What to Expect from Sister Vegetarian Recipes...

Sister Vegetarian knows the importance of nutrition without breaking the bank. In lieu of this, I keep the meals to a cost that anyone can create and still stick to a budget. I also include raw vegan meals. Sister has acquired a Raw Vegan Chef Certfication through The Raw Food Network-Ekaya Institute of Living Food Education. I love to cook meals from Africa, India, the Middle East, Greece, Italy, and the list goes on. When I cook, I call it traveling the world without leaving my home. I see cooking as a way to experiment and learn about other cultures, as I also learn more about my roots.

Enjoy the meals. Enjoy the travel. No Passport Required. Just an appetite for delicious and healthy meals.

Peace & Love, Sister Vegetarian.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sister's Quick Tip of The Day: Why are you throwing away your juicings pulp?

Waste not want not.

Why waste the pulp from your raw vegan juicing? Juicing pulp can still be used in delicious recipes! Some people use their pulp if they are composting; but, there is some nutrition left in juice pulps.

You ask me, how can nutrients be left in vegetable and fruit pulp after juicing?

Well, everything is not perfect. Although you have a great juicer, there could be some nutrients left in the pulp if you use a centrifugal juicer. What's a centrifugal juicer? Link here for a description. Most juicers on the market are centrifugal juicers such as Breville. The rule of thumb to determine how much nutrients is left in pulp is based on the dryness of the pulp. The drier the pulp, the more nutrients are in the juice that was just extracted.

Use the vegetable, fruit, and vegetable/fruit pulp from your raw vegan juicings in raw vegan or cooked vegan/vegetarian recipes. Just scoop the pulp from the juicer into an airtight container. Place in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to use. Many juicers have recipes within the user guides devoted to using the pulp from juicings.

Some people use the pulp in the following ways:

1. Folded into the mixture for home-made breads or muffins
2. Pesto
3. Spread on crusty Italian bread
4. Soups

~ Sister Vegetarian


Marie Oser said...

The twin gear juice extractors, such as the Green Star do not heat the juice and also produce the driest pulp. Thanks for the great ideas for using the pulp.

Sister Vegetarian said...

Thank you Marie for the tip!