Everyone wants to eat healthier these days, but with the Jewish holidays approaching, it can be a difficult task to stay the course.
Consider this: even small changes in traditional holiday foods can add up to big benefits for your heart, help you lose weight and manage your cholesterol and blood pressure, and give you energy to get through festive days with family and friends.
Dietitians and nutritionists recommend eating unprocessed foods with no artificial ingredients or preservatives—foods such as whole grains, quinoa, fish, and vegetables. But good-for-you food doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless!
Pereg Natural Foods comes to the rescue with products and recipes using clean “farm to table” ingredients that will wow your pickiest eaters, especially if they are trying to eat healthier and watching their waistlines. Pereg’s heart-healthy, unprocessed products are a brilliant addition to your menu as you prepare for the upcoming holidays.
Famous for its 60+ varieties of pure and natural gourmet spices, Pereg also features a complete line of 100% natural ancient grains (farro, teff, rice, lentils, freekeh, and couscous), quinoa (baby quinoa, plain quinoa, quinoa with spinach, quinoa with lemon and herb, and new quinoa flakes), and breadcrumbs, as well as gluten-free alternatives including gluten-free 100% quinoa pasta and six varieties of gluten-free flour.
All Pereg products are dairy-free and kosher certified, each selected from the finest sources worldwide. The company’s products complement the growing superfood trend for better nutrition-based health, combined with great taste, flavor, and quality.
Check out these recipes from Pereg for a happy and healthy New Year. (Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of Wednesday, September 20, 2017).
Additional recipes available at www.pereg-gourmet.com/blogs/recipes/.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
- 1 lb. salmon fillet
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
- ½ cup Pereg Natural Foods diced almonds, finely diced with a knife or in a food processor
- 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place salmon filet skin side down on a foil-lined cookie sheet.
In a small bowl, whisk together honey and Dijon mustard. Season fish with salt and pepper and spread the honey mixture on top. Cover fully with diced almonds and roast for 12–15 minutes or until desired doneness. Squeeze lemon juice as a finishing touch and serve
Gluten-Free Honey Cake
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Ready In: 1 hour, 10 minutes
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup honey
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp. grated orange zest
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup Pereg Natural Foods gluten-free almond flour
- 1½ cups Pereg Natural Foods gluten-free coconut flour or gluten-free banana flour
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9″×13″ pan.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, honey, oil, eggs, and orange zest. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the orange juice, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40–50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
Pereg Baby Quinoa Salad With Roasted Vegetables
- 1 cup Pereg Baby Quinoa (a.k.a. kañiwa)
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 small red onion
- 1 red pepper
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup olive oil plus more for veggies
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Prepare quinoa according to package directions.
Dice the onion, sweet potato, and pepper into small pieces.
Put on a sheet pan, and coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper
Roast veggies till golden brown and soft (about 25 minutes).
Mix honey, ¼ cup of olive oil, and balsamic vinegar in a container, until completely mixed.
Once the quinoa has cooked and rested, mix with the roasted veggies and dressing
Enjoy this dish at room temperature.
Pereg Natural Foods, based in Clifton, NJ, was established in 1906. They first became known for their vast variety of pure and natural spices and spice blends, more than 60 in all, ranging from traditional favorites to exotics from around the culinary world.
In addition to spices, Pereg is a leading producer of premium ancient grains, gluten-free flours, and an extensive line of quinoa and couscous products. They manufacture all their products from start to finish, controlling the quality from the source until the product is packed and ready for the consumer.
All Pereg products are kosher certified by both the Orthodox Union (OU) and CRC and are dairy-free and lactose-free as well as all-natural, with no additives or preservatives. Many products are also certified gluten-free and non-GMO. Pereg Natural Foods products are available at select retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada and at www.pereg-gourmet.com.
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