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Super Bowl Snacktime: Squash Queso Dip!

Super bowl Sunday is coming up, so I have my first cooking video to show you a great appetizer! I took some inspiration from my smoky mac & cheeze, but added a little Mexican flair with cilantro and jalapeños, while making the smoky flavor more subtle. Serve this delicious dip with some crispy tortilla chips or raw vegetables like I did!

This dip isn’t particularly cheesy, per say, but it definitely has some great color and flavors. I substituted the cashews typically used with this type of sauce with some chickpeas, to keep it healthy and low-fat. Try it out for yourself, and let me know what you think! :)

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Kabocha Squash, Seeded & Baked
  • 3/4 Cup Cooked Chickpeas
  • 6 Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. Smoked Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/2-1 tsp. Sea Salt, closer to 1 tsp. is better
  • 1/4 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Minced Jalapeño or other Pepper

Directions:

  1. Follow directions in video: Healthy Squash Queso Dip!

As for making my first cooking video, I was so nervous! I can’t even begin to tell you all how anxious even pressing the record button was. I hope that you all enjoy it, and if you have any pointers (constructive obviously) I’d love to hear them. So, thanks ahead of time, for the feedback! :)

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I’m going to start Raw Wednesday off a little differently this week, and show you some videos of topics I have been looking into recently. I absolutely LOVE learning new things about food and what it can do for you, but also what foods can be bad for you. This is the first reason I became vegetarian and then vegan, and is why I try to keep changing my life for the better. Knowledge truly is power, people! Above is the first in a series of 8 clips from one speaker (it’s not as overwhelming as it sounds), that are a little over 3 years old but are still applicable as ever and I felt they are extremely informative! It’s starts off a little strange, but after the first video he starts getting more and more into telling us about what power foods are and how we can combine foods to optimize their nutrition. If you choose to watch, let me know what you thought and what your opinions are on things of this sort, please!I have some refreshing raw foods coming your way today! :)

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