Chia Chia Chia and No I'm Not Talking About Pets....

by Russell Smith November. 22, 2019 132 views

Coconut Pumpkin Chia Pudding . My daughter wanted to make a fruit smoothie bowl for our breakfast for dinner meal last night. Well she wanted Chia seeds as an ingredient for it . I was expecting to find a small bag (a few oz ) Yea apparently it comes in two sizes here Large and Extra Large bags. Well we decided to experiment with them just a bit and settled on a Coconut Pumpkin Chia pudding because well it was what we had 99% of the items for. The 1% we just subbed out for what we had.

Because my daughter is Lactose intolerant I have been looking for ways to cut dairy out of some of the things we make and well desserts have a lot of dairy in them. We did find a can of Coconut Evaporated Milk a few weeks ago so I subbed that for Coconut Milk . One thing I learned about Evaporated Coconut milk is the sweetness intensifies as it sits but it has an incredible flavor. Something I am going to pick up again but not to use in this recipe. I prefer it less sweet and something that my wife could eat . Even then it is a rich dessert in flavor so not much is needed to cure a craving for sweet. There will be a take two of this maybe then I will post the recipe.

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Lynn F Medley 2 months ago

Love the images and it sounds really good to me 🙂

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Yokai - 2 months ago

Wonderful still life photography! Love the setting, colors and details.

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Camellia Staab 2 months ago

Love your composition in #1. I keep coming across the milk a lot lately and for some reason quite a few of the recipes I have been perusing seem to be requiring coconut milk ( I guess it might be the new fad?) Can't decide if I should take the bait and buy it really coconuty in flavor?

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months ago

It is because it is basically ground coconut. If cool/cold it will have a layer at the top that is similar to butter. If you get some look at the can  or box as few items as possible on it the better it is. We usually have it on hand for Thai dishes or other asian dishes.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 2 months ago

Thanks for the info.

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Björn Roose 2 months ago

Nice set-up and colours, Russell !

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Russell Smith Replied to Björn Roose 2 months ago

Thank you :)

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