The quest to avoid GMO foods means you need to have new toys to help you adjust to this new lifestyle to make food interesting. These things are not cheap, (juicer, dehydrator, Vitamix). My turn. I bought the cheapest one first - a Sprya-Gyra. I went by memory from a course I was on. I wanted to make the sweet potato pesto salad that was so great on the course I attended.
Peel sweet potato, insert into machine, start turning the handle. Sweet potato immediately flies out of the machine and falls apart. Take potato out, examine machine to make sure this is all put together right, try again. Potato breaks into pieces and goes everywhere. Take potato out, put in a different blade. Put potato back in and turn - slightly better but still a huge mess happening. Get to end of potato, and it just stops. Big door stop piece stays in the machine.
This can't be right. Stop process, head for Youtube for instructions. The video makes it looks really easy of course. Look how clean her workbench stays. Try again. Slightly better results and get some "pasta" out. Two potatoes only made this much though :
Mm, what to do with these big chunks and bits.....?
I know! Dehydrate them! Sliced them thinly as I could and put them onto foil. Seeing as I don't have that toy yet, into the oven they go at 40 degrees. Will see how they turn out in 12 hours or so. (Only second attempt ever at dehydrating in my oven. Kale chips made this week, blog to follow).
In the meantime, add pesto to sweet potato "pasta", and voila! Done. Had to add some olive oil cos it was a bit dry. Pop mixture into fridge to chill and think about life.
It's definitely not as easy as it looks and is going to take some practice. Food needs to be in the exactly right shape or position or all hell breaks loose. You need a plan B for all the leftovers that disintegrate from it, dehydrate, recycle them, chop them up and add them to the dish.