Jun 162014
 

Raw Carrot Crackers

One of my clients brought me some of his homemade crackers and I was hooked!! They are delicious!! The next time he was making them, I tagged along so that I could make them for myself. These crackers are super easy to make and store well in a sealed glass container. Enjoy sprinkled over salads or with a dip such as hummus.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of carrots cut in chunks
  • ½ cups onion chopped in chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/8th cup olive oil
  • 1/8th cup tamari
  • 1 tsp each – curry, turmeric, cumin
  • 3/4cups soaked walnuts
  • ½ cup soaked cashews
  • ½ cup soaked almonds
  • ½ cup soaked sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds and ½ cup sunflower seeds

raw carrot crakers steps (1)

Figure 1 Process all the veggies until smooth – may have to do a couple of batches

Process all ingredients except ½ cup pumpkin seeds and ½ cup sunflower seeds. Depending on the size of your food processor you may have to process two lots and then mix by hand.  I process the carrots, onion, garlic, and celery, oil and tamari first, place in a bowl and then process the other ingredients except pumpkin and ½ cup sunflower seeds.

ingredients for carrot crackers in food processor with nuts

Figure 2 Add the soaked nuts

sunfloer and pumpkin seeds on top in food processor last step

Figure 3 Add the seeds last and only mix for a short time to keep them chunky – adds a great texture

Mix everything together and then add the pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Place about half the mixture on one dehydrating tray with the liner and the other half on another lined tray (you may use three trays). Thickness should be about ½” in a square and then cut into squares.  This helps it to dry faster and also to have lovely square crackers.

carrot mixture ready to spread

Figure 4 Mixture ready to be spread on dehydrator trays

crackers in dehydrator ready for dehydrating

Figure 5 Crackers are on the top and at the same time I am dehydrating the soaked nuts and seeds that we add to our smoothies or the next round of crackers

carrot crackers on tray complete

Figure 6 Finished product!!! When applying the mixture to the dehydrator trays with the liners, spread the mixture out into a square about ½” thick and then cut into squares before drying

Dehydrate for 8-10 hours and then flip to screened tray and dehydrate for another 3-5 hours.  Make sure they are dried out completely. Crackers may be stored in an air tight container for up to a month. If you need to crisp up put back in dehydrator.

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What do you make in your dehydrator?  I’d love to hear how you enjoyed the crackers.

Enjoy the goodness of your food,

Tanya

Why eat Raw Foods?

Food that is heated to temperatures greater than 108 ○F, lose their enzymes in the process.  Enzyme depleted food can be very hard to digest and unfortunately gives very little energy to the body. Continued consumption of cooked and processed foods leaves our bodies drained of energy and vitality.

Live enzymes are essential to digestion. Enzymes are needed to break down the food we eat into a usable form for the body. Eating live raw foods leaves us feeling energetic and vibrant!

Raw foods are better quality; therefore you eat less to satisfy your nutritional needs. The heat of cooking depletes vitamins, damages proteins and fats, and destroys enzymes which benefit digestion. As your percentage of raw foods increases you feel satisfied and have more energy on smaller meals because raw food has the best balance of water, nutrients, and fiber to meet your body’s needs.  This in turn will lower the amount of money you spend on food, vitamins, pots and pans, appliances, doctor bills, drugs, and health insurance.

Eating a diet of raw foods can reverse or stop the advance of many chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Remember, cooking creates free radicals, which are the major cause of cancer. When you lower the number of free radicals your cells are bombarded with, you lower your risk of cancer.

A raw food diet can protect you from acute diseases such as colds, flu, measles, etc. Raw foods maintain a healthy body and a healthy body will not become diseased.

 

May 192014
 

Mixed Vegetable Seaweed Rolls with Sesame Dipping Sauce

I bought seaweed and it sat unused for a long time.  I eventually started by putting a piece of Kombu in soups or when I was boiling water or making rice to increase the nutritional value.

I like sushi, which uses Nori wraps but I couldn’t get myself to make anything with seaweed at home.  Then one day, I was ready and after reading many recipes I found this one by Ani Phyo in her book Ani’s Raw Food Detox.

It is super simple to make and super delicious.

ani nori wrap (1)

  • 2 nori sheets, raw and untoasted preferably
  • 2 tbsp miso, unpasteurized, any colour
  • 2 cups sprouts, any type
  • ½ c sliced avocado
  • ¼ c julienned cucumbers
  • ¼ julienned or shredded carrots
  • 1-2 tbsp hemp seeds (optional)

Spread miso on the ½ of the nori sheet. Layer the sprouts, avocado, cucumber and carrots on the miso. Roll it tightly.

ani nori wrap

Serve with Sesame Dipping Sauce

  •  1 tbsp nama shoyu or tamari
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil, organic
  • 1 tsp sliced scallions or onions
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)

Whisk everything together.

What great dishes do you make with seaweed?

 

Mar 052014
 

Why eat dates?

 Dates are a food of high nutritional value which provides a natural sugar in the form of glucose and fructose which is ready for immediate absorption and is, therefore, infinitely superior to cane sugar.

 For years I did not like dates and would go for homemade cookies and baking using good ol’ white sugar (and brown – really no difference)….but I had to change …because I couldn’t just have one cookie…so that brings me to the wonderful date!

 

Here is a super quick recipe to get your healthy sugar fix! ENJOY – Maca Cacao Balls

finished product

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Dec 242013
 

Kale Waldorf Salad Inspired by Eat Raw, Eat Well by Douglas McNish

This is one of my favorite salads and one that my guests always love!

Pictured here is an assortment of salads – Kale waldorf salad with asian coleslaw and wheatberry salad

Dressing Prep:

¼ cup raw cashews (soaked up to 30 minutes in water)

Kale prep:

Kale prep with avocado, lemon, vinegar and salt

· 2 cups sliced kale (any type of kale is great- I like mixing them together for different textures!) Remove the spine of the kale and save for juicing or vegetable stock

· ½ avocado

· 2 tsp lemon juice

· 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar

· Sprinkle of salt

Mix together the avocado, lemon juice and salt and then pour over kale. Massage into the kale and mix well. Set aside for at least 10 minutes to let the kale soften.

Mix together the kale topping

· ½ cup apple, diced

· ¼ cup of celery, diced

· ½ cups of walnuts

· ¼ cup raisins

· 2 tbsp hemp seeds

· 1 tbsp flax seeds, ground

Set aside and mix in with kale when it has softened.

Dressing:

Pouring the dressing on!

· ½ cup apple

· ¼ cup of celery

· ¼ cup water

· 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar

· ¼ raw cashews (rinse and drain)

· ¼ cup lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt

In your blender, combine the dressing ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour over the kale salad and add the apple/celery/walnut/raisin mixture. Toss, let sit for 5 minutes and serve!

Lasts up to 2 days in the fridge!!

Want more great salad and healthy meals…check out the e-book Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans for meal plans, detox days and so much more to feel great in your jeans. Looking for more inspritation pick up your copy of Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing and Blending

I’d love to hear what your favorite salad is!!!

Tanya Morrison

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