CHEESE MAKING VIDEO AND CHEESE AND CRACKER RECIPES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GUSFIgJomw

IT’S HERE THE LONG AWAITED CHEESE MAKING VIDEO. JUST SO YOU KNOW, IT’S 25 MINUTES LONG. BUT YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO MAKE AGED NUT CHEESE AND CREAM CHEESE.

2 cups soaked cashews or macadamia nuts
1-2 probiotics capsules
1/4 or more cups of water
Dash of lemon
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Nutritional yeast
Black pepper
Pink or sea salt
Herbs of choice or smoked paprika, truffle oil

Here is the cracker recipe from this video
CRACKERS
1c walnuts
1c flax seeds
1c sunflower seeds
1/2 c hemp seeds
Pulse chop in a Food processor to break down into a flour consistency
Add
1/2 onion small chopped
1 zucchini small chopped
2 Carrots small chopped
1/2 red pepper
Basil or 2 tsp pesto
4 T Tamari
Sea Salt or pink salt
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 T flax oil
1 Nori sheet or dulse flakes.
To taste Garlic and onion powder
Black pepper
Pulse chop adding a little water at a time starting with 1/4 cup. You want a thick but spreadable texture.
You will use about 2 1/2 trays from an Excalibur dehydrator lined with Non stick sheets. Using a cake spatula, spread the mixture evenly and thinly (the thin crisp better) set your dehydrator to 115 and leave the crackers in for 6 or more hours until they are dry enough to pull off the non stick sheets and flip over. Let dry overnight or until you can break into pieces. Breaking can be done while they are still drying as long as they are mildly dry. I like to break in different sizes, some larger pieces for an avocado sandwich or as a pizza base, but if you like uniform pieces score when turning over and removing non stick sheet. Store in glass container or ziplock bag. Will be ok not refrigerated for a couple weeks. Not sure after that time. I think when refrigerated the get softer.

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE (see my youtube video for demo of this recipe)

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte


2 cups brewed tea, matcha, green, chai, or whatever you like
2 heaping tablespoons hemp seeds
¼ – 1/3 soaked cashews (can use un-soaked)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 heaping tablespoon pumpkin pie spice – you can purchase organic already mixed or make your own with
cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger…fresh ginger works great for an extra-added zip! Grate ¼ – ½ to ginger directly into blender
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup, or sweetener of choice to taste.

Blend all ingredients until smooth pour into 2 cups, sprinkle with cinnamon. Great chilled.

Spanish Gazpacho with a Twist

Spanish Gazpacho with a Twist

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Serves 4-5
This soup will inspire your creativity. Spices are all up to your taste buds. During summer months, I could eat this soup daily; it’s simple to make, yet so deliciously satisfying and healthy.

4 Roma tomatoes, cut in quarters, seeds removed
1 small yellow bell pepper, broken in pieces
1 small sweet red pepper, broken in pieces
1 large English cucumber, cut in chunks
1/8 cup shallots, cut in pieces
2 Fuji apples, cut into chunks, seeds removed
2 tablespoons good-quality extra-virgin olive oil
1–2 cloves garlic, crushed
1–2 dates or a small handful of raisins
1/2 bunch mint leaves
Juice from ½ lime
Himalayan salt to taste
Freshly milled pepper to taste
Cold water as needed to reach desired consistency – start with 1¼ cups

Garnish with chopped scallions, thinly sliced
radishes, and avocado
Directions
Use a blender or food processor and chop all to desired texture. I like mine just a little chunky but well incorporated. If you prefer a thinner texture, add a little water or blend for a longer time. Mixture is best if chilled before serving. When ready to serve, place in bowls and garnish with scallions and avocado.

TIP: Spice it up with chili flakes, jalapeno, or chili oil.

Roasted Tomatoes – in the Dehydrator

Roasted Tomatoes – in the Dehydrator

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6 medium tomatoes, heirloom are extra delicious

Extra virgin olive oil

Balsamic vinegar

Fresh basil, enough leaves to fit in the palm of your hand

Fresh marjoram, enough to fit in the palm of your hand

1-2 tablespoons fresh thyme

1 -2 tablespoons fresh oregano

(if using dry herbs, cut the amount in half or make more of the mixture to use in dressings and other dishes )

Break off 4-5 large cloves from a garlic bulb, remove papery skin and crushed them

Himalayan salt

6-7 extra basil leaves to make basil oil

Directions

Chop all herbs finely. With a small sharp knife, core stem out from top of tomatoes. Lay tomato on its side like you were going to cut slices, but instead cut evenly in half. Seed each half with a small spoon and place cut side up in glass baking dish that will fit in your dehydrator. Use two dishes if necessary. Generously sprinkle tomatoes with olive oil, letting some run into the baking dish. Drizzle about ½ or more teaspoons of balsamic vinegar on top of each tomato. Spread crushed garlic over tops of each tomato, and generously sprinkle herbs on top. Finish off with a good pinch of salt on each tomato half. Place in dehydrator for 13 or more hours at 115 degrees, checking once or twice to make sure there is oil and vinegar on the bottom of the dish. When they are wilted, soft and look slow roasted they are ready to eat. Store in covered container in refrigerator. They are delicious warm, at room temperature, or eaten cold.

 Basil Oil for Plating

If you have a pestle and mortar place basil leaves in and mash with pestle adding enough oil to make a smooth drizzling sauce. Salt to taste. Or, grind in blender until smooth. Spread on plate before setting tomatoes on top. Or, spread on bread before placing tomato on top.

Tip

Great served on a slice of raw bread (see LIVE RAW, and soon to be LIVE RAW AROUND THE WORLD for bread recipes). They are also great as a side dish or eaten alone.

Save oil and vinegar from the pan to use in salad dressing.

Check out my YouTube channel to see a video of me making this recipe.

CHOP CHOP SALAD

CHOP CHOP SALAD

Chop Chop Salad

Chop-Chop Salad

For the Salad

1/2 yellow squash

1/2 zucchini

4 stalks asparagus

1 cup broccoli

7 string beans

1/2 parsnip

1-2 small carrot

1 cup red cabbage

1/2 turnip

1/4 fennel bulb

Fresh whole herbs such as mint, tarragon, sorrel, and dill for garnish

Directions

Chop all vegetables into small, even pieces.

 For the Dressing

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

½  cup tahini

¼  bunch of fresh parsley

¼  cup apple cider vinegar

1/3  cup cashews

3–4 tablespoons lemon juice

2 cloves garlic

¼ cup coconut aminos or gluten free tamari

Himalayan salt to taste

Freshly milled pepper

2–3 tablespoons maple syrup or sweetener of choice

1 tablespoon or less water, added slowly while blending if thinning is necessary

Directions

Place dressing ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Place all salad ingredients in a bowl and add desired amount of dressing. Some people like a small amount and others like it very wet. The vegetables hold up very well with dressing. You could also serve extra dressing on the side for each guest to add his or her own.

To Serve

For beautiful plating, use an empty 8 oz. can that has both top and bottom removed or ring mold. Place mold in the middle of a salad plate and pack the salad into the can about 3/4 full, pressing down lightly to pack in. Slowly lift up the can while pushing the salad down with a spoon, which will leave a tall stack of salad on the plate. Garnish with a sprig of dill and mint, or a few tarragon or sorrel leaves. Nice served chilled.

Tahini and Hummus from Scratch

Tahini and Hummus from Scratch

Tahini and Hummus From Scratch – see my youtube demonstration for this recipe

1-cup garbanzo beans, sprouted

To sprout, place beans in a sprouting jar, paint filter bag or nut filter bag that will sit in a bowl of water overnight. In the morning rinse beans 2-4 times. Dump water out of the bowl, and let beans sit in the bag in a dark place. Rinse at least 4-5 times a day for 3 days and you will see little tails coming from the beans. They are now ready to use. It is very important to rinse daily so they don’t get sour.

 For the Tahini

Soak raw sesame seeds for 4 hours in water about 2 inches over the seeds. Stir, and let sit to expand. Strain out water and spread seeds on a few non-stick sheets of dehydrator trays, and dry for 4 hours. Grind dry seeds in spice or coffee grinder until fine powder. If you have a juicer with a homogenizer attachment, run sesame seeds through 3-4 times.  If not, use blender. When you take a small piece between your fingers, you will feel a little oil. Place in a bowl and slowly add 1-tablespoon olive oil and mash with a fork to incorporate. Add oil as needed to make creamy sesame butter.

For the Hummus

In food processor, place sprouted garbanzo beans, ½ cup sesame butter, 1 large garlic clove and juice from ½ large lemon. Process, scraping down sides of the processor bowl. Add a pinch of salt and cumin to taste. Blend again and add water to make a smooth but thick consistency. Taste for seasonings and tahini, and adjust if necessary, adding more oil or spices if you like. Spices are important to bring out the flavor, if you like more garlic, chili flakes, turmeric or other spices, now is the time to add them. You might also like more lemon. Hummus should be thick and creamy. Use for wraps, dips, on crackers, in salads or mix some into your homemade salad dressing or Asian style sauce for zucchini noodles.

Tip

A handful of cashews may be added for extra creamy taste and texture. Place in food processor along with sprouted garbanzo beans.