Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kale Chips for Breakfast

This morning the D offered up curry kale chips (recipe from Delightfully Raw).  If you are a kale chip fan, you must try these!  The sauce is sweet and a just a tiny bit spicy.  I had to do some substituting as organic red peppers are nearly impossible to find this time of year.  I replaced the red pepper with extra carrots and some zucchini.  Scrumptious curry sauce made from veggies?  Hell yeah.

I also made the (imo, better than cooked) pasta sauce from Delightfully Raw.  It has been so much fun to uncook my way through that book! 

I couldn't find my mandolin to make pretty noodles (I must have given it away after shredding my fingers one too many times) so I peeled a few zukes for the noodles and topped the sauce with:   

Brazil Nut "Parmesan
2 cups Brazil nuts, soaked for a few hours
juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp (+?) salt
2 tbs nutritional yeast 
Blend* ingredients and then crumble onto dehydrator tray. Leave in the D at 105 overnight. 
*Food processing might be easier, I just didn't relish the idea of cleaning the f.p. afterwards. 

The parmesan added a nice tangy, salty, crunchy texture.  Of course, TH had to mention that it tasted nothing like the real thing, but whatever. 

A little post lunch dessert:

I used real vanilla beans in the cheesecake and I think it made a difference in flavor.   The outsides look like dried up worms, but inside there are thousands of tiny, aromatic seeds.  It's kind of a hassle to scrape out the seeds, but your fingers will smell great afterwards!

Question:  Has anyone ever blended the entire vanilla bean, pod and all, into a dessert?


  1. kt! this is lena in fairbanks. I love this blog! I've heard of a raw food diet and always thought it was a little bit crazy, but after perusing your posts, I want to try to make a lot of the foods you've featured. I wonder if you could (or have) posted about the cost of eating raw food, especially having to order all of it by mail.

    keep up the good work!

  2. Well hello there, Lena! Thank you so much for your sweet post. I used to think the raw food diet was wacky as well, but I was strangely drawn to it. Once I started eating raw, I felt so energized, happy and light, that I couldn't imagine not eating mostly raw. (I know, I sound like a weirdo.) The expense of raw food is definitely something to consider. I feel lucky to be in a position that I can spend more than the average person on food. However, I know a raw food diet can be done inexpensively, by steering clear from the fancy supplements and dessert making ingredients. I try to keep costs down by buying in bulk and freezing what I won't be using right away. This is getting really long- maybe I will do a post on this topic in the future. Until then, I found the cool website "Raw on $10 a Day" at What a great question! :) P.S. I was so sorry you couldn't come down for Thanksgiving!