Four recipes. Two days.
Looks like the New Moon has stimulated my appetite.
The first time I enjoyed this snack was at my good friend, Chef Keidi's Kitchen Lab in Los Angeles and it was soooo good, I'm STILL thinking about them. I can't believe it's taken five years to finally make this recipe. Now that I've made my own (with the help of my lil' eleven-year old friend Dzenkesh), I can see that this will be a staple in my home because sometimes I have a taste for Starbursts or Twizzlers.
This natural candy tastes sooo much better than the toxicly sweetened corporate candies and is HIGHLY NUTRITIVE providing benefits for men who experience erectile dysfunction. Watermelon is a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene, amino acid (citrulline), vitamins B1 and B6, pantothenic acid, biotin, magnesium, potassium and dietary fiber.
Historically African Americans were ridiculed in media and propaganda for being a watermelon-eating people, but screw the stereotypes because watermelon, especially eaten naturally, is excellent for the kidneys. It's known also to be "Nature's Viagra™" due to the citrulline which relaxes and dilates blood vessels like the pharmaceutical. So EAT YOUR WATERMELON! Make sure it's seeded because when you eat seeded food, you will have a vital seed within.
Watermelon Candy Recipe by Chef Keidi
Adapted from the book "Living Superfood Recipes"
To order: LivingSuperFood.com
1 tsp. citric acid or juice of 1 lemon
1 c. water
Equipment: dehydrator, wax paper, very large sharp knife, paring knife
a shallow and large dish to soak the watermelon slices by
combining the citric acid or lemon to water.
watermelon into manageable sections with a sharp large knife, then cut into whatever
shape you desire leaving the thickness of the slice about 1/2 inch. If it's thicker than this it will take a super long time to dehydrate, it it's thinner it will be a very fragile chip. Leave the seeds intact as they contain critical nutrients.
from your watermelon with a paring knife and set aside to juice if you desire.
the watermelon slices on the dehydrating screens and
place in the dehydrator for about twelve (12) hours at 135 degrees.
the watermelon slices about six (6) hours into the dehydration process.
EAT, SHARE & BE MERRY
Thanks Chef Keidi! This is sooooo good.
WATERMELON RIND JUICE
1 part watermelon rinds
2 parts sweet, variety of apple
a sweet variety of apple.
the rinds from the watermelon and the apples.
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Day 4 of 11/13 Moons