Banana Lime Jam

Banana Lime Jam

3 very ripe bananas
1 C&C Kaffir Lime Leaf
3/4 cup brown sugar
Juice of 1/2 a lime
3 TBSP water
Pinch of salt

Mash bananas with a fork. Combine all ingredients, including C&C Kaffir LimeLeaf, in a pot and bring to a boil.

Simmer on medium-low for 15 minutes. Remove lime leaf and let cool. Try served on freshly toasted bread with peanut butter.

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Home Made Ketchup

Ketchup
1 1/2 cups tomato paste (2 cans)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup raw apple cider
3 to 4 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp C&C Ketchup Blend
Pinch cayenne pepper

In a small saucepan add the sugar and water.  Over very low heat stir until sugar is dissolved.  Whisk in all the other ingredients and cook over very low heat for 2 to 3 minutes to mix the C&C Ketchup Blend with the tomato paste.

Taste and adjust the salt and seasonings if necessary.  Pour into a clean glass jar, cover and store in the refrigerator where it will keep for months.

Herbed Sandwich Spread

Herbed Sandwich Spread
1 1/2 cup diced sweet yellow onion
2 TBSP olive oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1 TBSP C&C Herb Dressing & Dip blend
Salt and pepper to taste

In a sauté pan over medium heat add oil, heat and add onions and salt. Cook the onions until they are caramelized, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Mix the rest of the ingredients including the Herb Dressing and Dip blend, and then add the cooled onions.

Refrigerate for at least one hour. Stir before serving as a chip or vegetable dip or as the spread on your favourite grilled chicken sandwich.

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup raisins
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
3 TBSP peanut butter
1 (796 ml) can crushed tomatoes
1 tsp sugar
1 TBSP C&C Mexican Mole Seasoning
3 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 TBSP sesame seeds, toasted (optional)

Place onion, raisins, garlic, chopped chipotle pepper, peanut butter and crushed tomatoes in slow cooker. Stir in sugar, C&C Mexican Mole Seasoning, and cocoa powder. Place chicken in the sauce.

Cover; cook on low until chicken is tender, about 4 hours. Remove chicken, shred, place back in sauce. Add sesame seeds if desired and cook 1 hour longer. Serve with rice, in tacos or as part of your favourite Mexican dish.

Spicy Slow Cooker Cashews

Spicy Slow Cooker Cashews

3 cups unsalted, dry roasted, cashews
1/4 cup butter
2 TBSP C&C Medium Chili Powder

Mix your nuts, butter and seasoning mix well. Place in crock pot on low for about 2 hours.

Remove the lid and turn heat to high and cook for about 10 more minutes or so.

Can eat warm or put into nut dishes.

 

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Quebec Maple Baked Beans

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Quebec Maple Baked Beans
2 cups dried Navy Beans
water for soaking and precooking
1 bay leaf
1 medium onion, peeled and whole
¼ cup pure maple syrup
⅓ cup brown sugar
2 TBSP molasses
2 TBSP tomato paste
2 tsp white vinegar
2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
1 TBSP C&C Quebec Baked Beans Blend
*Optional 1/3 lbs salt pork or 4 slices of bacon

Rinse and sort the beans; remove any pebbles or debris. Place the beans in a large bowl and fill with water to submerge the beans by at least two inches of water. Soak overnight (8-12 hours).

The next day, transfer the drained and rinsed again beans to a large pot. Add bay leaf and fill with water to cover and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes.

Remove from heat and rinse again, removing bay leaf.

Slow Cooker Method:
Transfer the rinsed precooked beans in your slow cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir together and place the whole onion in the centre.

Cover and cook on low heat for 7 to 9 hours or until the beans are tender. If the mixture appears dry, you can add some water.

Oven method:
Preheat oven to 225 F. Transfer the precooked beans in your Dutch oven or a large oven proof pot. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix and add onion to the centre of the beans. Cover and cook for approximately 6 hours.

Remove the lid the last 30 minutes to obtain a nice golden colour. As with the slow cooker method, if the beans appear dry, make sure to add a little water.