Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Flax Cracker Love!

Have I told ya'll how much I adore flax crackers? I don't think I have. If I was stranded on the proverbial deserted island with only one raw food, I'd choose flax crackers all day long. Now if I had a chance to choose cooked foods over raw on that deserted island, I'd probably opt for something else ... but pretend that's not an option.

Since I'm the proud owner of a new Excalibur dehydrator (thanks mama and daddy!), I can make all the flax crackers my little heart desires. That's what I did this weekend. I made these Flax Crackers from The Raw Revolution Diet:

They're made from golden flax seeds, ground brown flax, red bell pepper, zucchini, and lots of spices. The mixture is processed and thinly spread on a Teflex sheet. Then they're dehydrated for, like, ever. I think it took a full 24 hours to make these. But it was so worth the wait. And I made a crap ton so there's plenty for snackin'.

I served some crackers with this Sprouted Lentil Pate with Garlic and Herbs, also from The Raw Food Revolution:

This is a combo of sprouted lentils (which I sprouted in a jar for several days), basil, parsley, garlic, and some other stuff. Very tasty spread on the crackers! And of course, I served it all with a big ole' side salad.

Today marks the last week on my 26-day Adventure Cleanse Tune-Up. It's been fun, but I will certainly be glad when its over. I'm ready to get back to testing recipes for my cookbook, and I cannot wait for a sip of delicious coffee.

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22 comments:

melonshots said...

ohmygosh. i want that meal.

Mihl said...

I think flax crackers will one day make me buy a dehydrator. I would reall like to try them and spread that pate on top. I have the book and will check it out right away.

nora said...

whooo you're a raw food diva!

glutenfreewelshy said...

They look yummy! I'm on a cleanse (Gena's 10-day cleanse); it's only day three but I'm craving coffee and sweet treats big time. But I keep thinking that since you can do 26 days I'm sure can do 10 :) Thanks Bianca

Mary said...

I've never had flax crackers, but they look fun! You're in the home stretch of your cleanse. Way to go!

The Voracious Vegan said...

HOT DAMN. I NEED to know how to make these things because I could survive off of crackers and dip for about 3.5 years. Bianca, they look DELICIOUS, seriously.

Jess of Veg Out! said...

I LOVE those crackers! I keep meaning to make them again, but I haven't yet... The pizza variation is delicious! Must try that pate. I always feel daunted when a recipe calls for something sprouted because I'm not that patient...

Gina said...

I need to get some Teflex for my dehydrator, I have yet to make crackers, they look so yummy!

eaternotarunner said...

Those flax crackers look awesome!

River - The Crafty Kook said...

So thin and crispy! They look like they're totally worth the wait. That last photo is gorgeous! I'm off to enter your super giveaway...

Theresa said...

I hope you do a post-cleanse post... I'm curious if you feel better, or have had the 'detox side effects', or have the clearer skin and brighter eyes that so many of these cleanses promise!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

mmm. I wish I was one of those crackers so I could dive into that lentil pate.

pixiepine said...

These two recipes in the link look amazing to me, speaking of raw-ish crackers. I don't have a dehydrator, so I haven't made the crackers, but the salsa s amazing!!!

pixiepine said...

Ooops- here's the link.

http://www.vegetariantimes.com/features/editors_blog/125

Michal said...

I want that meal too!

Mike K said...

I love flax crackers too, and often get a craving for raw flax flatbread. Really need to get around to buying a dehydrator - the sprouted lentil pate looks great too.

T said...

Flax crackers! Sounds very healthy and yummy. I'm not gonna lie though, I'd be losing it by now without coffee. You are a crazy sexy badass!

jessy said...

your raw flax crackers look most fantastical, Bianca! the sprouted lentil pate with garlic and herbs looks, and sounds, excellent as well. it's sounding like i need to pick up The Raw Revolution when i get some extra cash. w00t!

Debra said...

Looks so good!!!

Debra @ Vegan Family Style

PageRank Check said...

sounds good wanna try it

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I love flax crackers too! You might want to eat at Cafe Gratitude in SF, they're a raw place with good flax crackers!

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I definitely want this meal too. Flax crackers, yum!