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Danish Cucumber Salad

Salad, Side Dish, Appetizer, Sandwich Topping — You Will Love this Simple and Easy Recipe!

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If you have enjoyed a Danish Smörgåsbord (or Swedish, for that matter) you have probably noticed a multitude of small serving dishes with little pickles of all kinds, red cabbage (rødkål, see Oda’s recipe here), peas and carrots, cucumbers, pickled beets, and other items. These can be enjoyed as toppings for open-faced sandwiches (smørrebrød), or as a small side dish. The Danes use them as  Americans use cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving. These tasty sides are not reserved for holidays, but are everyday kind of dishes. They add such a pop of color and taste to many meals, and I love them!

The Lassen family loves to have dinners together, and when we make the assignment list,  Cucumber Salad is nearly always included.  This is one of my favorite Danish recipes, and also one of the simplest. It adds a great flair and pop of flavor to basic meals and fancy ones alike. Oda, our founder, taught me how to make this salad, and when she and Hilmar downsized their living space, I inherited her Bosch Mixer with the slicing and grating attachments. I used it to slice the cucumbers for this post!

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Oda’s Danish Cucumber Salad

Serves 4

You’ll Need:

  • 1 organic English Cucumber, or 4 Persian Cucumbers (please see *note for special instructions if only regular cucumbers are available)
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup unbleached sugar — you could also use agave syrup, or any other sweetener if desired
  • 3 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

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Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the cucumbers. English and Persian cucumbers do not need to be peeled.
  • *Regular cucumbers have thicker skins. When that’s all that’s available, I partially peel the cucumbers so that a little bit of skin remains. This adds great color and a bit more crunch. If the regular cucumbers have tough seeds, I cut them in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.
  • Slice the cucumbers very thinly. If you do not have a food processor or other tool, you can use the side of a box grater — there’s a handy slicer there.
  • Place the slices in a strainer over a bowl, and then sprinkle generously with salt.
  • Stir the cucumbers so that the salt is blended in.
  • Mix the sugar and vinegar in a small bowl, and stir to dissolve.
  • Let sit for about 15 minutes. You’ll see lots of juice under the strainer

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  • With clean hands, squeeze as much moisture as possible out of the cucumbers.
  • Drain and wipe the bowl, then return the cucumbers
  • Pour the sugar and vinegar over the cucumbers, and stir to coat. 
  • Let the salad sit for another 10 minutes or so, mixing occassionally. 
  • Add pepper and salt to taste
  • Serve! We like to provide small dishes on the side of each plate for this salad, since there is a lot of juice.

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This salad will last several days in the refrigerator. 

Enjoy this taste of Denmark, straight from the Lassen home!

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Love,

Lassen’s

St. Patty’s Recipe

It’s fun to celebrate holidays! This recipe is easy, low-carb, and frankly… delicious! We hope you enjoy this little St. Patty’s recipe special, even though it really can be made anytime your heart is craving corned beef or want an simple and easy recipe.

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  1. Prepare corned beef according to package (if necessary)
  2. Boil the carrot and potato until they easily break apart with a fork.
  3. Drain the water from the pot, add the butter, and mash the carrot and potato. Mix in salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Peel leaves from the head of cabbage and steam them for about 2 minutes until they are tender and easy to roll.
  5. Fill each leaf with a horizontal line of corned beef and the carrot and potato mash. Fold in the right and left sides, tightly fold up the bottom flap and roll the rest up.
  6. Serve while still warm!
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Grain-Free Banana Coconut Cookies

If you avoid grains but still get a hankering for cookies, then get ready for your life to change. With no added sugar they’re pretty guiltless, too!
We took some liberties with adding peanut butter and chocolate to these cookies, but the banana and coconut base cookie can be used with whatever you dream up. Share whatever delicious varieties you come up with by tagging #lassens on social media and commenting on this post!

Enjoy 🙂

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Course Breakfast, Dessert
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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  1. After cooling for about 5 minutes, apply a dollop of peanut butter to the top of each cookie. Place in the freezer. While the cookies are cooling, melt the chocolate.
  2. Dip the bottom of each cookie in chocolate and place on a piece of parchment paper. If desired, drizzle any leftover chocolate over the top of the cookies. Once the chocolate has solidified these cookies are ready to eat! The cookies last in a sealed container for a few days... if they make it that long.
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Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus

Written by Denae

Something tasty, high in protein, and still seasonal is a nice break from all the treats that come around this season! Instead of feeling chained to bringing a cookies platter to your work potluck, surprise everyone with this delicious pumpkin hummus!

The seasonings are so easy to play around with too, which is nice if you want to spice things up a bit! See what I did there 😉

We hope you enjoy this lovely and INSANELY easy dish!

Love,

Lassens

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  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth throughout, be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl occasionally while blending.
  2. Serve with vegetables, chips, crackers, in wraps and sandwiches, or whatever else your little heart desires for this hummus!
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Flashback! Cooking as a Kid–or with one!

4-H In My Youth

I know that 4-H in this part of the country (and many others) means hogs and steers, but my introduction to 4-H was with a group of my girlfriends when I was about eight or nine.  One of the moms decided to start a 4-H club for us, so we spent lots of time at her house learning homemaking skills.
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Sounds old-fashioned, doesn’t it?

And I suppose it was.  But I was just having fun with my friends, learning some food basics, and gaining confidence in the kitchen.  I did lots of cooking with my mom so it wasn’t all that new to me, but I loved my 4-H time nonetheless.  
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That 4-H Club experience helped me to not be afraid of being in the kitchen or of having my children in the kitchen with me.  So my kids regularly made salad or peeled vegetables or measured ingredients or made dessert.  They assisted with everything I was doing.   When they went off to college I knew they wouldn’t starve — or live on fast food — because they were comfortable in the kitchen.

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Some of my favorite phones calls when they were away at school were the ones that started, “Mom, how do you make…?” asking for a recipe.  (I always knew when it was one son’s turn to cook for his dinner group!)

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One of the keys to cooking with kids is to make it fun, not a chore.  Kids are much more likely to eat healthy foods when they have had a hand in growing, harvesting, shopping, and preparing the foods themselves. 

I always loved to eat this side dish when I was a kid, because I got to make the bunny face!

 

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We didn’t have a lot of junk food around our house when I was growing up–no chips or sodas–but we always had the makings for this kind of a snack! 

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Invite your kids into the kitchen!  It will be fun for you and for them.  Teach them how to use the juicer and the blender, the oven and the stove.  Maybe you could be that mom who gets a bunch of giggly girls together to learn to be healthy gourmet cooks.  They will thank you some day!

I found a very simple kid-friendly hummus recipe here.  I think I’ll be making this recipe with my grandsons at Grandma Camp this year!  (They love to be in charge of turning the food processor on and off!)
 
Enjoy the kids in the kitchen!
 
love,
 
Lassen’s
 
 
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THE 3 INGREDIENT POWER SNACK

Oh Avocados!
 
So many options! So many ways to transform their wonderfully versatile taste into brilliant works of art! At only 99¢ per Organic Avocado for the rest of July at Lassens, chances are you’ll be buying in bulk!
 
Of course there are those lazy summer days when the amount of effort you’re willing to put in doesn’t quite match up with the expectations of greatness that sits at the edge of your taste buds.
 
Fear not my friends, for I come armed with a little snack that’s not only packed with nutrients, but it is also as easy as 1-2-3! In fact, that’s exactly the amount of ingredients that go into this little creation. 
Here they are, are you ready?
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You’ll Need: 

1 organic avocado
+
1 organic lemon (juiced)
+
1-2 Tablespoons of Braggs Liquid Aminos
THAT’S IT!

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aaaaaaand….. 
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GONE.
 
If that sounds a little too simple to you, rest assured, the taste is NOT!
Of course it can be dolled up if you wish (I’d recommend Phony Baloney Coconut Bacon or pine nuts), but sincerely, this flavor combo can stand alone!
 
But why is it a POWER SNACK, you ask?
The secret lies in each ingredient’s list of benefits.
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Some of the best things in life are simple – this snack is no exception.
Enjoy and have a lovely and healthy day!
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Love,
 
Lassen’s
 
 
 

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Cool Kitchen Tips and a Fun Lunch

This is Something That Made Me Crazy for a Long Time

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While my family loved watermelon, I hated to get it.  Why?  I dreading cutting the darned thing.  The knife had slipped too many times and I was knife-shy!  How do you cut up a round thing without putting your fingers in mortal danger?  Every time I cut into a watermelon the thing would roll around and I would get nervous.

Someone Finally Showed Me How!

I was helping at a party, and someone had just the tips I needed!  So now, I share with you!

The First Cut is the Worst

You do have to make one dangerous cut–the first one.  But hold it firmly on the cutting board with one hand while you cut the melon in half.

 

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Flip it over on the cut side and then cut it in half again.

 

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Then you start cutting the rind off.  This is actually easier with a thinner knife, not a big butcher-style.

 

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You’ll end with a quarter circle of rind-free melon, which you then just slice into the size of chunks that you want!

 

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Slice one way…

 

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Then the other…

 

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Then into cubes…

 

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Done!  Right after I cut this melon I put it in front of a bunch of teenagers with forks and they were in heaven!  

Pineapple Cutting Tricks, too!

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We all love pineapple at my house.  I usually have one ripening in the fruit bowl, and when it smells just right, I cut pineapple in a similar fashion to the watermelon.

 

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First, cut off the top and the bottom.  Looks and smells delicious!

 

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Cut off the rind.  Don’t worry if there are some little pieces of the rind left–you can trim them afterwards with a small knife.

 

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Then cut the pineapple into fourths.

 

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Slice off the core of each…

 

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Put the flat sides on the cutting board, cut in half again, and then into chunks.  Done!

For a Fun Fourth of July Snack…

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Skewers some banana slices, chunks of watermelon, and blueberries for a patriotic snack!

 

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 Or sprinkle fresh red raspberries and blueberries into vanilla yogurt!

And Make a Fresh, Crunchy, Cool, Summer Lunch!

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Cucumber Tuna Boats!

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Make a couple of thick peels from the flattest side of a cucumber for the base (so it won’t roll around!)

 

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Take some thin peels from the sides (just to make it look nicer), and then cut a lengthwise wedge out of the top of the cucumber.  

 

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Scoop out the seedy inside of the cucumber.

 

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Discard the seeds, but chop the cucumber wedge and some green onions.  Slice some cherry tomatoes, and get some tuna salad ready (tuna, mayonnaise, salt and pepper) and then add the chopped cucumber and green onion to the tuna.

 

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Arrange the tomato slices and the tuna salad in the cucumber boat.

 

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Slice through the tuna, and enjoy your tuna-cucumber boat lunch, with fresh pineapple and patriotic flag fruit skewers!  Then have a little yogurt and berries for dessert!  Yum!
 
Love,
 
Lassen’s
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Mom’s “Good Stuff”

In Honor of Our Little Mommy

 
This is my mother, Mary.  She passed away in 2009 at the age of 87, about six months after this photo was taken.  
 

Mom was born in 1922, the oldest of 5 children.

 

Look at that incredible, curly hair!
 
Mom’s sister Jinny was so jealous of her hair that, the story goes, Jinny poured honey all over it!
 
Mom graduated from college, got married and taught 3rd grade for a year.
 

 

I think this is her college yearbook picture.

And then she proceeded to have seven children and teach High School English and Drama for about 20 years.  She was a 4’11” 105-lb force of nature. 
 

 

Doesn’t she look like a high school English and Drama teacher?

Mom had so many amazing qualities:  Incredible singing voice (into her 80s she didn’t have the little-old-lady voice at all!), amazing organizational abilities, was a loving friend, was a helpful and caring mother, fun grandmother and great-grandmother, and creative in everything that she did.  She even learned how to water ski in her mid-40s!  And she was frugal.

And Boy, Did She Have Great Taste!

And by that, I mean she could TASTE.  Yes, she had great taste, too, but she could try something absolutely new to her, and she would tilt back her head, close her eyes, and pronounce, “Fennel.  And thyme.”  She could pick flavors out of anything.
 
So when she tried Ranch dressing for the first time, it was not really rocket science for her to figure out what was in it.  And her frugality would not let her pay for pre-made dressing from the store!  So here is mom’s recipe for ranch dressing, commonly called “Good Stuff” at our house, since my little brother remarked, “This is good stuff!”  

Mom’s Good Stuff

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You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil, crushed
  • 1  1/2 tsp dried parsley, crushed
I like to use a shaker bottle, but you can just use a bowl and a wire whisk, too.
 
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Put the mayonnaise in the shaker container, and then add all of the spices.

 

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Make sure you crush the basil and parsley before adding.

 

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Blend thoroughly with a spoon.  

 

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Measure 1 cup of buttermilk.

 

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Add the buttermilk, a little at a time, and stir to get the big lumps blended in well.

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Then put the wire into the jar, and shake!

 

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Partially blending with a spoon gets rid of the biggest lumps.  The shaking gets rid of the little ones!

 

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Now you can enjoy ranch dressing goodness made fresh at home!

 

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You can also substitute 2 cups of sour cream for the mayonnaise and buttermilk for a thicker dip.

Now, obey your mom and eat your vegetables!

love,
 
Lassen’s
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I don’t know about you, but THIS is comfort food to me! (And just in time for The BIG GAME this Sunday!)

Chips, Salsa, and Guacamole — Big Game Food!
 

There is just something about Mexican food.  Ask me if I’m in the mood for Mexican, my answer will always be “Yes!”  Love, love, love it.  And where would Mexican food be without the avocado?

Did you know that avocados are considered a nutrient dense food?  They provide nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and plant compounds in each serving.  Although they have more fat that other kinds of produce, they have healthy fats–mono and polyunsaturated fats, not saturated fats.  In other words, you get a lot of nutritional bang for your buck with an avocado!
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I did not grow up in California, and my introduction to avocados was not pleasant.  (This was back in the day when produce from California took weeks to arrive!  Can you say bruised and stringy?)  When we first got married my husband–a California native–told me that it was not a salad unless there was an avocado in it.  Now I am a complete convert!  Avocados are in my shopping cart every week, without fail.  There are so many delicious things you can do with an avocado, and one of the simplest is gucamole.

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When I first started making gucamole, I thought it had to be this complicated thing with secret ingredients.  But have you watched the waiters in Mexican restaurants make it right at your table?  Simple, simple, simple.

They’re here!  Lassen’s Organic Tortilla Chips in White or Blue Corn!

So in honor of the launch of the new Lassen’s Tortilla Chips (Organic, in white or blue, only $1.99!) here is the best way (in my humble opinion!) to make gucamole.  And just for fun I’ll include my Pico de Gallo recipe, since I’m in such a generous mood!  

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Guacamole

At its most basic (and it’s delicious just like this!) you’ll need:

  • Ripe Avocados–peeled, pitted, mashed
  • Lime Juice (fresh squeezed, if possible)
  • Salt
 
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Then you can add whatever else you’d like, such as:

  • Green Onions, chopped fine (about 2 tsp per avocado)
  • Tomatoes, choppped small (about 1 TBSP per avocado)
  • Cilantro, chopped (about 1 TBSP per avocado)
  • Jalepeno Peppers, chopped small (depends on your desire for heat–but about 1/2 tsp per avocado)

Mix together and enjoy! 

Pico de Gallo Salsa

You’ll need:
  • 6-8 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small white Onion, chopped
  • 1-2 Jalepeno Peppers–chopped and added to taste
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro–chopped
  • Lime Juice–from 1-2 limes
  • Salt to taste

Again, mix together and enjoy!  You might have noticed that the ingredients in the salsa are the same as those that you can add to your gucamole.  Sometimes I just make the salsa and then add a spoonful of it to mashed avocados to make my guacamole!

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Ole!
 

love,

Lassen’s

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Raw Beet Rolls

Want to Try Raw?  Here’s an Idea!

 
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I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post about my Battle with the Beet when I featured the recipe for Love Beets All Brownies. Happily Beets won in the end.

This recipe from our Demo Captain, Stephanie, was one of the prettiest that I’ve seen so far.
Slightly resembling a dolma at first glace, The dark hunter green of the cucumber and red chard against the vivid magenta of the chopped beets makes this little snack as fun to look at as it was to eat!

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RAW BEET ROLLS!

 

You’ll Need:

  •  1 bunch of organic red chard
  • 2 organic cucumbers
  • 1 organic beet
  • 1 organic garlic clove
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1/4 of an organic red onion
  • 1 Tb raw honey
  • 1 organic lemon (juiced)
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Instructions:

  • Slice the chard leaves into long large strips. 
  • Blend Pecans in a food processor or blender into large crumbles. 
  • Scoop out center of cucumber and set aside. 
  • Cut beets into small pieces. 
  • Add all ingredients (except for pecan crumbled and outsides of cucumbers) into food processor and blend well. 
  • Place mixture into a large bowl and add the pecans and mix well. 
  • Cut cucmber skins into 1/2 inch slices. 
  • Using a cucumber slice, scoop up a good amount of beet mixture onto it. 
  • Wrap the chard strip around the cucumber & beet and skewer with a toothpick to secure.
 
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We hope you enjoy!

Love,

Lassen’s

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Goat Milk Blue Cheese & Green Onion Dip + Overcoming my inane fear of goats

Yummy Dip! 
 
It might have been the curly ivory locks that sway carelessly from their chins as they perpetually chew their oats. It also might have been their reptilian-esque eyes from which a sideways slit of a pupil stares mysteriously like an ominous minus-sign… but for one reason or another, there was a rather long period where I had a complete and ill-founded fear of goats.
 
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Needless to say, when I found out about goat milk and goat cheese, there was a resounding “no way” that had chiseled itself into my face in the shape of a scowl whenever one or the other were mentioned. 
 
Until I began working at Lassens, I had no idea that people milked goats. Why would anyone even touch these beasts? How could anyone get close enough to one to milk it?
 
Eventually I realized I was being ridiculous. I don’t know what came first but at some point I realized that not only are goats sweet, friendly and unbelievably cute, but goat cheese is creamy, tangy and unbelievably delicious! Yes, they still have sort of crazy eyes, but now I find them fascinating rather than frightening (it turns out that the near rectangular shape of goats and most hoofed animal’s pupil enables them to have a vision of 320-340 degrees, allowing them to see virtually everything around them). The moral of this story is to never (and this goes for all facets of life) judge something at first glance. 
 
It has come to pass that I incorporate goat cheese into every meal whenever possible. Talk about a complete 180! Goat cheese is so versatile, you can pretty much put it into anything; hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches, salads, pasta, and surprisingly dessert. It’s even amazing simply spread on an apple slice. It also turns out that goat cheese is leaner than cow cheeses and actually helps your body absorb nutrients like calcium and iron more effectively. 
 
Since it’s Saturday and more often than not, weekends yield parties and get-togethers,

I present to you a delicious goat cheese dip with the hopes that you will be doing something exciting this weekend.

 
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Goat Milk Blue Cheese & Green Onion Dip 

You’ll Need:
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  • 1 – 2 wedges of Mountchevre’s Chevre in Blue goat milk blue cheese 
  • 1/4 cup thinly diced green onion
  • 8 ounces Horizon organic original cream cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika to taste
Instructions:
  1. Mix first 4 ingredients together in a bowl, leaving a few pinches of green onions for garnish
  2. Sprinkle desired amount of paprika and place remaining green onions on top in a decorative manner.
  3. Serve cold and with your favorite cracker (We recommend Wisecrackers spicy pepper low-fat crackers) or vegetable platter.

This recipe comes lovingly from the mind of Vanessa, our Lassen’s Regional Cheese Manager.

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Vanessa is always coming up with creative and easy ways to assemble savory masterpieces using the many varieties of gourmet and specialty cheeses that we offer here at Lassen’s. Be sure to check out the cheese department for samples and new recipes. 

Have a beautiful weekend and if you happen to meet a goat, make sure you give him a friendly pat and a thank you for making such wonderful and delicious cheese!
 
Love,
 
Lassen’s