Spice Up Your Life
Posted on 14 June 2018
While you may not agree with me (& if you don't, then you're wrong!), guacamole is possibly the best food there is (winter or not). You can eat it on it's lonesome, with tortillas, nachos, burritos ... the list goes on & on. With the inclusion of Green Mojo Sauce this special recipe will have a little extra something to it that's sure to impress anyone you choose to share your 'guac' with.
2 ripe avocados
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice
1/4C minced red onion
1/2 ripe tomato (seeds & pulp removed)
Dash of pepper
... & the super special ingredient ...
Green Mojo Sauce to taste!
Scoop avocado flesh into bowl & mash.
Add salt, lime (or lemon) juice.
Add everything else.
Serve with tortilla chips & share (or not ... your choice)!
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Hearty Winter Stew
There's nothing better than coming in from the cold & sitting down with a cosy blanket, some freshly buttered toast, & a bowl of steaming stew to warm your tummy. With this recipe you may even go back for seconds ... & thirds!
2tbsp olive oil
4 - 6 small shallots (peeled & halved)
4 carrots (peeled & diced)
3 potatoes (peeled & diced)
1 capsicum (de-seeded & diced)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1.5C vegetable stock
1tbsp Brown Sauce
1.5tsp dried thyme, sage or oregano (or a mix of all three)
*use seasonal vegetables to mix it up
Heat oil in large pot over medium heat.
Add all remaining ingredients.
Reduce to low heat.
Cover pot & stir occasionally until all vegetables are tender.
Serve with a sprinkling of grated parmesan & a side of toast.
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Red Thai Curry
One of my favourite dishes to whip up is a good curry. Perfect for flexible palettes, you can make it as spicy or mild as you wish & throw in more vegetables if the season calls for it.
1.25C long-grain brown rice
1tbsp coconut oil
1 small white onion (diced)
1tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
2 cloves minced garlic
1 red capsicum (sliced into thin strips)
1 yellow or orange capsicum (sliced into thin strips)
3 carrots (peeled & sliced)
2tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste
1 can coconut milk
1tbsp Brown Sauce
2tsp fresh lime juice
Fresh basil to garnish
Bring a large pot of water to boil, add rice & continue boiling for 30 minutes (reducing heat as necessary to prevent overflow).
Warm large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add coconut oil.
Add onion with a sprinkle of salt & cook until onion soft & translucent.
Add ginger & garlic - cook until fragrant. Then add capsicums & carrots.
Add curry paste & cook, stirring, for approximately 2 minutes.
Add the coconut milk & stir to combine. Reduce heat as necessary to to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook until capsicums & carrots have softened to your liking.
Remove from the heat & add Brown Sauce & fresh lime juice. Add extra & salt to taste.
Divide rice & curry into bowls & garnish to serve.
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Bloody Mary With a Twist
When it comes to savoury cocktails The Bloody Mary is king of the arena.; & if you're not exhaling a hearty "Phwoar" after your first sip then it simply ain't hot enough. Adding a dash of our Smoked Hot Sauce to your favourite Bloody Mary recipe ensures a whole new level of drinking pleasure. Our friends at The Dispense Station have a pro tip for you:
Always add your spices, citrus & tomato juice first, give it a taste, adjust if necessary, then add Vodka .... happy days!
If none of these recipes can convince you to try one of our sauces ... then perhaps only a jolt of lightening will do the trick.
We'd love to hear from you as to how you used your Church Farm sauces & pastes in a recipe.
By R'chelle Louwen
Images from: Common Ground & The Well Nest & Sam Charlton Photography & The Small Folk
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