This morning I woke up craving eggs and spinach. After a lot of “indulging” this past week, I wanted something clean and healthy that would be satisfying and delicious. Eggs are always my go-to as they take little time to make and you can mix in whatever leftover vegetables you may have in the fridge. I noticed that I had some spinach that needs to be eaten along with a green bell pepper. This recipe takes 6 minutes to prepare and will leave you satisfied for hours.
When you are on the go, it can be hard to think about bringing a lunch with you for the road. Making this wrap took under 10 minutes and it kept me full while I was out and about running errands. This wrap is always my go to when I am looking for something to eat that is portable and healthy.
In a bowl, mix together tuna, mayo, mustard, celery, carrots, cabbage, and dill. Once thoroughly mixed, place romaine in the center of the Rudi’s Organic tortilla and place the bowl of tuna on top. Fold each corner to make it a delicious wrap!
Do you know what Azodicarbonamide is, rather can you pronounce it?!
Since we are “Baked on the Bright Side” here at Rudi’s Organic Bakery, we created a lighthearted way to educate bread buyers about some of the not-so-natural ingredients used in at least 9 of the most commonly bought breads in the US. Check out this video, where we asked, “The Sandwich Bread Experts,” a group of 1st graders to pronounce Azodicarbonamide and hypothesize its purpose. We guarantee some new learnings and of course, a good chuckle!
The Reuben Sandwich: a classic staple recipe that couldn’t be made organically until now! Did you know Rudi’s Organic makes an excellent Light Jewish Rye?! It is made with “Only the Good Stuff,” meaning that GMO’s, additives, preservatives and high-fructose corn syrup are all ingredients that are left out of our small-batch recipe!
Our Reuben Sandwich recipe is a little different from most in that we included sautéed red onion and green bell pepper. Most Reuben Sandwich recipes call for Russian or Thousand Island dressing, which anyone can easily make from scratch. However, if you are pressed for time, any store-bought Thousand Island dressing will work!
Thinly slice green pepper and red onion and add them to a medium/large sauté pan with 3 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat.
Take 6 tablespoons of Thousand Island dressing and mix in 1/2 tablespoon of paprika and 1 tablespoon of horseradish.
Towards the end of your onion and pepper sauté, reduce the heat and add garlic. Stir frequently to ensure that the garlic does not burn! After 10 minutes on low heat, remove sauté from heat.
Build your Reuben by spreading horseradish paprika Thousand Island dressing mix on one slice of bread followed by Swiss cheese, pickles, sauerkraut, sautéed veggies, corn beef and finally the second slice of bread.
Grill on medium heat to your preference and enjoy!
Remember when Halloween was a night filled with fun and excitement? You could dress up however you wanted and no one could tell you otherwise. It was the perfect night to stay up late and gorge yourself on candy-child’s dream come true!
I remember my first Halloween; I was a little red devil and I ate every piece of candy as soon as I got it. Maybe that’s why I only made it around the block! But the thing I remember most from that night was my first stop; I walked up to my neighbor’s house and instead of saying “Trick’O’Treat,” I shouted, “Happy Birthday!”
Now, almost 20 years later, Halloween is not as alluring as it was when I was little . We at De’Lure’ realize this, so we brainstormed to find the perfect desserts for a grown-up Halloween party. How about a delicious pumpkin mousse trifle with layers of whipped cream and dark chocolate brownie crumbles? And just in case you need a second treat, try our easy Halloween-themed cake pops. Take one bite of either of these desserts and you’ll be thinking Halloween is no longer just for kids!
Pumpkin Mousse Trifle
1 box GF brownie mix baked according to instructions
Cool whip topping
1 cup heavy cream
2.5 oz. confection sugar
5.5 oz. pumpkin
Pumpkin spice mix (3/4 t. cinnamon, 1/8 t. nutmeg, ¼ t. ginger, 1/8 t. allspice, pinch of salt)
Whip cream until soft peaks and set aside
Whip eggs and confection sugar together several minutes until light and fluffy
Add pumpkin and spice mixture and whip 1-2 more minutes until all is incorporated
Fold whipped cream into pumpkin egg mixture until smooth and creamy
Build your trifle – Layer with broken pieces of brownie, pumpkin mousse, and cool whip until you have two layers.
1 box chocolate cake mix baked according to instructions
1 container Betty Crocker Creamy White Frosting
Cake pop sticks
After cake has cooled, break into pieces in large bowl adding enough frosting to form balls
Refrigerate for approximately one hour
Melt white chocolate just to creamy consistency. Don’t overheat.
Add coloring a little at a time until you get the color you want to use
Dip cake pop stick into white chocolate mixture and then into a cake ball. Do this until you have all the sticks in your cake balls. This allows the white chocolate to set.
Drizzle the remaining orange white chocolate mixture onto cake ball. Have fun and use your imagination.
Work with a parchment lined baking sheet unless you have a cake ball stand.
Refrigerate until ready to use. In our photo we used a wine glass.
De’Lure’ began when its founder, Ragan, was recovering from a three year illness that was finally diagnosed as celiac. Ragan left her corporate job to take a Summer off but was asked to help at a local café. That part-time position led into baking when the pastry chef moved out of town. Making these beautiful pastries and desserts was rewarding but Ragan could not eat any of them! This gave her the idea to begin experimenting at home. The more she sampled to my family and friends, the more Ragan wanted to make them available to the gluten free community. Ragan shared this with her friend and manager at the café, who began sending her patrons who would come in asking for anything gluten free. Ragan’s husband encouraged her to pursue going after her own clients. Eventually, Ragan got the courage to ask her favorite gluten free Italian Restaurant if they would sample some of my creations. It was not long before they had three of her items on their menu. De’Lure products can now be found at several local establishments including that café where Ragan began her new career and she has taken on two very talented bakers to help with all the private orders she also receives. Ragan could not be happier and has never looked back!
I’m very excited to share with you “Rudi’s Asks” videos! Rudi’s Organic Bakery created some cute videos that bring about awareness and education to some ingredients and chemicals found in many of the most common conventional breads. Watch the videos to witness kids really funny responses to questions such as, “What in the world is DATEM” and “What in the world is Azodicarbonamide?”
Our Rudi’s Facebook fans will have some opportunities to win coupons by sharing the videos with friends and family as well as answering trivia questions pertaining to content from videos!
Here at Rudi’s, we like to support local companies that share the same ideals about the community and environment around us. We are proud to partner with eGO Carshare to make our Boulder/Denver region a healthier, more vibrant place to work and live! With over 3000 members, Carshare is a not-for-profit business striving to foster eco-conscious daily transportation. Carshare encourages people to bike, walk and use public transportation as much as possible, while providing a turnkey car share program to serve as a helping hand when driving is necessary. Members have 24/7 pay-as-you-go access to Carshare’s fleet of hybrid fuel-efficient cars and trucks when you need to drive. In addition to lowering your carbon footprint, Carshare can also save commuters a trunk-full of money. Starting at only $4.00/hr and $0.30/mile, GAS, INSURANCE and a DEDICATED PARKING SPOT are INCLUDED.
Equipped with a simple to use reservation system and individual, household and business membership options, you will be able to discover how exhilarating the freedom of the shared road can be for you. To further accelerate your mobility options and savings, sign up at carshare.org and use promo code: “Rudi’s Sponsor-2013” to receive half off Carshare’s already low lifetime membership rate. Now only $12.50!
CarSharing is a great solution for you if ANY of the following apply:
You’re looking to downsize from two cars to one (or even none).
You prefer active forms of transportation as much as possible.
You’re looking for ways to significantly save money.
You’re committed to reducing emissions, gas and the hassles of owning a car.
Quesadillas are the perfect afterschool snack because they are easy to make and full of wholesome ingredients that will fill your kids up right without spoiling their dinner appetite. Another great thing about quesadillas is their versatility: You can easily change-up the flavor profile of a quesadilla by adding and or substituting and interesting ingredient. In this case, I decided to include Gala apples for my Chicken Apple Quesadilla. I served my Chicken Apple Quesadilla to a group of teenagers who loved the sweet tangy zest the apple brought to their staple meal. One proclaimed, “These taste really good! The apple almost tastes like a fresh salsa in the quesadilla.” Typically, I try to use dark meat with sautéed onions, bell and jalapeño peppers in my quesadillas for additional flavor. Shredded sharp cheddar with a little shredded Queso Fresco/Blanco is my favorite cheese combination for any quesadilla.
For August, September and October, Rudi’s along with Naturally Savvy is promoting the online magazine “Label Lessons.” “Label Lessons” is available to the public and is specifically aimed at “Unjunking” your kid’s lunchbox by educating parents of the harmful ingredients found in common lunch box food products. The magazine also provides healthy alternatives to the staple foods of the school year. To read the magazine click here . At Rudi’s, we will be posting recipes and articles in our blogs that will make it easier for parents to ensure their children a nutritious lunch free of harmful ingredients, preservatives and additives!
Slice Onion, Bell and Jalapeño peppers and sauté in a medium-sized skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat.
Heat a large skillet on medium high heat. Place one tortilla in the skillet.
Place shredded cheese on half of the tortilla, at least 1/2-inch from the edge of the tortilla. Add chicken, sautéed veggies and sliced apple on top of the cheese. Fold the tortilla and press down with the spatula. Lower the heat to medium.
Cook and flip quesadilla until golden brown.
Remove from heat, cut quesadilla into triangles and serve with sour cream, guacamole and or salsa.
The beginning of the school year marks the time where all of us parents are scrambling to find dinner recipes that are both quick, healthy and family friendly. Chicken-Caesar Salads are a very good, if not great recipes for this category of cooking. Anyone can order a chicken Caesar at a restaurant, however we will never know exactly what is being put into it (ie non-Organic ingredients, GMO ingredients, preservatives/additives, extra sugar). That being said, it is extremely easy to source and ensure the 6 ingredients for my chicken Caesar recipe fit you and your family’s health/allergy requirements.
I chose to Annie’s Caesar Salad Dressing because its organic, gluten-free, low-sugar and light ingredient list results in an excellent taste! It was easy to convert my Rudi’s Organic bread into croutons in just 15 minutes. Once again, I chose Rudi’s for having the cleanest ingredient list amongst other bread products.
From August to October, Rudi’s has partnered with KIWI Magazine to celebrate “Take Your Parents to Lunch Day.” Written based on their mantra, “Growing families the natural and organic way,” KIWI is a great magazine for families living the Rudi’s lifestyle. Together, Rudi’s and KIWI are hosting our “Say Cheese” photo contest! The contest is simple: take a picture of your kid(s) eating a Rudi’s sandwich (maybe this recipe?) and submit it to this link. All contest participants are eligible to win a weekly prize as well as the grand prize; a $500 gift card to Whole Foods Market!
To help parents pack a healthy lunch for their kids this back-to-school season, all visitors to the Say Cheese site will be able to download a $1 off coupon redeemable for any healthy, kid-pleasing, Rudi’s Organic or Rudi’s Gluten-Free product.
Ingredients (Serves 4-5)
3lbs of Chicken Thighs (I prefer dark meat) or Breasts