Raw Buckwheat, Flax & Chia Seed Crackers

Raw Buckwheat, Flax & Chia Seed Crackers
Whenever I feel I've been eating bread while my body says 'Please don't', I like to eat raw crackers. Best to make them yourself as they tend to be quite pricey. These are pretty neutral, so you can have them with sweet or savoury toppings.
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Cuisine: raw vegan
Recipe type: crackers, food processor, dehydrator
Serves: 2 trays
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You need
  • 1 cup of raw buckwheat groats, soak for 15 minutes, sprout for a day
  • ½ cup of golden flax seeds, top up with water to 1 cup level
  • ½ cup of chia seeds, top up with water to 1 cup level
  • ½ cup dried tomatoes
  • 1 small zucchini
  • ½ tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • ½ tsp Himalayan rock salt
  • about ½ cup of water
To do
  1. add all the ingredients except for the water to your food processor
  2. blend thoroughly, and add water as needed; you should end up with a doughy mass
  3. spread out over 2 dehydrator sheets, at about ½ cm thick
  4. dehydrate at 46C for about 12-14 hours, or until you like their texture. This batch I dehydrated till hard but they do retain a little bit of chew. You can score them half way, when you turn the lot over, or just cut or break them afterwards like I did.
Notes
You do need a powerful blender for this. If you don't have one, you could make the 'dough' in two batches.

 

 

Raw Buckwheat, Flax & Chia Seed Crackers

Raw Buckwheat, Flax & Chia Seed Crackers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power House Bites

Power House Bites
I hummed eating these, and so I know they're not only yum but my body knows they're nutritious too - and of course they are, being full of nuts and seeds 😉 If you don't mind getting your hands a little dirty, these are great for quick energy, and you can take them anywhere. If I make many, I keep them in a container in the fridge but they are fine in a small bag in a lunch box.
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Cuisine: vegan, raw
Recipe type: energy snack
Serves: 50
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You need
  • 5 dates
  • ½ cup of (activated) almonds
  • ½ cup of (activated) hazelnuts
  • ½ cup of flax seeds (I used golden seeds, they taste a tad milder)
  • ½ cup of pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup of activated buckwheat (they are nice and crisp)
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 3 tbsp black tahini (brown will do fine too)
  • zest of ½ (large) lemon, or more to taste
To do
  1. In your food processor, roughly grind the hardest nuts first: almonds and hazelnuts
  2. when rather fine, add the flax seeds and pumpkin seeds, and run machine again
  3. when all is incorporated, add buckwheat, molasses and lemon zest, mix again
  4. the tahini is the glue, so add first 2 table spoons, and see if you need more; take a table spoon of the mixture and squeeze it into a ball. If it doesn't hold together well, add some more tahini.
  5. Do taste while you are mixing, you may want more lemon zest or not. You should be able to pick up a hint of lemony tartness 🙂
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 55 Fat: 3.5gr Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 5 Sugar: 1.75 Sodium: 1mg Protein: 2gr Cholesterol: 0

 

Raw Carrot & Buckwheat Crackers (dehydrated)

Raw Carrot & Buckwheat Crackers (dehydrated)
Biccies and crackers are usually not the healthiest, but they are this way 🙂 I kept the spicing down this time, as to have a rather neutral cracker, but you can add spices and herbs as much as you like.
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Cuisine: vegan, raw
Recipe type: crackers
Serves: 14
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You need
  • 1 cup of unsprouted buckwheat (= 300gr sprouted)
  • 150gr carrot, grated
  • 50gr onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ tsp Himalayan rock salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
To do
  1. soak the buckwheat grouts overnight, then drain and let sit till next day, rinse them half way. By then they will have small tails (so cute 🙂 )
  2. put the grated carrot and onion in your blender, together with the lemon juice and salt
  3. when this is all mushy, add the buckwheat and olive oil
  4. blend till you have a smooth thick porridge
  5. spread out on your dehydrator sheet, about 0.5cm thick, as evenly as possible
  6. dehydrate at 46C for 2 hours, then turn down to 42C and dehydrate for 3-4 hours
  7. test, and when you can peel the sheet off the mixture, put another sheet on top, flip over and peel bottom layer (now top layer) off completely.
  8. return to dehydrator and now let dry till you like the texture; pliable or crisp, in another 4 hours or longer.
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 cracker Calories: 56 Fat: 1.5gr Saturated fat: 0 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 10gr Sugar: 0.7 Sodium: 5mcg Protein: 1.7gr Cholesterol: 0

 

Mango w Toasted Coconut & Raw Buckwheat

Mango w Toasted Coconut & Raw Buckwheat
This breakfast covers all your needs for a nice and light but nutritional start of the day. It is also free from gluten, added oils and sugar. And quick to make too, in less than 10 minutes 🙂
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Cuisine: vegan, almost raw
Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 1
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You need
  • flesh of 1 mango (about 200gr)
  • 15gr coconut flakes
  • 15gr raw, activated buckwheat (2 tbsp)
To do
  1. in a small skillet, without oil, toast the coconut flakes
  2. cut up your mango, place in bowl, add buckwheat and top with coconut flakes
Notes
If you want this to be a completely raw breakfast, just don't toast the coconut.
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 356 Fat: 11 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 63 Sugar: 47 Sodium: 9 Protein: 6 Cholesterol: 0

 

Coconut Yoghurt w Buckwheat Granola & Pineapple

Coconut Yoghurt w Buckwheat Granola & Pineapple
Yummie breakfast, suitable for just about anyone; raw, gluten free and lovely fresh flavours, just a perfect way to start the day, especially a hot one! The granola I bought at the organic store, pineapple pieces were organic but canned, and the coconut yoghurt bought at the supermarket. Too easy! And it's up to you how much of everything you add, but this is how I put it together.
Prepared by:
Cuisine: vegan & raw
Recipe type: breakfast (or lunch)
Serves: 1
You need
  • ¾ cup of coconut yoghurt (this one was sweetened with agave nectar)
  • ⅓ cup of (raw) buckwheat granola
  • ½ cup of pineapple pieces (with some juice)
To do
  1. Put it all together and that's it. Not sure if there are quicker breakfasts around!

 

Raw Buckwheat Bread

Raw Buckwheat Bread
A great bread replacement, and it doesn't come much healthier than this 🙂 The amounts in this recipe will yield 1- 1½ trays of 'bread'. If you want to make more in your food processor, you may have to do it in batches as the mixture is quite heavy to process.
Prepared by:
Cuisine: raw & vegan
Recipe type: sandwich, bread alternative
You need
  • 1 cup of buckwheat groats (measurement is of unsoaked groats)
  • 1 cup of flaxseed, ground (I use a coffee grinder for that; it is almost impossible to keep store bought ground flaxmeal from going rancid, so best is to grind seeds at home when you need them)
  • 1 small capsicum (preferably red), finely chopped
  • ½ zucchini, finely chopped
  • a smidge of Himalayan rock salt
  • optional, if you want to make it more of a savoury slice: 1 spring onion, chopped
To do
  1. put capsicum and zucchini (and optional spring onion) in your food processor and process till very fine, almost puree
  2. bit by bit, add the groats and ground flaxseed and process till it is doughy
  3. spread the mixture on a dehydrator sheet and place in dehydrator for a minimum of 6 hours, and flip it over once (place another sheet on top and turn over). when you flip it over, score the dough at the same time in pieces of any size you like
  4. it may take quite a bit longer to get it to the texture you like, depending on humidity, dehydrator and preference, so allow for that.
Notes
To make the sandwich as in the picture, you need:
2 Raw Buckwheat Slices
1/2 avocado
a few slices of cucumber
a few slices of apple
some Carrot Coconut Dip (or any other dip)
fresh dill
some lavender flowers
a smidge of salt, pepper

Just assemble everything like a sandwich.

Not hard to make a healthy replacement for crackers and bread 🙂

 

Lemon Coconut Yoghurt w Raw Buckwheat Granola

Lemon Coconut Yoghurt w Raw Buckwheat Granola
Uh ohhhh.... Just as well this is awfully healthy because it is tempting to have more 😉
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
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You need
  • ½ to ¾ cup of coconut yoghurt
  • 3 - 4 tbsp of CocoQuench (diluted coconut milk, 20% coconut)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ⅓ - ½ cup of raw buckwheat granola (how much is really up to you)
To do
  1. mix the yoghurt with the milk so that you have a nice creamy consistency
  2. stir in the lemon zest
  3. top with granola, or top the granola with the yoghurt
  4. munch!

 

Buckwheat & Spelt Loaf

Buckwheat & Spelt Loaf
A loaf with quite a distinct buckwheat flavour, very nice for hearty sandwiches. This makes a small loaf of two cups of flour, for a medium loaf, just add 1 cup of flour and ⅓ of all other ingredients. Please note total cooking time is without rising time 🙂
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: bread
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You need
  • 1 cup of wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 cup of buckwheat flour
  • 1¼ tsp Himalayan rock salt
  • 3 tsp dry yeast
  • 3 tsp guar gum (or xanthan)
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2.5 tbsp olive oil
To do
  1. add yeast to ½ cup of warm water, let sit for 10 minutes
  2. in your food processor (with dough blade) mix all dry ingredients
  3. with a running motor, slowly add oil, then yeast mixture
  4. add more water until the dough becomes a ball
  5. transfer to a lined oven tray, sprinkle a bit of flour on top and some pips as well
  6. let it rise in a warmish spot, if possible, covered with a tea towel, for about 1 hour and 15 min.
  7. bake in oven at 200C till it sounds hollow when you tap it with a knife, in about ½ hour.
Notes
Let the bread cool down a little before you slice it.

I made the dough for this bread in the kitchen machine, but of course you can use a bread maker, which will probably give you a lighter texture. I just went for the quickest way 😉