VEGAN crackers – homemade!!! I was busy in the kitchen this weekend. After completing my integrative medicine fellowship last week, I’m back on schedule to have Facebook live video cooking demonstrations every Saturday at 12 PST. Every week I share plant-based recipes live in the kitchen with seasonal ingredients. This week I made Vegan Almond Ricotta Tomato Bruschetta.
I believe that a whole foods plant-based diet or plant-forward diet is one in which the most vitality for us can be derived. Re-working recipes that I have previously enjoyed has been a bit an adventure. You may have seen my previous video talking about turmeric golden milk (made with plant milk). We enjoy this wonderful turmeric drink frequently in our home and making homemade plant milk is a regular process in our home.
I make our plant milk in a ratio of 4 (water):1 (nuts, seeds that have been soaked) – it is pretty straight forward. I love making almond ricotta cheese with the pulp from making almond milk. It’s a great way to use the ingredients sustainably. You can a little salt, olive oil, and dried herbs for extra flavor. Blending longer gives a finer pulp.
🌱 This is a rework of classic heavy “pizza” into vegan cracker bruschetta. I do love crackers however find the price for them exorbitant. So I decided to learn how to make them on my own. They are remarkably simple and fun to do. Rolling them out was a little tricky so I saw a tip about using the pasta maker and now I’m making crackers regularly!
🍃 I really look forward to sharing these classes and passing on gems from my kitchen to you so hop on over to my Facebook group to get live each week and ask questions. Here is the replay from last week with the recipe print out at the bottom of the page.
🍃There are so many varieties and flavors you can use. In this one, I use basil oregano and fresh flowers that are edible (please be sure to verify your flowers are edible as not all flowers are edible).
Using the pasta machine ends up being a great option for bypassing using a rolling pin though you can use this as well. So here is the recipe for Vegan Almond Ricotta Tomato Bruschetta.
Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Machine, Made in Italy, Includes Cutter, Hand Crank, and Instructions, 150 mm, Stainless Steel #ad
In conclusion, I use the Atlas pasta machine. It has great features and is pretty easy to store in the kitchen. I have had this one for over 20 years and it has held up wonderfully. Check out my full page of resources to equip your kitchen.