Chia Seeds

“When you soak the seeds in water, they expand and become gelatinous, a property that aids digestion and contributes to their low glycemic index. When I use the seeds in smoothies, dressings and juices, I scoop up a tablespoon of the gelatinous mixture of seeds suspended in water — which is the equivalent of a teaspoon of unsoaked chia seeds — and add it to the drink or dressing.”

Mmm. Chia seeds are apparently a hot “new” thing these days, and the Times has a few suggestions on how best to consume them (here, here, here, and here, too). #jeah