The chronicles of adding raw food to my diet

On this blog, I'll post about the transition to a more raw food based diet. Check back often for posts on raw foods that I'm eating!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Raw dehydrated corn tortillas

It's corn season!!! I belong to a CSA and I get 6-12 ears of corn each week. What to do with all that corn?!? Well, 1 thing you can do is make corn tortillas, or chips or tostadas or wraps....this recipe can do all of those. By varying dehydration time you can achieve the different textures.

First off though, the recipe....

4 ears corn or 4 cups corn kernels
2 small garlic cloves
1/3 sweet onion
1-2 cups water
2 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
handful cilantro - optional, nice addition
1/2 cup ground flax seed

What to do:
First off, if using fresh corn, remove the corn from the cob and put into high speed blender along with garlic, onion, water, salt, cumin, coriander and cilantro (if using). Blend ingredients until nice and smooth.

Add in flax and blend until flax is incorporated.

So now it's decision time about what you're going to make. To make tortillas or tostadas, pour out rounds onto the teflex dehydrator sheets. To make chips, pour out a big square, as big as the dehydrator sheet. For wraps, either do rounds or a couple large rectangles.
Put in the dehydrator at 105 degrees. For tortillas and wraps, set it for ~6hrs, then flip them and let it go for another 2-6hrs. For tostadas and chips, set the dehydrator for 8hrs, flip it, then let it go for another 8hrs or so.

Here are the tortillas at the half way point, before flipping.
After dehydrating for ~10 hrs.
All done :)
I used one of the tortillas to make a taco with a sunflower seed pate, pine nut cheese and sunflower sprouts.
Try something raw today!!