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Raw Vegan Blueberry Coconut Cheesecake

Raw Vegan Blueberry Coconut Cheesecake

Many have asked if we could post the recipe for Raw Vegan Blueberry Coconut Cheesecake which Abby prepared at her last Intro to Raw Foods class in our stores. Of course, we are much obliged! I mean, come on, look at this:

DSCN0198So here it is, let us know how yours turned out!

Raw Vegan Blueberry Coconut Cheesecake by Abby Cahn Anton of Super Simple Super Foods ©2013
Serves 16 – 24.

Crust:
1 cup brazil nuts
2 cups walnuts (preferably soaked and dehydrated)
1/4 cup raisins
3 medjool dates
1/8 cup ground golden flax seed
1/8 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp Sunfire salt
coconut oil

Filling:
4 cups blueberries (can substitute other fruit such as strawberries or cherries)
2 cups coconut cream
1/4 tsp. Sunfire salt
1/4 tsp. cardamom
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract (or 2 tbs. Sunfire Superfoods vanilla agave nectar)

Advance Preparation:
If using frozen blueberries, thaw in advance. Melt coconut cream by putting in dehydrator or placing jar in warm water.

In a food processor with the “s” blade, process brazil nuts until medium fine. Add flax, coconut flour and salt and pulse until mixed. Cut dates into small chunks and add along with raisins and pulse until broken up and evenly distributed. Add walnuts. Pulse and then process until it begins to form a ball. Be careful not to process too long or it will be more like nut butter, it should be a little grainy and sticky. Grease the bottom of an 8″ springform pan with coconut oil. Press crust onto bottom of pan. Place in freezer while making filling.

Blend blueberries, salt, cardamom and vanilla on high until smooth, set aside. Pour melted coconut cream into food processor. Turn food processor on. While processing coconut, slowly pour blueberry mixture from blender into food processor through the feeding tube. When thoroughly blended, remove springform pan from freezer and pour blueberry coconut mixture into cake pan. Chill in refrigerator for several hours until set.

Enjoy!

Read more about the raw foods lifestyle from Abby at supersimplesuperfoods.com

Announcement: Flavour of the Month

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership between Dean’s Natural Food Market and the Red Bank Flavour Culinary Alliance. We’ll let the press release explain while we do a cartwheel or two.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CULINARY ENTITIES PARTNER TO PROMOTE LOCAL FLAVORS IN MONMOUTH COUNTY

 The Red Bank Flavour Culinary Alliance Partners with Dean’s Natural Food Market for “Flavour of the Month” Promotion

RED BANK, NJ (Oct. 17, 2012) –  The Red Bank Flavour Culinary Alliance today announced plans to partner with Dean’s Natural Food Market, the Jersey Shore’s premier organic food retailer, to raise awareness for organic foods and produce through a promotional partnership that aims to educate the public on seasonal, organic food items and ways to integrate them into flavorful recipes.  “Flavour of the Month” Partnership will kick off in November and feature the sweet potato; educational information about the root vegetable, sample recipes and Red Bank Flavour dining specials that incorporate the ingredient will be offered.

The Red Bank Flavour partnership with Dean’s Natural Food Market marks the first in a series of collaborations.  A spotlight Flavour of the Month will be chosen every month to educate Dean’s consumers and guests of the Red Bank Flavour restaurants about seasonal ingredients, their corresponding health benefits and how best to integrate the ingredients into recipes at home.   Each of Dean’s two retail locations, located in Ocean and Shrewsbury, New Jersey, will provide consumers with educational information about the Flavour of the Month; more than 30 participating restaurants, bars and eateries in the Red Bank Flavour campaign will use the spotlight Flavour in menu and specialty items.

“As culinary professionals, we strive to educate the public on ways to incorporate seasonal ingredients into everyday cooking,” commented Claudette Herring, co-owner of Via 45 in Red Bank.  “The partnership forged between Dean’s Natural Food Market and the Red Bank Flavour Culinary Alliance will enable us to expand our culinary education throughout the Monmouth County region and beyond,” added Lauren Phillips, co-owner of Via 45.

The sweet potato was chosen as November’s Flavour of the Month because of its culinary versatility, seasonal fall flavour and all-around health benefits.  The vegetable provides an excellent source of Vitamin A, anti-inflammatory nutrients and immune-boosting antioxidants and can help regulate blood sugars.  From sweet potato pie to whole steamed, the variety of culinary preparations of the fall root vegetable is far-reaching.

For more information about the Flavour of the Month, please visit www.RedBankFlavour.com.  To learn more about Dean’s Natural Market, please visit www.DeansNaturalFoodMarket.com.

About Red Bank Flavour

Red Bank Flavour launched in the fall of 2011. Red Bank Flavour is a culinary-driven campaign that spotlight’s Red Bank’s bustling restaurant, bars, lounges and eateries.  It encourages everyone from bar and restaurant-goers, foodies, wine enthusiasts and farmer’s market fans to get a taste of Red Bank’s one-of-a-kind Flavour.  The campaign features nightly specials and promotions, special events and more.  For additional information, please visit www.RedBankFlavour.com.

About Dean’s Natural Food Market

Established in 1995, Dean’s Natural Food Market is a premier independent organic retailer that offers an extensive selection of organic produce; groceries and bulk foods; a dedicated gluten-free and allergy-friendly foods section; organic juice and smoothie bar; and Fresh Foods department.   On-site staff nutritionists are available to answer questions about vitamins, supplements, homeopathic remedies and health and beauty products.  Dean’s Natural Food Market’s dedicated and knowledgeable staff provides the best customer service to promote a sound, well-balanced way of living. For additional information, please visit www.DeansNaturalFoodMarket.com.

Media Contact:  Shannon Furey

Shannon@MDidit.com

732-995-1638

recipes: Raw Granola with Fresh Raw Nut Milk

We had quite a turnout again this week for Abby Cahn-Anton’s Intro to Raw Foods series where this time around, she created her RAW, vegan, gluten-free, low-glycemic version of granola with fresh nut milk. If you missed the class – stop doing that! If you really couldn’t make it, here are the recipes to hold you over.

Raw Granola and Fresh Nut Milks
Recipes courtesy of Abby Cahn Anton of SuperSimpleSuperFoods.com

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Recipes: Black Bean Burgers and Vegan ‘Tato Salad

What a great turnout for the class Jessica Jarmer held last night! We hope you enjoyed it and we thank you for coming.

Full house

Anyway, we’ve been getting a lot of requests for the recipes taught at our cooking classes, so – here’s last night’s. SO YUMMY. And PS: She did bring with her a gluten-free version of the burgers where she subbed the bread crumbs out with a gluten-free version. Try it!

Black Bean Burgers and Vegan Potato Salad Continue reading

Light your fire

Check out these local Costata Romanesco Zucchini we just got in yesterday, literally just picked, beautiful! Farmer Francis delivered them himself, along with some gorgeous kale, gigantic gold turnips and collards. Such a nice man! 

So  totally going home with a bunch of those tonight and firing up the ol’ Char-Broil. One thing I LOVE is grilled zucchini. It soaks up marinade like a sponge and is so healthy and guilt-free, you can eat a ton of it. Here’s a great recipe from last summer, it’s super-easy and everyone will love it. Try it with fresh organic corn, peppers and especially eggplant, which REALLY soaks up the marinade and caramelizes when grilled. OMG SO GOOD.

Meat and veggies aren’t the only thing you can grill, have you ever tried using fruit? Peaches and pineapples are a surefire hit. Both are best grilled for a few minutes then drizzled with honey, or simply brushed with butter, as Martha suggests. You can slices them and grill in large pieces or rings OR – try to make kabobs out of them. The kids will love it, they’re fun, sweet and healthy.

Grilled fruit isn’t just for dessert though, you can pair it up with your favorite meats like a juicy all-natural pork chop or chicken breast. Just cut into chunks, thread onto skewers and baste with your favorite marinade, like jerk sauce or teriyaki. Here’s a great recipe for Barbecued Chicken Pineapple Skewers – they use a homemade BBQ sauce but any good-quality bottled kind would do as well.

What are your favorite foods and methods in grilling? We’d love to hear from you!

PS: Zucchini is on sale this week, check out the rest here.

Mango Mania

It’s Ataulfo mango season! Only twice a year are we privvy to this unique mango, otherwise called the Champagne Mango, known for its golden flesh and intense ripe sweetness, often described as “creamy” and “buttery.” There are little to no fibers in the fruit of the Ataulfo and the pit is the smallest of all the mangos, which means more fruit for us! Look for the most golden yellow fruit which is still firm, but a bit giving and if you’re in doubt, just ask  a Produce team member for a sample and they’ll gladly cut one open for you. (PS: This week they’re on sale, only $3 for FOUR, get ’em while you can.)

Golden ripe organic Ataulfo (Champagne) Mangos, just in

Besides being loved for its exotic, juicy sweetness, the mango is also known for its extraordinary health benefits, rating high in Vitamins C, A and B6, dietary fiber, potassium, beta carotene and antioxidants. What I find interesting is that mangos contain an enzyme similar to papain from papayas, which soothes the stomach and helps digest proteins in meat – which is why it is widely-used as a great marinade.

This classic mango-pineapple salsa can be used as a marinade or as the “exclamation point” of any grilled meat recipe. It’s also delicious with tofu or even over rice.

* 1 mango, peeled and diced

* 1cup fresh pineapple, diced

* 1 half jalapeno, seeded and chopped finely (more if desired)

* 1 half medium-sized red onion, diced

* 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice

* 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves

* Salt and pepper

* OPTIONAL: you may also add red bell pepper and/or cucumber, if desired

Combine the mango, pineapple, jalapeno, red onion, lime juice and cilantro leaves and mix well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving so the flavors come out. Spoon over meats, un-meats or use as a marinade (discard used portion and use fresh for topping).

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Many of you, like myself, depend a lot (too much, really) on the internet to find the information we need – recipes, health info, what day the township picks up the cardboard, etc. But what happens if we can’t find it or find conflicting information out there?

Exactly that happened to me last week while searching for info on what diet/cleansing fast to put my husband on, who was going in for an important check-up procedure which we all should do. I knew he had to go a few days eating light (but what does that mean?) and the day before the procedure was to be an all-liquid fast, but what exactly do I feed this meat-and-potatoes guy to keep him not going out of his mind? Continue reading

Super (Bowl!) Sunday: What’s on GIANT Sale

This Sunday get your pre-game on with us at Super Sunday! Curious to know what’s going to be on sale this Super Sunday, if it’s worth the trip? You decide – here are the winning products & prices. Continue reading

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Super (Bowl!) Sunday

Who’s going to watch the big game this weekend? Political correctness dictates that Dean’s has no official stance or preference on who wins, but then again, we ARE born-and-bred New Jersey folk, soooo… *cough*cough*bigblue*ahem*cough*

If you’re subscribed to our newsletters, you already know that we’ve got a crazy sale going on – Organic Avocados on sale for only 99¢ each (!!!) ((and who knows how much lower they’ll be on Super (Bowl) Sunday!))

We are ready to rock some guac!

In the Great Spirit of Holy Guacamole, here’s a really easy and yummy recipe that even a first-timer can make and impress your guests with. It’s both vegan and raw to boot.

Holy Guacamole, Batman!
2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1 medium lime, juiced
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tspblack pepper
1 tbsp finely chopped jalapeño pepper

Place the avocados and lime in a medium bowl and mash with a fork. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately with your favorite chips or veggies or cover and chill for up to 3 hours.

Ever pit & peel an avocado? Here’s a neat how-to. Enjoy!

Technicolor Radishes and Local Goodies

We’ve been getting in local organic produce from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and it’s just so beautiful, have to share some pics with you.

Organic (and seemingly technicolor) Radishes from Lancaster, PA.

This is really cool – Organic Red Russian Kale. The leaves are the most interesting shape and pattern, almost like oak leaves, bright green and tinged purple. Space Kale?

This is Tatsoi, or Japanese Spinach. It has a mild mustard taste and is a different and unique Thanksgiving alternative to traditional spinach. The leaves are so glossy, the photo just doesn’t do it justice.

New Product Spotlight

Look for the New Product Spotlight logo for what's new at Dean's

These adorable little jugs are eggnog from Maplehofe Dairy Farm in Quarrysville, PA. The farm’s been around since the 1940s and now produces some of the most memorable and fresh dairy products around. No growth hormones or antibiotics used and they process the milk themselves. Eggnog this fresh and without chemical flavorings is really something else indeed.

Everything we’ve been getting from our local people is just so special, we’re really feeling proud of it. I hope you stop in and see for yourself because like I said earlier, photos just don’t do them justice!

Here’s a super-easy recipe using Red Russian Kale with dried cranberries – really gives a Thanksgiving-ey flavor. It’s gluten-free, vegan and full of vitamins and nutrients. Take a look-see.

Kale with Garlic and Cranberries

yield: Makes 8 servings

Garlicky kale, a robust winter green, gains an unexpected twist with dried cranberries’ saucy hits of tartness.
  • 2 pounds kale (preferably Russian Red), stems and center ribs discarded and leaves coarsely torn
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (2 ounces)