, this version without the yogurt. The vote is in and the yogurt component is out.

I've got yogurt straining. Makes it nice and thick. Not sure what, if anything, I'll add to it. Last time it was cucumbers, jalapenos and cilantro. It might be smoked salmon.

I've also got two dehydrator projects to write about. I made some raw banana-apple roll-ups and some raw onion flatbread. No, I've not gone raw. I'm just always on the hunt for new food items. And I'm trying to steer myself towards items to satisfy specific cravings and away from the traditional versions of the items. The standard versions of many things I crave, whether homemade or store-bought, come with dietary baggage. I'm trying to leave the baggage behind and travel with just my carry-on, so to speak.

Details to follow.


The Rowdy Chowgirl said...

That is an awesome picture. I love the angle.

I've been thinking about picking up a dehydrator next time I see one at a thrift store. I'd like to dry tomatoes in the summer, and maybe some berries.

vb said...

Rowdy, our model is from a garage sale and it will last for years. However, we can't regulate the temperature so it's either on or off. So we have to rotate the trays often. Still, we make tasty food in it so it's doing the job. Yes, look for one and start experimenting.


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