If you already have a copy of my new Ethiopian zine, then you also know I'm mad at work getting another one finished. It's also gonna be xgfx (¡claro que si!) and filled with recipes inspired by India, Vietnam, New Orleans plus random fun stuff, sweets and whatever else slithers my dithers.
Here's a recipe I've been eating everyday which I'm planning to include. Dehydrated granola that can be all raw if you use raw agave, or you can try baking it at a low temperature like regular granola (though I haven't tried to do that yet). It's a great base recipe for a healthy, low fat cereal. It's not super sweet either, so I like to eat it with tons of fresh berries, since they're all over Portland right now.
Dehydrated Buckwheat Granola
Makes about 1/2 gallon, so feel free to reduce the recipe for smaller quantities.
- 5 cups raw buckwheat groats, soaked for at least an hour and drained (Buckwheat gets slimy after it's been soaked, so be sure to rinse it off really well after the initial drain, then drain again to get all of the extra water out).
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oats, or another grain flake like quinoa
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup golden flax-meal
- 1 cup nuts (pictured here was a combination of raw cashew pieces and hemp)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup dried fruit (I used dried cherries that my friend Amy shared with me)
- In a large bowl, combine the groats, flakes, cinnamon, salt, flax and nuts.
- In a smaller bowl, combine the vanilla, maple syrup and coconut oil.
- Mix the liquid ingredients into the grain mixture until all is moist and well combined.
- Mix in the dried fruit.
- Spread onto dehydrator trays about 1/2" thick and dehydrate overnight around 110F.
- When thoroughly dry and crisp, break into clumps and store in an airtight container.
Finally, a few sneak peaks at some of the bags I've been sewing and will have for sale at the conference (plus my zine). Many of these are mini backpacks, designed to be worn on one shoulder like the one you wore in the 90s, but CUTE!
If you're in PDX, you can purchase Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food from Food Fight, Herbivore and Native Bowl.