World’s Spiciest Raw, Vegan Buffalo Sauce!

“May I please have the Wild Buffalo Wings – extra, extra spicy!” a smaller, younger version of my always used to ask. Any occasion I was afforded to eat out, my #1 option was buffalo wings – little chicken pieces smothered in righteously hot (and horrifyingly acidic) sauce that most likely burned the taste-buds from my mouth but always had me begging for more.

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I don’t know if it’s human nature to be somewhat masochistic in this respect – loving every second of a fiery, burning dish that leaves you grabbing for water and panting in painful delight…or if it triggers some weird endorphin release reaction in the body… either way, all I know is that even now as a raw & vegan eater – I am like the majority of people that love themselves some spice.

And because I’m not alone in this regard (people gobble up my spicy kale chips) I set out to make the mother-of-all flaming buffalo spicy sauce for my latest creation: Buffalo Kale Chips.

Bam.
This is coveted and delighted by many – everyone agreeing it’s kicker to the taste buds yet has excellent taste. Either way – just know that it is indeed spicy and kind of addicting…. but is a great source of Vitamin A and will speed your metabolism up!! Isn’t that worth it?

Raw, Vegan Buffalo Sauce (+ Kale Chips)

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes + clean-up

Ingredients:

(6 Bunches of Kale + Buffalo Sauce = Kale Chips!)

2 Cups Cashews
3 1/2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
3 Jalopenos
3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp + pinch sea salt
6 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes (I know!)
4 1/2 tbsp Cayenne (I told you it was spicy!)
2 tbsp chipotle powder
1/2 Cup + 3 tbsp Lemon Juice

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Directions:
1) (If making Kale Chips) Wash and de-stem Kale. Tear into large pieces and place in a bowl.
2) In a blender, combine all ingredients with approximately enough water to cover and blend on high.
3) Store up to 2 weeks (I’m totally guessing) or pour over Kale (see above) and dehydrate in a dehydrator for 12-18 hours, depending on your preferred crispy-ness.

That’s it!

Did you know that peppers and the like are great for stimulating metabolism?

Be sure to let me know what you thought about this spicy Buffalo Sauce! It’s flamin‘ – but will sure make a believer out of someone who thinks they can’t live without chemically refined version of spicy goodness. 😉

Enliven your Life!

Mandy