Simmered Kabocha Squash

Shojin Cuisine is a style of vegan cooking that was started by Japanese Buddhist monks. While european cuisine use beef stock as a base, shojin cuisine utilizes a quick fumet-like stock called Rikyu dashi, which is made of dried kelp and shiitake mushrooms. This simple dish is a shojin classic; kabocha squash, a tough, pumpkin-like vegetable is simmered in soy and dashi until soft and sweet. If you can’t find kabocha in your area, any sweet squash like butternut or Delicata will work as a substitute. Simmered Kabocha   1/2 kabocha, washed and cleaned 4 cups water 1 4-inch piece...

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Winter Vegetable Stock

Vegetable stock is incredibly easy to make, yet can elevate a dish from okay to amazing! It’s also versatile too - other than the basic aromatics of onions celery and fennel, you can add or alter ingredients to suit your needs. Need something sweet? Add tomatoes. Savory? Mushrooms. Hearty? Caramelize or roast the aromatics. Here, we have a strong and hearty vegetable stock so that it has enough backbone for winter stews and soup recipes. Your stock will store up to 7 days in a refrigerator and 3 weeks in the freezer in an airtight container. Feel free to multiply the...

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Mulled White Wine Sangria

Our white sangria is spicy and potent; perfect for kicking off a New Years Eve soiree! The best part is that this can be made ahead - just add the grapes right before serving. If you want to make a vegan version, simply substitute honey with agave or maple syrup.   Mulled White Wine Sangriaserves 6-8 people 1 cup water½ c honey¼ c fresh lemon juice1 compact Organic Mulling Spice Seasoning2 bottles dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc ¼ c orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Bauchant1 apple or pear, thinly sliced2 lemons, preferably Meyer, thinly sliced1 orange, thinly sliced2-3 c...

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Slow Cooker Applesauce

  Lisa Lin, our special guest blogger from Healthy Nibbles & Bits has a delicious Applesauce recipe to share with us. There is no doubt in our minds that it tastes as amazing as it looks in the picture. Don't believe us? Try it yourself, checkout the recipe below and don't forget to visit Lisa's page.     SLOW COOKER APPLESAUCE   Prep Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 4 hours Makes around 4 to 5 cups INGREDIENTS 7 large apples (I used 4 golden delicious, 1 mutsu, 1 pippin, and 1 fuji apple) 1 tsp cinnamon (Organic Cinnamon) 1/2 tsp freshly grated...

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Traditional Swedish Cookies

This traditional Swedish cookie, called Pepperkakor, is what a holiday cookie is all about: sugar, spice, and everything nice! Not only do they taste great, but they look gorgeous on your Christmas tree as well. Simply tie on a ribbon and hang it on your evergreen.   PepperkakorMakes about 4 dozen cookies 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/3 cups sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1/3 cup water 7/8 cup butter 1 tbsp Organic Orange Peel 1 compact Organic Cake Spice 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp kosher salt   Boil sugar, molasses, and water in a small saucepan. Place butter, orange peel,...

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