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Pizza Seasoning- Step Up Your At-Home Pizza

There are SO many reasons to keep Pizza Seasoning in your cupboard, it may be easier to list the reasons NOT to have it on hand.

  1.  The perfect combination of spices beats anything we can concoct from scratch. The eloquent proportions of garlic, oregano, parsley, onion, black pepper, basil, paprika will also save you time and money. You don’t have to purchase & mix 7 spices.
  2. Pizza mix is available with and without salt. If you’re on a low salt diet, or simply want to control the amount that goes in your food for flavor, you will love the no salt option!
  3. This spice mix has SO many uses! Getting Dominos delivered, or bringing a pie home? Elevate the taste! Use it on frozen pizza. Making your own pizza? You won’t find a better seasoning for the sauce!
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Recipe of the Day: No Salt Egg Bagels!

Yields 15
Ingredients:
1 medium Potato 🥔
2 cups Water 💧
2 1/4 tsp dry active yeast
1 tbsp Honey
4 cups Flour
2 eggs 🥚🍳
3 tbsp Veggie Oil
3 quarts Water 💧
Poppy Seeds/Sesame Seeds for glaze

Our Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend (w/o Salt) would really compliment this recipe !

DIRECTIONS

Peel the potato and slice thickly. Place slices into a medium saucepan, add 2 cups water and place over high heat to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat slightly and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and drain, RESERVING 1 CUP of the liquid for the dough. Set liquid aside to cool to about 90 degrees. Potato slices will not be used in the dough; discard or consume, your choice.

Proof yeast in a small bowl with 1/2 cup of the potato water and 1/2 teaspoon of the honey. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Stir the yeast mixture into the flour, along with the whole egg, egg white, the remaining 1/2 cup of potato water, remaining honey, and vegtable oil. Blend to make a firm dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead about 8 minutes, until dough springs back when touched. Place dough in an oiled bowl, coat top with a small amount of oil to keep it from drying out, and cover. Place bowl in a warm place and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours. Dough will be ready when you push down with 2 fingers and the indentations remain. If they spring back, let it rise a bit longer.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly oil a large baking sheet and set aside.

Boil the 3 quarts of water in a large pot.

Turn the dough out onto your work surface. Punch down the dough and knead 2-3 minutes. Cut dough into 15 equal portions. Roll each piece between floured hands until it is about 7 inches in length and 3/4 inch thick. Coil each length into a ring, moistening the ends with water and pressing firmly so that they stick together firmly (otherwise they will come apart when boiled). Let the rings stand about 10 minutes on an oiled board or pan.

Using a slotted spoon, slide each bagel into the pot of boiling water, being careful not to crowd them too much. They will float. Boil 2 minutes per side. Remove with the slotted spoon and place them on the oiled baking sheet. They will be very slippery.

Mix the remaining egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water and glaze each bagel with a pastry brush. Sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds, if desired. Place sheet on middle rack in oven and bake 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and place bagels on wire rack to cool. Bagels taste best the same day as baking, so if you do not plan on eating them all the same day, after cooling freeze leftovers for later consumption.

This awesome recipe was found on http://thedailydish.us/bread/no-salt-added-egg-bagels/

Recipe: Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

Featuring Mashalls Creek Spice of the Day: Garam Masala Blend

You CAN make your own blend of Garam Masala. But you will save a lot of time & money purchasing ours. We’ve already pre-mixed the most popular flavors of the best Indian food including: Cumin, Cloves, Black Pepper, Coriander, Cinnamon, Salt, Cardamom, Ginger  Most of all,  because we only use pure high grade spices, the taste exceeds store bought varieties.


Serves 4
Ingredients:
Ginger Knob
1 1/2 in. Whole Ginger*
4 Garlic Cloves or Marshalls Creek Minced Garlic
1/2 Yellow Onion
1 1/2 lbs. Chicken Breast🐔
1 1/2 tbsp Garam Masala blend*
2 tbsp Olive Oil*
1 tbsp Tomato Paste
1 1/2 tsp Paprika*  We have a variety of paprika to suit your taste and fit this recipe. Sweet paprika, hot paprika, Hungarian paprika
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper*
1 (28oz) can Crushed Tomato🍅
1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt
1 tbsp Lemon Juice🍋
1/4 cup Cilantro*
Cooked Jasmine/Basmati Rice for serving 🍚🍚
  • Pulse ginger and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add onion and pulse until finely chopped. Toss chicken with 1 1/2 tsp garam masala and 1 tsp salt. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, rotating halfway through cooking, until cooked through, about 6 – 7 minutes total. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion mixture and saute until onions have softened, about 3 minutes. Add tomato paste, remaining 1 Tbsp garam masala, the paprika, and cayenne and cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Add crushed tomatoes, season with salt to taste, and cook stirring occasionally until mixture is hot, about 2 minutes (you can let it simmer longer if needed if the canned tomatoes used were watery. If the canned tomatoes were thick you can add a few Tbsp of water if needed to thin the sauce mixture). Return chicken to pan and cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat, stir in Greek yogurt and lemon juice. Serve warm over rice topped with cilantro.


*Products we also carry
This and other incredible recipes found here:
http://www.cookingclassy.stfi.re/quick-chicken-tikka-masala/?sf=jkwnpzl#ab

Oysters Bechamel Recipe

Featuring Spice of the Day: Emeril’s Essence Blend
This blend based off of Emiril’s famous blend consists of Salt, Paprika, Garlic, Black Pepper, Onion, even Oregano, Cayenne, and Thyme. It can be used as an all purpose blend, and the combination will elevate your food creations.

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Serves 4-6
Ingredients:
1/2 lb Sliced Bacon
1/2 cup Chopped Onion
1 tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Flour
2 cups Heavy Cream
Essence of Emeril Blend*

(Essence also available in a no-salt mix!)
1 cup Spinach
Salt*
Ground Black Pepper*
24 Raw Oysters
Parmesan Bread Crumbs

  • In a medium skillet, render the bacon until crispy. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain until cool, then chop and reserve separately. To the fat remaining in the skillet, add the onions and sauté on low heat until the onions are caramelized. Season with salt and pepper. Add the butter and the flour to the sautéed onions and cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes, to form a blond roux. When the roux looks like a wet beach, whisk in the heavy cream. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until any grainy texture of the flour has cooked out of the roux. Season with Creole Seasoning to taste. Add the chopped crispy bacon and set aside to cool. Add the spinach and mix well.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with kosher or rock salt and set aside.
  • Place the oysters (on their shells) about 1 to 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Top the oysters with the cooled spinach mixture. Sprinkle each oyster with some of the Parmesan Bread Crumbs and bake until golden brown and bubbly, usually about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.



*products we also carry
This and other incredible recipes can be found:
http://emerils.com/128531/oysters-bechamel

Lamb Shank with Soft Polenta and Persian Lime Pesto

Featuring Marshall Creek’s Spice of the Day: Persian Limes

Serves 4
Ingredients:
4 Lamb Shanks🐑
Marinade–
120ml Yogurt
2 Persian Limes ground*
3 Sprigs of Rosemary ground*
To Cook–
1 Leek
2 Carrots*
2 Shallots*
1 Fennel*
300ml of Red Wine (available as powder)*
300ml of Chicken Stock
Some Olive Oil*
For Polenta–
600g of Chicken Stock
150g of Polenta
3 tbsp Yogurt
1 tbsp Lemon zest*
50g of grated Parmesan (also available as powder)*
Some Salt*
For Pesto–
2 Persian Limes*
1 bunch of Parsley*
5 Garlic Cloves Minced*
2 Limes

1. Make the marinade by combining the yogurt, lime and rosemary. Thoroughly cover the lamb shanks with the marinade, cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 12 hours, removing 1 hour before cooking

  • 120ml of yoghurt
  • 2 Persian limes, ground
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary, finely chopped
  • 4 lamb shanks

2. Preheat the oven the 150˚C/gas mark

3. Place a large, heavy-based, ovenproof saucepan on a high heat and add a good dash of olive oil. Add the marinated shanks to the pan to seal, cooking until dark and golden all over. Once ready, remove from the pan and set aside

  • olive oil

4. While the shanks are browning, place a separate pan on a medium heat, add a dash of olive oil and sweat the leek, carrot, shallot and fennel for 10-15 minutes, until soft but with no colour. Remove from the heat and set aside

  • 1 leek, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 1 fennel, finely diced

5. Deglaze the shank pan with the red wine, scraping all of the caramelised crust from the base of the pan as this will contain a lot of flavor from the marinade

  • 300ml of red wine

6. Add the dark chicken stock and cooked vegetables to the shank pan, followed by the lamb. Bring the liquid to the boil, cover with a lid and place into the oven to braise for 90-120 minutes. When the shanks are ready the meat will be soft, tender and just beginning to come away from the bone. Remove from the oven and allow the shanks to cool in the liquid

  • 300ml of dark chicken stock, or veal stock

7. When cool, remove the shanks and return the pan to the heat. Bring to the boil then turn down and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half

8. Transfer the contents of the pan to a blender and blitz until smooth. Season to taste and return to a clean saucepan along with the lamb shanks, ready to re-heat later

9. To make the pesto, combine the parsley, dried limes, lime juice and garlic in a food processor and blitz to form a paste. Transfer to a dish and set aside until required

  • 1 Persian lime
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 lime

10. For the polenta, bring the stock to the boil and slowly pour in the polenta, whisking continuously. Be careful as the hot polenta thickens, as it will bubble and spit

  • 600g of chicken stock
  • 150g of polenta

11. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the polenta is soft and smooth. Remove from the heat, stir in the yoghurt, preserved lemon and Parmesan and season to taste. Keep warm

  • 3 tbsp of natural yogurt, heaped
  • 1 tbsp of preserved lemon, chopped
  • 50g of Parmesan, grated
  • salt, to taste

12. To serve, reheat the lamb shanks in the sauce at a gentle simmer. Add a good helping of soft polenta to the base of a shallow bowl or small cast iron dish. Add the hot lamb shank, the sauce, a good dollop of the pesto and sprinkling of toasted almonds and parsley

  • 30g of flaked almonds, toasted
  • 1 handful of parsley, chopped

This and other delicious recipes can be found on Great British Chefs:
http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recipes/lamb-shank-polenta-recipe

Blueberry Chamomile Donuts

Featuring Marshalls Creek Spice of the Day: Chamomile
Chamomile is great for its simple aromatic characteristics, but did you know that it also doubles as a digestive relaxant? Use it in loose-leaf for a relaxing Chamomile Tea! It is also an ingredient in fragrant sweets, such as these donuts and Chamomile Lemon Bavarian Cake

[VEGAN & GF]



Serves 8
Ingredients:
1/4 cup Water💧
2 tsp Marshalls Creek Chamomile*
1/2 cup Coconut Cream
Dash of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tbsp Chia Seed*
1/2 cup Oil
1/3 cup Rice Malt Syrup
1/2 cup Blueberries
1/2 cup Banana Flour
1/2 cup Brown Rice Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
Pinch of Salt*
Frosting-
1/2 cup Blueberries
1/2 cup Coconut Butter

Instructions
  1. Preheat an oven to 180C.
  2. For the wet ingredients, steep the chamomile tea in hot water and set aside. Mix the coconut cream with the apple cider vinegar and set aside. Mix the ground chia seeds with the water and set aside.
  3. For the dry ingredients, sift all ingredients into a bowl and create a well in the centre.
  4. Remove the chamomile tea from the hot water. In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients, including the chamomile tea but excluding the blueberries. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until combined
  5. Divide mixture into a donut pan. Sprinkle and press blueberries into each donut.
  6. Bake donuts for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer can be inserted into and comes out clean.
  7. For the frosting, bring the blueberries to a boil on the stovetop. Reduce to a simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated. Puree with a whizz stick and stir in coconut butter until it has softened.
  8. When the donuts have cooled, dip each donut into the icing. If desired, sprinkle some chamomile leaves on top. Enjoy immediately or keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. If you want to eat them later, you may need to let the donuts come back to room temperature or warm it up in the oven/microwave briefly.

*Products we also carry
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http://www.rainbownourishments.com/blueberry-chamomile-donuts-and-my-ptsd-story/

Chamomile Lemon Bavarian Cake

Featuring Spice of the Day: Chamomile

Chamomile is great for its simple aromatic characteristics, but did you know that it also doubles as a digestive relaxant? Most people who know it as a tea would be surprised by the delicious, unique recipes that utilize Chamomile.

About 1 cup of Biscuits
About 1/2 cup of Butter
Little over a cup of Heavy Cream
1 cup Milk🐮
1/4 cup of Sugar
2 tbsp of Honey*
4 Egg Yolks🍳
2 Lemons Zest* & Juice🍋
10 grams Gelatine Leaves
2 tsp Chamomile*

  • Grease the bottom and sides of a 20 cm (8 inch) springform cake tin with a knob of butter and line it with parchment paper.
  • In a food processor crush the digestive biscuits until they form fine crumbs. Put them in a large bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave or in a little pot and mix this into the digestive biscuits crumbs, stir to combine.Transfer the mixture into the springform pan and use a spoon to press it evenly into the bottom. Put it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
  • Put the lemon zest and the milk in small saucepan over medium heat and slowly bring to a boil.
  • Remove pan from heat, add chamomile. Let steep 1 hour.
  • Place the gelatine leaves in cold water, leave to soak for about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, whisk sugar, honey and egg yolks together.
  • Strain chamomile and lemon milk through a fine-mesh sieve to remove lemon zest and chamomile flowers.
  • Warm the milk again and pour it in the yolks mixture, a little at a time, stir it well, then place the mixture on medium heat setting keeping temperature below the boiling point (about 80° C), and stir until it is thick enough to coat the back of a wooded spoon. Remove from heat and let cold slightly.
  • Squeeze the water out of the gelatine leaves, than add to the pan and stir until the gelatine has dissolved, add the juice of 1 lemon too. Leave to cool completely.
  • In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the cold heavy cream until soft peaks begin to form.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream in the eggs and milk mixture, using a spatula.
  • Pour the bavarian cream into the springform pan, above the crust. Place into the fridge for at least 5-6 hours, until set.
  • Decorate with edible flowers, lemon slices and strawberries.
    *Products we also carry
    This and other unique recipes can be found at:
    http://www.fotogrammidizucchero.com/2017/04/torta-bavarese-limone-camomilla-chamomile-lemon-bavarian-cake.html

Also check out Blueberry Chamomile Donuts!

Recipe: Beet Dark Chocolate Scones w/ Pistachio Crumble

Featuring Spice of the Day: Beet Powder

Makes 12
Ingredients:
1 cup Sorghum Flour
3/4 cup Oat Flour
1/4 cup Arrowroot*
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Cardamom Ground*
1/4 tsp Sea Salt*
1 cup Beet Purée
1/4 cup + 1 tsp Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract*
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate
1/3 cup Pistachios
1 tsp Coconut Sugar

Instructions
*Beet puree:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Scrub and wash beets under water until clean. Wrap beets tightly in foil, place on a baking sheet and roast for about 1 hour or until a knife inserted falls out without resistance. Set in the fridge to cool or let cool at room temperature.
  2. Once cooled, rub the skin off the beets – they should peel away easily. Place cooked beets in a food processor and blend until smooth. Measure out 1 cup of puree and set aside.
Scones:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sorghum flour, oat flour, arrowroot flour, baking powder, ground cardamom and sea salt.
  3. Measure ¼ cup of melted coconut oil and place into a medium mixing bowl. Add the beet puree, maple syrup and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix to combine. You might want to use your hands at this point – the dough will be quite dry. Mix well until everything is combined and a sticky ball of dough forms – be careful not to over knead the dough.
  5. Measure ¼ cup of the chopped pistachios and fold into the dough, along with the chopped dark chocolate. Mix with your hands again until the pistachios and dark chocolate are distributed evenly.
  6. Transfer dough to a well-floured surface and form two balls. Flatten into two 1-inch thick disks. Brush the top of each disk lightly with melted coconut oil.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining chopped pistachios, coconut sugar and 1 teaspoon of melted coconut oil. Sprinkle each disk with this mixture and use your fingers to lightly press into the dough.
  8. Use a large knife to cut each circle into 6 wedges. Transfer scones to the prepared baking sheet, leaving at least one inch between each.
  9. Bake for 22-25 minutes, rotating the pan half way through. Allow scones to cool slightly before serving. Serve warm.

This and other awesome recipes found on http://www.thegreenlife.ca/beet-dark-chocolate-scones-w-pistachio-crumble/

Recipe: Pan Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

Featuring Spice of the Day: Harissa

Harissa is a hot North African red chile paste spice. It’s comprised of a mix of Caraway, chili powder, coriander, cumin,  and garlic but varies from region to region.  Harissa is used in a multitude of dishes, including meats, fish soups and couscous.

Serves 4
Ingredients:
1 tbsp Olive Oil
8 Chicken Thighs🐥
Some Kosher Salt*
Some Ground Black Pepper*
1 Onion chopped
2 Garlic Cloves chopped
2 tbsp Tomato Paste🍅
2 15oz cans of Chickpeas
1/4 cup of Harissa* Paste.  (Add a few drops of water to the Harissa powder and mix until it forms a paste)
1/2 cup Chicken Broth
1/4 cup Marshalls Creek Parsley*
Lemon Wedges for serving

This and other delicious recipes found on:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/pan-roasted-chicken-with-harissa-chickpeas-51209850

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Working in 2 batches, cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side; transfer to a plate.
  • Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings from pan. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, until beginning to darken, about 1 minute. Add chickpeas, harissa, and broth; bring to a simmer.
  • Nestle chicken, skin side up, in chickpeas; transfer skillet to oven. Roast until chicken is cooked through, 20–25 minutes. Top with parsley and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

Szechuan Popcorn Chicken Recipe

Yes, you can make this youself! Featuring the spice of the day, Marshall Creek’s Szechuan Seasoning

Serves 4


Ingredients:
8-10 Chicken Tenders cut up
1/4 cup Corn Starch 🌽
2 large Eggs 🥚🥚
1 1/2 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Salt*
1/4 tsp Black Pepper*
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
5 cloves Garlic Minced*
1 tbsp Ginger*
1 tsp Chili Flakes*
1 tbsp dried Onion Flakes*
1 Green Onion, chopped
2 tbsp Chili Sauce
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Tomato Paste
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
2 tbsp White Vinegar
1 tbsp Sesame Seeds*
1/2 cup Water 💧
Veggie Oil for frying

**Instead lieu of sesame seeds, garlic and pepper, you can use 3 tbsp Szechuan Seasoning.

  1. Begin by setting up a dredging station. To do so, beat the eggs in a large bowl and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and pepper; set aside. Lastly, toss the chicken pieces with the corn starch and set aside.
  2. In a deep skillet or pot, add enough vegetable oil to deep fry the chicken pieces. Bring the oil to proper frying temperature, somewhere between 350-375 degrees.
  3. In the meantime, shake off the excess corn starch and add the chicken pieces to the eggs. Toss to coat.
  4. Remove the chicken from the eggs and toss into the flour mixture. Toss well to coat each piece.
  5. When the oil has reached the right frying temperature, carefully fry the chicken pieces in batches. Once a golden brown crust has been achieved, drain onto a paper towel-lined baking sheet.
  6. In the meantime, in a sauce pan, add the sesame oil, garlic, ginger, chili flakes, and dried onion flakes. Sauté on a medium heat for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the chili sauce, tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar, and water. Stir together and bring to a low boil. Turn off the heat and allow to rest.
  8. Once the chicken has been fried, transfer to a large bowl, add the green onions and sesame seeds, and toss with the sauce.
  9. Transfer the entire chicken dish to a large lightly oiled skillet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately.


This recipe is from Lod Byrons Kitchen! For this and other incredible recipes:
http://www.lordbyronskitchen.stfi.re/szechuan-popcorn-chicken/?sf=pyxxlpr#ab

 

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