Wednesday, December 8, 2010

?Neat Balls? from The Raw Gourmet

?Neat Balls? from The Raw Gourmet by Nomi Shannon & Brian Clemment
Neat Balls are great just out of the dehydrator, or they can be made in advance, dehydrated, refrigerated for a day or two then touched up in the dehydrator for an hour or two to restore crispness and warmth. If you do not yet own a dehydrator, they can also be lightly warmed in an oven at the lowest temperature with the door partially open (this may destroy some enzymes) A nine tray dehydrator can make enough for a crowd. The dehydrator will have to run longer with that much, so the temperature should be set a bit higher than usual. Make burgers instead of balls by flattening them for a great main course.
3 tablespoons flax seeds, ground
6 tablespoons water
1 cup carrot pulp
1 cup sunflower seeds, ground
1/2 cup finely minced celery
6 tablespoons finely minced onion (or more to taste)
2 tablespoons finely minced parsley
2 tablespoons finely minced red pepper
2 teaspoons liquid amino?s
Use an electric coffee grinder to finely grind the flax seeds and the sunflower seeds. The carrot pulp is what is left over after you juice carrots. If you don?t own a juicer yet, ask for carrot pulp at a juice bar.
In a blender, blend the ground flax seed and water, immediately pour mixture into a bowl and set aside. Rinse the blender container out immediately. In a medium size bowl, thoroughly stir together carrot pulp, ground sunflower seeds, celery, onion, parsley, red pepper and liquid amino?s. Add the flax seed mixture and mix thoroughly. Add more water if necessary to make the consistency to form patties. Form into six 1/2 inch thick patties. Dehydrate for 4-8 hours, or leave in sun until warm, or place in warm oven for 10-15 minutes. Makes 6 balls or patties.

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