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Mackerel carrot biscuit and Peach apple pudding:
Biscuit cake:
4 ounces carrot
1 ounce canned mackerel
1 eighth cup non roasted sunflower seeds
2 tablespoon bean flour
1 tablespoon flax meal
3 tablespoons corn flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 pinch salt
Pudding:
1 ounce peach, use 2 ounces if fruit is sweet and mild
 or 1 ounce (1 quarter cup) blueberries
 or 1 ounce concord grapes, seeds removed
2 tablespoons non roasted sunflower seeds
  or 1 tablespoon tahini
  or 1 tablespoon 30 percent oil non roasted sunflower seed butter
    (use the seed butter if your processor is low speed or 
     will not flow with the seeds)
1 tablespoon whole oat flour
1 tablespoon apple fiber powder
  or 1 teaspoon whole apple powder
1 tablespoon sugar, more or less according to sweetness of fruit 
2 teaspoons water
Into a high speed 1 cup blender/processor put:
1 ounce peach, 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon water and run until smooth, perhaps about 2 minutes.

Put the fruit/seed mixture into a microwaveable bowl.

Add 1 tablespoon oat flour and 1 tablespoon apple fiber powder, and mix.

Cover, and heat to boil, 1 minute 40 seconds in a 1000 watt oven. -------------------------
math:
4 and 1 half ounces X 20 seconds per ounce = 90 seconds.
Plus 10 seconds for oven to start and to heat dish.
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Cut 4 ounces carrot into 1 half inch pieces.

Into a 1 or two cup blender put the carrot, 1 ounce mackerel, 1 eighth cup sunflower seeds, and 3 eighths cup water and process into a smooth slurry (about 2 minutes) in a high speed processor, a low speed processor will takes a couple of minutes longer.

Put the carrot/meat/seed mixture into a mixing bowl and add:
2 tablespoon bean flour, 3 tablespoons corn flour, 1 tablespoon flax, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 1 pinch salt in a bowl.

Put equal amounts of batter into each of three 3 inch bowls, arrange the bowls in a circle in a microwave oven, separating the bowls by at least an inch.

Heat in a microwave oven until firm, 9 minutes 30 seconds in a 1000 watt oven, 15 minutes 50 seconds in a 600 watt oven.
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math:
Add 5 seconds for oven to begin heating.
Add 20 seconds to heat dishes.
To heat to boiling: 10 and 1 quarter ounces X 20 seconds per ounce = 202 seconds.
Dry weight is total weight - total water (10.2 - 7) = 3.2 ounces.
Water to leave in is 20/80 X dry weight (20/80 X 3.2) = .8 ounces.
Water to remove is total water - water left in (7 - .8) = 6.2 ounces.
To evaporate excess water: 46 X 6.2 ounces water = 285 seconds.
To add heat lost to air: 285/60 minutes X 12 seconds per minute = 57 seconds plus 56/60 X 12 = 11 for a total of 68 seconds.
(assumes meat is 40 percent water, vegetable is 90 percent, and 12 seconds heating needed to replace heat lost to air)
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Serve the fruit pudding and the vegetable biscuit in separate dishes.

If desired, warm 30 seconds in a microwave oven just before serving.

Carrot is most prominent flavor, mackerel contributes to the flavor but is not noticed as a separate flavor, the grain and bean add satisfying starchiness and the seed adds pleasing oiliness, slightly sweet and very slightly tangy, firm and biscuit-like texture.
Pudding: Definite peach flavor, noticeable oats flavor, modererately sweet, a little tangy.
 


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