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Smoked Sun-Dried Tomato Crackers

Tuesday, November 05, 2013





It's been awhile since I made crackers. SO Today I made a a big batch of Smoked sun-dried tomato crackers. They taste SOOOOOO YUMMY !








I took some Brazil nuts and ground them into a flour.
Then I took some pumpkin seeds and ground them into a flour using a Vitamix.
Next I blended up 3 large tomatoes and two bags of sun-dried tomatoes, bell pepper, and one whole Yam. I added them into the nut flour. Then I blended some flax seeds and water to make it liquidy. I added that to the flours. I thinly cut up loads of basil from the garden. I added a jar of Smoked Paprika. 1/2 a jar of Italian seasoning, and Braggs Aminos seasoning (It's a large batch of crackers.)






Smoked paprika I learned from the bottle. emoticon Is made from dehydrated red bell peppers that are smoked. Hence the wonderful smoked flavor. It tastes so much better than liquid smoke. Liquid smoke always makes me feel ill when added to recipes. From looking at the label it has artificial and natural flavors which means it has MSG in it. I feel like I found a way to replace liquid smoke.









I also made Black Sesame Milk for breakfast. It was an experiment bound to go wrong, but what the heck. I will be a Ginnie pig.





It was creamy, rich, filling, delicious, nutritious in a jar.
I took a bag of Black Sesame seeds from the Asian Market and poured it into the Vitamix. I already had the mixer out so why not? Then I added dates (high in antioxidents and fiber), water, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice. I dropped in the dates to sweeten to taste as well as the seasoning. YUM. It made 4 quarts of a smoothie thick black sesame seed milk. I will thin one jar down to use it on some raw buckwheat cereal later in the week.





Nutritionally black sesame seeds are used to reverse greying hair and restore youthfulness. In the Raw Food Family book, the Dad helped to heal his broken bone drinking lots of sesame seed milk a day. The Dr. reported it healing unusually quickly.







A research study out of the University of Hawaii Cancer Research Center found that the intake of moderate amounts of sesame seeds can significantly increase the levels of gamma-tocopherol levels in the blood. And, in combination with earlier studies, this suggests that there is an enhanced Vitamin E bioactivity and positive anti-aging role in the body after sesame seeds are digested. The black color means it has high levels of antioxidents. Black sesame seeds contain about 60% more calcium than hulled sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are high in protein. Black sesame seeds contain phytosterols. These are compounds that when consumed in sufficient quantities, can help lower blood cholesterol levels, boost the immune system and also decrease the risks of certain cancers.








My milk turned out looking like grey sludge, but it tasted HEAVENLY. I have some left overs, so tomorrow I will add in some raw cacao powder, cinnamon, cayenne, and turmeric to make a chocolate smoothie.


Last night I finally had the energy to make the Coconut Cream Pie for DH. I posted the recipe last week. Oh, one spoonful is soooo satisfying. He raved about how good it tastes.


Yesterday's walk while was shorter than many of our recent walks was challenging. I wanted to see how I could handle walking up and down hills to see if my strength has improved at all. I managed the hills pretty well with the help of the Bioness and my Nordic poles. The walk went around a loop of the pond at Lema ranch nature preserve. We passed by where workers were harvesting the persimmon trees. The fall colors are spectacular here. The brilliantly red maple trees, the liquid ambers with the golden yellow, sunset orange, and flaming reds all blended together were spectacular. It was like eye candy, a treat for my eyes.






Hopefully the parts I order for the juicer will arrive soon. I can't wait to juice my bitter melons to see what they are like.



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DS9KIE 11/7/2013 8:53AM

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TWEETYKC00 11/7/2013 7:12AM

    sounds pretty good!

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ARTJAC 11/7/2013 4:27AM

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SNOWYOGA 11/6/2013 5:27PM

    emoticon and I love the picture of the puppy!

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TRAVELNISTA 11/6/2013 2:03PM

    Delish!

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BRENDA_G50 11/6/2013 1:08PM

    Your crackers sound delicious!!! emoticon If you ever decided to write a cookbook, I would definitely buy it. The hamster was hilarious emoticon and the dog was so cute. I LOVE fall with all the pretty colors! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 11/6/2013 9:28AM

    yummmmmmmmmmm

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MAMISHELI53 11/6/2013 8:36AM

    OH, those crackers sound so YUMMY!
LOVE the pic of the hamster! My younger DD had one who loved the goldfish crackers and would fill his cheeks.
And you are so right about eye candy - I love the beauty of the different seasons! It's great to live in a temperate zone!

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SWEETNEEY 11/6/2013 8:02AM

    Some interesting info. Will look into making crackers.

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KNYAGENYA 11/6/2013 6:43AM

    Yummy!

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CLPURNELL 11/6/2013 2:56AM

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NASFKAB 11/5/2013 11:45PM

  Wow the crackers seem gorgeous have to buy an oven but can it be made on the stove like pancakes?

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PHOENIX1949 11/5/2013 11:36PM

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COCK-ROBIN 11/5/2013 10:43PM

    I wish I had a few of those crackers! And I LOVED that dog picture at the end.

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MICKEYH 11/5/2013 10:36PM

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JANIEWWJD 11/5/2013 10:20PM

    I would love to try those crackers!!!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/5/2013 9:20PM

  Your crackers sound awesome! HUGS

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KMVBBAM 11/5/2013 9:14PM

    That looks and sounds amazing. There was a cardiologist on Dr. Oz today talking about the health benefits of tomatoes and how he dries his summer tomatoes for the winter.

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/5/2013 9:01PM

    Yummy! I wish you were my neighbor....you sure know how to cook! I am very impressed!!
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MSROZZIE 11/5/2013 9:00PM

    Enjoyed your very interesting blog! emoticon healthy eating! emoticon

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PB4WEGO 11/5/2013 7:43PM

    emoticon Wow! I never even thought about making crackers.

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MJ7DM33 11/5/2013 7:41PM

  Yum! Luv the pic of the dog!

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MERRYMARY42 11/5/2013 7:10PM

    you are such a brave soul, I swear, I have not enough imagination to put together any of what you blog about, wow, like everyone says, you should have a cook book

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TOKIEMOON 11/5/2013 6:49PM

    Armed with your Vitamix, you are a healthy force to be reckoned with in the kitchen. I hope your hubby appreciates how good he has it! Not only are your concoctions tasty, but you are undoubtedly extending his life!

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4RASCALS 11/5/2013 6:04PM

    You have so much talent in being able to cook healthy. You should consider publishing a cook book, I know you would do well. Thanks for sharing, the crackers
sound awesome.

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TEXASFILLY 11/5/2013 5:36PM

    WOW~! Have you thought of putting together a cooking on healthy living? You really have some wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing. *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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-BLESSINGS- 11/5/2013 4:43PM

    emoticon yummmy

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GRACEOMALLEY 11/5/2013 3:21PM

    Those crackers look and sound fabulous! Delighted you got to enjoy the fall foliage on your walk. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/5/2013 3:19PM

    Yummy!

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MADEIT3 11/5/2013 2:59PM

    It all looks yummy. I wonder if my Ninja will do what your Vitamix does...

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PGHP31CK 11/5/2013 2:58PM

    Everything sounds delicious! My mouth's watering -- reading your blog always makes me hungry, in a good way. Smoked paprika is one of my new favorite spices. You're right, it adds a smokiness along with the yummy pepper flavor.

Good to hear that you were able to handle the hills. I admire your spirit & determination.






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WALLAHALLA 11/5/2013 2:58PM

    Those crackers are a lot of work!

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GENRE009 11/5/2013 2:57PM

    Wish I lived closer, I'd be like Yogy the bear and just pop in for a bite. Love those recipes. Gosh I wonder if there is a market where you live for a start up restaurant, or service. Just forget I said that. It sounds like too much work, and would disrupt your peaceful life. So, do you have a cook book with some of your experiments available?
Ok, just forget I said that too. I am just trying to compliment you, on your nutritional voyage. I titter some, but I am still on the fence post, depending which day you catch me on. eva.

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