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Seedy Crackers

I'm loving me some crackers. Especially those ones you buy in a box at the grocery store. However, while it's easier and easier to find products without any preservatives or hydrogenated oils in it,  that's not the case with crackers.   I recently went to a mom and pop shop where a woman made her own crackers. They cost me $9 for like 6 crackers but I know the ingredients were expensive (seeds and stuff) and the time it takes to make hand made crackers is consuming. So I get it.  And after eating up that teeny tiny bag and knowing she was an hour drive away, I decided to make my own.  The recipe below is for the crackers...

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Chile Lime Orzo Salad

Ingredients 1 cup uncooked orzo 1 cup of corn 15 cherry tomatoes, halved 3 green onions, sliced 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup buttermilk 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

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Potato Dill Soup

They say in life, you attract the things you think about the most.  That must be why I attracted a big ‘o sack of potatoes. Thank you organic farmer out there who deemed me the lucky recipient of your extra tubers. 7 cups cubed peeled potatoes 3 cups  vegetable broth 2 cup 2 cups chopped onions 1⁄4cup preferred butter or butter substitute 1 teaspoons  salt 1⁄4teaspoon  pepper 6 tablespoons dill (2 tbsp if using dried) – save a few sprigs of dill for garnish 12 ounces of favorite milk handful of pumpkin seeds I used a crockpot this time though I normally like to make my soups on the stove.  However, this turned out great in there. In a large crockpot, combine...

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Sprouted Quinoa Sesame Salad

Salad mixture 2 cups Broccoli slaw (shredded broccoli stalks, carrots, red cabbage) 1 1/4 cups Sprouted quinoa, sprouted wild rice, sprouted brown rice, sprouted red rice 1/2 mango Pumpkin seeds (lightly toasted in dry pan) Crispy jalapeños or onions (optional). Mix all ingredients together Asian Vinagrette: 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 tablespoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon garlic 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1/2 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, lightly toasted 1 tablespoon red onion Directions Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl Slowly drizzle in the oil, whisking constantly so that the dressing will emulsify. Once dressing is combined, add  onions.

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