Greek Yogurt Dip Mixes

Greek Yogurt Dip Mixes

Simply Organic is pleased to announce the addition of 3 additions to its dry dip mix line-up: Mediterranean Herb, Southwest Ranch and Zesty Spinach Greek Yogurt Dips. These flavorful dip mixes have been specially formulated to blend perfectly with the rich and creamy texture of nonfat organic Greek Yogurt to create healthy, nutritious dips. We recommend using Stonyfield Organic Greek® nonfat plain yogurt.

If you’d like to be one of the first to try these new dips, send an email to feedback@simplyorganic.com with the subject line: “Go Greek.” Include a mailing address (no PO Boxes, please) in your email. We’ll collect entries through 3/12 (midnight CT), and then we’ll randomly select 25 entries to receive a free sample.

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Easter EggsEaster Made Easy

We can help you plan an Easter celebration that's both delicious and easy to put together. We have suggestions for baskets, brunch and dinner. Check it out.

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TurmericSeasoning Spotlight — Turmeric

Our spotlight this month is on turmeric. It's best known as the spice that gives curry powder its distinctive color.

Background
Also known as Indian saffron and yellow root, this bright yellow powder is the dried and ground rhizome of the Curcuma longa root, which is a member of the ginger (Zingiberacea) family. The rhizomes have a brownish-yellow, somewhat scaly outer skin and a bright orange-yellow flesh, which smells spicy when bruised.

Uses
Turmeric’s taste is warmly aromatic--a bit like ginger and pepper. In India, turmeric is often used to color sweet dishes, while in Morocco it's used to season meat (especially lamb) and vegetables. It's also used with fish, in baked goods, meat and meat products, prepared mustards and pickles, broths, cheeses, dressings, grains, egg recipes, and soups. Combine turmeric with spices such as coriander and cumin for a spicy meat or poultry rub. (See our recipe for Caribbean Spice Rub below.)

History
The early Sanskrit name of turmeric, haridra, means yellow wood. It was used in cooking by the early Sumarians and Assyrians, who received it from India. It reached China in the 7th century and Africa in the 13th century. In 1280, Marco Polo noted that turmeric grew as a vegetable with all the properties of saffron, though he recognized that it was another spice.

Next month we’ll learn about Herbes de Provence. When added early on in the cooking process, this savory blend allows the Mediterranean flavors to meld and the scent to linger.

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Recipe of the Month - Caribbean Spice Rub

Flavor you'd find on a Caribbean vacation.

Caribbean Spice RubIngredients
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon turmeric

Directions
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and use mixture as a rub to season meat prior to cooking.

Chef Suggestions
Mixture complements chicken, pork, shrimp and tofu.

For easy grilled shrimp, toss cleaned shrimp in rub before placing on the grill.

 
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Quick recipes to provide you with the answer to the age old question of "What's for dinner?"

Guacamole DipTwo great recipes (with 5 ingredients or less) using Simply Organic's Guacamole Dip Mix.

 

Fajita Filling

Fajita Filling

Guacamole Dip Mix + 3 ingredients

 

Spicy Chicken Dip Mix

Spicy Chicken Dip Mix

Guacamole Dip Mix + 5 ingredients

 
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Simply Organic in the News

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In Organic Gardening’s February/March issue, the publication was highlighting tasty organic sweeteners and Simply Organic’s Vanilla Sugar made the list! The author said the product's warm smell and flavor made it more than just sugar. Click here to read more.

 
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