Happy weekend! Do you have any plans? I am sure I will be fruit foraging and yoga doing.
This week, I decided I wanted to make some dip. I used to be a MAJOR dip fiend. As in, I am pretty sure I ate humus every day for at least a year when I first was playing with the idea of veganism. After I went raw, I made a dip from spinach, avocado, lemon juice and salt, and ate that every day. I am not sure what it is, but something about having a big plate of greens with something yummy to slather them in has always made me excited.
For this new dip, all you need are these things;
I have there some dill, zucchini, lemon, garlic, jalapeño, Cayenne (if your peppers are not hot enough for you) celery, stevia (you could use dates or any other sweetener you like, I just find it adds a nice balance) dulse and nutritional yeast. I know what you are thinking. DULSE?! NUTRITIONAL YEAST!! Are those ok to eat?!
Ok, relax. Remember how I am always saying that you have to find what works for you? I find that FOR ME, I love the high mineral content of sea weed. I do not eat it often, but when I do I find no adverse reactions. So I eat it. Same with the yeast. This yeast is totally in-active, and it is packed with B-vitamins. So, every once in a blue moon if I feel it is really going to add to a dish, I add it! There are WAY worse things you could be eating than some sea veggies and nutritional yeast, I mean common.
For the dip making, first I blend the dulse and the nutritional yeast into a powder. It incorporates better into the dip that way.
Then I finely grate in the garlic and lemon zest;
I chop everything up into smaller pieces, to make it easier for the blender;
Place it all in the blender and letter rip;
At this point, you should taste it and see how you like it. It may need more acid, more sweet, more dulse. If it is a fat day for you, you could add avocado or tahini. You could also add sun-dried tomatoes to this for an extra cheesy kinda flavour.
It will look like this in the end;
I served mine with sprouts, lettuce and zucchini. You could also dip beets or carrots or any other veggie you like!
Every once in a while, it is nice to do something a little different. Boredom need not play a role in this lifestyle! I added the garlic and hot peppers to this because I felt a cold coming on, and I was not having it. It cleared my sinuses right up! Many people frown upon these foods, I still think they are like medicine. To be taken when needed.
Let me know what you think, and if you give this a try!