Hello and welcome to our latest edition of Fresh & Seasonal Recipes! Things are a little different this April, with many states and countries following shelter-in-place orders and stress at an all-time high. However, many of us (myself included) are taking comfort in cooking at home. Fortunately, grocery stores are still open—and even some farmers markets—and there are also delivery services available to bring that fresh spring produce to your home. However you get your food, we hope you're staying safe and healthy. Now on to the recipes!
In recent years, cauliflower has gone from being the reject from the crudite platter to the belle of the ball! This cruciferous vegetable in an excellent source of vitamin C, and its mild flavor and firm-yet-tender texture makes it an ideal choice for both sweet and savory recipes. These Fresh Herb, Feta & Quinoa Cauliflower Patties are ideal for spring. Organic Tri-Color Quinoa, riced cauliflower, fresh herbs and salty feta cheese combine to make a delicious patty you can eat as a burger or enjoy on a salad.
Grain bowls are an excellent sweep-the-kitchen dish--you can use whatever you have on hand--and this Pesto and Farro Grain Bowl shows the versatility of cauliflower. Instead of ricing it, here cauliflower is roasted with balsamic vinegar, sea salt and pepper and nestled on a bed of Brown Lentils, Organic Farro and fresh vegetables. Pesto, parmesan and fresh herbs add incredible flavor.
Mild, sweet and fresh, leeks are the French cousin of onions and garlic that you need in your life right now. Thinly slice the white and pale green parts and use in salads and sautes, and save the greens for stock. #ProTip: these multi-layered beauties tend to hold a lot of sand and soil, so wash thoroughly in a colander after slicing! We love leeks in this Paleo Squash Galette, made with Paleo Baking Flour and filled with butternut squash, pancetta and leeks.
For maximum cuteness, we cannot get over these Mini Spring Vegetable Quiches! Here, a savory custard filled with tender asparagus, leeks, garlic and cheese are baked in tiny tart crusts made with Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour.
Yes, green onions are available year-round at rock bottom prices, but now is when they really shine! Stock up to add a little color and lots of flavor to all kinds of dishes. Plus: if you slice off the tops and place the roots in a glass with a little water, they'll keep growing! This recipe for Cheddar, Bacon, and Green Onion Cornbread is a comfort-food favorite, and gluten free. Just prepare our Gluten Free Cornbread Mix and add savory bacon, rich cheddar and bright green onions!
Looking for a savory breakfast that pops? Try this Savory Oatmeal with Baked Eggs. Green onions, garlic and chicken broth are simmered with Steel Cut Oats and topped with protein-rich eggs! Add some extra flavor with soy sauce, sriracha or even ketchup!
Potatoes are always a wonderful item to keep on hand. Not only do they last a long time, but you can serve them up in so many different ways! Bake them, mash them, fry them, slice them and bake 'em on a pizza—the sky's the limit. With Easter coming up soon, we're especially into this Dairy and Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes dish. Thinly sliced potatoes are smothered in a creamy sauce made of Chickpea Flour and topped with sauteed onions and fresh parsley.
Another upcoming cherished holiday is Passover. While noodle kugel is always a favorite, we think you'll love this savory Potato Kugel, made with grated potatoes and onions, Potato Starch, eggs and chives. Simple yet addictive, plus it's a wonderful side for any meal of the day.
Rhubarb isn't just gorgeously colored and incredibly flavorful, but it's a good source of vitamin C as well! These Oatmeal Crisp Rhubarb Bars are wonderful as a snack or dessert (or even breakfast). A base of Organic Regular Rolled Oats, Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour, almonds and spices is topped with a vibrant compote of rhubarb, lemon and ginger. Delicious!
These Cornmeal-Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberry-Rhubarb Syrup are the epitome of spring! Tender pancakes made with Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour, Fine Grind Cornmeal and rice ricotta is topped with a tangy-sweet syrup made with strawberries, rhubarb, brown sugar and lemon.
Is there are vegetable that shouts "spring" louder (and more colorfully) than fresh green peas? Peas quickly convert their natural sugars into starches once they're picked, so it's worth it to grow them yourselves or (safely) shop your local farmers market. Make the most of these precious gems with these Gluten Free Pea Ravioli with Browned Butter Sauce. Spring peas are mixed with ricotta and parmesan cheeses and lemon, then stuffed into fresh pasta made with Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. A brown butter sauce with more fresh peas is the perfect finishing touch.
Another fantastic spring recipe is this Spring Farrotto with Mushrooms, Rapini and Peas. A scrumptious risotto made with Organic Farro is simmered with chicken broth, pancetta, spring mushrooms and onions, rapini fresh herbs and spring peas.
Passover and Easter
Passover and Easter are almost here—stay tuned for our new Spring Into Baking eBook, filled with our newest recipes! We included some additional favorites below.
These Coconut Macaroons are easy to make kosher for Passover: simply omit the vanilla extract, or use vanilla powder. Shredded Coconut is mixed with egg whites and honey and baked, then dipped in dark chocolate to be extra delicious.
Serve Potato Latke Waffles for an impressive-yet-easy dish that everyone will love! These light and crispy waffles are made with Paleo Baking Flour. Serve alongside a platter of toppings like lox, cream cheese and dill, or applesauce and sour cream.
Looking for a clever way to use up chicken or egg salad (or both)? These Carrot-Shaped Croissant Cones are simple to make with Active Dry Yeast and Organic Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour, and so fun for kids!
Ready to bust out the big guns? This Bunny Cake is a baking project and a craft project, and so cute and delicious. A simple butter cake made with Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour is transformed into a cute bunny and topped with vanilla buttercream and Shredded Coconut.
We hope this April is a safe and healthy one for you, as we celebrate in the ways we can at home. We're here for you—do you have questions about our products or need a recipe recommendation? Post it below!