Trekking in the mountains is hard work. Weight and pack space is at a premium. Every pound must be carried up and down rugged terrain, through thousands of feet of elevation change. You must carry all of your food with you for a week or more, you can’t just stop at a grocery store or order delivery. It requires an incredible amount of energy, so you must eat enough to keep you going but nothing heavy that will weigh you down and make you feel sluggish.
For these reasons, we ate a 100% raw vegan diet while hiking the Wonderland Trail. With no need for a stove, we shed the extra pounds and space required for fuel. Making our own food meant the smallest possible volume, with no extra packaging to pack-in/pack-out, eventually bound for a landfill. Eating raw fruit, nuts, and sprouted seeds meant our body had an abundance of energy with easy digestion.
It also meant a ridiculously low price tag for quality dining. And out of it was born an excellent name for a popular early retirement and travel blog, as well as a great number of requests for one specific recipe
So here it is, the official cracker of Go Curry Cracker!
1/2 cup raw hulled sunflower seeds
1 1/2 cups whole golden flax
1/4 cup coconut flakes (optional, but nice and very tasty)
1/4 cup shredded (organic) carrot
1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh is best)
6 dates pitted or 1/4 cups raisins, chopped finely
2 Tbsp curry powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 Excalibur dehydrator (may also be possible to dry in an oven with special care)
3 bowls for mixing and soaking
The night before: Soak the sunflower seeds in room temperature water overnight. Drain and discard the water
2 hours before: Soak the flax seeds in 3 cups of water in a LARGE bowl for 2 hrs until sticky. The flax seeds will significantly expand in size
Mix all of the ingredients WELL in a large bowl
Allow to rest for 10 minutes in order for the flax to bind
Spread 1.5 cups of the mixture evenly on each dehydrator sheet using a wooden spoon
Dehydrate at 115 degrees F for 6 – 10 hours (halfway through, flip the crackers over for even drying)
Makes about 4 sheets / 48 crackers
By coincidence, an online raw vegan food company sells a curry cracker for about $4 for 4 crackers. $1 for a cracker?! Making them at home yourself, they should cost about $0.01. I can almost see a typical commercial claiming that making them at home pays for itself.
If that isn’t your thing, these crackers are pretty tasty: Curry Crackers!
Whether you are out trekking or enjoying at home, these crackers are a wonderfully flavorful snack. Enjoy
Go (Coconut) Curry Cracker!