Thursday, March 4, 2010
Quick Lunch and Yacon Update
A veggie stuffed whole wheat wrap is the type of thing I make when I need to eat quickly. I got off a few shots before Nicco (affectionately known as Binky) decided he wanted my sandwich. In spite of my holding it in the air to try to take a few more pics Binky was determined to get into the sandwich. Can you say spoiled rotten feline? This is the sort of thing that happens here all the time. When one of the felines wants something they are very determined to get what they want. I had to take my sandwich to a room with a door so I could eat it undisturbed because he was relentless.
The sandwich was a quick one. I smeared a little walnut cheeze on a whole wheat wrap and topped with 4 cups of baby spinach and little grated carrot. The fat in the nut spread will keep my satisfied for at least 3 or 4 hours. The walnut spread worked well on the sandwich from a flavor perspective.
I wanted to get back to you on the yacon powder in tea. I added a teaspoon to a 16 ounce mug of tea and I couldn’t taste a thing, no sweetness, nothing. According to what I read here, yacon is high in inulin making it a probiotic. The link also indicates it helps with the absorption of calcium, magnesium and B vitamins. I am going to do more research to confirm this is accurate. That may be enough for me to continue to consume it. So far the taste is so mild that it wouldn’t be enough by itself for me to keep purchasing it. As I use it in other things I will let you know how it works or doesn’t work.
While looking for information on yacon I came across the Navitas Naturals website. They have a nice bunch of recipes using their products (including maca). You might want to check it out.
For now I am going back to my project.