Super Seeds by Kim Lutz is a small, but mighty book. With over 75 recipe using chia, flax, hemp, quinoa and amaranth, this book will inspire you with new ways to try these powerful seeds. All of the recipes are simple, which is not to say boring. They are short and approachable recipes that will expand your horizons. From basics on how to prepare the seeds to enticing recipes like Blueberry Quinoa Salad, Pesto Veggie Burgers, Pineapple Fried Quinoa and Lemon Amaranth Muffins, there is something to get you started and something to move you forward in your exploration. Lutz also provides information on what makes these seeds super and how to grind them into flour and incorporate the flours into your baked goods. We think it’s a pretty neat little book.
You can buy a copy from Barnes and Noble for $14.95 or enter to win a copy below. We are giving away a single copy of the book along with a package of our quinoa, hemp seeds, amaranth, chia seeds and flaxseeds. Simply follow the prompts below to enter and we’ll pick one lucky winner at random from all who enter by 11:59 pm on 10/23/14.
Hemp Seed Hummus
Makes 1 ½ cups
Hemp seeds do double duty in this recipe.
First, they take the place of the traditional ingredient in hummus, tahini (some people are allergic to sesame seeds). Second, they bring crucial phytonutrients, including zinc and magnesium, to this tasty, satisfyingly textured dip. It makes a great snack, served with crudités such as baby carrots, cucumber slices, celery sticks, and strips of crunchy bell peppers. In addition to making superb sandwiches, hummus is also a salad’s best friend. Try adding a healthy dollop on top of your green salad and you will have a flavorful, filling meal.
- 1 ¾ cups cooked Garbanzo Beans (or one 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed)
- 2 tablespoons Hemp Seeds
- 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
- ¼ teaspoon ground Cumin
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 clove Garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons Water
Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Reprinted with permission from Super Seeds © 2014 by Kim Lutz, Sterling Publishing Co. Photography by Bill Milne