Archive for November, 2013

Tea and tangerines

tea and tangerines
Just a picture today of the tangerines I found at the store this weekend, along with this afternoon’s tea – a mix of green and chamomile. Yum.


November 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm Leave a comment

Yam, chia and sunflower seed muffins

yam muffins

It’s been ages since I posted anything. When life is crazy, my kitchen is quiet, and that’s the way it’s been for the past couple of months. Finally this weekend I think I broke the spell. There is a pumpkin muffin recipe I like in the Four Sisters Inns cookbook, and this recipe was inspired by that one, along with a pan of cooked yams in my fridge that needed to be used up. I think I like this recipe better than the original – always a great result when improvising.

Yam, ginger, chia and sunflower seed muffins
Makes 12 muffins

1-1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup candied ginger, minced
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1-3/4 cups pureed yams (approximately 1 large yam)
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Preheat oven to 375F. Mix together flour, oatmeal, baking powder and soda, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, sunflower seeds. In another bowl, whisk together chia seeds, hemp hearts, raisins, ginger, egg, oil, yams and maple syrup. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake for about 25 minutes.

November 11, 2013 at 9:21 pm Leave a comment

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