Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Hemp-anola!

You know, I thought I posted about this recipe months ago! But, after a quick search on my blog, I realized I had missed it.

How could I? This is one of my favorite new recipes that will be in ED&BV - Hemp-anola. Yes, as the name suggests, it's a healthy twist on granola using shelled hemp seed nuts.

Are you new to hemp foods? If so, check out some of these past posts on hemp. Also, I cover hemp products in Vive le Vegan!, pages 170-171. Can you see those little tender hemp seeds in the photo? Look, there's one perched on top of that raisin (show-off!).

With this recipe, I officially earned my "crunchy granola" certification. Not only am I a vegan making granola... but granola with hemp. That might be as hippity-dippity as you can get. :) Well, I'm wearing my badge proudly because this hemp-anola is deelish!

This is one of the photos we feature in ED&BV: Hemp-anola with an Acai Antioxidant Smoothie... more about that recipe later. And you'll get to see the professional photos very soon!

15 comments:

urban vegan said...

Gotta try hemp. What am I waiting for?

Vegan_Noodle said...

I have been loving adding hemp seeds to salad, I really must expand my hemp repertoire!! Can't wiat for ED&BV!!

VeggieGirl said...

this looks amazing, Dreena!! I am so addicted to hempmilk, but have not tried any other forms of hemp (yet!) - I will for sure make the hemp granola when my copy of ED&BV arrives!

Anonymous said...

Dreena, you are such a tease!!! I am lovin' your posts but this is sending me over the edge!. Gotta have ED&BV!!!

UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

heather

SoVeg said...

Wow very nice! Hemp is vegetarian super hero

Judy said...

Yes Dreena, I agree 100%: if you hadn't already been labeled a hippy dippy, you will be now! Sounds fantastic too!

Vincent Guihan said...

I'm hemp-curious (but mostly closeted about it to avoid the hippie stereotype), but I've never used it for cooking. Your hemp-anola looks great, though.

maybepigscanfly said...

I have yet to make granola on my own, and have been searching for just the recipe to do so. I love granola so much but hate buying it because it is usually so sugar infested! I can't wait to get my hands on your version- especially with the hemp addition.

...love the name!

julie said...

Matt & I just recently got obsessed with granola! We love picking out our own from the bulk bins and buying tons of oat or almond milk to go with it. I have only tried to make granola once (and it was disastrous) so I am looking forward to this recipe!! Oh, and we <3 hemp, so your recipe will be be perfect.

veganmomma said...

I have to say, you have really turned my family onto hemp foods. My 3 year old loves to sprinkle hemp seeds on everything.
The oil and butter are a little harder to pass off on her, but there are a few recipes that even pass her picky 3 year old taste test. I am sure the granola (one of her faves already), would be one to pass.

Dr. Melissa West, Lifestyle Coach said...

Wow Dreena, that looks great! Hemp is such a great form of protein for us vegans! My pre-ordered copy of ED&BV can not arrive soon enough!

VegMomma said...

We've become a hemp-lovin' family, thanks to you! My son and husband have hemp oil on their oatmeal every morning, and hemp seed butter and hemp seeds nuts are a pantry staple, and are used almost daily in our cooking. I can't wait to try the hemp-onola! Yum!

Peace, Love and Veganism said...
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Dreena said...

Hiya everyone...

Vegan noodle, I especially like the seeds and seed butter. I've just starting using hemp milk too in smoothies - when I can get it on sale!

Veganmomma, I agree that the oil and butter can be trickier with the little ones. For the oil, I usually use it in combination with other oils in salad dressings. Then, for the butter, I find if you add some natural sweetener like agave or maple syrup, and/or a few pinches of nutmeg and/or cinnamon, it helps balance the earthier tones it has compared to more naturally sweet nut butters (ex: almond, cashew). Good luck! :)

Wow vegmomma!! That's impressive, I don't think I could even get hemp oil on to our girls' oatmeal... well done indeed! You can give me some tips now. ;)

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Thanks you guys for your awesome comments!!!

kimmykokonut said...

I just made your granola and just posted about it. Thanks for making it not too sweet. I didn't have enough hemp so I added some puffed amaranth and added (soaked and dehydrated) buckwheat as well. It's been making for yummy mornings!