recipes to use your raw almonds

Those of you who subscribe to 12 Steps to Whole Foods (http://www.greensmoothiegirl.com/12-steps-to-whole-food-eating.html) have recipes to use raw, germinated  almonds in Ch. 7 and will have more in Ch. 11.   But here are two more recipes for you:

SPROUTED ALMOND PATE (WRAP FILLING)

2 cups almonds, soaked overnight and drained

3 carrots

handful of fresh basil, chopped

1 small yellow squash, diced

1 small yellow onion, diced

2 tsp. sea salt

2 tsp. kelp granules

Put almonds and carrots through the Champion Juicer with the blank (homogenizing) plate on.Stir in other ingredients well.Serve a generous portion in a sprouted-wheat tortilla with cucumber spears (and optionally, any homemade dressing from Ch. 3 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods).You can send this to school or work by rolling the wrap up tightly in plastic wrap.

SPROUTED CURRY ALMONDS

4 cups raw almonds, soaked overnight and drained

1 Tbsp. red curry

1/3 cup water

2 tsp. Original Himalayan Crystal Salt (or sea salt)

2 tsp. agave

1 tsp. kelp granules

1 tsp. cayenne

Dehydrate soaked and drained almonds for several hours until mostly dry.Blend remaining ingredients in a bowl, and stir almonds in well, allowing to sit for a while to absorb liquid.Dehydrate below 116 degrees until dry and crunchy.Keep in fridge if almonds will last you more than a week.

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  1. If we don’t have a champion juicer, can we use the Blendtec for the pate? or a food processor?

    Could you clarify for me…..do the “raw” almonds I get from Costco have any nutritional value (since they’ve been pasteurized)? how come they don’t label the package that they’ve been pasteurized? I find it so confusing. if I soak them, does that do anything to the nutritional value? (we like the texture better when they’re soaked).

  2. Sure, pasteurized almonds have nutritional value, and lots of fiber. You just cannot sprout them, and soaking them is pointless, since enzyme inhibitors don’t need to be neutralized to access enzymes . . . when the enzymes are dead.

    The government hasn’t regulated a lot of labeling with regard to nutrition. For instance, they can say something is “natural” when it’s full of HFCS. They can say it’s raw when it’s pasteurized. (However, Costco’s almonds no longer say RAW on them.)

    Heather, yes, you can process in the BlendTec or food processor too.

  3. I’ve heard that you have a co-op of readers formed to purchase raw unpasteurized almonds. How do I get information about this?

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