Saturday, November 6, 2010

Big Raw Chili Night

Corn Fritters (from Raw For The Holidays)
3 cups fresh (or frozen & thawed) corn kernels
2/3 cup leek (other variety of yellow or white onion is fine)
1/2 cup dried almond pulp or almond flour
1/3 cup golden flax seeds, ground
drizzle of cold pressed olive oil
drizzle of coconut nectar or maple syrup
pinch of sea salt & fresh cracked pepper

Note - I added a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder & a seeded jalapeño

Blend all ingredients except 1/3cup of corn in a food processor until well combined and smooth. Using a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon, drop the batter on to lined dehydrator trays and press into the shape of corn fritters. Dry at 115 degrees for 2 hours and flip over, removing the non-stick backing, and place the fritters onto the mesh trays to continue drying until the desired consistency is reached (anywhere from 2 - 4 more hours).

Penni's Rawkin' Raw Chili

for the chili:
4 cups fresh tomatoes,diced
16 oz. white or baby bello mushrooms, chopped
2+cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
2 red bell peppers, seeded & diced
2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked
1 carrot, grated
1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
1 shallot or small sweet onion, chopped (I substituted 1 teaspoon onion powder)
2 cloves fresh garlic (I used 1 teaspoon dried garlic powder)
2 tablespoon coconut nectar (honey or agave would be fine)
1 - 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon smoked sea salt (regular is fine)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
generous pinch freshly cracked pepper

for the toppings:
chopped cilantro
red onion, diced,
kalamata olives, chopped
avocado, chopped or sliced

Blend together all of the ingredients, except 2 cups chopped tomato, 2 cups chopped mushroom, cup corn, 1/2 of the red bell pepper, 1/2 the jalapeño and 1/2 the cilantro. Once you have lended the base, add the smooth mixture to a large bowl and add in the remaining chopped ingredients, stirring until well combined. Top the chili with any of the listed ingredients. Serve & Enjoy!

To check out my last post on chili - Raw vs. Cooked Chili Night
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