I used to giggle about Chia Pets when someone mentioned chia seeds, but I finally got around to playing with them (the seeds, that is) in the kitchen, and I now consider myself a fan. Chia seeds take on the consistency of tapioca when soaked in a liquid, which means that they can make a gooey dessert out of almost anything. There are about a billion recipes out there for chia seed pudding, and most of them use coconut milk. This is my personal favorite combination, but I encourage you to experiment using other tidbits from the Web.
Coconut milk in the jar
Add the chia seeds
Mix in some (soy)milk and maple syrup
Toss in some shredded coconut
Add fruit before or after refrigeration
Thick and creamy Coconut Pudding with Chia Seeds!
I was going to call this one “Qualifying Exams Quinoa,” but then I realized that the title wouldn’t be descriptive enough (despite the fact that I have, in fact, just taken my first qualifying exam). But this one’s all about the chocolate.
Mix all of the sticky stuff together with the quinoa!
…add the soymilk…
…and wait for it to absorb.
Dark Chocolate Dairy-Free Quinoa Pudding