Hey Leilani (and anyone else who is interested)- I use a lot of different veggies and nuts and seeds- I have a ton of food intolerance issues, too! (That is part of how I got into this-) so my simplest recipe is as follows:
-2 cups sunflower seeds (I soak them in water for 2-4 hours before blending them to make it easier on the blender)
-1 cup ground flax seed (again, if you don't have a good blender, you can buy it already ground)
-5-6 cloves of garlic
-2 tablespoons bragg's liquid aminos (if you don't have bragg's you can add some salt and italian herbs, or really any kind of herbs)
-1-2 cups water
okay, so you just blend this all together- except for the flax seed, and then pour in a bowl and add the ground flax seed, stir really well until you get a really thick consistency- after you add the flax seed, let it sit for a few minutes (i usually wash the blender and get the trays ready) because some magic happens with the flax seed while it sits- and it will get thicker- you want it to be almost dough like- somewhere between cake batter and cookie dough is what you are going for-
then spread batter flat on a dehydrator tray and place in a dehydrator for 8-12 hours at 105 degrees
If you don't have a dehydrator, put your oven on the lowest possible setting (usually around 220), and spread on a cookie sheet with parchment paper on it- leave the over door cracked open if you can and check on it every 2 hours or so (i have never made crackers this way, but most people say they are done in about 4 hours....
you can totally mix it up with the recipes- the less time it is in the oven/ dehydrator the more like bread it will be, the more time it is in, the harder it gets, more like a cracker consistency- also the thinner you spread it, the more like a cracker it will be, the thicker, the more like bread- there are a lot of great raw bread recipes out there- I will try to post some more here soon! but you can use nuts instead of seed (i find seeds that are soaked to be easier on my digestion as opposed to nuts, i also soak my nuts first too, to make them easier to digest- also they sell "almond flour" at places like whole food and trader joe's which is basically ground almonds- which is great to use if you don't have the best blender-) I always use flax seeds, in a 2:1 ratio with whatever else I am using because I feel like it holds the whole thing together better-
some of my favorite things to add are: onions (dont use water if you do that, just throw the onions in the blender first), sun dried tomatoes (chopped up or soaked and thrown in the blender), olives, and all different spices- ill post some actual recipes soon!