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july2016-newsletterThis month we are getting you to eat your grains! It is important to get whole grains into your diet and we have some delicious recipes to help you do just that!

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This Month’s Recipes:

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Ancient Grain Pesto BurgerSome day’s calamities just happen in the kitchen, sometimes lots of them at the same time! We are all human and in the big scheme of this crazy adventure called life, those ‘kitchen calamities’ are a mere teeny tiny blip of no significance. But being able to get over the initial frustration and turn a kitchen calamity into a positive is a must. So that being said, borne from one such kitchen calamity were these burgers. Originally destined to be used in a delicious grain salad, the Einkorn grains in this recipe were woefully overcooked – a little too zealous with the water to grain ration in the rice cooker methinks. But, salvaged they were, from a destiny of gracing the garbage can and turned into these delicious burgers instead. Just don’t ask why the burger bun is missing from the picture! Enjoy ~J!

Ingredients (Makes 6 Burgers)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (or 4 small shallots)
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup crimini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 cups overcooked grains or rice (we used Einkorn Kernels) – reserve one cup and keep aside
  • 1/2 cup cooked garbanzo beans (chick peas)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 1/3 cup flour (we used Einkorn)
  • Salt & pepper to taste (approx. 1/2 tsp of each)
  • Oil for frying

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Overnight Fruity BreakfastFancy a change from oatmeal for breakfast? How about waking up to some delicious whole grains, slow cooked overnight to create this hearty, fruity dish. It’s pretty simple – while you are waiting for the kettle to boil for your bedtime cup of tea – throw these ingredients into your slow cooker. Wake up in the morning to the beautiful aroma of cinnamon and a tasty bowl of whole grain goodness Serve hot, sprinkled with chopped nuts and or seeds. Enjoy ~J!

Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup Wheat Kernels, (use a small grain such as Hard Red, Red Fife, Soft White, Einkorn etc)
  • 1/3 cup Anita’s Organic Harvest Grain Flake Mix
  • 1/3 cup Anita’s Organic Apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Anita’s Organic Deglet Noor Dates, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 tsp extract)
  • 3 cups water

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Crunchy Buckwheat GranolaStart your day off right with this delicious granola. Made with our Harvest Grain Flake Mix and Buckwheat Groats it has the traditional flavours and texture of granola with an extra crunch from the buckwheat. Choose any mixture of nuts, seeds and dried fruit you like – just remember to always add the dried fruit after the granola has been cooked. Store in an airtight container and serve with milk, fruit & yoghurt…..or even ice cream! Enjoy ~J!

Ingredients
  • 2 3/4 cups Anita’s Organic Harvest Grain Flake Mix
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic Buckwheat Groats
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (we used walnuts)
  • 1/3 cup Anita’s Organic High Fibre Blend (or use oat bran)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 tsp extract)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup, warmed gently
  • 1/4 coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup Anita’s Organic Shredded Coconut
  • 3/4 cup dried fruit, chopped if large (we used a mixture of Apricots, Dates, Cranberries and Thompson Raisins)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa nibs

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may-newsletter-thumbnailThis month we highlight some of the great new recipes our test kitchen has come up with. We are showcasing these delicious recipes that use one of our fantastic mixes you may already have in your pantry. Why not pick one up this month and save 10%.

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This Month’s Recipes:
Specials – It’s Mixes Month!

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Harvest Grain Bread
Our Harvest Grain Muesli is a great mixture of Barley Flakes, Wheat Flakes, Oat Flakes, Sunflower Seeds, Flax, Millet and Sesame Seeds. This delicious mix can be eaten just as is, sprinkled on top of oatmeal or yoghurt, used to make granola, or added to your baking. Here we have added it to a simple bread recipe. This bread is perfect for sandwiches, toast and or dunked in your favourite soup. Enjoy ~J

Ingredients

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Double Layer Lemon & Strawberry Cheesecake
Our cookie mixes are very easy to use to make delicious pie crusts. Here we used our Oatmeal Currant Cookie mix to make the base for this (almost) raw cheesecake. As the base is cooked we can’t call it raw but we can call it simple. Simple and utterly delicious.  Enjoy ~J

Ingredients

Base

Topping – Lemon

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews, soaked for 2 hours
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk, (refrigerate coconut milk for 24hrs before hand and use the top creamy part only)
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup agave or light (#1 grade) maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)

Topping – Strawberry

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews, soaked for 2 hours
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk, (refrigerate coconut milk for 24hrs before hand and use the top creamy part only)
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup agave or light (#1 grade) maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)

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Beer Battered French Toast

We love to re-purpose our mixes to make new and exciting recipes but sometimes simplicity is the best. Here we took our Ancient Grain Pancake Mix and used it to make a delicious beer batter for French Toast. A good tasting beer adds a delicious richness to the French Toast but you can sub it for sparkling water instead. Enjoy ~J

Ingredients

French Toast

  • 2 cups Anita’s Organic Ancient Grain Pancake Mix
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 tsp extract)
  • 2 tbsp neutral tasting oil
  • 1.5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup non – dairy milk (or regular)
  • 355ml can good tasting beer (sub for sparkling water for child friendly version)
  • 8 slices of day old sourdough bread
  • Coconut oil (for frying)

Blueberry Compote

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

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may-newsletter-thumbnailThis month the spotlight is on whole wheat flour – simplicity at its best. We are showcasing some delicious recipes using whole wheat flour and whole wheat pastry flour. Trust us, these are delicious!

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Rhubarb Bread

May 5, 2016

Rhubarb LoafIt’s rhubarb season and if you haven’t already turned all of your rhubarb into delicious crumbles then why not try some Rhubarb Bread. What better way to highlight this delectable seasonal treat than in a sweet loaf, perfect for breakfast with a nice cup of tea. This hearty tea bread is just the right combination of sweet and tart with a hint of warming spices. Enjoy ~J

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil (or other neutral tasting oil)
  • 1/3 cup Anita’s Organic Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Anita’s Organic Cane Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups rhubarb, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Anita’s Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp powdered cloves or all spice
  • 2 tsp non-alum baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp non-alum baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

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