Alright. So all these die-hard raw foodists have big expensive dehydrator units (usually one of the nice looking excalibur varieties) that were just too far out of my budget. Plus, I’m not a die-hard raw foodist, and don’t even know if I’ll eat primarily raw foods for the long-term. But! I really liked the idea of making gluten free crackers and breads with one, so I poked around the interwebs and found the Nesco square dehydrator that was then on sale for $59. It had decent reviews and was quite a few steps up from the models my local super stores were selling (whatever did we do before Amazon reviews?!) so I snatched it up.
Sorry for the cruddy photo. It lives on the little counter next to my fridge where natural light goes to die.
We broke it in the other day with a big batch of raw crackers. I used this basic raw cracker recipe with just a few changes.
The crackers were really good with homemade roasted red pepper hummus, or a bit of raw cheese spread, a tomato slice, a wedge of avocado and salt and pepper. Delish! I can see how flexible this recipe would be, switching up the seeds, spices, using different peppers or other veggies. I’m already dreaming up one that uses chili powder and cumin…