This month I went for a top up on staple items,- flours, dried fruits and coconut sugar. But as I like to try out different things, which is what this is all about, I went for some Chia seeds some coconut oil, dried cherries and cherry powder as well as a sprouting seed starter pack.
The coconut oils is a healthy option for oils, This coconut oil contains special fats called multi-chained fatty acids which are healthier for us than most saturated fats, and
This seed pack I thought was quite appropriate as everything else is growing in the garden, thought it would be nice to grow some extra quick growing nutritional freshness to add to our food, be it salads or stir fries, can add crunch to the tofu.
The chia seeds are naturally high in Omega 3 and I will use to add nutrition to bread, cakes, biscuits and pancakes, not sure yet how crunchy they are or what sort of flavour they will add but experiments will happen.
Topped up on some sun dried tomatoes as use these in pizzas, bread, in stews, omelettes, and I like to soak them in oil or hot water for a few hours before I use them as this really brings out their flavour.
Selected some tricolore quinoa , and will hunt out some recipes to use this.
- 3 varieties of 100% pure quinoa grain.
- Full of protein.
- A good source of Iron, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus
As I like to treat myself every month and try out differing items from their snack range I added two bags of apricot kernels, one ordinary and one tamari soya roast, I have eaten the tamari ones so far and they were a lovely flavour, not too hot and it was like eating savoury peanuts. The snack organic soya and pumpkin seeds are a healthy snack, They provide you with minerals such as zinc, magnesium and iron. They also give you a lift of energy, they contain plenty of protein and are also rich in omega fatty acids (just like those found in fish oils) and at 99p a packet are not much more expensive than a single chocolate bar or packet of crisps.
With last months items I made with last months goods include
star anise rice pudding
why not come back next month and see what else I make.
The item linked are provided by Healthy Supplies, but the recipes and findings are my own and my findings remain honest.