I came across this on Pinterest originally and thought I'd try it since I love experimenting with chia seeds and lemon is one of my favourite flavours. My intent was to create something for breakfast. When I ate it this morning, I decided although it was delicious it might not provide enough protein and healthy carbs to keep me going all morning. Instead, I think it would make a delicious dessert, particularly for someone who cannot tolerate dairy. This recipe is dairy-free and uses coconut milk and some almond milk and very little sweetener.
Here's a pasta dish that is delicious any time of the year. I have experimented with including scallops, cod or other white fish in the dish along with the shrimp. And, if you don't eat fish, you could even substitute some kind of legumes like lentils or chick peas.
Maybe a few of you are wondering what the heck dukkah is? For the uniformed, dukkah is an Egyptian spice blend made from a combination of different nuts, spices and cumin. I find it quite delicious sprinkled on roasted vegetables and/or chicken (as pictured above) or even something as mundane as a topping for crackers or bread, spread with butter or almond butter. Toasted baguette would be amazing dipped in olive oil and then dipped in this too!
I find spices a gift from god! They can perk up even the most boring dishes (not that I find many foods boring). And, in addition to wonderful flavor, they bring a host of nutritional riches with them. Case in point, cumin being the main star of this delicacy. Although automatically associated with Indian curry dishes and Mexican food recipes, this seed lends itself to many other dishes. Not to be mistaken with caraway seeds - I think they are kinda cousins since they are both from the same plant family (along with parsley and dill) - the Umbelliferae. I know - that probably means nothing to you but I just had to tell you.