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The Many Uses of our Miracle Crop

Hemp Seeds HempE Miracle Crop

Did you know that hemp is not only good for your health, but also for the health of our environment?

It’s a fascinating plant that has been used by many cultures for thousands of years.  Whether it be for food, shelter, or as a tool, hemp offers a natural solution to a world of challenges and demands.

If you are looking for a way to go green and pitch in to help heal our environment, look no further than this carbon negative miracle crop.

Many Uses of Hemp

Here in Canada, only parts of the hemp plant can be processed for industrial use.  Luckily, there are so many uses of hemp, even just by using part of the plant, many benefits are achieved.  

Hemp Stalk (Bast Fibres & Hurd)

From use in apparel to paper products, the hemp stalk is an incredibly rich part of the plant.  It contains bast fibres and hurd which can be used for the following (just to name a few): canvas, fabrics, carpets, rope, paper, insulation, fiberglass, concrete, stucco, mulch, chemical absorbant, and biofuel.

Hemp Seed

Perhaps one of the most popular parts of the plant, the seed is what gives us the delicious hemp hearts packed with protein and delicious goodness.  Hemp oil is also extracted from the seed and can then be processed for different uses such as dressings, infused oil, and cosmetics.  

Environmental

With so many great products that come from the hemp plant, you might be wondering, what else is it good for? The environmental benefits of this super crop are just as abundant as the vast line of items that it yields.

Absorbs Carbon

Hemp  plants have the natural ability to be carbon sinks, capturing harmful carbon from the air and storing it in the fibre and extensive root system.  When the plant is converted into long-lasting products such as building materials and bio-plastics, carbon is stored for the lifespan of the consumer goods.

Remediates Soil

One of the most fascinating aspects of the hemp plant from an environmental perspective is its ability to heal our soil.  This is done through a process called phytoremediation.  There are certain varieties of hemp that have been used to clean up the soil after nuclear accidents such as Fukushima in Japan.

Bright Future

As more people learn about hemp and make use of this miracle crop, we will learn even more about its endless benefits.  We’re excited to see how things evolve with an age old plant that’s getting a second chance to grow.

How do you use hemp? Join the conversation on our Facebook Page – HempE Health & Beauty.

Hemp, Our Miracle Crop

About the Author ~ Leah Feor
Leah is a strategic advisor and content creator for Simply Sustainable™. Balancing a triple bottom line for organizations and individuals is her utmost goal. She’s a big picture thinker with an eye for detail. Her passion for the environment and social impact bring her business background to life. Outdoor adventures, healthy living, and continuous learning are just a few of her favourite things. simplysustainableblog.com

GuacamolE Bites

Guacamole Bites

Looking for a refreshing appetizer?  This awesome recipe yields about 4 servings & is perfect for a summer gathering.

GuacamolE Bites
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Servings: servings as appetizer
Instructions
  1. Lay crackers on a plate.
  2. Spread 1/2 Tbsp. guacamole on each one.
  3. Top with a tomato slice and a cilantro leaf.
  4. Sprinkle with Tex-Mex seasoned hemp seeds.
  5. If desired, serve with extra cilantro.
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ZestE Ceasar Salad

This recipe yields approximately 2 servings and can be made dairy free by using the vegan friendly substitutes noted below.

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Toss and serve in salad bowls.
  3. Then sprinkle with vegan parmesan cheese
Recipe Notes

Try making your own vegan parmesan cheese with this recipe:

https://minimalistbaker.com/how-to-make-vegan-parmesan-cheese/

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HempE Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

This mouth watering banana pancake recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and allergy friendly –  making them a hit in every kitchen.  They come out moist and fluffy, just like banana bread and have a crispy outside, the perfect combination!

HempE Banana Pancakes
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HempE Banana Pancakes
Flour Mixture - yields approximately 7 cups - Pre-mix these ingredients & store in a container for future use.
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Instructions
  1. Mix Flax and water together, set aside. In large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  2. Preheat griddle pan on medium heat.
  3. Add oil, flax "egg", vanilla, and almond milk into your flour mixture. Blend well. Stir in mashed bananas.
    Add oil, flax "egg", vanilla, and almond milk into your flour mixture. Blend well. Stir in mashed bananas.
  4. Wet your hands, and then flick your fingers above the pan to test. If it's heated and ready for batter, the water will sizzle and evaporate quickly.
  5. Pour batter onto pan, a spoon full per pancake. Cook approx. 3 mins per side, being careful not to burn. This picture shows when they're ready to flip. Since they cook a little more like banana bread than a pancake, if you wait for bubbles to pop, they will be a bit overcooked.
    Pour batter onto pan, a spoon full per pancake. Cook approx. 3 mins per side, being careful not to burn.   This picture shows when they're ready to flip.  Since they cook a little more like banana bread than a pancake, if you wait for bubbles to pop, they will be a bit overcooked.
  6. Enjoy!
    Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Make you Banana Pancakes Serve with your choice of butter, Earth Balance margarine, peanut butter, almond butter, hemp butter.... sliced bananas, or any other topping your heart desires!

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PeachE Pancakes

PeachE Pancakes

Do you like Peaches & Cream?  Give this delightful breakfast a try by combining a serving of our Allergy Friendly Pancakes, and topping with Hemp Cream, Earth Balance margarine, and fresh peaches.

PeachE Pancakes
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Hemp Cream

Try this delicious Hemp Cream recipe straight from the fridge, or stick it in the freezer for some Dairy-free ice cream.

There are so many ways to enjoy this refreshing treat – frozen with berries and cacao nibs, for dipping apple slices, or spread it onto cinnamon raisin toast – how will you eat this delightful burst of proteinfiber, & omegas?

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  1. Toss all ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth. Store in the fridge/freezer.
    Toss all ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth. Store in the fridge/freezer.
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Fruit n Yogurt EnergE bowl

Not just super delicious! Did you know that by eating nutritious foods we can suppress our appetite and reduce cravings!?

It’s quick and easy, too! I used only a silverware teaspoon, no measuring spoons required.

Fruit n Yogurt EnergE bowl
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PicklE Pork Pasta

Get some protein, fibre, omegas, and energy for lunch!

PicklE Pork Pasta
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  1. Heat ham and pasta (Black bean spaghetti is my favourite gluten-free pasta!) Toss diced pickles and seasoned hemp seeds on top.
Recipe Notes

If you desire a CreamE sauce, mix a couple tablespoons of Vegenaise mayo in there, too. 

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Goulash

Goulash
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4 people 30 minutes
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Goulash
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
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Nacho Cheese Sauce
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Protein Bars, or Grandma’s cookies..? Soft and chewy, quick and easy

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  1. Combine Flax and water in a bowl, set aside to form texture of an egg. In a large mixing bowl, combine oat flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, oats, and hemp seeds.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt honey and almond butter together. Remove from heat when just combined, careful not to boil.
  3. Pour over flour mixture, add your flax egg and 1/2 cup water, then mix well. Add chocolate chips and raisins.
  4. Press into 9"x13" glass baking dish, but squish in 2-3" from one end, so your dough is about 9"x11" Bake 350 F for 20 mins.
  5. Cool, slice, and serve. (They're delicious warm out of the oven, too...) I wrapped the bars individually for a grab and go meal. I'm storing them in my fridge to stay fresh, though I'm not sure they'll last long around here!
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