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Apple soft with Grain crumb crust:
In fruit bottom:
3 ounces apple
1 eighth cup non roasted sunflower seeds
1 eighth cup non ground dried beans
1 tablespoon non ground wheat grains
  or 2 tablespoons rolled oats
1 teaspoon spinach powder (see 20081204e)
  or 2 ounces fresh or frozen spinach 
1 ounce cos, bibb, or romaine lettuce
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1 pinch salt

In crumb crust:
1 tablespoon chestnut flour
1 eighth cup whole wheat flour
  or 1 tablespoon non ground wheat grains
2 teaspoons sugar in crumb crust
Put into a mixing bowl and mix: 1 tbsp chestnut flour 1 eighth cup wheat flour, and 2 teaspoons sugar.


Remove cores and skin from apple to yield 3 ounces.

Into a 1-cup or larger blender put: apple, lettuce, 1 tablespoon non ground dried beans, 1 eighth cup sunflower seeds, 1 tablespoon non ground wheat grains, and 3 eighths cup water and process into a sauce.

Put the sauce into a microwaveable portion bowl that can be covered, a 4-inch wide mug works well.

Add 1 teaspoon spinach powder, 2 teaspoons oil, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 pinch salt and mix.

Sprinkle the flour/sugar mixture on top of the fruit/grain/bean/spinach, do not stir, spread somewhat evenly.

Heat, covered, in a microwave oven that has a rotissoire for 7 minutes 40 seconds.
To bring to boiling temperature: 9 ounces X 20 equals 180 seconds.
Plus plus 5 seconds to begin heating.
Plus 20 seconds to heat dishes.
Plus 40 heat losses to air.
Plus to evaporate excess water 46 x (6.6 ounces total water minus 2 ounces left in) is (46 times 4.6) equals 212 seconds.
Formula assume fruit is 90 percent water, and all but 2 ounces of total water will be removed. That is to make the final product to be 40 percent water overall. Losses are 5 seconds for microwave to come up to power, 5 seconds for container to heat, and 10 seconds per minute of time at boiling temperature).
Allow to cool, covered, for 15 minutes before eating.

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

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seek out the unusual, look over the wall One way to change to a healthier diet is to develop a greater ability to enjoy new foods. Like most anything else, that develops as you accumulate experience. And I suppose like most anything else, the better able you are to make those experiences enjoyable, the faster the ability develops. Find ways to make your new eating experiences enjoyable. Make pleasure a priority.