Good question... I dunno what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
I think the egg whites are so the spices and sugar will stick to the nuts. This isn't necessary because of the agave being liquid, so everything will stick just fine as long as the nuts are dry, of course. I would just suggest.
Soaking the pecans. They don't need it, really, and the delicious flavor gets kinda soggy when soaked. Also, if you're using fresh cranberries, you might want to start them first since they might take longer to dehydrate I don't know about this for sure, though...
RawTruth!!! (((big smile))) What do you mean "the delicious flavor gets kinda soggy when soaked?" I love soaked pecans!!! To each her own..
Also I think RP said honey will never dehydrate. It just stays wet. Perhaps soaked blenderized dates? If I'm wrong just let me know. Never tried it myself..
I actually got that from a class I took from a local raw chef. I've never tried them soaked since I knew they didn't need it since they don't have enzyme inhibitors. Geez, now you've got me curious!!.
I'd prolly just use agave since the dates get kinda thick when used to coat stuff or that was my experience when I used it to toss with granola..
Now, I have this image of you munching on soaked pecans, Teri...
I also like my pecans soaked ~ and dehydrated..
Something to check ~ IF one is going to use dried cranberries from the store, first, they may not be raw because of the drying temperature; secondly, they usually contain sulphur dioxide ~ which is not favorable to one's health..
And we definitely want one's healthy to be favorable!! hee hee..
Since I don't have a dehydrator, maybe I could use my dried goji berries instead of the cranberries?..
Ohhhh...I assumed that because you were requesting a raw version of a cooked Medifast recipe where the nuts are baked that you had a dehydrator..
Hmmm...well, I guess in this case I'm not sure unless your oven goes below 110 degrees. In case you're interested, you can get a round model American Harvest for under $50 at Walmart...just check to make sure it's the one with the temperature control...
Without a dehyrator, this is going to be an really interesting experiement..
Be sure to let us know how it turns out...
I keep reading about the Walmart dehydrator. Will it work as well as the expensive ones (at least until I can get one of those?).
Ya know, I am just going to go buy one. I will let ya know how this all turns out...
Oh yeah...it works great! It was my first dehydrator too and I STILL have and use it as an extra even though I have an Excalibur now..
I believe Samuel Wilson has one of the round models as well..
It will serve you well mah dear!.
Again, make sure it has a temperature control because some stores carry a similar model but it doesn't have one. It should be indicated on the box and in the "features" listed...
Nini, so sorry I am just now replying. I have had a mad house with all the New Years celebration..
I strongly suggest you go to Wal-Mart (and not because I am a shareholder either) and buy the Snackmaster Express Medifast food Dehydrator which is priced at $39.96..
I think everyone else's replies have pretty much answered your questions...