Our idea of what constitutes "food" in American culture has become so skewed that it is almost unrecognizable. Our supermarkets are packed with products whose ingredients include unpronounceable chemicals, dyes, bacteria, and growth hormones. They are irradiated without our consent and contain GMOs.It's time to bring back FOOD. Pure unadulterated organic RAW food.This blog is a documentation of my continuing journey on a plant-based lifestyle.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Recipe of the Week: Cheezy Kale Chips!

I absolutely looovee Kale Chips, especially my Cheezy Kale Chips! They immediately take me back to my childhood and the piles of Cheez-itz I used to devour. They are a perfect replacement to conventional potato chips as they offer a subtle crunch, without the unhealthy elements. These chips are actually GOOD FOR YOU! Not to mention, they are an excellent way to get your greens in!
(Chips right before going into the dehydrator.)

2 cups cashew (soaked)

1 red pepper

1 cup grape tomatoes

5 sun dried tomatoes (soaked at least 10 minutes in warm water)

2 heaping Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast

Juice of one lime

Salt to taste


1 bunch of your favorite type of kale

First, wash and dry, and cut up your kale. Dressings and even pates will not stick to wet kale. In a food processor process cashews and sun dried tomatoes removing what sticks to the side until fully blended. Then add in your red pepper and grape tomatoes. Process again until all combined, again removing what sticks to the side. Add in your nutritional yeast and lime. Process again. You should have a creamy and thick pate. Add salt to taste.

(This makes enough pate to massage into at least two bunches of kale. I only used one bunch so I had leftovers.)

Put cut up kale in a large bowl and scoop pate onto the kale. Massage until each leaf is evenly coated. Lay kale out on mesh screens and dehydrate at 11o degrees until chips are crunchy! And then enjoy!

(Finished Product! Crunchy, Cheezy, De-LISH Kale Chips!)