I have not made “vat food” in decades since the kids and the commune are gone. However, I’ve been looking at helping some peeps change their habits and get a plan that allows them to be the busy people they are AND eat well and feed the kiddies well. This version of muesli that I just made can be eaten for a snack or any meal, mixed with yogurt, plain like trail mix, or in milk like regular cereal. This is the High Priestess version meaning not the cheap version that I made when I had to make it and stretch it. Any nuts, seeds and flakes will do. There are millions of combinations. This one just happens to be incredible. I was out of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds and used some pine nuts which is really the only thing that makes it expensive.
In case you don’t know, Muesli is pretty much the same as (healthy home made) granola but not baked.
I run all the fruit through the processor jsut to chop it. The dates and any sticky fruit like that I smoosh in my hands with powdered milk (I use soy powder) to separate the pieces. Milk coating tastes better than flour but only the picky would notice.
This recipe I used 4 cups oats, 2 cups toasted wheat germ, 1/2 cup pulverized flax seed, 2 cups walnuts (chopped or processed), 1 cup pine nuts, 1 cup raw cashews, 2 cups dates, 2 cups banana chips, and 2 cups cherries.
It filled about 13 – 14 half pint jars. How many it will fill depends on how finely everything is chopped.
For babies (take some of the finished batch and run it through the processor again until it’s all fine)
I made this because Ethan gets so busy he doesn’t stop to eat and he doesn’t want to eat fast food so now he has fast food he can keep in his truck all week for whenever he needs it.