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Apples–The Fruit That Can Do Everything!

We’re Coming Up Galas at Lassen’s!

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The Gala apples are gorgeous and so delicious!  I love the crispy snap of Galas, and the taste has just enough tart and just enough sweet.  A friend of mine recently used Gala apples, sliced thin, in a turkey sandwich!  Great idea!

Yesterday I took advantage of the proliferation (and great price!) of Gala apples, and made some apple crisp for my family.  This is one of the simplest fruit desserts possible, and you can use all kinds of fruits to make a crisp!

Gala Apple Crisp

 
 
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You’ll Need:

  • 5 organic Gala, or other crisp apples (you could also use pears–especially the firmer Asian varieties, cherries, berries, or any combination of fruits desired.)
  • 1/4 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup organic rolled old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup organic unbleached white or whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup organic brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP chia seeds
  • 3/4 tsp organic cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 TBSP organic butter, softened
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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Wash, peel (if desired) and slice the apples into a 8- or 9-inch baking dish
  • Pour the maple syrup over the apples, and stir to coat.
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  • Mix the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chia seeds until well blended.
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  • Add the softened butter and blend with the back of a large spoon. 
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  • Blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs
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  • Pour the oat mixture over the top of the apples
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  • Spread the topping evenly over the apples.
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  • Bake 35 minutes, or until the topping is browned and the apples are tender when pricked with a fork.
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  • Remove from the oven, and serve warm.  I poured a little half-and-half over my warm apple crisp!
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I’d love to hear your favorite ways to use apples!  

Make a comment with your ideas for cooking or baking with apples!
 
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Lassen’s
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Peaches & Beaches / mini vegan peach cobblers

Hello Summer!
 

In case you missed it, let me be the first to warmly welcome you to SUMMER 2012! 

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Frankly I don’t know how you could miss this summer sun. I can’t really see it right now from inside my office but I can feel it reaching down with those wiggly heat wave arms to try to coax me outside. 

Living in Southern California, I almost feel guilty if my weekends aren’t spent laying on the sand or playing in the waves. Summer also marks the epic return of stone fruits! Peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums! 
 

My sweet, sweet babies! Oh how I’ve missed you! 

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Lassen’s organic donut peaches, yellow peaches, red plums & nectarines!
Mmmmmmmmm!!!
 

So in the spirit of sun, surf and stone fruits, let’s kick this Saturday off right with a portable version of a summertime favorite!

 
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Mini Vegan Peach Cobbler

You’ll Need:
  • 1 cup organic sugar (try Wholesome Sweeteners organic sugar*)
  • 1 cup flour (try Bob’s Red all purpose pastry flour*)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (try Bob’s Red Mill baking powder*)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (try Almond Breeze unsweetened original almond milk*)
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance organic coconut spread* or butter substitute of your choice
  • 1/2 cup of organic brown sugar (try Wholesome Sweeteners organic brown sugar*)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (try Frontier ground cinnamon*)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (try Simply Organics pure vanilla extract*)
  • 3 organic fresh peaches*

*Items available at your local Lassens

You will need a 12 tin muffin pan.
 
Instructions:
  1. Dice peaches and place in a small bowl. Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and stir with a wooden spoon. set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  3. Melt the Earth Balance organic coconut spread. Measure 1 teaspoon of coconut spread into the bottom of each muffin tin. 
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and almond milk. Measure 2 tablespoons of batter mixture into each muffin tin on top of the butter substitute. 
  5.  Add 1 tablespoon of diced peaches on top of batter.
  6. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle liberally on top of each cobbler. 
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. 
  8. Let cool and enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
 
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Quick, easy and the essence of summer! Have a beautiful sunny weekend!

Love,

Lassen’s

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Introductions… and Cobbler! Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch Cobbler to be exact!

Hey There! Welcome to the Lassen Loves, the official blog of Lassens Natural Foods and Vitamins!

 
 
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Before I delve deep into the sweet, and tangy magic that occurs when strawberries, rhubarb and other select ingredients collide, let me start out by giving you a little background on who we (Lassens Natural Foods Market ) are, and what this whole recipe swap is all about.
Hilmar and Oda Lassen opened the doors to Lassens in 1971 after coming to America from Denmark at the end of WWII. During the German occupation of Denmark, the couple risked their lives as part of the Danish Underground while simultaneously running a dairy store. They had always put their emphasis on the quality of life and knew that good food fuels a good life. They made it their goal to make good, organic, wholesome food available to their new community in Camarillo. Good food like organic raw milk, organic nuts and grains and fresh, organically grown local produce. As the minute hand spins, the hour hand twirls and the calendars jump on and off the walls like trained pups, new trends and findings in the health industry are constantly springing up and Lassens has always been able to rise to the challenge.

Real Foods Real Recipes is a way for all of us; the knowledgeable and the newbie, the master chef and the micro-waver, to share and explore the different ways to enjoy these good foods. Every day customers are purchasing products like coconut oil and organic cacao, but what happens at home once you put them together? That’s what I want to know!

 
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And who am I? I’m a Lassen’s team member who loves to eat real food. I started as a cashier in December of 2008 and I quickly fell in love with this new world that I had unknowingly sailed into. My thirst for knowledge led me into a position in supplements which is where I resided for the next two years. From this angle, I not only learned a lifetime’s worth of information about how to live a healthy lifestyle but also I began to look at food in a new way. Yes, Mom was not lying when she told me that vegetables were good for you… but what she failed to mention (or maybe just failed to demonstrate) is how amazing they could taste! I didn’t know fish didn’t HAVE to taste like the ocean and who knew that it was a natural source of essential fatty acids? I’ve since been promoted to a creative position whereI’ve been able to put my talents to use (along with my love to cook and my need to cook more) with the creation of this here blog! 

But enough about me. I’ve offered you sweet promises of cobbler, and I do not disappoint.
Be forewarned, once you take a bite you may turn into a different person. A person who lacks the rational and restraint of your former self. A person who does not know nor care how to put down a fork.
This is the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Cobbler and it is my very favorite desert.

I give you … Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch.

 
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You’ll Need:
Filling:
-1 cup sugar (I used Wholesome Sweeteners organic sugar)
-3 Tb flour (try Arrowhead Mills organic pastry flour)
-3 cups sliced organic strawberries
-3 cups diced organic rhubarb 

Topping:
-1/2 cups flour
(I did ¼ cup Arrowhead Mills organic pastry flour and ¼ cup Bob’s Red Mill organic coconut flour. The benefits of the coconut are seemingly endless. Plus it just smells and tastes amazing)
-1 cup packed brown sugar (try Wholesome Sweeteners organic dark brown sugar)
-1 cup butter (I went a vegan route and used Earth Balance vegan margarine*)
-1 cup rolled oats (try Bob’s Red Mill old fashioned rolled oats. )
 
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, sugar, 3Tb flour, strawberries and
rhubarb. Place in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Mix 1 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, butter and oats until crumbly. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture on top of the rhubarb and strawberry mixture and bake for 45 minutes until topping is lightly browned! 
 
This is a recipe from my family that I felt needed to be shared with the world, which is exactly the point of this program. To come together as food lovers and curious cooks and share our favorite recipes with each other! How this works is if you would like to share your recipe please visit our Facebook discussion board for Lassen’s Real Food Real Recipes, which you can be directed to by simply clicking on the link (at the top of this blog) of the Lassens location nearest you. Please Include any information about yourself and your dish that you’d like everyone to know. If you would like your picture in the blog or recipe card, please feel free to share that as well. I will go through all the recipes and cook, photograph and blog about the winning dishes and their amazing authors. The chosen recipes will also be featured at every Lassen’s location as free recipe cards on our Holiday displays.This program is all about our community. If you love your community and love good, wholesome food then please feel free to impart your knowledge to Lassen’s Real Food Real Recipes! And please enjoy the cobbler.

Love, Lassen’s 

Written by Mykey