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Nuts and Seeds

Basic Raw Cracker

2 cups ground flax seeds
2/3 cup whole flax seeds
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons red pepper (chopped very small)
2 tablespoons parsley (chopped very small)
1 teaspoon Italian spices (or your favourite savoury spice)
2 and 2/3 cups of water
1 and 1/3 cups of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup black sesame seeds (or regular white sesame seeds will do fine)

Mix everything together in a mixing bowl.

Spread batter on parchment paper or a teflex sheet. FYI: Do not use regular
waxed paper. The crackers will stick to the paper and be difficult to
remove. Buy parchment paper or teflex sheets (which can be purchased from
dehydrator sellers). This recipe should make two dehydrator sheets worth of
crackers. Spread the batter out evenly. Using the back of a spoon works
well.

Start dehydrating the crackers. I generally dehydrate everything at 120
degrees for the first hour, then I reduce the temperature to 105 degrees
for the remainder of the cooking time.

Score the crackers. Once the crackers are starting to harden up (four hours
later?), use a knife to score the crackers along wherever you want the
crackers to separate. This will make them easier to break later on.

Remove paper or teflex. Once the crackers are holding their shape together
very well (8 hours in the dehydrator?), break them apart along the score
lines. Remove the parchment or teflex sheets and place the crackers
directly on the dehydrator tray.

Finish dehydrating. Some people like their crackers a bit moist. I like
them to be very dry. If you plan on keeping them for a few weeks or more in
storage, then you must ensure that there is no moisture left.

A good way to make sure that they are really dry and dehydrated is to pinch
them hard. If all of the moisture is gone, you should not be able to feel
any movement. If you pinch a cracker and it gives a little, it needs to be
dehydrated longer.

I dehydrate my crackers for a long time. Perhaps even 20 hours or so! That
might be overkill, but it's what I do.

Eat and enjoy! I love avocado, sprouts, and tomato on raw crackers. Mmm!

From: The Rawtarian
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Raw Cumin-Walnut Flatbread/Crackers

2 zucchini, peeled if desired, chopped
1 1/2 cups walnuts, soaked 6-8 hours
1/4 yellow onion, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp raw honey
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp dried basil
4 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1-2 cloves garlic
1 cup ground flaxseed
2 tsp cumin seed (optional)
Add'l sea salt, as desired

1) Combine all ingredients except flax and cumin seed in the bowl of a food
processor.

2) Blend until smooth. I tasted it at this point (I can never resist), and
call me crazy, but I think this would make a great dip if you kept it just
like this!

3) Transfer the mixture to a large bowl with the ground flaxseed.

4) Mix thoroughly. Spread the mixture onto a Paraflexx-lined dehydrator
tray (an offset spatula is helpful) to about 1/3-inch thickness. Sprinkle
with the cumin seed (if you want) and extra sea salt (if desired).

4) Dehydrate for 6-8 hours, until the top is dry. Flip onto a mesh-lined
dehydrator tray, peel off the Paraflexx sheet, and dehydrate for 10-14 more
hours, or until the sheet of cracker has shrunk and is dry and firm.

Now, here is why the title of this post says "flatbread/crackers"-at this
point, you have options. If you cut the still-somewhat-soft-and-pliable
sheet into 6 large pieces, then you have flatbread! You can eat it plain,
or slather it with any type of dip or spread, or use it like sandwich
bread, or anything else you can dream up.

Or...you can slide the sheet onto a cutting board and slice it (a pizza
cutter works great here) into small squares or rectangles. Place these back
on the mesh-lined dehyrator tray, and dehydrate for an additional 4-6
hours, or maybe even more, depending on how crispy you want them. (Or, of
course, bake the cracker squares again at 300 degrees for, oh, 15-20
minutes? Give or take; like I said I haven't tried it this way. Just watch
them closely to ensure they don't overbake.) And then! You're done at last,
and your delayed gratification receives its payoff.

This recipe was inspired and adapted from a recipe by Chef Matthew Kenney.
By Amber Crawley. From: Raw Food Recipes
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Savory Pumpkin/Flaxseed Onion Crackers

1 c Flax seed
1 c Water
1 heaping Tbsp Date Paste
4 cups Pumpkin Seeds
4 cups chopped Pumpkin seeds
1/2 c chopped Green Onion (or onion of choice)
2 Tbsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1.5 tsp Salt

1) In a bowl combine together your flax seeds and water. Let soak for 1
hour until it become thick and gelatinous. No, really, this is what we
want!

2) Mix date paste into your gelatinous soaked Flaxseeds. Set this mixture
aside for later.

3) In your food processor (or using one of the methods noted before the
recipe) proceed to pulse/grind your pumpkin seeds. The goal is to roughly
chop them up, but not grind them into a powder.

4) In a large mixing bowl combine your crushed pumpkin seeds with your
chopped green onion, onion powder, black pepper and salt. Mix well. Create
a well in your ingredients and proceed to add the Flax/Water/Date mixture
that you'd set aside.

5) Mix everything together. At this point you will have a crumbly wet
Cracker mixture, this is great!

Final Step: Assembling and Drying

1) Use a fork or small spatula to gently press, shape and flatten out your
cracker mixture to roughly 1/4" thickness on a sheet of parchment paper or
teflon sheet.

Helpful Hint: I recommend having a small cup of water at your station and
lightly dampening your fork or spatula as you flatten out/shape your
crackers. This helps immensely, as the cracker batter tends to be sticky.
Don't worry, the additional water from the fork/spatula won't alter the
crackers texture.

2) Score your crackers into desired dimensions before you move on to drying
them.

Use one of the two Drying Methods:

Oven:

1) Set your oven at its very lowest heat and leave your oven door cracked
open

2) Place your crackers with parchment paper onto a baking sheet and place
into the oven

3) Leave the crackers to dry for roughly 2.5 to 3 hours

4) Flip crackers over and dry for another 30 minutes to 1 hour

Dehydrator:

1) Follow the same directions noted above, same time applies. Dry at 118
Degrees F.

By Sarahfaé. From: Raw Food Recipes
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Rosemary Almond Crackers

1/2 cup ground golden flax (or 1/2 cup chia seeds)
1 cup water
3 cups almonds, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained with skins removed*
2 tablespoons rosemary, chopped fine
Himalayan Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Stir ground flax (or chia seeds) into water and set aside for 1/2 hour to
soften.

Place wet, drained almonds in the food processor and process until very
fine.

Remove almonds to bowl, stir in flax (or chia) mixture, rosemary, salt and
pepper.

Spread thin on a non-stick sheet. I place another non-stick sheet on top of
the mixture and roll out with a rolling pin. Score into rectangles.

Dehydrate at 145 for 45 minutes. Decrease heat to 115 and continue to
dehydrate until crisp, approximately 8 hours.

* The skins come off easily after soaking. You do not need to remove the
skins.

From: Rawmazing
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Sea Veggie Crackers

This recipe was inspired by an Episode of Raw Food World.

7 nori roll sheets
2 c carrots (chopped)
1 c Brazil nuts
1 c sunflower seeds (soaked and dehydrated)
1/2 c lemon juice
1/2 c water
6 cloves garlic
1 T kelp powder
1 t Celtic Sea salt
 
1) Cut each nori roll sheet into 6ths.

2) Process all other ingredients in a food processor until thoroughly
combined but slightly course.

3) Dollop about 1 Tablespoon onto each nori sheet 6th. Dehydrate until
crispy (12-14 hours at 105° F). Eat!

by Hannah Mendenhall. From: Raw Food Recipes
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Soaked and Dehydrated Nuts

From Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon.

Pecans or Walnuts
-----------------
4 cups of nuts
2 teaspoons sea salt
enough filtered water to cover

Combine nuts, water to cover and sea salt. Soak for 7 or more hours (I did
mine overnight).

Drain and dehydrate 12-24 hours, until completely dry and crisp.

Be sure to store walnuts in the refrigerator as they can become rancid
easily.

Almonds
-------
4 cups raw almonds, preferably skinless
1 tablespoon sea salt
enough filtered water to cover

Combine nuts, water to cover and sea salt. Soak for 7 or more hours (I did
mine overnight).

Drain and dehydrate 12-24 hours, until completely dry and crisp.

Store in pantry.

Cashews
-------
4 cups of raw cashews
1 tablespoon sea salt
enough filtered water to cover

According to Sally Fallon cashews can become slimy and disagreeable if you
soak them too long or dry them out too slowly, so be careful. I have yet to
try this with cashews so I have no personal experience.

Combine nuts, water to cover and sea salt. Soak for 6 hours, no longer

Drain and dehydrate at 200 degrees F for 12-24 hours, or until completely
dry and crisp.

Store in an airtight container.

From: Nourishing Days
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Cheezy Flax Crackers

2 cups ground flaxseed
1 cup cashews
1 red bell pepper, halved and deseeded
1 carrot
1 clove garlic
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon raw honey, or more to taste

Puree flaxseed, cashews, red bell pepper, carrot, garlic, lemon juice, sea
salt, and agave nectar in a food processor.

Spread mixture onto nonstick food dehydrator sheets and place into food
dehydrator following manufacturer's instructions.

Dehydrate until dry and crisp, about 18 hours. Flip crackers on sheets
after 6 hours.

Break sheets into pieces for serving.

From: AllRecipes
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Nut Pizza

-Two cups Nuts (Any combination of one or more or all of these: Brazil
Nuts, Almonds, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts,
Hazelnuts)
-Red pepper
-Tomato
-Garlic
-Onions
-Mushrooms
-Whole Pine Nuts

1.Grind nuts in meat grinder.
2.Chop vegetables finely and steam for two minutes on low. (This is
breaking the rule of raw a little but steaming on low for a minute or two
you won't loose any nutrients).
3.Mix vegetables and ground nuts.
4.Put in baking dish, your old pizza pan from before you went paleo, and
bake on low oven for two minutes to warm.

From RawTimes.com
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Spiced Macadamia Nuts

This is based off a recipe from the book Raw Food, Real World by Sarma 
MeIngailis and Matthew Kenney. Great to nibble on or toss on a salad.

1 1/2 cup raw macadamia nuts, soaked 4 hours
1/4 cup raw honey
2 teaspoon ground chili powder
1 teaspoon sea salt

Combine all ingredients and dehydrate 2-3 days until crunchy.

From: GoneRaw.com
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Cinnamon Walnut Caramels or Cinnamon Walnut Turtles

2 cup walnut
1 cup raw honey
1/2 cup cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

Various spices and nuts can be substituted. Can add coconut and
dried fruits. In a large bowl, mix honey, cinnamon and vanilla into paste.
Stir in walnuts until thoughly coated. Form into small clusters and
dehydrate at least 24 hours.

From: Colleen Holland, RawTimes.com
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Fruit

Coconut Crunch Macaroons

2 cups almonds
1 cup shredded coconut
1 T almond extract
6 - 10 pitted dates

1) Soak almonds 8 hours, dates 2 hours
2) In blender: blend with 1/2 cup water from dates, with almond extract,
dates, and shredded coconut (keeping dough thick)
3) Drop 'dough' on wax paper, or teflex sheets on dehydrator trays.
Dehydrate 12-24 hours at 105 degrees, turning over when dough is firm.
4)Serve warm at desired chewiness.
Time: 10 minutes to prepare, 12-24 hours to dehydrate, makes 30-45 cookies.

From RawTimes.com
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Apple Raisin Cookies

2 C sunflower seeds, soaked 4 hours and rinsed.
2 fuji apples, grated
2 large bananas
1/2 C dates
1 C raisins
1 t cinnamon
1 T flax oil
1 C walnuts, soaked 2 hours, chopped.

Process sunflower seeds and bananas through a champion juicer with no plate
(grate). Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Spoon dough on a
dehydrator tray with a teflex sheet and form into small round cookie. Place
cookies close together on the sheets. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 4 hours,
turn cookies over and remove teflex sheet. Continue dehydrating until
desired moisture is obtained, approximately 3-5 hours.

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Paleobars III

Tools needed: food processor, bowl, spoon, muffin tins,
freezer, food dehydrator or warm oven.

4   Large Bananas*, peeled
10  Large sticky dates, pitted. I use Black Sphinx from
    Arizona Date Gardens in Phoenix, AZ USA
7   Large Medjool dates, pitted
1/2 Small Lemon, juice only from
2   Medium Apples, cored and diced (I used Fuji)
3   C Coconut, dried, unsweetened, medium shred
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (omit if strict Paleo)
1/2 tsp. sea salt, optional
1/2 tsp Vitamin C as ascorbic acid (omit if strict Paleo)

Whip the whole mess up in a food processor till smooth, pour into the bowl
and then fold in:

1   C Almonds, shelled, roasted slightly
1   C (scant) Hazelnuts/Filberts, shelled, roasted slightly
1/2 C Pistachio meats, dry roasted
1/4 C Pumpkin seeds, hulled, roasted slightly

Whole nuts are great for texture and crunchability, but I suppose
chopped would do fine as well.

Coat muffin tins with coconut oil and spoon in the batter-like
mixure till about 3/4 full. Freeze the filled tins, then
pop out the frozen slugs and place gently on the rack of a
food dehydrator. Dry for 24 hours at the "Fruit" setting,
maybe 145 deg. F, then let cool. Store in tins and try not
to eat all at once. Drink lots of water after eating.

Makes about 18 tough little chewy biscuit-like cakes.

* If allergic or sensitive to latex, one might omit the
  bananas and substitute some other sweet, sticky fruit.

From: alexs on the PaleoFood list. Posted on 2 Sept 1999.
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Blueberry Cookies

2 cups Blueberries
2 cups Almonds (soaked overnight and blanched)
1 cup soaked raisins (small cup)

Blend till the crumby consistensy, use a spoon to spoon the batter out on a
dehydrator plastic tray. Dehydrate for 24 hours or until dry (do not
overdry) at the temperature of 105 F. Turn them over in 8-12 hours or when
you see that one side is dry enough.

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Walnut Apricot Cookies

2 cups Walnuts soaked overnight
1 cup Sweet and sour dried or fresh apricots
1 cup soaked Raisins (small cup)
2 overriped bananas

Blend till the crumby consistensy, use a spoon to spoon the batter out on a
dehydrator plastic tray. Dehydrate for 24 hours or until dry (do not
overdry) at the temperature of 105 F. Turn them over in 8-12 hours or when
you see that one side is dry enough. Experiment with your favorite nuts,
seeds and fruits. It is always good to use a combination of a fresh fruit
and some dried soaked fruits with nuts. For veggie/'salty' crackers use
sunflower seeds, they tend to give some salty flavor when dried. Of course,
you may use any other soaked nuts/seeds.

From RawTimes.com
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Raw Fruit Leather

These are perfect for when you're on the go - I'd suggest keeping some in
the fridge for whenever you need a quick and healthy snack.

My recipe makes eight fruit leather rolls, but it can easily be doubled or
quadrupled to fit your needs. If you don't like raspberries, strawberries
or blackberries will work just as well.

1 banana
2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries

In your food processor, puree the raspberries and banana into a thick
fruity paste, adding water as needed. If you don't like the seeds, just use
a sieve to strain the puree before adding the banana.

Next, grease your dehydrator sheet with a thin layer of coconut oil and
cover with fruit mixture, using a spatula to make sure it's spread evenly.
Dehydrate on 118 degrees for 8 to 12 hours, or overnight - fruit leather
should be pliable, but not sticky. Cut into eight equal strips, and roll
into cylinder shapes.

From: Maggie at Rawified
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Wild Strawberry Fruit Leather

Add 1/2 Tbsp of honey to each cup of wild strawberries. Bring just to a
boil, cool, and process thru a food mill. Pour no more than 0.2 inches
(5mm) thick onto a Teflon cookie sheet. Heat in oven at lowest setting for
6-7 hours. When leathery, roll and seal in plastic wrap. Stores well at any
temperature.

From Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide by Elias & Dykeman.
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Fruit Leather

2 large pears
3 small fuji apples
1 t cinnamon

Clean, core and dice pears and apples. Place in a blender and add a
small amount of purified water and cinnamon, process for approx. 30
seconds. Pour mixture on teflex sheets and place trays in dehydrator.
Dehydrate for 6-8 hours, remove teflex sheets and flip fruit leather over.
Continue dehydrating until desired moisture is obtained. You can make a
fruit leather using any fruit and any combination and amounts.

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Apple Chips

These are great for snacking. Kids love these. The grocery store kind has
sugar and other undesirable ingredients, homemade chips are so much better.

Peel (optional), core and slice apples very thinly. Sprinkle lightly with
cinnamon. Dehydrate at 135 degrees for about 6-8 hours until crisp. Store
in airtight containers, way in the back of your cupboard so you won't eat
them all at once (we have been known to do that).

You can tie these on your Christmas tree for the kids to have as a treat
(instead of candy canes).

From: Stacie and Ben's favorite Paleo Recipes
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Paleo Biscotti (based on Bliss Bars)

Mix two kinds of nuts: Brazil-Pine, Almond-Cashew (cashew not GRAP), or
Walnut-Date or Sunflower-Date, or chopped macadamias...whatever mix of
nut/nut or nut/fruit you like, together with enough honey to stick together.
You could stir in some puffed amaranth if you like (not GRAP but is in real
Bliss Bars) OR, I think that almond flour, or arrowroot might work as "glue"
to hold the bar together. Then make bars, about the size of a Kudos, and
dehydrate at maybe 100 for 12-24 hours?

By Stacie Tolen. Posted to the PaleoRecipe Mailing List, Nov. 2000
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Vegetables: Leathers

Pumpkin Leather

2 cups canned pumpkin or 2 cups fresh pumpkin, cooked and puréed
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon powdered cloves

Blend ingredients well. Spread on tray or cookie sheet lined with plastic
wrap. Dry at 140ºF.
Adapted from National Center for Home Food Preservation

And eat the leather wrapped around toasted pecans! mmmmm, hey how about
little squares of this stuff along with toasted pecans, shredded coconut and
some golden raisins as a sweet treat trail mix.... put s'mores to shame! :)

By Stacie Tolen. Posted to the PaleoRecipe Mailing List, March 2001
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Tomato Leather

Core ripe tomatoes and cut into quarters. Cook over low heat in a covered
saucepan, 15 to 20 minutes. Purée or force through a sieve or colander and
pour into electric fry pan or shallow pan. Add salt to taste and cook over
low heat until thickened. Spread on a cookie sheet or tray lined with
plastic wrap. Dry at 140ºF.

From National Center for Home Food Preservation
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Mixed Vegetable Leather

2 cups cored, cut-up tomatoes
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped celery
salt to taste

Cook over low heat in a covered saucepan 15 to 20 minutes. Purée or force
through a sieve or colander. Cook until thickened. Spread on a cookie sheet
or tray lined with plastic wrap. Dry at 140ºF.

From National Center for Home Food Preservation
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Vegetables: Greens

Kale Chips with Cashew Cheese Sauce

2 c cashew pieces [cashews are not GRAP, substitute another nut]
1 carrot (optional)
1/2 red bell pepper
6 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tsp lemon juice up to juice of one lemon
1 1/2 c water

2 bunches kale [Approximately enough for a 9-tray Excalibur dehydrator]

Break up kale into convenient-sized pieces, discarding the main stem. Rinse
in large mixing bowl. Combine all sauce ingredients in a blender 
(preferably a Vitamix). Pour cashew cheese sauce on kale pieces and toss 
kale. Set on dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate for 2 hours at 135 then 4 to 6 
hours at 115 until crispy. [One need not be in such a rush. 105°F for 10 
hours will also work.]

From: Be Well With Sue: Inspiring Balance with Practical Raw Foods
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Raw Kale Chips with Sundried Tomato Dressing

1  bunch of kale, washed and stems removed
Dressing:
1 red pepper
1/3 cup tahini or nut butter
1 cup basil
juice of 1/2 lemon
4 sundried tomatoes, oil removed
sea salt or seasoning blend to taste
(optional) chili oil or chili flakes to taste

Blend all the dressing ingredients.
Pour the mixture in the big bowl. Try the dressing, and if you like it
spicier, add chili flakes.
Chop or tear kale into pieces and slightly squeeze in your palms.
Add to the dressing and mix thoroughly.

Dehydrating raw kale chips:
Spread kale pieces on the dehydrator sheets
Set your dehydrator for 135 degrees and dehydrate for 6 hours

Baking kale chips:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spread kale pieces onto baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until crispy. Take kale out immediately if it changes
colour to brown. Cooking Time: 10 minutes.

Produces 3 ziplock bags of chips, so it is wise to double or even triple the
recipe. Triple recipe will fit into Excalibur 9 tray dehydrator, and would
require 7 hours dehydration.

From: Choose Healthy Food
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Nacho 'Cheese' Kale Chips

1 head curly kale
1 cup macadamia nuts, soaked for at least 15 minutes
1 bell pepper
sea salt to taste
cayenne pepper to taste

Break kale away from the stem into pieces, wash and set aside.
Wash and cut bell pepper into big chunks.
In blender (I use a Vitamix Blender) combine bell pepper and macadamia nuts
with a pinch of sea salt and cayenne pepper. Blend well and taste. Adjust
sea salt and cayenne pepper to taste. You may need to add a tiny bit of
water if the sauce is too thick.

Recipe note: This kale chip coating is the same recipe used to make 'cheese
dip, wafers and crackers and can also be used in stuffed mushrooms

Coat each piece of kale with the sauce and place on dehydrator trays (I use
an Excalibur Dehydrator). Dehydrate until crispy (about 4-5 hours).

From: Making-Healthy-Choices.com
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Dehydrating Veggies

>I recall awhile back that someone posted about
>dehydrating veggies (bell peppers, zucchini for chips,
>etc). I'm wondering how long to dehydrate these items
>in a dehydrator, a couple of hours, overnight??

I dehydrate them overnight, but I may be overdrying them.
I like my veggies crispy. However, bell peppers never get
completely crispy, they get chewy.

On the subject of drying veggies, last night I experimented
with drying red chard, kale and collard greens. I liked the
results although the dried leaves are very crumbly.
I've been wondering if I could us crumbled dried greens instead of bread
crumbs, flour or starches for recipes that call for breading.

(My favorite super simple dish is skinless chicken
breast coated with a dash of flour, salt and pepper
that is then sautéed.)

By Katy. Posted to the PaleoRecipe Mailing List, Nov. 2001
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Using Dried Kale

I use the dried kale flakes in meatballs, as toppings where one might use
bread crumbs and/or parmesan cheese, and add it to chicken and other soups.
The kids have a hard time digesting the kale if it hasn't been cooked a
little (best in meatballs, soups). Lately I've been mixing dulse flakes with
the kale flakes. It doesn't absorb water and bind quite like bread crumbs,
though. And you have to be careful when topping a casserole with them, as
they will burn easily. Add them near the end and be sure the casserole isn't
too dry.

I would like to try dehydrating the ground almond mess that's leftover after
making almond milk and use that in place of breadcrumbs, but I've been
worried about the dehydrator fan blowing the almond flour all over the
place. I've been able to squeeze the mess really dry, and use it fresh in a
meatloaf. I think Dori once suggested drying the almonds in the oven. Dori,
does it burn easily? Do you have to keep a close eye? (My oven door doesn't
have a window!!)

By Stacie Tolen. Posted to the PaleoRecipe Mailing List, Nov. 2001
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Making Green Flours

To make green flours -- harvest fresh green leaves of your favorite green
(spinach -- amaranth, clover, etc.) Rinse in cold fresh water and let 
drain. Place leaves on a stainless steel or parchment-lined cookie Dry in 
oven on the lowest heat until dry -- and crisp to the touch. Put in the 
blender at high speed -- then sift out larger stems and pieces. Remaining 
flour is used in ratio of 1 to 4 for making noodles...
As you become accustomed to using green flours you can make your own
adjustments to suit your taste. Store green flours up to a year in glass
jars -- in a cool dark place.

From: An Herbal Feast by Risa Mornis.
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Spinach Crackers

3 pounds spinach washed and dried (or other green leafy vegetable)
1/2  teaspoon sea salt
1/4  teaspoon all spice
1/4  teaspoon curry powder
(you can mix and match spices for a different flavor)

Run all ingredients through a blender or food processor.
Spread out into a food dehydrator, using the sheet for fruit leather.
Dry over night.
Depending on the moisture content in the spinach, it should be crisp
dried come morning.
Break it up in pieces and keep in an air tight container.

By Trish Tipton. Posted to the PaleoRecipe Mailing List, March 2001
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Vegetables: Roots

Chedda Onions

These crispy onions are a great addition to salads and soups. Plus, they
will store beautifully in the freezer, so make extra and you'll have them
for quite some time.

3 lbs onions (Callie used purple)
1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked 3 to 6 hours
1/2 red pepper
2 T nutritional yeast
1 T olive oil
1 T lemon juice
1 T tahini
1/2 garlic clove
sea salt to taste

Slice onions about 1/4 - 1/2" in width. Set aside.

Sauce: In a blender, combine the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.

Prep: Pour sauce over onions and mix until well coated. Place onions on a
teflex dehydrator sheet, or a baking sheet. Dehydrate for at least 24 hours
until crispy. If baking, use lowest temperature and bake until crispy.

by Callie England. From: Raw Food Recipes
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Rosemary Sweet Potato Chips

Unlike white potatoes, sweet potatoes do not have to be cooked before
they're eaten. We've seasoned these wholesome chips with rosemary, but you
can substitute other dried spices, such as garlic powder, onion powder,
nutritional yeast, paprika, or cayenne pepper.

1 large sweet potato
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Cut sweet potato into paper-thin slices with mandoline or sharp knife.
Place slices in bowl, and gently rub
in oil and lemon juice until well coated. Add rosemary and salt, and toss
to combine.

Lay slices on dehydrator trays without overlapping. Dehydrate 6 to 10
hours, or until crispy, shifting trays as necessary to dry chips evenly.
Turn off dehydrator, and cool chips completely. Store in airtight container
for several weeks.

From October 2010 p.36. Found at: Vegetarian Times
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