Chrissy and New Year have been extremely hectic and I have loved being off work for 3 weeks.
I have been on holiday up in New South Wales in Byron Bay. It was such a great holiday.
We ate sooo much incredible food and drank many a Margarita. The weather was perfect most of the time so we went sea Kayaking and lots of bike riding. It's good to be home now because that means I can cook again with my brand new..... dehydrator!!!!!! Like a big, bad ass dehydrator I got from my parents for xmas. It's way legit.
So far I have made a million Kale chips, (They are a trap. I use a whole bunch of kale and can eat the whole lot in one sitting once dehydrated) Dried nectarine and dried pear. I haven't had a whole bunch of time to get to use it so today I am trying out these cookies.
They get the beautiful colour from Blackberries I added. These little gems are in season in Australia right now so paired with lemon they are perfect, and they look cute.
Raw lemon and blackberry cookies
1 cup soaked raw nuts. I used almonds and cashews (Soak for at least 2 hours but over night is good)
1 cup coconut flakes (try getting moist coconut)
2 tablespoons sweetener such as maple syrup, agave, raw sugar (I used stevia powder)
1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil
lemon rind of two lemons and juice of 1
1/4 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup blueberries or other berry
pinch of good salt
Place soaked nuts, coconut flakes, sweetener, oil, lemon juice and rind and berries in a food processor and process till wet, lumpy texture. Add in 1/4 cup of coconut flour and blend together. The mixture should come together and form balls in the mixer. If the mixture is too wet add more flour. Only add a small amount at a time as coconut flour soaks up heaps of moisture. If you add too much the cookies will crumble. Roll into cookie shapes and dehydrate at about 45-50 degrees celsius for about 2 hours
Anyone got some good dehydrator recipes to share with me?? I also need some of those flexible sheets you can put food on in the dehydrator. Anyone know where i can get those?
When I was in Byron Bay I tried some of these fruit leathers that were made of pureed fruit. Just pureed fruit and then dehydrated. They were really delish. I think that will be my next mission with my trusty dehydrator! Im really getting my collection of bad ass kitchen gear together now, with my Vitamix and my awesome food processor and now my dehydrator. Im basically a professional! lol