Eating Healthy with Rodelle

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The new year is always a great time to kick off new healthy habits – including everything from working on your fitness to cleaning up your eating. After all of the holiday baking and preparing treats for friends and family, you may be accustomed to turning to Rodelle for trusted baking essentials. But, did you know that those baking essentials can also be the cornerstones of flavor that will make your healthy recipes shine?

Rodelle Vanilla Extract is a wonderful flavor enhancer for unsweetened or naturally sweetened recipes, similar to those holiday cookies and candies. Adding vanilla extract is an easy way to flavor unsweetened, plain yogurt for a quick, protein-packed breakfast. Or, try adding a teaspoon to acidic dishes like a hearty and healthy tomato bisque to cut through some of the acidity.

Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa isn’t just for baking! With a superior, all-natural cocoa flavor, your breakfast oatmeal or smoothies can take on an indulgent taste without adding sugar or excess calories. We’re big fans of our low-carb Whipped Cocoa Ricotta with Pears – this is a low-fat calcium and antioxidant rich breakfast option. We serve ours with pears for a hint a sweetness.

Rodelle Pure Almond Extract is a fabulous way to add a sweet flavor to your morning coffee without adding any calories or sugar. If you crave that richness from coffee creamer, you can make your own with this recipe – just substitute 2 teaspoons of Almond Extract in place of the Vanilla Extract!

Lastly, Rodelle Gourmet and Organic Spices and Spice Blends pack on the flavor without a lot of sodium, calories or added sugars. Check out all of our spice offerings to add gourmet flavor to your favorite dishes!

If you’re craving more healthy recipes, follow along in January as we share some of our favorite healthy tips including substitutions and alternate approaches to preparing healthy foods!

Fall Baking with Rodelle!

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In the Fall, we love to come back to our kitchens and get baking! With kiddo’s potlucks, Halloween parties, and weekends filled with football + tailgating, this is the perfect time to sharpen your skills before serious holiday baking! We’ve got plenty of easy fall recipes to tempt your taste buds and help you ease back into the kitchen. One of the easiest ways to get back to the kitchen routine is with a tried-and-true no bake recipe. We recommend our: Oreo Truffles – all decorated for Halloween, Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Sauce, and Vanilla Bean Candied Apples to name a few.

One of our favorite things about baking in the fall is all of the gorgeous, seasonal produce. From prime-time apples, to juicy pears, and (finally) pumpkin and other hearty squashes, there’s nothing like experimenting with a new recipe and new fruit or veggie. Trust us, the amount of flavor and hearty comfort that can be found in combining great ingredients with just the right piece of produce is unparalleled. Here are some of our favorite recipes showcasing the best fall flavors:

Pumpkin Pop Tarts with Vanilla Bean Glaze: An incredible recipe flavored with all-natural ingredients. Sure to be a fan-favorite.

Vanilla Bean Apple Bread Pudding: Simple and sure to please! This semi-homemade recipe comes together quick and the fresh apple flavor really shines.

Gluten-Free Almond Oat Pear Cake: A light, gluten-free cake packed with almond and vanilla flavor – topped off with delicious poached pears and an almond chantilly!

Vanilla Dutch Apple Pie: Nothing gets more American than this – gooey apple filling baked into a crumbly vanilla crust. Perfect for any occasion!

We would love to hear what your favorite recipes for fall are! In the meantime, check out our seasonal baking products! Vanilla beans and whole cinnamon sticks are great additions to your pantry for fall baking! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Rodelle items for the season to help you entertain, whip up something fabulous and maximize the flavor in your life.

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Gourmet turkey brine
Whole cinnamon sticks
Pumpkin Spice Extract

Flavor matters! We promise you will love the premium quality of Rodelle’s special fall product line.

 

 

Summer Recipe Round Up

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Now that the 4th of July is in the rear-view mirror and the dog days of summer are upon us, we wanted to round up some of our best, and freshest, summer recipes. We’re including a little something for everyone in each course….heavy on the desserts (of course). If we missed any of your favorite Rodelle summer recipes or those from your favorite sites, let us know!

Appetizers and Dips

Rodelle Caprese Salad:  This vanilla twist on a summer classic will have everyone going back for seconds and thirds!

Vanilla Summer Salsa: Stone fruit and melons combine with classic salsa seasonings to delight your tastebuds in this easy, fresh salsa. It’s perfect on chips and your favorite protein!

Tostadas with Guacamole: A delicious snack packed with healthy fats from avocado. We recommend seasoning to your taste and always making extras!

Main Courses

Grilled Salmon Potato & Tomato Kebabs: A recipe for grilled salmon, potato and tomato kebabs seasoned with Herbes de Provence. These are perfect for Summer entertaining!

Sesame Crusted Oven Baked Barbecue Chicken: A favorite dinner go-to, this recipe is easy and foolproof. You can jazz it up by finishing the chicken on a grill, however, it’s tasty perfection in the homemade sauce.

Peach Vanilla Vinaigrette: Of the endless, delicious ways to incorporate peaches into recipes, this Vinaigrette is one of our favorites. Make a big garden salad and drizzle to your heart’s content for a light, summery dinner!

Summer Shrimp Zoodle Bowls: All of our friend Jessica’s favorite summer flavors in a bowl! We bet it’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

Desserts

Fresh Watermelon Popsicles: Literally watermelon, melted chocolate and the prettiest rose petal toppings. Get this light dessert from Broma Bakery for when you want to keep things extra healthy!

Honey & Lemon Thyme Ricotta Ice Cream: This stunning recipe from Snixy Kitchen is our idea of perfection – lightly sweet and served up with vanilla peaches!

Lemon Lime Tartlets: Perfect, individually portioned tarts. We love the mix of tart lemon, subtle lime flavor and that light fluffy meringue!

Homemade Chocolate S’mores: Triple the chocolate and triple the fun! Once you make your own marshmallows, you won’t be able to go back.

Summer Fruit Tart: This no-bake chocolate cashew coconut crusted summer fruit tart is a show stopping beauty featuring your favorite vanilla and chocolate from Rodelle!

Watermelon Mojito Popsicles: These tasty little treats are the PERFECT summer dessert recipe! They are easy to make, delicious, and a great refreshment for any summer event.

Strawberry Rosé Lemonade Popsicles: A perfect summertime treat from Abby at Heart of a Baker, rose lemonade popsicles are sweet, tart, and just a little bit boozy!

Beverages & Cocktails

Mezcal Mango Smash: Fresh herbs, jalapeños, mango and smoky Mezcal Creyente Joven create a smooth, balanced elemental cocktail; the Mezcal Mango Smash created by Vanilla and Bean!

Rodelle Vanilla Mojito: This drink is a new take on the traditional mint mojito recipe! It’s a great combination of refreshing mint, tangy limes, and our smooth vanilla that makes for a simple recipe that is full of flavor.

Lavender Lemonade: Homemade lemonade that is blissfully pink, subtly floral and super refreshing! 

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe: You don’t have to wait for the chillier temperatures of fall to enjoy your favorite hot cocoa flavor. Mix up our rich and creamy frozen hot cocoa now!

New Cocoa Packaging!

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We are excited to announce our new packaging for our fan-favorite 25 ounce Gourmet Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa! We decided to make the shift from a rigid container for many reasons:

  1. Plastic reduction: Our new bag reduces the amount of plastic per container by 92%! While both containers are recyclable, the less plastic we use, the better!
  2. Cost savings: As costs of plastic and cocoa continue to rise, the reduction of plastic was an automatic way for Rodelle to be able to provide the same high-quality baking cocoa to our customers without a significant price increase.
  3. Quality packaging: We are proud to now offer our baking cocoa in BPA-free, recyclable plastic bags.
  4. Shelf space: Any extra bit of space in our (over stocked) pantries is needed in preparation of holiday baking! We wanted to minimize the footprint of our bag to allow for easier storage in smaller spaces.

Even though we have new packaging, we are still putting in the same Gourmet Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa you know and love from Rodelle! We’re even celebrating with a list of our top three visited cocoa recipes from 2016!

  1. Rodelle Dark Chocolate Cake with Baileys Whipped Cream Recipe
  2. Sugar Bakeshop’s Chocolate Cake Recipe
  3. Decadent Hot Cocoa

We hope you enjoy one of our top cocoa-heavy desserts and all of your own recipes with our Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa this Fall and Winter! And, watch out for more information on our brand new Organic Dutch Processed Baking Cocoa!

Chocolate Oreo Cake

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Sometimes we all need a dessert that takes it to the next level. This Chocolate Oreo Cake does just that! Originally developed for Rodelle by Lyuba at Will Cook for Smiles, this cake is beyond heavenly. Lyuba created a soft, moist cake base with a lot of Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa and kept adding in some of our favorite flavors. With all of the chocolate flavor in the cake from the world’s best cocoa powder (we aren’t biased or anything), the frosting keeps things light and airy with a cream cheese base. But don’t worry – we’ve added crushed Oreos into the light frosting to keep the Oreo theme going. With three layers of rich, homemade chocolate cake and the Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting, we could have stopped there. But, why would we!?

Top your cake off with a homemade or store-bought hot fudge, more Oreos and you’ll have a cake that everyone keeps coming back to for seconds and thirds. But, don’t take our word for it, try the recipe and let us know what you think!

Click here for the recipe!