Recipes — appetizers

Mark Collins
7-grain Turkey Meatballs with Rosemary Blackberry Balsamic Glaze

7-grain Turkey Meatballs with Rosemary Blackberry Balsamic Glaze

   The holiday season is full of sweet parties and gatherings with all your beautiful friends and ugly friends...and weird relatives. We thought we'd share a fantastic appetizer that is simple to make ahead with a twist of gourmet.  We use ground turkey in these meatballs as well as our 7 grain flakes to add texture and nutrition.  They are baked, which makes them fast to prepare.  They can also be made up to a week ahead of your party and kept in the fridge or freezer, so they are the perfect grab for unexpected holiday guests as well.  7...

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Mark Collins
Greek Quinoa, Feta, and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Greek Quinoa, Feta, and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

    Looking for a simple appetizer that has really complex flavors but still is easy to make? These Quinoa, Feta and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms are sure to hit the spot! The flavor profile is classically Greek with hints of lemon and dill to complement the tart tangy feta cheese. They can be made up to 2 days ahead of your party or dinner when kept in the fridge and then baked according to the directions for a quick appetizer that won't keep you away from your guests. Better yet, bring everyone into the kitchen and make them together! Drizzle generously with...

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Mark Collins
Baked Brie Turkey Pesto and Apple Pizza with Pecans

Baked Brie Turkey Pesto and Apple Pizza with Pecans

 Step away from the leftover turkey boredom and say hello to a beautiful gourmet creation! This is one of our Chef's favorite ways to fill the appetizer tray with a celebration of opposites. This pizza has sweet apples and salty-savory pesto, chewy crust and crunchy pecans. It has the perfect balance of herbs and turkey. You'll love it! Plus, we use our organic bread flour so it's goodness stacked on top of goodness. The protein content of this flour will give you the perfect elasticity for a stretchy pizza dough in under an hour! Save this crust recipe, it will...

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Mark Collins
Smoked Paprika Creamy Polenta

Smoked Paprika Creamy Polenta

 Previously here on the Organic Grains Blog, we've given a tutorial on How to make freshly milled cornmeal using our Organic yellow corn and a wondermill. What does that have to do with this recipe today? Well...everything. Polenta is essentially a thick cornmeal porridge that is served hot right from the stove like farina creamy wheat, or in the case of today's appetizer, the porridge is chilled in a thick layer and then lightly pan-fried in browned butter. Fried polenta can be boring if the porridge itself isn't seasoned well enough. You'll find this isn't the case with this recipe. ...

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