Posted in Ferris Recipes

  1. National Pecan Day: No-Bake Pecan Pie Bites

    Tomorrow is National Pecan Day and we couldn't think of any better way to celebrate than with a healthy, protein-packed pecan recipe! We love incorporating pecans into our recipes because they're packed with essential vitamins and minerals (19 to be exact), like fiber and calcium. Pecans are also high in healthy fats, which keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the day. Is there anything this nut can't do?!

    So we thought we’d honor this delicious nut by putting a healthy spin on a classic comfort food: pecan pie. These sweet little things come together quickly, ACTUALLY taste like pecan pie, and are vegan, raw, and gluten free!

    Ingredients

    1 ½ cup raw pecans ½ cup raw almonds 10 medjool dates 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract Dash of sea salt Pecan halves to top!

    Directions

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  2. Celebrate National Heart Month

    February is National Heart Month and there's no better way to celebrate than by grabbing a handful of your favorite nutty mix! When you incorporate nuts and dried fruit into your diet, you’re doing more than just having a delicious snack—you’re boosting your heart health in a bunch of amazing ways. 

    When you eat nuts as a part of a healthy diet: 

    Your LDL (Bad) cholesterol levels are lowered Your risk of developing blood clots is lowered The lining of your arteries gets healthier You improve your overall health and can lose weight

    Here's where dried fruit comes into play. Both nuts and dried fruit have vitamins and minerals, but when you pair the two together—whoa! You’re looking at one protein-packed, vitamin & mineral-rich super snack. One of our go-to heart-healthy snacks is Cherries Berries & Nuts... continue reading →

  3. 4 Ways to Get Creative with Cherries Berries & Nuts

    We all have our go-to favorites. You know, classic standby foods that you just can't live without. One of ours (and a definite crowd-pleaser) is Roasted + Salted Cherries Berries & Nuts. This mix is salty/sweet heaven, featuring: dried cranberries and cherries with almonds, pecans, and cashews. This month we felt inspired to try using this product in a new way! It's delicious on its own (obviously) and it can make a great topping for salads and oatmeal... but we wanted to step outside of the box a little and try something new. So grab yourself a bag of Cherries Berries & Nuts and get cookin'!

    Chicken Salad ft. Cherries Berries & Nuts

    1. DIY Granola Bars

    Making homemade granola bars is easy and saves you from the processed (and over-sugared) ingredients you might find in a store-bought bar. We like to keep it... continue reading →

  4. Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Waffle Recipe

    Cozy sweaters are out and the leaves are falling. It's definitely fall, ya'll! With fall comes one of the most controversial flavor profiles of our modern day: pumpkin spice. If you already love pumpkin spice, prepare to fall even more in love. And if you haven't quite warmed up to it yet, GET READY because this vegan, gluten-free pumpkin spice waffle is about to change the pumpkin spice game. This recipe has all of the comfort and warmth you could want from a seasonal waffle, without any of the guilt. If you're feeling adventurous, try it out in a mini waffle maker (the added cuteness factor is well worth it). 

    Ingredients1½ cups Ferris raw almonds2 tsp baking powder½ tsp baking soda½ tsp salt1 small very ripe banana, mashed½ cup pumpkin puree1 TBS agave nectar or maple syrup1 cup almond milk2 TBS... continue reading →

  5. Simple Walnut Pesto Recipe

    The cool of Fall has settled in and we're all searching for some serious comfort food. This Pesto Pasta recipe, created by our Food and Beverage manager Cody, has all of the comfort you could want without being heavy or overwhelming. 

    Pesto Pasta

    Ingredients1 cup basil 1 cup parsley¾ cup Ferris walnuts3 cloves garlic2 tbs lemon juice ½ cup olive oil 4 TBS parmesan cheese½ tsp salt½ tsp black pepper

    Directions1. Combine all ingredients except olive oil in food processor.2. Process on high, and slowly drizzle in olive oil.3. Serve with 1 pound of pasta. 

    Enjoy!

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