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Outer Aisle Gourmet

It is no secret that America has a weight problem. Over 2/3 of adults in the U.S. (144 million adults) are overweight and 1/3 are obese. The solutions to the problem are well known. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans need to eat more vegetables, less sugar, and fewer high-energy-dense foods that are high in carbs and calories. In addition, they need to exercise more.FullSizeRender-21.jpg

Outer Aisle Gourmet has recreated America’s favorite foods with fresh vegetables and other natural ingredients found in the outer aisle of every grocery store. Their cauliflower sandwich thins and cauliflower pizza crust are delicious, gluten free, non-GMO, Paleo friendly, and nutrient dense. They are also low in calories and carbohydrates.FullSizeRender-20.jpg

Find their recipes here:

http://www.outeraislegourmet.com/cauliflower-pizza-crust-recipes/

Check out where to get your outer aisle gourmet below!

http://www.outeraislegourmet.com

https://www.instagram.com/outeraislegourmet/

https://www.facebook.com/outeraislegourmet

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Pretzel Dogs

Happy Wednesday! Who says you have to stop eating game day snacks since game days are over? Pretzel dogs make for a delicious, family-friendly snack. They are so easy to make and even more delicious to eat.IMG_4903.jpg

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of Pizza Dough
  • 10 Hot Dogs, I use veggie dogs but you can use any kind you like
  • Pinch of Baking Soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • Melted butter

Directions:

1) Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, line a baking sheet with some parchment paper.

2) Set aside, meanwhile in a large saucepan, add the water and baking soda and bring to a boil.IMG_4899.jpg

3) Lay the pizza crust on a lightly floured surface (you don’t want it to be sticky) and cut it into 10 strips.

4) Then roll each strip around the hot dog making sure to pinch the top and bottom end of the dough so it doesn’t unravel, place them on the prepared baking sheet while you work on the rest.

5) Place them in the boiling water (a few at a time) and cook them for about 30 seconds making sure to flip them halfway through, then place them back on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.

6) Brush them with the beaten egg, sprinkle some salt on top and pop them in the oven to bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.IMG_4901.jpgIMG_4900.jpg

7) When you take them out of the oven, brush the tops with the melted butter and serve!IMG_4902.jpgIMG_4906.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Feel free to use any dogs you want: pork, beef, turkey

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Farmers First Coffee; Rosa’s Coffee

Did you know that most coffee famers earn less than $2,000 per year?

Farmers First Coffee do things differently by paying 4 times more than “fair” trade each year. They put farmers first. By waking up each morning with a cup of Farmers First Coffee, you’re giving hard-working coffee farmers from Honduras and Peru the opportunity to lift themselves up economically.IMG_4785.jpg

Rosa Lloclla, grew this coffee. From San Ignacio, Peru, she’s the epitome of perseverance. A fighter. She and her son, Nolberto, are determined to improve their farm. Rosa’s coffee details below:

Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate, almond, brown sugar, caramel, grape and roses.
Community: Bajo Ihuamaca
Region: Cajamarca
Country: Peru
Process: Washed
Elevation: 5,085 feet (1,550 meters)

The coffee trade isn’t fair to small-scale farmers. Farmers First Coffee solves that problem by providing a 50% bonus directly to the people creating your coffee, an amount 4 times higher than “fair trade.”

https://www.farmersfirstcoffee.com

https://www.facebook.com/FarmersFirstCoffeeCo/

https://www.instagram.com/farmersfirstcoffee/