Monday, April 30, 2012
I had pretty much given up on omega-3 when along came chia seeds. Chia, more famously known in its Chia Pet form, is packed with these fatty acids, along with fiber, protein and other nutrients. It’s ant-inflammatory and stabilizes blood sugar levels by slowing down the rate at which carbohydrates are digested. It’s my new hero.
Chia seeds can be turned into a great warm breakfast cereal. Heat up 1.5 cups of almond, soy, coconut or regular milk until hot but not boiling. Stir in 4 tablespoons of chia seeds and let it sit for 5 minutes. It will turn into a jelly-like porridge. I realize this sounds gross but once you toss in some toasted sunflower seeds, a drizzle of honey, berries and ideally a spoon of coconut butter, this super food turns into a really awesome breakfast.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
There is no better way to use up old Easter eggs than making deviled eggs. They are also a great dinner party snack if you have more time than cash on your hands. The Spotted Pig makes a damn good deviled egg so I followed their recipe.
Place 12 eggs in single layer in a saucepan. Cover with cold water, bring water to a simmer, shut off the heat and let them stand for ten minutes. Peel under cool running water. And don’t get a paper cut from the shell. Ow!
Combine egg yolks, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon mayo or yogurt, 1 tablespoon Dijon, 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar and one teaspoon malt vinegar in a food processor. Blend until smooth adding more oil if necessary. Season with salt.
Transfer mixture to a plastic Ziploc and cut a small hole in the corner. Fill the empty egg whites with the puree and try to make dramatic tails! Sprinkle with salt, red chili flakes, chives or something else with color.