The Kitchen Sink Cracker
I owe the name of my latest cracker to the phrase “everything but the kitchen sink,” because I stuffed everything I could into this cracker.
This time it’s a keeper.
Here’s the recipe:
Remaining pulp from 1 cup almonds made into almond milk
1/2 cup flax seeds soaked 6-8 hrs in 1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup soaked pumpkin seeds
1 cup soaked pecans
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup coconut shreds
Pumpkin pie spice to taste
Cinnamon to taste
Salt to taste
Add desired amount of stevia drops to flax/water mixture for sweetness. Combine almond pulp, flax seed mixture, pumpkin seeds, pecans, spices, and salt in food processor until nuts are chopped slightly. Move to a bowl for easier mixing if desired; mix in 1/2 cup water, coconut, chia seeds, and hemp seeds.
Mix until evenly distributed, and spread out on dehydrator trays. (I use parchment paper because I don’t own an Excalibur dehydrator). Score the mixture into squares using a knife so it will be easier to break.
Once dry enough (about 8hrs), flip over, remove parchment paper, and keep dehydrating until it’s as dry as you like.
Finally, raw vegan cereal! Yum
Kitchen Sink crackers broken up in a bowl with almond milk.
I couldn’t resist trying them with my almond spread too.
Powerhouse Salad (minus the cucumbers)
…and a little dessert
Coping without tahini
I found a recipe called “Lemon Tahini Sauce” on page 272 of Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine. It is 2C soaked sesame seeds, 1C water, 1/2C lemon juice, and sea salt. Process in blender until smooth.
It wasn’t as easy as it sounds. I had to keep adding water, and my blender sounded like it was going to burn up. The result was a blander, tahini-like sauce (better than no tahini at all)!
To a portion of it I added garlic, salt, pepper, and some olive oil, then stored the rest in the fridge.
Chopped up some veggies to blanch
And poured the sauce over the top. Delicious!
A bit later I decided to have a Tbsp of coconut oil to fill me up. Sounds crazy, but coconut oil has countless health benefits (anti-bacterial/fungal, immune booster, anti-cancer, to name a few)! I’m hoping to discover more and more ways to work this superfood into my diet.
Rounded out the day with some herbal tea…so relaxing.
Keep sneaking those raw foods in for better health and disease prevention!