I stopped at the Cucanama tienda, (little store) to get a bottle of water on my bike ride home. And was so suprised to be invited to the neighborhood Christmas party, tonight! What an honor. it’s all Ecuadorians, so I feel super flattered that they asked. It’s prety wild, a lot of drinking. But, maybe I can ride my bike down and say Feliz Navidad before it gets crazy.
Create your own 7-Layer Dip with Spanish raw foods, all vegan, nothing fried.
2 c. shredded romaine lettuce
1 c. walnut taco meat
1/2 c. yellow cheddah cheeze
1/4 c. diced red green and yellow bell
1/3 c. guacomole or sliced avocado
2 T. salsa or cashew sour cream
Options: tomatoes, onions, olives, or cilantro
Directions : Using a big party dish or pie plate, start with the lettuce and layer everything in order, ending with the chips,. Try cucumbers,, celery, raw chips or crackers, or RAWRiTOS for dipping.
Here are the other dips used in this recipe:
Walnut chili spread:
1 c. walnuts
2 T. Bragg’s Amino Acids or Nama Shoyu
1/2 c. peppers of choice
1/2 tsp. chili powder
Directions : In a food processor, blend until chunky or creamy, as desired.
Cheesy Cheddah Cheese:
1 c. pine nuts or cashews
2 yellow bell peppers, seeded and chopped
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. sea salt
1 T. paprika
optional – 1 T. nutritional yeast
Other options – 1 c. basil, 1/2 tsp. chipotle or cayenne, 1 garlic clove
Directions: Pulse the nuts in your food processor, then add the other infredients and blend until creamy,
Word/Phrase of the Day – Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas
Tip of the Day – You can have this for Christmas. It doesn’t need to be a turkey dinner. This is much more colorful!