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Raw Dip: No Dairy or Chips Required

Posted on May 04 2014 | (0) Comments
Category:Raw Snacks and Desserts

Do you love serving dips at parties, but feel guilty loading up your guests with dips made from sour cream and other high-fat dairy products?  My new video demonstration cuts the fat, but not the flavor from a traditional dip favorite.

My version of the traditional dip swaps out processed ingredients for better-tasting, all natural ingredients that will nourish your body while tantalizing your tastebuds.  Serve it with red peppers, cucumbers, and other veggie slices and watch it disappear.

Raw Food Basic – Soaking Nuts

Cashews are the base of my raw, non-dairy dip, but they must first be soaked, and that’s where my demonstration begins.  Soaking nuts is a basic raw food technique that is used in many of the recipes in both of my books Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People and Raw for Dessert.

Even though raw food desserts are nutritious, they’re not necessarily low-calorie.  As I demonstrate, you can reduce the fat content in your dip simply by soaking the cashews.  I also show you what to do to “mimic” the tartness of sour cream and how to use various spices to give your dip a smoky, mellow flavor.

Raw Food Basic – Blending

Once the cashews have been soaked and strained, it’s time to let your blender do its job.  Simply dump all the ingredients into your machine, including the spices –

  • Chives (or green onions)
  • Basil
  • Dill

Watch closely as I demonstrate the art of blending.  You’ll see how I achieve a thick, dip-like consistency.

Retro Raw Food

When my mom was younger, “sour cream and onion dip” was all the rage.  With so much fat, cholesterol, and sodium, however, this creamy dip has fallen out of fashion and all but disappeared from brunch tables.  Let’s work together to bring it back...better and healthier than ever!

Try making Mock Sour Cream and Chive Dip for your next party.

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