Haroset: Serve this sweet fruit and nut paste at your Passover Seder, or as a tasty side to grilled meats or roasted veggies, or as dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. // @BobsRedMill

Haroset

by Sarah House in Recipes

Some of my favorite things about food are the history and traditions that lead to the creation and preservation of so many dishes.  Many iconic foods stem from religion and the Jewish faith has many traditional dishes, each with massive significance to the culture.  Passover is one of the largest Jewish celebrations and food plays a central role.

The Passover Seder table includes several foods of import.  To name just a few:  bitter herbs to symbolize the bitterness of slavery, unleavened matzah as “poor man’s bread”, salt water for tears shed, and haroset (or charoset) to represent the mortar used by Jewish slaves in their work.  Haroset is a sweet paste of fruits and nuts eaten with bitter herbs on matzah.

Haroset: Serve this sweet fruit and nut paste at your Passover Seder, or as a tasty side to grilled meats or roasted veggies, or as dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. // @BobsRedMill

While all haroset contains fruits and nuts, the types of fruits and nuts often differs according to the cook’s location.  Europeans often use items like apples and walnuts while those in the Middle East incorporate local fruits like figs and dates.  With local variations in mind, I set out to create a haroset that was both traditional, encompassing, and includes some local Oregon fare.

I wanted to include some fruits and nuts often found in traditional haroset recipes.  Middle Eastern flavors are some of my favorites so I chose chopped walnuts, dried dates and figs, and (a personal favorite) pomegranate molasses.  Pomegranate molasses is made from the juice of pomegranates, sweetened and reduced into a thick syrup.  It’s sweet, it’s tangy, it’s perfect.

Haroset: Serve this sweet fruit and nut paste at your Passover Seder, or as a tasty side to grilled meats or roasted veggies, or as dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. // @BobsRedMill

Many traditional haroset ingredients are native to Oregon.  Oregon is known for its grapes and wine.  Raisins impart sweetness while wine adds great depth of flavor and just the right amount of liquid to plump and infuse the dried fruits.  Mount Hood is ideal tree fruit country and our apples reach grocers around the US.  Pumpkins are a successful Oregon crop and hazelnut orchards (real Oregonians call them filberts, FYI) are all over the Willamette Valley!

A bit of chopping and a 15 minute steep is all it takes to whip up a batch of haroset.  If you won’t find yourself around a Seder table this year, there’s no reason not to make a batch, anyway.  The fruit and nut blend works the meal, from an accompaniment to grilled meat or roasted root veggies, to a simple tart filling or topped with vanilla ice cream.  Or, like me, holding the fridge door open, eating right out of the container.

Get the recipe for Haroset at BobsRedMill.com

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National Coffee Cake Day // bobsredmill

National Coffee Cake Day + Our 10 Favorite Coffee Cake Recipes

by Lindsey Duncan in Gluten Free, Recipes

It’s Thursday, April 7th… You know what that means?! It’s National Coffee Cake Day, of course!! (Who didn’t know that?)

What exactly is a coffee cake, anyway? Why should it be celebrated? And is it one word or two?! Okay, okay, one thing at a time: A coffee cake is a spongey cake, usually with a crumb or streusel topping, which is meant to be served alongside coffee. It should be celebrated because it’s delicious. You will see it written both as one word and two, but Merriam-Webster says it’s two.

Getting down to a little more detail, Baking Illustrated, by the Editors of Cook’s Illustrated Magazine, defines “Crumb Coffeecake” as “nothing more than a single layer of buttery yellow cake topped with crumbs made from sugar, flour, and butter.” It is, of course, paired perfectly with a morning or afternoon cup of coffee.

National Coffee Cake Day // bobsredmill

We are celebrating National Coffee Cake Day by sharing with you all 10 of our favorite coffee cake recipes!

  1. Cranberry Swirl Coffee Cake made with our Organic Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour is moist and tart with yogurt and cranberry sauce.
  2. (Vegan!) 7 Grain Marionberry Coffee Cake – we love that this recipe features a berry native to Oregon and creatively uses our 7-Grain Pancake Mix in place of flour!
  3. (Gluten Free!) Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake which no one will know is gluten free. Our Almond Meal keeps the cake moist and subtly nutty while our Organic Quinoa Flour and Sorghum Flour with Tapioca Flour provide fluffiness and divine texture to please even the most discriminating gluten-eating palette.
  4. Butter Pecan Streusel with Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour brilliantly features a cream cheese center for decadence second to none.
  5. (Vegan!) Vegan Coffee Cake from Vegan Gretchen is just like the coffee cake you remember from before your vegan days with a perfectly spiced, satisfying cinnamon topping.
  6. The Pioneer Woman’s “The Best Coffee Cake. Ever.” might be just that. We love this old-school recipe of her mother’s. Fair warning: there is nothing bashful about this buttery cake from heaven.
  7. These Coffee Cake Muffins from The Kitchn make no compromises on taste for convenience. Pop a coffee cake in your bag and whip it out just in time for that much-needed mid-morning coffee and snack break.
  8. Sour Cream Coffee Cake from Gimme Some Oven is moist and delicious and super easy to make, with a prep time of only 5 minutes!
  9. (Vegan!) Chocolate Cherry Coffee Cake featured on krisscarr.com, by Chloe Coscarelli, just might be part ice cream. This vegan coffee cake satisfies the sweet tooth and leaves nothing to be desired!
  10. (Paleo! Gluten free!) Hazelnut Coffee Cake from Fed and Fit is a grain-free, paleo-diet-friendly (and thus, gluten free friendly) twist on traditional coffee cake. Cassy used our ground Hazelnut Meal to create this dish and we are in love with it!

There you have it – 10 of our favorite coffee cakes and something for every diet. Celebrate, you, and enjoy National Coffee Cake Day!

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What is it? Wednesday: Psyllium Fiber Powder

by Lindsey Duncan in Featured Articles, What is it? Wednesday

what is it wednesday // bobsredmill // psyllium

First thing first: How on Earth do you pronounce this product?! The “P” is silent and the “Y” is pronounced like an “I.” Phonetically, it’s pronounced SILL-ee-um.

Psyllium is a species of the Plantago genus (if you remember from BIO101, genus means plant family,) along with about 20 other species of flowering herbs1. Some may call them weeds, but that’s a relative term because our psyllium plants are grown quite purposefully and have quite the physiological benefit!

Depending on where you grew up, you may already have experience with Plantago. I grew up in Ohio, where the plants grow quite prolifically. Maybe you recognize it from this photo2:

common plantain (Plantago lanceolata) // bobsredmill // psyllium

Photo courtesy of www.eatthatweed.com

One of the genus’s benefits, which has nothing to do with digestion, but has everything to do with childhood fun, is what I am officially coining “psyllium shooters.” After much searching on YouTube, I found a video of this for the benefit of my Oregon-grown coworkers who have no idea what they missed out on as a child:

Okay, let’s get down to it: the major benefit of psyllium is not found in psyllium shooters. The plant is known among the medical community for aiding in digestion. Coming from the husk, Psyllium Fiber Powder is high in soluble fiber, which is the kind of dietary fiber that creates a gelatinous texture as it digests, slowing digestion4, and ultimately “can help relieve both constipation and diarrhea, and is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, and other intestinal problems.”3 If you have intestinal distress, talk to your doctor – maybe psyllium fiber powder can help! Check out our drink recipes on the back of the package for ways to incorporate Psyllium Fiber Powder into your diet – or just add to your favorite smoothie recipe.

what is it wednesday // bobsredmill // psyllium

Psyllium is also awesome for gluten free and vegan baking! Instructions are on the back of our package for ways to include Psyllium Fiber Powder as a binder in gluten free baking or as an egg replacer in vegan baking.

Our Psyllium Fiber Powder is unflavored and unsweetened with only a single, clean ingredient: psyllium husk powder, which makes it easy to inconspicuously add to your already well-loved recipes.

Like all of our products labeled gluten free, our Psyllium Fiber Powder is processed in our dedicated gluten free facility and is R5-ELISA tested to confirm its gluten free status.

Ceilacs, vegans, and those with intestinal distress, we present to you: Psyllium Fiber Powder.

References

  1. Pollen Library.com Plantain (Plantago). http://www.pollenlibrary.com/GENUS/Plantago/
  2. Adam Grubb and Annie Raser-Rowland via Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/87106229@N05/albums/72157631525486629
  3. University of Maryland Medical Center. Psyllium. http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/psyllium
  4. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Medline Plus. “Soluble vs. insoluble fiber.” https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002136.htm
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If you are looking to get out of the norm for breakfast and try something a little savory and spicy then this Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha is your next stop.  It’s easy to make, packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients, good carbs and protein to get you off on the right foot. // @BobsRedMill and @ChefBillyParisi

Savor Your Oats: 10 Savory Oatmeal Ideas

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

The first time I heard the words “savory” and “oatmeal” together, I cringed (as you may have done when reading this). It sounded awful. Who in their right mind would combine oatmeal, a creamy canvas for brown sugar and butter, with cheese or fried eggs or *gasp* bacon? Turns out, a lot of people and for good reason. After all, if you remove your preconceived notions for what oatmeal represents and look at it as just another grain, it’s an incredibly versatile, nutritious whole grain. Besides, not everyone likes a sweet breakfast.

If you are looking to get out of the norm for breakfast and try something a little savory and spicy then this Asian Style Steel Cut Oats Recipe with a Fried Egg and Sriracha is your next stop.  It’s easy to make, packed with flavor and loaded with nutrients, good carbs and protein to get you off on the right foot. // @BobsRedMill and @ChefBillyParisi

Oats are, as we know, extremely good for you. They’re high in fiber, deliver a nice protein package, are easy to digest and are pretty allergen-friendly (assuming you’re not allergic to oats, that is). If you can think beyond brown sugar, oats are a perfect grain to use in a risotto (oats-otto?), replace corn grits and use in place of barley in soups. They’re light on flavor and, if you buy the right variety, are extremely creamy in slow cooking applications. You probably don’t want to use rolled oats to try a risotto, but steel cut oats are a delightful alternative to white rice.

Thai Stir-Fried Oats | Bob's Red Mill

We’ve gathered up some of our favorite savory oat recipes for you to try. If you still can’t hack the idea of savory oatmeal, try one of these for lunch or dinner as a jumping off point. If you just want to start somewhere simple, try adding some cheddar cheese to your oats and topping with a fried egg. It’s divine!

  1. Asian Style Steel Cut Oats with Fried Egg and Sriracha (pictured above)
  2. Savory Oatmeal Breakfast Bowls with Smoky Garlic Greens and Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette from An Edible Mosaic
  3. Savory Steel Cut Oats from Cookie and Kate (a guide to making savory oats with what you have in the fridge)
  4. Savory Oats with Kale, Mushroom and Walnuts from Pamela Salzman
  5. Carrot and Leek Steel Cut Oat Risotto from Bran Appetit
  6. Savory Baked Oatmeal Skillet from Reclaiming Provincal
  7. Creole Oatmeal with Grilled Prawns from A Bachelor and His Grill
  8. Thai Stir Fried Oats (pictured above)
  9. Savory Oatmeal with Poached Egg and Hollandaise Sauce from What Should I Eat for Breakfast Today
  10. Savory Oatmeal with Cheddar and Fried Egg from Healthy Nibbles and Bits
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International Year of Pulses // Bob's Red Mill // beans // lentils // pulses

Celebrate the International Year of Pulses with Bob’s Red Mill!

by Lindsey Duncan in What is it? Wednesday

You may have heard that 2016 was named the International Year of Pulses by the United Nations. No, we’re not talking about heartbeats here, we’re talking about the kind you eat, and we at Bob’s Red Mill have lots of ‘em!

International Year of Pulses // Bob's Red Mill // beans // lentils // pulses

 

What is a pulse? The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines pulses as “a subgroup of legumes, are plant species members of the Leguminosae family (commonly known as the pea family) that produce edible seeds which are used for human and animal consumption. Only legumes harvested for dry grain are classified as pulses.  Legume species when used as vegetables (e.g. green peas, green beans), for oil extraction (e.g. soybean, groundnut) and for sowing purposes (e.g. clover, alfalfa) are not considered pulses.”

Still confused? The FAO says are 11 types of pulses: dry beans, dry broad beans, dry peas, chickpeas, cow peas, pigeon peas, lentils, Bambara beans, vetches, lupins, and pulses nes. Don’t worry – I haven’t heard of some of these either.

So what’s so special about pulses that the UN should claim 2016 the International Year of the Pulses? Well, they are tiny nutritional powerhouses that fit into vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free diets, providing protein and minerals while adding no cholesterol and little fat to the diet.

Okay, they’re good for you. Still not convinced they’re worthy of their own year? What about the fact that because pulses are dry, they can be stored for a long time without losing any of their nutritional content? Or that they can improve soil fertility by making nitrogen and phosphorus atoms available to plants when they were otherwise unusable.

We may be known for whole grain foods, but did you know Bob’s Red Mill offers a huge variety of pulses too? It’s true! Check out our product links below and visit the recipe section for ideas to celebrate the International Year of the Pulses in your own home!

International Year of Pulses // Bob's Red Mill // beans // lentils // pulses

Brown Lentils

Petite French Green Lentils

Red Lentils

Adzuki Beans

Chana Dal Beans

Mung Beans

Cranberry Beans

Fava Beans

Flageolet Beans

Small White Beans

Navy Beans

Yellow Split Peas

Green Split Peas

Black Turtle Beans

Pinto Beans

Great Northern Beans

Cannellini Beans

Small Red Beans

Large Lima Beans

Baby Lima Beans

Red Kidney Beans

Garbanzo Beans

Orca Beans

References:

Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (http://www.fao.org/pulses-2016/en/)

Global Pulse Confederation (http://www.cicilsiptic.org/about-us)

Pulses.org (http://www.pulses.org/pulses-around-the-world/what-are-pulses)

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This Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie is full of protein, whole grains and nutritious greens. Gluten Free, Vegan // @BobsRedMill

Green Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

by Sarena Shasteen in Gluten Free, Recipes

Sludge, pond scum, slime…the looks of the green smoothie may not be so appealing, but the taste and health benefits definitely are!

I know offering up a recipe for a green smoothie this time this of year makes me an incredible cliche, but hear me out. I, in fact, am not a huge fan of smoothies. I know, shocking! The healthy eating freak that I am, does not drink green juices all day long. I’m the girl that loves texture when it comes to food, so I will be the one over on the couch loudly crunching my celery while you are trying to watch a movie in peace. Now my husband, he is the smoothie lover. He hates taking the time to eat a salad. He says it’s too much chewing. That doesn’t even register with me. If I’m being honest, which I make a point of doing, these recipes are not totally mine. They are, in fact, my husband’s. I always talk about food with him (and the boys) since they are the guinea pigs for my culinary creations. I figure that’s fair, right?

This Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie is full of protein, whole grains and nutritious greens. Gluten Free, Vegan // @BobsRedMill

I had a desperate moment one day where I had to work late at an event and needed something easy to “eat” while in front of people. I get hungry (at scheduled times like a two year old) and working through a meal time does not go over well when you have to be pleasant. I happened to have not planned well and called my amazing husband for some help. He was happy to jump on this task since he had tried for some time to get me to try his green smoothies. I did have parameters, though, and that was slightly worrisome for him. I told him that it had to have protein and it needed to be something that would stick to my ribs, but not heavy on the fat (meaning I didn’t want a bunch of nut butters in there to make it too high calorie as a lot of smoothies can be). He got a little scared, but then he got excited to create for me…something that he had really been enjoying and I always shied away from.

This Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie is full of protein, whole grains and nutritious greens. Gluten Free, Vegan // @BobsRedMill

This smoothie is nothing short of amazing! It actually tastes like an oatmeal cookie! The texture from the oats makes it thick and hearty like your drinking a milkshake. I wanted to lick the bottom of the container when I was done. It was THAT good! I highly recommend drinking this from a straw so you can get all the goodness from the bottom of the container and you won’t be left with green stuff in your teeth.

What I really love about this is that it’s so incredibly good for you. Even my boys love it! If you are like my better half and can’t seem to find the time to eat all the fruits and veggies you need to in a day, definitely start giving the green smoothies a try. You can’t taste the spinach at all and the health benefits, vitamins and nutrition are so incredible amazing for you! Vitamins, minerals, protein, omegas and fiber all in a delicious, easy to drink on the go smoothie!

Before we get into the smoothie recipe, let’s talk about the muesli mix we put together.  This is another one of my husband’s tasty creations. We keep this on hand to either eat as a cold soaked cereal, a warm winter breakfast or to throw into our smoothies. It’s nice to have it all mixed together to just scoop and not have to measure ingredients every time.

This is a two part recipe so let’s start with step one…the muesli mixtureThis Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie is full of protein, whole grains and nutritious greens. Gluten Free, Vegan // @BobsRedMill

Protein Muesli Mix

Combine all the ingredients and store in an airtight container. This is perfect soaked overnight in the fridge with your favorite milk (we love vanilla almond milk) or it also works well to heat with milk and serve warm with a drizzle of honey.

This Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie is full of protein, whole grains and nutritious greens. Gluten Free, Vegan // @BobsRedMill

Green Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

  • 1 Large Apple
  • 130 grams Spinach or 2 large handfuls
  • 1 cup Protein Muesli Mix
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Combine all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend according to your manufacturer’s specifications. Enjoy!

Sarena Shasteen: The Non Dairy QueenSarena Shasteen has been an avid health food and fitness enthusiast from an early age. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta, a certification in Fitness Nutrition and is a certified Fitness Trainer from International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Becoming a Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition has been a lifelong goal of hers. Sarena enjoys helping others reach their health goals by teaching them that health and fitness are not only achieved in the gym, but also through fun everyday activities. Now a food writer, recipe developer, personal chef,  Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, she enjoys sharing with others that healthy living can be fun and delicious. Keep up with her at The Non Dairy Queen and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Chocolate Berry Breakfast Bowl: Sick of smoothies?  Many smoothie and juice bar establishments are popularizing the smoothie bowl: a cool and creamy concoction so thick you have to eat it with a spoon.  Add toppings of your choice and breakfast has just become much more fun! // @bobsredmill

Smoothie Burnout? Try These Recipes Instead

by Sarah House in Recipes

As we’ve probably all heard by now, protein is now part of the popular crowd.  And for good reason!  Lean proteins are an excellent way to fill up and stay full until the next time you are SUPPOSED to eat, not 45 minutes after your last meal.

For breakfast, and those pre- and post-gym snacks, options have been limited.  Not many people crave a boneless, skinless chicken breast for breakfast, and a spoonful of peanut butter while hustling into the gym can just be messy.  Smoothies have been all the rage for quite some time and are a great way to incorporate tons of good food stuffs:  protein, probiotics, and fiber.  But is that really the only speedy and convenient on-the-go meal?

Get your protein, fiber and probiotics on the go with Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters!  // vegan, gluten free, no sugar

Not when you have a bag of one of Bob’s Red Mill’s new Nutritional Boosters chock full of vegan protein, fiber, probiotics, and omega-3s!  Besides an unflavored version, we also make three delicious flavors:   Vanilla, Chocolate, and Chai.  Of course these can be used in a plethora of smoothies, but our full-service boosters provide so many more options.

The tony crowds in bastions of cool like New York and L.A. have been flocking to juice bars selling protein bowls for months now.  Simple to prepare and super-satisfying to eat, protein bowls have all the tasty nutrition of a smoothie coupled with the joy of chewing your food.  Blend up some fresh or frozen fruits and veggies, toss in a scoop of our Nutritional Boosters, and add a little chilled almond, coconut, or hemp milk to make an awesomely spoonable and pleasing breakfast.  Top with some of your favorite granolas, nuts, and fresh or dried fruits, and you’re good to go!

Chocolate Berry Breakfast Bowl: Sick of smoothies?  Many smoothie and juice bar establishments are popularizing the smoothie bowl: a cool and creamy concoction so thick you have to eat it with a spoon.  Add toppings of your choice and breakfast has just become much more fun! Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Dairy Free// @bobsredmill

Chocolate Berry Breakfast Bowl

Are you totally over shakes and smoothies and their ilk?  Luckily there are bars and truffles and other recipes ripe for the snacking.  Using fruit and nut purees and adding some good whole grain cereals or flours makes a great bar base.  The addition of any one of our Nutritional Boosters plus your favorite extras like flax, chia, or hemp seeds, coconut and chewy dried fruits, crunchy nuts, and always popular chocolate chips turns snack time into something to truly look forward too.

Pumpkin Chai Boost Bars: For a nice tide-me-over or for some sweat session fuel, these bars will keep your body going. Vegan, Gluten Free // Bob's Red Mill @bobsredmill

Pumpkin Chai Boost Bars

Almond Chai Protein Truffles: Pop one of these protein rich treats before a workout for a nice fuel boost. Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free // @bobsredmill

Almond Chai Protein Truffles

And if you have a favorite granola bar recipe, the probiotics in our Nutritional Boosters are heat stable, so bake away!

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Get your protein, fiber and probiotics on the go with Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters!  // vegan, gluten free, no sugar

Nutritional Boosters to Make Your Day {Giveaway}

by Cassidy Stockton in Contests

January is a time to get things done. We’ve been lounging and celebrating and indulging from Halloween to New Year’s Day and it’s time to switch gears. There are no shortage of experts lined up to tell us how to eat better, live better, be healthier and more active in 2016. I find that incredibly overwhelming. Who do I listen to? How do I know what is “right”? Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer for you, but I am happy to share a whole line of products that Bob’s Red Mill is offering that can fit any type of diet- even the “do nothing” approach.

Bob's Red Mill Pea Protein Powder is made from raw yellow peas. The protein is isolated from the peas using a low-heat, water based process. Unlike many other pea protein powders, there are no chemical solvents used to make Bob’s Red Mill Pea Protein Powder. Add pea protein powder to smoothies for a plant-based protein boost.

We have long offered plain, no frills protein powders. They’re perfect for people who really want something simple. Each of these protein powders are made from wholesome sources and are simple, single ingredient protein options- whey, soy, hemp and {new!} pea protein powder.

Get your protein, fiber and probiotics on the go with Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters! // vegan, gluten free, no sugar
In addition to these base protein options, we have a slew of single-ingredient items that pair well with protein powders- from flax, chia and hemp seeds to our newest addition, psyllium fiber powder. Use these ingredients to increase fiber in your shakes and smoothies. Flax, chia and psyllium are all wonderful choices for vegan and gluten free baking, as well.

Get your protein, fiber and probiotics on the go with Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters! // vegan, gluten free, no sugar

If you’re really just not sure and want something easy and, more importantly, delicious, our new Nutritional Boosters are just the ticket. Available in three flavored varieties- chocolate, vanilla and chai (not chia), these products are essentially shake mixes. I prefer them mixed with milk, but you can drink them with water. They use pea protein as a base with inulin (chicory root fiber), chia seeds and probiotics, and are sweetened with monk fruit. The natural flavors used are sweet enough to drink with water, but not so sweet that they can’t be combined with fruit. The kicker? They’re vegan and gluten free! Each blend provides about 20g of protein and between 10-12g of fiber. Full nutritional facts and ingredient lists can be found here.

Get your protein, fiber and probiotics on the go with Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters! // vegan, gluten free, no sugar

If something flavored isn’t up your alley and you only want to buy one product, our Protein + Fiber Nutritional Booster is just the thing for you. Made with a blend of pea protein, inulin (chicory root fiber), probiotics, chia seed and psyllium, this blend has no flavors, no sweetener and is ready to be combined with your favorite smoothie mix-ins.

We love all of our new products and we’re so excited to share them with you. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about these products that we’re hearing from you.

Are these products vegan? Yes, all of the products listed above are considered vegan.

Are these products gluten free? Yes, the four new nutritional boosters, as well as psyllium powder, soy protein powder and pea protein powder are all gluten free.

Where can I get these? The four nutritional boosters, pea protein powder and psyllium powder are very new to our line. That means you probably won’t see them at stores yet. Putting in a product request with your store is the best way to get these items stocked. Until they appear at stores, which should be anytime now, our website is the only place to get them.

{Giveaway}

We think our new products are very exciting and want to give you a chance to try them for yourself. I have five sets of protein boosters to give away to lucky winners. Each set will contain one package each- Vanilla Protein Powder, Chocolate Protein Powder, Chai Protein Powder and Protein + Fiber Nutritional Booster and a Bob’s Red Mill blender bottle (retail value of $125). I will select five winners at random from all who enter using the app below by 11:59 pm on 01/18/16. Contest is open to US and Canada residents only.

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Flax Crackers that meet almost all dietary needs- vegan, gluten free, paleo // Bob's Red Mill

Salt + Pepper Flax Crackers

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, Recipes

Can I admit something to you? I’ve never made crackers at home. They always seem so hard and time consuming, but I need to rethink these excuses. This recipe looks so easy that my excuses seem pretty flimsy in comparison.

If you’re not familiar with flax, it’s a highly nutritious seed full of fiber and omega-3 fats. These crackers are so simple, combining flax with water and some salt and pepper. You can even make them a little more flavorful by following our Everything version below. They are great for just about every eating style out there- whether it’s gluten free, paleo, vegan or just plain old clean eating. Dip them in hummus, top them with your favorite cheese (or faux cheese), spread them with almond butter or a dollop of jam- they’re delicious ALLTHEWAYS.

Salt and Pepper Flax Crackers that meet almost all dietary needs- vegan, gluten free, paleo // Bob's Red Mill

Salt and Pepper Flax Crackers

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Brown or Golden Flaxseed Meal
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp large flake Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Coarsely Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients except large flake sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper. Add water and mix until an even dough forms.

Spread onto the prepared baking sheets and flatten to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 1½-inch squares then sprinkle evenly with large flake sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper.

Bake until crisp and the edges are browned, about 25 – 30 minutes. Let cool completely before dividing and serving. Yields 10 servings.

Everything Flax Crackers that meet almost all dietary needs- vegan, gluten free, paleo // Bob's Red Mill

Everything Flax Crackers

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Brown Flaxseed Meal
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Poppy Seeds, divided
  • 2 tsp Sesame Seeds, divided
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Garlic or Onion Flakes optional

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl combine flaxseed meal, salt, garlic and onion powders, 1/2 tsp poppy seeds, and 1 tsp sesame seeds. Add water and mix until an even dough forms.

Spread onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 1½-inch squares then sprinkle evenly with remaining seeds and garlic or onion flakes, if using.

Bake until crisp and the edges are browned, about 25 – 30 minutes. Let cool completely before dividing and serving. Yields 10 servings.

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12 Meatless Mains for Thanksgiving including gluten free and vegan options. // Bob's Red Mill

12 Meatless Thanksgiving Mains

by Cassidy Stockton in Meatless Mondays, Recipes

Whether you follow a plant-based diet or simply have a guest coming who does, Thanksgiving can be a tricky holiday to maneuver when it comes to meatless options. As a vegetarian, I have had holidays that range from an extravagant meatless main dish to “I’ll just eat the sides.” It usually depends on how motivated I feel and whether there will be any other vegetarians at the gathering. There are some great prepared options from brands like Tofurkey and Field Roast, but sometimes you just want to make something stunning that anyone can enjoy. I’m still in the planning mode for Thanksgiving, so to help you (and me!) out, I’ve gathered together a dozen amazing meatless main dishes that would make a beautiful Thanksgiving meal. I tried to include notes about which recipes were easily made (or already) vegan and gluten free. 

12 Meatless Mains for Thanksgiving including gluten free and vegan options. // Bob's Red Mill

  1. Savory Pumpkin Tart from An Edible Mosaic
  2. Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili from The Kitchn (easily adapted to vegan and gluten free)
  3. Red Lentil Coconut Curry Stuffed Spaghetti Squash from Greens and Chocolate (vegan, gluten free)
  4. Onion Cheddar Mushroom Galette
  5. Roasted Carrot & Lentil Salad with Tahini Dressing from Blogging Over Thyme (vegan, gluten free)
  6. Curried Cranberry Couscous Pilaf from Foxes Love Lemons (vegan)
  7. Curried Red Lentil Soup from Cookie and Kate (vegan, gluten free)
  8. Pumpkin Risotto from The New York Times (not pictured) (gluten free)
  9. Butternut Squash and Parsnip Tart from Oh My Veggies
  10. Classic Vegetarian Nut Loaf from the Kitchn
  11. Butternut Squash Ravioli from Reclaiming Provincial
  12. Lentil and Couscous Stuffed Peppers from Cookie and Kate (easily made vegan)

 

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