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Organic Cinnamon and Spice Cookies

These organic cinnamon and spice cookies make a nice treat with a cup of coffee, herbal tea or a cold glass of milk. They are great for packed lunches and snacking any time of the day.

Cinnamon Spice CookiesIngredients
2 cups/500 mL all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp/7.5 mL baking soda
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Organic Cinnamon
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Organic Nutmeg
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL salt
1 1/2 cups/375 mL sugar
12 tbsp/180 mL butter (1 ½ sticks), softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Organic Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup/60 mL molasses

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F/180C. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a shallow bowl set aside 1/2 cup/125 mL sugar.

With an electric mixer beat butter, remaining sugar, egg, vanilla, and molasses until well blended. Combine with dry ingredients until dough forms. Roll dough into 1 inch/2.5 cm balls and dip in 1/2 cup/125 mL reserved sugar.

Arrange cookies on a baking sheet, about 3-inches/7.5-cm apart. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Makes 3 dozen.

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Organic Herbed Roast Turkey

This organic herbed roast turkey cooks fairly quickly, tastes delicious and because it calls for organic ingredients it’s healthier for you and your family too. There are many benefits to choosing organic food because organically grown foods don’t add pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals into your diet or the environment.

Organic Herb TurkeyIngredients:

1 7-8 lb organic grown turkey
1/4 cup/60 mL Original Grapeseed Oil
2 tbsp/30 mL Watkins Organic Garlic Powder
2 tsp/10 mL Watkins Organic Basil
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Organic Sage
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Organic Parsley
1 tsp/5 mL Watkins Sea Salt
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Organic Black Pepper

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Vegetarian Chili with Black Beans and Corn

Hubs is a meat and potato man but I like to sneak in some vegetarian meals every week because I think they are healthier. I’m making this delicious vegetarian chili with black beans and corn today, using seasonal, organic produce I picked up at our local farm market. The combination of beans and corn makes a complete protein which is important if you are following a vegetarian diet.

2 Tablespoons Watkins grapeseed oil, original unflavored, garlic and parsley or citrus and cilantro
2 organic red bell peppers, diced
1 onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, mined or pressed or 2 teaspoons Watkins organic garlic granules
2 teaspoons Watkins organic chili powder
2 cups organic tomatoes, peeled or 2 cups canned tomatoes
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups organic corn kernels, fresh or frozen
1/2 teaspoon Watkins sea salt, or to taste
1 teaspoons Watkins organic black pepper, or to taste

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