Corn on the cob with cashew chili cheez sauce

Corn on the cob with cashew chili  cheez sauce
10 ears of fresh corn
Put corn whole or cut into halves or quarters into large 10 qt with Culinary Basket. Add inch water on the bottom. Medium - click - low just a few minutes... until tender.
Sauce --
1 cup raw cashews

1/2 cup water
Juice and zest of one lemon
1 tsp salt
 1/2 tsp chili powder
Pinch of cayenne
Blend all ingredients in Vitamix, pour over corn right before severing.  Great topped with chopped cilantro!

recipe by Kai Bravo


White bean "no-potato" salad

White bean "potato" salad
4 cups cooked white beans
4 stalks celery, diced
1 med red onion, diced

4  Tbs avocado oil or veganaise
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
Pulse all ingredients in food processor a few seconds or until creamy but still chunky.

Recipe by Kai Bravo

How to Cook Dried Beans and Legumes
Rinse the beans well and place in enough water to cover generously. Remember that beans will double in bulk after several hours of soaking. Look for shriveled or damaged beans and remove any that float. Soak the beans for 6 to 8 hours or overnight. Drain the beans and refill the pan with enough water to cover. Place the pan over medium high heat  with the lid ajar for 8- 10 mins. until the water is up to a rapid boil then place the lid on and cover. When the vapo valve clicks, reduce heat to low and continue cooking until tender. Most beans should cook  30 mins to one hour. Lentils require 15- 20 minutes. Chick-peas and Soy beans require 1 hours or more.


Chocolate ice "cream" Banana

Chocolate ice "cream"
3 bananas peeled, cut in quarter and frozen
1 cup almond or coconut milk
4 soaked dates

2 Tbls raw cacao powder
Blend all ingredients in Vitamix until just blended, stop before it turns into a smoothie. It will look like 4 pedals of a flower.... That's the sweet spot!

recipe by Kai Bravo