“Sure, you can just sprinkle the seeds on your food and automatically give it a healthier luster. But that would be missing the boat (and the fun). Chia can provide hearty dishes with a pleasing bit of crunch, turn soups creamy (without the cream), put a fresh spin on one-pot meals, make cocktail party-worthy drinks look gorgeous, and keep traditional baked goods light and moist. When you know how to cook with chia, the possibilities are endless” – Janie Hoffman
While eating healthy is good for you, it is not always fun. Green and leafy tends to predominate and any sort of sweet treat seemingly goes out the window. Not so with The Chia Cookbook by Janie Hoffman. The founder of Mamma Chia snacks and beverages, Hoffman knows a thing or two about chia seeds and has created recipes that pack a nutritional punch while also being absolutely delicious.
Hoffman gives great details about the health benefits of chia seeds and walks readers through how to use chia in everyday cooking as well as getting creative with chia seeds (using them to create chia flour, for example). With tantalizing recipes like Amazing Chia Banana Nut Muffins, Chia Spiced California Walnuts, Ancient Grain Salad with Roasted Asparagus, and Chia Plum Leather, you will be well on your way to making tasty and good-for-you recipes. The Citrus Pomegranate-Peach Margarita, Yellow Squash and Zucchini Flapjacks, Plantain Chips with Avocado-Chia Dip, and Gluten-Free Sun-Dried Tomato Chia Crackers are also absolutely delicious.
The recipes in this book are easy to make, absolutely tantalizing, and packed with nutrition. The Chia Cookbook is a great way to mix up meals and snacks and get creative with chia seeds.