I told you I was going to make a raw version of Stacy’s Pita Chips…and here they are. Stacy’s, I’ve kicked you to the processed and over-salted curb! (Pssst! I’m sharing this recipe on Healthy Vegan Friday!)
About that word contest in the title. The fine folks at Ethical Ocean invited me to participate in a vegan recipe contest called Eat What’s Good and I accepted their invitation with a recipe for a little something to tempt your Bliss Point that I call Mango Sticky Rice Cake. Here’s what they have to say about the contest (you could win, too!):
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“Talented Vegan Culinary Mastermind.” I like it and I’m having it printed on business cards ASAP. So…if you’re so inclined, please visit Eat What’s Good, vote on your favorite(s) – one of which I hope is mine – and enjoy the yummy plant-based recipes from a passel of excellent vegan bloggers! Thank you! Oh, and here’s a photo of my concoction – -
Raw Parmesan “Pita” Chips
Makes 1 dehydrator sheet
1 cup walnuts, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
1 cup flaxseed meal
1/4 cup “Parmesan” nut cheese (I used Parmela brand) + extra for sprinkling
pinch of salt and pepper
1 tsp. dried onion flakes
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 clove garlic
couple of slices red onion
1/2 cup baby carrots (or chopped carrots)
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. white miso
1/2 cup water
In a food processor, process the walnuts, carrots, garlic, olive oil, white miso, red onion, onion flakes and garlic powder until smooth. Scrape down sides to make sure you don’t have any large chunks.
Put the flaxseed meal, nut cheese, and salt & pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the walnut mixture and the water until it’s well-combined. Line a dehydrator tray with a non-stick sheet and plop the dough into the center, top with another non-stick sheet and slowly roll out the dough. I had to move dough around a bit from one spot to another to fill the whole tray. The dough should be about 1/4″ thick. Remove the top non-stick sheet, gently score the dough into whatever size and shape strike your fancy and slide the tray with the dough into the dehydrator. Sprinkle the top with nut cheese, if desired.
Start the dehydrator out at 145F and dry for 30 minutes. Turn it down to 115F and after a few hours, carefully flip the dough onto a dehydrator screen. Continue to dehydrate for an additional 12-24 hours. Check the consistency of the chips occasionally – you want them to be very crispy.