Dinner Party

Morning fellow food lovers.

Last night a few close friends who I haven’t seen in years came over for a vegan dinner party :)

Here is what was on the menu:

Appetizers

Almond Red Pepper Kale Chips

Tomato and Pepper Tortilla Chips

Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

Main Course

Spiralized Veggie Salad with Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing

Vegan Lasagna 

Garlic Bread with fresh cut garlic and earth balance butter

Dessert

Fresh Cut Fruit Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Buckwheat Crunchies 

Silly me I forgot to take photos of everything after the appetizers haha so I will only post the recipe for the kale and tomato red pepper chips.

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Almond Red Pepper Kale Chips

Makes: A lot (10 cups or so of chips) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 8-10 hours (Dehydrated)

* You will need a dehydrator for this recipe

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Nutrients:

  • 2 bunched of leafy kale (preferably organic)
  • 2 cups raw almonds, soaked for 10-12 hours ( you can skip soaking but will not get as many health benefits from the almonds)
  • 2-3 red peppers (preferably organic)
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • Sea salt to taste

Method:

  1. In a vitamx or high speed blender, combine almonds, red peppers, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Blend until mixture is smooth and almonds are completely pulsed. Taste mixture and add more salt and lemon if necessary. 
  2. De-leaf your kale form the stems (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPGWMbdKtoI).
  3. In a large bowl, combine kale leaves and almond paste. Rub the kale with the almond paste and place kale leafs onto a dehydrator tray.
  4. Once all leafs have been placed onto dehydrator trays, pop them into your dehydrator and set the machine to 115 fahrenheit for 10-12 hours. Chips are done when they are crunchy not moist.

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Tomato and Pepper Tortilla Chips

Makes: A lot (5 cups or so of chips) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15+ hours (Dehydrated)

* You will need a dehydrator for this recipe

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Nutrients:

  • 4 tomatoes (preferably organic)
  • 4 red peppers (preferably organic)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • Sea salt to taste

Method:

  1. In a vitamx or high speed blender, combine tomatoes, red peppers, flax seed and a pinch of salt. Blend until mixture is smooth.Taste mixture and add more salt and lemon if necessary. The mixture will be fairly watery.
  2. Spread mixture evenly onto 4 paraflexx dehydrator drying sheets (http://www.excaliburdehydrator.com/dehydration-accessories/drying-sheets)
  3. Pop them into your dehydrator and set the machine to 115 fahrenheit for 10-12 hours.
  4. Remove mixture from paraflexx sheets after 10-12 hours and re insert into dehydrator for an additional 4-5 hours.
  5. Chips are done when they are crunchy not moist.

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