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Garden Fresh Red Potato Salad

Nothing says warm weather like a delicious and zesty potato salad.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Full Circle Sea Salt
  • 2/3 cup thinly sliced Full Circle Organic Celery
  • ½ cup shredded Full Circle Organic Carrot
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • ½ cup Full Circle Organic Green Onions, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped Full Circle Organic Parsley
  • ¼ cup Full Circle Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Full Circle Organic Dijon Mustard
  • 1½ teaspoon Full Circle Frozen Chopped Garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground Full Circle Mixed Peppercorns

Directions:

Cut potatoes into quarters; place in a large pan and cover with cold water, add salt. Bring potatoes to boil over medium heat, boil gently 5 minutes. Shut heat, cover and let stand 5 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup potato cooking liquid. Drain potatoes, do not rinse, transfer to a large bowl. Add celery, carrots and red pepper. Combine green onion, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic and peppercorns in small food processor bowl; while processing, drizzle in reserved potato cooking water and process, pulsing until blended. Toss dressing into potatoes and vegetables. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. 8 servings.

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Black Bean Salsa

All around goodness with this tasty chip dip.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 (15 oz.) can Full Circle Organic Black Beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can Full Circle Organic Pinto Beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can Full Circle Organic Whole Kernel Corn
  • 1 medium Full Circle Organic Red Pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped Full Circle organic Cilantro
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Full Circle Organic Frozen Chopped Garlic or 1 clove, minced
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can Full Circle Organic Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Full Circle Organic Italian Dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon Full Circle Organic Sea Salt
  • Full Circle Tortilla Chips

Directions:

Place black beans, pinto beans and corn in a colander, rinse and drain well. Place beans, corn, red pepper, green onion, cilantro, jalapeno and garlic in a large bowl and toss to combine. Add tomatoes, dressing and salt; toss again until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight for flavors to blend. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Coconut Lime Cheesecakes

Coconut and lime are a sweet combo in these single serve cheesecakes.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 (7 oz.) package Full Circle Gluten Free Coconut Cookies
  • 6 tablespoons Full Circle Organic Butter, melted
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Full Circle Agave Nectar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 large Full Circle Organic Eggs
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh lime rind
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • Sweetened whipped cream

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cookies in food processor bowl and process into fine crumbs. Add butter and pulse until crumbs stick together. Line 16 muffin pan cups with papers. Divided crumbs evenly between muffin cups, use the bottom of a glass to press crumbs down to an even layer.

Place cream cheese, agave nectar and cornstarch in large bowl of electric mixer, beat on low speed until smooth, scraping down sides occasionally. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each until just blended. Add lime juice and rind and beat on low just until smooth, do not overbeat.

Divide cream cheese mixture evenly between muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool completely. Spread coconut onto a shallow pan and toast in oven, 5 to 7 minutes, tossing after 4 minutes until lightly browned. Top with whipped cream and toasted coconut before serving.

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Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cup Full Circle Organic Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 ½ cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Full Circle Organic Honey

Directions:

Place 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup yogurt and 1 tablespoon honey in a blender container; process until smooth. Stir together remaining yogurt and honey in a medium bowl; gently fold in remaining blueberries and spoon evenly into bottoms of 6 large popsicle molds. Carefully pour blended blueberry mixture evenly over bottom layers. Insert popsicle stick and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. 6 servings.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Freezing time: 4 hours

No-Bake Super Snacks

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Full Circle Organic Quick Oats
  • 1 cup Full Circle Organic Almond Butter, stirred
  • 2/3 cup Full Circle Honey
  • ½ teaspoon Full Circle Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Full Circle Roasted Salted Almonds, chopped, divided
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup Full Circle Organic Raisins

Directions:

Combine oats, almond butter, honey and cinnamon in food processor bowl, pulse until blended and holding together. Remove mixture to a large bowl and stir in ½ cup almonds, cranberries and raisins. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper and shape mixture into 1½-inch balls. Finely chop remaining almonds; roll balls in almonds. Cover and refrigerate another 30 minutes before serving.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Yields: 3 dozen

Making Your Bouquet Last Longer

Nothing quite brings the feeling of spring like a bouquet of  fresh, fragrant flowers in your home. From grand arrangements to a simple rose, we can assist with all of your floral needs. Check out these tips on how you can get that beautiful bouquet to last a little longer.

  1. When buying flowers make sure that they are at the optimum condition. Look for flowers where the bud shows some color.
  2. Flowers should be carefully packed when they are taken home, as this prevents damage to flowers or stems.
  3. Make sure the vase is clean.
  4. Cut flowers will last longer if you use the provided flower food. Make sure you use the correct amount. If you are not sure, ask your florist.
  5. Before arranging the flowers in a vase, cut off approximately an inch from each stem at an angle. If you have roses, cut them with the stems underwater.
  6. Stems should never be broken off or flattened – not even “woody” stems. Scraping off the bark will also shorten the flower life.
  7. Remove all leaves on the lower portion of the stems. Leaves should never be covered with water as this will decrease the longevity of the flowers.
  8. Regularly top off the vase with clean water.
  9. Keep out of direct sunlight, keep away from heat and breezes. Keep away from fruit.
  10. At night, flowers prefer to be kept cool and benefit from a lower thermostat setting.
  11. Daffodils can be deadly to other flowers because they secrete a poison in the water. After trimming, leave them on their own for a whole day and do not cut again before combining them with other flowers. However, a special cut flower food is available for daffodils and this enables them to be mixed with other cut flowers immediately.
  12. If your flowers start to droop, cut off at least an inch underwater, to prolong their life. Remember, flowers are thirsty!

Simple Strawberry Shortcake

Enjoy this delicious, light, and simple Strawberry Shortcake.

Ingredients:

  • Angel food cake
  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries
  • 1 pt. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbs. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Add whipping cream to a large bowl and use an electric or stand mixer to beat to stiff peaks. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  2. Using a serrated knife or cake leveler, slice the angel food cake in half as to end with 2 layers of cake.
  3. Core and half the strawberries.
  4. Spread 1/3 of the whipping cream onto the base layer of the angel food cake. Layer strawberries on top of the whipping cream and place the second layer of cake on top.
  5. Spread the remaining whipping cream on the top and side of the angel food cake. Add the rest of the strawberries to the top of the cake.
  6. Enjoy!

Plan the Perfect Picnic

Picnics are a must now that the weather is warming up and the grass is greening. Everyone loves a good picnic because it involves food, family & friends and fresh spring air.

Plan the perfect picnic with five tips that will ensure everyone has a good time.

  1. Simple Menu: Picnics are enjoyed when the food is equally delicious and simple. Pack all your family favorite foods like sandwiches, chips, fresh fruit, drinks and treats.
  2. Location: Location is just as important as the food. Make sure you pick a picnic spot that is shaded for eating but also sunny for when the food is gone and it’s time to play. A neighborhood park is perfect for kids so they can eat and then burn off energy on the playground or in the fields of green. Make sure your picnic spot has on-site amenities (restrooms).
  3. Seating Needs: Depending on location you will need to figure out your seating needs. If your location has tables don’t forget a tablecloth. If your planning on a more traditional picnic remember blankets, lawn chairs or mats for your family to sit on.
  4. Keep it cool: Make sure your food stays cool for the warm spring & summer days with an insulated cooler. No one likes warm sandwiches or fruit 🙂
  5. Have fun: Picnics are a great way to make memories during the warm months of the year. Plan fun games to play while the family is eating or after. And don’t forget your camera to capture these happy moments.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring has finally arrived! I don’t know about but some days it felt like winter would stay forever. But sunny days, spring breeze and fresh greens are in the current and upcoming forecast.

Now that the winter blues have gone away and spring is here to stay it is time to start your spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is a great way to get rid of items that are not needed and give your house a fresh start for the spring and summer months ahead.

We are here to make your spring cleaning a little easier and a little more fun with a spring cleaning checklist. To download our FREE Spring Cleaning Checklist printable click here.

Once you have your checklist printed, head into one of our stores for all your spring cleaning needs.