October 28, 2012
have a new favorite food. I’m currently totally enamored with chia seeds
right now. They’re delicious, nutritious and the recipe possibilities
seems just about endless (see below for a great chia seed giveaway!).
Also, it helps that they go really well with ch-ch-chocolate.
the chia seeds, cacao powder, sweetener and salt in a bowl and cover
with the water. Let sit for 15-30 minutes until the chia seeds have
gelled. Stir really well, breaking up any lumps, and top with walnuts,
raisins and chocolate sauce.
a blender, puree all ingredients except red pepper flake oil until very
smooth. Top with a drizzle of red pepper flake oil and chopped tomatoes
and onion, if desired.
pepper flake oil is just a cup of olive oil with 1 tablespoon red
pepper flakes and a dash of cayenne added. I blend this first and then
let sit for a few days so the oil can absorb the flavors. Then, strain
though a mesh strainer and keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
It’s great on a lot of things.
recipe has a few more ingredients that I usually use, but it’s still
quite easy to put together. It’s also not going to taste exactly like a
real fried samosa, but it’s still spicy and yummy.
a food processor with an “S” blade, process the cauliflower, yam,
zucchini, walnuts, raisins, dates, and garlic until pureed. This is a
lot and I processed this in a few batches. Mix together with the rest of
the samosa ingredients.
into cone shapes or triangular patties and dehydrate for several
hours, until the outside is a bit crispy but the inside is still soft.
To make the mango sauce, simply puree a peeled and chopped mango with
the agave and about a 1/2 cup water until smooth. Serve the samosas
with a generous dollop of mango sauce.
Cherry Banana Pie
serves 3 ~ $1.35 per serving
3/4 cup walnuts ($.75)
3/4 cup raisins ($.45)
3 bananas ($.45)
1/2 lb cherries (1.49)
chopped cherries ($.40)
carob sauce ($.20)
This is basically a cherry banana ice cream pie.
In a food processor fitted with an “S”
blade, process the walnuts, raisins, and salt until it starts to stick
together. Press this into the bottom of pie or tart plates. I used three
clear plastic tubs, which worked really well.
In the food processor again, process the
bananas and cherries until smooth. Pour into the crust lined pie or tart
pans. Freeze for several hours until firm. Top with some crushed
walnuts, chopped cherries, and carob sauce. Carob sauce is just equal
parts olive oil, agave,and carob powder mixed together well.
total carb: 198 gr
total protein: 27 gr
ohgoodgolly thank you so much for the yumful recipes! They're perfect for this terribly grey blustery day. 🙂
I'm not kidding, exactly at the same time I was reading about the chia seeds, the Diane Rehm show was on and a woman was calling in asking about the health benefits of chia seeds! …and yes, the panel of doctors and scientists agreed it's superhealthy for you, high in the omega-3's. Yay!