Oh chia, we remember it as kids but who thought it would be all the rage again as adults. I first heard about eating chia seeds in Born to Run, amazing book especially in audio format... I was super intrigued by its history as a staple food for running tribes but it took me some time to figure out how to use it properly as it's a bit... weird? It's a low cal, high energy food with quality omegas and protein. Plus it expands about 9x the size when added to water which makes it filling. This is the reason we use it in so many recipes, not only is it good for you, but it fills you up and makes a great cream substitute due to the jelling quality. I use it to thicken some of our dressings for delivery too. Easy, healthy choice! For other great chia recipes check out our Insteada coffee, Magic Muesli and Nut and Seed Milk.

photo cred Cat Lisa and I went to the Whole Life Expo last Friday night.  Totally fun and amazingly inspiring.  We ate gorge food, talked to some fab like-minded people and bought and saw some super cool things. A total standout was the local hemp hearts from Purity in Peterborough.  We can not praise hemp hearts enough and to have them grown locally is kinda rock 'n roll. Never mind kale being the new black, hemp hearts could possibly be the new kale.  Stuff doesn't need pesticides or crap to grow, brilliant source of protein (yes, 10% of our daily intake with only 3 tbsp), way too many omegas to even mention, helps a majority of your organs, your skin, your hair. Seriously guys, I'm starting to get bored of writing about all the added bonuses.  Not to mention, it's delish.  Add it to a smoothie, sprinkle it on a salad, blend it into your baby food or eat it au natural - who cares, just get it in ya.