Everything and a bag of Flax Crackers

Wow! There sure is a lot going on these days.
First, I just got married, and it was by far the most magical day of my life. Thank you to everyone who joined in our celebration.
We are now on our honeymoon in California, driving along the Pacific coast in our 1981 VW camper van! It’s really too much fun.

Secondly, I finally completed a two-year project with a friend, Eva Cabaca, who wrote the most fantastic vegan cookbook. I will let you all know once it is published because I know that you will want your very own copy of this totally unique and original work. I had the privilege of creating the design and layout for the book, and it is my pleasure to share one of the recipes with you today.

Savory Flax Crackers
Ingredients:
• 2 cups flax seeds
• ½ cup hemp hearts
• ¼ cup chia seeds
• 2 cups water
• ½ -1 tsp. Celtic sea salt or Himalayan rock salt
• 1 Tbsp. dry herbs and spices, such as basil, oregano, chili powder, cumin
• optional ¼ cup fresh herbs, such as parsley, cilantro, basil, rosemary or thyme
• optional but delicious 1 Tbsp. agave syrup and 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:
1. Grind the flax seeds in a coffee grinder briefly to get a very coarse meal. Transfer into a large bowl.
2. Add the hemp hearts, chia seeds, water, salt and all the herbs and spices.
3. For easy spreading, mix quickly before flax absorbs too much water.
4. Spread the mixture immediately onto a solid dehydrator sheet and let it harden for 10 minutes. Cut into desired shapes.
5. Dehydrate at 115oF for 3-4 hours or until the top is dry, then flip onto a mesh dehydrating sheet. Continue dehydrating at 105oF until crisp, about 5 hours.
6. Alternatively, spread the dough onto an oiled cookie sheet, cut into desired shapes and dry in the oven on the lowest setting, for 4 to 6 hours or until you achieve the desired texture (from slightly soft to very crispy).
7. Crackers will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

So that’s where I’ve been, and where I will be for the next little while. I do have some fabulous guest bloggers lined up, so check back every week or so for more of what you love! Thanks for all of your love and support for My New Roots – it means so much to me.
See you all soon.
In health and light, Sarah B.

Copyright 2012 My New Roots at mynewroots.blogspot.com

28 comments

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  2. Jane

    Can I just say that storing crackers in the fridge is a totally alien concept to me and I don’t understand the chemistry or biochemistry behind this recommendation. I’ve been eating crackers for nearly half a century, and I’ve never known anyone to store them in a fridge.

    Basically, if you’ve dehydrated your crackers enough (they’re crackers, not raw bread – right?) then there is no need to slow down microbial growth by lowering the temperature at which they’re stored (the purpose of refrigeration). Having removed the water, there will be virtually no microbial growth as microbes (yeasts, moulds, bacteria) need water in order to multiply. However, if you put them in the fridge, they’re likely to absorb water which will ironically make them more prone to developing mould or bacterial infestation.

    On the other hand, if you put them in airtight container in a cupboard, they’ll stay fresh for literally months. So long as you dehydrated them enough – your dehydration times are a bit short.

    Congratulations on your nuptials 🙂

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  5. janet @ the taste space

    Made these Sarah and they were fabulous. Thanks for sharing! I’ve tried quite a few flavours and my pizza one with rosemary, onion, garlic, nooch and red pepper paste were my favourite so far. How do these compare to the Mary’s knock-off crackers you recently posted?

  6. Dfillmore24

    Missing your blog posts, but, I (we) are so happy for your wedding + honeymoon! I became a fan of your blog a few months ago, and have been speaking to dozens of NYC’s about it since.
    Looking forward to the next post!
    Danielle Fillmore

  7. immaterialgirl

    Congratulations Sarah!!!
    You both look amazing and oh so very happy. All the best on your honeymoon and much happiness afterwards… Camping in VW camper vans is the best! I dream of one day maybe having my own. 😉

  8. bravoclaudia

    I found you today and you are so inspirational! I’m currently living in WA but am from southern CA. You may be in my home town! Enjoy your stay!!!

    Suggestions:

    Seal Beach CA: (my hometown) it’s small town feel and I love it!

    Orange Circle, Orange CA (great shops and beautiful fountain at its center)

  9. vacantbench

    Both of you look so beautiful together; Sarah, you have the loveliest smile!
    Love the little splashes of color on the two of you ie the bow tie and the flower.
    Congratulations to you both..

    Ralph Lam

  10. jacqui

    Congratulations! You looks lovely. I’m recently married as well and will be doing a similar honeymoon in only a couple weeks! Have a great time! Can’t wait to hear more about the book.

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