Mamma Chia founder Janie Hoffman presents recipes for incorporating superfood chia seeds into flavorful smoothies, snacks, meals, and desserts.
Chia is a powerful little seed with incredible health benefits. In this mouthwatering recipe collection, Mamma Chia founder Janie Hoffman invites you into her kitchen to learn the secrets of incorporating this ancient superfood into modern meals from breakfast to dinner and happy hour to dessert.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
|Sold by:||Random House|
|File size:||15 MB|
|Note:||This product may take a few minutes to download.|
About the Author
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Chia Cookbook is so awesome! I've found tons of new Chia Seed recipes to try and add into my diet! The author describes her struggle with a terrible disorder and how nothing else helped her symptoms better than adding Chia Seeds into her daily diet. Once she found the power of these magical seeds, it made her disorder almost completely disappear. If this story doesn't make you believe in the magic of these seeds, I don't know what will. I'm sold on these amazing seeds and this Cookbook has helped me to add Chia in my diet in so many different ways! The author also is the founder of Mamma Chia which is a Chia Seed beverage sold at all the major grocery storesI What a steal! I definitely recommend!
The Chia Cookbook is an innovative new offering featuring recipes using chia seeds. I discovered chia seeds MANY years ago when I was given a chia pet as a gift. I became curious about the tiny little seeds, did some research and tried them. I've been enjoying them daily since. My dogs get them daily too! The author discovered chia years ago when she was suffering from an auto-immune disorder. When she added chia seeds to her diet and started eating organically, her disease symptoms went away. Chia seeds are quite the little power house. They are in the mint family and are loaded with omega 3s, protein, fiber, calcium and anti-oxidants. History tells us that the Aztecs powered their quests with chia. They even took little bags of them into battle. Today, the Tarahumara Indians fuel their 100+ mile runs with them. Chia is naturally non-GMO and gluten free! As someone who cannot eat gluten, that is important to me. Many of the recipes in this cookbook are GF; a few are not. A few fun facts: Chia is chameleon-like as they take on the flavor of whatever they are paired with. Chia can absorb approximately ten times its weight. Chia seeds have a LONG shelf life as archaeologists have found seeds that have survived hundreds of years without deteriorating. I normally just add them to my morning breakfast drink or my cereal. I know... I've gotten into a rut and I'm eager to try them in some new ways. The author has included an array of recipes. Some of the recipes that caught my eye were banana foster chia smoothies, chia peach jam, truffle cauliflower popcorn with chia seeds, yellow squash and zucchini flapjacks (this one sounds great but it's not GF - I'm hoping I could find a suitable substitute for the wheat flour it calls for), grilled halibut with chia pesto, GF chocolate almond cookies, key lime chia cheesecake (another I'll have to take the flour out of), chocolate chia covered strawberries and grilled veggie sandwiches with chia Dijon balsamic spread. Mmmmm... Just typing them in makes me hungry :-))) I would recommend this 160-page book to anyone who wants to add chia seeds to their diet. I'm sold...
Unlike most cookbooks that just jump into recipes, this book has an introductory section on the health benefits of food. Focusing specifically on chia seeds, the author describes how chia seeds help digestive health, immunity, and overall well-being. For recipes that incorporate chia seeds, they are elaborate yet easy to make. It is not as if the meals involve just sprinkling the seeds on them. Rather, the chia seeds are incorporated into the preparation and cooking process. From breakfast to lunch to dinner to snacks, this book has plenty of ideas. The recipes are easy to follow, and the full-color pictures are very nice. Go get a big bag of chia seeds because you will start putting them to use.