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Hempseed - Ideas Please

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by WuTwo, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Aside from sprinkling the stuff, or sprouting it, anyone got any ideas for using it? I wouldn't mind making my own protein bars (most of the bought types, including all the fruit ones, have an unfortunate effect on me whereas home made food never does).

    Not too keen on smoothies and tend to have a cooked breakfast because I eat at 7.00 a.m. but lunch isn't until 1.30 p.m. and it's a fair old gap when you're not a snacker. I have rooibos and other herb teas, but they don't have milk or sugar.

    Also, we make bread with spelt but have never used teff. Has anyone else used it? What's it like to use, and how does the bake come out?
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Back in the late 1950's / 1960's, I used to use hemp seed as a fishing bait in the local lakes where I used to live.
     
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    dms1 Type 2 · Active Member

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    I tend to stick a bit of hemp in things like veggie burgers and nut loaves as well as low-carb bread substitutes, just to increase the nutrition quotient.
    Teff is used to make injera which is Ethiopian flatbread. I made it once but it sent my blood glucose up too far so not worth it for me. I think its main advantage is that it's gluten free.
     
  4. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That last sentence of your could be of interest to @Robinredbreast but I don't know if it's worh our while making the flatbread given its effect on blood sugar.

    I'll get a bag and add it to the mix of other seeds that I use to pop in things and make them interesting.

    I wonder if I could use them as a substitute in poppy seed crackers. It's a thought!
     
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    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use it to make the topping for a low carb fake "apple" crumble I make in winter :)
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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