As I wrote yesterday , I was very happy to get my new mandolin and spiralizer (from rawfoodmiddagar.se) ! It is possible to get by without most things in a kitchen, but a few ” toys ” and special tools are always fun to have.
Something I especially have longed to be able to do is really thin slices of for example , apple, beetroot and potatoes. So it had to be the first thing I did this morning.
Mandolin was incredibly easy to use and really created paper-thin slices . It may sound strange, but eating a thin slice of apple was really a new experience. When I took up the slice, it was like just a layer fibers, I could almost see through it.
Then I tried to use the mandolin for kiwi too. That went less well. The problem was not that it was too soft, but the core of it was too hard against the green stuff surrounding it. Which meant that when I would pull it with constant speed over the blade, it jumped and the slice broke off. But it might require a little more effort also from my side. So I chose to cut the kiwi with a knife instead.
I made a fruit flower of the slices that I served with some almond butter.
- 1/2 cup almonds (organice preferably)
- 1 tsp mesquite powder
- 1 pinch of vanilla powder
- A really small amount of salt, like only a couple of grains of salt
- Eventually a bit of water
- Mix everything together in a blender until it's creamy like a butter. You may need to add a bit of water depending on how strong you're blender is.