Sunday, January 5, 2014

Herb & Hemp Twice Baked Potatoes

Source: Vegetarian Times
Makes 4 potato halves

1/4 cup cashews
2 large baking potatoes
1 1/2 TB nutritional yeast
1 TB coconut oil, melted
1 TB lemon juice
1 TB yellow miso paste
1/2 cup fresh chives, minced
1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1 TB butter, optional
2 TB milk, optional
3 TB shredded cheese, optional

1. Soak cashews in a bowl of cold water for 1 hour; drain.
2.  Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400.  Bake potatoes 60 minutes or until tender.  Cool until easy to handle.
3. In food processor, place soaked cashews with yeast, coconut oil, lemon juice, & miso.  Blend until smooth & transfer to large bowl.
4. Slice off top 1/3 of each potato lengthwise.  Scoop potato flesh from larger halves into bowl with cashew mixture. Mix well; stir in chives, parsley, & hemp seeds. Stuff mixture back into 2 larger potato skins.
5. Either discard smaller potato halves, or try Aimee's idea: Scoop potato flesh from smaller halves into bowl.  Mash together with butter, milk, & cheese (and other ingredients such as chives or dill if desired).  Stuff mixture back into 2 smaller potato skins.
6.  Place stuffed potatoes on baking sheet, & bake 20 minutes or until tops are golden.

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