Welcome to Fabulous Foodie Fridays… a place where we celebrate anything and everything that is sweet, savoury and totally delicious! It’s been a big baking week at our house this week…. I think it’s because all of my favourite cooking magazines have come out and I can’t stop ripping recipes out. And the warmer weather really is providing the best inspiration for testing out a few new salad and BBQ recipes too. Here’s a few recipes from last weeks FFF party that caught my eye (and are going to be made at our house very, very soon!)…
1. First up is this gorgeous Chocolate and Raspberry Fudge Cake from Fresh Home Cook. Not only does it look amazing, it is also Gluten, Lactose and Refined Sugar Free!
2. I love the idea of making pizza bases from Cauliflower, I can’t wait to try this recipe from Lime & Mortar.
3. This Burrito Rice from Food by Dad looks like the perfect midweek meal – I know my kids would love it!
4. As soon as I saw this recipe from My Brown Paper Packages, I was instantly reminded of our honeymoon in Hawaii where we enjoyed the best Coconut Prawns we’ve ever had. I’m looking forward to re-creating those memories with this amazing recipe.
5. You all know I’m a big fan of a good slice, and this Chocolate and Coconut Slice from The Annoyed Thyroid is going straight to the top of my ‘to bake’ list when my new Thermomix arrives!!!
Don’t forget to check out Lucy’s favourites too! And now it’s over to Lucy for this weeks yummy feature recipe…
Hi guys! This week I’m going to share a recipe for Homemade Berry Chia Pods with you – I’m very excited about this one! Like a lot of people, I often buy the little Chia Pods from the supermarket. To be honest I don’t buy them because they taste amazing (because they don’t really), but more for the health factor. Considering what goes into those teeny-tiny pods though, they are waaaaay overpriced. I know that chia seeds are expensive, but come on! Those pods are minuscule. Seriously!
There’s quite a few different Chia Pod flavours available now, but I decided to start off with a simple vanilla berry flavour combination – mainly because the berries around at the moment are just so good. I find the Chia Pods at the supermarket to be a bit bland so I wanted to up the flavour a bit too.
To make the berry chia pods you’ll need four little 1/2 cup capacity glass jars or containers. Start off by pureeing the berries in a food processor, blender or Thermomix. Add the almond milk, vanilla extract and honey and blend well. With a spoon mix the chia seeds into the mixture. Pour the mixture into your little jars and place in the fridge overnight. I also like to give the jars a little shake after about 30 minutes just to make sure everything is mixed well.
When you get the chia pods out of the fridge in the morning, you will have the weirdest, jiggly mixture. If you haven’t tried chia puddings before, don’t be surprised if you’re totally freaked out by the texture – I still find it weird!
I like to have my chia pods with a few scoops of yoghurt and freshly sliced banana. If you’re in a rush, then these are the best things ever, because you can just grab a little jar and eat it on the way to work.
Do you eat the store-bought Chia Pods or have you experimented with your own homemade versions. What other flavour combinations do you think would be yum? Next up, I’m totally trying an apple pie version.
Homemade Vanilla Berry Chia Pods - Fabulous Foodie Fridays #25
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen berries
- 1 cup + 1/4 cup sweetened almond milk - if you use unsweetened almond milk you will need to increase the amount of honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 4 tsp honey
- To make the berry chia pods you'll need about four little 1/2 cup capacity glass jars or containers.
- Start off by pureeing the berries in a food processor, blender or Thermomix.
- Add the almond milk, vanilla extract and honey and blend well.
- With a spoon mix the chia seeds into the mixture.
- Pour the mixture into your little jars and place in the fridge overnight.
- I also like to give the jars a little shake after about 30 minutes just to make sure everything is mixed well.
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