Heidiwag Posted March 6, 2013 Share Posted March 6, 2013 My name is Heidi and I'm a kale chip addict. I've been feeding my addiction with the ridiculously expensive (yet delicious) Brad's Raw Kale chips. They are fantastic and convenient but at almost $9.00 for a small container, I was feeling the financial guilt. After a bit of research, I found these: http://www.thekitchn.com/snack-recipe-cheesy-and-vegan-kale-chips-179037 They were not compliant, so I made the following changes below to adhere to the whole30: 3/4 cup cashews 1 bunch kale, washed and dried 1/2 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, chopped into large pieces 1 clove garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon coconut aminos 2 tablespoons evoo 1/3 cup nutritional yeast (not to be confused with Brewer's yeast) 1 lemon, peeled, cut into wedges, and de-seeded as much as possible (a few stragglers are ok) Cover the cashews with water in a small bowl and let the soak for at least one hour before proceeding. Drain cashews and set aside. Trim stems the from each kale leaf and cut each leaf into chip-size pieces. Add the cashews, red pepper, garlic, coconut aminos, oil, and nutritional yeast to a food processor. Scoop the flesh from the lemon and add this to the food processor as well. Blend until smooth. (Alternatively, you can use just the lemon juice for a slightly less bright lemon flavor.) In a large bowl, combine kale and cashew paste, making sure kale is evenly coated. I used my food dehydrator at 115 for 12 hours. They are DELICIOUS and perfect! I've tried kale chips in the oven and I have to say, the dehydrator makes a world of difference! *Disclaimer: I do not have "cheese demons" nor do I personally think of nutritional yeast as a cheese substitute.... If you do, use your best judgement. Now go on with your bad selves and stock up on that kale. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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