Tomato & Avocado Soup, More Salads, Dehydrator

Tomato Avocado Soup

Tomato Avocado Soup

This Tomato Avocado Soup is more or less a re-run of the one we had three days ago (see here), with a couple or so small changes. Kate Wood’s original recipe did indeed call for the avocado included here  but skipped by me in my first making of the soup. It really does make a big difference – makes it beautifully creamy and absolutely delicious! Also, my husband (whose endeavour it was this time) substituted maple syrup (not raw) for the agave nectar and added a little extra. A couple of tablespoons of Bragg’s raw cider vinegar also went in along with a little more basil than called for and an extra shake of cayenne. This one’s a keeper – just the way we had it today!

The rest of today’s meals were re-runs also: a red cabbage and apple salad with a sprinkle of raisins, heirloom green zebra tomatoes with lemon juice and garam masala, and mushrooms in a spicy cheezy sauce (which I’m busy perfecting and should post exactly one of these days). Here are some quick snaps I took.

CabbageAppleSalad

Mushrooms&Tomatoes

Well that proves it – still eating and enjoying raw! And oh yes we had a bowl of berries for dessert.

Now about that dehydrator I mentioned in the subject line above this post: We decided to take the plunge and get one sooner rather than later, and this Excalibur 2400 arrived yesterday afternoon.

New Excalibur Dehydrator

New Excalibur Dehydrator

It is pictured here with its door removed in order to show the four-tray setup. I have it on the corner of my kitchen table (I have a big table) – and my kitchen mascot has already confirmed acceptance of it by perching on top. (Gotta keep the kitchen gods happy.)

Today was frantic all round, almost busier than yesterday, hence the salads rather than something more adventurous from the dehydrator. We have promised ourselves to experiment with some recipes over the weekend, so stand by for good news or whatever.

And that wraps it up for now, except to confirm that breakfast was, as usual, a smoothie and a little more fruit. Isn’t the fruit wonderful in the northern hemisphere at this time of year!

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