Friday, November 9, 2007

For the Love of Gadgets

I admit it. I've got a thing for health gadgets. I own several pedometers, a GPS unit that would allow me to download my running stats to my computer, a treadmill & stationary bike (of course), the Fluidity workout bar, a couple of different steps, lots of workout videos, a captain's chair/pull-up bar (everyone but me uses the pull-up side), balls in all sizes, free weights, a weight machine . . . I would love my own blood pressure cuff.

Going mostly Raw has opened my world to new gadgets--the mandoline, the spiral slicer, the mini-food processor, and the dehydrator. Ah yes, the dehydrator. In the weeks since Lovely Boyfriend generously presented me with the 9-tray Excalibur, the cream of its particular crop, I've used it less than 10 times. Pathetic, no?

I tried a couple of frustrating recipes. I tried a couple of things that required me to figure out a way to sub seeds for nuts, so Wonder Girl, who has pretty bad nut allergies, could partake. It felt like failure all the way around. But failure is not an option, so I ordered a dehydrator recipe book from Kristen's Raw. If all goes well, I'll devote Sunday evening to trying at least one of the recipes she includes. Probably the pancakes!


Raw Vegan Family said...

Good Luck! :)