Sour "Cream" and Onion Kale Chips
These are delicious - and I don't like kale! I feel good eating them because I know they're good for me and I love the taste!
Found the recipe here: http://dosedependent.me/2013/09/25/sour-cream-onion-kale-chips-the-rock-star-of-vegan-snack-foods/
1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked for 2-3 hrs or overnight
4 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1 small red onion, sliced thin (on a mandolin if you have one!)
1 head of green kale
1/4-1/2 cup water (if needed)
Strip the kale leaves from the stem and tear into small pieces 1-2"
In a blender or food processor put all the rest of the ingredients and puree until smooth. Add the water if you need it. I use a Ninja 1100 Kitchen system and doesn't need the water - it just means it dries faster!
Use your hands and squish the cashew cream all over the leaves and onion. Don't be afraid to get messy and make sure everything is well coated.
Spread the kale in dehydrator and dehydrate at 105' until they are crispy and dry. My homemade dehydrator doesn't get that warm and takes 48 hours or so. Commercial dehydrators should take about 12 hrs.
Store in an airtight container - I have no idea how long it "lasts" because it doesn't last in my house!
Popcorn - Salted or Seasoned!
Well -this is an obvious one. Popcorn is a simple carb but its a treat
that we like.
We make it on the stove with
coconut oil (in a popcorn pot) and spritz with oil (1/2 canola 1/2 olive) and
sprinkle with salt or with seasonings! you can look on the "mixes and spices" page
I am always looking for simple - and quick snacks that are whole foods, gluten free, dairy free and cheap is a great bonus!!
5 cups of dry ingredients (cereal, crackers, popcorn, pretzels - in the picture I used straight rice chex since they're GF and almost sugar free - 5 cups is 1/2 a box)
1/4 cup oil
1/4 spice mix (if you want it extra flavourful be mindful that your spice mix should have less salt or it will be very salty!)
Mix the oil and spice mix
Pour it over the cereal in a bag and shake to coat. Let it sit for a little while to let the oil soak in.
(I used "Dorito" spice on the left and Ranch Spice on the right -recipes are on my "mixes and spices" page