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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

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Vegan Scalloped potatoes!  These are Ah-Mazing and Delicious!

Potatoes are high in L-lysine, a nutrient which is anti-viral, so we eat them weekly if not daily.  Usually we just steam up some Yukon Gold’s and sweet potatoes (steaming makes them moist and less need for all the added fat!)   It isn’t that potatoes in and of themselves are bad for us.  In fact, potatoes are loaded with nutrients. What should get the bad wrap is all the stuff we put on them!  Butter, sour cream, bacon bits, cheese…..need I say more?

I don’t usually go to the work of creating a casserole-like dish.  But this Christmas season, I wanted to make some special dishes that we would ALL enjoy – kids and guests too.  And I’ve been strictly off dairy products for 2 years now.  So scalloped potatoes just haven’t been on my dinner list.

These were a HOME RUN!!!

I made a batch to test them out and they were a winner winner. OMGosh.  Johny and I ate almost the entire dish for dinner that night!

Here it is!

Ingredients:

1 cup raw cashews, soaked for about 1 hour2 cups filtered water3 cloves of garlic (or sub garlic powder which is what I did as we didn’t have any fresh)2 tsp Himalayan salt2 tsp fresh thyme leaves, plus extra for garnish (1 tsp of dried)1 bunch scallions (green onions)5 gold potatoes, thinly slicedPaprika as a dusting agent once prepared

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish.  I used coconut oil but honestly, I think i could have skipped this step and just put a little of the sauce down first.

1 hour before assembly, soak the cashews in filtered water.  Then drain.

In a blender, puree soaked cashews, 2 cups fresh water, garlic, and salt.

When your done blending, add thyme and scallions to the cashew cream and mix in with a spoon.

In the casserole dish, arrange half of the sliced potatoes, overlapping, and pour half of the cashew cream on top. Repeat for the second layer.

Dust the top with paprika and cover the dish first with a sheet of parchment paper then covered tightly with foil. Bake for 50 minutes. Remove the parchment/foil and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes or until its nicely browned and fork tender.

Garnish with fresh thyme before serving and adjust salt to taste.

** If you are doubling the recipe, be sure it’s a deep dish so it doesn’t boil over.  Prepare a bit of extra sauce to ensure that all the potatoes are well covered.  I’ve done it both ways and for whatever reason, it was best when I just made one batch at at time.  Maybe it’s because more got browned when I made a single batch.  But with limited oven space around special occasions, you gotta do whatever it takes:)

~ Tracy

 

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyTracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best.  Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease:  Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet.  And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health.  Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.

By reducing the burden of these triggers, Tracy is successfully resolving:

  • Fatigue (anemia's, adrenals, thyroid-related, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME-CFS)
  • Auto Immune Conditions (Hashimoto's, Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac)
  • Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD)
  • Cognitive Dysfunction (trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, symptoms of early Alzheimer's)
  • Digestive Disorders (low hydrochloric acid, "leaky gut", Candida Albicans, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Migraines and chronic headaches
If you've one or more of the above-mentioned conditions, or have been told you have Lyme or chronic Lyme,  there's a good chance you are in the right place. If you have a history of chronic sore throats, tonsillitis or tonsillectomy, mononucleosis, glandular fever, shingles, and/or cold sores, there's a good chance you are in the right place.

There are no coincidences.  All good things come from God.