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01-11-2007, 08:56 PM
So I just got my Excalibur yesterday, and the first thing I did was a small batch of kale chips cuz I was about ready to dive face first into a bit ole bag of Lays. Sadly that small batch is history, ate them right off the tray!
Today I was preparing some flax crackers; and I gotta say, after I soaked the flax seed and was mixing in the other incredients, I was thinking ain't no way this slimmy, gelatinous mess if ever going to be anything remotely edible. Then I got them to the point that it was time to turn them over, and a few chunks around the edges that were thinner than the rest (my spreading technique needs work) broke off, so I popped them in my mouth. I cannot believe how good those suckers taste!
Darn working for a living is cutting into my un-cooking time! Can't wait for the weekend ... carrot pecan burgers are next on my list.
01-11-2007, 09:03 PM
AWWWW ,,, the first creations ~a BLAST!!! :)
01-11-2007, 10:00 PM
I love flax crackers, and I know what you mean about the geatinous mess pre dehydration.
We usually make a batch every other day for two people. Great as a snack straight from work.
01-11-2007, 10:13 PM
Funny you posted this. I am still waiting on my Excalibur, but I have an American Harvest. I've made onion bread a few times and Sun Burgers a few days ago.
I just mixed up some flax crackers tonight myself. I was thinking the same thing.
No way this is going to work.
I guess I'll have to give it time and see. :D
Hope yours are great!
01-12-2007, 12:25 AM
I just made my first batch too. Boy that flax slime is like snot mixed with spit isn't it? Grody! But the crackers are beautiful and very good! I made the basic style and the golden flax recipe last night and am drying the veggie flax crackers right now. I am working my way through all the flax cracker recipes.
Kale chips sounded gross to me but I went to Juliano's Raw restaurant last weekend and had one. Tiny and super expensive but soo good!. I want to make my own. The burgers sound super yummy too.
01-12-2007, 11:56 AM
I made a batch of flax mixed with frozen corn - does anyone have a fav flax cracker recipe they wouldn't mind sharing with me? I still have a couple of cups soaking at home and would love to try something new.
I LOOOOVE flax crackers. They are my candy. As a funny side note, I asked my dh to make the last batch of flax crackers, while I put the dc to bed. I SPECIFICALLY told him to peel the ginger-and even pointed out that there was some mold on it, so to MAKE SURE he peeled it VERY WELL. (The *only* thing he has ever made me was a bagel sandwich 9 years ago, so he needs very detailed directions) I also reminded him not to forget the garlic, because that's the best part....
well, the next morning I had garlic free flax crackers with a TON of peel in them. He forgot the garlic and put ONLY the peel in. :rolleyes: The worst part is, that I didn't want to discourage him (as he is right on the edge of going raw), so I ATE ONE and told him it was great! Ahhhh... the things we do for love. :p
I think I will soak some now and make a new batch tonight. I also want to make kale chips witht he dinosaur kale I picked up yesterday. I better get crackin'!
01-12-2007, 12:14 PM
Purl - could you please share your recipe with me?
01-12-2007, 12:16 PM
My crackers are superb! Well, they're not very pretty cuz I didn't score them first, so they're broken into various and sundry shapes and sizes, but they taste wonderful. I've had major computer issues this week and actually missed a day and a half of work, so will be working a portion of the weekend to make up a bit, but I'm definitely going to squeeze in time to make the burgers and I want to do the onion bread I keep reading about.
I'm so glad I found this place. Terrific!
01-12-2007, 12:22 PM
Izzy, please share! I'd love to make some tonight!
01-12-2007, 05:28 PM
I used a recipe is from Living Cuisine, The Art and Spirit of Live Foods.
Is it okay to share it here? Sorry if that's a dumb question, but I don't want the feds knocking on my door because I broke some copywrite law! If it's okay, then I'm most happy to pass it along.
01-13-2007, 09:08 AM
Ah - hadn't thought about that... sorry. As much as I want to say sure, go ahead, I have to remember that I -am- a lawyer (lol) and best to play it safe. Email maybe? Thanks anyway!!
01-13-2007, 11:18 AM
your kale chips sound great. Can anyone tell me how to make them.
01-22-2007, 07:20 PM
I just made Juliano's Garlic Bread on my Excalibur - turned out crumbly and too soft - what a flop!
I need HELP!
01-22-2007, 07:21 PM
:confused: I just made Juliano's Garlic Bread on my Excalibur - turned out crumbly and too soft - what a flop!
I need HELP!
01-22-2007, 07:32 PM
Hi, Kale chips are very easy. I just marinate them in some ACV...a touch of oil, but not much at all....and let them marinate for an hour or so...
Then (I break off the leafy part from the stem) and dehydrate in the Ex. overnight?? Till they are crispy. These DEFINITELY take the place of chips.
01-22-2007, 10:55 PM
Purl, hehe your story has me laughing over here....thats just the kind of thing my boyfriend would do, lol.
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