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Review of Blueberry-Chia pudding

I was looking for another recipe for breakfast type things and found this the other day.

Well, I was so excited to try this recipe, I made a batch right away. I really was hoping that I could use some of these lovely ingredients to create something that my children may have another option. With cutting out all grains and sugar, I really thought they would like it. Well as you can imagine, they didn’t even want to really try it:(
I took some to work with me and my co-workers loved it and so did I! I am looking forward to making it again and this time I will relax and not expect the children to even try it again. If you are so inclined, my guess is that you will love it as well. Happy cooking:)

2 cups frozen blueberries
⅔ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used plain almond milk)
5 large dates (soak in hot water beforehand if they are tough)
½ of a frozen banana
½ cup chia seeds
Combine the blueberries, milk, dates and banana in a blender; process until smooth.
Transfer blueberry mixture to a medium bowl and stir in the chia seeds. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to overnight (stir every 5 minutes during first 30 minutes) until thickened.


Maple Sage Sausage with Cinnamon Apples

My girls loved this dish. I wish I would have made more apples!(I changed the recipe to reflect this, making it 4 apples) This is from my favorite new cook book by Danielle Walker. Your family will love how fresh and tasty it is. Maple sage sausage with cinnamon apples, from Danielle Walker

1 lb. ground pork

1 tsp. diced sage

2 tsp. maple syrup

1/4 tsp. coarse sea salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/8 tsp. marjoram

4 apples, cored and peeled

1 tsp. cinnamon

In a mixing bowl, add sage, maple syrup, salt, pepper, nutmeg, red pepper and marjoram to pork. Mix well with hands. Make into 12 small sausage patties. You can store these, uncooked in the fridge until you’re ready, or make them all at once. To prepare, add sausages to a skillet over medium heat. Brown on both sides and remove from pan. Add sliced apples to the same pan with about 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Sauté for about three minutes(until apples are starting to get soft), then add sausage back in. Finish sautéing for another minute or two and serve hot.
Against All Grain