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Apple chestnut crumb salad:
Crumb ingredients:
3 ounces acorn squash, peel removed
  or 3 ounces butternut, peel included
1 tablespoon (.4 ounce) bean flour, any of soybean, red bean, black
  bean, kidney bean, pinto bean, pigeon pea, pea,
  blackeyed pea
1 tablespoon (.2 ounce) flax meal
2 tablespoons (.66 ounce) chestnut flour
2 teaspoons (.3 ounce) canola oil
1 teaspoon (.15 ounce) sugar
1 pinch salt
Ingredients not in crumb:
1 ounce apple
1 ounce cos, romaine or bibb lettuce
2 teaspoons (.3 ounce) sugar 
1 teaspoon (.15 ounce) canola oil 
Chop 3 ounces squash into 3/8 inch pieces and put it into a one or two cup high speed processor. Run until a fine slaw is produced. Put the slaw into a mixing bowl. Do not clean the processor, it will be used again in this recipe. To the bowl with the squash slaw add: 1 tablespoon flax meal, 1 tablespoon wheat flour, 1 tablespoon bean flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 pinch salt. 2 tablespoons chestnut flour, 2 teaspoons oil, and 1 quarter cup water. Mix. Divide the mixture evenly in 3 three-inch diameter microwaveable bowls. Push the mixture down to eliminate air pockets. Make each cake half thickness at the center to encourage even heating. Place the 2 bowls at least 2 inches apart in a microwave oven. Heat until very firm, 7 minutes 15 seconds on full power in a 1000 watt microwave. ------------------------------------- Math:
Add 5 seconds for oven to begin heating. Add 25 seconds to heat dishes. To raise temperature to boiling: 6.7 ounces X 20 equals 134. plus 5 seconds to begin heating plus 30 seconds to heat dishes Dry weight of crumb is total weight minus water (6.7 - 4.7) = 2 ounces. Water to leave in is 15/85 X dry weight (15/85 X 2) = .35 ounces. Water to remove is total water - water left in (4.7 - .35) = 4.35 ounces. Plus to evaporate excess water: 46 seconds per ounce X 4.35 ounces = 200 seconds. Plus to replace heat lost to air during evaporation: 200/60 X 12 seconds per minute = 40 seconds plus 40/60 X 12 = 8 for a total of 48 seconds. (assumes vegetable and apple is 90 percent water, final product will be 15 percent water) Let the cakes cool and firm for several minutes. If the cakes are gooey, flip cakes over, heat 40 to 50 seconds more in microwave oven. (heated 50 seconds previous trial) If lettuce is wet, dry by pressing between towels. If using 2 cup or larger processor: [ Cut 1 ounce lettuce and the squash biscuit into 1 inch pieces then process together into a slaw. Put the slaw into a mixing and/or portion bowl. ] If using 1 cup processor: Process biscuit pieces first, tilt or shake processor as needed to mitigate flow, put the biscuit crumb into a mixing and/or portion bowl, process the lettuce (or finely chop), add lettuce to bowl. ] Cut 1 ounce apple(1 sixth of an apple) into 1 quarter inch pieces and add to squash/lettuce mixture. add 2 teaspoons sugar and 1 teaspoon oil and mix. Has enough fiber for a light meal. Could serve with ?Grain seed biscuit or ?Bread seed, kafia, or a side of 1 or 2 ounces meat for a large meal. The vitamin C from the vegetable will aid in the absorption of calcium and iron from the grain. Serve with a glass of water or a drink such as Tomato juice and salt to fill the stomach and fill pleasantly fully and satiated. ?Could be called a Squash donut Ring Cookie