Recipe Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide To Eating Raw & Ani Phyo's Raw Food Desserts




The Complete Idiot's Guide To Eating Raw:

Raw Pancakes
These were pretty good (I prefer flax cakes from Ani Phyo's Raw Food Kitchen). I used dehydrated buckwheat groats for this recipe. I would make two change to this recipe. #1 I would use less agave nectar and more dates and date water. #2 I would add 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the buckwheat when grinding it to a powder or prior to the recipe I would add cinnamon to buckwheat after it has soaked and process it then dehydrate it. The buckwheat taste has a distinct grainy aftertaste that lingers and I believe adding the cinnamon would make it even more pleasant. Note: I dehydrate on 105 degrees as opposed to 110.






Ani's Raw Food Desserts
Banana Nut Biscuits
This simple recipe was almost too simple. I always add 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg while processing the cashews (this tastes great with almonds as well). The ripeness of the banana (and quality of nuts)will determine how sweet the biscuits will be and of course organic ingredients always taste best. I also suggest using a ice cream scooper that has a release button because this is makes a sticky batter. Note: Although the batter is a light color upon going into the dehydrator it will darken quite a bit.

2 comments:

Michal said...

I happen to have both of those books, I love them both. They are very informative.

ItVeganAtGenesis said...

Michal, what other books in your collection would you suggest that I try. I love raw cuisine, and even though it's so simple or seems that way after I finish a recipe it's still not coming to me as naturally to create my own dishes...or an I just a cookbook/uncookbook addict? Any good reviews?

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