Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chia Seeds as Egg Substitute in Vegan Cupcake Recipes

I was searching for some chia cupcake recipes and not having much luck. One of the top results was actually for a Vegan Chocolate Cupcake, but I did not see chia listed in the ingredients.

Well, I found out why this site ranked for chia cupcakes. In the comments, one poster suggested that cia seeds could be substituted for eggs. According to the comment, 1 egg= 1 TBSP chia seeds+ 3 TBSP water. Soak for 15 minutes and let gel.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Chia Seed Cup Cakes for Fiber and Omega 3 Fatty Acids

I was just watching the Oprah Winfrey show on 5 Ways to Stay Young with Doctor Oz. I try to catch these shows as I usually find out some new food or product that is useful. For example I learned about the neti pot on Oprah and have been using it clean out my sinuses the last 2 years.

I had some distractions and wasn't paying a whole lot of attention during this episode, but one thing I really noticed was chia seed cupcakes. I really need to try some of these!

Dr. Oz said that the chia seeds were a good source of fiber as well as omega 3 fatty acids. They had some chia cupcakes up on the stage. I think they made have had chocolate as well but I am not sure. They looked good.

Other topics of the show included the things we should all have in our refrigerator, spices with anti-aging properties, the value of sleep, and others.

I came across a good article on ( tv station web site) that summarizes the show. it is pretty in-depth and expands on some of the other issues on the show. It is called " 5 Ways to Stay Young."