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Mind:Blown! Spark Recipes!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

After a funny conversation about omelets in my feed, I decided to check out some spark recipes. I've seen a few before, and some look great, some look like "diet" food, but I came across a whole section of "How to make your own crackers".

Say What? I've never even thought about that! PEOPLE can make CRACKERS??

Probably a good reason that a whole bunch of Americans are overweight is our dependence on processed crap. And that's what it is, really. One recipe I saw called for a whole whopping 5 ingredients, but if I took a gander at my box of crackers in my pantry, there's probably a bajillion ingredients, most of which sound science lab-ish, and not very tasty.

I know, I'm probably telling peeps something they knew a long, long time ago. But for me, just the realization that I could actually make something that I've never even thought of before, because I'm so used to being able to walk into a store and there's a box of them, is pretty epic. and disturbing.

So here's a goal for 2015: find better, tastier ways of making things I actually like eating emoticon
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  • READYRISA
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    2043 days ago
  • LYNMEINDERS
    I so agree with you...we eat too much processed crap
    2045 days ago
  • _RAMONA
    I LOVE homemade crackers (we are totally unprocessed food household)!!! So glad you fond a treasure trove. Please share any good recipes!

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    2045 days ago
  • A_RARE_BEAN
    lol, that's funny. Have fun trying out the new recipes!
    2045 days ago
  • SPEDED2
    I really like the recipe section. It's huge, but there are lots of good things there. It's too bad we only get 3 points for reading.
    2045 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Yeah, you're right! Before reading this it had never occurred to me that there must have been CRACKERS before there were supermarkets or the Nabisco Corporation. I think we're just so used to buying things packaged at a supermarket that we forget there was a time when people had to MAKE everything they ate!

    My daughters recently became interested in additives, as in they are trying to avoid them, and it has been such a revelation to me how avoiding chemicals and additives really limits what we can buy at the store. Made some whole wheat bread yesterday. It had been such a long time, and the taste was out of this world compared to store-bought stuff. Let's go au naturale, uh, I mean natural.
    2045 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/8/2015 8:13:37 PM
  • _BABE_
    I try to stick to foods that only have one ingredient. emoticon
    2045 days ago
  • STILLMENEWBODY
    I have never made my own crackers but I usually only eat them a few times a year anyway when there are cheese trays out and such. I do however cook most of my own meals and make most of my own goodies...etc, etc. I have around oh I would say after dumping a hundred cookbooks or so off to goodwill and yard sales I still have at least 300 books plus the internet..so yes....lots of great recipes out there and even on SPARK! I think I would love to try making the crackers though to at least find out what they are like! Thanks Sparky! You're a good egg...lol!
    2045 days ago
  • 62ANDWINNING
    LOL! My daughter, Sarah, makes EVERYTHING from scratch. It is amazing!
    2045 days ago
  • TWESTEN1
    I'm with desertdreamers - too many ingredients - pass. But, it would be awesome to eat les processed and get more of the healthy into us. Just remember me when you win the lotto and have millions... I'll be waiting for a personal chef :)

    And I like how I find a Wendy's chocolate shake recipe and you find eggs & crackers. Hmmm.
    2045 days ago
  • DESERTDREAMERS
    I like to read the recipes, and get ideas from some of them. Trouble is, if it takes more than a few ingredients, I pass. What's the odds of me having chantelle mushrooms, or some special spice on hand? And if the recipe serves more than 4, what am I going to do with the leftovers? I can eat something for the first meal,and take it into work for 3 meals, but afterward? Expensive critter food!

    I have found some delish things that are becoming my signature recipes for pot lucks!
    2045 days ago
  • KRISZTA11
    My only problem with SP recipes is that there is sooo many of them...
    But there are real diamonds in there, including cookies : )
    Also they can be added to food trackers with one click.
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    2046 days ago
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