this is the recipe I developed for "Plumpy Piñon," a piñon nut version of the humanitarian aid food, Plumpy'Nut, which uses peanuts.
2 T Piñon nuts,
ground into paste
1 t Vitamin powder
1 t Powered sugar
1 t Granulated sugar
Mix together to form a paste. For additional comfort, fill a small plastic bag, snip a corner, and suck the paste from the bag.
The basic recipe is, combine different sugars and vitamin powder (I used a soy protein powder, sort of a cheat...) and then add roughly the same amount of nut paste. Combining with your hands seems to work best.
Most people wanted their plumpy in a bag.
N. took the leftovers home to her kids so they could connect to malnourished African kids.
This is what it looks like.
- Lindsay Kelley
- Lindsay Kelley is an artist and writer researching bioart, fringe foods, and uncommon modes of food preparation and ingestion. She is currently completing her book manuscript, The Bioart Kitchen. Lindsay holds a MFA in Digital Art & New Media and a Ph.D in the History of Consciousness, both from the University of California Santa Cruz. She works at the Public Library of Science on the PLOS ONE editorial team.