Say “oui oui” to Quiche Lorraine Day

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On the 20th, Quiche Lorraine Day will have all of us saying “oui oui!” With a recipe like ours for Gluten Free Country Quiche Lorraine, you can take a mini vacation to France with each bite.

See you there, mon cherie!

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Gluten Free Country Quiche Lorraine never tasted so … French! Take a photo of your quiche masterpiece and share it with us on Facebook to help us celebrate Quiche Lorraine Day!

Gluten Free Country Quiche Lorraine
Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Pre-prepare both Wholly Gluten Free Pie Crusts according to package instructions. Set aside.
  2. Cook the bacon. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Arrange strips of bacon in a single layer on the bottom of the pan. Slowly cook the bacon, turning the strips over occasionally until they are nicely browned and the fat has rendered out.
  3. Lay the cooked strips of bacon on a paper towel to absorb the excess fat. Chop the cooked bacon into small, crumbled pieces.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the nutmeg, salt, black pepper and chives. Add the milk and cream and whisk vigorously to incorporate.
  5. Arrange the bacon and cheese in the bottom of each pie crust. Pour egg mixture gently into both pie crusts and gently stir so that chives and bacon are suspended throughout the pie.
  6. Bake in pre-heated oven for 30-40 minutes. Check for doneness after 30 minutes by gently shaking the quiche. It should be just slightly firm. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. Enjoy at room temperature.

As American as National Apple Pie Day

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On May 13th, we’ll celebrate National Apple Pie Day! Why? It’s an American classic, and summer just isn’t summer without it!

Whether you need a little pie making practice before Memorial Day or just can’t wait to dig into a plate of the good stuff, there are five essential tips to keep in mind. Hear ‘em from the pros.

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Look like an Iron Chef with these tips, from the foodies at Wholly Wholesome to you!

  1. Start with a quality crust. A beautiful apple pie starts with an exceptional crust. Dessert is such fun to eat, but our goal is to make it fun to bake too! Let our Wholly Wholesome Pie Shell do the hard work. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to tell anyone it’s not homemade!)
  1. Tart apples for the win. The tarter the apple, the more likely it is that it’ll hold its shape when you toss your pie in the oven. Another bonus? A tart apple won’t oxidize and turn brown! We recommend cooking with Granny Smith and Royal Gala.
  1. Easy does it on the seasoning. Listen, we’re perfecting “apple” pie here. Not “cinnamon and nutmeg” pie! Go easy on the seasoning and let the natural sweetness from the apples shine through.
  1. Par-cook for a pretty pie. Because we tend to eat with our eyes first, presentation is just as important as taste. Par-cook your sliced apples by pouring boiling water over them and letting them sit for about 10 minutes. This will help them to keep their shape, and your pie will be photo shoot ready!

    Talk about perfectly seasoned! Check out our take on the traditional apple pie.

  1. Rest up. We know, we know. It can be hard to wait to make that first slice into your perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned apple pie. Trust us. It’ll be worth it! Serving it at room temperature will make each bite glazed and juicy.

Need a recipe to kick your craving for apple pie? Try Mimi’s Apple Pie, a family recipe shared straight from Grandma Mimi herself.

Two New Gluten Free Recipes That Taste Gluten-Filled!

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Hello Celiac Awareness Month! “Free from” foods are a passion of ours. Whether they’re gluten free, dairy free, nut free or allergy friendly, we know one thing for sure: they won’t be free from the Wholly goodness that we put into everything we make!

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So, are you ready for three all new Wholly delicious gluten free, allergy friendly recipes to celebrate Celiac Awareness Month? Bookmark ‘em! These are two treats you won’t want to forget about.

Gluten Free Blueberry and Peach Pie
Ingredients

  • 1 Wholly Gluten Free Pie Shell
  • 3 cups Blueberries
  • 3 cups Peaches, sliced
  • 3/4 cup Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Cassava Flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Precook Wholly Gluten Free Pie Shell according to the package instructions.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the remaining ingredients.
  4. Fill your pie shell with the fruit mixture.
  5. Place the pie back into the oven and cook 35-40 minutes until filling is bubbly.
  6. Remove from oven and set on a cooling rack until pie has cooled enough to cut.

Thyme-less Pear Tart
Ingredients
1 Wholly Gluten Free Pie Shell
For the filling:
1 cup + 1 Tbsp. of pear nectar (divided)
1/4 cup of agar flakes
3 ripe pears (such as bartlet), seeded and diced
1 tsp of fresh thyme, minced
1 Tbsp. of arrowroot powder
3/4 cup of cashews (soaked for 2 hours min, or overnight)
1 Tbsp. of maple syrup
1 vanilla bean, scraped (or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract)

For the pears:
3 firm pears (such as bartlet), peeled and sliced thinly lengthwise
a drizzle of olive oil
a drizzle of maple syrup

Directions
Make the filling:

  1. In a medium, heavy bottomed pot, whisk together the agar flakes and pear nectar and bring it to a boil over high heat. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the pears and thyme to the pot, raise the heat to medium-high and bring it to simmer while stirring. Cover, reduce to low, and cook for 5 minutes until the pears are super soft.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve the arrowroot  in the remaining tablespoon of pear nectar. Drizzle that into the pear / agar mixture. Stir to incorporate, and keep stirring for a minute or two until the mixture has thickened. Remove from the heat, and allow it to cool slightly (before you add it to the blender)
  4. Place the drained cashews, maple syrup, and vanilla into a high-powered blender and add the pear / agar mixture. Make sure the top to the blender is secured on tight. Blend (on low) until smooth, then increase the speed a little until the mixture is super smooth.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and let it set in the fridge for an hour. If you like, you can do this up to 3 days in advance, and store this mixture in an air-tight container in the fridge until you’re ready to serve the tarts.
  6. Cook your Wholly Gluten Free Pie Shell according to package instructions and set aside to cool completely.

 

While the crust is cooling, roast the pears for the topping:

  1. Raise the oven temp to 400°F.
  2. Place the sliced pear onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and toss with the olive oil and maple syrup.
  3. Roast the pear for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. When cool enough to handle, transfer the roasted pears to a small bowl.

Assemble the tart:

  1. Assemble the tart shortly before you’re ready to serve.
  2. Give the pear cream a good stir to loosen it up and keep stirring it until it’s smooth. Then, spoon a small amount of the pear cream into the pie crust and smooth the top using a butter knife. Finish with 3-4 slices of the roasted pears and a sprig or two of thyme on each for garnish. If not serving immediately, keep in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

Why You Should Care About Transparency

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April 30th is Healthy Kids Day, but we’ve got a secret: Health is a lifelong commitment!

That’s why Wholly Wholesome is dedicated to bringing all of our wholly amazing fans the wholly delicious products that they trust. We’re focused on transparency. Here’s why you should be too!

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Today, the way we eat often reflects what we care about most. We need transparency and fortunately, times are changing. Once a luxury, clean ingredients have become a given, and preservatives are not likely to make their way into our homes.

On Healthy Kids Day, take a look at the integrity of both your food and of the companies producing it. It’s time to take our power back from brands that have only provided us with more questions than answers. America’s parents know that their primary job is to fuel their children for a life free from artificiality, and the nutrition label is the perfect place to start.

Take a stand in the most delicious way possible! Give our kid-friendly Football Pizza Pockets made with our new Wholly Wholesome Organic Whole Wheat Pie Dough a go for a classically fun snack made with ingredients you know you can trust!

3 Ways to Beat the Blues on Blueberry Pie Day

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April 28th is National Blueberry Pie Day, and we’re getting ready to beat the blues (get it?) with three foolproof tricks for instant happiness.

Ready, set, smile!

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Put a smile on your face with these tips, from the happy people at Wholly Wholesome to you!

  1. Clear the way for positive energy. A cluttered work space can cause you undue anxiety, so do a little bit of organizing and let the good vibes in!
  1. Believe you can be happy. In one study, people who listened to music with the intention of improving their moods were happier than people simply who listened without making any effort. So, put your mind to it!
  1. Eat Blueberry Pie! Not only are blueberries a mood-boosting food, but this superfruit is also the star of our newest recipe, which is sure to make you smile! Give it a try.

Wholly Wholesome No-Bake Blueberry Pie
Ingredients

  • Wholly Wholesome Organic Pie Shell
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions

  1. Combine blueberries, sugar and 1/2 cup yogurt in your food processor and process until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, remaining 1 cup of yogurt, powdered sugar and vanilla and use an electric mixer to combine until smooth.
  3. Add the blueberry mixture to the cream cheese mixture and beat on medium to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, add heavy cream and use your mixer to beat it until it turns into whipped cream.
  5. Fold the whipped cream into the blueberry mixture and carefully combine.
  6. Pour the blueberry pie filling into crust.
  7. Freeze the pie until solid, about 3-4 hours. Enjoy!

Your Guide to the Ultimate Spring Brunch

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What makes spring great?

Is it the warm weather? Or maybe it’s the buds on all of the trees? Perhaps it’s the arrival of the snowbirds from their winter escape.

While all of these things make spring great, what makes it one of our favorite times of year, is brunch. Outside! With friends and family. Enjoying deliciously decadent food.

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So grab a fresh bouquet of spring flowers, set the table and invite a group of your best buds. Savory Appetizer + Savory Entrée + Quiche + Sweet Treat = Brunch Success!

Savory Appetizer: Kick off the ultimate spring brunch off with our Gluten Free Basil Pesto Braid. What’s not to love about it? It’s elegant, colorful and simply delicious!

Savory Entrèe: When choosing a main course, look for a dish that’s light and fun. Our Smoked Salmon Pizza hits all of the marks. Try making tiny, handheld pizzas for a twist on this seriously tasty brunch recipe.

Quiche: Pick a quiche, any quiche! What’s brunch without it? Our Gluten Free Country Quiche Lorraine will brighten any breakfast table with its crumbled bacon and perfectly crisped Wholly Gluten Free Pie Shell.

Sweet Treat: Sweets are always welcome. We usually eat dessert first and with these Gluten Free Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, you will too!

Tame the Beast (aka your freezer!)

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It’s official. Spring is here! We’re inspired to clear out the old and make room for the new. And that means our freezer, too. You haven’t forgotten about it, have you? Why, it’s more than just a chest to hold freezer burnt chicken and ice cream, you know!

Here’s our foolproof guide to spring cleaning your freezer … and stocking it with Wholly Wholesome!

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  1. Take Inventory: First things first. Take a look at what you have crammed in your freezer. Is the homemade soup you made last month still worthy of bringing back to life? It’s time to make some tough decisions.

To toss or to keep? That is the question. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to help you decide:

Meat + Poultry + Seafood
Bacon: 1 month in the freezer
Chicken: 6 months in the freezer
Cold Cuts: 2 months in the freezer
Fish Fillets: 6 months in the freezer
Raw Shrimp: 6 months in the freezer

Dairy + Eggs
Block Hard Cheese: 6 months in the freezer
Block Semi-Hard Cheese: 6 months in the freezer
Milk: 3 months in the freezer
Tofu: 5 months in the freezer
Yogurt: 2 months in the freezer

  1. Eat, Recycle, Toss: Plan to eat the food that still looks healthy and toss or recycle the food that doesn’t.

Pro Tip: Take a quick look at the food containers and boxes that are recyclable and learn to reduce your environmental impact just by cleaning out your freezer. It’s as simple as that!

  1. Move It On Up: Now, take a deep breath. You’ve just made major headway! Re-organize your freezer so that older items are at the front and newer items are at the back. Of course, your Wholly Wholesome Pie Crusts will make their way to the front and center, right?

 

National Nutrition Month: Make Nutrition Your Mission

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We’ve got a secret …

There’s more to Wholly Wholesome than you might think. Behind all of that wholly delicious flavor is a little something we call clean ingredients. Take a look behind the curtain this National Nutrition Month (and try the delicious recipe at the end of this blog post!)

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How important are clean ingredients to us? Well, they’re something we won’t compromise on because they’re something you won’t compromise on!

We know that how you eat reflects what you care about most. Families that lead socially and environmentally conscious lifestyles need transparency. We hear you! We realize that clean ingredients have become a given, and preservatives absolutely cannot make their way into our homes.

This National Nutrition Month, keep an eye out for:

  1. Gluten free foods
  2. Trans fat-free foods
  3. Preservative-free foods
  4. Allergen-friendly foods

Wholly Wholesome fans like you know that you can enjoy your favorite indulgences while not sacrificing flavor! Commit to checking the label. Ingredients count!

Try it! Gluten Free Basil Pesto Bread.

Pie for Pi Day

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In general, 46 percent of people prefer pie over cake. Is apple pie your go-to? Do you believe pumpkin pie makes or breaks Thanksgiving dinner? Is Wholly Wholesome’s Fruit Jewel Pie your jam in the summer?

Then celebrate Pi Day with us!
 
 

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Beginning March 1st, Wholly Wholesome will kick off its celebration of Pi Day, a nationally recognized holiday, with its “Pie for Pi Day” Campaign. We want to share our passion for creating delicious, allergen friendly and all-natural baked goods with you!

We’re asking all teachers out there to share your video or photo submissions with us demonstrating your class’ love for math (and pie) in honor of Pi Day. How will you make this March 14th a standout Pi Day using pie? Find a few helpful tips on Pinterest!

You and your school will have a chance to be named one of our “2016 Pi Heroes”! You could be celebrated on local television and radio. Plus, win twelve months of Wholly Wholesome pie. Math and pie. What could be better?

Your Favorite Pie Even
Wholly Healthier

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There are a number of ways to make your favorite desserts healthier (which we love!), but we thought we’d put these practices to the test in a stellar recipe that Wholly fans won’t be able to resist!

If you love spending quality time with yours truly in the kitchen, read on!

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To give this recipe a boost, we use our Wholly Wholesome Spelt Organic Pie Shell. Spelt is great for digestive health, can lower the risk of dangerous cholesterol, boosts circulation and is high in protein.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s cook something wholly delicious!

Tropical Dream Pie with Spelt Organic Pie Shell

Ingredients
1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple in 100% juice
1 can (13.6 oz) coconut milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
3 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil
Wholly Wholesome Spelt Organic Pie Shell

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients except Wholly Wholesome Spelt Organic Pie Shell until smooth.
  2. Pour into pie shell.
  3. Freeze four hours or until firm but not yet hard, or freeze longer and thaw at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.