Monday, January 23, 2017

Carrot Juice With Lemon and Ginger

I've always liked carrot juice. Add a little lemon to lighten it up, and a knob of ginger to give it a littel zing.

I found a great tip on the Hurom website. I assume this would apply to any slow juicer. It said "Alternate carrot with apple for more moisture and better extraction." I'm going to guess that lemon would work the same way, but apple and carrot would be a tasty juice as well.

Keep in mind that carrots are on the dry side and don't produce as much juice as other veggies. It will take a lot of carrots to get a lot of carrot juice. And whatever you do, don't try to re-juice the pulp. You will clog your juicer. Yes, I tried it. The pulp from the Hurom is already dry. I don't know what I was thinking.

Again, the Hurom has a small chute. Harder veggies need to be cut smaller so they don't get stuck in the machine. It does take a bit more prep to use a Hurom, but I love the feel of the juice compared to the centrifugal juicer. It's very smooth. It's worth the extra effort it takes to cut the carrots. Or if you're making a lot, you can run the carrots through the slice blade on your food processor. The slicing blade is also very handy for making sauerkraut.

Celery - Cucumber - Ginger - Pineapple - Lemon Juice

This juice is good, but if you don't like celery, you probably won't like this juice. You can add the celery last, and taste it as you go along.

As you can see from the image below, the Hurom is a great juicer and leaves you with little pulp. The pulp that is left is very dry. This is such a huge difference from my last juicer, which was centrifugal. It left a very wet pulp, and the juice was grainy.

The hurom does have a smaller chute, so you need to cut your fruit and veg to fit. Also, i removed the skin from the cucumbers because the ones I bought were not organic, and they are on the dirty dozen list.

I stored this juice in smaller bottles so I could take it to work. It's also better this way so that you don't expose a large amount of juice to air, by opening and closing a bigger bottle.


Orange Pineapple Juice

Last week I had a bit of a cold, so I went and made my own vitamin C juice. You want to make your own because those store bought juices are pasteurized. There is no benefit to drinking them.

I made 2 batches. The first was just orange and pineapple, and I added lemon and grapefruit to the 2nd batch.

I use a Hurom slow juicer and it's awesome. I love it! It was worth the investment.

The Hurom has a small chute, so I cut my fruit into chunks that would fit. If you have a centrifugal juicer, you will probably have a bigger chute, and there won't be a need to do a lot of prep. You can leave the core in the pineapple as well.

The lemon is optional, but it's a nice touch if you've got a sweet pineapple.

Sushi Your Way

This here is my first attempt at sushi. It's not difficult to make, but that sushi rice sure is sticky.

You can put anything you want inside, just be sure to slice everything into strips.You can also add slices of egg, tofu or seafood. I gave up on eating sushi with raw fish a long time ago, because as we know, seafood has gotten pretty dirty. But it's your sushi, so it's up to you what you want to put inside.

When we order sushi, I usually get the one with avocado. My favourite used to be the spicy salmon rolls.

I had about 1 1/2 cups of cooked rice and managed to get 3 rolls out of it.

The only thing missing was the toasted sesame seeds. I'm definitely going to add some of those next time.

I don't bother with wasabi and pickled ginger because we never eat it.

If you're unsure about making your own sushi, go watch a few videos on YouTube.