Paulas RAW-some Snacks!
All ingredients should be Raw and Organic.
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup pecans
1 cup pistachios
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup tomato juice (organic)
7 stems fresh parsley
2 stalks celery
1/2 bell pepper
1 clove fresh garlic
Herbs: (These are dried and not irradiated, but you use the fresh equivalent too.)
1 tablespoon basil
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon tarragon
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
Place all Nuts in a glass bowl. Add organic tomato juice and stir. Let soak 2 to 4 hours. Puree all ingredients in a food processor, stopping to stir midway through. Blending is easier if you start with the Produce, add Herbs, then Nuts last--DO NOT DRAIN NUTS.
Make patties or bars out of combined mixture. Make them as thin as possible and place in food dehydrator and dry for 12-24 hours (or until dry). Turn patties midway through.
If you do not have a dehydrator, preheat oven on lowest setting (mine was 170 degrees) and dry for 5 to 6 hours. Patty up the mixture, and place it on cookie sheets lined with paper towel. This helps them dry and not stick. Turn them over after 2 or 3 hours. If you like your bars really crisp (like me) it would be good to check them near the end and see if they need more time.
Enjoy healthy treats on the run!