Beautiful millet with fresh vegetables, greens  and a light lemony dressing from Très Green, Très Clean, Très Chic by Rebecca Leffler // gluten free, vegan

Magnifique Millet with Spring Vegetables {Giveaway}

by Cassidy Stockton in Contests, Meatless Mondays, Recipes

Très Green, Très Clean, Très Chic by Rebecca Leffler, of Lafleur Paris NY, is a beautiful book filled with recipes for food and healthy, happy living. From natural beauty tips to yoga poses and happy playlists, Rebecca’s years in France bring a fresh and lively voice to clean eating. With fun recipes like Le “Chic” Cake and Pancrêpes and Happy Hazelnut Quinoa Bowl, it’s hard to take life too seriously. Each of the 150 recipes is plant-based and gluten, soy and refined sugar free. Organized by season, each section has beauty tips, playlists and yoga routines that match the theme of the season. We’ve all heard that the French know how to live healthy and well, Très Green, Très Clean, Très Chic will teach you their secrets.

Très Green, Très Clean, Très Chic by Rebecca Leffler // Gluten free and vegan recipes for living a clean, green life, the French way.
For more great recipes from Rebecca, keep up with her at Lafleur Paris NY, on InstagramTwitter and Facebook. The kind folks at The Experiment Publishing have offered us a copy of Très Green, Très Clean, Très Chic to give away to one lucky winner. We’ll pair this lovely book with a package of millet and quinoa to help you get started. To enter, simply follow the prompts below and we’ll select a winenr at random from all who enter by 11:59 pm on 8/3/15. Visit The Experiment Publishing to browse their other titles and snag a copy of this book.

Beautiful millet with fresh vegetables, greens  and a light lemony dressing from Très Green, Très Clean, Très Chic by Rebecca Leffler // gluten free, vegan

Magnifique Millet with Spring Vegetables

Millet is appropriately pronounced “mi-YAY!” in French. “YAY!” will likely be your reaction after eating this colorful and flavorful dish that is, in sum, spring on a plate. Millet may be the title food here, but it actually serves as supporting actor to special guest stars: fresh, seasonal produce (adaptable year-round using anything you find at the market). Say it with me now (in your best French accent, please): YAY for millet!

Makes 2 salads

  • ½ cup (50 g) dry Millet
  • 6 small Red Radishes
  • 8 Asparagus Spears (white or green)
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 fresh Spring (green) Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup (50 g) chopped fresh Green Onions
  • 2 handfuls of fresh Spinach
  • ½ cup (50 g) Shelled Peas
  • 1 handful of Arugula and/or Mustard Greens
  • 1 handful of fresh Herbs of choice
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

1. For best nutrition, add the millet and a pinch of salt to a bowl of water, cover, and soak overnight or during the day. Rinse and drain before cooking. If you don’t remember to soak . . . OMG YOU MIGHT DIE! Just kidding, pas de problème, just rinse the millet and follow the rest of the directions.

2. Add the millet to a small pot over medium heat and lightly toast for 1 to 2 minutes. Then add 1 cup (250 ml) water if you soaked the millet, or 1½ cups (375 ml) water if not. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for around 15 minutes if presoaked, or 20 minutes if not, until the millet has absorbed the water (but isn’t too mushy!). Let it sit in the covered pot off of the stove for around 5 more minutes until it’s fluffable (a word I invented to describe what happens when one places a fork into perfectly cooked millet).

3. Rinse and cut off the tops of the radishes. Halve or chop into pieces depending on their size.

4. Snap the asparagus spears at their natural breaking point, then cut the tender parts into small pieces. Peel or wash the carrots, then grate. If you’re using fresh garlic, chop into small pieces or slice thinly. If you’re using regular garlic, peel and grate.

5. In a small pot over medium heat, heat the coconut oil and add the green onions. Sauté for around 1 to 2 minutes, until the onions become translucent. Add the radishes, asparagus, carrots, spinach, and peas (and any other seasonal spring veggies you wish), and sauté for just around 1 minute, so they are tender but still quite crisp. Turn off the heat.

6. Add the millet and mix together so the millet becomes warmed, but not hot or mushy. Top with the arugula and fresh herbs and, just before serving, add the lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, and nutritional yeast. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe from Très Green, Très Clean, Très Chic: Eat (and Live!) the New French Way with Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Season, copyright © Rebecca Leffler, 2015. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold. theexperimentpublishing.com 

 

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Hemp Veggie Burgers- tofu and hemp seeds make the base for a protein-packed burger that will knock the socks off boxed versions. // Bob's Red Mill // vegan, gluten free adaptable.

{Meatless Monday} Hemp Veggie Burgers

by Cassidy Stockton in Meatless Mondays, Recipes

Homemade veggie burgers can be pretty hit or miss. If you get a good recipe, it can beat the pants off of a frozen veggie burger. If not, you might end up with edible crumbles at best and a whole bunch of expensive wasted ingredients at worse. Over the years, I’ve tried my hand at countless veggie burgers and picked up a few key tips for success.

  1. Pick a recipe that sounds good. (Maybe that’s obvious, but that does not make it any less true.)
  2. Follow the directions, but use your best judgement. If the mixture looks too wet, add more breadcrumbs (I’ve also used chia seeds and nutritional yeast to thicken a too-wet mixture). If it looks too dry, add a little more moisture.
  3. Form them into tight balls- squeeze out as much liquid as you can. If you can, form them into patties. If you think they’ll fall apart, place the balls on the pan and gently press down with a spatula to make them flatter. Thicker patties will fare better.
  4. Bake them. Sure, you can fry them, but baking gives them a chance to really solidify. I’ve had much better success with baked burgers staying together.

This recipe uses tofu and our hulled hemp seed hearts as a base for protein-packed veggie burgers without over-the-top ingredients that will make you weep if they don’t come out perfectly. If you’re unsure about trying your hand at the burgers, you can also make these into meatballs, but we’re confident that these will perform well for you. If eight is too many, simply freeze the leftover burgers and enjoy the next time you want a quick dinner. To make these gluten free, we recommend using your favorite gluten free bread crumbs.

Hemp Veggie Burgers- tofu and hemp seeds make the base for a protein-packed burger that will knock the socks off boxed versions. // Bob's Red Mill // vegan, gluten free adaptable.

Hemp Veggie Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 lb firm Tofu
  • 1 cup Hulled Hemp Seed Hearts 
  • 1/4 cup raw, unsalted Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/4 cup diced Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 3 cups plain dried Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tsp dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried Parsley
  • 1/4 tsp dried Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325°F. Generously oil a large baking pan and set aside.

Puree tofu in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add Bob’s Red Mill Hemp Seed Hearts, sunflower seeds, onion, nutritional yeast, soy sauce and garlic. Puree until smooth, about 2 – 3 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs and dried herbs and spices. Add tofu mixture to bread crumbs and mix thoroughly. Form into eight burger patties and place on prepared baking pan.

Bake for 15 minute, then flip burgers with a spatula and continue to cook for an additional 15 minutes.

 

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Beat the heat with the cooling flavors of Tabbouleh //whole grain, vegan // Bob's Red Mill

{Meatless Monday} Tabbouleh

by Cassidy Stockton in Meatless Mondays, Recipes

When the words grain and salad are used together, tabbouleh is often one of the first things to come to mind. It’s one of the oldest grain salads around. Traditionally made from bulgur wheat, tomatoes, mint and parsley, our version of this Levantine dish is light and refreshing with the addition of cucumbers and lemon.

Beat the heat with the cooling flavors of Tabbouleh //whole grain, vegan // Bob's Red Mill

Tabbouleh comes together quickly and is incredibly versatile. Use it as a salad, side or include it in a full mezze spread. It makes a lovely sandwich filling and can be wrapped in pita bread or lettuce leaves for a wonderful lunch option.

Dishes like this redeem the dog days of summer, which we seem to be having more of around here than usual. Beyond the fact that you don’t even need to use the stove top for this recipe, the flavors of mint and cucumber are naturally cooling. Pair this with some hummus, warm pita bread and olives for a delightfully easy summer meal.

Need gluten free? Try quinoa in place of bulgur for a simple, easy swap. 

Beat the heat with the cooling flavors of Tabbouleh //whole grain, vegan // Bob's Red Mill

Tabbouleh

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Rest Time:  2 hours | Yield: 6 servings

  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Bulgur 
  • 1 cup boiling Water
  • 3 cups finely chopped Parsley
  • ¼ cup finely chopped Mint
  • ¼ cup finely minced Scallions
  • 2 medium Tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium Cucumber, seeded and diced
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp ground Cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground Black Pepper
  • 3 Tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil

Step 1

Combine Bob’s Red Mill Bulgur and boiling water and let soak for 1 hour.  Drain well and squeeze out any excess water.

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine drained bulgur, parsley, mint, scallions, tomatoes, cucumber, salt, cumin, black pepper and lemon juice.  Chill for 1 hour.

Step 3

Immediately before serving, add olive oil and toss well.

 

Beat the heat with the cooling flavors of Tabbouleh //whole grain, vegan // Bob's Red Mill
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Caprese Grain Salad made with whole grains perfect for Meatless Monday | Bob's Red Mill

{Meatless Monday} Caprese Grain Salad

by Cassidy Stockton in Meatless Mondays, Recipes

The fresh flavors of basil and tomato shine brightly with our Whole Grain Medley in this Caprese Grain Salad. This blend combines our favorite whole grains—hard red wheat, brown rice, oats, rye, triticale, barley, kamut and buckwheat—for a wholesome, hearty base for salads, soups and sides. We love using our Whole Grain Medley for summer salads because the blend of grains offer a variety of textures and flavors you just can’t get from using a single grain. If you can’t find it locally, any one of the whole grains listed above can be used in this dish.

This salad can really be a stand-alone meal, but if you want to round it out, we like to serve this with a side of fresh fruit and crusty Italian bread.
Caprese Grain Salad made with whole grains perfect for Meatless Monday | Bob's Red Mill

Caprese Grain Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Rest Time:  45 minutes | Cook Time:  60 – 90 minutes

Yield: 6 – 12 servings

  • 1 ½ cups Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Medley
  • 4 ½ cups Water
  • ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 2 cups chopped and seeded Tomatoes (about 3 – 4 large, 1 ¼ lbs.)
  • 8 oz Pearl Mozzarella, drained or Ciliegine Mozzarella, drained and halved
  • 1 cup torn Basil
  • Kosher Salt and ground Black Pepper, to taste

Step 1

Combine water and Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Medley in a medium pot.  Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until grains are soft, 60 – 90 minutes.  Drain grains very well and set aside to cool, about 45 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar and honey.  Simmer over medium-low heat until reduced by ¼, about 10 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

Step 3

When the grains have thoroughly cooled, combine with the tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, balsamic mixture and salt and pepper to taste.  Mix well.

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Lemon Mint Freekeh Salad // This bright and herbal salad is an interesting twist on traditional tabbouleh. // Bob's Red Mill // vegan

{Meatless Monday} Lemon Mint Freekeh Salad

by Cassidy Stockton in Meatless Mondays, Recipes

Cracked Freekeh might just be our new favorite whole grain. It cooks so quickly and has such a nice flavor, it’s hard for us to find any reason not to use it. Sure, quinoa cooks up quickly and has a lovely flavor as well, but it’s fun to use something new (even if it’s very, very old). This recipe is a play on tabbouleh that’s fresh and light- perfect for a warm summer evening (which we’ve had plenty of recently).

If you can’t find freekeh, bulgur will work in a pinch, as will quinoa if you need this recipe to be gluten free. 

Lemon Mint Freekeh Salad // This bright and herbal salad is an interesting twist on traditional tabbouleh. // Bob's Red Mill // vegan

Lemon Mint Freekeh Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Organic Cracked Freekeh
  • 2 cups fresh Parsley (50g)
  • 1 cup fresh Mint (25g)
  • 2 tsp Lemon Zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup Pine Nuts toasted
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 15 oz Garbanzo Beans cooked
  • 2 each medium Red Bell Peppers diced
  • 2 each large Tomatoes diced

Instructions
Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add Bob’s Red Mill Organic Cracked Freekeh, reduce heat, partially cover and let simmer until liquid has absorbed, about 10 – 15 minutes. Drain thoroughly and let cool for 30 minutes.

In a food processor or blender, puree parsley, mint, lemon zest and juice for about 15 seconds. Add the toasted pine nuts, salt and pepper and puree until smooth, another 15 seconds. With the machine running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Continue to process until smooth.

In a large bowl, toss the herb pesto with the cooled Bob’s Red Mill Cracked Freekeh, chickpeas, red bell peppers and tomatoes. Serve immediately or chilled.

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Mediterranean Farro Salad A simple, zesty salad full of fresh herbs and vegetables. Vegan, Easy, Healthy | Bob's Red Mill

{Meatless Monday} Mediterranean Farro Salad + Giveaway

by Cassidy Stockton in Contests, Meatless Mondays, Recipes

If you’ve been following along, you know that we’re big fans of California Olive Ranch Olive Oil around here. Their olive oil is our go-to for baking, cooking and drizzling. Grown, harvested and pressed in California, this olive oil is the real deal. Naturally, it pairs perfectly with our whole grains, beans and flours. Heart healthy whole grains and olive oil are pretty much a match made in heaven.

Mediterranean Farro Salad A simple, zesty salad full of fresh herbs and vegetables. Vegan, Easy, Healthy | Bob's Red Mill

We’ve partnered with California Olive Ranch to bring you a fun giveaway and there are two ways you can win- visit our Facebook page and enter on the giveaway post or visit the California Olive Ranch Facebook page and enter on their post, AND, you can absolutely do both! Prize set includes two packages of our Organic Farro and 1 bottle of Everyday Olive Oil. One winner will be selected for each page at random. We know that some of you aren’t on Facebook, but rest assured, we’ll have another great giveaway coming soon!  

This recipe is a stunning way to enjoy the fresh flavor of California Olive Ranch oil. The light flavors are perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, as a dinner for Meatless Monday, or packing into containers for classy sack lunches all week. Serve this will pita bread, hummus, olives and crumbled feta cheese for a light Mediterranean meal and celebrate summer now that it’s finally here.

Gluten free? You can make this dish with quinoa, sorghum or brown rice. 

Mediterranean Farro Salad A simple, zesty salad full of fresh herbs and vegetables. Vegan, Easy, Healthy | Bob's Red Mill

Mediterranean Farro Salad

  • 2 cups cooked and cooled Farro
  • 1 cup cubed Eggplant, fresh or fried*
  • ½ cup diced Red Onion
  • 1 cup seeded and diced Tomatoes
  • 1 ½ cups seeded and diced Cucumber
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Everday Olive Oil
  • ½ cup chopped Parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped Mint
  • ¼ cup chopped Dill

In a large bowl, toss farro with vegetables, lemon juice, olive oil and herbs.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Makes 6 servings.

*To make fried eggplant cubes: Cut eggplant into ½-inch cubes. Spread cubes on several layers of paper towels and lightly salt. Let sit for about 15 minutes to extract any excess water from the vegetable. Blot cubes dry. Heat ½ inch of oil over medium-high heat in a heavy skillet. Fry eggplant cubes in batches, stirring often to brown all sides. When dark brown, remove eggplant from oil and drain on paper towels. Season with salt, if desired.

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Dal is simply a term for a split, dried bean, pea or lentil. It’s commonly used to refer to a warm dish made from these pulses, as well. This dish is our version of a dal made using our adzuki beans. It’s warm, filling and so easy to make. All it takes is a little time and you have a hearty meal perfect for Meatless Mondays. | Gluten Free, Vegan | Bob's Red Mill

{Meatless Mondays} Lal Chori Dal

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Meatless Mondays, Recipes

Dal is simply a term for a split, dried bean, pea or lentil. It’s commonly used to refer to a warm dish made from these pulses, as well. This dish is our version of a dal made using our adzuki beans. It’s warm, filling and so easy to make. All it takes is a little time and you have a hearty meal perfect for Meatless Mondays. Dishes of this sort are typically eaten with flat bread such as naan or roti, but you could easily pair this with some warmed pita bread or crusty French bread. Depending on which culture you look to, dal is often served over white rice. We don’t really think that’s necessary, but if you want to bulk up your meal, we recommend serving this over basmati brown rice.

Dal is simply a term for a split, dried bean, pea or lentil. It’s commonly used to refer to a warm dish made from these pulses, as well. This dish is our version of a dal made using our adzuki beans. It’s warm, filling and so easy to make. All it takes is a little time and you have a hearty meal perfect for Meatless Mondays. | Gluten Free, Vegan | Bob's Red Mill

Lal Chori Dal

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time:  75 minutes | Yield: 4 – 8 servings

 

  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Adzuki Beans
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 cup diced Yellow Onion (1 medium)
  • 2 Tbsp minced Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp minced Jalapeno (1 medium – include seeds for a spicier dal)
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh Ginger
  • 1 tsp ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp ground Cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 2 cups chopped Tomatoes (2 medium)
  • Plain Yogurt and chopped Cilantro, to garnish

Step 1

Sort and rinse Bob’s Red Mill Adzuki Beans.  Place in a pot with water, cover and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until soft, about 60 minutes.  Drain adzuki beans, reserving the cooking liquid.

Step 2

In a clean pot, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic, jalapeno and ginger and cook for 1 minute then add dried spices and salt and sauté until fragrant, 1 – 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add tomatoes and reserved adzuki beans and mix well.  Add reserved cooking liquid, adjusting to desired consistency.

Step 4

For a creamier dal, mash beans with a spoon or puree some or all in a food processor or blender, combining all to heat through just before serving.  Garnish with plain yogurt and chopped cilantro.

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Fresh and zingy Avocado & Mango Orca Bean Salad with jalapenos, lime and citrus | Bob's Red Mill

{Meatless Mondays} Avocado and Mango Orca Bean Salad

by Cassidy Stockton in Meatless Mondays, Recipes

A fresh and zingy bean salad perfect for your next picnic. We love the sweetness of the mangoes and oranges against the spicy Jalapeno and creamy avocado. A hint of mint and lime bring the whole dish together for a bean salad that will impress and delight your guests.

If you’re not familiar with orca beans (let’s face it, most people aren’t), they’re small beans similar to an Anasazi bean or a black bean. Also known as Calypso beans, their pretty dappled color is reminiscent of Orca whales and are grown right here in the Pacific Northwest exclusively for Bob’s Red Mill. They have a nice, creamy texture and pleasant flavor, making them ideal for salads, soups and side dishes.

If you can’t find orca beans, use black beans instead and if you don’t like things with a little kick, cut back on the pepper.

Fresh and zingy Avocado & Mango Orca Bean Salad with jalapenos, lime and citrus | Bob's Red Mill

Avocado & Mango Orca Bean Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Rest Time:  30 – 60 minutes | Cook Time:  60 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Orca Beans
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 ½ cup chopped Mango (1 medium)
  • ½ cup peeled and chopped Navel Orange (1 small)
  • 2 Tbsp minced Jalapeno (1 medium)
  • 2 tsp Lime Zest (from 1 lime)
  • ¼ cup fresh Lime Juice (from 1 lime)
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground Cumin
  • 1 cup chopped Avocado (1 medium)
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh Mint

Step 1

Sort and rinse Bob’s Red Mill Orca Beans.  Combine in a medium pot with water.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until soft, about 60 minutes.  Drain well and rinse thoroughly with cold water.  Let cool completely.

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine cooked, rinsed and cooled Bob’s Red Mill Orca Beans, mango, orange, jalapeno, lime zest and juice, salt, pepper and cumin.  Mix well.

Step 3

Gently fold in avocado and mint.  Serve immediately or chilled.

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Thin & Crispy Pizza Crust | Bob's Red Mill

Thin and Crispy Pizza Crust

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

Growing up, homemade pizza was a rare thing. We lived in a small town and ordering a pizza for delivery was pretty novel. I distinctly remember when a second pizza place opened and it became a battle between family members on which restaurant would get our Friday-night order. When we did have homemade pizza, it often came in the form of French bread pizza or a prepared crust. And it’s really no wonder- pizza takes time and time is not usually something you have extra of when you’re thinking of pizza.

Since becoming a bona fide adult who actually derives pleasure from scratch baking, finding that perfect crust recipe has been a challenge. Sure, I can order pizza, but I want to make it myself. I’ve tried ‘perfect’ recipes, whole grain recipes, no-knead recipes, overnight recipes… some better than others. But after all the work to mix, knead, and raise that perfect dough, I’ll take one bite and think it would have just been better to order delivery. I’ve read articles and asked my chef friends for tips, but short of putting in my own wood-fired oven, the solution is invariably just a good recipe (and a pizza stone).

Thin & Crispy Pizza Crust | Bob's Red Mill

Note: If you are really interested in the best crust you can make, a pizza stone is one kitchen implement that will help you take your pizza to the next level. Truly. It’s not as intimidating as it sounds. If homemade pizza is a rare indulgence, don’t bother. No one needs a huge hunk of stone laying around their kitchen that they aren’t using often.

This recipe was a game-changer at my house. Easy, reliable and, most importantly, delicious. Note that I did not say ‘quick’. Homemade pizza is rarely quick. From my experience, those recipes that are quick do not yield the same texture as one that has to rise. The upside of this? Turns out, overnight pizza dough is amazing. Overnight is not required, but it’s a great way to cut down on time. Make the dough on Sunday, let it rise, then stick it in the fridge. Monday night, your dinner is as simple as spreading the dough and popping it in the oven. Dough that rests overnight will have a slight sourdough tang to it the longer it rests and it will be a bit chewier.

At my house, we like thin, crispy pizza. If you tend toward the thicker, deep dish pizzas, this is not the recipe for you. I’m grateful to have found my go-to recipe. Now I just have to figure out how to top it.

Thin & Crispy Pizza Crust | Bob's Red Mill

Thin and Crispy Pizza Crust

STEP 1 Combine the water and yeast in a large bowl. Add flour and salt and mix until a shaggy dough forms.

STEP 2 Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead until smooth, elastic and slightly tacky, about 5 minutes. If dough is too sticky, knead in more flour until smooth, one tablespoon at a time. Place dough in oiled bowl and turn to coat. Let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Dough can be used immediately or refrigerated for up to 3 days.

STEP 3  Heat oven to 500ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide dough and form each piece into a disk. Place disks on prepared baking sheets. Working from the center of each disk, gently press and stretch dough to 1/4-inch thick.

STEP 4 Top with favorite sauce and toppings.

STEP 5 Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the crust is golden-brown. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Makes two pizzas.

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Mujaddara | Bob's Red Mill || gluten free, vegan, whole grain

{Meatless Mondays} Mujaddara with Spiced Yogurt

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Meatless Mondays, Recipes

Mujaddara is a traditional Middle Eastern dish that has deep roots dating back at least eight hundred years. It’s a simple dish of rice and lentils that are lightly seasoned. Originally billed as peasant food, this humble dish is my new favorite comfort food. It is so easy to make (if a little time consuming to cook the rice and lentils) and even easier to eat. It’s amazing warm, but also pretty tasty cold.

We’ve added a spiced yogurt to top this off if you want a little more flavor. This dish can really stand alone, but it can be paired with roasted cauliflower and warmed pita bread if you want to round out a full meal.

Mujaddara | Bob's Red Mill || gluten free, vegan, whole grain

Mujaddara with Spiced Yogurt

Prep Time:  15 minutes | Cook Time:  30 minutes | Yield: 4 servings

Mujaddara

Spiced Yogurt

  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt
  • ½ tsp ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground Coriander
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Chili Powder
  • 3 Tbsp chopped Mint
  • Juice and Zest of ½ Lemon
  • ¼ tsp Salt

Step 1

Sort and rinse Bob’s Red Mill Brown Lentils and Long Grain Brown Rice separately.

Step 2

Combine rice, 2 cups of water and ½ tsp salt in a medium pot.  Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook until soft, about 30 minutes.

Step 3

Combine lentils with remaining 4 cups of water and ½ tsp salt in a medium pot.  Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook until tender, about 20 minutes.

Step 4

In a large sauté pan, heat 2 Tbsp oil and butter over medium-low heat.  Add onions and remaining 1 tsp of salt and cook until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.  Increase heat to medium and cook until very soft and brown, about 20 – 25 minutes.  When onions are well browned, add remaining 1 Tbsp oil and increase heat to high.  Cook, without stirring, until onions are crispy, 3 – 4 minutes.

Step 5

When rice and lentils have fully cooked, drain off water and combine cooked grains together.  Add fried onions and mix well.  Serve with spiced yogurt.

Step 6

For spiced yogurt, combine all ingredients and store, chilled, until ready to serve.

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