Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Days Off

I've been creating for 2 straight days (days off).
I had an idea to make crispy strawberry/spinach/black
sesame/coconut chips and
blackberry/apple/coconut chips. They are in the
dehydrator now, can't wait until morning.

Blackberry Chips:

1/2-3/4 cup thawed frozen blackberries + juice from thawing
1 organic gala apple
juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp lemon zest
- place all in vita mix or high speed blender and blend
until smooth. transfer to a bowl and add: -

1 cup raw shredded dried coconut flakes
4 tablespoons hemp protein powder
1/2 tsp lemon zest

Mix well. scoop out 1/2 tablespoon sized portions onto a teflex
dehydrator sheet and flatten with bottom of glass.

I did this with half of the mixture, then added a tablespoon of
raw coconut oil and a pinch of sea salt to the rest of the batter
in the bowl, then formed that into thicker bars.

- It is now morning, they turned out ok. Blackberry ones are crispy little chips that are not too sweet (but I'm ok with that) and the strawberry spinach ones might have too many sesame seeds, but also a nice light crispy snack (full of calcium!). I think adding a bit of yacon syrup would have been nice, or banana to sweeten because although I will eat these snacks I'm not sure others would love them.

Sour cream and onion almonds also made an appearance in the kitchen today

Cashew Sour Cream
1 cup cashews, soaked overnight, drained
a bit of water... maybe 1/4 cup, maybe less?
1/4 tsp pink sea salt (Himalayan)

Blend in vita mix until creamy and smooth, add more water
to get desired consistency. (you want it pretty thick)
Add 2 Bio-K dairy-free probiotic pills (break pills open and pour
contents into cashew cream. discard pill shell. The probiotics are added to
create the sour or yogurt-like taste).
Blend again until just mixed. Pour into container and leave on
counter to activate probiotics for about 4 hours.

Chop up a few green onions. Coat as many almonds as you like in
the cashew sour cream and toss with green onions and sprinkle with more pink salt.

Dehydrate at 105 until dry.

Put the rest of the sour cream in the fridge and eat on stuff.

I made other things too... but it is 4am so I'm not going to tell you about them. Except one of the things was lucuma ice cream. Yum!

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