Monthly Archives: April 2011


Sun BurgerAnother creation using my Excalibur dehydrator and the informative dehydration guide Preserve It Naturally.  If you are so inclined to buy a dehydrator I would highly recommend the Excalibur brand.  I purchased the nine tray model and am so glad I did.  You can dry so many things simultaneously.

I made these sunburgers twice and these were much better the second time around.  My first attempt I used way too much Braggs Liquid Aminos and they were too salty for my taste and I love salty things…

So here is my version of the Sunburgers recipe:


•    2 cups raw sunflower seeds,  soaked 6 – 8 hours
•    ½ cup carrots, sliced
•    ½ cup celery, sliced
•    3 green onions, sliced
•    1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
•    1 cup raw spinach, shredded
•    ¼ cup fresh basil
•    ¼ cup fresh parsley
•    Braggs Liquid Aminos  to taste
•    ¼ tsp cayenne pepper


Drain the water off the sunflower seeds.  Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend well.  Scoop out mixture and form into patties and place on dehydrator trays.

Dry at  105°F for 12 -24 hours until dry.    I dried these for 12 hours initially and then turned them over to continue to dry for another 12 hours.  We enjoyed these sunburgers with sliced tomato and guacamole.  No bun required…



Flax Crackers with Chia Seeds

Flax Crackers with Chia SeedsSo I recently purchased a food dehydrator from Excalibur through my beautiful raw friend Zoe!  She is amazing and so inspiring and has been a big part of my shift to eating more raw foods!  Thanks and blessings to you Zoe!  She has recently started a new company Rawbundant showcasing her talent and delicious raw creations!

This was my first attempt at dehydrating.  Not a difficult process at all, the dehydrator does the work.  I received a lot of compliments on this thin but delicious cracker.  It rivals tortilla chips but there is nothing artificial and it is not cooked!  It paired really well with homemade guacamole which is featured in an earlier post.

This is my version of the Basic Flax cracker recipe from Preserve It Naturally which I also ordered along with my dehydrator.  There are so many different ways you can spice up or sweeten this cracker – just use your imagination and have fun creating!  I am so excited to start drying things to eat!  So many possibilities!


•    4 cups raw flax seeds, soaked 4-6 hours
•    1/3 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos
•    juice of 2 lemons
•    2 tsp dried rosemary
•    2 tbsp chia seeds


Soak flax seeds for 4 – 6 hours in water.  The flax seeds will turn into a gelatinous mixture.  Add liquid aminos and lemon juice, rosemary and mix well.  Spread mixture a thinly as possible on dehydrator trays lined with a Paraflexx sheet.

Dry at 105°F for 5 – 6 hours.  Turn the tray over, remove the Paraflexx sheet and sprinkle with chia seeds let the mixture dry another 5 – 6 hours.


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