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Carrot chestnut pudding with roasted peanuts:
1 tablespoon (1 half ounce) grape raisins 1 ounce apple 3 ounces carrot or 3 ounces butternut squash 1 tablespoon (.3 ounce) whole wheat flour or other grain flour 1 eighth cup (.75 ounce) skinless blanched peanuts or 1 eighth cup non roasted in the skins peanuts 3 tablespoons (1 ounce) non roasted sunflower seed or 2 tablespoons tahini or 3 tablespoons chestnut flour plus 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 tablespoon (.5 ounce) sugar 1 pinch salt 3 eighths cup (3 ounces)waterInto hot air popcorn popper put 1/8 cup peanuts.
Set a timer for 50 seconds and run the popper.
Immediately after 50 seconds pour the peanuts into a bowl to cool.
Cut 3 ounces carrot, 1 ounce lettuce, and 1 ounce apple into pieces appropriate for the blender.
Blend carrot, lettuce, apple, 1 tablespoon raisins, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 3 eighths cup water in a 2 cup or larger high speed blender or processor.
Put the fruit/seed/vegetable slurry into a mixing bowl and add 1 tablespoon grain flour, 3 tablespoons chestnut flour and 2 teaspoons oil, and 1 pinch salt.
Put the mixture into an eight inch bundt pan. (using a large bowl causes thickening at edges which are difficult to mix)
Heat, covered, until boiling hot plus 4 minutes to thicken, 7 minutes total in a 1000 watt microwave oven.
Add 5 seconds for oven to begin heating.
Plus 25 seconds for dish to heat.
To bring to boiling: 10 ounces X 20 = 200 seconds.
Dry weight is total weight minus water (10 - 6.6) = 3.4 ounces.
Water to leave in is 50/50 times dry weight (50/50 X 3.4) = 3.4 ounces.
Water to remove is total water minus water left in (6.6 - 3.4) = 3.2 ounces.
To evaporate excess water: 46 seconds per ounce X 3.2 ounces = 147 seconds.
Plus to replace heat lost to air during evaporation: 147/60 X 14 = 35 seconds plus 35/60 X 14 = 6 for a total of 41 seconds.
(assume vegetables and apple are 90 percent water, pudding will be 50 percent water.)
Cut, mix, and mash the fruit/vegetable mixture until as uniform as desired.
If the peanuts have skins, remove the skins by pinching between two fingers.
Mix the peanuts into the fruit/vegetable mixture.
Let the dish cool for maybe 5 or 10 minutes before eating.
Serve with a hand full of trail mix and a cookie, biscuit, or piece of bread for an entire light meal.
Add an ounce or two of meat for a large meal.
Prominent carrot flavor, definite peanut flavor, sweet/tangy, slightly bitter/sharp, thick pudding texture with some chewiness/crunchiness from the peanuts.
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