Raw Eggplant Pizzas and BBQ Chicken with Collard Greens and Crushed Sweet Potato

So not only do I have the best husband but he is also so supportive of all my experimenting in the kitchen and my raw food diet. Only a few short weeks ago he bought me the best dehydrator ever, the Excalibur!!! We have been having so much fun! We dehydrated 2 different kind of mangoes, bananas, kiwis, pineapple, apples and strawberries. I even made fruit roll ups, sweet potato chips (BBQ and regular!) and kale chips (my favorite!!) last week, so Delicious and fun! So here is my first attempt at dinner in the Excalibur and it was super yummy!

Raw Eggplant Pizzas/Bruchetta eggplant pizza

  • 1 large eggpant  sliced 1/4″ thick (I did not peal it, but think I should have)
  • 1/2 cup nut cheese*
  • tomato slices 1/4″ thick
  • oregano and paprika

Spread tablespoon of cheese on each eggplant slice and then top with the tomato slices. Sprinkle oregano and paprika on top.
Place them in the dehydrator for 10 hours on until dry (most likely 8-10 hours), but still pliable.

* For the cheese I used the Pignoli “Ricotta” from the Zucchini-and-Green-Zebra-Tomato Lasagna with Basil-Pistachio Pesto Recipe from Pure Food and Wine

  • 2 cups raw pignoli nuts, soaked in water for at least 1 hour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional; available in health food stores)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons filtered water

Place the pignoli nuts, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and salt in a food processor and pulse a few times, until thoroughly combined, Gradually add the water and process until the texture becomes fluffy, like ricotta

BBQ Chicken with Collard Greens and Crushed Sweet Potatobbq chicken

This recipe is adapted from the The Hearst Corporation’s Cafe57 off the The Daily Green website. This was pretty much the worst written recipe I have ever seen so I had to rewrite it for you! haha  I liked the take on a healthy southern recipe. It is great comfort food without all the grease and dairy! Enjoy!


6-4 ounce pieces of chicken breast
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup molasses
2 bunches collard greens, washed and rough chopped
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup nonfat milk (I used plain soymilk instead)
1 tablespoon honey (I used around 4-5 tablespoons)
Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a 4 quart saucepot, saute half of the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add the cayenne, chili powder (I used crushed red pepper instead), ketchup, red wine vinegar and molasses and whisk to incorporate. Simmer for 10 minutes and cool. (by accident I dumped the entire crushed red pepper jar into the pot! I am not one to measure exact, unless baking. So I added much more of everything so it was not too overwhelming, but it was still a SPICY BBQ Sauce!)
  3. Boil the diced sweet potatoes until tender. Drain the potatoes and return to pan. Pour the non-fat milk/soymilk into the pan and mash the potatoes, but keep some texture. Add the honey and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Lay the chicken pieces on a baking sheet in a flat layer. Brush with the BBQ sauce on both sides and place in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20-25 minutes or until done.
  5. While the chicken is baking, saute the remaining onion and garlic in a 12″ pan for 2-3 minutes. Add the collard greens and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the white wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper to taste. I also added a little lemon juice.

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