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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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    2043 days ago
    I so agree with you...we eat too much processed crap
    2045 days ago
    I LOVE homemade crackers (we are totally unprocessed food household)!!! So glad you fond a treasure trove. Please share any good recipes!

    2045 days ago
    lol, that's funny. Have fun trying out the new recipes!
    2045 days ago
    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
    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
    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 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!
    2045 days ago
    LOL! My daughter, Sarah, makes EVERYTHING from scratch. It is amazing!
    2045 days ago
    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
    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
    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.
    2046 days ago
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