I think chia pudding might be one of those divisive foods – people seem to either love it or hate it. A bit like anchovies, I suppose. Actually, now I think about it, I’ve never tried anchovies. Regardless, I think you get what I mean.
As you have undoubtedly guessed, I’m all for chia puddings. Healthy and tastes like a dessert? Count me in!
Call me crazy, but I think our television screens have been bombarded with cooking shows. And I’m not talking about seeing Nigella Lawson batting her eyelashes at the camera – I’ll always be a Nigella fan (and really hope she’s okay, given recent revelations about her private life). No, I’m talking about the endless span of reality TV cooking shows.
Before you yawn and think, “Oh God, another person yacking about the horrors of reality TV”, I’m not here to complain about it! What I want to know is: Why do people go on these shows!?
I could never go on a reality TV cooking show. For one thing, there are so many things that I either can’t or won’t eat. I have to turn away from the TV when a contestant slices up a piece of meat, blood starts seeping out because it’s red inside, and then the contestant exclaims, “Oh no – it’s overcooked!”
However, I do have a lot of respect for people who are willing to go on national TV and potentially mortify themselves. That in itself takes a lot of guts, and then there’s the cooking challenges which seem to become more and more impossible every year.
What do you think? Could you ever contend on a cooking show?
And do you watch cooking contests, or do you find them too silly/boring/unhealthy/[fill in adjective here]?
- 1 cup frozen blueberries.
- 4 teaspoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons applesauce (or mashed banana)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon lemon zest
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup almond milk
- Granola, to serve
- In a bowl or container, roughly mash the frozen blueberries with a fork. Mix in the chia seeds, applesauce, cinnamon, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Add the almond milk, and mix well until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap (or put the lid on the container) and leave in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, give the chia pudding a stir. Top with plenty of granola and enjoy!