Monday, November 14, 2016

The Red Cracker; Flaxseed, Tomato, Red Bell Pepper Dried Food

This image looks like meat but really it is all vegetable and seeds.  At the Barebones Camp in July I met this wonderful woman whose food for the week was in gallon zip lock bags as crackers.   I loved her idea and the foods she had dehydrated...she called them "crackers" but there is no grain in them.  Since then I have been making some from her recipes and I have invented some of my own.  

Healthy and easy to carry these foods are just the thing for on-the-go people.   This first recipe is hers and the color is very red wet or dry.   I love the savory seasonings.

You will need a dehydrator.   Mine is rectangular and called 
"l'Equip" sold by Emergency Essentials.  It has a heating element and a fan so it works very quickly. You will also need from 6-8 clear, flexible, solid trays. ( they usually come with a dehydrator).

Soak 2 cups whole flax seeds in 2 cups good water 6-8 hours

1 large, peeled red beet
1 large red bell pepper  not peeled
3-4 tomatoes  not peeled
1/2  yellow onion yes, peeled
3-4 cloves fresh garlic   also
1/2 tsp. real salt
2 tsp. powdered cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. oregano 
1 tsp. turmeric
1/2 cup  raw pumpkin seeds

Add blended mixture to the soaked flaxseeds.  
oil the flexible trays with olive oil and spread out the mixture on the trays as thin as possible without creating holes.

Place the trays on the bigger trays of your dehydrator and start.  If you have a temp gage, turn it to 100 degrees...not much hotter.  It is not necessary to cook this food...just dry it. It should  take about 24 to 32 hours to dry crisp.  

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