Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Juicing and crackers

I have been adding more juices into my diet lately. I am trying to make a big green juice every morning before I go to work.. I have this technique of getting the dark greens in. Because I don't enjoy them as much I usually seperate my cut up veggies and put the stronger vegetables - kale, chard, etc through first with just enough carrot, romaine or celery to make it palatable.. usually 1/2 glass.. down that while I make the rest of the lighter greens.. more carrot, romaine, celery..

It works for me. Also.. I have been experimenting with making crackers with the left over pulp. Especially when you are using all these gorgeous organic vegetables.. its nice to use the whole thing. My last batch was the best. These are mild.. almost remind me of a 'Triscut' (s/p?) type cracker.. see? I'm forgetting already! : )
Vegetable crackers

2 c vegetable pulp
1/2 c sunflower seeds - soaked together with:
1/2 c pumpkin seeds
1 1/2 c flax seeds ground
1T tamari
1 T agave
1 1/2 c water (approx)

Drain seeds and process until chunky in food processor. Add flax, pulp, tamari and agave and process together.. mine was fairly fine, adding enough water to process smoothly and so it is thin enough to spread onto teflex easily.

My vegetable pulp had lots of carrot & some beet, kale, celery, romaine

Dehydrate overnight, remove teflex, flip onto mesh and contine dehydrating 6 hrs approx.. give or take a few hours.. dehydrating is so easy!

juice pic from http://www.soymilkquick.com