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02-11-2006, 02:27 PM
I tried chia seed for the first time last night... any ideas for how to use it in recipes?? I'm looking forward to exploring it!
02-11-2006, 02:56 PM
I read in victoria's B. Raw family book they seem to use Chia seeds instead of flax seed. I understand they release a mucoid fluid when wet just like flax seed. She also sprouts them and eat in salads. Let me know how you like them. If you google Chia seed there is a site that has suggested uses for chia seeds I was thinking about tryings them myself. Where did you order them from?
02-11-2006, 03:10 PM
I put a heaping teaspoon in a glass of water last night, and ten minutes later you could hold the glass upside down.
The seeds are light and yummy. With a little crisp munch as you bite. The omega three profile is better than flax, and they don't need to be as heavily processed as flax before eating. Also even when whole we can still digest them, unlike flax which tends to just go through for most people.
I still have to experiment, but I think we'll be using chia instead of flax from now on.
I think in the US chia is more common than Australia (we just imported some - probably Australia's first chia). When we were in Sebastapol (north of San Fran if I'm remembering right in my sleep befuddled state) the health food stores there carried it.
02-11-2006, 05:19 PM
I like to use it for rawello. Just puree fruit sweeten if need be add chia Voila
02-16-2006, 04:35 PM
I made this last night and everyone loved it!
Juice about 6 oranges
Add about 1/2 cup of chia & mix
Chop up a sweet sweet peach/nectarine and mix in
Set in the fridge to thicken (will thicken in less than 30 minutes as the chia absorbs all the liquid)
Sweeten as needed with agave (dark is delicious)
It's the most delicious pudding. There were left overs and I just ate them for breakfast. All the chia was sprouting!!!
Hello, does anybody know where to get chia seed without the pet?
02-17-2006, 11:26 PM
Email Alissa and ask her to carry it! If she needs a wholesale source I have one for her. We're in Australia so not of much help to you in the USA. I can tell her where to get it though.
02-18-2006, 12:45 AM
You can get it here http://www.kalyx.com/store/proddetail.cfm/ItemID/17610.0/CategoryID/12500.0/SubCatID/240.0/file.htm
02-18-2006, 12:59 AM
I've bought chia seeds at Wild Oats (chain health supermarket) and also at a local health food grocery.
02-18-2006, 05:54 AM
you can also get them here: http://sunorganic.com/
that's where i order most of my nuts and seed from -- very fresh, organic and reasonably priced.
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