Sunday, August 21, 2016

Harvest Hack: Avocado Chocolate Truffles :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Hungry Harvest ::






 

Many people don’t know about this great Avo hack.  Fun family project w/ kids, scrumptious, nutritious & craveable. 







If you’re learning to love the taste and texture of avocados this is a great preparation to try.  If you’d like to mask the taste of the avocado completely, add in 1 Tbs coconut oil to the chocolate chip mix.  I used  63% dark chocolate chips.  Semi sweet chips make for a sweeter truffle. 

















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Harvest Hack: Savory Oatmeal :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Hungry Harvest ::









I cook steel cut oats or mixed grain cereal then add rolled oats at the end to insure a nice thick porridge.  Keep some leftovers in the fridge or freezer for a quick dinner in minutes.  Serve it w/ any Harvest veggies.  I made a quite fruit salsa & served it w/ our Tomato Confit too. 




















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Meaning 'forward' in Italian, Avanti Natural is a culinary philosophy that integrates the best of traditional European and Asian healthful eating with the latest nutritional information for optimum health.

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Noodle Egg Cake :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Hungry Harvest ::









The brine from our Tomato Confit recipe this week adds umami flavor to this noodle cake, sort of a marriage of a kugel & frittata 















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Meaning 'forward' in Italian, Avanti Natural is a culinary philosophy that integrates the best of traditional European and Asian healthful eating with the latest nutritional information for optimum health.

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Tomato Confit :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Hungry Harvest ::


Harvest Hero Erin Prah showcased her oven dried tomato recipe and we’ve created a summer version done on the stovetop during the hot months.  We’ve used the savory tomato brine to make a harvest noodle egg cake too. 


















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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Harvest Citrus Cleaner Hack :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Hungry Harvest ::





 
Spent citrus rinds that have been juiced and zested for our Harvest culinary creations can all be used one last time to create citrus cleaner for the home. While most home compost systems don't like lots of citrus, the high pressure compost that is now being implemented in many cities can take it.  So there's another option for the spent spent rind finds. 







And the spent rinds into the power compost.  Nothing goes to waste in this progressive new world of ours.


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Meaning 'forward' in Italian, Avanti Natural is a culinary philosophy that integrates the best of traditional European and Asian healthful eating with the latest nutritional information for optimum health.

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Ice Cube Hacks :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Hungry Harvest ::




It’s great opening each week’s Harvest box and finding new ways to effectively use the produce at its peak.  From easy fruit, veg & broth cubes to hot sauces & salad dressings, all it takes is a blender & an ice cube tray or two.

Harvest Vegetable & Fruit
Harvest Broth
Homemade Harvest Hot Sauces
Left Over Harvest Salads
 
You don’t need to cook veggies & fruits for smoothie cubes.  Just combine them in flavorful ways.  I typically keep the fruits and veggies separate, but I often add cukes and tomatoes to my fruit mixes (they both are technically fruits anyway).  Your wholesome smoothies will come together in seconds.
 

Use the peels & skins & the tough stems of vegetables for hearty veggie broth cubes.  You do not have to simmer a broth very long.  In fact, think of it more like a tea.  Put the vegetable scraps into a pot, cover with water.  Add favorite herbs, wine, miso, seasonings, etc.  Bring to a boil, simmer 10 mins, cool, strain & freeze. 



No matter how delicious a salad is, there is often just a little wilty bit left in the bowl soaking up all that vinegary goodness.  I blend that up, adding perhaps a little more fruit & veg & adding some citrus juice for extra tartness.  Those frozen cubes become a great salad dressing.  Add olive oil, herbs perhaps, salt & pepper to taste & you’re done.  Harvest Hack: Great for salads in jars too!
 

If you’re a HOT chili fan, you’ll find that whether you grow them in your garden or pick them up at the farmers markets they are seasonal.  Use your summer Harvest produce to make some HOT sauces, freeze in cubes & defrost as needed to keep y’all HOT until the following season.


Printable recipe cards for easy reference. 





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Blog post by Chef Mark Cleveland

All New Blog Post Format ::> Direct from the Hungry Harvest Recipe Page.  Full Layout + Recipe Card ++ Extra Photos!

Chef Mark Cleveland has joined the team of Hungry Harvest creating recipe & culinary content for success in the kitchen with the amazing produce in each weekly Hungry Harvest box.  Visit www.hungryharvest.net/recipes/  for recipes, photos & More!  Follow HungryHarvest and ChefMarkCleveland on Instagram

Avanti is the longstanding leader in organic, sustainable, local, flavorful cuisine in Orange County, CA.

Meaning 'forward' in Italian, Avanti Natural is a culinary philosophy that integrates the best of traditional European and Asian healthful eating with the latest nutritional information for optimum health.

At Avanti Natural, we believe that you don't have to sacrifice taste to eat healthy.  You can Eat Well & Live Well.  Follow us on social media to see what Avanti is up to now.  We are Whole Foods Experts.  Post photos of your versions of Avanti Natural recipes on our Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube pages.  Check our blog on the website for how to recipe blogs.  We’re excited to see and share your culinary creativity!



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