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03-02-2006, 08:30 PM
I have an overabundance of ripe avocaods right now, and since I'm out of crackers, I was wondering if anyone has attempted to make crackers and using avocado in the recipe? Any idea as to how I can/should go about doing so? Will the avocado turn black (tried some mushroom crackers a while back that came out black - i do not recommend it!)?
03-02-2006, 11:03 PM
I'm not sure, but I think that it won't work since avos content fat and when preparing crackers, you usually need water and other liquid elements to vaporize. I hope it makes sense. ;)
03-02-2006, 11:11 PM
I dont know for sure, but I think you are probably right about the avos turning brown. They turn brown just from being exposed to air, so I imagine they will turn brown from air and heat.
03-03-2006, 12:53 AM
I don't know where but I've seen a recipe for wraps using avocado and flax. Maybe something else. The avocado was used to help keep them soft for wrapping. My husband loved them - I didn't enjoy them at all. The flavour wasn't that exciting.
03-03-2006, 06:05 AM
i once used some extra guac in my batch of flax crackers. i guess the lime juice in the guac kept them from turning brown and they tasted very good.
oh yes, i added some mexican seasonings as well.
03-03-2006, 09:50 AM
Thanks everyone. Yeah, I suspected that they might turn an undesirable color, although I like the idea of addind them to the flax crackers with some lime juice. :)
03-03-2006, 11:30 AM
This includes 1/2 an avocado. It's from the SAD to Raw website. Have not taste tested yet myself, but they sound good.
1 1/4 c. golden flax seeds (soak for 12 hrs - this measurement is before soaking)
1/4 c. sunflower seeds (soak for 12 hrs - this measurement is before soaking)
3/4 c. Rawlsa
1 c. fresh or frozen corn kernels (optional)
1/2 avocado (optional)
1 Tbl lemon juice (optional)
In a VitaMix or food processor combine everything together till smooth.
Pour mixture on teflex sheets, using a spatula evenly spread the mixture all over the sheet, making one big square (actual chip thickness will end up being about 1/2 what the mixture is when it goes into the dehydrator).
Dehydrate at 105 degrees until desired crispness is attained --- normally 48 hours will do (I suggest turning the whole sheet over and changing to a mesh tray about half way through). Once they are crisp all the way through, you can break them into chip-size pieces and store in an air-tight container.
*** If you want to cut them to look like "Wheat Thins," remove the sheet from the dehydrator before they are hard, put the sheet on a cutting board, and using a pizza cutter, roll through the sheet, making little squares. Put back in dehydrator til complete crispness is attained.
- from Michelle Reeves, From SAD to RAW
If you are open to not having crackers...how about making some delish avo dressings to keep in the fridge to top off salads. I make mine with a lemon-juiced-avocado, parsley, cuke, and cilantro... I love it. Sometimes I add more water when i want a thin dressing but if i want a hearty one--I just use less H2O.
03-03-2006, 12:30 PM
What a delicious dilemma!! How 'bout if you pass some along to your southern neighbors ... like me??
No? Okay, then. My best suggestion is one you've probably thought of which is to make tons of guacamole. Hey, it's great for the skin, so maybe roll around in it or make a body mask with it. Get someone to lick it off (oops!! this is a G rated site - never mind).
03-03-2006, 12:41 PM
Heehee - RawTruth, you crack me up!! :P
If I COULD send them to you and knew that they'd get there in one piece, I would. And you're right - there are definitely far worse dilemas to have. Going to make some corn tortillraws from the sadtoraw website this evening, so probably will end up with lots and lots of guac. Mexicanthemed foor for the weekend, anyone?
03-03-2006, 12:44 PM
Oh - and JMD - thanks for the suggestions. I'm going through a fruit phase right now (go figure). I've been detoxing for the past 2 weeks (took me 2 months of being raw to actually get to the detox phase since I didn't have any "real" detox in the beginning besides one day of heachaches) and just have been wanting fruit, nuts and crackers. Lucky for me that bananas and mangoes were on sale at the store this past week. I wish I had taken a picture of all the fruit I bought last week - the kitchen was literally overflowing - and now there's hardly any left!
How about pudding...I read somewhere there is an avocado and fruit--maybe mango pudding that you could make. To me, that is total comfort food!! Actually I just peel and eat an avocado....so delicious!!!
03-03-2006, 01:06 PM
STOP torturing me!!
Oh hey! Make that yummy chocolate pudding (with avos!!). Avocado is a fruit, so it fits into your current cravings quite nicely, btw.
03-03-2006, 08:57 PM
If you don't find a good recipe to ue them up, just peel, halve, and dip in lemon juice then freeze whole....or squash into quac and freeze.
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