Friday, August 8, 2014

Sun-Dried Savory Beet Chips

It is still incredibly hot in New Mexico. I love to take advantage of the warm weather the wonderful energy of the Sun. I dehydrate as much as I can without the dehydrator. This not only saves money and keeps the electricity bill down, but also infuses your food with SOEFs (Subtle Organizing Energy Fields). I will write about this sometime in the future.


This is a very simple recipe. If you own a dehydrator you can make these chips all year round, but if the weather and climate allow, try to dehydrate them in the sun. What could be more natural than that?

Ingredients:
  • 2 beets
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp mustard
  • 1 Tbsp dried dill
  • 2 Medjool dates, soaked in water over night
  • 1/2 Celtic sea salt for the marinade plus more for sprinkling

Method:
  • Wash and peel beets. Using a mandolin or a very sharp knife cut the beets into very thin slices.
  • Using a blender make a medium thick dressing. Add a little water if you think it is too thick. Pour it into a bowl.
  • Transfer the beet slices into a bowl with the dressing and mix well making sure that all slices are well coated in it. Allow to marinade for about 10 minutes.
  • Spread the beet slices on a flat surface. You can use a dehydrator tray even if you are drying the chips in the sun. You can take a large baking pan and cover it with a sheet of baking paper. Whatever you you choose, make sure that the beet slices are not overlapping. 
  • Sprinkle the beet slices with some Celtic sea salt. Cover the tray with a cheese cloth to protect them from insects and place it in the direct sun. 
  • Depending on the outside temperature you should be able to turn the chips over after 4 hours or so. Once again you may want to sprinkle a little Celtic salt on them. Allow to dehydrate for another 3 or 4 hours.
  • When the chips are perfectly dry, gather them and remove excess salt. 
  • Store the completely dried chips in airtight container and place in a moisture free place. Enjoy in good company when you feel like snacking.

Tip: If your chips are not ready by the end of the day you may have to use the dehydrator to dry them out completely.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2014

      
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