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This page has recipes in four groups, those using:
chestnut flour
spinach powder
carrot powder
apple fiber powder

Recipes using chestnut flour

Bell pepper flax biscuit with Carrot chestnut sauce -- Thin biscuit flavored with bell pepper, spread with a slightly sweet carrot and chestnut sauce.

Chestnut and grain biscuit -- Chewy/crunchy, chestnut flavored, mildly sweet, pleasant starchiness.

Cilantro chestnut pudding -- Very moist, softer and moister than biscuit, firmer than pudding, definite cilantro flavor, moderately sweet, noticeable chestnut flavor, slightly bitter/biting.

Corn chestnut biscuit -- chewy, has the sweetness and flavor of chestnut and the rich starchiness and mild aroma of corn flour.

Carrot chestnut mash -- Prominent chestnut and carrot flavors, pleasantly sweet, oily, and starchy, mostly smooth, very moist, almost juicy..

Carrot top chestnut texture biscuit -- Definite carrot/chestnut flavor, slightly sweet, slightly pleasantly starchy, chewy, fibrous biscuit texture.

Green bean chestnut biscuit with Watercress pudding -- Texturous chestnut flavored biscuit with watercress flavored pudding/topping.

Green bean chestnut peanut wafer -- Tastes a little like toast, add a piece of fruit and a handful of trail mix for a whole meal.

Chestnut bean crumb -- Definite chestnut flavor. Slightly: sweet, starchy, salty, oily.

Carrot chestnut pudding with roasted peanuts -- Prominent carrot flavor, definite peanut flavor, sweet/tangy, slightly bitter/sharp.

Apple cilantro chestnut biscuit -- Unusual flavors, firm biscuit/muffin consistency/texture

Apple and greens chestnut biscuit -- chewy, sweet, tangy, slightly bitter/biting, definite chestnut flavor.

Apple chestnut crumb salad -- mildly: sweet, tangy, and bitter; easily noticeable squash/chestnut aroma, a little chewy, slightly chrunchy

Vegetable biscuit layer with Watercress topping -- Definite watercress flavor, slightly sweet, plenty of nutrition.

Chestnut and bean biscuit -- Good, reminds me of slightly sweet chicken and dumplings without salt.

Squash chestnut flax biscuit with Apple kale topping -- Reminds me of toast with red raspberry jam.

Squash flax chestnut biscuit and Apple kale topping -- Biscuit: prominent chestnut flavor, slightly sweet, moist but chewy at edges. Topping: moderately tangy/sweet, a little fibrous, moist and soft.

Squash chestnut biscuits -- Robust squash flavor, slightly sweet, a bit pleasantly starchy/oily, mostly soft, a little chewy.

Tomato bell pepper chestnut mash -- Tangy from the tomato, definite bell pepper flavor, stiff mash/pudding consistency.

Tomato spinach chestnut crumb -- Interesting new flavor/texture, similar to basil flavor.

Recipes using spinach powder

Greens and chestnut croutons, Greens and peanuts -- Croutons dish: definite chestnut flavor, chewy, slightly sweet, tangy, and moist.
Greens and peanuts: peanut flavor, pleasant slight sweetness and mild collard flavor, moist and chewy.

Tangy apple and spinach biscuit -- Bitter/sweet/sour/tangy, mild spinach flavor, firm biscuit consistency.

Apple greens pudding with chestnut crumb crust -- Sweet, tangy, moderate spinach flavor, chewy layer at top, rest very moist and pudding-like.

Apple soft with Grain crumb crust -- Fruit bottom: tangy/sweet, very moist and soft like turkey stuffing.
Crumb crust: roasted grain flavor, mostly dry/crumbly with chewy areas.

Robust spinach thick pudding -- Robust spinach flavor, bitter/ sweet with a little tanginess, texture is mostly smooth with slight chewiness at edges, very thick pudding consistency.

Apple spinach cookie -- Tangy, bitter/sweet, definite apple and spinach flavors.

Thick apple spinach pudding with chestnut crumb crust -- Bottom fruit layer: bitter/tangy/sweet/ starchy, stiffer than turkey stuffing.
Top crumb layer: chewy, slightly crunchy, like an animal cracker only more powdery, more easily crushed.

Apple carrot pudding with chestnut spinach crumb crust -- Unusual flavor, unusual texture combination, robust spinach flavor, tangy, sweet, starchy; very soft and moist areas and dry powdery areas and relatively firm/chewy areas.

Apple spinach/chestnut cookie -- Definite apple flavor, soft and moist biscuit texture, tangy, a little sweet, pleasant moderate starch flavor, the spinach and chestnut flavors are are coalesced into a synergistic, enjoyable flavor.

Apple spinach squash pudding -- Bitter/sweet, definite spinach flavor, thick pudding consistency.

Pear and spinach pudding with chewy chestnut top -- Definite roasted flavor, a little: tangy, sweet; slightly bitter, noticeable spinach flavor, top layer very firm and chewy/crunchy.

Pear, greens and chestnut crumb -- Moderately tangy and sweet, slightly bitter, chestnut flavor noticeable, bottom layer is mostly soft and moist like turkey stuffing, top crust is most powdery and crumbly.

> Green chewy dry oats and beans -- Robust spinach flavor, very chewy, nice starchy flavor, tastes like it has added salt, somewhat like granola.

Green gump with peanuts and Green gump with chestnut< -- Tasty spinach pudding, half with flavorful chestnut croutons, half with chewy>
Spinach chestnut crumb -- Unusual flavor/texture. Flavor similar to tomato paste and basil.

Sprouts and spinach salad -- A little tang from the tomato; moderate spinach flavor; and chewiness from the squash and sprouted grain.

Recipes using carrot powder

Broccoli pea biscuit ring with Apple carrot pate -- Broccoli cake: pleasantly and mildly bitter/sweet with mild broccoli flavor.
Apple/carrot pudding: sweet and flavorful enough to be a dessert.

Broccoli chestnut biscuit and Apple carrot pate -- Cake: pleasant mild bitter/sweet taste, mild broccoli and chestnut flavors. Apple/carrot pate: sweet and flavorful enough for a dessert.

Carrot flax bran biscuit and Cilantro pate -- Biscuit: definite chestnut and pea flavors, mildly sweet. Cilantro seed pudding: mild but definite cilantro flavor, pleasantly oily, dessert-like.

Cranberry pumpkin chestnut pudding -- Tangy from the cranberry, definite chestnut flavor, smooth, pudding consistency.

Mackerel asparagus loaf with Apple peanut cookie -- Mackerel asparagus biscuit: mild mackerel/asparagus flavors in a chewy biscuit. Peanut/apple cookie: prominent roasted flavor, a little sweet, oily, starchy, salty, and chewy.

Apple carrot mash -- Sweet and flavorful enough to be a dessert, looks a good bit like roasted peanut butter.

Chestnut biscuit and Watercress/collard spread  -- Cake is very firm and chewy. Pleasant sweet and sour flavor with a hint of watercress. Pate is tangy/sweet, with prominent watercress flavor.

Chestnut biscuit and Watercress/collard spread -- Chewy chestnut flavored biscuit and a tangy/sweet spread with prominent watercress flavor.

Recipes using apple powder

Cucumber ring cookie with Blueberry pudding - Mild/tangy blueberry flavor in the topping, some chewiness from the biscuit

Apple broccoli ring biscuit - Mildly sweet, slightly sharp, just a little chewy

Beet top/chestnut biscuit - Prominent chestnut flavor, mildly sweet, slightly tangy from the apple, and a little pleasant starchiness from the chestnut and grain flours, mostly soft, slightly chewy

Apple and seed meal with cocoa and peanuts - Interesting and unique flavor, a bit like raisins, the apple and chocolate combination makes a new flavor

Apple collards watercress pudding and Peanut flax cake - Pudding has moderate watercress flavor and tang from apple served with a peanut and flax flavored boldly textured biscuit

Apple cilantro pate - Oat and walnut flavors, tangy, sweet, soft, moist; enough flavor and tang to be dessert-like.

Apple cilantro bran biscuit ring - Unusual flavors. Flavorful, chewy, texturous, ring shaped biscuit.

Apple cilantro paste - Very: soft, smooth, sweet; dessert-like

Apple carrot pate with Pea chestnut croutans - Makes enough for an entire lunch or light supper.

Apple carrot sunflower seed paste - Sweet and tangy and dessert-like

apple carrot seed pate - Looks like peanut butter, sweet and flavorful enough to be a dessert

Carrot top chewy biscuit - prominent carrot flavor, chewy, somewhat sweet, slightly tangy, pleasantly starchy and oily, somewhat fibrous, biscuit-like texture

dandelion pesto - About the firmness of mashed potatoes, flavorful, sweet, pleasantly oily, a little tangy.

Vegetable mackerel biscuit with Concord grape pudding - Biscuit has mild carrot and mackerel flavors; pudding moderately sweet/sour/tangy, definite grape flavor, firm but very moist, mostly smooth, denser than most cakes, looks and tastes something like soft chocolate ice cream

Apple mache pate dessert - Sweet, oily, slightly tangy, calorie desense, dessert-like

Apple mustard green pate - Slightly sweet, enjoyable oiliness and taste of walnut and a bit of pleasant starchiness from the oats. Vitamin, mineral, and fiber rich

Apple mustard green chestnut crumb - Definite mustard greens flavor, definite chestnut flavor, some tanginess, a little sweetness, some oil and starch flavor, moist crumb texture. Enough fiber to give it an interesting texture

Apple/greens/nut slaw - Has the flavors of apple, mustard greens, and walnuts. Fine textured slaw, slightly juice to non juicy.

Carrot top apple raisin moist slaw - Fiber textured, slightly chewy, moist slaw. Apple and raisin tanginess with mild, pleasant oiliness and starchiness.

Apple raisin mache slaw - Very fine slaw texture, moist to non moist. Tangy, mildly sweet, noticeable oat and mache flavors.

Apple raisin greens mash - Fine textured moist slaw. Pleasantly sweet and oily, mustard flavored, mildly tangy.

Apple squash raisin mash - Semi granular texture similar to turkey stuffing. Definite squash flavor, tanginess from the apple and raisin.

Cucumber grain biscuit with Blueberry topping - Biscuit: cornbread-like aroma, typical biscuit consistency/texture, pleasant starchiness. Topping: sweet/tart, definite blueberry flavor, smooth.

Blackberry apple seed grain pudding with potato flax biscuit - Biscuit: mild potato and mackerel flavors, mild salty taste. Pudding: moderately sweet, tangy, dessert-like.

Broccoli grain flax cake and Apple carrot topping - Cake: pleasantly and mildly bittersweet, mild broccoli flavor. Ppudding: sweet and flavorful enough to be a dessert.

Broccoli chestnut biscuit and Apple carrot pate - Biscuit: Definite broccoli and chestnut flavors, pleasantly slightly: sweet, oily, starchy. Patte: good as a dessert, plenty sweet and satisfying.

Bean chestnut biscuit ring with Collards slaw - Biscuit: mild flavors, fiber-rich, chewy, definite chestnut flavor. Slaw: fine texture, moist, mild collard and honey flavors, slightly sweet, slightly tangy, pleasantly oily.

Mackerel carrot biscuit and Peach apple pudding - Biscuit: carrot flavor prominent, mackerel contributes to the flavor, satisfying starchiness, pleasing oiliness. Pudding: Definite peach flavor, noticeable oats flavor, moderately sweet, a little tangy.

Blackberry apple pudding with Mackerel potato biscuit - Pudding: moderately sweet, tangy, dessert. Cake: intense potato and definite mackerel flavors, pleasantly salty, very chewy.

> Mackerel salsify biscuit with Blueberry apple pudding - Biscuit: Flavor similar to both mackerel and oyster, pleasantly starchy, consistency varies from thick pudding to moist biscuit.

Pudding: mildly sweet, definite peach flavor, tangy.

Mackerel squash biscuit and Apple basil pudding - Pudding: prominent basil flavor, sweet, slightly bitter, thick pudding consistency. Biscuit: prominent mackerel flavor, slightly salty, slightly sweet, mild squash flavor, somewhat chewy.

Potato flax wafer with Apple watercress pate - Cake: definite potato flavor. Pudding: prominent watercress flavor.

Chestnut flax biscuit ring and Fruit pudding - Cake: prominent chestnut flavor, very chewy. Pudding: Definite spinach flavor, flavorful, mildly sweet and tangy, smooth.

Squash flax biscuit ring and Apple kale slaw - Biscuit: definite squash flavor, noticeable lentil flavor, a little chewy/texturous. Slaw: very fine slaw texture, definite kale flavor, tangy.

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