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Apple cilantro bran biscuit ring:
1 ounce fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon (.33 ounce) chestnut flour
2 tablespoons (.6 ounce) oats flour
1/8 cup (1 ounce) non roasted 30 percent oil 
  sunflower seed butter
  or 1 tablespoon 20 percent added oil non roasted
    California walnut butter 
2 tablespoons (.8 ounce) black or red bean powder
2 tablespoons (.4 ounce) fine ground oat bran
2 teaspoons (.3 ounce) canola oil
1 tablespoon (.5 ounce) sugar
1 tablespoon (.2 ounce) apple fiber powder                                  4
  or 1 teaspoon whole apple powder
Cut 1 ounce cilantro into one-quarter inch pieces.

Put the cilantro and 1/4 cup water put into a high speed 1 or 2 cup food processor, run until smooth, about 2 minutes. Shake, tilt, gyrate or otherwise manipulate the Processor to get flow started.

Put the slurry into a microwaveable mixing and/or portion bowl.

To the bowl with the cilantro add: 2 tablespoon sunflower seed butter, 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 tablespoon sugar.


Add 1 tablespoon chestnut flour, 2 tablespoons oat bran, 2 tablespoons oats flour, 2 tablespoons bean flour, 1 teaspoon apple powder and mix until uniform.

Spread the mixture in a disk-shaped layer about 1 half inch thick on a microwaveable plate. Make a 2 or 3 inch hole at the center to encourage even heating.

Heat in a microwave oven until firm, about 4 minutes and 45 seconds in a 1000 watt microwave oven.

Math: Add 5 seconds for oven to begin heating.
Add 30 seconds to heat plate.
To raise to boiling: 7.13 ounces X 20 seconds per ounce = 143 seconds.
Dry weight is total weight minus total water (7.13 - 2.9) = 4.23 ounce.
Water to leave in is 20/80 times dry weight (20/80 X 4.23) = 1.1 ounce.
Water to remove is total water minus water left in (2.9 - 1.2) = 1.8 ounce.
To evaporate excess water: 1.8 ounce X 46 seconds per ounce = 83 seconds. To replace heat lost to air while evaporating: 12 seconds per minute times 83/60 = 12 X 83/60 = 15 seconds plus 15/60 X 12 = 3 for a total of 18 seconds.
Assume cilantro is 90 percent water, final product is 20 percent water) ---------------------------------

Add a side of a couple of ounces of fruit or vegetable and this makes a full light meal.

Unusual flavors. Flavorful, chewy, texturous, ring shaped biscuit.

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seek out the unusual There is a protocol built-in to human nature that drives us to seek unfamilar food. What we have eaten many times over, has given us ample quantities of whatever nutrients that food contains. But very few foods provide all the nutrients we need. The built in protocol serves us well. we loose interest in food that has become too familar. Our appetites and pleasure centers become responsive to new, unfamilar food that might provide other nutrients we need.

To get more pleasure from eating, use a strategy that takes advantage of our natural modes. Regularly eat unfamilar food. The pleasure circuits in our brains reward us amply for such adventures.