This week's recipe is one of my most popular recipes
so far, and quite possibly one of the most
commonly replicated of all my recipes in homes
across the world!
Flax crackers (if made using a good recipe!) are
delicious, nutritious, a great thing to get your
teeth into and they are super-easy and quick to
make - and very versatile too. Eat them as is,
layered with various toppings (tomato and avocado is
one of my faves), or even make a mini sandwich with
them. All yummy, all good and all great for you and
If you'd like to try them for yourself, here follows the
recipe and you can watch me demo this recipe in full
here . Enjoy!
* 2 cups flax seeds (a.k.a. linseeds)
* 1 red bell pepper
* ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
* 2 cups fresh tomatoes
* Juice of 1 lemon
* 1 clove of fresh garlic +/or ½ large onion, chopped
1) Blend all ingredients together in a food processor.
Add water if a little too dry.
2) Press mixture flat onto a Paraflexx sheet into a
large square or rectangle, making sure that the
mixture stands only a few millimetres tall. (The
thicker the cracker the harder to eat and the longer
3) Score the size of crackers you'd like with a knife
or spatula before dehydrating. (I usually score the
large square 3x3 or 4x4 depending on what I want to
use them for).
4) Dehydrate around 105°F - 110°F overnight and flip
over once one side is dry. Dry to completion.
5) Store in an airtight container, somewhere close to
hand for when the cravings strike!
RAW COACH'S TOP TIPS:
* Once dehydrated your flax crackers will keep for
months in an airtight container - handy for all those
times where you have an 'I don't know what to eat
but I know I want something chewy' moment
* You can make two different sorts from the same
ingredients - either mill the seeds first for a smooth
cracker, or keep them whole for a bitty cracker.
They even taste completely different!
* Semi dry both sides instead of drying to full term to
create a 'tortilla wrap'. How delicious is one of these
stuffed full of your favourite vegetable ingredients?
* These are great for kids who want something
to 'gnaw' on between meals
* You can make them sweet or savoury depending
on your preference
* They are great for travelling and taking to work,
even if they break en route they are still workable,
even if you just spread a little avocado on them or
dip into an olive pâté.