It is day two of the 11 week initiative at Raw Food Rehab. I ended the night last night with a banana topped with cinnamon and cocoa powder... just sweet enough to call dessert. I have always been a fan of cereals, as a child and as an adult. I guess I like the crunch. I have made my raw gingerbread granola a few times...
but wanted to try something new. I also like quinoa because it is packed with protein. This is the first time I have tried it raw. I sprouted the quinoa overnight, then made this simple but yummy recipe that will satisfy my craving for cereal or something crunchy.
Chocolate Quinoa Crispies
1 cup quinoa, sprouted overnight
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons carob powder (can use one or the other)
3 tablespoons agave
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon stevia (optional)
Mix everything together...
spread onto a non-stick dehydrator sheet.
Dehydrate at 105 overnight. Enjoy plain, with milk, or however you choose! Here is how it looks done...
I also made some raw crackers in the dehydrator. I started with the same base as the cheese crackers I made before which I am still enjoying, but flavored them different.
Rosemary Basil Crackers
1 cup soaked almonds
1/2 cup ground flax
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1 handful fresh basil
1/2 cup oat bran (this is optional)
Mix everything together in a food processor. Proccess until smooth, add water if you need to. You want it to be thick, but easily spreadable.
Spread onto teflex sheet... Start at 145 for a hour and drop down to 105. After 4 hours peel back non stick sheet and continue to dehydrate until dry.
Here is one served with raw marinara and a leaf of basil...
What are your favorite things to make? I tend to do most cooking or "uncooking" on the weekends. Do you plan your families meals in advance? I will sometimes have an idea of something to make later in the week, but don't generally plan meals.
Hope your weekend has been great!