Tasty Bite!
An edible fall flower, Hollyhock, with stamen removed and filled with: Saffron Risotto, Butternut Squash, topped with Sprouted Black Lentils and Micro Leeks

Thursday, July 29, 2010


The Organic Solution to the Climate Crisis

"The future of life on this planet may depend on what we eat. Factory farmed junk food is the #1 cause of climate change, but we can save the planet by going organic.

"The greenhouse gas emissions from factory farms, deforestation, industrial crop production, food processing, and long-distance distribution make the food sector the biggest cause of climate change, responsible for at least a third of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Factory farmed meat, dairy and eggs alone may contribute as much as 51%!

"But we can change food system pollution into food system solutions. A worldwide shift to local, organic food production would drastically reduce food system emissions and turn the world's farmland into a carbon sink to capture and store 40% of global greenhouse gas pollution."

- Excerpt from Organic Consumers Association's "Food Agenda 2020: The Organic Alternative"

Beautiful Kazy Kracker Lady Chips!

I'm not the Krazy Kracker Lady. I'm the Krazy-about Kracker's Lady! I love great-tasting crackers. Why make any other kind? I LOVE the texture and the flavors of Abeba's dehydrator recipes.

I found this recipe better for summer because of the abundance of fresh tomatoes. I also like that I can get really light thin "chips." I used this recipe as the coating for cauliflower, zucchini slices, baby brocholi and batter for wraps. AND, best of best of all: Onion Rings! YUM!

To see live instructions of this reciepe go to:

Abeba’s Crunchy BBQ Chips

1 1/2 cup clean-source water
2 carrots (with or without tops)
2 tomatoes
2-3 dates (soaked for 30 mins)
3/4 tsp chili powder
1 celery stalk (strings removed)
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (soaked 30 mins)
dash of cayenne pepper
nama shoyu sauce or celtic salt to taste
2/3 cup flax seeds (soaked over night)

Put all ingredients in blender except the flax seeds. Blend well and check taste. Then add flax seeds, blend well again. Mixture should be slimy and a little thick, but runny like pancake batter.

Drop by spoonfuls on Teflex sheet. Dehydrate for 10-12 hours at 105 degrees. Flip krackers and remove sheet. Continue dehydrating 8-10 hours or until desired crispness is obtained.

Yields 4-5 trays or approximately 100-200 krackers.

If you want to check out Abeba’s site, here is that link…