Simple Almond Butter Recipe

Simple Almond Butter Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Barclay Losse Gather Nuts Team Member. What happens when you toss three cups of Simple Almonds in a food processor with a magic dust sprinkling of spice, a splash of vanilla and a drop of maple syrup? Only the best Almond Butter you've ever tasted.
November 19, 2020 — Shelby Little
How to Survive the Holidays | The Plant-Based Edition!

How to Survive the Holidays | The Plant-Based Edition!

We love the holidays. The warmth that comes from the gathering of friends and family creates something wonderful. Yet, we can all agree that every season isn’t complete without some awkward moment. As plant-based eaters, we’ve all been there.
November 12, 2020 — Shanna Koenig Camuso
Share the Bounty with a Fall Charcuterie Spread

Share the Bounty with a Fall Charcuterie Spread

Appetizers for Plant-Based Eaters & Omnivores Alike There’s no more festive way to celebrate the bounty of the season and kick off a holiday feast than with a beautiful charcuterie board. Too often, charcuterie appears at the party as a heavy tray of preservative-laden meats and indistinct cheeses.
November 11, 2020 — Shanna Koenig Camuso
Rosemary Olive Oil Almonds Dip

Rosemary Olive Oil Almonds Dip

Recipe of the Week: Rock the (Date) Boat! Rosemary Olive Oil Almonds Dip Recipe courtesy of Barclay Losse, Gather Nuts Team Member. Perfect for crisp veggies and delicious as a nutty stuffing for sweet dates, this tasty dip is sure to become a go-to addition to your fall table.
November 05, 2020 — Shelby Little
Maple Cinnamon Brazil Nut Brownie

Maple Cinnamon Brazil Nut Brownie

 

Oh Yes, We Did!

This is one brownie that will raise your spirits and never lay you flat. Packed with shredded unsweetened coconut, antioxidant-rich raw cacao, and our own fair-trade Maple Cinnamon Brazil Nuts and slow-roasted Simple Almonds, each lightly sweet bite delivers the goods with immune-boosting selenium and vitamin E. We like ours served with a scoop of dairy-free, cherry ice cream.

Recipe courtesy of Barclay Losse, Gather Nuts Team Member.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Walnuts
1/4 cup  Pecans
1 1/2 cup  Dates, chopped
1/2 cup  Raw Cacao 
1/2 cup  Shredded, Unsweetened Coconut
1/4 cup  Raw Agave
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Instructions:
1. Place nuts in food processor until they become “crumbly”
2. Add dates and process until the mixture starts to stick together
3. Add remaining ingredients and process until the mixture turns a dark chocolatey brown
4. Dump mix into a brownie dish or cake pan and press down firmly
5. Refrigerate for a couple of hours and enjoy!
Serving size:
Makes 6 square brownies. 
October 28, 2020 — Shelby Little
Cumin Pumpkin Balls Recipe | Meatless and Delicious!

Cumin Pumpkin Balls Recipe | Meatless and Delicious!

Recipe courtesy of Barclay Losse, Gather Nuts team member. 

Go Meatless this Fall with Comforting Cumin Pumpkin Balls!             

What happens when you combine earthy brown rice, sundried tomatoes, Savory Spice Italian herb blend and Oregon-grown Cumin Pumpkin Seeds? Only the most deicious plant-based dinner ever! Pumpkin seeds are anti-inflammatory and rich in tryptophan and magnesium, a recipe for relaxation. Add a splash of red sauce, and buon appetito! This savory mixture makes a great meatless burger patty and base for plant-based bolognese, too. Recipe and photos are courtesy of Gather Nuts Team Member, Barclay Losse.

cumin pumpkin ball ingredients

Ingredients:


-1/2 cup Gather Nuts Cumin Pumpkin Seeds +2 tbsp
-1/2 cup cooked brown rice
-1/4 cup roasted red pepper or sun-dried tomato
-1/2 tbsp tomato paste
-1/4 cup green onion
-3/4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
-2 cloves garlic
-2 tsp Savory Spice Cantanzaro Herbs
-1/4 tsp blackstrap molasses
-1/4 cup rolled oats
-pinch of salt


Cooking Instructions:


1. In a food processor, add every ingredient except the OATS and the 2 tbsp of pumpkin seeds.
2. Puree until the mixture is well combined but maybe there’s a few small chunks left, scraping the bowl down so everything gets mixed in.
3. Add the oats and pulse the food processor a few times to incorporate them into the mix.
4. Add the 2 tbsp of pumpkin seeds and pulse again but leave some texture in the mix
5. Refrigerate for 1 hour
6. Make small-medium sized meatballs and sauté on a cast iron pan at medium heat with a little olive oil. Enjoy with marinara sauce or in your favorite recipes!

Cumin Pumpkin Seed Balls with Tomato Sauce  

Want to see meatless pumpkin balls in the skillet?

Shanna and Denali went live on Facebook this week, answering these questions:

  • What can I cook with all these pumpkin seeds?
  • What health benefits are there to eating pumpkin seeds?
  • What ingredients are in these meatless marvels?

Check out the video! 

And if you have questions or comments, please join the conversation on Facebook. We'd be happy to answer your questions about the recipe and hear if you tried it!

October 23, 2020 — Shanna Koenig Camuso
Still Vibrato Coffee

Still Vibrato Coffee

Gather Nuts was still a seed planted in my mind when I met Clint Rowan. We were working at a small health food market in Bend where he served his coffee. The first time I tasted Still Vibrato coffee I was quite frankly astonished. It was lighter than what I was used to, but the flavors were more prominent and tantalizing. I truly had never tasted coffee that good – and still never have.

Clint RowanClint is from Texas – and y’all know I love meeting a fellow Texan all the way in Oregon. He’s tall and speaks slowly like a Texan but doesn’t have the distinct accent. He gives his full attention to conversations, always looks you in the eye, and gives the best hugs. It’s this same attention and care that goes into roasting his coffee.

As I started testing recipes for nuts and seeds, I brought samples into the market to share with my coworkers to get their feedback. One day, likely after enjoying one of Clint’s cappuccinos, I asked him, “I wonder what would happen if I soaked cashews in your coffee?” His response was, “I don’t know, let’s find out.” 

Clint Rowan 2This led to months of testing to get the flavor and process just right. The salt to coffee ratio had to be just right, otherwise, you wouldn’t taste the coffee, or on the other end, they would be too salty and the flavor too intense. In figuring out how to brew larger amounts most efficiently, Clint suggested cold brew and the flavor was perfected. 

Today our Coffee Cashews are one of my favorite afternoon snacks. The pick-me-up is not from the minuscule amount of caffeine, but rather from the nutrients and protein found in cashews. They deliver the coffee flavor I crave, but instead of a caffeine hit, I get sustained energy to get me through the rest of the day.

To learn more about Still Vibrato coffee and to order online, go to: https://stillvibrato.com. You will not be disappointed. Fun fact: Clint won the prestigious Good Food Award for one of his varieties. 





June 03, 2020 — Shanna Koenig Camuso
Organic Overnight Oats with Maple Cinnamon Brazil nuts

Overnight Cinnamon Ginger Oats with Maple Cinnamon Brazil Nuts

Not everyone is a morning person, but the smell of this soaked spiced oatmeal can get anyone out of bed! By utilizing the timer feature on your rice cooker, breakfast is ready to be topped with our Maple Cinnamon Brazil Nuts instantly.  Soaking oats overnight is similar to the soaking process that we use on our nuts and seeds, which makes the nutrients more available for your body to absorb, plus it makes for an irresistibly creamy texture. Head on over to the blog section on our website to find the recipe!

 

Overnight Cinnamon Ginger Oats

*one serving, adjust ratios accordingly

Ingredients

-1/2 cup oats

-pinch of salt, ginger, and nutmeg

-1/4 tsp cinnamon

-1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)

-1/4 cup of dried fruit

-1 ¼ cup water

-Maple Cinnamon Brazil Nuts for topping

Directions

In a rice cooker, stir together the oats, salt, spices, chia seeds, dried fruit, and water (if you are omitting the chia seeds, only use 1 cup of water).  Put your rice cooker on porridge setting, and set the timer for your ideal breakfast time...and that’s it! In the morning scoop into a bowl and top with Maple Cinnamon Brazil Nuts.  Enjoy!



April 19, 2020 — Shelby Little
What is driving you nuts?

What is driving you nuts?

Is the pandemic driving you nuts? Don’t suffer in silence—we want to hear from you!

Are your children interrupting your morning meditation?
Are your neighbors offering social distancing hugs?
How about your backyard chickens? Are they spoiling your outdoor time?

Tell us what (or who) is DRIVING YOU NUTS and you could win a box of Gather Nuts' top sellers!!

Enter for a chance to win:

Join us on Instagram or Facebook where you can share what’s #drivingmenuts. We will select winners from both Facebook and Instagram, and we encourage you to participate on both social media sites. Full contest rules are on all of our contest posts.

Why?

The coronavirus is impacting us all: Our friends, families and livelihoods. Our aim with #drivingmenuts is to provide a cathartic outlet and humorous forum for folks to share what (or who) is driving them nuts, while simultaneously raising awareness of a better type of nuts: Gather Nuts!




April 16, 2020 — Shanna Koenig Camuso
Tempeh Taco Tuesday!

Tempeh Taco Tuesday!

Are you looking for a way to spice up your Taco Tuesday? Tempeh tacos are one of our favorite go-to weekday meals. We spice things up with our Spicy Red Curry Cashews that add additional nutrients and flavor.

 The ingredients are healthy and simple: red onion, red pepper, kale, tempeh, cumin, taco seasoning, red chili, black beans, and brown rice. We use cassava tortillas to keep things gluten-free. Head over to our blog for the full recipe.

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Are you looking for a way to spice up your Taco Tuesday? Tempeh tacos are one of our favorite go-to weekday meals. We spice things up with our Spicy Red Curry Cashews that add additional nutrients and flavor. We use cassava tortillas to keep things gluten-free, but you can use hard taco shells, or whole wheat soft tortillas – you can also make it as a bowl.

 

Ingredients:

1 - Red onion – thinly sliced

1 - Red pepper – thinly slices

1 – Small head of Lacinato Kale – destemmed and loosely chopped

1 – 8 ounces tempeh - finely chopped

1 tbsp avocado oil or sesame seed oil

 

Spices to taste – cumin, taco seasoning, red chili, salt and pepper

 

Directions:

  • Sauté onions in avocado oil or sesame seed oil for 5 minutes, then add in the red pepper and cook for another 5 minutes or until soft.
  • Stir in finely chopped tempeh, then add the spices to your taste.
  • Slowly stir in kale until wilted.
  • Serve in a tortilla topped with chopped Spicy Red Curry Cashews and a side of rice and beans - or make into a bowl.
April 14, 2020 — Shanna Koenig Camuso
BendAid to NYC

BendAid to NYC

We’re honored to be part of #BendAid, a group of Central Oregon-based food and beverage brands that are coming together to support the doctors and healthcare workers on the front lines in New York City fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic. 
April 06, 2020 — Bold Commerce Collaborator
Nuts Got a Bad Rap

Nuts Got a Bad Rap

The fats in nuts and seeds are primarily monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats – both of which help to lower bad cholesterol, are heart-healthy, and don't cause weight gain. Research shows people who eat nuts are healthier and live longer, likely because nuts help to prevent a number of different diseases.
April 06, 2020 — Shanna Koenig Camuso