Apr 28, 2010

Too much pulp!!

And Marie Antoinette said "Let them eat cake!"

Last post I wrote about the BENEFITS of JUICING and why I LOVE it so much! But one issue I had for a while was knowing what to do with all the left-over juice pulp! It seemed such a waste to throw it out and my compost heap is having a hard time keeping up with that amount of fruit n veg scraps I go through!

And so, I make BREAD. I make CAKES. I make BURGER PATTIES.

To make delicious, tasty kitchen creations, all you need is your IMAGINATION... (or the help of me with a recipe) ;)

Left-over pulp will keep in the fridge for at least a few days if you're not ready to use it straight away. Sometimes I keep my carrot pulp seperate from my celery pulp seperate from my beetroot pulp... and sometimes I keep it all mixed together!

To make bread - combine 1 part ground flaxseeds to 2-3 parts left-over fruit or vegie pulp then add whatever you wish... spices, garlic, onion, lemon juice, curry powder, herbs, tamari, dried fruits, etc. You can do it all by hand or throw it all in your blender. You might need to add a drizzle or oil or water to help bind it until it's of a dough-like consistency. Spread it on teflex sheets and dehydrate your bread for an hour or so, flip, and dehydrate for another hour or so. The length of time depends on how thick your bread is. If you dont have a dehydrator, you can use your oven and set the temperature to 40 degrees, spreading your mixture on baking paper-lined trays. GLUTEN FREE. WHEAT FREE. and depending on what you choose to put in your mix, it can also be FAT FREE AND SUGAR FREE. Use it for sandwiches or as a side with a big green salad.

To make crackers - as above, just spread your mixture thinner and dehydrate longer! Serve with raw dips or pate or eat as is!

To make burger patties - as above, just alot fatter and shaped like burger patties! Experiment with almond meal or other nut pulp (left over from making nut milks) in place of flaxseeds, or in addition too! Dried herbs are also really good. Blending fresh tomatoes are good for extra juiciness in your patties. Dehydrating time is usually alot longer due to the thickness (and any added juciness) of your patties. Serve on raw bread, large green leaves or field mushrooms, with salad or vegies, salsa or nut cheese.

These are "Conversation Burgers" by Gena

To make cake - well here's where you don't have to think coz I've got a quick and easy CARROT CAKE recipe for you! An all time favourite, I was so excited to make this RAW!

1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup raisins/sultanas/dates/figs
1 cup carrot pulp
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp flax oil
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
1/4tsp each of cinnamon and nutmeg
(MINIMUM! If you're like me, and LOVE your spices feel free to add more)

Pulse walnuts and raisins in food processor until crumbly. Then TASTE TEST HERE (fun part) - if you want your mix sweeter add more raisins or dates, agave syrup or honey and pulse again. I like my cakes not too sweet.
Then add the rest of the ingredients and pulse again until it starts to form a “dough”.

Shape your cake dough into a square or round cake on a plate, or put into little individual silicon moulds like I did. I got 5 small cakes out of my mix.

For the icing - I experimented and used

1/4 cup soaked cashews
1/4 tsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp agave
squeeze lemon to taste and a drizzle water

Blended it all until smooth and spooned it ontop of my mini cakes, followed by a dusting of nutmeg!

So tasty. So cute. So good on a little plate for afternoon tea.


  1. i love your blog and thoughts in general...just became your follower :) Feel free to follow my blog as well, i'm a high-raw vegan :D

    - Rick

  2. This is a great post as so many people don't know what to do with left over pulp.

    I LOVE Raw vegan carrot cake, it's so good! I have to try the burgers and bread you made, yummo!

  3. adding you to my site's blogroll too...only for the best! :D