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Old 02-08-2011, 15:17   #1
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These are from Dana Carpender's books.

Sunflower seeds are high in PUFA's, so not optimal, more like an occasional, if you worry about lipids.

1 c raw sunflower seeds
1/4 c water
1/2 c grated parmesan

(she added salt, but I did not -- I sprinkled it on after rolling).

Set oven to 325.

In food processor (I used my mini chopper, it was fine), mix seeds and water and blend till fine. Add cheese and blend again.

Turn out onto parchment paper on a cookie sheet and roll until fairly uniform. Score into squares or diamonds (if you are neat about these things) or whatever (if you are less neat).

Bake 20 minutes, watching closely -- you do NOT want them to burn! My edges did ... Bluck. Cool, snap along scores, and enjoy.

You might also try subbing or adding sesame seeds (or HEE -- tahini!), or subbing shredded cheddar. Dana lists those recipes as well, same procedure.

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I do something similar but I use equal amounts of flaxseed and water and add shredded cheese. I roll it out under wax paper and then press a few sunflower seeds, chia seeds, caraway seeds or sesame seeds on top. I nuke in the microwave for 2-3 minutes on parchment paper. They don't spike me at all. They are a nice chip for dips and salsas or hummus.

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Thanks, Jeanne -- I will need to try that one, too! DH has a prejudice against flaxmeal, now ... SIGH, and oh, well, all the more for ME!

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I go hot and cold on the flaxmeal, too. I think you could do the same thing with almond meal. I haven't tried baking my crackers, I'll have to do that. Lately I've been using chia seeds, but they are expensive. I need to find a cheap source. It's nice having crackers around to munch on or eat with cheese. I've even done mini pizzas on them.

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These ideas for low carb crackers sound really good. Would it still work if I don't put any seeds on them - I am all out of sunflower seeds right now - need to go to the grocery store Saturday.

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I would have to get a food processor.

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I would have to get a food processor.
So go get one, Peter! After all these years, I finally did and I don't know why I put it off so bloomin' long! Mine's a "mini chopper" too, but has a 3-cup bowl, which seems to be big enough for about anything I need to do. And even on my skinny budget, I didn't have to float a loan to afford it either . . .




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So go get one, Peter! After all these years, I finally did and I don't know why I put it off so bloomin' long! Mine's a "mini chopper" too, but has a 3-cup bowl, which seems to be big enough for about anything I need to do. And even on my skinny budget, I didn't have to float a loan to afford it either . . .
Yeh, I paid about nine bucks for my mini one! And less to CLEAN after use!!!

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When you buy the ground flaxseed or the almond meal, you don't have to use a food processor. That being said I love my food processor. I make homemade hummus in it- to die for. I think I have had my mini one for about 12 years. It also comes with some shredding blades you can shred cheese an a slicing blade for veggies. I think most of these recipes are just starters and you can add or subtract what ever you have in the pantry. Any kind of nut meal, seed meal and cheese combination would work.

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