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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New Bob's Red Mill {Gluten Free} Oatmeal Cups! Three types of oats, chia, flax and salt. Available in four flavors- including classic!

Good, to Go: Meet Our NEW Oatmeal Cups! {Giveaway}

by Cassidy Stockton in Contests, Gluten Free

Have you heard? We now have oatmeal cups! These new cups are nutritious, delicious and oh-so-easy to prepare. Made with a blend of three (yep, THREE) types of whole grain oats, this is not the instant oatmeal you find in so many of the cups available. We’ve blended our gluten free quick oats with our gluten free Scottish oatmeal and gluten free old fashioned rolled oats to create an oatmeal cup that has a bit of bite and texture to it. Then, we’ve added flax and chia seeds to boost the nutrition and topped the whole thing off with a dash of salt.

These are beyond easy to prepare- just a quick minute in the microwave or simply add hot water and let sit for a few minutes. Either option yields a hot, nutritious breakfast in just three minutes. It’s a little embarrassing how quickly everyone at our office has adopted these as their go-to breakfast choice.

New Bob's Red Mill {Gluten Free} Oatmeal Cups! Three types of oats, chia, flax and salt. Available in four flavors- including classic!

We have options for everyone! Want something sweet and reminiscent of childhood? Try either our Maple Brown Sugar or Apple Cinnamon. Want something a bit more sophisticated, try the Blueberry Hazelnut with real dried blueberries and crunchy hazelnuts. Looking for something simple with no sweeteners? Hello, Classic– no sugar, no flavors, just plain oats, flax, chia and salt.

I know some of you are thinking, “Ugh. Why do you market them as gluten free? Oats don’t even have gluten.” Here’s the deal. Yes, oats are inherently gluten free, but most oats are cross contaminated with wheat during the growing process. For our celiac friends, we source high quality gluten free oats to ensure that they can enjoy these cups just like everyone else. You don’t need to be gluten free to enjoy these– there’s nothing missing or removed, we just made sure that there wasn’t anything extra (gluten) added to the mix. To learn more about oats and gluten, check out this post.

New Bob's Red Mill {Gluten Free} Oatmeal Cups! Three types of oats, chia, flax and salt. Available in four flavors- including classic!

Now for the really exciting part! We want to give away 10 20 sets of these cups to our readers. Each set will have one of each flavor cup included in the box. To enter, we’re going to make it so easy for you today, simply tell us which of these four flavors you’re most excited to try in the comments. We’ll pick 10 winners from all who enter by 11:59 pm on 10/30/15.

10/23/15: UPDATE: Because we’ve already received so many entries and it’s only day one, we’re going to give away 20 sets of these cups.

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10 Lentil Recipes to Celebrate Fall | Bob's Red Mill, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free

10 Lentil Recipes to Celebrate Fall

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

I have a confession to make, I never really liked lentils until a few years ago. I hate to admit that there is any food, especially such a nutritious food, that I don’t like, but I did not like lentils. Thankfully, I’ve come around after trying many different dishes and realizing, that I was woefully wrong. I have no idea where my distaste originated, but I’m happy to have become a lentil convert and here’s why. Lentils, like most legumes, are nutritional powerhouses. They cook quickly- we’re talking about 20 minutes, which is faster than most whole grains, and they’re incredibly versatile.  They can be used in soups, stews, salads, appetizers, veggie burgers, dips… did we mention they’re versatile?

To celebrate these humble little legumes, I’ve gathered together some of our favorite lentil recipes for fall. Yes, most of them are soups, but it’s fall which means it’s soup season! Enjoy!

10 Lentil Recipes to Celebrate Fall | Bob's Red Mill, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free

  1. Red Lentil Turkish Soup from The Lemon Bowl
  2. Spicy Lentil Burgers from Macheesmo
  3. Vegetarian Chili from Stuck on Sweet
  4. Sorghum Lentil Sloppy Joes from Non Dairy Queen
  5. Lentil and Couscous Stuffed Peppers from Cookie + Kate
  6. Farro, Lentil and Cabbage Soup from Je Mange La Ville
  7. Sweet Glazed Rosemary Onion Lentil Loaves from Non Dairy Queen
  8. Vegetable Red Lentil Soup from Katie’s Cucina
  9. Kale, Lentil and Roasted Beet Salad from Minimalist Baker
  10. Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup from Spoonful of Flavor
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Orca Bean Ceviche: Classic warm-weather ceviche gets a vegan twist with a tangy ceviche “juice” and slight sweetness of the Orca Beans. Serves 4–6 as an appetizer. | Bob's Red Mill, vegan

Orca Bean Ceviche with Cucumber, Avocado, and Popcorn

by Cassidy Stockton in Meatless Mondays, Recipes

You might be wondering to yourself, “I thought ceviche was a fish dish?”  and you wouldn’t be wrong. Traditional ceviche is a dish made from raw fish that is cured in citrus juice, but this version from Greg and Gabrielle Denton of Ox Restaurant (pictured below) here in Portland is fully vegan and uses our lovely orca beans instead of fish. Combining the tangy flavors of orange, lemon and lime with Sriracha and jalapeño, Orca Bean Ceviche is a lovely dish for a these lingering warm fall days. Beyond cooking the beans, this dish is very simple to prepare. Top with diced avocado and freshly popped popcorn for a fun, light meal or starter.

Orca Bean Ceviche: Classic warm-weather ceviche gets a vegan twist with a tangy ceviche “juice” and slight sweetness of the Orca Beans. Serves 4–6 as an appetizer. | Bob's Red Mill, vegan

Orca Bean Ceviche with Cucumber, Avocado, and Popcorn

Created by: Greg & Gabrielle Denton, Chef-owners, Ox Restaurant, Portland, Oregon

Serves 4–6 as an appetizer.

  • 3 cups cooked Orca Beans
  • ½ Cucumber, peeled, seeded, small dice (about 1 cup)
  • ½ Red Onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 Jalapeño Peppers, seeds removed, brunoise (extra small dice)
  • ½ cup Cilantro Leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups popped Popcorn, salted
  • 1 Avocado, diced into ½” chunks
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Ceviche Juice (recipe follows)

Directions:

Combine Orca Beans, cucumber, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and Ceviche Juice in a large, non-reactive bowl. Keep chilled until ready to serve. When ready to serve, taste the ceviche and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Divide the ceviche between four to six chilled serving bowls. Top with avocado, drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with popcorn.

Ceviche Juice:

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed Orange Juice
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed Lime Juice
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha Hot Sauce
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive bowl and whisk until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

Greg & Gabrielle Denton, Chef-owners, Ox Restaurant, Portland, Oregon

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Cannellini Herb Dip makes a perfect appetizer, snack, and sandwich spread. | Bob's Red Mill | vegan

Cannellini Herb Dip

by Cassidy Stockton in Meatless Mondays, Recipes

Cannellini beans, also known as white kidney beans, are very creamy and make a perfect base for dips and we LOVE this dip! For one, it’s bright green, which makes it a fun thing to serve. For another, it’s incredibly flavorful and pairs well with veggies, crackers and bread. Finally, beyond the bean cooking time, it’s crazy easy and fast to whip up. Make it for an appetizer, use it as a sandwich spread, serve it for dinner as a condiment, whatever, just make it, because it’s that good.

Cannellini Herb Dip makes a perfect appetizer, snack, and sandwich spread. | Bob's Red Mill | vegan

Cannellini Herb Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cannellini Beans, rinsed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh Rosemary
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

Place rinsed Bob’s Red Mill Cannellini Beans, salt and water in a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans are soft, 60 – 90 minutes.

Remove beans from heat and strain, reserving cooking liquid.

In a food processor or blender, combine beans, herbs, garlic, lemon zest and juice, and olive oil. Process until smooth, adjusting consistency with reserved cooking liquid as desired.

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Tavce Gravce: Macedonian-style baked beans are a perfect vegetarian dish for fall. Bob's Red Mill

Macedonian Baked Beans (Tavce Gravce)

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

This version of the traditional Macedonian dish, Tavce Gravce, is made using our beautifully dappled cranberry beans for a hearty side dish that pairs well with nearly any meat or roasted vegetable. Naturally vegetarian, this dish can even be served as a main dish with a green salad and sprinkled with feta cheese. Tavce gravce is similar to American baked beans, but it is not sweet like the brown sugar versions we see so often. Instead, this dish is spicy and filling, a perfect dish for football season, for enjoying after raking all those leaves up, for warming your insides after apple picking… in other words, perfect for fall.

Tavce Gravce: Macedonian-style baked beans are a perfect vegetarian dish for fall. Bob's Red Mill

Tavce Gravce

Contributed by:  Sarah House for Bob’s Red Mill Test Kitchen

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time:  90 – 110 minutes | Yield: 4 – 8 servings

  • 3 Tbsp + ¼ cup Organic Canola Oil, divided
  • 1 ½ cups chopped Yellow Onion (about 1 large)
  • 2 Tbsp diced canned Chipotles in Adobo
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Cranberry Beans, sorted and rinsed
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups thinly sliced Yellow Onion (1 large)

Step 1

Heat 1 Tbsp canola oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat.  Add chopped onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add diced chipotles, adobo sauce, bay leaf, Bob’s Red Mill Cranberry Beans and water.  Cover, increase heat to high and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans are soft 60 – 80 minutes.  Remove from heat.  While beans are cooking, preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 3

In a small sauté pan, heat ¼ cup canola oil over medium heat.  Add paprika and stir until fragrant, 1 – 2 minutes.  Add to beans along with salt and mix well.  Remove bay leaf from beans.

Step 4

In a medium sauté pan, heat the remaining 2 Tbsp of oil over medium heat.  Add sliced onion and cook until soft, about 5 – 10 minutes.

Step 5

Transfer beans to a 9×9-inch baking pan and top with sautéed sliced onions.  Bake until the top is crusty, about 30 minutes.  Cool 15 minutes before serving.

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