Step 1: Pull kale leaves from the stems into a little bigger than bite-size pieces. (They will shrink as they dry)
2: Wash and dry leaves. I do this by placing my salad spinner bowl in
an extra large bowl of water, it makes it so much easier. It's also
great because I can water my plants with the wash water instead of
dumping it down the drain : ) Then spin away!
Step 3: Make the sauce by putting these ingredients in the Vitamix:
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup cashews that have been soaked for 8 hrs. and drained
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
3-4 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. agave nectar
Blend these until smooth and creamy. Imagine the consistency of ranch dressing.
Step 4: Pour sauce over kale leaves in a big bowl and stir until the leaves are all well coated.
Step 5: Place on teflex sheets in the dehydrator and dry for about 8-10 hours at 108 degrees.
Step 6: Avoid eating them all at once off of the trays : )