View Full Version : Something i noticed about green crackers...
06-20-2005, 01:36 PM
I wanted to mention this because it really curbed my hunger this morning...
I had some collards that i had made into green crackers last week and i liked them so much that i did the same with some green pea snaps that were not very sweet.
I noticed that this morning i was very hungry and thinking that i might have a meal when i decided to have a few green cracker instead. I couldnt believe that within a few minutes they did trick and was not hungry anymore.
Mabye its the crispy cracker and the heavy green content...but it will do me fine now till lunch.
when i make green crackers all i do is wizz then chosen green in the food processor with garlic and spices and soaked flax seeds...then dehydrate till crisp. this has worked out great and they are so lovely to snack on. If you dont like garlic i guess you could use green onion or any spices you like.
Anyway.... just wanted to share that in case you had some greens around that you were wondering what to do with.
I love this raw diet....i like the fact that anything goes !
06-20-2005, 01:45 PM
Thanks for the info. I usually don't make crackers, but perhaps I will try green crackers!
06-20-2005, 01:46 PM
Great! sounds good! Thank you for taking the time to post this.
06-20-2005, 02:56 PM
if you decide to make the crackers...make sure you have a nice dough thats got enough of the flax seed in there to hold it together.....but the dough should be almost all your greens....the flax is a great binder for it and crackers come out crisp and beautiful tasting of all your greens and spices.
06-20-2005, 03:50 PM
Ya know Annie...when I first saw you post in the recipe section about these green crackers, I was kinda like, "UGH-EWW!"
But I think I'm gonna try them out because let's face it, you make stuff sound SO good! ;) I mean, you made those fava beans sound like they are just the best thing and now these crackers - you're one heck of a sales person for raw stuff you like/love!
Also, I have eaten these (not raw) crispy, light snacks that are peas and some other spices, etc. and I think they're fried or perhaps their baked (?)
But they were surprisingly good! I've also taken kale leaves and marinated (not for long...just a few minutes or so) in Bragg's (when I used to use it) and dehydrated them until they got really crispy/crunchy. They were good, except they were too salty from the Bragg's. So, I think that maybe a little oil, a little sea salt, and some other seasonings might be quite nice.
So, if those two items are pretty tasty, then your creation probably is too!
And yes, I've heard that the nutrients and minerals, etc. in greens kinda helps with cravings and appetite...so it's not surprising that eating the crackers held you over so well!
Anyway, thanks for sharing!
06-20-2005, 04:21 PM
HA! Rawkinlocs you are so funny. I just feel the need to share what i come up with...not really trying to sell the whole raw thing....even if i do love it.
The favas are so interesting the way they taste.... if you get your hands on any i would love to know what you think.
And... as far as the green crackers....I come from a long line of italian pesants HA!... and i dont like to waste a thing....so when the marinated collards didnt work out...i thought WTF...let me wiz them up in the food processor and make crackers out of them.
when i added garlic and spices and soaked flax...they came out better than i could have expected ...verrry verrry tasty !
so... it got me to thinkin...if it worked that well with the collard...why not other veg ! so... i tried some pea pods...again adding garlic( LOVE garlic!)and spices ....and once again...BIG sucess...they came out great !
I think the trick is to use the naked greens...and then add your spices and such...tasting as you go along. my rule is.... if it tastes good in the food processor...it will be even better when its dehydrated. BUT... it has to taste good and be seasoned as you like it before you dehydrate it.
I think this kind of thing would also work for fruit as well...apple cinnimon crackers for instance. you could wizz up the apples and cinnimon and then some soaked flax seed for the binder and then dehydrate it.
I dont know....probablly just about anything might work.... you never know till you try it...what ever it is.
If you do make any green crackers...let me know how they come out.
06-20-2005, 07:20 PM
The fruit ones will be good. I bought some flax crackers once at the rainbow acres health in california that had banana slices in them and they were awesome I spread almond butter on them and then put fresh banana slices on them and that was really a great snack I was full for hours after that. I like the idea of apples and cinnamon then almond butter on top with fresh apple slices. Hmmm now you have me thinking.
06-21-2005, 01:01 AM
wow.... that sounds REALLY good with the banannas....i am gonna have to try that one.... sounds really yummy and i can see where it would fill you up for a long time too. thanks for sharing that idea Ksabe.... i am definitely going to try it.
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