A few nights ago, I was craving something sweet. I decided I wanted chia seed pudding. If you've never made chia seed pudding, it's ridiculously easy.
What you need:
- Chia seeds
- Milk (I use almond, but you can use any milk you want! I've made it with coconut milk before and it's amazing too!)
- Whatever spices you want
- Sweetener, if you want
So, pudding. You take some chia seeds - as much or as little as you want. Then milk - you want 5x the amount of milk as chia seeds. So if you use 1/4 cup chia seeds, you would use 1 1/4 cup milk. Next add what ever spices. I suggest about 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, just for a little flavor. Then you could add cocoa powder to make chocolate pudding (yum). Some cinnamon and honey (or Honee) for a simple pudding. I decided to do a chai pudding :) I have there ground clove, ground cardamom, and ground cinnamon. Very small amounts of these spices are needed. 1 teaspoon of each, at the very most. I think I used 1/2 tsp of cardamom, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and maybe 1/2 tsp of clove. ( I did this a week ago, so forgive my bad numbers.)
Chia seed pudding has a consistency similar to tapioca pudding.... not the same, but similar. Don't be freaked out if you take a bite and it feels like you're chewing little eye balls :P
Unrelated to the rest of the post - I had a couple friends at work that had birthdays this past week. I decided I would make them each their favorite cakes. Now, before I decided this, I'm not sure I ever baked a cake before, let alone a vegan cake! But the power of the internet is fantastic. You can find just about anything. I found a pretty great red velvet cake (lost the link now, but I'll try to find it), and an equally amazing vanilla cupcake recipe converted into a regular cake. I used the recipe found here and just baked it in my circle Pyrex instead of a cupcake pan. Here are my cakes:
With that, I bid you all a good evening. Feel free to leave comments or questions!