Well, Thanksgiving is in three days, and we are all planning our holiday menus. Scott and I are spending Thanksgiving in NYC with our dear friends Kat and Wayne. We are all attending the famous Candle 79 Vegan Thanksgiving feast, and we are SO excited! So, here is my last Thanksgiving recipe for this year, and I wanted to celebrate Way Better Snacks today!
As I posted last week, I am thrilled to be one of their new Brand Ambassadors. Way Better Snacks are seriously the best tortilla chips I have ever tasted! AND they only use sprouted, NON-GMO, natural ingredients that are Gluten Free, Kosher, and free of additives and preservatives.
Now these chips are fabulous as a snack on their own, served with homemade dips and spreads, or as a crumble topping for mac and cheese, vegetable casseroles, or with raw or cooked salads. But I thought it might be fun to show another way you can use these chips – as a base booster in holiday stuffing.
I love using ground cauliflower to make raw couscous and salads, but it also replicates bread crumbs beautifully in gluten free stuffing. I had an idea that the Way Better Sprouted Blue Corn Chips would make a fabulous addition to not only boost the nutritional content of the dish, but also help to create a more traditional colour associated with mainstream stuffing recipes.
The results were fabulous. The corn chips incorporated with the caulifower and other vegetables to create a wonderful base that mixes beautifully with the raw almonds. Just a note: it is very important to grind the herbs and steep in the vegetable broth to get an even blend.
For those of you following the Body Ecology Diet, simply omit the maple syrup and add a few drops of stevia to balance out the flavours. You might find you don’t feel the need to add any sweetener at all. I just felt like the maple syrup balanced and lifted the flavours, and turned this dish from simple to sublime. Enjoy! ☺
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I hope your week is filled with love, laughter, gratitude, and lots of delicious food!
Disclosure: Way Better Snacks compensates me as a brand ambassador. However, I have been a fan of their products since I tried them in early 2012, and my opinions are my own.