The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 9, 2012

Under Our Willow Tree


Did you know chia seeds, as in chia pets... are good for you? Not only that, when you let them soak in water they turn into a gel that can be used as a fat replacement. I know, sounds totally unappetizing but I tried this method for the first time and put it in my smoothie. It did not break down as much as I wanted but I will try baking with it soon.


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Whoa, that's fascinating. Who knew?

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

And omg, I love your cutting board!!

Suzie Ridler said...

I know, aren't the seed wild? They were great in my pizza crust too and they're full of omega!

Thank you, I am so glad you like the cutting board too Jamie. I'm in love with it! :) Thank you for noticing!

Shannon said...

Who knew chi-chi-chi-chia had so much healthy pow!! That's awesome and adventurious foodie Suzie!!

Suzie Ridler said...

I thought it was a joke Shannon, LOL. Thank you! I was a little nervous about this one. Low-fat baking with it is going to be the real test. Personally, I like them ground up with my flax seed in Alpen the best.