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Warming And Hearty ~ Banana Coconut Lavender Chia Pudding

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I’ve been feeling under the weather with a wretched bug, and I’m craving “Sunshine”!  How about you?

I need a soothing cup of Lavender Tranquil-a-Tea with honey, and some comfort food that is light and easy!! My first thought is Tapioca, then I found several recipes of pudding made with those amazing “Chia Seeds”..  Hmmm…how would that taste with culinary lavender in it!  🙂  This delightful, refreshing, dessert is a perfect, warming, and hearty match with my cup of  lavender tea. It will also make a delicious Valentine’s Day Dessert. <3

Banana Coconut Lavender Chia Pudding

serves 6

2 1/2 cups skim milk(optional: Coconut Milk or Almond Milk)
5 Tablespoons whole Chia Seeds
1 cup mashed bananas (1 1/2 bananas)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons honey(rounded Tablespoons)
2 1/2 teaspoons finely ground English Culinary Lavender
Berries, for garnish

 

1. Place milk, chia seeds, and culinary lavender in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a low simmer, stirring occasionally with a whisk.

2. When the mixture begins to thicken, about 15  minutes, whisk in remaining ingredients (except garnish).

3. I added the honey and vanilla first… 2 rounded Tablespoons of honey (you could use light agave syrup).

4. Next I add mashed bananas.

5. Then I add unsweetened coconut, blend well.

6. Divide pudding into 6 small serving dishes, garnish with berries of your choice, or Chocolate chips (I used Raspberries).  Cool in refrigerator until firm, at least 1 hour.  I enjoyed mine while it was still slightly warm!  Yummy & good for me too! I feel better already! 🙂

Enjoy this decadent dessert, and a  lovely poem, to brings a Smile  🙂

“LOVE”   by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

And in Life’s noisiest hour,
There whispers still the ceaseless Love of Thee,
The heart’s Self-solace and soliloquy.
You mould my Hopes, you fashion me within ;
And to the leading Love-throb in the Heart
Thro’ all my Being, thro’ my pulse’s beat ;
You lie in all my many Thoughts, like Light,
Like the fair light of Dawn, or summer Eve
On rippling Stream, or cloud-reflecting Lake.
And looking to the Heaven, that bends above you,
How oft! I bless the Lot that made me love

 

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Novice Cooks Take Delight

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I filled an order today for one of our most popular product, Organic Culinary Lavender.  One dozen packages of our Organic Provence Culinary Lavender is going to a Culinary School in Ohio. Cooking with lavender can hold a certain mystique, and some say you need to aquire a taste for it. With my curiosity for cooking with herbs, I love to experiment the variety of different flavors.  Whether it is garnishing a dessert with a lavender sprig, or a lavender-infused beverage, I just love incorporating lavender into my everyday meals for unique new flavors. My all time favorite is Lavender Scones, served with Vanilla Lavender Pear Jelly, and cream. Yummy! One of Joe’s favorites is Lavender Grilled Salmon or Stealhead. Enjoy recipes with the delicate, intriguing, and elusive, floral flavor of lovely lavender. That’s a mouth full:) !!!

We have some of our favorite recipes here: Lavender Recipes