Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

Once again, a part of my meal did not come out the way it should have. But that’s what happens when you use a wholly differently method of cooking that few people know how to use. A few of my friends tell me it’s really just practice and that I truly cannot rely on the time in the cook book.

I was making Avocado Burritos from a cookbook I bought from the store. It’s The Complete Book of Raw Food. Instead of using lettuce as the original avocado burrito called for, I wanted to try the corn tortilla recipe from the same book.

I followed the instructions to the minute detail and put it in the dehydrator, 115 degrees F for 4 hours. But four hours later, they were not done. I couldn’t even pull it off the sheet to flip them over. I shrugged, decided to give it another hour.

No go. After several attempts, it didn’t make the slightest appearance of being beautiful tortillas til about midnight. And I had started 12 hours before. While they were pliable, they were only half crispy. The other side was still damp, but I was tired and wanted to go to bed. So I put them in the containers to set in the fridge.

Earlier that day I had made the avocado mix, and that went well. It came out creamy and delicious, almost like a gazpacho. At least one thing went right.

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