As the cold Minnesota winter continues, adding comforting dishes to our menus adds the warmth and zest we need to keep going until spring! Please stop by Kirsten’s Fresh Foods educational demos at Valley Natural Foods every Wednesday and Sunday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Get a taste of her latest creation, grab the recipe, cooking tips and a handy coupon. Check out her demo schedule below through January 30th:
Wednesday, January 16-Down in the Valley Buffalo Roast with Root Veggies and Spicy Blue Cheese
Enjoy the the makings of a traditional Sunday roast with a twist. The Down in the Valley buffalo roast is paired with Harmony Valley’s soup mix (root vegetables) and St. Peter’s blue cheese. The vegetables nicely complement the dish and the spicy blue cheese brings it all together!
Sunday, January 20-Down in the Valley Meatloaf with Creamy Rutabaga Puree
When you eat meatloaf you want a great mashed vegetable to scoop up with each bite. With this dish we’ve added a creamy rutabaga puree which holds its own in flavor and health benefits like Vitamin C to help fight the winter colds from the inside out.
Wednesday, January 23-Bhutanese Chicken and Red Rice Soup
Jazz up your everyday soup with some color and wonderful flavor with this heirloom red rice. The kohlrabi, the leeks and the Down in the Valley bacon in the this dish round out the flavors while the rotisserie chicken helps you get in and out of the kitchen quickly.
Sunday, January 27-Turkey and Sweet Potato Saute with Spicy Mango Black Rice
This simple yet flavorful sauteed Down in the Valley turkey tenderloin is paired with Oriental sweet potatoes which are full of antioxidants and beta-carotene. Add the spicy mango black forbidden rice and you’ve got a party on your plate!
Wednesday, January 30-Mediterranean Beef Rolls with Lemon Scented Asparagus
Your “game day gathering” will be a hit when you bring out these party plates for your guests to nosh on. The olive feta filling in the beef rolls screams “touchdown” whice the asparagus gives them something to grab and go while watching the game.