No-Bake Oat Balls

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Healthy Holiday Munchies‘.


  • 2 tsp fenugreek
  • 4 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes or dried chilies
  • 6 cardamom seeds — pods removed and discarded
  • 1/2 inch of cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp whole cloves
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger

1) Measure all ingredients into blender, cover and grind for 1 to 2 minutes or until fine powder. Store in airtight container on spice rack. You can increase, decrease, add or omit any item you wish to make this your own unique blend. Since it keeps indefinitely you can make bigger batches to have on hand for customized seasoning.

Linda Gabris is an avid cook who enjoys sharing her grandmother’s old recipes and medicinal preparations as they were recorded in the handwritten journals passed down to her. Linda also enjoys gardening and foraging for edible wild foods. Over the years, she has taught cooking courses in Prince George, B.C., with a focus on healthy eating, food preparation, and International cuisine.

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