Peel sweet potatoes. Amount depends on how many people you are feeding
Spiralize with spiral slicer (you can purchase in my shop) or use a potato peeler for wider strips, like fettuccini noodles
Add a few pinches of salt
Sweetener to taste
A little extra virgin olive oil
1 clove crushed garlic
A few turns of freshly milled pepper
Mix and serve, or warm slightly in a pan on the stove, stirring constantly so as not to over heat. Body temperature is best. The noodles will slightly soften.
Tip: this dish is delicious the way it is, but get creative if you like and add veggies, pesto, or a creamy Thai dressing.
You can watch my demonstration video on youtube for this recipe.
Easy Cheezy Kale Chips
1-2 bunches of curly or dino kale
For one bunch use the following measurements, for 2 bunched double the recipe.
5-6 tablespoons virgin olive oil
4-5 tablespoons gluten free tamari, depending how salty tasting you like them
Nutritional yeast, I just pour on top and mix with tongs until leaves are coated. It’s your choice how cheesy you like them. I like them cheesy.
Sprinkle in seasonings of choice, example; cumin, curry, pizza seasoning, or none if you prefer, it’s good just with the nutritional yeast.
Remove stem from kale and place in a bowl. Try to obtain large pieces as the kale shrinks in the dehydrator.
Pour the olive oil on top and mix with tongs until leaves are coated. Add the tamari and mix again. Lastly, add nutritional yeast and any seasonings you choose, and mix again. Nutritional yeast get thick when damp, so make sure to scrape sides of the bowl to incorporate.
Place on mesh screen of dehydrator tray and spread out somewhat. One bunch of kale will usually make 3 trays. Dehydrate 3 or more hours at 105–110 degrees until crispy like a potato chip.
You can see my demonstration on Youtube for EASY CHEEZY KALE CHIPS.
Chia seeds are another miracle food because of its non-marine whole food source of Omega-3 and dietary fiber. Omega-3 fatty acids, can normalize blood pressure, help lower bad cholesterol levels, helps to strengthen muscles and bones,, good for digestion and I could just go on about the miracles of this little seed.
Chia seeds? Chia Pet? Yes, the same chia seeds that were used to sprout green hair on animal-shaped terracotta figurines that were popular way back when. I remember soaking seeds until they were gelatinous, and then rubbing them into the grooves in the figurines. A hole in the center of the animal figure is where water was kept to keep the seeds moisten. At the time, I never knew these seeds were editable or that they had so many health benefits.
Basic recipe taste like tapioca pudding
2 cups almond milk
1/3 cup chia seeds if you like it thicker, add more
1 tablespoon Agave or sweetener of choice, date syrup, coconut nectar, stevia
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/8 teaspoon extract, butterscotch, maple, etc.
Pour chia seeds in 2 cup of almond Mix well and let rest 10 minutes. Blend with a wire whisk to break up any lumps and let rest another 10 minutes. Wait another 10 minutes and whisk again. Add sweetener and extract and blend in. Mixture will firm up overnight in refrigerator.
Toss in berries
Use coconut water from young Thai coconut
Add cacao powder and sweetener to taste
Mimi's Favorite Raw Cookie EVER
Makes 24 cookies
Wet pulp from almond milk
2 tablespoon coconut oil
5 medjool dates, pitted
½ cup medium flake shredded coconut
½ generous cup raisins or dried cranberries or both
1 tablespoon agave or sweetener of choice (taste batter when finished to see if it’s sweet enough for your individual taste
½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
Dash of cinnamon
Place almond pulp, banana, coconut oil and dates in food processor. Pulse chop until everything is blended in.
Mix in until well incorporated coconut, raisins/cranberries, agave, walnuts, and cinnamon,
Use a cookie scooper and place a scoop on non-stick sheet of dehydrator tray. Dehydrate at 105-110 for 10 hours or more, depending on how dry you want them. I prefer a crust on the outside and a small part of the center softer. You do not have to remove the non-stick sheet.
You can also flatten out the cookie if desired….these are so good warm right from the dehydrator with a cold glass of almond milk.
Add Cacao chocolate, broken into small pieces.
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What are you doing to NOT harm our planet? Each one of us must think about this and take action. Change your relationship to nature. We are all part of the last call to save our eco system. We owe ourself and future generations, clean air and water. We owe future generations all the wondrous beauty we have been living with. What do you wash your clothes in? what do you drive? what do you eat? What more can you do? If we direct ourselves in the right way, love our children, love nature, love the animals, and live like you are the one who can make a difference. you can help protect the earth. If you understand how important it is to take action now, then please help others understand. Mimi Kirk, LIVE RAW
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