View Full Version : Hi Faith4U,
06-27-2007, 10:53 AM
I saw your pictures of you Nacho Chips and your Strawberry ShortCake, beautiful.
I have loads of strawberries and i am kind of tired of smoothies and i would love to make your Nacho Chips for tomorrow so could your pleaseeee post your recipes.
Your pictures make my mouth water:D .
06-27-2007, 10:58 AM
Thank you for your kind words.
The strawberry shortcake is Storm's recipe that is floating around here and on Youtube. Let me know if you can't find it, okay?
As far as the nacho chips here is what I did.
I soaked flax seeds over night in water. Then I squirted some lemon juice and Bragg's in it. You could use Nama Shoyu but our family can't.
Then I dehydrated them like I normally would.
After they were done I spread some cheese sauce on top of them. My favorite is Serene Aliison's which I think is also floating around here. You can also use Alissa's cheese sauce. Then I stuck them back in the dehydrator until the cheese sauce was like I wanted it. They were very good.
I hope that helps. I am terrible at following directions anymore. I tend to not measure anything so it is hard to describe to people how I made something.
06-28-2007, 01:08 AM
I too was blown away by your Nacho chips and was about to ask you for the recipe. They look divine. Did you shape in circles to get them to look like chips?
Also I can't find that Serene Aliison cheese sauce recipe. I've tried typing her name in the user name field and also tried looking under cheese sauce. Is that the name of it, cheese sauce?
I found these two:
Cheddar type sauc
Blend until creamy:
* 1 small red bell pepper
* 1 c raw cashews
* 1 tsp. or so of sea salt
* 1 slice onion
* 1 clove garlic
* juice of 1/2 small lemon
Spices can be added if desired.
* 2 cups soaked cashews
* 1 T water
* 1/8 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp. lemon juice (RP's suggestion)
Process till creamy.
Cover and leave out overnight at room temp. Then refrigerate to get more solid.
You can flavor this creamcheesewith herbs, garlic, chives, chopped onions, dried fruit, honey, etc.
06-28-2007, 09:40 AM
Here is the cheese sauce:
Rich Cheddar Sauce
Adapted from "Rejuvenate Your Life" by Serene Allison
1/2 large red bell pepper
¼ c water
1 c raw cashews, sunflower seeds, or almonds
1 T tahini
2 T nutritional yeast (optional...I don't use this)
1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons onion powder (or a small slice of onion or 1 tbs or so of green onions)
1 clove garlic
2 T lemon juice
Blend until creamy. Add more water if it is too thick.
I make my flax crackers quickly and easily by using a small ice cream scoop from Pampered Chef. I know that you can buy these anywhere.
I scoop out balls (or globs) of the mixture onto Teflex sheets. When the tray is full I pick it up and bang it on the counter. Then I turn it 1/4 turn pick it up again and bang it on the tray. It will help them flatten out a bit but they will still be mounded. I have found, though, that while dehydrating they spread out well.
Let me know what you think of them!!
06-28-2007, 01:07 PM
Oh you are a sweetie. :) Thanks for the recipe. I showed my sister your picture last night of the Nacho Chips and she was going crazy. I can't wait to make them. I have a cheap Ronco dehydrator and am dying for a new one. Don't know if I can wait for Alissa's as I'm trying to hold on but am so tempted to get the Excalibur one as they have a special deal on right now.
If you want my Rawsome Energy Ball Recipe let me know. I just posted a photo here:
I'm going to try and sell these as my sister and I sell at a local market making bath and beauty products. This year we added organic breads and goodies and I would slowly like to introduce raw goodies as the customers I sell to are very health conscious.
Hope to get your Nacho chips made by tomorrow and will let you know how they turn out.
06-28-2007, 04:22 PM
If she doesn't want the recipe, I do! I love energy balls! Make tons, but love to try new recipes for 'em. :D
06-28-2007, 04:46 PM
You are VERY welcome.
Yes, I would love your recipe for energy balls. I am always on the lookout for new things to make. You can never have too many favorites, eh?
06-29-2007, 02:54 PM
faith4u and anyone else who wants it,
I just submitted this to Alissa for the Raw Rood Talk book
Rawsome Energy Balls
• 3/4 cup of dates (pitted) you could use Medjool for an even sweeter taste
• 3/4 cup of dried apple (bought or dry your own)
• 4-6 flax crackers (mine were honey and cinnamon or whatever you have made
will work, mine were like a pie shaped size so I used 4)
• 1 cup of unsweetened coconut shreds
• 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
• 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
• 1/3 cup of sesame seeds
• 1/2 cup raw oats
• 1/2-3/4 cup of honey (or raw agave, I found raw agave not as sweet so you may
need more or less depending on what you like, I used 3/4 of honey and it was a
bit too sweet for me)
• 1/2 cup almond or peanut butter (I had made almond/cashew/seed butter that I
* pinch of cinnamon
* pinch of nutmeg
In your food processor, pulse dates, apples and flax crackers to a smooth texture (mine was a bit chunky but it doesn't matter), then transfer to a bowl.
Meanwhile, pulse coconut, seeds and oats to a nice chunky texture. Then add the first mixture of dates, apricots, dried apples and flax crackers. Now add to this your honey or agave and almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and mix everything in the food processor together.
Chill the dough for an hour or overnight like I did as I made them late in the day. Then use a small ice cream scoop to form into balls and use your hands for perfect balls. Now I made two sizes: small which was two small scoops and made into a ball, then I did bigger ones and combined 3 scoops to form one ball.
Once they are all in balls you can keep in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. It made about 10 larger balls and 8 smaller ones. Also the possibilities are endless with this. Try dried cherries, raisins, bananas or whatever you have on hand. You could also use different nuts too.
faith4u, I made those chips and the cheddar sauce is so divine. After I made it my sister went nuts and we both thought it tasted like salmon pate which we used to love in our SAD days. She kept eating it as I was trying to put it on the dehydrated crackers and so I had to make another batch of it. We were eating it on other plain flaxseed crackers we had around and it is so yummy. Just tested a small corner of it in the dehydrator as it isn't quite ready and it is out of this world.
You've made my day. I need to make the cracker thinner next time though and use a cracker recipe. Usually I just grind flaxseed add some water and then did the lemon juice and Braggs by eye.
06-29-2007, 02:57 PM
I am so glad that you liked it.
We LOVE that cheese sauce. I think it is one of the first recipes we made when we went raw.
I love to use it over zucchini noodles or just dip flax crackers in it. Or in raw tacos, on salads or on pizza etc....
There are so many things you can do with it.
06-29-2007, 04:50 PM
Thanks for even more ideas for it. We thought of using it as a salad dressing and thinning it out a bit more. We often make the zucchini spaghetti though with our spiral machine so this would be a great sauce. My photo but not as nice looking as yours
Let me know if you like the Rawsome energy balls when you make them.
I was on another site and found a recipe for flaxseed crackers similar to what I made by guessing last night.
4 cups whole flax seeds, soaked 4-6 hours
1/3 to 1/2 cup Braggs Aminos
juice of 2-3 lemons
Soak flax seeds for 4 to 6 hours in purified water. You will then have a gelatinous mixture, be sure to keep moist and loose for spreading. Add Braggs and lemon juice to taste and mix well. Spread mixture as thin as possible on your dehydrator trays with a teflex sheet on top. Keep your hands wet as this will help on spreading the flax seeds (or use a spatula) Dehydrate at 105 degees for 5-6 hours and then flip the mixture and remove the teflex sheet. Continue dehydrating until the mixture completely dry. Approximately 5-6 hours.
You could add garlic, onions, carrot juice, taco seasoning, Italian seasoning, chili powder, cumin in any combination. Be creative and make up your own recipe.
06-29-2007, 09:33 PM
I've been running so much for the last couple of days, dizzy, forgetful, stressed out.
It's time for another detox, boy do i feel it coming on.
I needed the recipe real bad because i messed up and ate some baked chips, felt bad but getting back on board:)
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