Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spicy Raw Kale Chips

Every time  I go shopping at Whole Foods I've got to wonder how much junk food there still is on the shelves. Even the very health conscious people love to eat potato chips! But of course, the chips are organic and made with Celtic salt, with no chemicals added... Thanks Goodness they also sell other, really healthy snacks. Real blessing comes with raw kale chips. You can indulge guilt free. The fragile green flakes are not only very tasty, they are very nutritious. And very easy to make! All you need is a dehydrator.


Ingredients:
  • 1 large bunch organic kale
  • 1 hot chili pepper, seeds removed (take more if you like your kale chips really spicy)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • juice of 2 limes
  • Celtic salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Brazil nuts, soaked in water overnight
  • 1/3 cup purified water


Method: 
  • Wash kale, remove the stems and tear the leaves into manageable bite-size pieces. Remember that kale will shrink a bit in the dehydrator. Set aside in a large bowl.
  • To make a seasoning for the chips, process all the other ingredients in a blender until you receive a dressing that is not too thick, but also not too flowing. Adjust the amount of water if necessary.
  • Pour the seasoning over kale leaves and massage lightly. You may want to wear a rubber gloves if you decide to use your hand otherwise the chili pepper will get into you.
  • Spread the seasoned kale on the dehydrator trays and dehydrate overnight at 105°F. After a night in a dehydrator your spicy kale chips should be nice and crispy. If this is not the case, extend the dehydration process for another hour or so. 
  • Gently remove the ready chips from trays and store in a clean airtight glass jar.

Indulge in good company whenever you can!

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

         
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