Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Herb Flax Crackers - The 7th in a series of excellent Raw Food recipes

Herb Flax Crackers


I am posting a series of RAW FOOD RECIPES created by my mother Nancy Glazier and her good friend Irene Hauver. 

Together, as raw food pioneers, they complied an amazing collection of unique recipes that they used in teaching a series of raw-food-living un-cooking classes. We have a selection of delicious raw food recipes big enough to fill an entire cookbook. I know, cool, right?

These recipes are amazingly tasty! This is doing raw food right. Most raw food recipes are seriously lacking in taste and texture - well, not this collection. These beautiful ladies don't do anything half way! We are excited for you to try them.


Herb Flax Crackers are very handy to have in your pantry for when you need a speedy lunch or get the munchies. They have a delightful crunch and are SO healthy for you! Spread with Sunnie Sour Cream (recipe on this blog), Sunny Hummus (recipe on this blog), or other spread of choice.


HERB FLAX CRACKERS Recipe:

Ingredients:

4 cups Flax seeds, soaked in 8 cups water 8 hours (do not drain)
1/2 Onion, quartered
5 cloves Garlic
2 cups Chopped fresh herbs (chives, dill, sage, basil, oregano, parsley, kale, spinach, etc.)
2 t. Sea salt
1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice


Equipment:

Blender (like a VitaMix)
Food dehydrator with Teflex sheets for drying the crackers on
Bowl and spoon


Directions:

Combine onions, garlic, fresh herbs, salt, and lemon juice in blender. Puree until smooth. place in bowl.

Add 2 cups of soaked flax seeds and 1 1/2 cups water to blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into bowl with herb mixture.

Repeat with 2 more cups of soaked flax seeds.

Pour remaining whole soaked flax seeds into bowl with herb mixture and sir well to combine flavors.

Spread 2 cups of batter 3/8-inch thick on approx 8 Teflex Food dehydrator sheets.

Dry in a food dehydrator at 110 degrees for 8 hours. Flip onto screen.

Dry 12 more hours until crisp. Break into large cracker-sized pieces.

Store crackers in a pantry away from sunlight, in air-tight bags or bins. Fills an 8-quart size Zip-lock bag.

These crackers keep and store well.



Tips: 

The idea is to add just enough water to the soaked flax seeds in the blender to make a rough puree. This makes for crisper, thinner chips instead of just chewing on flax seeds stuck together. Use enough water to make it blendable in your blender.

Do not add an excess of water to soak the flax seeds - add just enough to make the mass like a thick batter. Then you can add water if needed during the pureeing process in your VitaMix blender. it's not like when we soak nuts in lots of water.

My mom always adds a bit of Vitamin C powder to her chips. It keeps her chips fresher tasting for longer, plus it keeps the colors lighter and brighter. Start with adding from 1/4 to 1/2 t. Vitamin C.



Note: Do not add more than the 2 t. sea salt asked for in this recipe. All dehydrated chips and crackers taste saltier once dried, because they are condensed, concentrating the salt.




Recipe created by the Kitchen Cheetahs, Nancy Glazier & Irene Hauver.





Enjoy!

Author, Leila Wood.