Have you ever had one of those days where, right away, you knew your shouldn’t have gotten out of bed? I’m pretty positive the answer is a big fat “YES!”. Well, that was me this past Labor Day.
Woke up with plenty of time to go teach my 8:30am spinning class. The roads were empty because if the holiday, so it was a smooth ride all the way to the gym. I was turning into the parking lot around 8:12am, when I realized I had left my laptop at home. No laptop means no music. And no music means, well, no class. My heart almost stopped and panic took over. Turned around and drove all the way back home to get it, praying I would make it back on time, which I knew was technically impossible. I ended up getting back at exactly 8:34am… a few minutes late, but thankfully, without any complaints.
As I was walking back to my car after class, I noticed two of my tires were really low. Started to panic, AGAIN but as I walked closer, I was relieved to see they weren’t flat. So I drove to the nearest gas station to fill them up with air and I was good to go.
On my way home, I stopped by Vicky’s to pick up her old Vitamix. My blender broke and she was getting rid of hers, so I did both of us a favor and took it. I also needed to get something from the freezer that I needed for a recipe. I opened the freezer door and boom… an entire container of flax seeds came flying out spilling the seeds all over the freezer and the kitchen floor. Not the easiest thing to clean up, let me tell you!!
Half an hour later (yes, that’s how long it took), I finally went home, looking forward to making a much needed smoothie with my “new” Vitamix. As soon as I turned it on, I heard a strange noise coming from it, along with an awful burnt rubber smell. And all of the sudden, it just died. Out. Done.
Let’s just say that the day did NOT get any better from there… But you know what? Nothing that happened was tragic or irreversible. Just a little bump on the road. A little annoying I’ll admit, but in the scheme of things, not important. At all.
As strange as it might sound, this little story I just told you actually relates to this recipe quite well.
It took us a while while to perfect these crackers. We tested the recipe many times and had to do a lot of tweaking. It was frustrating and discouraging… So yeah, in a sense, we had a few “bumps on the road”… But, nothing we couldn’t overcome. We just didn’t give up until we got it.
Attitude is, without a doubt, the one thing that can make or break your day. Putting things into perspective and not sweating the small stuff. That’s what I keep reminding myself everyday 🙂
- 1 cup garbanzo and fava bean based gluten free flour (here we used Bob’s Red Mill )
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- 3/4 tsp ground cumin
- 3/4 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp hot paprika
- 1/4 tsp all spice
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- Pinch of ground cardamom
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp cold water
- 2 tbsp vegan coconut creamer ( here we used So Delicious Original Coconut Milk Creamer, Barista Style)
- Preheat over to 375F.
- Combine flour and spices in a large bowl and mix well. Add olive oil, water and creamer and knead to form a soft dough
- Roll the dough into a rectangle, about 1/8 inch thick, on a piece of parchment paper, lightly floured. Carefully transfer it to a baking sheet. Score it into small rectangles using a pizza cutter or a very sharp knife and prick each rectangle with a fork
- Bake at 375F for 15 minutes