Episode 3: RAWlnut Hummus with Katie “Snappy” Goode
Intro: Courtney….Courtney Uncooked. I’m Courtney Uncooked cause that’s how I like
my food. The vitamins and the minerals, you know they are get through. Absorbed into the body
so that nothing gets lost, When you start eating raw of your health you’ll be the
boss. Raw vegan for my health and you know that health is wealth. To help you stay
your best, we will welcome special guests. So let’s go make a recipe and have lots of fun,
Your healthy living journey has just begun cause I’m Courtney….Courtney Uncooked.
Courtney: Hey, I’m Courtney Uncooked, and this is my girl Snappy, and today we’re
going to make you happy and make you some delicious raw vegan, gluten free walnut
Snappy: Oh wow I thought humus is made out of Chickpeas?
Courtney: Normally hummus is made out of chickpeas, but we don’t eat chickpeas
round here Snappy because they give you gas. And who wants gas?
Courtney: No, nobody wants gas. So we’re going to make a completely raw hummus
today and it’s going to blow your mind. It’s going to be great. But before we get started,
Snappy, tell us a little bit about yourself.
Snappy: My name is Snappy of Katie Good Photography. I specialize in women’s
portraits ranging from commercials.
Courtney: She’s amazing.
Snappy: To outside portraits, to my favorite boudoir photography.
Courtney: Boudoir? Aren’t those dirty pics Snappy?
Snappy: No, these are sexy empowering photos. Maybe we do some of you afterwards.
Courtney: Oh my gosh. I don’t think anyone wants to see that, but okay, thank you
Snappy. All right, so you ready to get started?
Snappy: Yes let’s do this.
Courtney: Okay, actually, before we get started, make sure you like, subscribe, follow
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Snappy: Show some social love
Courtney: Yeah, give me some love for Courtney Uncooked and for Katie Good
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raw recipe every Monday night for Monday night raw.
Snappy: It sounds fun to me.
Courtney: All right, so let’s get started. So first we’re going to blend up two cups of
zucchini. I am going to let you put those in there. And then two cloves of garlic and all of
our ingredients are always going to be the highest grade organic ingredients cause we
don’t want any pesticides in our food. And then I always order my nuts in bulk on
Amazon, you just get an amazing deal when you do this.
Snappy: Oh interesting.
Courtney: Yeah, when you go into the grocery store to buy raw nuts, they’re very, very
expensive. So you always want to order on Amazon in bulk. And this recipe does have
just a little bit of oil. So we’re going to add three tablespoons of oil. We’re going to get
that going. Just going to put the little lid on here on our trustee Vitamix. And you know, if
you can afford a Vitamix, I suggest you get one because with this lifestyle you are going
to need one.
Snappy: Oh, absolutely.
Courtney: All right, so first we’re just gonna blend this up. As you can see, we
need a little bit of help here. So I’m going to go ahead and add the lemon juice and let’s
also go ahead and add the walnuts. And so these walnuts have been soaking in water
overnight. You always want to soak any nuts or seeds you use overnight, a minimum of
two hours if you’re in a pinch, but that’s going to get off all the acidic enzyme
inhibitors and make these nuts really easy to digest. A lot of folks say, I can’t eat nuts. I
don’t know how you live an uncooked lifestyle. And that’s because they’re not soaking
the nuts first. When you soak the nuts and blend them, it’s like they’ve already been
chewed up and digested for you. They’re just going to go down really nicely and give
you just a boost of protein and energy and not be hard to digest.
So we’ve soaked these and I’m going to have you strain them. I get these straining
lids from Amazon, They’re great and easy. They just screw right on the top. I’m going to
have you strain these and then we’re going to take two cups of the walnuts and add it
to our mixture here. And then while she’s doing that, I’m going to add our spices and
we’ve got cayenne pepper, paprika and cumin in here. And I just love Cumin. So we’re
going to add that right in the mix. You’re going to measure out the two cups of walnuts.
And then the very last thing we’re going to add is the tahini. And you always want to
add thick substances like nut butters last once you’ve got a really good mixture
going on, it’s just nice to pour it in at the end and get a good consistency.
Courtney: Tahini is Sesame seeds. It’s kind of like an alternative to almond butter or
peanut butter. I like to say it’s the more sophisticated version and it’s just amazing. It’s
really good. So we’re going to add some raw tahini after we blend this up a little bit.
I’m actually going to let you take over. Once we get all these chunks blended in, then
we’re going to add the tahini in. Alright I’m going to go for it! Alright I am just going
to take the top off now and it smells sooooo good already!
Snappy: You guys should be jealous you can’t smell it.
Courtney: I think you’re going to love this! So again, we’re always going to start off on
low, especially with something thick like a nut butter. Okay, so one thing I always like to
do, is taste it. There is also some salt that we need to add, but I don’t know about you,
I’m not a huge salt fan.
Snappy: Not my favorite.
Courtney: I only like a little bit, so I’m just going to try it.
Snappy: How’s it tasting?
Courtney: That’s really good!
Snappy: Of course it is!
Courtney: I am going to add a little bit of salt, which is what the recipe calls for, just a
little salt. We will give it one last blend for good measure then that’s it. We have got our
raw vegan hummus. I can’t wait!
Snappy: All right, here we go.
Courtney: Let us get that salt blended in there. Turn it up. All right, we are good, and
then I am just going to pour it in here. All right, excited Snappy?
Snappy: It is going to be so good! I cannot wait to try it! So are you only raw now?
Courtney: I would say I eat 90% raw food. I do use nutritional yeast from time to time
because it has lots of B12 and I just love the flavor and some of my cheeses and things.
I also love to start my day with a hot green tea.
Snappy: I love that too.
Courtney: I drink Megan’s Crunchy Hydration drinks and yeah, so I’m saying I’m 90%
raw. Everything I do is definitely uncooked, but like sometimes I use maple syrup. Maple
syrup is boiled down, tree sap. I didn’t cook it. It’s still uncooked with me, but it’s not
technically raw. So I would say I’m 90% but I think if you do anything 100% you’re really
just socially isolating yourself and you’re really being hard on yourself. If I go to a dinner
party and they’ve got something really delicious that is vegan and gluten free, I don’t
want to be rude. I will have some of it. I’m Probably not going to feel so great the next
day because my body’s not used to it and definitely at home I don’t have anything
cooked so again, I would say I’m 80 to 90%.
Snappy: What are the benefits that you have felt living the uncooked life?
Courtney: Well, I have tons of energy. I sleep better, I look better. My friends say, what
are you doing? You look like you’re reversing in age because this stuff just breathes life
Snappy: Your skin looks so good!
Courtney: I am eating life instead of, you know, you are what you eat, you are definitely
what you eat. And I’m eating just things that are alive. All right, so I’m just going to give
you a little spoonful and then we will just put this spoon in the sink because you know,
we definitely would not want to re-use it, but let’s just see what Snappy thinks. Honestly
what do you think?
Snappy: Oh my gosh
Courtney: Yeah, you like it? I know. I really like it too. And the cool thing about this is
that you do not have to just use walnuts. You can use almonds, sunflower seeds,
pumpkin seeds and you can also substitute the lemon juice for a lime juice. And there
are all kinds of substitutions, which I am going to give you in the recipe. So make sure
you like, subscribe, follow, and hit that notification bell. And I think that we should do a
little rap about this hummus that we made.
Courtney’s: Making some hummus with my girl Snappy. The stuff is so good, it’s
going make you happy. Instead of beans, I use walnuts and zucchini. I’m like a
magician…A real Houdini! This stuff is so much better than traditional hummus. I’m
going to convert you. You’re going to be one of us. You don’t need a stove or an oven
to cook. Just a blender, dehydrator and Courtney Uncooked.