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Walnut Hummus

1/2 cup Alison’s Pantry Walnuts
1 can of chickpeas, drained
3 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp orange zest
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

 

Toast the walnuts in the oven at 180 c for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool to room temperature.

In a food processor or blender, combine the toasted walnuts with oil and garlic then blend until smooth.

Lastly, add the lemon juice, orange zest, chickpeas, salt and pepper and continue to blend or process until smooth.

Fruit and Nut Shortbread


Makes 40

Ingredients
250gm butter softened
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups plain flour
1/3 cup Alison’s Pantry Blueberries, chopped
1/3 cup Alison’s Pantry Whole Cranberries, chopped
1/3 cup Alison’s Pantry Shelled Pistachios, chopped
1/3 cup Alison’s Pantry Natural Cashews, chopped

Extra: 1 cup Alison’s Pantry Vitality (if making Christmas Tree)

 

  1. In the bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until creamy. Add flour and mix to just combine. Stir in dried fruits and nuts.
  2. Divide dough into two parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece of dough into a log measuring 20cm long x 4cm round. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line 3 baking trays with baking paper. Cut logs into 1cm thick slices and place on baking trays. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Remove to cool on wire racks.

 To Create a Christmas Cookie Tree

  1. Roll out prepared shortbread dough to 1cm thick. Cut out 9 circles graduating in size from 2.5cm to 12cm in diameter.
  2. Bake until firm and lightly browned around the edges. Watch carefully, as smaller circles will take less time to bake and larger circles will take longer, so adjust cooking time to suit.Remove to cool on wire racks.
  3. Once cold, layer up graduating circles starting with biggest cookie circle as a base. Scatter some Alison’s Pantry Vitality blend between cookies to separate layers and give height. Decorate tree, as desired (We used fondant icing snowflake cut-outs).

Download the PDF version here: Alison’s Pantry Fruit and Nut Shortbread

This recipe was created by Julie Le Clerc for Alison’s Pantry.

 

 


 

 

Nut Truffles

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(Makes 25)

Ingredients
2/3 cup Alison’s Pantry Walnuts
2/3 cup Alison’s Pantry Natural Almonds
2/3 cup Alison’s Pantry Hazelnuts
1½ cups dark chocolate drops
2 tbsp Alison’s Pantry Chia Seeds
3 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp honey
2/3 cup Alison’s Pantry Roast Unsalted Almonds, finely chopped

Serve

Ice cream cones

 

Method

  1. Grind all the nuts together in a food processor. Add chocolate and pulse to grind. Add remaining ingredients, except roast almonds, until combined and the mixture clumps together.
  2. Using damp hands, roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls. Roll nut truffle balls in chopped almonds, to coat. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  3. A fun way to serve these Nut truffles is to pop them into ice cream cones along with a mixture of Alison’s Pantry indulgent sweets to make individual servings.

 

Alison’s Pantry Milk Chocolate Almonds, Chocolate Salted Caramel Popcorn, Cranberry Nut Nougat and Chocolate Pretzels make a great combo with these Nut Truffles.

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This recipe was created by Julie Le Clerc for Alison’s Pantry.

 


 

 

Sourdough Stuffing with Walnuts, Caramelized Onion & Sage

Serves 6-8 as a side dish.

Sweet caramelized onions and earthy aromatic sage add an irresistible depth of flavour to this delicious Christmas stuffing. It’s a lovely traditional style stuffing for roasted chicken or turkey, although it can also be served as a side dish on its own which is equally as delicious.

Ingredients
1 loaf sourdough, sliced into bite-size cubes
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp butter 3 brown onions, roughly chopped
1 large handful sage, roughly chopped
1 tbsp honey
1 cup Alison’s Pantry walnuts, chopped
1 cup grated parmesan
1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
3 free-range eggs
sea salt and ground pepper

 

    1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
    2. Place bread cubes in a single layer over two baking trays. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and then place in the oven to toast. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until slightly toasted. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
    3. Heat the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sage and stir to coat in the butter. Lower the heat and sauté until browned. Drizzle over the honey and continue to cook for 8-10 minutes or until caramelised. Leave to cool slightly.
    4. In a large bowl, toss together the onions, toasted bread cubes, walnuts, and Parmesan.
    5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the stock, eggs and a good pinch of sea salt and ground pepper. Pour over the bread mixture and then, using your hands, mix well. The mixture should be moist but not dripping with liquid.
    6. Place stuffing into the cavity of a turkey or large chicken and cook as normal.

 

Alternatively, to serve as a side dish, transfer stuffing to a baking dish greased with butter or olive oil. Preheat oven to 180°C and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden on top.  Serve in a heated dish for people to help themselves.

 

Download the PDF version here: Alison’s Pantry Sourdough stuffing with Walnuts, Caramelized Onion and Sage

This recipe was created by Eleanor Ozrich for Alison’s Pantry.

 


 

 

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(Makes approximately 25 squares)

Full of natural, wholefood ingredients, this wonderfully sticky and delicious raw fudge is the kind of treat that leaves you feeling truly satisfied. Luckily it lasts well stored in the fridge or freezer, so you can just indulge in a piece or two as and when you wish.

Ingredients
25 Alison’s Pantry Select Dates
1 cup (150gm) Alison’s Pantry Natural Almonds (or cashews, any nut you have in the pantry at home will be perfect!)
¼ cup coconut oil (can be substituted for butter)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
3 tbsp raw cacao powder (or quality dark cocoa powder – we love Donovan’s Chocolate)
¼ cup cacao nibs, to garnish (or desiccated coconut, chocolate chips, seeds or dried fruit – anything you have in your pantry will work)

 

Method

  1. Line a 15cm square cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Place dates in a saucepan and just cover with a little cold water. Simmer for 5 minutes, to soften. Drain off any excess water and remove dates to one side to cool a little.
  3. Place almonds into a high-speed blender or small food processor, and blend on low for 4-5 minutes until the mixture forms a creamy paste, scraping down the sides with a spatula occasionally. This produces almond butter.
  4. Add the dates, coconut oil, vanilla, salt and cacao/cocoa powder to the blender and process for 2 minutes or until a thick, smooth paste forms.
  5. Spread the mixture into prepared tin and smooth the surface. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to set for at least 3 hours before cutting into squares to serve.

 

Will last for up to 10 days stored in the fridge or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
When ready to serve, take pieces out of the fridge and top with a good sprinkling of cacao nibs.

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This recipe was created by Julie Le Clerc for Alison’s Pantry.

 


 

 

Coconut Oat Bircher Muesli
Serves 2-4

 

Ingredients
¾ cup Alison’s Pantry wholegrain oats
½ cup Alison’s Pantry shredded coconut
2 tablespoons Alison’s Pantry chia seed
375ml coconut milk or cream
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients in a large jar and shake well
  2. Place in the fridge and leave overnight
  3. Serve in bowls with fresh fruit on the side, topped with a sprinkle of nuts (chopped) and your favourite dried fruit, honey or maple syrup to lightly sweeten

Bircher will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Reboot your day with this delicious afternoon snack. Made with
Alison’s Pantry Oats, these are sure to keep you full until dinner time.

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Moroccan Hemp Quinoa Salad

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Serves 6

Enjoy this tasty salad alone or pair with grilled halloumi or fish. It’s perfect to take along to summer BBQs. Serve warm or at room temperature.

ingredients

1 cup Alison’s Pantry quinoa
2 cups water or vegetable stock
1 medium onion – diced
3 garlic cloves – finely diced
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ cup Alison’s Pantry hemp seeds
1 x 400g can chickpeas – drained and rinsed well
Zest of 1 lemon
2 medium carrots – peeled and cut using a julienne peeler (can also grate)
Juice of 2 lemons
6 Alison’s Pantry select dates – diced
1/3 cup Alison’s Pantry shelled pistachio nuts – roughly chopped
Large handful fresh parsley – roughly chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
Olive oil for sautéing
To serve: sliced avocado, additional hemp seeds, fresh herbs to garnish

method

Place the quinoa and water (or vegetable stock) in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, with a lid ajar for 12-15 minutes until tender and the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat. Place the lid on tightly and leave to sit for 5 minutes. Remove lid and set aside until ready to use.

 

Heat a very generous glug of oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook gently, without browning, for 5-10 minutes until tender. Add the fennel seeds, cumin, garam masala and smoked paprika. Cook for a further minute, adding additional oil if needed. Add the chickpeas and lemon. Cook for 4 minutes. Add the quinoa and the hemp seeds. Season generously with sea salt and cracked black pepper.

 

Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5-10 minutes before adding the carrot, lemon juice, dates, pistachios, parsley and thyme.

 

Top with the avocado (if using) just prior to serving. Garnish with extra hemp seeds and fresh herbs.

 

Salted Caramel Hemp Smoothie

Serves 2

Wholesome but perfectly sweet and indulgent tasting, this smoothie uses the goodness of hemp seeds and the natural caramel flavour of dates to make a delicious treat.

 

Smoothie Ingredients

2 tablespoons Alison’s Pantry hemp seeds
2 tablespoons Alison’s Pantry chia seeds
6 Alison’s Pantry select dates
1 frozen banana – cut into chunks
2 cups coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Generous pinch or 2 ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Large handful ice
To serve: additional chopped dates, hemp seeds, cinnamon

 

Place all ingredients into a powerful blender and blitz until smooth. Taste and add additional sea salt to taste if needed.
Serve immediately topped with hemp seeds, chopped dates and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

 

Hemp, Cheddar, Herb & Sundried Tomato Loaf

This nutrient-dense and incredibly tasty loaf makes a fabulous brunch dish. Enjoy it just as it is or slather with pesto and avocado. Try it with scrambled eggs on top too! Eat it fresh on the day you make it and after that pop it in the toaster to crisp up.

5 free-range eggs – lightly beaten
1 garlic clove – finely diced
1 rounded teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
¼ cup Alison’s Pantry hemp seeds
2 ¼ cups Alison’s Pantry ground almonds
1 cup grated sweet potato – squeezed tightly to remove liquid
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
½ cup sliced black olives
8 sundried tomatoes – cut into ribbons
Large handful fresh basil or parsley – roughly chopped
¾ teaspoon salt
Cracked black pepper
To garnish: hemp, pumpkin and sesame seeds, additional sliced black olives

Preheat oven to 165 degrees Celsius

Mix the eggs, garlic, baking powder, almond meal and hemp seeds together in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.

Grease and line a 23cm loaf pan. Use a spatula to fill the tin with the loaf batter and smooth the surface. Sprinkle with seeds and additional black olives.

Bake for 50–60 minutes until golden and a skewer comes out clean when inserted.

Leave to cool for 45 minutes before slicing. Can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to four days.

 


 

 

Who doesn’t love PB & Jelly sammies? Mix it up by using wraps instead of bread to create these delicious crispy rolls. And to top it all off, dip in coconut yoghurt sprinkled with Alison’s Pantry Sliced Almonds.

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Crispy fresh lettuce cups filled with spicy Asian beef mince, noodles and fresh herbs. These quick and easy little cups of heaven are perfect all year round and are sure to impress your guests!

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Crispy deep fried coconut prawns served in homemade taco bowls filled with crunchy fresh iceberg lettuce, spicy, sweet avocado salsa and a zesty coconut lime aioli – next level deliciousness!

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Get all the health benefits of Alison’s Pantry Chia Seeds in this delicious sweet treat!

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This perfect afternoon snack is packed full of delicious and healthy Alison’s Pantry nuts. Wonderful enjoyed with a cuppa or as is.

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We are going coconuts for this raw slice, made with Alison’s Pantry Desiccated Coconut and Rolled Oats.

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