Vindaloo Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

Vindaloo Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes (approximately 3 large)
1 TBSP vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, thinly sliced
1 TBSP C&C Vindaloo Curry Powder
1 can coconut milk
3 cups vegetable broth
3 1/2 TBSP lemon juice
1 tsp sea salt
1 TBSP toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the sweet potatoes directly on the rack and bake until tender enough to easily pierce with a fork, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and ginger; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.Stir in C&C Vindaloo Curry Powder and heat for 1 minute, then whisk in the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Remove the skins from the sweet potatoes and cut into bite size chunks. Add to the soup and cook for 5 more minutes so they can soak up the flavor. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a drizzle of sesame oil and a little bit of cilantro.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

5 sweet potatoes
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter – split
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp C&C Ice Cream Spice
3 TBSP all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Bake sweet potatoes 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.

In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, vanilla extract, C&C Ice Cream Spice, and sugar. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

In a medium bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup butter, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Mix with a pastry blender or your fingers to the consistency of course, clumping sand. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.

Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.

Summer Fruit Salad

Summer Fruit Salad
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp grated orange zest
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp C&C Spearmint 
2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
3 bananas, sliced
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 cup seedless grapes
2 cups blueberries

Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in mint. Set aside to cool.

Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.

Missouri Baked Beans

Missouri Baked Beans

4 slices of bacon
4 cups pork and beans (approximately 4 regular cans or 2 large cans)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 TBSP C&C KC Baked Bean Blend
2 TBSP of prepared mustard
1 cup of your favourite BBQ sauce
1/4 cup molasses

Fry bacon until tender, but not crispy. Drain fat and blot oil away from bacon with paper towel.

In a heavy, oven proof dish, combine bacon with beans, sugar, mustard, C&C Kansas City Bean Blend, BBQ sauce and molasses. Bake at 350F for an hour or in a slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Serve with other BBQ favourites, breakfast food, or as the star of a meal served with salad and fresh bread!

KC Mustard Slaw

KC Mustard Slaw

1/2 medium head of chopped cabbage
1/2 cup sliced sweet red onion
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped finely
2 medium carrots, grated
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 pinch C&C Celery Seed Powder
1 cup canola oil
1/2 cup prepared yellow mustard
1 TBSP hot sauce (optional)

Add chopped cabbage, onion, bell pepper and carrots to a bowl. Using tongs or two spoons, toss to combine.

In a jar, or salad dressing shaker, combine sugar, salt, C&C Celery Seed Powder, oil, yellow mustard and hot sauce if you are using it. Shake to combine.

Before serving, shake and dress slaw to your liking.

Ras el Hanout Roasted Whole Cauliflower

Ras el Hanout Roasted Whole Cauliflower
1 medium head of cauliflower
2 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP Tahini
1 TBSP C&C Ras el Hanout
1 lemon, juiced and zested
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix tahini, olive oil, C&C Ras el Hanout, and lemon zest in a bowl.

Cut cauliflower stem flush with the rest of the head so it can stay upright in a casserole dish. Spread tahini mixture evenly over the top and sides of cauliflower, place in a casserole dish, and cover with foil.

Roast in the preheated oven until tender and cooked through, about 1 1/4 hours. Cut into wedges, transfer to a platter and add a drizzle lemon juice over the cauliflower to serve.

Casablanca Couscous

Casablanca Couscous
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium sized red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
1 red or green, bell pepper, chopped into 1 inch pieces
2 zucchinis, halved lengthwise and chopped into 3/4 inch pieces
1 TBSP of C&C Moroccan Couscous Blend
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 tsp kosher salt
1 (540 ml) can low sodium chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups chicken or veggie broth
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups couscous

Place a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium heat. Stir in oil and onion, cook until softened. Stir in the bell pepper, and zucchini; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the raisins, salt, C&C Moroccan Couscous Blend, and chickpeas.

Pour in the broth and orange juice; turn heat to high and bring to a boil. When the mixture is boiling, stir in the couscous and remove from heat; cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, and serve.