In the Kitchen With Hemp Seed September 19 2014

Hemp is a wonderful addition to your pantry, whether you are just starting out in the cleaner, healthier eating department or looking to incorporate a new “superfood” to your diet.

Choosing to eat hulled hemp seed like Bo’s Buds as part of your morning meal will help you to feel full throughout the day, while actually eating less. Our digestive systems work best with raw, unprocessed foods that release nutrients slowly but continuously. Insoluble and soluble fibre together will assist with digestion, and will help to relieve bloating and irregular bowel movements. A gift from Mother Nature!

Bo’s Buds are a concentrated source of nutrients, containing all 20 amino acids and more protein than milk, meat or eggs.  This makes hemp an excellent choice for vegetarians and vegans, and those on gluten-free or raw diets. Add hemp seed to your morning cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, or smoothies to keep you feeling full and satisfied straight through until lunch.

You can continue to use hemp seeds throughout your day in a wide variety of recipes. Salads, stir fries, fruit, soups, casseroles will all be enhanced with the addition of hemp - you are limited only by your imagination! Here are two recipes to get you inspired.

Bo's Cranberry Hemp Quinoa Salad
1/- 1⁄4 cups water
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1⁄2 cup chopped parsley leaves
1⁄2 cup of hemp seed
1 large carrot coarsely grated
1 small red pepper, chopped
1⁄4 cup each: cranberries, raw pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp each: hemp oil, fresh lemon juice
1 tsp light soy sauce
1⁄2 tsp honey or agave syrup (for our vegan friends)
Bo’s Spice to taste


In small saucepan, bring water to boil over high heat. Add quinoa, cover. Reduce heat to low, simmer 15 minutes or until water is absorbed and grains are tender firm. Remove from heat let stand for 5 mins. Fluff with a fork.

In a mixing bowl, combine the quinoa, hemp seeds, parsley, carrot, red pepper, cranberries and pumpkin seeds.

For the dressing, in small bowl or measuring cup, combine hemp oil, lemon juice, soy sauce and honey. Season with Bo’s Spice. Whisk well. Pour over quinoa mixture, mix well.

Let stand at least 30 min to let flavours develop. Serve at room temperature, or refrigerate until chilled and serve cold.

Raw Vegan Banana Hemp Seed Sushi Slices
1 organic banana
1-2 tbsp organic peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1-2 tbsp hemp seeds


Peel banana and spread peanut butter over the top half of the banana. Sprinkle hemp seeds on top and slice into bite-sized pieces. Enjoy!