Cinnamon Cereal Snickerdoodles

Whether you’re gearing up for a night in of baking or planning to “wow” at your next social function, we’ve got you covered! We’re bringing a biodynamic® twist to your favorite Snickerdoodle with a surprising secret ingredient – Cinnamon Clusters cereal. Ready, set, bake!

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Makes: 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup all purpose flourimg_9652
  • 3/4 cup crushed Biodynamic Cinnamon Cereal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon cereal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, clove, milk powder and salt until well mixed.

2. In a separate bowl, beat butter until creamy. Next, add sugar and beat for 1-2 minutes. Then add egg, vanilla extract and maple syrup and beat until well incorporated. Lastly, add in dry ingredients and mix well. Place in the freezer and preheat oven to 350 F.

3. In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar for the topping.

4.Once oven is ready, remove cookie dough from freezer. Roll 1 tablespoon of cookie dough into a ball. Roll the cookie dough ball into the cinnamon sugar until well coated. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the cookie dough.

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Bake for 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Enjoy!

P.S. Vegan? No problem – swap in vegan butter, remove milk powder, and substitute egg with 1/4 cup of cup of applesauce!

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Homegrown Mushroom Spring Rolls

Don’t have time to make a meal every day, yet alone a healthy one? This delicious mushroom spring roll filled with homegrown oyster mushrooms and cilantro is the answer to all your troubles! It’s colorful, flavorful, and simple to make!

Prep: 10 mins
Cook time: 5 mins

Makes: 4 spring rolls

Ingredients:

  • img_81501 cup oyster mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 4 spring roll wrapped
  • 1/2 cucumber, julienned
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 2 scallions, green part only, cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • Sriracha, to taste

 

 

Directions:
1. In a small skillet, add vegetable oil on medium heat. When oil is hot add mushrooms and kale and stir. Cook for 30 seconds. Add sesame seeds, soy sauce and hoisin sauce. Stir well and cook for another 2 minutes. Spoon into a bowl and set aside.

2. Add water to a plate. Dip the spring roll wrapper into the water for 3 seconds on each side. Place on a clean surface and rub the wrapper with your hands to make sure the entire wrapper is moist. Add cucumber, carrot, scallion, cilantro, and 2 tablespoons of the sautéed mushroom and kale to the lower 2/3 of the wrapper.

3. Fold both sides of the wrapper over the filling and then tightly roll up the wrapper from the bottom, making sure all the filling stays in.

4. In a small bowl, mix together vegan mayo, sesame oil and Sriracha to taste. Dip spring rolls into the spicy mayo sauce and enjoy! 

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Pro Tips:
– add other fillings like jalapeños, tofu, mint, basil, purple cabbage, sprouts etc.
– use peanut sauce instead if you want!

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5 Must-Make Holiday Recipes

What would the holiday season be without the smell of freshly baked foods wafting through your house? Whether you’re a baking newbie or Emeril Lagasse himself, you have what it takes to put together some delicious, homemade holiday grub.

From sweet to savory, we’ve compiled our favorite recipes of the season, each one sure to make your kitchen into an instrument of holiday cheer!

 

Mini Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
We all know someone who LOVES cheesecake – heck, maybe that someone is you! Do you also love pumpkin pie? If you’re a traditional pie eater over the holidays, why not change it up a bit and try making these pumpkin pie cheesecakes? For the record, they are delicious AND adorable. Get the recipe!

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Sage Roasted Butternut Squash
Aaaah it’s the vegetable we’ve all been waiting for that only comes once a year – butternut squash. Now you can make sage roasted butternut squash thanks to our favorite foodie guru, Chef Hetal. Get the recipe!

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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
There’s nothing more satisfying than a plate of saucy lasagna, especially Ms. Martha Stewart’s own Roasted Vegetable Lasagna! Knock your holiday dinner party out of the park with this classic Italian dish. Bonus – this hearty dish will leave you with plenty of delicious leftovers. Bring out your inner Martha and say bon appétit! Get Martha’s recipe.

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Mushroom Gravy
Gravy, gravy, gravy! What holiday dinner’s complete without some homemade gravy? To change things up a bit, we’ve carefully crafted a simple, healthy gravy recipe you won’t be able to live without with homegrown mushrooms…Did we mention how much we love gravy? Get the recipe.

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Holiday Smoothie
We know what you’re thinking – a smoothie? Not the most intuitive drink for a cold, gloomy winter day, BUT our friend Ayesha Curry has created this UH-mazing holiday smoothie that is the perfect evolution for the eggnog veteran looking to take things to the next level 😉 Get Ayesha’s recipe!

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The Green Gift Every Foodie is Talking About

At some point, even the most committed foodies reach their fine dining plateau or get sick of pinning Food Porn onto their Pinterest boards—eventually, they want more. While some take to the kitchen to dream up their own concoctions, others with farm-to-table ambitions want to take it one step further and grow their own ingredients. But even the most experienced chef can be intimidated by the prospect of becoming a gardening novice. Good news — the lover of all grub can ease into the process and quickly transform from beginner to green-thumbed god. The solution? The Water Garden.

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Back to the Roots co-founders Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez initially stumbled upon the idea of aquaponics while doing a farm visit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Awestruck by the magic of aquaponic farming (2x faster growth with 90% less water? Yes please!) the guys set out to find a way to share this experience with kids and families. After a year-long design process, the Water Garden launched on Kickstarter in November 2012 with a conservative goal of $100,000. To their surprise, there was enough interest around the self-cleaning, food-growing fish tank that they raised $248,000 in just 30 days!

Original Water Garden Video on Kickstarter (formerly the AquaFarm):

Today, there are over 100,000 Water Gardens in homes and classrooms nationwide growing their own organic food via aquaponics. The Water Garden continues to delight farmers of all ages, bringing a mini-ecosystem into the comfort of your own home and yielding organic sprouts and herbs all year long. People love it because it requires 1) no yard or outdoor space at all, 2) no water changes, and 3) comes with everything you need to get started . The only prerequisite is a little bit of light and, of course, a new pet fish (don’t worry – it comes with a coupon for one from Petco!).

This fish-powered garden comes fully loaded, including: 3-gallon fish tank, the aquarium gravel, organic herb seeds, grow stones, natural fertilizer, a silent submersible water pump, fish food, and a coupon for your betta fish. Put your fish in the tank, plant your seeds, and in 2-3 days you’ll have your first sprouts and your ecosystem will be growing away in happy harmony.

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5 Tips for Sustainable Gift-Giving This Holiday Season

Mindful gift-giving eliminates any feeling of dread that might be attached to concern that one’s own behavior is environmentally damaging. Did you know that Americans throw away 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year than any other time of year? It may be easy to avoid images of landfills loaded down with wrapping paper and forgotten gifts, but people still tend toward wastefulness.

Want to decrease your mark on the planet just a little bit? Give your holiday gifts mindfully and sustainably. Here’s how to do it:

1. Give Green-Oriented Gifts: Products that encourage interaction with the environment can send a message. Consider the Water Garden, a sustainable, self-cleaning fish tank that grows organic sprouts and herbs. Without any outdoor space required, it makes it a snap for people to literally grow some of their own food at home. Similarly, there’s the Mushroom Farm, a little box that grows delicious organic oyster mushrooms in just 10 days. Gifts like these remind people that it’s easy to take an active role in nurturing plant life and engaging with our natural environment. And you get to eat when you’re done!

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2. Buy Non-Packaged Gifts: Holiday waste results in an extra 25 million tons of garbage. Try giving something that can’t be thrown away, like classes or admission to an event? Cooking classes, a trip to an eco-farm, concert tickets, and even e-books are all great gifts that require absolutely no wrapping.

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3. Use Sustainable Wrapping Paper: Of course, it’s pretty fun to pick out colorful holiday wrapping paper, but what if your wrapping paper was more sustainable than something purchased from a major retailer? Instead of run-of-the-mill gift-wrap from Walmart this year, re-appropriate other paper as you see fit. The comics pages of a major newspaper are a classic standby, but you might also use old wallpaper or cut-up paper bags.

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4. Buy From Local/Small Businesses: Buying locally is an important component not only to the development of a local economy, but to reducing environmental harms. Products made in your community require less transportation to be sold to your community. By investing in local businesses, you also help to create more local jobs and a more economically robust neighborhood.

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5. Make Your Own Gifts: If you really don’t want to waste anything this year, why not make a gift yourself? Make one-of-a-kind holiday cards out of old magazines, newsletters, and envelopes. Bake lots and lots of cookies, or better yet, make meals for your loved ones using herbs and mushrooms you grew in your Water Garden and Mushroom Farm.

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Top 10 Gifts of 2016 for Teachers

Are you looking to honor your teacher with a seasonal holiday gift? Maybe your close friend just happens to teach for a living? You might give them a present that serves double-duty, one that not only commemorating your special relationship but also serving a purpose in their classroom. We have plenty of ideas for worthwhile teacher gifts. Let them know they are remembered while giving them a great classroom accessory at the same time.

1. Garden In-A-Can Set ($24.99): You don’t need an outdoor garden to grow your own herbs at home. Forget the yard entirely and go with the Garden-In-A-Can set. It comes with cans for growing four types of herbs: basil, cilantro, sage, and dill. Class activity: Split everyone into 4 groups in a “race” to see who can most successfully nurture their herb.

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2. School Supply Bouquet (price varies): Here’s a great homemade gift for those friends of yours in the education business. Buy a bunch of school supplies — glue, paper, staples, rulers, and the like — and place them into a stylish arrangement. Make use of a handsome container or other appealing presentation to lend a thoughtful air to your gift. It’s one that your teacher friend will use and benefit from.

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3. Water Garden ($99.99): Serving as both a fish tank and herb garden, this has got to be one of the coolest gifts ever. With a Water Garden in your foodie’s kitchen, they might pluck herbs and sprouts for use as garnish in daily dishes, all in the company of a new fish. The self-cleaning ecosystem adds a novel, low-maintenance vibe to any living space.

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4. Crystal Growing Kit ($19.95): In the name of teaching students about the natural world, this Crystal Growing Kit makes an awesome gift to a teacher who might want to put it on display in a classroom. As a crystal begins to form, students will learn lessons about geology. When it’s done, the kit contains all the materials needed to perform seven different crystal growth experiments.crystal5. A Memory-Filled Scrapbook ($35): Making a gift for a teacher will often be a wise course of action. A scrapbook filled with photographs, high-scoring tests, and other academic memories makes a wonderful present to let your educational leader know that you not only appreciate their effort, but that their significant effort will be remembered.

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6. Custom Tote Bag
(price varies): Give your teacher a place to stash their stuff as they migrate from home to classroom and back. You might deck out your gift tote bag with a photograph, some hand-painting, or perhaps even some custom embroidery. It’s a wide world of options when a tote bag is your blank canvas.screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-3-25-03-pm7. Mushroom Farm ($19.99): Kids love nothing more than a fast-moving spectacle. In just 10 days, you can show them how mushrooms grow to maturity out of a cardboard box. Open this boxed mushroom farm, spray its contents with water, and harvest your mushrooms a little over a week later.

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8. Amazon Gift Cards (your choice): Whether they need to buy something for the classroom or their personal lives, sometimes it’s best to just give someone the resources to treat themselves and the instructions to do so. Amazon sells a little bit of everything. If your teacher needs new books, new clothes, or a new DVD box set, you can’t go too wrong making more of Amazon available to them.screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-3-26-43-pm9. Worm Farm Composter ($139): With this composter, teachers have a way to introduce students to the ideas associated with composting and recycling. They’ll raise a small colony of earth-enriching worms that go to work to make healthy soil, and students will get to observe them doing so.

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10. Make a donation. Perhaps your teacher is a vocal supporter of some cause — pony up and let them know you’re lending support on their behalf. You might also contribute to an education- or child-related cause that makes a natural intersection with teaching. Consider Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, or Locks of Love.

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Top 10 Gifts of 2016 for Chefs & Foodies

The gift-giving season is upon us, and if you’re stumped on gift ideas for your foodie friends, then worry no more! There are a variety of exciting, engaging gifts you can give that they’re bound to love. Some may even deepen their relationship with food, perhaps as they grow a mushroom from scratch in a new mushroom farm and nurse them all the way to the dinner table.

After you’ve got your food-minded friend covered, make sure to treat yourself too!

1. Angurello Watermelon Slicer ($19.95): It’s time to redefine what we expect from everyone’s favorite vine-like flowering plant. When your chef or foodie friend wields this stainless steel utensil, their watermelon slices will come out in neat, perfect pieces, and their hands remain completely dry. Who knew that watermelon technology had yet to be perfected?

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2. Water Garden ($99.99): Serving as both a fish tank and herb garden, this has got to be one of the coolest gifts ever. With a Water Garden in your foodie’s kitchen, they might pluck herbs and sprouts for use as garnish in daily dishes, all in the company of a new fish. The self-cleaning ecosystem adds a novel, low-maintenance vibe to any living space.

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3. Tortilla Press ($120): If you don’t want to start with a good store-bought tortilla, you can of course make your own with help from this niche culinary gadget. By applying exactly the right amount of force to turn masa into a freshly pressed tortilla. With this gift given, you’ll forever change the nature of your food-minded friend’s relationship related to his or her relationship with tacos and burritos forever.

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4. Self-Watering Planter ($29.99): What are tortillas without salsa? With this self-watering planter, you can grow your own cherry tomatoes in low-maintenance fashion. It only requires water once a week, providing a low-fuss way to people to grow their own delicious, organic food.

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5. The Matcha Maker ($35): Know a matcha lover? This Matcha Maker is a match-a made in heaven. On the go foodie friends will enjoy their matcha wherever they please in a matter of seconds! Just add tea, hot water, then shake-n-sip!matcha-maker6. Coffee Cold Brew Gift Set ($36): If cold brew is a must-have in the morning, give it an eco-friendly twist with this reusable mason jar kit. Not only is it innovative, but all you have to do is add ground coffee to the filter, fill it up with cold water, and let it soak overnight! Best part about this gift? You can use the mason jar on the go and enjoy a complimentary aromatic blend of Brazilian and Guatemalan coffee.

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7. Ceramic Compost Keeper
($24.95): Going back and forth to your compost bin every time you cook can be tiresome, not to mention the smell can get foul. Fear no more – this ceramic compost keeper will make any chef and foodie’s life easier by having it right on their kitchen counter, and give their composting lifestyle quicker and easier. With this simple, elegant design, it will also relieve any bad odors.compost

8. Mushroom Farm ($19.99): Did you know it only takes 10 days to grow your own delicious mushrooms out of a box? Your foodie friend will have everything it takes to turn the kitchen counter into an agricultural force to be reckoned with, as this mushroom farm yields delectable oyster mushrooms from the comfort of your home. It only requires that you open the box, mist it with water, and harvest it just 10 days later.

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9. Artisanal Salt Sampler ($35): The world of salt is diverse enough that you might consider buying this selection of six different kinds of sodium, which come with their own wooden display stand. Included in the selection are exotic-sounding salts like habanero, sweet onion, and black garlic. Your french fries will never be the same again.

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10. Better Baking: Wholesome Ingredients, Delicious Desserts ($19.68): We all fall for the sweet, savory desserts we like to indulge in to fulfill our sweet tooth – but it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good for our health. Luckily, chef Genevieve Ko has created a collaboration of healthy recipes that are just as indulgent as that chocolate cake you’ve been craving. Which healthy dessert will you try first?

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Sage Roasted Butternut Squash – Yum!

Nothing quite says fall like warm butternut squash. Fulfill your cravings with this quick and easy side dish that blends fresh, homegrown sage and rosemary for a sweet & savory twist! Preheat your oven, turn on your favorite holiday tunes, and dance like no one’s watching while you fill your house with the best flavors and fragrances of fall!

Cook time : 35 minutes
Makes 3 cups (4-6 servings)

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  • 3 cups butternut squash, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, add butternut squash, sage, rosemary, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Mix until all the squash is coated in oil.
  3. Spread the squash onto the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until fork tender. Serve while hot!

Tips:

– quick and easy side for the holidays!
– squash and sage go so well together, sweet and savory!
– can use delicata squash as well – just bake for 40 minutes instead.
– to make it faster, you can use pre-cut butternut squash from your local grocery store.

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Sage and Plum Galette

Like what you see above? Don’t worry, it tastes even better.  This unique pairing of sage and plum are a match made in heaven, making an irresistibly floral, fragrant blend to fill the buttery crust. Not only is it quick and easy to prepare , but the colorful combo makes a beautiful addition that will shine in any holiday dessert spread!

Cooking Time: 40 mins
Makes one 8 inch galette (4-5 people)

img_7114Ingredients:

  • 1 (12-inch) pre-made pie crust
  • 3 plums, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup organic sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, minced
  • 1/2tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Demerara sugar (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together sliced plums, sugar, sage and lemon juice. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Lay the sliced plums onto the pie crust, leaving a 2 inch border around the edge. Fold the edge of the pie crust over and brush with egg wash and sprinkle crust with Demerara sugar.
  4. Bake galette for 30-40 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Serve at room temperature or warmed.
  5. Enjoy!

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Vegan Mushroom Gravy

It’s that time of year again… holiday feasts are upon us and we’re digging up our favorite recipes. This year, switch it up and surprise your guests with a dish that’s not just homemade, but homegrown! This delicious (and vegan!) Mushroom Gravy, features oyster mushrooms that you can grow in just 10 days. Add a hint of rosemary and thyme, and you’ll have the perfect savory gravy over garlic mashed potatoes or fluffy biscuits.

Disclaimer: They’ll never know it’s vegan, but it’ll definitely taste homegrown!

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Makes: 3 cups

Ingredients:

  • img_73062 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion, small dice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz (~2 cups) oyster mushrooms, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp thyme, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter

Directions:

  1. In a medium skillet on medium-high heat, add vegetable oil. Once oil is hot, add onion, garlic, mushrooms, thyme, rosemary, and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Stir well. Sauté for 10-12 minutes or until mushrooms have browned. They might stick to the bottom of the pan, don’t worry, you want that!
  2. Once the mushrooms have browned, carefully add the dry white wine and cook until almost all the liquid has evaporated away. Stir in vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat  and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and water. Pour the flour slurry into the gravy mixture and stir until nice and thick. Remove from heat and add 3 tbsp of vegan butter and stir until the butter is melted in. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve while hot over mashed potatoes or biscuits!

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Mini Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes!

To pie or cheesecake? That is the [Thanksgiving] question. Take a step back and prepare your tastebuds for the combo you’ve been waiting for…yes, Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake! These mini servings are as tasty as they are adorable, with a (mostly) guilt-free, crunchy crust made of whole wheat Biodynamic Cinnamon Clusters. The catch? They’ll disappear from your plate in five seconds flat 😉

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Makes 12 mini cheesecakes or one 9 inch cake

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cup Biodynamic® Cinnamon Clusters
  • 1 1/2 tbsp organic coconut sugar
  • 4 tbsp melted butter

Pumpkin Pie Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz) pkg of cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin pureeimg_7005
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 egg
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • toasted pecans (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.  Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Blend 1 1/2 cups cinnamon clusters until fine. In a small bowl, mix together crushed Cinnamon clusters, coconut sugar, and melted butter. Mix well.
  3. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of the cinnamon crust into each cupcake liner and press down with a spoon. Bake for 5 minutes to set.
  4. While the crusts are cooling, add cream cheese, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Whisk until the batter is almost smooth. Add egg and whisk until batter is smooth.
  5. Spoon ~2 tablespoons of batter into each cupcake liner. Tap the tray down to smooth out the batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the middle is just set. Remove and cool on the counter. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

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Spice Up Your Life: Stuffed Bell Pepper Style

Thai meets the stuffed bell pepper in a long overdue, tantalizing union. Quinoa, carrots, fresh herbs, and Sriracha meet a creamy, classic Thai sauce creating the zesty combo you didn’t know you needed, but won’t be able to live without.

PRO TIP: [add these avocado fries for a delicious crunchy side!]

The marriage we didn’t know we’d been missing, but can’t live without: Thai and the stuffed bell pepper. Surprise yourself with this tasty thai basil quinoastuffed bell pepper dish! You’ll never know what your taste buds will encounter next with all the fresh herbs inside. Think you can handle it?

Cook time: 45 mins
Makes 2 servings

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  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, washed in cold water
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • Sriracha, to taste
  • 2 medium bell peppers
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanuts, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 355 F.  
  2. Heat coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and a pinch of salt. Stir well and sauté for 3 minutes. Add in garlic and stir. Sauté for another 3 minutes. Stir in Thai red curry paste and cook for 30 seconds. Pour in the coconut milk and vegetable broth OR water. Add in the quinoa, basil, chives, cilantro, and carrots. Stir well and bring to a boil, then simmer while covered for 15 minutes on low heat. Once quinoa is cooked stir in the chopped spinach and cook until it is wilted. Add Sriracha and salt to taste.
  3. Cut the top of the bell peppers off and take out the seeds and ribs. Fill the bell pepper with the quinoa mixture.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes to soften the bell pepper.
  5. Remove bell peppers from the oven and top with scallions and chopped peanuts.

Enjoy while hot!

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