Articles Tagged “Organic Recipes”

Heart Shaped Swedish Cardamom Cake

Heart Shaped Swedish Cardamom Cake

This is my Swedish mother’s recipe that is made with the wonderfully aromatic spices of cardamom, ginger, cloves and cinnamon. These little heart shaped cakes are perfect to make for Valentine’s Day! Makes 6 heart shaped cakes Ingredients ½ cup organic butter 1 cup organic sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger ¾ teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon cardamom ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/3 cup organic unbleached white flour 1 cup organic sour cream Directions Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Sift spices, salt, baking soda and flour. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, alternating with […]

Organic Tomato Sauce

Homemade Organic Pasta Sauce

In Italy, a sauce should never overwhelm the taste of the pasta or dish, but rather complement it. Here’s a quick recipe for a simple and healthy homemade pasta sauce. It combines fresh basil, garlic, Roma tomatoes, and the spices of Italy. Enjoy! Serves 6-8 Ingredients 6-8 cloves organic garlic, thinly sliced ½ chopped white onion (optional) 2 teaspoons organic dried oregano Handful fresh organic basil, coarsely chopped 2 teaspoons sea salt 6-7 large Organic Roma tomatoes ¼ cup, 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil Fresh ground pepper to taste Directions In medium pot, boil water. Add tomatoes for roughly 1 minute or until skin begins to peel. Quickly remove and add […]

Organic Cranberry Cupcake

Cranberry Christmas Cupcakes with Lemon Crème

Looking for something fun, sweet, and scrumptious to make this year with the family? Try out this festive Cranberry Christmas Cupcake with Lemon Crème frosting recipe! The ingredients are organic, making it a sweet alternative. Bring it to the Christmas party or make it with family! Either way, it makes for a great Christmas activity. Makes a dozen 1/3 cup or 1/2 cup cupcakes Ingredients Cupcakes 1 cup all-purpose organic flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) organic butter, softened 1/2 cup raw sugar 1 farm fresh large egg 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup organic raw milk 1 cup dried organic cranberries […]

Preserving Organic Produce

Canning Your Organic Produce For Extra Enjoyment

You have worked hard all year growing vegetables and fruit. And you’ve enjoyed the incredible reward of consuming ultra fresh food grown organically with your own two hands (and the help of a friend or two if you’re lucky). Want to make those rewards stretch even longer? Take a lesson from your grandmother (or maybe your great grandmother), for whom canning was simply a way of life. Home canning may be old school, but this process is organic at its best – capturing the goodness and delicious flavor of your homegrown produce perfectly.  Imagine having a supply of canned peas, carrots, corn or tomatoes to enjoy all winter long. How […]

Natural organic dates

Dates: A fruit that’s been around since the dawn of civilization

Dates… what exactly are these dried fruits? They kind of look like a prune. They’re something that old people like, right? NO! Okay, well maybe, but they are so much more. Dates are a nutritious, delicious dried fruit that comes from the phoenix dactylifera, or the true date palm. Dates have been around for so long that no one is quite sure where they originated, but it is thought to be somewhere in the deserts of northern Africa or western Asia, and around the Persian Gulf. These delicious, sweet fruits have been cultivated for thousands of year in the desert regions of the Middle East. References date back to as […]

Organic potato salad

Festive Organic Potato Salad

This is a festive, nutrient-wise version of the traditional potato salad. Add color and style to your menu! Serves 6 to 10 Ingredients: 12 red potatoes 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped dill pickles 1 cup minced green onion 1 cup chopped red pepper 1 cup chopped watercress 1 small can sliced olives Vinaigrette: 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoon vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon mustard 1 teaspoon ground ginger Directions: Wash and scrub potatoes under cold water. Set in a large pot, and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer and cook for about 10-15minutes until tender when […]

Organic peaches

Peaches: Summer, bottled up in a delicious fruit

The peach’s botanical name is a bit deceiving – Prunus persica. Persica…makes it sound like it is from Persia, doesn’t it? While the Persians are an important part of the history of the peach tree, this fruit tree that bears sweet fruits with large pits (known as one of the ‘stone fruits’) actually can be traced back to ancient China!  There are ancient Chinese writings from back in the 10th century B.C. that mention peaches as the fruit enjoyed by emperors. Well, then how did the peach end up with a name that roughly translates to PERSIAN Apple? The Persians, who did a lot of trading with China, brought the […]

Natural, Local, and Delicious – Discover the Farmers Market during Harvest

Summer is coming to an end.  You may be sad to see the warm weather and abundant sunshine come to an end, or you may realize that harvest season is coming!  For people who live in seasonal climates, the end of the summer and beginning of the fall is a beautiful time of the year. The weather is comfortable, and the food is amazing!  So many fruits and vegetables are available being harvested, and with the growth of the organic and local food movement on the Internet, finding a way to purchase local produce has never been easier. There are a few easy ways to find your local markets. The […]

organic stuffed eggplant

Baked Organic Stuffed Eggplant

This main dish is a healthy and creative way to use Eggplant! Eggplant “boats” are created by cutting the eggplants in half and then filling with organic vegetables, aromatic fresh herbs and organic grass-fed ground beef. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 large eggplant 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup mushrooms, chopped 1 cup spinach, chopped 2 cloves, chopped 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped salt/ pepper 1 pound free-range grass-fed organic ground beef ¼ cup tomato paste Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut eggplant in half lengthwise. Remove pulp leaving ½ inch of the outer shell.  Dice the pulp. Sauté the onions, […]

Organic Whole Grain Oatmeal Pancakes

These organic rolled oats, whole wheat flour, almond meal, pancakes are a delicious and healthy choice for your breakfast. They provide a great source of nutrients, fiber and proteins! Top it with your favorite applesauce or fruit for that healthy boost to start your day. In a large bowl combine: 1 cup organic rolled oats 1 cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup almond meal 1 t. baking soda ¼ t. salt In another bowl combine: 2 organic eggs 1 T. really raw honey ¼ cup butter, melted Add the wet and dry mixtures together and stir until just combined. Cook on hot oiled griddle; serve with your favorite fruit, applesauce, […]