Almond & Hemp Stuffing Balls

yes, I'm aware that it looks as if the chicken has pooped out the stuffing

yes, I’m aware that it looks as if the chicken has pooped out the stuffing

I love cooking with hemp. Know why?

Because hemp is such a perfect mix of essential nutrients that some researchers believe hemp seeds could sustain a person for months if there was no other food available.

(move over coconuts, I want a big box of hemp on my desert island when the time comes)

despite being a lifelong stuffing-hater, hubs proclaimed it: "The best stuffing I've ever tasted"

despite being a lifelong stuffing-hater, hubs proclaimed it: “The best stuffing I’ve ever tasted”

Hemp seeds contain the perfect ratio of omega-3s to omega-6s, which is important because if those fatty acids are out of whack you can expect serious inflammation.

It’s also bursting with vital amino acids. Need I say more?

If you do decide to start getting the wonder food in your diet, this stuffing is always a good place to start.

Almond & Hemp Stuffing Balls (makes 3)

  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 tbsps hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 large clove, garlic, minced
  • 1/2 small, white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the garlic and onion. Gently simmer for a few minutes then stir in the thyme and remove from the heat.
  2. Grind the almonds to a rough crumb. Pour into the butter and stir until it starts to come together.
  3. Stir in the hemp seeds and, using your hands, scoop about a tbsps worth – rolling it into a small ball. Repeat until the stuffing is used up. Bake at 420 on a greased or lined baking tray for 15 minutes.

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