Chia seeds are the edible seeds of Salvia Hispanic, a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae) native to central and southern Mexico, or of the related Salvia columbariae of the southwestern United States and Mexico. The seeds are hygroscopic, absorbing up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked and developing a mucilaginous coating that gives chia-based foods and beverages a distinctive gel texture. In this cookbook, we will educate you on the many health benefits the little seeds can bring you. Also, find your own favorites. As always, this book is not strictly about following our suggested recipes, but it is enabling you to discover the great cook in you. Applying your creativity here is essential as we know we cannot cover all the dishes where chia seeds can be added. Remember one thing; however, don’t use a large quantity at one time because chia seeds will expand when combined with liquids. Let us follow this chia seeds journey together and start making some delicious and healthy meals!