Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hemp - alicious!

Information on hemp as a food source:

Hemp Oat Muffins


1 cup hulled hemp seed
1 cup (gluten free) rolled oats
1 cup  oat bran
2 cups soy milk (organic non GMO)
1/2 cup Agave
2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp egg replacer (reconstitute with water to form stiff  beaten egg white consistency)
1 cup raisins


Place all ingredients except the egg replacer and raisins in your blender or vitamix and mix until creamy.
Add the egg replacer and raisins
Bake in the oven at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes

Serve warm or cool with a teaspoon of strawberry jam

So hemp - alicious that these muffins don't even last for an afternoon in my house!

Hemp Peanut Butter Cookies


1 cup raw sugar
1 cup organic peanut butter
1 cup hulled hemp seed
3 teaspoons egg replacer mixed with 4 Tablespoons warm water

Add all ingredients together
Knead into a ball
Roll out and cut into cookie shapes
Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees F
Cool for at least 10 minutes to allow cookie to harden

Easiest cookies in the world to make, highly hemp-alicious and packed with protein and omega 3's and 6's

Hemp Nut Burgers


10 ounces/396g medium tofu
1 cup hulled hemp seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chopped spring onions
6 basil leaves, chopped
2 Tbs Braggs Aminos/soy sauce
2 Tbs flax meal
2 cups organic herb seasoned stuffing


Places all ingredients except the stuffing into a blender or Vitamix.
Place the stuffing into a bowl and pour the hemp tofu mixture over it, mix well and allow it to sit for 15 minutes.
Form into burger patties and bake on a greased baking tray at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.

Serve with a salad of dark green leafy lettuce, red and yellow peppers and kiwi fruit.

Garnished with a sprinkling of hemp seeds.

Very tasty and satisfying giving you protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.

Hemp Orange Smoothie


You can use any combination of fruits but for this recipe. I used:

2 oranges
2 fresh bananas
4 tablespoons of hulled hemp seed
4 cubes of ice

Optional extra: 1 cup pineapple chunks


Place all ingredients in a Vitamix or blender and blend until creamy smooth.
This may be used as 2 portions depending on how hungry you are

Extremely satisfying and energizing!

 Hemp-Pine Nut Sauce:


1 cup hulled hemp seed
1 cup pine nuts
1 large red bell pepper
2 cloves fresh garlic
2 Tablespoons of Braggs amino's (or soy sauce)
3 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 cup water
Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Place all ingredients into a Vitamix or blender and blend into a creamy texture.
Ready to serve as a side dip or use as a sauce on a main dish.
Extremely yummy and you'll have people demanding the recipe!

Zucchini in Hemp sauce:

(A variation of raw vegan fettuccine Alfredo using zucchini noodles and hemp sauce as the Alfredo sauce)


1 large zucchini
Hemp sauce ingredients as above

Make zucchini noodles by using a vegetable peeler and peeling large strips of the zucchini into a bowl. Place hemp sauce over the strips and mix them together.
Ready to serve with a garnish of your choice. It's as easy as that!

Lentil Hemp balls:


 1.5 cups of precooked lentils
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 cup chopped eggplant
2 grated carrots
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 finely chopped onion
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
A dash of Braggs aminos
Salt, pepper and dried Italian herbs to taste
Fresh basil, rosemary and oregano to taste (approximately 1 Tablespoon of each, finely chopped)
2 Tablespoons Egg replacer
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 cup hulled hemp seeds (in a separate bowl)
4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast (in another separate bowl)


Place the olive oil in a pan
Saute onions and garlic and add the other veggie ingredients and lentils while stir frying
Add Braggs aminos, slat, pepper and herbs
Remove from pan and place in a bowl
Fold in the reconstituted Egg Replacer
Shape mixture into balls and roll first in the hemp seeds and then in the nutritional yeast
Deep fry for a few minutes to make them crispy.

Serve on a bed of couscous, with green beet chard salad, cucumbers,tomato orange peppers and fresh papaya.

Garnish with a sprinkling of hemp seed.

Almond-Date Hemp and Chia Seed Bites:

So easy, so delicious and so nutritious!


2 cups almonds
1/2 cup soaked, pitted dates
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds


Place the almonds in the vitamix or blender and blend until powdered.
Add soaked, pitted dates and blend.
Remove mixture from vitamix/blender and knead with hands. Separate it into 2 sections  and add the hemp seeds to one half and the chia seeds to the other half, mixing and kneading with your hands.
Roll or flatten mixture out on a board and cut into small squares.
Refrigerate for at least 3 hours to harden/set.
Place on a serving dish and garnish with shredded coconut and whole dates.