Vegetarian Greek Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce
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!
Written by Denae with recipe from Salty Girl Seafood
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Breakfast food is amazing! Not just for breakfast, but lunch… and especially dinner! So while this recipe may be called appear “breakfasty”, don’t deprive yourself of deliciousness just because the time of day.
This meal always makes me think of Saturday mornings with my siblings. We’d sit around the kitchen and talk while I made breakfast, and for some peculiar reason it was always eaten in a cup instead of on a plate. I suppose those were pre-arugula loving days though. However, I will debate that it still does taste just a little better inside of a cup 😉
This recipe has a lot of flexibility, which is always nice if you’re looking to whip something up real quick. Since I don’t cook by recipes (making it really hard sometimes to remember to measure and write stuff down when doing these recipes) I’ve done a lot of different varieties of this same kind of dish.
The beauty is that it’s general enough that you know you could throw whatever leftovers/veggies/meat/anything hanging out in the fridge, in with the eggs and BOOM you have a meal! When I made this recipe I had a bell pepper and red onion that needed to be eaten, so this was a perfect reason to use those up. The ingredients can be anything. Over the years we’ve thrown in anything from leftover steak, to frozen pre-seasoned potatoes, to food that was going to be tossed in a day or two if it wasn’t used.
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I kind of have an obsession with shrimp. It’s not as severe as my obsession with coconut, but you can only imagine how happy coconut shrimp makes me! I’m also constantly on the lookout for making recipes that are easy, fast, and tasty! Aside from some manual labor on the shrimp, which can easily be avoided by purchasing shrimp that are already shelled and deveined, this meal is super fast!
The tart lime and flavorful seasonings make this dish a real treat. Although I always pick quinoa over rice, it can be served with rice and still be wonderful. Give it a go and let us know what you think!
My favorite apples for apple crisp are the classic tart Granny Smith, and the juicy sweet Honeycrisp. Since they are both firm and crisp apples, they don’t become mush when they’re baked.
The topping is another vital part. Since trying to stay away from grains, I’ve had to experiment with toppings while I make recipes. Originally I started with purely nuts, then threw in coconut, then I found quinoa flakes from Ancient Harvest. These flakes have changed how I make meatballs, crumbles, oatmeal, the list goes on.
Enjoy this warm and sweet dessert,
It’s the first day of fall! Can we just stop for a moment and soak that in, please? These are the pretty decorations and delicious treats we had to kick off this fun season!
Naturally, a recipe.. or two.. had to be made. First, we’ll start with the delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip that I made.
I always feel hesitant to make something “cheesecake” like, because I am afraid of the cream cheese clumping up and the dip not looking very pretty. I’ve learned though, ROOM TEMPERATURE. So as you embark on this recipe adventure, make sure you give yourself enough time to lower the cream cheese temperature.
Since there is a pumpkin shortage, or at least an organic pumpkin shortage, you can use a can of pumpkin pie filling instead of pureed pumpkin. Since it has more sugar and spices already in it, I’d only use about 3/4 the sugar amount and then add spices to taste until you’re satisfied — just try to not eat it all while you taste test!
This website says that a “lifetime of excessive dietary acid may promote bone and muscle loss, high blood pressure and increased risk for kidney stones and may aggravate asthma and excercise-induced asthma.” This diet balances acid and alkaline.
Our hearts, kidneys and other organs depend on potassium to function properly. When sodium intake is higher and potassium intake is lower, we are at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and strokes.
Lassen’s carries everything you need to eat on the Paleo Diet!
In upcoming posts I will share some recipes that comply with the Paleo Diet Plan!
However, if you can hold out a couple minutes more, turn on your ovens broiler and sprinkle some more coconut sugar on to the top of your souffle cups. Put them under the broiler for a couple of minutes until the pie starts bubbling and the sugar melts. Let them cool for a moment and then enjoy!
With my pumpkin scented candles flickering and illuminating the walls and Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” crackling from the speakers on my record player, this was the prefect treat on a cool October evening.
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a 9 x 13 baking dish, arrange sweet potatoes in an even layer. Combine all other ingredients in a small bowl and pour over sweet potatoes; toss to coat. Cover and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, stirring mixture every 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender and starting to brown.
Hey There! Welcome to the Lassen Loves, the official blog of Lassens Natural Foods and Vitamins!
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 farm. 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
And who am I? I’m a Lassens 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!
-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
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.