Berbere Spiced Pecans

Posted on August 25, 2015 by Anne Milneck | 2 comments

Berbere is a traditional Ethiopian spice blend and is a staff favorite. We love this spicy-sweet-spicy (did we mention spicy) blend. It's a must for lentils. We love it on grilled chicken thighs. This is a fun blend that really makes an impact. We served these at a store event and received tons of requests for the recipe. Whip these up for your next get together, and watch them disappear!

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Smoky Black Bean Vegan Burgers

Posted on August 21, 2015 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments

Smoky Black Bean Vegan Veggie Burger Recipe

If you've been looking for a delicious meatless alternative to a burger patty, we have a recipe we think you'll love. This recipe combines sweet potatoes, black beans, flax seeds, mushrooms, walnuts and quinoa and is seasoned it with our rich and smoky, Dark La Mesa Chile Powder and our Cuban Spice Rub to enhance the meaty-ness of the flavor. We believe meatless doesn't have to mean flavorless. If you're willing to get a little creative with spices, you'll be surprised how much flavor you can coax out of a veggie patty. 

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Vegan Caesar Salad

Posted on August 19, 2015 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments

Let's be honest, dairy-alternatives to products like salad dressing can be a little frustrating. Does it ever taste like the real thing? We believe just because it lacks dairy, doesn't mean it needs to lack deliciousness. And this recipe for vegan caesar salad will prove it. With ingredients like cashews, nutritional yeast, chia seeds, capers and Himalayan Pink salt, this recipe is a keeper for both vegan and non-vegans alike.

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Artichoke Stuffed Eggplant

Posted on July 24, 2015 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments

This time of year, you can find an abundance of eggplants at your local Farmer's Market. To make the most of the in-season yield, we're sharing one of our new favorite recipes: Artichoke Stuffed Eggplant. 

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Persian Eggplant Dip

Posted on July 22, 2015 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments

Persian Eggplant dip, also known as Kashkeh Bademjoon or Borani, is our new favorite way to use summer eggplant. And for good reason. This dip is flavorful, simple to make and is easily adapted into a vegan and gluten-free recipe. Just make the dip without sour cream or substitute hummus instead, and switch out the pita bread for your favorite non-gluten dipping option.

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Eggplant Meatballs

Posted on July 20, 2015 by Anne Milneck | 3 comments

Meatballs without the meat? That's right. And we bet you won't miss it after tasting this delicious bowl of goodness. This recipe has all the traditional flavors you love plus its an excellent way to feature your in-season summer eggplant and a great addition to your Meatless Monday repertoire.

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Moroccan Farro

Posted on June 13, 2015 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments

Farro is a nutrition-dense grain with a lovely texture and nutty flavor. Like so many grains, it's a blank canvas and welcomes the addition of exotic flavors and delicious ingredient add-ins. Here, we used our sweet-spicy Moroccan Blend along with pine nuts and raisins for a North African inspired side dish or Meatless Monday entree.

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