Hemp foods, now widely available in health food stores across the country, are taking the natural foods world by storm! A true "superfood," hemp is high in protein, has excellent ratios of all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids, tastes absolutely delicious, and is amazingly helpful to the environment due to its fast growth and lack of need for herbicides or pesticides.
Hemp is not your typical granola fare — it's a subtle and delicious dream come true for foodies and connoisseurs of everything exotic and unique! These recipes range from quick snacks for the kids, to boldly sexy n' sassy, and just like all of my recipes, they're amazingly EASY. In this totally unique, one-of-a-kind book, you'll find some of the most amazing recipes I've ever developed, all using hemp seeds, hemp oil, or hemp protein powder.Check out the photos in our photo gallery(I'd love to know which photos you like best in the comment section of today's post). It's been a LOT of work and I'm so proud and happy to finally have all of my ebooks available in print. It is officially DANCE TIME!!! As I promised earlier today on Facebook, I'm featuring one of the recipes from the book (both the book/ebook have been updated with new recipes added!). Let me tell you, this recipe is so good! I mean, like, really really awesomely delicious. I've made it every week for the past five weeks because we seriously cannot get enough of it. I've made it for lots of different people (non-Raw and Raw) andthey all love it... I'm talking "lick-the-bowl-please-give-me-more" loving it. It's perfect for showing off at the next party you attend or host. And, of course, it's full of nutrition... hemp seeds (complete protein, essential fatty acids), red bell pepper and garlic (antioxidants, vitamins, minerals), and more. So, without further ado... here it is!
CHEEZY HEMP NACHO SAUCE By Kristen Suzanne of KristensRaw.com Yield approximately 1 1/2 cups
1/3 cup water 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 red bell pepper, seeded, rough chopped (approximately 1 cup) 1 cup hemp seeds 2 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons tamari, wheat-free 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. This can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Serving suggestions: · Use this for dipping fresh veggies or corn chips(Raw or not - it's up to you!) · For those eating cooked vegan foods, this is an awesome sauce on top of veggie burgers · This also makes a delicious Raw vegan dressing on a hearty salad with romaine lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and cucumbers. You could even sprinkle on some Raw vegan taco meat and Fun Corn Chips for a tortilla type salad.