Supergrains Challenge: Day 2 – Chia

We’re experimenting from Chrissy Freer’s new book Supergrains: Cook Your Way to Great Health here on Crave. With the help of some Random House employees and some amazing bloggers, we share with you the: Ten Days, Ten Grains Challenge. For 10 days, we’ll feature our experiences using the ten grains from Chrissy Freer’s book! It’s day 2 of our challenge and Pamela Murray, an editor with Knopf  Random House has created a vegetable side dish that made us drool when we opened the attachment!

Up until now, the only thing I ever think to do with white chia is put it in my weekend pancakes to make them more righteous. But it’s definitely the season for roasting root vegetables, and I like the colour of the parsnips, beets and carrots together, so I created the Roasted Root Vegetables with Cia Dukkah (found on page 101).

I used golden beets, since that was what I could find at the grocery store. Chrissy Freer suggests making this veg dish the centrepiece of a meal, with a salad and bread as go-alongs, which I’d definitely do. But I decided to serve it as a side dish since I had some leftover walnut/spinach-pesto noodles to eat up. The chia part of the dukkah (Egyptian spice mix, Google tells me) is subtle but provides a good crunch to go with the aromatic seeds and toasted pistachios. This recipe was a really interesting and a pretty easy way to serve humble roasted roots.

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Supergrains: Cook Your Way to Great Health by Chrissy Freer

Published: Jan 08, 2013 by Appetite by Random House
ISBN: 9780449015711

Price: $24.95

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Lindsey Reeder is slowly learning how to navigate her way around the kitchen. It only made sense that she would choose a career in book publishing with a last name like Reeder. As a Coordinator in the Online Marketing at Random House of Canada, Lindsey spends her days tweeting and blogging about books that make her laugh, make her cry and everything in between. Follow Lindsey on Twitter at @reederreads or @RandomHouseCA.

One Response to “Supergrains Challenge: Day 2 – Chia”

  1. January 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    I LOVE chia seeds. I put them in my smoothie every morning and they make me feel so energetic. I also put them in chili to thicken it. I’ve recently converted my mom to them too and she hates seeds. But she’s recently been diagnosed as lactose intolerant and they have 6x more calcium then milk! Can’t go wrong there

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