Jeanne David, Founder and Head of Product Development of Outer Aisle Gourmet, shares company updates, recipes, and product reviews

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pasta with Creamy Avocado Sauce - OAG STYLE

This weeks testimonial: 

"I love Outer Aisle Gourmet! Their appealing bread substitutes leave me feeling energized and healthy. Not only are they delicious, but their products are highly beneficial."
Danise O. - Santa Ynez, CA

Thank you so much Danise. To Health and Happiness!

The recipe of the week is...... Pasta with Creamy Avocado Sauce - OAG STYLE 

2 packs of OAG veggie-pasta
2 small avocados
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 Tbsp plain greek yogurt
1/2 tsp fresh minced garlic
4 large basil leaves, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup chickpeas
2 Tbsp fresh parmesan cheese

Place avocados, lemon juice, greek yogurt, and garlic in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
Place olive oil and veggie-pasta in a saute pan on medium heat for 2-3 minutes
Once veggie-pasta is heated, add sauce to pan and toss to ensure all of the veggie-pasta is coated.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
Remove from heat and stir in chickpeas and add salt/pepper
Plate, add parmesan and basil on top, and serve!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole - OAG STYLE

A testimonial from someone who understands that consuming highly processed and high-carb foods can increase chronic inflammation. Such inflammation can lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

"Jeanne, it was so nice to meet you and talk with you about a topic I am passionate about:  the importance of the food we eat and the effects of inflammation.  My husband and I tried your bread for lunch today and had BBQ chicken pizza on the OAG crust tonight with a salad.  We both thought the products were GREAT!   I love the fact that I could prepare a fast healthy meal by using OAG products and will look forward to purchasing more in the future. Thanks Again."
- Marilynn T.

Marilynn, I am so happy that you really “get” our products on the much bigger level!  I really enjoyed meeting you. Also, thank you for sharing your Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe with me, and letting me feature it as the recipe of the week!

The recipe of the week is..... Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole - OAG STYLE

3 packs of OAG veggie-rice
1 small yellow bell pepper (finely diced)
1 small red bell pepper (finely diced)
1 small orange bell pepper (finely diced)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion
1 cup celery (finely diced)
1 (4 ounce) can green chilies, diced
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, grilled and diced into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon of sea salt
2 tablespoons of ground cumin
1 tablespoon oregano
1/4 tablespoon chili powder to taste
1 avocado
1/2 cup of organic jack or cheddar cheese
salsa (if desired)

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat
Saute onion over medium heat for 10 minutes, until soft
Add celery and bell peppers to skillet and saute for 5 minutes
Add OAG veggie-rice to skillet, and cook 5 minutes, until soft
Mix chilies and chicken into skillet
Stir in salt, cumin, oregano and chili powder
Serve, topping with avocado, cheese and salsa 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Roasted Bell Pepper-and-Olive Pizza - OAG STYLE

This weeks testimonial. Finally Sue can now enjoy her favorite foods without the guilt by using OAG products:

"I just wanted to say how much I enjoy the OAG. products!  My absolute favorite is the veggie pasta...I had given up eating traditional pasta, but still longed for that long skinny noodle ladled with a scrumptious sauce...and then I got a gift certificate from a dear friend to try out the Outer Aisle Gourmet products.  And you know what - I have been reunited with the long skinny noodle!!!  I now can have my crawfish alfredo - with pasta! Thanks for all you do!"
Sue S. – Santa Barbara

Sue, I am so happy that you can now enjoy your favorite dish and have pasta back in your life! I would love to get your crawfish alfredo recipe. It sounds delicious!

The recipe of the week is..... Roasted Bell Pepper-and-Olive Pizza - OAG STYLE

1 Outer Aisle pizza crust
1 red bell peppers
1 yellow bell peppers
1/4 cup sliced green olives
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons drained capers
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400
1. Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise, and discard seeds and membranes.
2. Place bell pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet, and flatten with hand. Broil for 15 minutes or until blackened.
3. Place bell peppers in a zip-top plastic bag, and seal. Let stand 15 minutes, then peel and cut into strips.
4. Combine bell peppers, green olives, chopped parsley, capers, red wine vinegar, olive oil and pepper in a bowl.
5. Divide the bell pepper mixture evenly among pizza crusts and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake for 5-8 minutes until cheese is melted.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Pesto over Zucchini Pasta - OAG Style

This week I would like to share a product testimonial from a busy mom who cooks with OAG products for her family.

"Outer Aisle Gourmet is such a great tool for me as a busy mom of three little ones. The products allow me to make my children's favorite foods gluten free and packed with veggies. Our favorite is the veggie bread because it's so versatile and we have fun coming up with new things to make
with it. Our favorite at the moment is the breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese, avocado, and tomato on toasted veggie bread. It feels great to send them off to school knowing I've already gotten some vegetables in them first thing in the morning."
- Brianna H., Santa Barbara CA

Thank you Brianna! It is wonderful that your entire family enjoys your OAG creations!

The recipe of the week is..... Pesto over Zucchini Pasta - OAG Style

2 bags of Outer Aisle Gourmet veggie pasta
3/4 c. fresh basil leaves
1/4 c. pine nuts
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 c. Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:
Place the basil leaves, pine nuts, peeled garlic clove and grated parmesan
cheese into a food processor then blend together.  Slowly pour the olive oil
in while still mixing.  Stir in the salt and pepper.  Toss the pasta into
the warm sauce and cook for 2 minutes.

Bon app├ętit!