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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.
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.
-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
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!
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!
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 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.”
This 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.
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
-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
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!