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Rhubarb Vanilla Jam

Posted by Melissa Lopez on

Tart rhubarb and sweet vanilla come together beautifully in this easy-to-make jam that tastes great with scones, ice cream and greek yogurt.   Rhubarb Vanilla Jam makes about 4 cups 4 cups rhubarb, diced into ½ inch pieces 1 ½ cups strawberries, hulled and diced ¼ cup water 1 organic vanilla bean, seeds scraped and pod reserved 3 cups jam sugar Juice of ½ lemon Place the rhubarb and water in a large pot and bring to a rapid simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the strawberries and blend with an immersion blender to break everything up....

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Fines Herbes and Goat Cheese Frittata

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The faintest thought or smell of this delicious herb and goat cheese frittata is enough to lure even the sleepiest soul out of bed for Sunday brunch. The simple ingredient list allows you to fully savor the delightful combination of goat cheese and classic French herbs tarragon, parsley, chives and chervil. Enjoy! Fines Herbes and Goat Cheese Frittata serves 4 2 tbsp unsalted butter 6 large eggs 1 small yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped ¾ cup baby spinach, coarsely chopped 4 oz crumbled soft goat cheese 2 tbsp organic fines herbes seasoning salt and ground black pepper,...

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Fancy Flavors: Compound Butter

Posted by Melissa Lopez on

Creamy, flavorful compound butter - lovingly called “fancy butter” - is butter infused with additional ingredients, like herbs, spices, nuts and aromatic liquids. Use these fancy butters to enhance your roasted or steamed veggies, seafood, meat and baked goods and make special occasion meals extra wonderful. Simply let unsalted butter soften, then whip together with additional herbs, spices and liquids. Reform into a log shape, wrap in parchment paper or plastic wrap and chill until firm enough to be sliced. Package in kraft paper and attach a decorative label or tag for a lovely gift for foodie friends and dinner...

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Cuban Black Beans w/ Cilantro Lime Quinoa

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Not too spicy, and just a little bit sweet, these Cuban black beans make a great side dish or main meal when served over cilantro lime quinoa or rice. Cuban Black Beans serves 4-6 1½ lb dried black beans 1 organic bay leaf ½ medium onion, finely chopped 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 tbsp organic Cuban spice blend 4 tbsp olive oil Sort through beans, discard any small stones, then rinse under cold water. Place beans, bay leaf and 1 tbsp of olive oil into a large...

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Vanilla Chia Pudding with Blueberries

Posted by Melissa Lopez on

This simple pudding contains just four ingredients and takes a mere five minutes to prepare. (The most difficult part is waiting for it to thicken overnight.) Chia seeds provide tons of protein, fiber and omega-3s, and the addition of vanilla extract adds just the right amount of sweetness. With a texture similar to tapioca and limitless topping variations (fruits, nuts, granola - or even dark chocolate shavings), this vegan, gluten-free recipe easily converts from energizing breakfast to decadent treat. Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Serves 1 1 cup almond milk ¼ cup organic chia seeds 1 tsp organic vanilla extract ¼...

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