Friday, June 21, 2013
Christine's Chia Curry, Cold Curried Peas, Strawberry Chia Smoothies & Jams, and Deals
As a fellow Blender NUT - I HAD to try this Chia Curry last night! I followed the instructions EXACTLY and it came out wonderful! I love everything about this! I love the color, I love the aroma, I love the flavor! It's AMAZING! I ended up dipping celery sticks in it. But that's not all! It made a nice sized batch so I decided to add it to some Frozen Peas that I soaked in warm water to thaw.
Chia Seeds, Carrots, Curry Powder, Garlic, Coconut Oil, Lemon Juice, Nutritional Yeast, and Water. YUMMO!
I mentioned in my previous post that I was going to talk a stroll today - which I did do - and I did take some photos - but I think I will hold off to show you some of them until next week! I think I will probably get some more snapshots Monday or Tuesday to include in a lengthier post as well!
I have also been going thru a lot of my freezer and cupboard items try to get some rotation-system down or something. I came across some Strawberries that were frozen and did the same thing...soaked them in warm water to thaw. I added them to the 2nd largest Ninja Blender I have. There was about a pound of Strawberries in there at this time. Next, I added 3 Tablespoons of soaked Chia Seeds to the Ninja as well as 2 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup and a half teaspoon of Vanilla Extract and blended. One of the 3 things I made with these ingredients is pictured here. A nice Strawberry Chai Smoothie. For the Smoothie I continued to blend until quite smooth.
So, of course, I added some. It was super yummy! This made a wonderful little dessert! Two thumbs up!
But before REALLY blending this together I quazi-blended it and wanted a little bit of chunkage to it. WHY? Because I wanted to try and make some Strawberry Chia Jam.
The flavor was pretty incredible! I had a bit of it on my English Muffin this morning but seriously, I could just eat it straight out of the bowl!
I think I am down to only two of these little glass bowls that I have had for several years and I believe I got them at the Dollar Tree. I might have to go check them out soon and see what other kind of little bowls I can buy for cheap. The little glasses you see above are from gift sets my Brother-In-Law got me for Christmas. So are the Wooden Surfaces I used for the background.
Question of the Day: What's the last thing you made with Chia Seeds? I absolutely LOVE them!