As a bit of color, I roasted some carrots. Then I processed them for a minute with a splash of cream.
Using a melon-baller, I made cute little mounds.
Raise your hands and give a woot-woot if you love Whole Foods. How can you not love their vast assortment of fresh vegetables? And what about their wines and cheeses? Then there are the wonderful displays of pastries and cakes that beckon from behind the glass cases. But did it ever occur to you to go check out the organic frozen vegetables and fruits?
Well I recently received an email from Organic Works. They’re the PR firm that conducts outreach for Whole Foods Market. They opened my eyes to 365 Everyday Value, organic frozen fruits and vegetables in ready-to-go bags.
NEW 365 Everyday Value Organic Southwestern Blend
Daydream of soaking in the warmth of the Sunbelt as this crunchy new Southwestern Blend of onions and red and green peppers sizzles on your stovetop. Serve it in a salad; stir it in a soup or stew, or liven up a fajita filling. Since all 365 Everyday Value vegetables are flash frozen soon after harvest, this colorful combo is a great source of Vitamin C.
NEW 365 Everyday Value Organic Mediterranean Blend
This satisfying medley of zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, green beans, red peppers and onions has newly arrived to make your mouth water for a seaside siesta. It’s a hearty blend that can strengthen a sauce, complement any casserole, or be served simply on the side. Stock up on this colorful combination bursting with nutrients and fireworks of flavor.
NEW 365 Everyday Value Leafy Greens Blend
The ultimate staple for your frozen stock, this blend is scintillating when sautéed with garlic and onions for a luscious bed of greens. Mild-flavored collard greens mellow the more peppery mustard greens and “kick” of kale for a scrumptiously savory combination to color a variety of plates. Vibrant with antioxidants, iron and magnesium, do go ahead and fortify your freezer.
The sweetness of spring and summer is locked in with 365 Everyday Value Frozen Wild Blueberries, Strawberries or Dark Sweet Cherries. With these bags of frozen fun in the freezer, sour fruit and spoilage is no longer a concern. Dress up sundaes, make snazzy smoothies or bake pies aplenty with the berry booster of your choice. For a delectable dessert when you can’t decide, call upon the new Frozen Berry Blend of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries to mingle in your mouth with vanilla ice cream.
With eight other new frozen blends and flavors to strike your fancy, a foray into frozens is a must for quick and convenient ways to dine in delight. This season, think outside the pantry. Flash frozen fruits and vegetables are a game-changer for preserving fresh taste and nutrient content, especially when you can’t pick directly from the tree or vine. 365 Everyday Value frozen produce contains only the harvest, which means these goodies are the real deal, with no artificial preservatives or additives of any kind. And with these you needn’t plan for prep time— they’re already primed for a quick and healthy weekday meal. Fill your freezer with a medley of these frozen sweet and delicious packs from Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value.
Okay, let's create a quiche using the 365 Four Seasons Blend (a blend of sugar snap peas, yellow squash, carrots & corn)
2 cups cooked brown rice (I used wild rice)
1/4 cup graviera (or gruyere, grated)
1/2 cup milk
2 (4 ounce packages) 365 Four Seasons Blend
1/4 cup herbs (such as dill, mint, parsley, chopped)
2 green onions (chopped)
1 cup feta (crumbled)
salt and pepper to taste
1. Mix the rice, cheese and egg in a bowl.
2. Press the rice mixture into a pie plate, about 1/4 inch thick.
3. Bake in a preheated 450F oven until the edges and bottom just start turning golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.
4. Mix the eggs, milk, vegetables, dill, mint, green onions, feta, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
5. Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust.