Cheezy Kale Chips
A few months ago I FINALLY purchased a Excalibur Dehydrator! I’ve been wanting one for years ever since I worked at a raw foods restaurant in NYC. I was missing all the treats I use to eat and make while I was there and saw that Excalibur was having a special sale so I quickly snapped one up. I purchased a black 9 tray model that also comes with a timer. Please choose one with a timer if you decide to buy one. Its so useful, especially if something is done “cooking” while I’m sleeping or out of the house, it can just turn itself off.
One of the first things I made was a recipe that my friend Donna gave me for Cheezy Kale Chips. It is a cashew and red bell pepper based sauce which is well blended and then massaged onto kale and dehydrated for hours and hours. The hours and hours and hours it takes to make these is well worth it. They are so crunchy and cheezy tasting. Peter has become a big fan of these chips so I have too make sure to make a few batches each time. Its really easy to gobble these up in one day. Reno has yet to want to try them although she did eat some sauteed kale for dinner the other night!
Kale from my garden
I made sure I grew a lot of kale in my garden this year so that I can make as many batch of kale chips that I wanted. I’ll most likely be making more today and again at the end of the week to take on vacation with us.
I’m going to have lots of Raw Vegan posts coming your way over the next few weeks to show you what I’ve been making as well as all the usual cooked food I make. :)