December 25, 2009
Life for a traveling raw yogi is quite interesting when it comes to food preparation. For those of you who have a stable home and kitchen, take advantage of the amazing pantry you can create for yourself. For the past 2 1/2 years, I have been living out of my suitcase and my “traveling pantry”. My pantry usually consists of raw nori sheets, a few bags of raw nuts and seeds, pink himalayan sea salt, coconut oil, a few little bags of spices, spirulina, maca, cacao beans/nibs/powder, gogi berries, Health Force Nutritionals vitamineral greens and earth powder, dulse, figs (that don’t make it too far), my Vita Mix and other random goodies!
Every time I relocate, I’m almost empty of supplies. I imagined all the possibilities of a beautiful raw Christmas breakfast. Should I make crepes, pancakes, muffins, porridge, granola, smoothie, raw nog, “hot” chocolate, fruit……. The possibilities are endless, until I realized that my $115 dollar grocery shopping trip left me about one ingredient shy of everything I wanted to make. I’m always up for the challenge of creating something out of whatever is available. So, here’s what I came up with.
I’m not sure how many of you out there own a dehydrator. A dehydrator is a beautiful thing to own, especially if you choose to venture deeper into the raw food possibilities. It’s a beautiful thing to be a raw foodist and not use a dehydrator, as well. Some raw foodies can begin to depend on the accessablity of making dehydrated treats whenever they choose. Last night I spent an hour in the kitchen whipping together a yummy muffin mix for Christmas breakfast, only to find that my dehydrator was NOT WORKING! I called Mr. Fix It (my father) out of bed for an emergency troubleshooting. After 30 min of diligent work, the dehydrator choose to stay on a dehydrating hiatus. What was I to do!? I waited until morning, turned my mother’s oven to the lowest setting, inserted the muffins, cracked the door with a wood block, and watched closely! I heard that a low temp oven w/ the door open was a possible alternative when a situation, such as mine pops up! With all that said, the muffins did their thing and were indeed tasty. Even my speculating family enjoyed them! YEah!
I can not leave out the most beautiful addition to my muffins! Do you see the pile of goodness in the middle of the plate? That’s a yummy coconut honey butter to top the muffins! A special thanks to Simone!
Now, I’m off to borrow sista girls dehydrator to finish another batch of muffins! Thanks B-dread!!!
Merry Christmas! More to come……..