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That’s So Nom: Treats and Eats from Jacob’s Completely Amateur Kitchen
Episode 6: Emily Pudding
You’re probably saying to yourself, “well that’s an unusual title for a post.” And I am here to say…that yes, it is. Lost night, a friend of mine on Facebook posted a meme game describing your burlesque name: the name of your first pet + the last thing you ate. I have never had any pets, other than a few fish whose names I’ve forgotten (I think at one point I had a Lars, an Abigail, and a Goldie, or something like that) but in seventh grade, I had a plant who I called Emily. I also had two cacti around the same time, called Lenny and Squiggy due to their resemblances to David Lander (Lenny was tall, spiky and skinny) and Michael McKean (Squiggy was a short, fuzzy, round one). I can’t remember what type of plant Emily was – she might have been a flower, or some ivy – but maybe this is a sign that I should go and buy another plant and name her Emily. And the pudding refers to an unusual pudding dessert/treat/thing I got from one of my favorite recipe sites, The Picky Eater Blog, run by Anjali.
The recipe is for Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries, but I couldn’t find any raspberries (not the season) and it ended up more like a pudding, so it shall hereby be known as Emily Pudding. Here’s how to make it.
- Toss a half cup of chia seeds, 1/4 cup of chocolate PROTEIN powder (fitness for the win), 1 cup of milk, and 1 squeeze of honey into your grandmother’s ancient blender.
- Blend a little, and when the machine starts to rattle because it forgot how to blender, turn it off, give it a stir, scrape the excess chia off the sides, and blend again.
- Chill for 15 minutes. In the fridge. The gloppy mixture, not you.
- Scrape it into a bowl, add in 1 cup of fat-free Greek yogurt, and mix it with a mixer.
- Notice that it’s a little more chewy than creamy, and tastes a bit off, so add some sprinkles of Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Finish most of it yourself while watching TV.
Serves 1 hungry Ph.D. and 2 girls across the hall who enjoy pudding.
18 thoughts on “Emily Pudding”
I came, I read, I liked. Perhaps will try sometime. 😀
I’m honored Emily!
That sounds tasty!
It was! A little grainy for my tastes, but my neighbors liked the texture. It kinda helps that one of them is obsessed with all things chia seeds.
Too much effort!
It took only about 20-30 minutes, including the 15 when it just chilled in the fridge.
Oh I was just kidding!
Oh the wonders of how grandma’s appliances live longer than anyone’s lol
I’ve left a trail of them in dumps across America, actually. Her coffee maker stopped working in Houston right after I moved there, and right when I came to Madison, her mix master started emitting steam whenever I used it (!!). I’m down to her blender, which is pretty reliable but the blades are probably wearing from age and use, and her toaster oven, which I rarely use since I have a real oven.
Ha, ha! Love the “tongue in cheek” way of writing the recipe. Makes it more accessible, I think! I think I might have all the ingredients to make it, too!
Thanks Amy! Check out my other 4 recipes so far, if you like – honey cake, burrito bowl, turkey burgers, and quinoa salad. You can make a whole meal!
You’re not really selling this recipe to me, using words like gloppy and chewy and ‘tastes a bit off’!
A friend of mine on Facebook also posted that burlesque name meme thing, mine was Fina Fritters! That’s a pretty good burlesque name don’t you think?
Heh, Fina Fritters! Also sounds like a recipe…my neighbors seemed to like it more than I did (either that or they were being nice!) It wasn’t chewy a la gummy bears, it was like a cross between pudding/mousse/treacle (or theriaca, as British say, I believe?) but you could tell that there were chia seeds in it. Also a more powerful blender may make a difference.
My burlesque name: Benny Pasta. YEP. Conjures up quite the image! P.S. I’m a girl that likes pudding…… all hints intended.
What hints would that be, Adele? PS Glad you’re back 🙂
That whenever there’s pudding involved, you will need two spoons. 😀
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