“Non-adventures in Cooking Week” continues … still.
Let The Purging Lutheran just get to what you’re thinking: chia pets and chia heads. Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, bulls, bears, Bart, Bugs and Bob(Sponge). Mr. T, Taz, and Tweety. Daffy, Donkey and dinosaurs. And bunny, pig, and frog.
But really, what is a chia seed? It’s a seed that leads to a chia plant. But if you mix the seeds with your food, it can make you healthy(ier). It is chock full of omega-3 fatty acids which yield 25–30% extractable oil, including α-linolenic acid.
Yeah, we’re talkin’ a-linolenic acid, buster (or bud, buddy or bub – your choice).
My Sweet Rib and her TPL used this to mix with smoothies on occassion. Then we forgot to make smoothies. Then the seeds got old and possibly volatile like when dynamite sits around too long and becomes nitroglycerin. We don’t know if that is true but thought it best not to take the chance.
Parable of the Yeast
Jesus also used this illustration: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.”