I have recently jumped head-first into the soaking/sprouting world of preparing grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. I hope to share my new resolutions (of sorts, I guess that's appropriate, since it's the new year!) with you soon. :-) But for now, let's just say my (FIL's) dehydrator has made a reappearance in my kitchen!
Today I soaked almonds. Soaking helps to make the almonds more easily digestible. I don't know a whole lot about it at this point, but I kind of see it as giving my tummy and intestines a bit of a break. :-)
So, after I soaked the almonds (8-12 hours), I put them in the dehydrator at about 145* for 12-24 hours, or until they are crispy. Well, I set up the dehydrator in its usual spot-- the dining room.
Chris walked by the dehydrator, and pointed out I had placed it in the wrong place. I agreed, and we moved it-- to our bedroom! It's the coldest room in the house, and the dehydrator is set at 145*! So I'm looking forward to my room possibly being warm-ish tonight. :-)
|Please excuse the mess all around... but I just had to show you!|
My tip for today-- use your dehydrator to heat your house!