I am always looking for ways to integrate new healthier ingredients into my diet. Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of organic and vegan food experimenting. There’s a lot of blending and mixing and especially smoothies in my house. After working of ways to up my protein in my new vegan food and smoothies I picked up some Linwoods Ground Flaxseed, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts & Q10, Linwoods Ground Organic Flaxseed, as well as their Shelled Organic Hemp Seeds. I was especially excited about the Q10 mix since that’s supposed to be good for my skin.
What I wasn’t expecting were all the ways I can use the Organic Hemp in my recipes. Seems this is the new wonder ingredient for vegan eating. It adds protein easily and blends well. You could always treat it like the Q10 mix and just throw a tablespoon into a smoothie or sprinkle it on top of anything (I add mine to chili, pasta, or in my oatmeal).
The most fun way I have found to use my Organic Hemp is in a Ginger Hemp Dip. It’s like hummus in its consistency and I am a fan of anything dip. Chop up some veggie sticks, or some tortilla chips and you’re set for game day or a light lunch.
Ginger Hemp Dip -
1 cup Linwoods Organic Shelled Hemp
2 cups of zuchinni, chopped
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1″ thick chunk of fresh ginger
1 clove of garlic
1 tbsp. vinegar (apple cider or white wine are OK)
Red Pepper flakes to taste
Salt to taste
1/4 cup water
Throw all your ingredients into a blender or food processor (food processor is easier but if you don’t have one, don’t stress). The consistency should be like hummus. If you want it thinner you can always add more water. Makes a great dressing, too.
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