I made 3 recipes from the cookbook "Cricket" and here's how they tasted

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Men's healthFive years have passed since the United Nations published a report encourage people to eat more bugs. Insects are not only an excellent source of a lot of nutrientsincluding omega-3s, they're also a lot more sustainable for the planet than proteins like beef.And even if you can not say they're as American as apple pie again, they are a success like baseball games, which is the next closest thing.Robyn Shapiro, author of Cricket Recipe Book: Delicious cricket flour recipes prepared by renowned chefs to help you embrace the next wave of food sustainabilitythere, wants to take a lot of edible bugs. Thousands of live crickets were sent to Shapiro in her Brooklyn apartment so she could perfect herself. Search, its brand of cricket protein powder. She drinks a cricket protein smoothie every day. And she knows that no matter if the insects are healthy or good for the planet, the tastes must be really good. In conclusion, she is associated with great chefs to use her powders (there is free and even a Keto-friendly version) in what she calls "the center of the plate", as well as snacks, drinks and desserts. Why crickets? "They tend not to feel as scared of other insects as others," says Shapiro. "Thanks, Disney, for giving us Jiminy Cricket." This feeling scares me more than the powder, which looks like a brownish powder and smells of dirt and a little mold, but it is largely undetectable when mixed with recipes. and has the consistency of any other flour. I whipped three courses The cricket cookbook to see if I could take advantage of insects. In general, they were good, but I was surprised to find that even though I am open to the idea of ​​insects and that I have already eaten them, the headplay was powerful, especially in that which concerns dessert. I was afraid to eat pieces of insects, even when they were covered with chocolate. But I can not say that it hurts. That's what I tried to The cricket cookbook. (And thanks to Thank you Mercado for bugs!) <h2 class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text MB (1.0em) MB (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The recipes"data-reactid =" 41 ">The recipes

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The gluten-free powder makes the dough more pasty, but not in the wrong way. He cooked very rich and fudge-like. If you can overtake the occasional chest coming out of your square, they are very nice. Note: they are difficult to cut when they are not refrigerated.Evaluation: Three crickets in five

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What you will need:

  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 9 oz sweet and sour chocolate
  • 3/4 cup of crystallized sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 C. Unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder, sieved
  • 1/4 cup Seek Gluten Free Cricket Flour
  • 3/4 c. Salt tea
  • 1/2 c. Pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pecans or almonds grilled and coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 1/3 cup salted and spicy crickets (optional)
  • How to do it:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Lightly grease the inside of an 8-inch square pan with butter or nonstick spray. Put aluminum foil on top so that it hangs from two of the sides. Lightly grease the aluminum and set aside.
    2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until both are melted. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar with a whisk. Add the eggs one at a time until they are well mixed. Add Cocoa powder and Seek-Free Gluten-Free Cranberry Flour and mix until smooth and smooth.
    3. Stir in salt, vanilla, pecan or almonds and crickets (if any) with the help of a spatula. Pour into the prepared dish.
    4. Bake on the rack in the middle of the oven until it is well placed in the center, about 30 minutes.
    5. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. These will be more effective if they are slightly cooled. But who needs straight edges when you have delicious melting chocolate brownies like these?

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    I loved it and I think it would be great without alcohol, too. Even when mixed with sugar, the cricket powder gave the rim a slightly grainy taste.Evaluation: Four crickets in five

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    What you will need:

    For simple spicy syrup:

  • 1/2 cup of crystallized sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1 p0d of star anise
  • 1 clove
  • 1/2 c. Nutmeg
  • How to do it:

    To make spicy single syrup, combine sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, ground cinnamon, star anise, clove and nutmeg into a jar. Bring to a boil and simmer until all sugar is dissolved. Infuse 10 minutes before pouring the syrup into a container where it can be stored. Discard the spices. Cool before using.For the horchata:

  • 2 tbsp. Seek Protein Powder
  • Sugar, for rim
  • 8 oz of almond milk
  • Almond liquor
  • 2 oz spicy single syrup
  • 1/2 oz of maple syrup
  • 4 oz white tequila
  • How to do it:

    1. Mix 1 tbsp. Research protein powder with sugar. Coat the edges of two glasses with this mixture. Put aside.
    2. In a shaker filled with ice cubes, mix the almond milk, the almond liquor, the simple spice syrup, 1 teaspoon of cricket powder, the maple syrup and the tequila. Shake vigorously until the shaker has cooled down. Filter into glasses prepared on ice.

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    At first, I'm not the biggest fan of cauliflower, and I thought it could use salt, but the cricket powder melted perfectly and a pinch on top gave the dish a note. pleasantly rustic.Evaluation: Three crickets in five

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    What you will need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bouquets
  • 2/3 cup of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of tahini
  • 3 c. At the table, plus 1 tbsp. Tea with lemon juice
  • 2 lemons with zest
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. Seek Seek Protein Powder
  • How to do it:

    1. In a deep baking sheet, combine the cauliflower and olive oil. Bake at 350 ° F until very soft (about 30 minutes for me). The top layer of cauliflower should have a nice color.
    2. Remove from heat and add all the ingredients of the cauliflower dip and mix.
    3. In a blender, add the cauliflower mixture and mix until smooth. Keeps refrigerated for a week

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