Mid-Summer Days; Chocolate Cherry Chia Pudding
Weekends go by so fast. This one was a good one. Summer days in Montana, celebrating the best the season has to offer.
Saturday began with a trip to the county fair, where two-day old Vietnamese potbellied pigs suckled or slept under the warmth of a heat lamp. So tiny, so delicate, so clearly brand new to this world. One tiny piglet awoke from his nap, stood up on spindly legs, tottered, and then gave a long, slow, delicious stretch. A stretch worthy of any practiced yogini. Smiles all around.
Post petting zoo excursion, the trails beckoned. Two friends, four dogs, and seven miles along a trail festooned with wildflowers:
Chocolate Cherry Chia Pudding
Place the chia seeds, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla powder (if using) into a glass jar. Stir, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, take the chia pudding out the refrigerator and stir. Alternate layers of pudding and cherries in a 2 C mason jar, and top with cacao nibs (or just pour everything into a bowl–it’s quicker and just as delicious!).