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Baking Organic Bread with Confidence
By Allison Kuhn RD, LD

At its simplest, bread is a humble, baked dough made from flour, water, and yeast. However, as a source of nourishment and a cultural staple, bread has grown to represent sustenance as well as togetherness. As a gift to a new neighbor, a foil-wrapped loaf is a symbol of openness and welcoming. At the dinner table, a fresh yeast roll represents the cozy comforts of home. When Certified Organic ingredients are used to prepare this foundational food, you can trust the purity and wholesomeness of every crumb. Organic Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, Almond Meal Flour, Organic Sugar, Organic Thyme and Rosemary, and Flaxseed Meal are just a few Simple Truth ingredients that can weave uncomplicated goodness into your loaves and slices. Though bread is rightfully lauded for its ability to evoke warm and nostalgic feelings, a touch of science is required for baking success. Below, we explain the practical application of two major bread-baking principles: gluten development and yeast fermentation. You can put this information to use during your next organic bread-baking adventure!

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Tags: Simple Truth, Simple Truth Products, Organic Bread, Bread, Recipes, Bread Recipes, Organic Bread Recipes
Simple Summer Sipping
By Sarah Koeninger RD LD

What’s better on a hot summer day than an ice cold drink? Whether you are lounging by a pool, grilling out or on your way to work few things can beat the first refreshing sip of your favorite summertime drink. Some go for the classic lemonade or perhaps a traditional sweet tea; others enjoy ice water while some like to change it up and add a slice of lemon or cucumber to their H2O. Those looking to indulge a bit may grab an iced coffee or something more decadent like a milkshake or root beer float. Regardless of your go-to beverage, Simple Truth can help you find a new favorite. Check out these options and ideas to find something new to sip this summer.

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Tags: Simple Truth, Simple Truth Recipes, Summer Drinks, Summer
Perfectly Grilled Pork
Perfectly Grilled Pork
By Allison Kuhn

Beyond its well-known designation as “the other white meat,” pork offers an affordable and versatile option for your summer grill-outs. Packed with protein and B vitamins, lean cuts of pork, such as chops and loins, provide top-notch options for health-conscious meat lovers. Though most of us are familiar with sizzling, pan-fried bacon or slow-roasted pork shoulder, firing up the grill to cook pork is a lesser-known method of preparation that can impart incredible flavor and contribute to that “summertime vibe.” Simple Truth® is your best source for fresh, natural pork that is free of antibiotics and added hormones. Grab a package of natural pork chops, country ribs, or pork tenderloin and remember these three tips for grilling succulent, juicy pork delights.

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Tags: Recipes, Pork, Pork Recipe, Simple Truth, Grilling
Vegetarian Eggs Benedict
By Karen Ilhardt, Kroger Home Economist Customer Connect (C|c)
April 18, 2014

Ingredients:

 4 Simple Truth Frozen Meatless Breakfast Patties

4 large Simple Truth eggs, poached

2 English Muffins, split and toasted

½  cup Simple Truth Organic Plain Yogurt

1 tsp prepared mustard

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Tags: Recipes, Tips
Heart Healthy Recipes
Heart Healthy Recipes
By Submitted by Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)
February 11, 2014

It’s American Heart Month! Here are some recipes promoting cardiovascular health that we really “heart.”

 
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Tags: Heart, Healthy, Breakfast, Soup, Stir-Fry, Recipes
Simple Truth Side Dishes
Simple Truth Side Dishes
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)
December 19, 2013

A holiday feast just wouldn’t be the same without the side dishes, the unsung heroes of any successful dinner. Here are eight delightful recipes perfect for any occasion.

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Thanksgiving Planned-Overs
Thanksgiving Planned-Overs
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)
November 24, 2013

You may be thinking, “What is a Planned-Over?” I first heard that term about 10 years ago. Basically, it’s when we intentionally cook an extra quantity of food so we have it for future meals. It’s a creative term used to rid leftovers of their traditional bad image. It’s also a smart way to reduce energy and save cooking time for those “planned-over” meals. I’ve grown to love the concept and the term. When I say it in conversation, I usually get a puzzled look complete with the nose crinkle. Once the term is explained, the response is usually “Oh, that’s smart,” or “Oh, I do that too.”

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Tags: Thanksgiving, Turkey, Soup, Casserole, Leftovers, Ideas
Not Just for Pizza — Simple Truth Crust Ideas
Not Just for Pizza — Simple Truth Crust Ideas
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)
October 3, 2013

Do you have a favorite shirt? Most of us do. Mine is a medium blue, lightweight v-neck sweater that goes with almost everything. The nicest quality about the shirt is that it can be casual or dressed up. I can accessorize it depending on my mood or the formality of the situation. I know I will feel comfortable, be confident and look great when wearing it. It is my “go to” top. So, how does a favorite shirt have a connection with homemade Simple Truth Pizza dough? I knew you would wonder.

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Tags: Pizza, Pretzel, Rolls, Pizza, Dough, Easy
Better For You Breakfast
Better For You Breakfast
By Karen Ilhardt, Home Economist Kroger Customer Connect (C|c)
September 5, 2013

Do you eat breakfast daily? If you do — great! It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it literally is “breaking” our overnight “fast.” Our bodies are ready for some energy and nourishment.

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Tags: Breakfast, Vegetable, Organic, Better, Eggs, Recipe
The Magic of the Marinade
The Magic of the Marinade
May 22, 2013

Nothing puts the finishing touches on a great cut of meat like a tasty marinade. It infuses your dish with a dash of new flavor and it often results in a more tender piece of meat. But what marinades go best with what kinds of meat? Here’s a helpful guide to some of our favorites.

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Tags: Tips, Meat, Marinade, Simple, Beef, Chicken, Fish