What do you do when you are on a raw food diet and winter is setting in? You expand your repertoire of raw food recipes to include heartier, warm raw food! I left the sunshine and 80 degree temperatures in Boulder and arrived to to rain and low 40’s in Minneapolis. It is cold and wet. I knew the last thing I wanted for dinner was all cold food. Time to get creative.
Spotting a beautiful, organic, home grown potato sitting on the counter, I got to work. Previously, I have never used white potatoes in my recipes. Actually, you don’t want to eat potatoes completely raw. Using the dehydrator solved that problem. When I started this dish, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I threw some ingredients together and placed it in the dehydrator. 3 hours later, I was delighted with the results. Warm out of the dehydrator, served with raw apple sauce, this makes a satisfying meal on a cold, wet night.
- 1/3 C Pine Nuts (ground fine)
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1 Lg Potato (I used a red potato)
- 1 T Celtic Sea or Himalayan Salt
- 1/2 Purple Onion (or other mild onion)
- 2 T Dried Rosemary
- 1 T Olive Oil
Put pine nuts in food processor and pulse until fine. Set aside. With food processor running, drop in clove of garlic. Switch blades and grate potato. Put potato and garlic in a bowl filled with water and 1 T salt, let soak for 10 minutes, drain. Meanwhile, chop the onion. Combine drained potato and garlic mixture, onion, pine nuts, rosemary and olive oil. Place on dehydrator screens in pancake shapes, about 4″ across. Dehydrate at 145 for 45 minutes, then reduce heat and finish dehydrating at 116 for 2 more hours. You want them to be fully dry. Remove with spatula and serve with raw apple sauce.