Spicy Raw Vegan Kale Chips with Blythe Raw Live12
If you are interested in raw foods, healthy living and sustainability (and hopefully you all are nodding your piggy heads right now) you absolutely need to know the gorgeous Blythe Metz, host of the PHENOMENAL web series Blythe Raw Live. This weekly one hour live show, partnered with WyTV, airs every Friday at 12PM PT on Ustream or BlyththeRaw.com.
I LOVE this show and never miss it. Every week is an entertaining learning experience, and you can participate in the live chat as the show is streaming. Blythe interviews leading experts in natural health and nutrition, makes delicious quick and easy raw food recipes, shares incredible raw beauty treatments and environmental education. Check out previous episodes and you will see a Who's Who in the raw foods and wellness community. AND she's juuust getting warmed up! Blythe Raw Live returns September 7th.
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As an accomplished writer, actress, lifestyle personality and eco entrepreneur, Blythe uses her platform to affect social change. Amongst other campaigns, she is currently producing a feature film called StopMonsanto with partners Brad Wyman, Mariel Hemingway and Priscilla Woolworth. They currently have a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo up for the next 28 days in the hopes of reaching their goal of $150,000 to make this very important film. Please support them. Metz is also currently co-producing a Stan Harrington Indie drama called Lost Angels starring Oliver Pigott.
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Metz holds a Masters Degree in Metaphysical Sciences from the University of Metaphysical Sciences and is currently earning her PhD in the same field. Pick up a copy of her fantastic book, THE SUPERNATURAL DIET.
Blythe is sharing her amazing (hard to quit eating) raw vegan spicy kale chips today. I LOVE this recipe because it is SUPER EASY, and a fantastic example of how quick, accessible, and delicious raw foods can be. I don't know anyone that doesn't enjoy kale chips., even if they don't like kale! Kale chips make a fantastic healthy snack for the whole family, and they are LOADED with live enzymes and nutrients.
**A note about Nama shoyu for those of you who are not familiar with this ingredient or are gluten free. This ingredient is very popular in the raw foods pantry. It is a kind of soy sauce that has not been pasteurized, and gives a lovely salty flavour to raw dishes. It is made from cultured soybeans and wheat aged for many months or even years. So, it is NOT gluten free. You can get wheat-free nama shoyu in some stores, but it is difficult to find. Make sure you purchase that kind. This is a fantastic, live, enzyme-rich food that does not contain any preservatives. You can find it at most health foods stores or online. If you can't find wheat-free nama shoyu, substitute equal parts wheat-free tamari (if you are not strictly raw) or 1/4 tsp of Celtic sea salt.
Blythe, my lioness of raw foods, this little piggy snorts happily at your feet while you ROAR! Thankyou so much for participating in this event. You ROCK!
Spicy Raw Vegan Kale Chips with Blythe Raw Live
- 1 bundle organic kale (usually 12-15 leaves)
- 6 Tbsp cold pressed organic olive oil
- 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 ½ Tbsp chili powder
- 1 ½ Tbsp wheat-free nama shoyu OR wheat free Tamari OR 1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt (*see note in post)
- Simply wash kale, rip leaves from stem, put stems in composter, and tear leaves into small-ish pieces.
- Mix olive oil, nutritional yeast, chili powder, and nama shoyu together.
- Massage this mixture into the kale firmly with both hands, like kneading bread. I find this to be quite delightful. It’s a chance to interact with the powerful nutrients that recreate us. The loving energy we transmit to the food actually affects the food. Especially raw foods because they have a high water content, and water has been proven to have memory and hold energies.
- Simply place prepared kale on an Excalibur dehydrator tray with a regular mesh sheet.
- Dehydrate on 105 for about 12 hours.
- Feel free to omit the chili powder if you don’t want it spicy.
- Play around with other spices like fresh cilantro, mustard and cumin.
- That’s it! Delish!
- Kale chips will store for a couple of weeks. But they always get eaten in a couple of days at my house. They are great for school and work lunches, and snacks.
Piggy Cooking Tips
how to select and store kale
To select the best tasting kale with the highest nutritional density look for varieties that have bright rich coloured leaves that are firm and energetic. The stems should be moist and crisp. Buy organic wherever possible and avoid leaves that are wilted, discoloured, bruised or have holes. Kale is very delicate and will become yellow, bitter, and lose much of its nutritional properties very quickly if not stored correctly. Do not wash the kale, but rather, enclose it in a plastic bag taking out as much of the air as possible. Then store in a cold fridge for up to five days. The Tupperware vegetable storers with the “breathers” are phenomenal for storing kale! For all of you fellow “tupper-tarts” out there – you know what I am talking about!