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Flaxseed Crackers

These remind me of Mary’s Gone Crackers but are a fraction of the price.

3/4 cup golden flaxseedflax-crackers
1/4 cup brown flaxseed
2 Tbsp. golden flaxseed meal
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup water, plus more for soaking
1 Tbs. Braggs, soy sauce, or coconut aminos (next time I make them I’m going to use less for a less salty cracker)
1/8 tsp. garlic powder

Mix sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.  Cover with water and let soak at least 10-15 minutes.  Pour ¾ cup water over the flaxseeds and flaxseed meal.  Mix well and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mix becomes thickened, but not too stiff. Towards the end of the soaking time, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain the water from the sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.  Add to flaxseed mixture along with seasonings.  Blend well. Using rubber spatula, spread out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 15-20 minutes until firm enough to peel off in one piece. Flip over.  Score with a pizza cutter or sharp knife.  Bake for another 15-29 minutes or until desired crispness.  Break crackers along score lines and store in an airtight container.

Mashed Cauliflower a.k.a. Fauxtatoes

fauxtatoes

Mashed potatoes have always been a go-to comfort food, but this recipe has become my new favorite side dish. Even my husband prefers them now to potatoes.

1 head cauliflower
2 tablespoons grass-fed butter (I like the Kerrygold brand)
1-2 cloves garlic, peeled (optional)
coarse ground sea salt and pepper, to taste
chives (optional )
2 tablespoons grass-fed butter (I like the Kerrygold brand)
1-2 cloves garlic, peeled (optional)
coarse ground sea salt and pepper, to taste
chives (optional)

Cut the cauliflower in half. Remove the stem and coarsely chop or divide the cauliflower into florets. Add cauliflower and garlic (if you are using) to a large pot and add about an inch of water.  Cover.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and steam until tender. This may take 12-15 minutes. Drain.  Transfer to food processor along with butter, salt, and pepper. Process until fully combined and it’s reached your desired consistency.  I prefer a velvety smooth texture, but you might like it chunky.  Garnish with fresh chives if desired.