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Recipe: The Chia Co Pumpkin and Cashew Nut Soup
October 31st 2016 / 0 comment
The Chia Co has created a great Halloween recipe for staying spookily healthy...
Glance around the Glossy office and chances are your eyes will land on a sachet of chia seeds; since discovering the superfood we've been keeping them to hand and sprinkling them in everything from cereals to smoothies whenever the mood takes us.
Packed full of anti-inflammatory omega 3, a rich source of fibre and the best vegetarian option for high protein, these tiny seeds are full of big benefits and can be added to almost anything for a supreme health and beauty boost.
The Chia Co has shared its top chia seed recipe for Halloween - a delicious treat without the trickery…
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
550g butternut pumpkin, peeled and diced
80g roasted cashew nuts
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 litre vegetable stock
1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds from The Chia Co
pinch ground nutmeg
pinch cayenne pepper
cream, if desired
chives to garnish
freshly ground black pepper
1. Heat oil and butter in a large saucepan. Add onion and sauté for a few minutes, until softened.
2. Add garlic, pumpkin, cashew nuts and tomato paste. Cook gently for 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes, until pumpkin is tender.
3. Place into a food processor and process until smooth. Season with nutmeg and cayenne and process for a few more seconds.
4. Finish with a sprinkle of ground black pepper and chia seeds. Optional: add a dollop of cream and sprinkle of chopped chives.
Chia Seeds from the Chia Co are available from www.thechiaco.com.au.
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