I’m very excited to say that in addition to getting a Vita-Mix for Christmas (!!), I also got a dehydrator! I sort of made out like a bandit. And by ‘sort of’, I mean ‘totally.’ This opens up a world of possibilities for raw food: dehydrated fruit, crackers, cookies, etc. I’m having a lot of fun with it!
I was especially stoked to make these crackers because it meant I didn’t have to waste the pulp from my carrot juice. I hate wasting juice pulp, so turning them into crackers seemed like an excellent idea.
Flax & Carrot Pulp Ginger Crackers
3 c carrot juice pulp
1 c ground flax seed
2 tsp freshly ground ginger
up to one cup water (add until you have a mix that is spreadable)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add water last to determine how much you need—this will vary depending on how wet your pulp is. Once it’s in a dough-like consistency, roll out on a Slipat and slice into cracker pieces.
Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 24 hours.
No deydrator? No worries: Preheat oven to 300 degrees, and bake for 45 minutes.
I’m still mostly adhering to the 80/10/10 plan, but these crackers aren’t entirely 811-kosher. The ingredients are fine, but the fact that they are dehydrated comprises their “ideal”-ness. I have to say after a week of being very strict on the diet, I am excited to play around with it and make it work for me. And making it work for me includes dehydrated crackers.
Do you have a dehydrator? What do you do with your juice pulp? How was your weekend?