Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Fun Recipe for the Fall Season!

In the spirit of the fall season, a raw pumpkin cheesecake recipe!
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Have fun with this easy recipe. I know I plan on making one, myself. Send in photos so we can all celebrate the fruits of our labor!

Pumpkin Pecan Spice Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my most favorite dessert.  And pumpkin pie ain't so bad either.  This recipe is a little early but I think this would be great for Thanksgiving.

2 cups soaked pecans
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon organic vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup of dates, unsoaked

Process nuts, spices, vanilla and salt in a food processor until fine; add dates. Continue to process until well incorporated. Transfer the mixture into a 9-inch springform pan and press evenly onto the bottom. Place the pan in the refrigerator until filling is ready.

3 cups of cashews, soaked for 1 hour to soften
½ cup lemon juice
½ cup carrot juice
¼ cup raw agave nectar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract

Mix cashews, lemon juice, carrot juice, agave, spice and vanilla in blender; process until smooth and creamy. Make sure the filling has no lumps. Pour the cheese mixture onto the crust. Place the cheesecake into the freezer for 4 hours or until firm. Let come to room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Come Visit Us at Artisanal LA, October 23rd and 24th!

There is a fun event coming up, Artisanal LA, and all of us here at Rawk-n-Roll Cuisine are thrilled to be a part of it! You will find food booths, workshops, and panels throughout the weekend that all promote local, sustainable, and seasonal morsels. The organizers of Artisanal LA also put on the wildly popular, food truck events earlier this year so it is sure to be a good time for all.  Given our localvorist philosophies, this event will fit us like a glove!

Come on out to dine on our savory snacks, stroll the grounds, and meet other like-minded people. We are eager to have all of our fans try the new flavors, Buffalo Bill and Onion a Million- along with the traditional favorites. I will be in attendance to dish up the grub and the gab- looking forward to meeting you all face-to-face.

Here is the 411. Be sure to buy an advance ticket to save yourself a bit of cash. Who knows, you might even want to put it towards some tasty treats!

Artisanal LA
October 23-24, 2010, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
@The Cooper Design Space Penthouse (860 S Los Angeles St 90014) 
Cost: $10 in advance online or $15 at the door. 12 and under free
Find out the latest event scoop via @ArtisanalLA on Twitter.

With Love, Anticipation, and Dissent (for the man, per the usual),

Friday, September 10, 2010

Our Snackies Got Featured!

Top o' the mornin' to you all out in the blogosphere! Today I was pleasantly awoken to read a message from Sarah, a fellow blogger who had stumbled upon our Etsy shop and was inspired by our Monkey Bites. She featured them in a piece she wrote which is aptly named, "Snack Attack." Fitting as our Monkey Bites are addictive and can be eaten on the run in your favorite trail mix, on their own, or even as a cereal in the morning with your favorite milk or milk-esque libation!

Check out the blog, and read it for yourself!
Yes Teacher Craft Blog
And a link to our Etsy shop so you can see for yourself (and maybe grab some munchies of your own!)
Rawk-n-Roll Cuisine's Etsy Shop

Monkey Bites Photo: a la Jewell

In other news, it was Ariane's birthday last night and we went out to celebrate at, Street, a restaurant out here in LA. I personally had to revisit the heirloom tomatoes since mine are since gone. Delightful and light, with a nice balsamic dressing. Savory and simple (since sweet doesn't quite apply for this situation). We finished up with a thai tea variation of creme brulee. Yum! Happy Birthday Ariane! Keep up the good work at Rawk-n-Roll! We all love you and your food ;)

Stay posted as there may be a fun and interactive announcement in the works in the next day or two!!

As Always, with Love and Dissent,

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Buffalo Bill and Onion a Million Soon to Hit the Shelves! And More!

It has been a few very exciting few weeks here at Rawk-n-Roll. We have been fine tuning recipes, taste testing, and experimenting here in the kitchen. At long last we have found the perfect blends of savory herbs and spices that will be sure to pique your epicurean curiosity! Onion a Million and Buffalo Bill are now finalized in their formulations and are beginning to be sent out to smaller stores in the near future to be stocked. As for Whole Foods, you can look forward to seeing the new flavors in the upcoming months. Hold on to your hats!

 Needless to say, we are all thrilled to see these flavors come to fruition that began with our fans voting!

Here are some teaser photos for you...
Onion a Million fresh out of the dehydrator! 

Packaging fun!

To clarify for those of you who are new on the bandwagon with us; Onion a Million is our sour cream and onion flavor and Buffalo Bill is our new hot, spicy Buffalo Wing Style flavor.

Some more sneak peaks...

Buffalo Bill... And our Cynthia in the background making sauce!

Kim and Angie pulling Buffalo Bill off the sheets :)

You can look forward to photos being taken of both of these new flavors for our Etsy and our Rawk-n-Roll sites:

They will be included with our 3-pack discounts we have in effect and our case discounts! Feel free to stop by either shop to place your order. I know that I am personally loving the variety that we are further integrating into our kale chip family :)

In other news... we got a special treat at the kitchen the other day, heirloom tomatoes to take home! Check out the evidence!
Gorgeous and Delicious!

Until next time!

With Love and Dissent,