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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

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organic vegetable stromboliI stumbled across this recipe whilst looking for an alternative to a regular sandwich. The thought of oven roasted garlic teamed with delicious eggplant and zucchini certainly set my taste buds a twitching. The recipe can be easily adapted to include whole grain flours in the dough and different vegetables for the filling. Grilled peppers; mushrooms and sundried tomatoes would all work very well. Try making this recipe when you next have left over grilled/roasted veggies – just make sure they are not too wet or your Stromboli will be super soggy. Enjoy! – J

Ingredients
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • Sea salt/Himalayan salt

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Oats for dinner – oh yes you can! This delicious take on the traditional Italian Risotto is a fabulously simple way of incorporating oats into your diet. The Steel Cut Oats act very much like the traditionally used Arborio Rice as they release their starch and give this dish its beautiful creamy texture. Panfry or grill some whole asparagus spears tossed in a little olive oil just for that added something something. We served ours with a crisp green salad and steamed organic broccoli. Enjoy – J

Recipe (serves 2)

Ingredients
  • ½ tbsp olive oilSteel Cut Oat Risotto
  • 100g Anita’s Organic Steel Cut oats
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 250g asparagus, washed and sliced
  • 100g crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 litre of vegetable stock (we used Pacific Organic Low Sodium)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic Spelt Flakes
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic Kamut Flakes
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic Rye Flakes
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic Barley Flakes
  • 3 cups Anita’s Organic mixed nuts; roughly chopped (I used brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts & hazelnuts
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic raw sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup Anita’s Organic unhulled sesame seeds
  • ½ cup Anita’s Organic Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt
  • ¾ cup organic applesauce
  • 1/3 cup organic brown rice syrup
  • 1/4 cup organic maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp olive or other neutral tasting oil
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic Dried Apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic Conandria Figs, chopped
  • ½ cup Anita’s Organic Cacao Nibs

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So this recipe is a definite beauty in terms of visual brilliance and it tastes pretty amazing too! With the jewel red colour of the cranberries; the vibrant green of the parsley; the deep purple colour of the Forbidden Rice contrasting with the subtle hues of the wheat berries it makes a perfect dish for any occasion. Feast with your eyes!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups pre-cooked Anita’s Organic Hard Red Spring Wheat Kernels (berries)*
  • 1 cup pre-cooked Forbidden Rice (black rice)(we used Lotus Foods brand)*
  • 2/3 cup Anita’s Organic toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup Anita’s Organic Cranberries
  • ½ cup freshly chopped parsley

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So recently we have been making a very conscious effort to stick to healthy eating in our house. Are we perfect? Far from it, I bake yummy vegan treats so no more needs to be said on the matter! But one of the things I have insisted on is well planned out meals every week, all cooked from scratch with wholesome ingredients and as organic as humanly possible.

This isn’t rocket science and certainly nothing new but it helps to keep us focused on healthy eating and avoids impulse buys and quick fix, maybe not so healthy, meals. So where is this going, oh yes, my menu planning was how I found this recipe. I was looking for a different kind of side dish to accompany almost any meal and happened across this one. It was very quick and simple to make, tasty and could be easily adapted to suit anyone’s taste. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups emmer, (see Tip)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

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This bread is very simple to make and a perfect accompaniment to any winter chili.

Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups warm unsweetened soy milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups Anita’s Organic Cornmeal
  • ¾ cup Anita’s Organic All Purpose Unbleached Flour

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This delicious soup reminded me of a trip to Italy many years ago. A hearty soup, packed with flavor and nutrition. The Chickpea Parmigiana really elevates the soup to another level, adding a sharp tang that you would associate with parmesan cheese. This recipe served us well, with 4 large dinner helpings and enough left over for us all to take for lunch the next day.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Anita’s Farro (Emmer) Kernels
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • 14-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes (I used regular diced tomatoes)
  • 2 tsp crumbled dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground sage powder
  • 8 cups of vegetable broth

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Ok, so I’ve lost count of how many times I have made hummus and also how many different varieties there have been. Hummus is a staple in our house and can be used as a dip, in sandwiches, as part of a mezze or as a side for salads. This recipe is one of my favorites and super simple to make.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup cooked kidney beans (I used presoaked & cooked Anita’s Organic Red Kidney Beans)
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas (I used pre-soaked & cooked Anita’s Organic Garbanzo Beans)
  • 4–4½ tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice (lemon juice works ok but doesn’t pack the same punch)
  • 1½–2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 medium clove garlic, sliced
  • 2–2½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1½ tsp chipotle hot sauce

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During our recipe testing for this month’s newsletter we were trying to find something tasty; stress free and nutritious for a Christmas Eve dinner.

This dish is a perfect winter warmer for any occasion but especially great when you need a ‘no nonsense’, nutritious one pot meal in a hurry. Though I prefer the flavors of this stove top method I have also put all the ingredients in my slow cooker before and it works very well. A great one-pot meal to come home to after a busy day of festive preparation. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

For the stew:

  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ¾ tsp sea salt

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"We've worked with Anita's Organic Mill for more than ten years, and what's impressed us most is not only their passion and commitment to current and emerging organic products, but their flexibility and dependability."

~ Artisan Bake Shoppe