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Carrot flax bran biscuit and Cilantro pate:
1 tablespoon (.25 ounce) carrot powder
2 tablespoons (.8 ounce) split pea powder
1 tablespoon (.25 ounce) whole grain flour:
  corn, wheat, buckwheat, oats
1 tablespoon (.2 ounce) flax seed meal  
2 tablespoons (.2 ounce) wheat bran
2 teaspoons (.22 ounce) non roasted chestnut flour
2 teaspoons (.3 ounce) canola or olive oil in cake
2 teaspoons (.33 ounce) sugar in cake
3 tablespoons (1.5 ounces) water

Cilantro seed pate:
1 ounces fresh cilantro greens
1/8 cup tahini 
  or 1/4 cup packed California walnut meal
  or 3 tablespoons non roasted 25 percent oil raw walnut butter 
  or 1/4 cup walnuts 
  or 3 tablespoons sunflower seed meal 
  or 3 tablespoons non roasted 30 percent oil sunflower seed butter
  or 1/4 cup unroasted hazelnuts 
or 1/4 cup unroasted pumpkin seeds, no hulls
2 tablespoons fine ground oat bran
2 teaspoons olive or canola oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 pinch salt
Biscuit:
Put 1 tablespoon carrot powder into a mixing bowl.


Crush any lumps in the carrot powder with a spoon.

To the mixing bowl add:
1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon grain flour, 1 tablespoon flax meal, 2 tablespoons bran, 1/8 cup pea powder, 2 teaspoons chestnut flour, 2 teaspoons oil, and 2 teaspoons sugar.

Mix.

Either: (1. Dump the carrot/grain/seed/pea/water mixture onto a plate.

Form the mixture into a flattened ring about a 1/2 inch thick with a 2 to 3 inch diameter hole at the center.) (2. Divide the batter equally into 2 3-inch diameter bowls and place the bowls opposite each other across the center of a microwave oven.)

Heat the donut shaped batter in a 1000 watt microwave for 2 minutes 40 seconds on full power.
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Math:
Add 5 seconds for oven to begin heating.
Add 30 seconds to heat plate.
To bring mixture to boiling: 4 ounces X 20 seconds per ounce = 80 seconds. Water to leave in is 20/80 X 2.5 ounces = .6 ounce.
Water to remove is total water - water left in (1.5 - .6) = .9 ounce.
To evaporate excess water 46 seconds per ounce X .9 ounce = 41 seconds.
To replace heat lost to air: 41/60 minutes X 12 seconds per minute = 8 seconds plus 8/60 X 12 = 2 seconds for a total of 10 seconds.
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Let the cake cool and firm for several minutes.

Cut the cake loose from the plate with a spatula.

Cut the cake into 4 pieces.

Cilantro pate: In a one or two cup high speed processor, process into a slaw 1 ounce celantro.

Into the processor with the greens put:
3 tablespoons sunflower seed butter, 2 teaspoons oil, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 pinch salt.

Alternate running the processor for 10 to 30 seconds and scraping down the sides of the processor bowl - until desired smoothness is achieved, perhaps 4 or 5 times, bouncing the processor up and down a quarter inch may also help to get the mixture into the path of the cutting blades.

If after a few minutes the mixture suddenly become stiff, it is done.

Put the processor's contents into a serving dish.

Add 2 tablespoons oat bran and 2 teaspoons water and mix until Uniform.

If desired warm in a microwave oven for 20 to 30 seconds.

Together the cake and pate are enough to last 6 hours until the next meal. --> Chestnut bran biscuit ring: definite chestnut and pea flavors, mildly sweet, flavorful, moist but firm biscuit or muffin consistency/texture. Cilantro seed pudding: mild but definite cilantro flavor, pleasantly oily, dessert-like.

If desired warm in a microwave oven for 20 to 30 seconds.

The cake and cilantro/seed pate together make a serving large enough for And entire medium-to-high-calorie, medium-to-high-fiber breakfast that likely will last you 6 hours until lunch.
 


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