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So you are sitting down for a meal, or maybe just thinking about what to make for dinner. What sounds good to eat? Maybe you want a stir-fried dish of bees? If you have a sweet tooth, you might want to try some chocolate covered crispy treats. Maybe you don’t want to know what gives this treat its crunchiness, but they have been called delicious.
Even though these may not be your typical foods they are nutritional. They have protein and fats that we need to live. In fact, there are some countries where a good dish of insects is just the perfect meal. From tasty ants to grasshoppers and delicious grub worms, many cultures eat insects as part of their diet.
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So you are sitting down for a meal, or maybe just thinking about what to make for dinner. What sounds good to eat? Maybe you want a stir-fried dish of bees? If you have a sweet tooth, you might want to try some chocolate covered crispy treats. Maybe you don’t want to know what gives this treat its crunchiness, but they have been called delicious.

Even though these may not be your typical foods they are nutritional. They have protein and fats that we need to live. In fact, there are some countries where a good dish of insects is just the perfect meal. From tasty ants to grasshoppers and delicious grub worms, many cultures eat insects as part of their diet.

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(via Beetle Queen » Mealworm Cricket Empanadas with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce)
Spicy Bug Crunch 
A simple and tasty recipe for your next neighborhood potluck or office party! 
3 cups spicy soy cracker mix (from the grocery store)
1/2 cup chopped, roasted meal worms
1/2 t. chili powder
1/4 t. paprika
Heat cracker mix and chopped meal worms in microwave until warm.  Sprinkle spices on top and mix.  Serve.
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Spicy Bug Crunch 

A simple and tasty recipe for your next neighborhood potluck or office party! 

3 cups spicy soy cracker mix (from the grocery store)

1/2 cup chopped, roasted meal worms

1/2 t. chili powder

1/4 t. paprika

Heat cracker mix and chopped meal worms in microwave until warm.  Sprinkle spices on top and mix.  Serve.

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Carnivorous plant kin looking for spicy bug related recipes!
Anonymous

Cool! There’s a lot of recipes in the ‘insects’ tag, but I don’t think any of them are spicy. I’ll try to rustle something up for you!

-Fox

Earthworm subtle, earthy flavour lends itself well to all sorts of delightful dishes (a few sample recipes provided below). Many people around the world eat earthworms as a staple; Aborigines in Australia, the Maoris of New Zealand, and some Asians. Many other worms can be eaten as well, some are noted in the recipes below. The meat can be used like ground beef , or as meat filler: made into burgers, sausages, chilli/spagetti, scrabble/scramble, meat pies/caseroles/quiche, etc.

Recipes at the link

Cooking with Earthworms

(via Earthworms | Eat The Weeds and other things, too)
  • 1 c. earthworms
  • 1/2 lg. onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 1 c. yogurt or sour cream
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 c. mushrooms
  • Whole wheat flour
UTENSILS:
  • Saucepan
Wash earthworms thoroughly and place in boiling water for three minutes. Pour off water and repeat the boiling process twice. Bake on cookie sheet at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes. Roll the worms in flour, brown in butter, add salt to taste. Add bouillon and simmer for 30 minutes. Saute onions and mushrooms in butter. Add onions and mushrooms to the worms. Stir in sour cream or yogurt. Serve over rice or noodles.

Most people shudder at the mention of earthworms for food, but they are 97 percent protein and one of the most available and healthful foods outside your door.

kinfood:

(via Vegan Klingon Gagh | Lazy Smurf’s Guide to Life)
Gagh
INGREDIENTS
1 bunch beets, with greens, divided and chopped1 Tbsp. olive oil1  small onion, diced.5 tsp dried red pepper flakes5  garlic cloves, peeled and minced1  cup vegetable broth3  Tbsp. fresh lemon juiceZest of 1 lemon2  Tbsp. each of  basil and chivesSalt & pepper½ lbs linguine
First, get a pot of water going for the pasta and then prep all the other ingredients. When the water is boiling add cook the pasta according to directions. Meanwhile, saute the onion and red pepper flakes until the onions are soft. Then add the garlic and the beet roots. After another minute or two when the beets are soft add the broth, the zest, and the beet greens. Cover and cook until the greens are wilted. Add the herbs, the lemon juice, salt and pepper and cook for another minute before you toss with the pasta.
Enjoy with (vegan) Bloodwine!

Since this is very wormlike, I thought it would be good to reblog it for the badgerkin!

kinfood:

(via Vegan Klingon Gagh | Lazy Smurf’s Guide to Life)

Gagh

INGREDIENTS

1 bunch beets, with greens, divided and chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1  small onion, diced
.5 tsp dried red pepper flakes
5  garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1  cup vegetable broth
3  Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
2  Tbsp. each of  basil and chives
Salt & pepper
½ lbs linguine

First, get a pot of water going for the pasta and then prep all the other ingredients. When the water is boiling add cook the pasta according to directions. Meanwhile, saute the onion and red pepper flakes until the onions are soft. Then add the garlic and the beet roots. After another minute or two when the beets are soft add the broth, the zest, and the beet greens. Cover and cook until the greens are wilted. Add the herbs, the lemon juice, salt and pepper and cook for another minute before you toss with the pasta.

Enjoy with (vegan) Bloodwine!

Since this is very wormlike, I thought it would be good to reblog it for the badgerkin!

any idea of places to get insects good for human consumption?

Found this for anyone interested in eating bugs: http://www.insectsarefood.com/faq.html (scroll down to “Where can I purchase…” for a specific answer)

If you live in the Los Angeles area, here’s a bonus article with insect sources and recipes: http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/21/the-bugs-you-can-eat/