Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Raw Vegan Kale Krisps

Before you submit yourself to this recipe please understand that I cook with my heart and with my soul. I do not measure things out or time things. I feel, taste and smell my way to the perfect delicacy....... that being said. I've sumarized and guestimated the amounts of the ingredients described below. I encourage you to experiment and to find your flavor. Your consistency. Your adaptation. Love your food and it shall Love you in return. The most important ingredient of all is LOVE. I promise..... which is why it has been included here in the cooking directions. Please add accordingly.

1 organic midsized red pepper

1 1/2 tsp organic white pepper

1 tsp fresh chopped organic garlic

1 green onion

1 bunch organic kale 1 tbsp vegan parmesan (optional)

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional - add more if you wish your kale was hot like me)

1 tsp sea salt Lemon juice - I squeezed half of a lemon

Lots of nootch! I used 10 tbsp. (nutritional yeast)

1 cup of soaked cashews - I prefer to soak them overnight, but several hours would work - be sure to drain them well before adding them to your ingredients

Several tracks of relaxing inspiration music - I like listening to kirtan

A generous helping of Love

Before cooking gather all ingredients and arrange them in your space in an artistic manner. Allow yourself time to recognize the beauty of the vegetables. The shine and the brightness of the red pepper. The delicate appearance of the soaked cashews. The spices resting peacefully in their jars. The fluff of the kale. Spend a few moments breathing and filling your heart with gratitude for the sacrifice of life within the plants. The nourishment you will receive from preparing this delicious raw recipe. Kale is amazing. As you breathe in receive the gifts of these plants. As you breathe out experience gratitude and Love. Allow this to 'marinade' your ingredients. When you come to a comfortable space begin to prepare the recipe as follows.

Always rinse your vegetables very well. Even organic veggies. Let the washing of your vegetables be a ritual and meditation.

After you have thoroughly cleansed your veggies, trim the kale - removing the stalks. Chop the pepper - it does not matter how you chop it - for this pepper is doomed to the food processor shortly. Combine everything but the kale in the food processor and blend until you have a smooth substance.

Toss your kale into a large bowl and then coat the kale with your mush. Be sure to lick the food processor - this stuff is TASTY

I have yet to purchase a dehydrator so I usually toss these in an oven on 200 degrees with the door open - flipping once. Im not sure how long I cooked them for. I just waited until they were nice n krispy.

Cooking is hard work so make sure you stay hydrated! I've made myself a delicious Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar Lemonjuice Basil Water.

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