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Raw Gluten-Free Multi-Seed Crackers

2020-05-04T13:21:50-04:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Recipes|Tags: |

Some of my favorite snacks are multi-seed crackers. Although you can buy great seed crackers in the store, like Mary’s Gone Crackers, it’s not that hard to make your own, and much cheaper. You just need a little time.

seed crackers closeup

These crackers a made from flax, chia, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds, packed with healthy fat, fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients. The secret to make them stick is the chia seeds, which form a jelly when soaked in water. Mix this with the other seeds and spread a thin later on a dehydrator to dry out.

I love this plant-based recipe and I think you will too! It’s gluten-free and vegan and made from raw seeds. See the recipe below and experiment with different seasonings. Enjoy!

raw seed crackers

Raw Multi-Seed Crackers

Alyona
Healthy, gluten-free crackers made from flax, pumpkin, chia, and sunflower seeds
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Soak time 6 hrs
Course Appetizer

Equipment

  • Food dehydrator

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Grind 1/2 cup of the flax seeds to a powder
  • Soak remaining 1 cup of flax seeds and chia seed in just enough water to cover for 6 hours
  • Rinse sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  • Combine all ingredients together with spices and mix well
  • Spread a thin layer of the mixture on dehydrator sheets and set to 150°F
  • Dehydrate for about 10-12 hours, or until crispy
Keyword appetizer, cracker, seeds
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All-Fruit Homemade Fruit Rolls

2018-08-21T00:00:48-04:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: How To|Tags: |

This amazingly simple way to make fruit rolls makes a great snack anytime, and is healthy too. What you need before you get started: [fusion_checklist icon=”” iconcolor=”” circle=”” circlecolor=”” size=”” divider=”” divider_color=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=””][fusion_li_item icon=””]

2 pounds fresh fruit or your choice – apples, pears, plums, etc.

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Half a lemon

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A blender

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A dehydrator with plastic trays

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Steps to make your own fruit rolls

Making your own fruit rolls, or fruit leather, is quite easy, and fun too!

I get bags of bulk fruit at places like the local farmers market or Sprouts. Sometimes you can get bags of bulk fruit for a discount. You can use apples, pears, plums, blueberries, strawberries, or whatever fruit you want. You will need about 2 pounds of fruit.

First, cut up the bulk fruit into smaller pieces to be able to puree better in the blender.

cut apples

Next place the cut fruit into a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix, and puree until very smooth. While blending add the juice from half a lemon as a preservative.

vitamix blender puree apples

After this spread the fruit puree on smooth plastic trays for the dehydrator. You can make several layers of trays at one time. You may have to buy additional trays for all the fruit. The fruit puree should be shallow, but not too thick, no more than 1/4 an inch. Spread this evenly over all trays.

dehydrator fruit puree

After spreading the fruit set the dial of the dehydrator to 135° Fahrenheit, or about 57° Celsius and let the puree dry for about 8 hours.

Nesco dehydrator

Finally after about 8 hours you will see the fruit layer dried out considerably. If it is solid enough to be pried with a knife and feels a bit like leather then it is ready to be taken out.

Carefully remove the fruit layer and cut into strips, rolling up to make the finished snack.

Fruit rolls make a great treat on the go and kids love them. Enjoy!

Simple All-Natural Fruit Roll Recipe

A simple, 2-ingredient recipe for fruit rolls. All you need is fruit, a blender, and a dehydrator.

  • 2 pounds fresh fruit (apples, plums, blueberries, pears, etc)
  • 1/2 lemon
  1. Cut fresh fruit

  2. Puree fruit in blender

  3. Add […]

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Vegan Cheese with Herbs

2018-08-17T00:18:12-04:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

Here’s my adaptation of a great vegan cheese recipe at The Hidden Veggies. It slices, shreds, and melts great and tastes much like real cheese. It goes great on crackers, potatoes, or just about any place. It’s great plain as well. It’s only 32 calories per serving, or 190 for the entire piece of cheese. This takes several hours to complete, mostly because the ingredients have to chill out in the fridge to harden.

Take coconut, agar agar (jelly made from algae), tapioca starch, some salt, lemon, fresh or dried herbs of your liking, as well as turmeric and paprika for color and flavor.

Mix together and warm until smooth, after which you pour into a greased container.

Let the vegan cheese mix sit in the refrigerator for several hours until it hardens.

You can cut like regular dairy cheese or even shred.

shredded vegan cheese with herbs

Enjoy!

vegan cheese with herbs, rice crackers, and tomatoes

Vegan Cheese with Herbs

Alyona
A coconut-based recipe for non-dairy cheese that really tastes like cheese.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Refrigeration 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 6 people
Calories 32 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk (16 oz)
  • 2 tbsp agar agar
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh or dried herbs
  • 1/3 tsp turmeric
  • 1/3 tsp paprika

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients in a saucepan
  • Heat to medium and stir until very smooth
  • Grease a cheese mold or other shallow container (about 20-30 oz container) lightly with vegetable oil
  • Pour in mixture from saucepan
  • Let cool then cover and place in refrigerator to harden approximately 2-3 hours
Keyword appetizer, cheese, vegan
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