Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Buttery Raw Crackers and Spicy Carrot Spread

I have been on a quest to find a good raw cracker recipe.  Well, I think I have made the best raw cracker ever.  This cracker melts in your mouth and that's no lie.

Here is one of the best cracker recipes that I have tried to date.  If you don't like whole flax seeds in your crackers, then this is the recipe for you.

Basic Crackers

2 1/2 C water
1 1/2 C flax, powdered
1 C  almonds, soaked
1/4 C olive oil
1 T salt
1 T cumin
**I added a little red curry.
**Taste your batter, because you may like a more seasoned cracker.
**Be creative and add other herbs, spices and vegetables.

Combine almonds, water, olive oil, salt, and cumin in a high-power blender.  Mix thoroughly and transfer to bowl.  Stir in flax meal slowly.  Scoop about 1 cup of the mixture onto Teflex on each of 3 to 4 dehydrator trays and spread out to all corners evenly.  Score cracker using spatula.  Dehydrate at 145 degrees F for 2-3 hours, then turn over, remove Teflex, and continue dehydrating for 6-8 hours at 115 degrees F or until desired moisture is obtained.  Store in refrigerator and consume within two weeks.
-Recipe from Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine by Gabriel Cousens, MD

Spicy Carrot Spread

Don't throw away your carrot pulp, like I have done in the past.  Use that pulp to create something tasty. I got the idea to make a spread from Ali Kareem @ Spiritual Warrior in Truth.  This carrot spread tastes very good on the Buttery Raw Cracker.

I don't have exact measurements of the ingredients, because I added all ingredients to my taste.  Here is the recipe for the Spicy Carrot Spread.

**This is not a raw spread, but it is vegan**

Carrot pulp from 4-5 carrots
Add all ingredients to taste
Grapeseed Oil vegenaise
red curry
onion powder
garlic powder
cayenne pepper
salt (very little)--not really needed

Mix all ingredients and you have yourself a tasty carrot spread.

The next time you are tempted to reach for those potato chips, grab a Buttery Raw Cracker instead and top it with some Spicy Carrot Spread. You'll be so glad you did.

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