Posts Tagged ‘organic’

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RAW DEHYDRATED COURGETTE CRISPS / CHIPS RECIPE

October 8, 2012

 Dear One,

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Did you know you can make raw dehydrated crisps out of courgettes ?

I have tried making crisps / chips out of all sort of vegetables, and courgettes are among those that give the best results : light and crispy, not woody and chewy. Actually, these are so good that one would think courgettes were actually meant to be turned into raw dehydrated crisps.

Raw dehydrated sweet potato crisps work well, too.

They are great snacks, as they are delicious, healthy, quick (dehydrating time put aside) and easy to make, versatile (you can create endless variations with different vegetables and different spices), and cheap

As a snack for 2 :

2 organic courgettes

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp curry powder or spice mix of your choice (optional) – I just wanted them plain today

1/8 tsp crystal salt or sea salt

Make sure you use organic courgettes, this way you can safely eat the skins.

Using the fine blade on your food processor or a mandolin, slice the courgettes as thin as you can, using .

Transfer the slices to a bowl, add the sesame oil, the salt and the spices, if using and coat them evenly with the oil and salt / spice.

Spread the slices over 2 dehydrator trays, with as little overlapping as possible, and dehydrate for about 12 hours. Eat straight away or transfer to an airtight container. They will only stay crispy for a couple of days, so you  need to make them often.

If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can also make them in an oven. You can find more details on how in the raw dehydrated sweet potato crisps post.

Enjoy !

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RAW DEHYDRATED SWEET POTATO CRISPS / CHIPS RECIPE

October 7, 2012

 Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Do you like the gourmet packs of root vegetable chips sold a little fortune ? Look no further. This home made alternative ticks all the boxes :

– They are just as delicious

– They are ridiculously easy to make and highly versatile, as you can use any spices

– They hardly cost any more than the price of your vegetables (no excuse not to get them organic)

– They are healthier, as they only have a little amount of good quality oil, and they are not deep fried

As a snack for 2 :

2 large organic sweet potatoes

2 tbsp olive oil

1/8 tsp crystal salt or sea salt

Make sure you use organic sweet potatoes, so that you don’t have to peel them. Just wash them thoroughly using a vegetable brush. If you are using non organic sweet potatoes, you will want to peel them.

Slice the sweet potatoes as thin as you can, using the fine blade on your food processor or a mandolin.

Transfer the slices to a bowl, add the olive oil and the salt. You can also leave out the salt and use any sort of spices you like. Mix with your hands, making sure that all the slices are nicely coated.

Spread the slices over 2 dehydrator trays, with as little overlapping as possible, and dehydrate for about 12 hours. Eat straight away or transfer to an airtight container. They will only stay crispy for a couple of days, so you  need to make them often.

If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can also make them in an oven. You will want to set your oven to the lowest temperature, 42° C if possible. If your oven starts at a higher temperature, you can leave the oven door ajar. Check on the crisps regularly to see how they are doing. You want them crispy but not burned or overcooked.

Enjoy these home made raw dehydrated sweet potato crisps / chips as a snack or for tea and save the store-bought-ones money for something else. Raw dehydrated courgette crisps work really well too.

Would you like to use this article on your blog, website or in your newsletter ? You are welcome to do so, as long as you include the following text with it :

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HOME MADE ORGANIC MOISTURISING BODY BUTTER

September 11, 2012

Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Making your own cosmetics from organic ingredients is unbelievably easy, and home made preparations are usually way more efficient than store bought, as greater quantities of active ingredients are used. No parabens nor other nasty chemicals, no animal testing, just wholesome organic ingredients. Recipes can be adapted and personalised endlessly. And last but not least, it is really fun to do.

Use this amazing rich moisturising butter / mousse right after a shower or a bath and you will be rewarded with silky soft skin. It also doubles up as hand cream, foot cream, massage cream, make-up remover, hair wax, …

Caution : Essential oils are NOT suitable for babies and pregnant or breastfeeding women, though. The only essential oils I know to be safe to use on babies and young children are Chamomile and Lavender. In any case, consult an aromatherapist who is trained in treating mums-to-be and babies.

To make about 1 cup : (use organic where possible)

100ml melted shea butter

100ml coconut oil

5g emulsifying wax (optional)

25ml vegetable glycerine

25ml pure water or rose floral water (or floral water of your choice)

2 drops essential oil of geranium

2 drops essential oil of lavender

2 drops essential oil of lemon grass

2 drops essential oil of niaouli

5 drops grapefruit seeds extract (optional)

Gently melt the shea butter in a bain-marie. Add coconut oil and wax. Once wax has melted, remove from bain-marie and add vegetable glycerine and start blending using a small manual or electric whisk.

When the colour starts changing to white, add the water a little at a time, whilst still whisking.

Stop whisking when you reach a runny cream / lotion consistency. Add the essential oils and grapefruit seeds extracts and quickly whisk again. Transfer to a clean jar, ideally glass. The cream will set as it cools.

Use within a couple of weeks or store in the refrigerator if not using the grapefruit seeds extracts, as it acts as conservative.

Apply liberally as needed.

Stay Happy

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© 2012 RAW FOOD ETC Want to look good and feel great by including more RAW FOOD into your diet ? Get FREE healthy raw food recipes, articles and tips from https://rawfoodetc.wordpress.com/

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