Gena's Sweet Cheese and Crackers
As you probably know by now, Choosing Raw is one of my favorite blogs. Gena offers expert nutritional advice, as well as awesome recipes. I think of her recipes as everyday recipes, which means I want to eat them every day:)!!!
Last week the lovely Gena posted a holiday menu. The starter course was her beautiful Sweet Cheese and Crackers. The cheese is a creamy blend of cashews, Meyer lemon, sweetener, dried cherries, and salt. The crisp crackers are flax seeds, with the addition of maple syrup and cinnamon...YUM!!!
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I absolutely adore Meyer lemons. Since the recipe calls for the zest and juice of these sweet beauties, I was happy to find organic ones:)
The cracker recipe made about 2 (Excalibur) trays of thin crackers.
Since I just love cinnamon, I added extra by using my favorite swirl and star stencil on top of half of the delicious flax crackers.
I played around with the other half of the cracker recipe by adding some chopped dried cherries and the juice and zest of 1 Meyer lemon.
Please visit my Making Beautiful Raw Breads and Crackers post if you would like to see how I make my crackers:)
I used maple syrup in place of agave as the sweetener in the cheese, and packed it in a small spring-form pan overnight to firm.
This is an awesome recipe! I knew I would love it as soon as I saw it. I had to force myself to put it away and not eat it all at once:) It made a very satisfying lunch.
Thank you once again to Gena for sharing a recipe I know I will enjoy often:)
ETA~ I wanted to share a few pictures from today's walk. The lake is frozen now, and I wanted to get a pic before the snowmobiles and fishermen got on it. Trust me, it was colder than banana soft-serve out there!!!