This Chef Cooks With Insects!

Instead of turkey for holiday dinner, New York chef Don Peavy puts insects in his meals! According to Huffington Post, he cooks with wax worms, crickets and scorpions. You can witness chef PV in action on his YouTube channel called “Buggin’ Out.” Still not convinced? Chef PV’s advice is “getting people to choose bugs requires many to break away from old traditions.”

Who ordered a plate of worms?

Mealworm Latkes Latke Sauce 1 TBSP Just Mayo 1 TBSP Horseradish Mustard 1 TBSP Yogurt 1 TBSP Maple Syrup 1/4 tsp Five Spice Powder 1/4 tsp Sriracha Mealworm Latkes 2 cups Grated Yukon Gold Potatoes 1 cup Grated Sunchokes 1/4 cup Red Onion 2 Eggs (whisked) 1/2 TBSP minced Rosemary 2 TBSPs All Purpose Cricket Flour 1 cup Mealworms 1 tsp Himilayan Pink Salt Olive Oil Chives (chopped) Place an olive-oiled baking sheet into oven and preheat oven to 450F Whisk Latke Sauce ingredients together in mixing bowl and set aside in fridge. Line a large mixing bowl with a lint-free kitchen towel and add the potatoes, sunchokes and red onion to the bowl. Wring excess liquid from the grated ingredients. Release wrung ingredients into a dry, large mixing bowl. Add egg, rosemary and cricket flour to grated ingredients and combine. Stir in mealworms and himalayan pink salt Remove baking sheet from oven, drop batter in the desired size onto baking pan and return to oven for 6 minutes. Flip Latkes and cook for 6 more minutes on the other side Serve on a plate with sauce and chives

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Gingersect Cookies Ingredients 1/3 cup Honeyworms 6 TBSP Honey 1 cup All Purpose Cricket Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/8 tsp Baking Soda 2 TBSP Five Spice Powder 2 TBSP finely chopped Ginger 1/3 cup Whipped Cream Cheese 3 TBSP Coconut oil 1 Egg 1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt 1 cup Powdered Sugar In a small mixing bowl, mix 1 TBSP Honey with the Honeyworms and set aside. Preheat oven to 350F Whisk together Cricket Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Five Spice Powder and Ginger in a large mixing bowl  Set Aside. Combine cream cheese, coconut oil, Maple Syrup, egg and salt until creamy and smooth. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients and mix until evenly incorporated. Measure enough dough for desired size and roll into a ball. Put Powdered Sugar on a plate and roll dough balls to thoroughly cover, puncture middle with your thumb and fill with the honeyworms. Place on a baking tray and put into the oven for 14 – 20 minutes Remove tray with cookies and sift powdered sugar over cookies and let cool about 5 – 10 minutes then ENJOY!!!

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