Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Delicious Rice Chia Buns
I recently discovered Dovedale Rice Chia Buns. Last Sunday afternoon Coles at Leichhardt was out of gluten-free bread so I bought the buns as a back-up. According to the Dovedale website, chia is an ancient gluten-free grain, one of the four main foods of the Central American civilisations. The Aztecs called chia the "running food" because their warriors and messengers could run all day on just a handful of chia. Hope that happens to me.
The website also says chia improves human nutrition by providing the richest natural source of omega 3, antioxidants and dietary fibre. Chia's abundance of omega 3, fatty acids (the richest natural source of alpha linolenic acid) also help promote a wide range of cardiovascular and mental health benefits!
They also taste good. So I think they'll become a bit of a regular purchase now. I have had them for lunch for the past few days. I cut the bun in half and lightly toast and then add tuna, rocket and cherry tomatoes. Delicious! It's almost like returning to pre-coeliac days of salad sandwiches or rolls for lunch.