Friday, 27 September 2013

Snack food

James has been going on quite a few courses and needs to take a packed lunch - portable snack food that is dairy, egg, nut and wheat free has been needed.

 The dehydrator has been working over time - drying pineapple, bananas and apples
I just slice thinly and pop in trays and put dehydrator down in barn to dry the fruit.


Honey flavoured chick peas.
Soak over night 1 pack of dried chickpeas, next morning rinse and cook. when cooked drain well. Dry in a couple of tea towels. Cook in oven until dry and crunchy then coat in honey, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.

These sure give you the munchies.



Spicy Pumpkin seeds 
4 cups of pumpkin seeds
2 Tablespoons of Himalayan Crystal Salt
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Enough water to cover.
Leave over night for seeds to swell & flavour be absorbed.

Drain & then gently on a LOW oven roast.

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    1. He eats it as fast as I can make it SMILE.
      Love Leanne

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  2. OOh lovely snacks. Can I ask, do you coat the chickpeas after they've cooled or when they are still warm?

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    1. As soon as the chickpeas are crunchy from being in the oven - pop on honey and spices. I pop back in the oven for a quick melt of honey and toss well.

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    1. One of my jobs is keeping the food a coming at this place. SMILE
      Love Leanne

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  4. Leanne this is just the inspiration I need. Tony's classified as diabetes 2 though it's completely under control with diet and eating regularly. Just lately I have been giving him greengrocer snacks, this inspires me to get back at making the snacks myself. I'd love to read a post about how you use your dehydrator some time.

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    1. Good to read diet is keeping things under control. Sure will do a blog post about the dehydrator - I wouldn't be without one, but we can;t eat a lot of shop brought dried food due to the additives so I make our own.
      Love leanne

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  5. Look like delicious and healthy snacks!

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    1. Yep having food allergies etc in the home makes one very aware of what we eat.
      Love Leanne

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  6. Thanks for sharing the recipe for the pumpkin seeds. I'm just wondering if the seeds still have their shells on or are they what we call pippitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)?

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    1. Yes the pumpkin seeds one buys in shops are usually hulled. But you can save your seed from your pumpkin and dry - use as is or if you want to hull them you can, I never bother too fiddly and the unshelled pumpkin seed has just that little more zinc in them. Doesn't matter either way shelled or unshelled they are both tasty..
      Love Leanne

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  7. So how Much Of Each Ingredient Goes On ThE Chick Peas? What Temp.In The Oven?

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    1. The chickpea recipe along with others, will be available in the future to purchase. Love Leanne

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