Captured by Cashew Hummus Collard Rolls

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Every once in awhile I come across a dish that is so amazingly delicious and incredibly impossible to resist. A meal that encourages taste buds to jump with excitement.   Nourishment that makes your eyes light up, your mouth smile widely, and your stomach hunger for more. Tasting a bite of cuisine so good that it immediately transports you to somewhere beautiful, luxurious, and  imaginative.  I like to visualize super ingredients forging together to create powerful, breath-taking moments that cause all in its path to surrender to its delicacy.  I imagine that anyone eating even a bite will be so spell-bound and grant any request of the asker.

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I was entranced last night as I enjoyed the fresh mango, avocado, bell pepper, and alfalfa sprouts stuffed collard rolls.  The process was simple: wash and remove stems from collard greens. Spread layer of cashew hummus on inside of collard green. Stack layers of sliced veggies and mangoes (bell peppers, cucumbers, avocadoes, carrots). Add sprouts and roll collard greens like a burrito.

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This recipe was taken from The Present Moment Café, an adorable and delicious café in St. Augustine, FL.  The key to the deliciousness in the roll is the cashew hummus: 3 cups pre-soaked and rinsed cashews, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup water, 1.5 Tbsp cumin, 7 cloves of garlic, salt to taste.  You can place some plastic wrap around the collard roles to help stabilize them. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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