Just a quick Friday update to let you know what is happening around Rawmazing. I have been crazy busy in the kitchen, working on the Holiday E-Book! And I have to tell you, I think I have out-done myself. Every recipe in the book could be served to non-raw people and they would never know it was raw, and healthy! I am making sure you know how many days ahead you have to start a recipe (ie. if soaking is needed) and many of the recipes are convertable. Meaning that they can be served either completely raw or with the addition of other very healthy ingredients, can turn into a semi-raw recipe that is a little more hearty for people who are used to cooked food.
Frequently Asked Raw Questions
I thought I would take a minute to answer some raw food questions that seem to come up repeatedly. Also, I would like fill you in on a few things that will make navigating the site easier, and clear up a few things about subscribing.
1. Is there a substitution for fresh young coconut. I wish I could say, yes…just rehydrate dried coconut. But it just doesn’t work. Dried coconut comes from mature coconuts. The flesh is hard and tough. Young coconut has a soft, easily blend-able flesh. Coconut is a great way to lighten up a nut heavy dessert. I have tried soaking dried coconut and putting it in the high-speed blender but I just was not happy with the results. You can try to find canned coconut flesh at Asian markets. It has the same consistency and works. You might be challenged to find one that is not sweetened. They often carry frozen coconut flesh, too.
2. Can I make this if I don’t have a dehydrator? This has to be the most frequently asked question on this site. Yes, you can make all of the recipes on the site in an oven set on a very low temperature. But, they won’t be raw. On the other hand, they will be much healthier than recipes laden with cream, butter, sugar, etc. So, you need to make the decision. And you will have to do the experimenting as I am presenting the raw version.
3. Where can I find __________ (you fill in the blank). You might not have seen it but there is a super handy search box on the right side of the site, right under the subscription form. You can put in a word or an ingredient and the recipes and posts will come up. Searching archives is also a good way to quickly go through the site.
4. What is the difference between RSS subscriptions and Aweber subscriptions? The RSS is a feed. If you subscribe through the RSS feed, you will only get notifications when a new blog post is up. If you subscribe through Aweber, you will get emails directly from me. I am trying to keep them limited as to not overwhelm your inboxes. I plan on expanding the emails in the new year to take on more of a newsletter form. The Aweber form is the green form on the right with the veggies.
I would love to hear from you in the comment section…what are your raw food questions?
Now…back to the kitchen!!