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

Friday, April 25, 2014

Peanut Sesame Sauce - Outer Aisle Style

The recipe of the week is..... Peanut Sesame Sauce - Outer Aisle Style

2 packs of OAG veggie-pasta
1/2 cup of smooth or Chunky Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Soy Sauce Substitute
1/2 cup Warm Water
2 tbsp chopped, peeled Fresh Ginger
1 Clove Garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp Cider Vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp Asian or Dark Sesame Oil
2 tsp Honey
1 tbsp Sesame Seeds, toasted
1 Scallion, chopped
1 tbsp Chili Oil (optional)

Soften peanut butter in microwave for 15-20 seconds on high.
In a large bowl, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce substitute, water, ginger, garlic, vinegar, sesame oil, honey and chili oil.
In a saute pan, saute OAG veggie-pasta in olive oil for 3-5 minutes over medium heat.
Once veggie-pasta is heated through, remove from heat and toss in sauce, sesame seeds and scallions
Plate and serve!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Asparagus Stir-fry - OAG STYLE

I love to feature recipes from my customers! This week's testimonial and recipe is from Beverly, a food blogger.

"Hi veggie wanna be lovers! I'm always looking for fun new ways to incorporate more veggies into my family's diet! A friend of mine told me about Outer Aisle! She dropped me off a bag of cauliflower rice and I was sold!!!! Here is a recipe I made up and it's been a hit with my family! Did I mention they are hard to please!"
- Beverly the wanna be foodie 

Beverly, thank you so much for sharing your yummy OAG recipe!  

The recipe of the week is..... Beverly's Asparagus Stir-fry - OAG STYLE
1 pkg of OAG veggie-rice
8-10 stalks asparagus chopped into 1/2" pieces 
Pinch of kosher salt
1-2 tsp lite soy sauce
1 tsp olive oil
Pinch of cracked Pepper

Microwave OAG veggie-rice w/ 1 T water. Drain water
Microwave asparagus w/1 T water. Drain water
Warm skillet with swirl of olive oil
Toss asparagus and rice in skillet for a 2-3 minutes
Add a pinch of kosher salt  (I like pink Himalayan from Trader Joes)
Add a pinch of cracked Pepper


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Shepherd’s Pie - OAG STYLE

This week's testimonial:

"Outer Aisle Gourmet products have become the  new staple items in my fridge. I use the bread at almost every meal -  even toasting it with almond butter for breakfast! Not only do I love the taste and texture of the products, and how satiated I feel after eating it, but I love the whole paradigm behind the company: giving life to the body through nutrient- dense, whole foods based carbs! What a gift to have something nourishing and delicious replacing the processed foods that used to be on my shelves!!"
Alexis G. - Santa Barbara, CA

Thank you so much Alexis! It's great to hear that you have substituted OAG products for high carb foods, and still can enjoy your meals! Cheers to your health!

The recipe of the week is....... Shepherd’s Pie - OAG STYLE

3 packs of OAG veggie rice, steamed until soft
4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 pound ground turkey or beef
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup peas
½ tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
½ tsp. paprika
½ cup chicken broth

1.       Saute onion 2 Tbsp. of olive oil until soft
2.       Add carrots and peas to pan and sauté for 10 minutes until soft
3.       Add ground turkey or beef and sauté until brown, just a few minutes
4.       Season with salt, pepper and paprika
5.       Add chicken broth and cook down broth until 60% evaporated
6.       Puree steamed cauliflower in food processor (or mash by hand) and add 2 Tbsp. olive oil
7.       Pour ground turkey mixture into a 9x9 baking dish
8.       Pour mashed cauliflower over turkey/beef mixture
9.       Bake at 350 for 30 minutes

Serves 4

Friday, April 4, 2014


Last week I celebrated my birthday with family and friends! I was on the hunt for a dessert recipe for my celebration which was not only gluten-free, but had no flour and no added sugar. I must say it was not easy to find a recipe that met my requirements that would also be a crowd pleaser. Luckily one of my customers, Marilynn T.,  sent me the perfect recipe which turned out to be a huge hit! The pie was so delicious, I wanted to feature it as the recipe of the week. If you are looking for a healthy tasty dessert for any special occasion, I highly recommend giving this pie a try!

The recipe of the week is..... Chocolate Pie - HEALTHY BIRTHDAY STYLE 
Crust Ingredients:
1 cup walnut halves and pieces
1/4 cup soft, pitted dates
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt

Filling Ingredients:
1 cup coconut cream
1/2 cup soft, pitted Medjool dates
3 ounces dark chocolate melted
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the filling, use the cream at the top of a can of separated full-fat coconut milk, such as Natural Value brand (which is BPA-free). To get it to separate, refrigerate a couple of cans overnight.

1. Put walnuts, dates, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor with an S blade for 20 seconds or until very fine
2. Transfer the crust mixture to a glass pie dish, and press it across the bottom and halfway up the sides
3. Rinse the food processor
4. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut cream just slightly
5. Add the heated coconut cream, dates, chocolate, coconut oil, and vanilla extract to the food processor, and puree for 1 minute or until the filling is dark and smooth
6. Pour the filling over the crust, and chill to set
7. When your ready to serve the pie, top it with Whipped Coconut Cream.
8. Store the pie in the refrigerator

Makes 8 servings