Lime-Chipotle Olive Oil Aioli Coleslaw

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I like to refer to this as the "money sauce", a smokey, spicy, garlicky aioli, made from chipotle infused extra virgin olive oil. This this would make a shoe taste good if applied.

Chipotle-Lime Aioli Ingredients
1 cup Chipotle Olive Oil
2 large egg yolks at room temperature**
2 garlic cloves, smashed
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
 
In the bowl of a food processor or blender jar, add the egg yolks, salt, garlic and lime juice.  Process until well combined.  
 
VERY SLOWLY, drop by drop, begin to drizzle in the Chipotle Olive Oil while the machine is running. Extreme patience must be taken with this slow process, as too much olive oil poured in at once will cause the sauce to break.  
 
Once the olive oil is completely poured in and emulsified, remove the aioli to a sealed container and refrigerate.  This condiment is fabulous on coleslaw, sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, shoes... basically anything.   
 
**This recipe contains raw egg yolks.  If you have a compromised immune system, you can use pasteurized eggs for this recipe.
 
Makes 1 1/4 cups of aioli
 
Spicy Jalapeno-Chipotle Lime Coleslaw
 
1 medium head of cabbage shredded
1 recipe for Chipotle-Lime Aioli
1 large jalapeno, seeded, de-ribbed and finely minced
1 bell pepper, seeded, de-ribbed and finely minced
1/3 cup finely shredded red onion
1 tablespoon lime juice
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
 
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour.  Serve over a fried chicken sandwich or as a side dish.  
 
Makes approximately 6-8 cups of coleslaw
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Dips, Spreads, and Sauces!

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Everyone loves a good sauce and once you try these you are going to want to put them on everything! The possibilities for dip and sauce recipes are endless but here are a few of our favorites to get you started.

Basil & Chevre Spread/Pasta Sauce

8 oz. Fresh Goat Cheese
1/4 cup garlic olive oil
1 cup washed and dried fresh basil
1 teaspoon A-Premium Balsamic  or lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt (or add salt to taste)

Directions

Place the ingredients inside the bowl of a food processor or blender and process until creamy and smooth in consistency.  Serve with bread, crackers, pita, vegetables, or as a lovely sauce for pasta or dressing for pasta salad. Adjust seasoning and store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.

 

 

Basic Hummus Recipe

2 - 15 oz. cans organic garbanzo beans, drained

2 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon Roasted Japanese Sesame Oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup Certified UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil of your choice or any infused olive oil

2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste

 Directions

Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until creamy and smooth. Adjust seasoning as desired.   Refrigerate until ready to serve and drizzle additional, fresh olive oil over the top if desired.

 

 

Baklouti Black Bean Dip

¼ cup garlic olive oil

¼ cup baklouti olive oil

2 (15.5 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from one lime, plus more if desired

A few tablespoons of water if necessary

1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish (optional)

Directions

Add the black beans, olive oil, salt, cumin, lime juice, water and cilantro to the blender. Blend until smooth (if you're using a blender, you may need to stop and stir a few times to help it out). If the dip is too thick, add a bit of water or lime juice, little by little, to thin it out. Taste and adjust seasoning, then transfer to a serving bowl. Serve warm, cold or room temperature with tortilla chips.

*The heat comes from the baklouti chili olive oil, so if you like it mild, replace with unflavored extra virgin olive oil or simply double the garlic olive oil used and omit baklouti.

Serve with tortilla chips or pita chips

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Mushroom and Sage Chicken Pot Pie

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Spring veggies, rotisserie chicken, fluffy buttermilk biscuits... does it get any better? Yes, yes it does. When you make a creamy, luxurious mushroom-sage béchamel to blanket all of that tasty goodness, it gets a whole lot better.

 

Ingredients for the Pot Pie
2 cups sliced carrots, diced
1 cup chopped celery
1 large yellow onion, diced
1/2 cup peas
1 cup yellow potatoes, diced and microwaved for 3 minutes
2 cups cooked diced skinless chicken
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup mushroom-sage olive oil
3 cups chicken stock or broth
1 cup heavy cream or milk
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Grease a 13" x 9" baking pan or casserole

Heat a large, heavy bottom pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil, celery, onions, and carrots. Saute for 5 minutes until carrots are just tender.  Add the flour and stir thoroughly so no dry spots remain. Whisking constantly, add the chicken stock to the flour and vegetables. Bring to a simmer stirring constantly until thickened. Add the cream and continue simmering and stirring for a couple of minutes. Check and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Add the potatoes, cooked chicken, peas, and thyme. Scrape the filling into the casserole or baking pan and set aside to cool slightly while you make the biscuits.

Ingredients for the Buttermilk Biscuits
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup buttermilk1/4 cup butter olive oil

In the bowl of a food processor add all of the dry ingredients and pulse. Add the chilled butter and pulse a few times to incorporate and create small pea sized lumps of butter. Add the butter olive oil to the buttermilk and pour over the dry ingredients. Pulse a few more times until a loose, moist dough forms.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Roll out the dough to 1" thickness and cut out biscuits 2" in diameter. Place the biscuits on top of the pot pie filling about 1" apart. Brush with additional buttermilk and bake for 25 minutes until biscuits are fluffy and golden.

Serves 6-8

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Savory Cheddar-Mashed Potato Waffles with Garlic Olive Oil

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Yup, I put potatoes in my waffle maker. What!? You don't put potatoes in your waffle maker? Heresy!! These golden crisp-on-the-outside and creamy-cheesy on the inside savory snacks are absolutely mind blowing!

 

Ingredients
2 cups cold or room temperature mashed potatoes (preferably unseasoned)
1 cup bleached all purpose flour
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 large scallions thinly sliced
1/3 cup garlic olive oil
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons salt (less for pre-seasoned mashed potatoes)
fresh ground pepper to taste
Sour cream and hot sauce (optional for serving)

Heat the waffle maker. Meanwhile add all the ingredients to a large bowl including 1/2 of the scallions, and whisk thoroughly.

Grease the hot waffle iron well. Add 1/3 cup for each waffle. Cook until golden brown on the inside, about 5 minutes per waffle. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, additional scallions, and hot sauce, if desired.

Serves 6-8

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Spring was made for Balsamic Shrubs

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What exactly is a shrub? A shrub is a drink made from vinegar and fruit along with other ingredients such as alcohol or sparkling water, the flavor possibilities are endless! Vinegar has a way of both infusing and pulling out the flavor from ingredients which are steeped in it. This maceration process is simple and delightfully tasty. It's also a healthy alternative to store bought sweetened drinks. With spring's abundance of produce imminent, use your imagination to create delightful combinations of seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, berries, and vinegar to make all manner of mixers and spritzers.

Here are a few of our favorite combinations just to get those creative juices flowing! 

Blueberry Lemon-Thyme Balsamic Sparkling Shrub
2 cups lemon white balsamic
1 cup fresh blueberries crushed
2” sprig fresh thyme (optional)
8 cups chilled sparkling water

Strawberry – Peach Balsamic Sparkling Shrub
2 cups Peach white balsamic
1 cup fresh strawberries coarsely chopped and steeped in
8 cups chilled sparkling water

Fresh Kiwi & Mango White Balsamic Sparkling Shrub
2 Cups Mango White Balsamic
1 cup peeled sliced kiwi fruit
8 cups chilled sparkling water

Lemon, Cucumber, & Grapefruit White Balsamic Shrub
2 cups of Grapefruit White Balsamic 
1 medium cucumber thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
1/2 lemon thinly sliced
8 cups seltzer water or sparkling water


Ingredients
2 cups of your choice of white balsamic
1 cup fruit, herb, berry, or vegetable of your choice
8 cups chilled seltzer water or sparkling water (without sodium added)

Directions
In a one liter mason jar or container add the fresh botanical ingredients. Pour the balsamic over the fruit and allow to "infuse" for at least one hour or up to four hours under refrigeration. The longer it sits, the more pronounced the flavor of the fruit infusion. Strain and keep refrigerated and tightly covered for up to one month.

To serve, add 1-2 tablespoons of infused drinking vinegar (shrub) depending on your preference for sweetness to 8 oz. of chilled sparkling water. Serve over ice if desired.

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