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JJR
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foods right now.  HELP!!!

It's mainly because I have had teeth work done, have a temporary filling in right now and chewing in a different style has really messed up my mouth.  My tongue is raw for some reason and I'm missing a molar on the side I can chew with and it makes the other two move a little and hurt a bit.  But, even besides that, I know sometimes pureed food or whatever can digest easier.  Typically, I've craved crunchy foods for a long time, but for some reason, I feel like I need to shift gears.  So, I've never really done this before.

One thing I'm stumped on is salads.  I love salads and eat one every day.  Can you just throw all the ingredients in a food pro and zap it and it will be good?  I don't know.  Or should I blanch my greens first?  

Another thing is nuts.  I have almond butter and peanut butter, but I eat other types.  I have cashews, pecans and walnuts, or whatever other nut that I'd like to make some much or "butter" out of, but I've never done it.  Do you have to add oil?  I would think not, and I don't really want to, but I'm all ears.  Do you have to do a pretty large chunk at once or what?  I have a blender and a food pro.  I

And any other suggestions anyone has, I'm all ears.  I think it might be fun to come up with blended up concoctions.  I've never really done smoothies, and I don't do well on yoghurt or kefir.  So, I'm definitely going to start making my own almond milk to use.  I have 5# of almonds.  Can you make milk out of any other nut too?  Like peanuts?  Peanut would be a good one to make milk out of because it's cheap and I wouldn't have to worry about the skins if I strain it.  Eh?

And I hear there is things you can do with Dates.  Or any other fruit ideas.  Later today I'm going through some papaya in the food pro.  Mmmmmmmmm.....  I eat canned pumpkin and just love it.  

I don't know how meat does, but I figure anything cooked can go into the food pro and will probably come out pretty good.  

So anyways, I've said too much, but any help is totally welcomed!!!


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I don't know about the salad thing, but I have blended a can of spinach (including about 1/2 the water) in the blender with spices, maybe some oil, done nothing else to it, and it made a great dip (really good on meat).  If you don't do canned veggies, steamed greens with some added water or frozen greens would probably work.

As for the nut butter, adding oil will depend on the type of nuts used and your texture preference.  Roasting the nuts before making the butter will bring out the oil (and flavor) and make it less likely that extra oil will be needed.  walnuts are very oily and shouldn't need any added oil.  Any time I've made almond butter I've had to add oil.  I think the best thing to do is roast the nuts and toss them in a touch of oil (unless using walnuts) before grinding them.  If you do this, you can add a very minimal amount of oil, yet it is enough.  If I grind the nuts and then add oil, I have to add a lot more oil.  I only use food processors for nut butters; I've tried other things, but nothing else has worked.

Hope this helps


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Forgot to add...the spinach dip stuff had a good bit of steamed carrot in it too, which gave it some texture, and some onion (I didn't know about fructmal at the time)


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One thing I'm stumped on is salads.  I love salads and eat one every day.  Can you just throw all the ingredients in a food pro and zap it and it will be good?  I don't know.  Or should I blanch my greens first?
  
If you try the salad in the food pro once, you'll know the answer to this.  I wouldn't blanch lettuce, it doesn't handle heat well.  Spinach is quite often made into a blanched salad and is quite good this way.

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I have cashews, pecans and walnuts, or whatever other nut that I'd like to make some much or "butter" out of, but I've never done it.  Do you have to add oil?  I would think not, and I don't really want to, but I'm all ears.  Do you have to do a pretty large chunk at once or what?

According to the Vita-mix recipe book, you need to add oil to almonds or dry roasted peanuts need added oil.

It takes around 4 minutes for the nuts to be processed into butter in Vita-mix and both the machine and butter get hot.  There is a caution to not let the machine run longer than 6 minutes to avoid damage...  This may be different for your blender depending on many things.  Cashews, walnuts and pecans are all softer than peanuts and almonds, so would most likely work better in a blender...  You will need to tamp the nuts until they turn into a paste or they won't "flow" into the blades...  For this, you'll need a long handle or ??? - just make sure you keep it out of the blades...   

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I think it might be fun to come up with blended up concoctions.  I've never really done smoothies, and I don't do well on yoghurt or kefir.  So, I'm definitely going to start making my own almond milk to use.  I have 5# of almonds.  Can you make milk out of any other nut too?  Like peanuts?  Peanut would be a good one to make milk out of because it's cheap and I wouldn't have to worry about the skins if I strain it.

We've made peanut milk out of creamy peanut butter and water...

I'm sure there are entire threads on smoothies already...

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I don't know how meat does, but I figure anything cooked can go into the food pro and will probably come out pretty good.

We ground up meat in a small baby food grinder at that point in our DD's life.  

You could start with ground meat and end up with crumbles in a sauce to put over rice or ???.  This would go through the blender and taste good...


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I eat a lot of soups with diamond veggies, not much chewing required...
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How about veggie juices?  Do you have a juicer?  Just to get nutrients inside you.  And cooked veggies with rice?  I'm sorry about your dental problems.  Seems like I've been going through that myself forever now, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Wishing you a speedy recovery, ((JJR)).
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I don't understand the hydration comments.  I'm not changing my water intake.  Plus, I'm not suggesting I take any of the water out of the food that I process.  I just want to get it into smaller chunks so I don't have to chew as HARD.  I will still chew it quite a bit to get the saliva going, but bigger chunks are making it hard to chew.  So, it doesn't have to be a complete puree.  Just smaller chunks.  

Joe, what does that mean about the salad?  Not a good idea?  I may have to just make that my crunchy meal and puree my cooked meal.  But some fruit doesn't need to be cooked to get it into a good puree.  

As far as the nuts go, I was planning on doing this to nuts I have soaked and roasted already.  It does make everything a little softer.  I'll just see how it goes, because it doesn't necessarily have to be smooth as butter.  Just to some degree that will make it easier to chew.  

I typically chew super hard.  I don't know why, I just do.  I need to learn to take it easy while chewing.  I have the same problem with brushing.  I press too hard.  I'm not sure what that's all about but I have to really try to not.  And I usually give up trying.  


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you re on the right track then......tweak as you see fit


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Joe, what does that mean about the salad?  Not a good idea?

It means the results are subject to the opinion of the person eating it.  Since I haven't spent any time with you, it is hard for me to tell you whether you will like it.
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But some fruit doesn't need to be cooked to get it into a good puree.

True...  Almost all fruit will puree just fine...



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