Posts Categorized: Recipes

Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal

Tired of skipping breakfast because you don’t have enough time in the morning? Here’s a “stay-on-track” tip for a better breakfast when you’re in a hurry. Make-Ahead Oatmeal Breakfast Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 8 hours (inactive) Yield: about 1 ½ cups oatmeal (2 servings) Before you go to bed at night, combine the following… Read more »

Rice Pudding for Anyone and Everyone

Whether simple or decadent, this sweet treat has a variation that’s sure to please you. Find Chef Sita’s favorite, basic recipe here, and then get creative! For a soothing, sweet flavor, use ginger and chopped dates. For a royal, unforgettable flavor, stir in saffron threads and coconut milk. For a spicy, exotic pudding, try chai spices (like… Read more »

Simple Ways to Enjoy Squash

The season is abundant with them. As Mark affectionately named these “globes of joy,” winter squashes burst with sweet, nutty flavor, are packed with antioxidants, and can be as versatile as your creativity allows. To help you get started, here are some of Chef Sita’s favorite ways to enjoy winter squash.   1. Roasted Acorn… Read more »

Mulled Wine – A Winter Cocktail

  If you’ve ever visited Northern Europe during the Winter months, you might recall the intoxicating aroma (and maybe the intoxicating effect) of warmed red wine with spices, in Germany known as “Glühwein.” Our resident German expert, Herr Helge Hellberg, ensures us that this recipe produces a truly authentic experience. Enjoy with friends wherever you… Read more »

DIY Fresh Fruit Rum Infusion

  By Gavin Bieber, Batiste Rhum We made a delicious fresh fruit infusion in honor of our friend Helge Hellberg, the host of An Organic Conversation and former Executive Director of Marin Organic, who interviewed Tristan Mermin, the founder of Batiste Rhum, on the topic of sustainable rum production. All the fresh fruit was purchased at the farmers… Read more »

Holiday Entree with only Five Ingredients

Just how creative can you get with 5 ingredients or less? VERY when one of your ingredients is a pre-made spice blend. Today: Fall Holiday Entree with 5 Ingredients or Less Shiitake & Wild Rice Stuffed Squash with Pomegranate Seeds serves 6 Ingredients 2 acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 1 cup uncooked wild rice,… Read more »

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

  a whole foods recipe that recreates flavors of a holiday table staple As heard on Table Talk: Favorite Recipes for the Winter Season – min. 12:45 Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 lg leek, sliced in half moons 6 oz fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced (cremini, shiitake, chanterelle, or a mix) ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme… Read more »

Cinnamon-Chili Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Cinnamon-Chili Sweet Potatoes Serves 6-8 A wonderful source of Vitamins A, C, potassium and calcium, this recipe, with a couple omissions, is equally good for mom and baby. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, making them great for digestive health, and the cinnamon and coconut oil are superstars, too. Cinnamon helps stabilize blood sugar, and… Read more »

Vegan Pumpkin Pie in 3 Easy Steps

Mais, oui! Plus: low glycemic index and almost no baking! Step One Place any of the following winter squash, cut-side down, in a preheated 375 degree oven: 3 lb Sugar Pie Pumpkin (halved; 1 ½ hours) 3 lb Delicata Squash (halved; 30 minutes) 3 lb Butternut Squash (peeled, seeded, and cubed; 40 minutes) Step Two… Read more »

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

It’s winter squash season, and that means – Pumpkin Seeds! Shamelessly (or savvy-ly, some might say), at the AOC kitchens, we toast every squash seed we come in contact with: Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Sugar Pie Pumpkin… why throw out something whose potential is to be one of the ultimate snack foods? There are a… Read more »