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Showing posts from February, 2013

Post Valentine's Day Recipe!

Now that Valentine’s Day is over its time to take inventory; Roses (check), stuffed animal (check), chocolate (DOUBLE CHECK!). More than anything else chocolates are the #1 gift people give on Valentine’s Day, but normally people don’t eat entire boxes of huge chocolates on a regular basis. Here’s a great recipe for your leftover Valentine’s Day sweets, Fondue! Fondue may not be the most common of dishes, although in the seventies it was everywhere. Fondue gatherings are a great chance to be interactive during dinner parties and it’s so easy to make even those who can’t cook can enjoy the simple dish. Be creative with what you choose to dip as well. Baked goods like pound cake or cookies, fresh fruit such as strawberries or bananas work well, too.                                Dark Chocolate Fondue  Ingredients: 12 ounces of eSutras Special Dark Chocolate   Chunks   8 ounces of heavy cream   A pinch of salt Dipping foods such as strawberries, banana or dried f

Roses are Red...

I've always wondered why roses are the "go to" gift for Valentine's Day. I can remember my mom getting roses from my dad when I was a kid, Valentine's flowers being passed out in high school, and even co-workers get bouquets on this special day... but why? The myth still believed by people today is that the  Emperor Claudius the third outlawed marriage so that young men would enjoy join his army, but Priest Valentine would still conduct marriages in secret as he believed deeply in love. Claudius eventually found out about Valentine and had him sentenced to death for disobeying the law. While in jail Valentine fell in love with the jailor's daughter.  Their love was shortlived as his death sentence soon came up. Before he was beheaded, he gave the girl a note and one red rose, hence the very first Valentine which came flowers. Very sweet and romantic story, makes me want to buy roses for everyone! Try these eSutras "rose"  products today!

Winter Chili

Chili is delicious and winter necessity. Hot, packed full of delicious veggies, and flavor through the  roof! There's no way you can get through  Chicago winter without making one batch of chili.Here's a recipe you can use for Cincy chili. Originating in Cincinnati  this chili is unique for it's use of allspice, cinnamon, and chocolate. eSutras makes Cincy Chili Spice which is the perfect spice, inspired by this little known type of chili. Try it out!                                                         Cincinnati Style Chili (Serves 6, about 4 hours cook time) 1 quart cold water 2 lbs ground beef 2 cups crushed tomato 2 yellow onions, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp eSutras Raw Cocoa Powder 1/4 cup eSutras Cincy Chili Spice 1 tsp cayenne 1 tsp eSutras Ground Cumin 2 tbsp cider vinegar 1 whole bay leaf 1 1/2 tsp eSutras Seas Salt Directions: Add beef and water to a 4-quart pot. Bring to a simmer while stirring

eSutras Blog Contest Winner!

                               Sub-continental Popcorn                                   S imple and perfe ct for a relaxing movie night at home. Try it today! (Submitted by Brian Solem)   1 . Place 2 tablespoons of ghee (instead of oil, to drum up that sensuously sub-continental flavor) in a large, heavy pot with a see-through lid. 2. Place over medium heat on your stove-top. 3. While the ghee melts, add four kernels of popcorn (preferably organic) and cover the pot. 4. When those test kernels pop (it may take 5-7 minutes), remove the pot from the heat, drop 2/3 cup of popcorn kernels in the pot, and swirl around to evenly coat the kernels in the hot ghee. Return to the heat and cover. 5. The kernels will begin popping with increasing rapidity. Swirl the pot every once in awhile to ensure the seeds stay on the bottom and the popped kernels stay on top. 6. When the popping slows considerably, remove the pot from the heat and pour in up to 1

Hot Chocolate

One of my favorite drinks is hot chocolate. After face whipping winds, freezing rain, and shovelfuls of snow being dumped on us by mother nature, there's nothing like curling up with a mug of delicious hot cocoa. Luckily eSutras has a spanning variety of Chocolate, Hot Cocoas and Drinking Chocolates. Our Drinking Chocolates in chock full of vegan smooth chocolate chunks that give our organic cocoa just the boost it needs. Try any one of our extract enriched flavors and be amazed at the deliciousness. All the best, Teri Ridley