We love this frozen creamy summer treat, without the sugar that commercial treats can have. An added bonus, wash fresh berries of your choice, allow to dry, and then freeze. You control the sugar, and the cleanliness of your food. Win-win!
Strawberries washed with Purely Essential Fruit and Vegetable Wash, top goat cheese schmear on toasted Baguette. Top it off with fresh, clean basil and a balsamic drizzle. Sweet, tangy, and a hint of salt. Perfect to serve to the mom in your life!
Baguette, sliced diagonally (12 slices)
1 TBSP Olive Oil
8 oz goat cheese (softened to room temp)
1 lb strawberries, washed and sliced
1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Fresh Basil, washed and chopped
1. Combine vinegar and brown sugar in a saucepot over medium-high heat and bring up to a bubble. Reduce to medium, and cook until reduced by half. Should be thick and consistency of syrup, able to coat back of spoon. About 10 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
2. Place bread slices on a foil-lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Place under broiler until golden brown.
3. Combine strawberries and 2 tsp fresh basil leaves.
We're always searching for ways to incorporate vegetables into dinner. A sneak attack if you will. This four ingredient recipe is just the trick.
1 washed Sweet Potato
3/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, part skim, shredded
1 tsp oil
Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Wash sweet potato with Purely Essential Fruit and Vegetable Wash, use scrub brush if needed. Pat dry.
Slice sweet potato into chunks, place in blender or food processor, blend until finely chopped
Heat 1 tsp oil in a skillet over medium heat, add sweet potato pieces
Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until potato pieces are soft.
Transfer to a large bowl, combine sweet potato with egg, breadcrumbs and seasonings.
Roll the sweet potato mixture into tot pieces with your hands (small rectangles). Mixture should make approximately 10-12 large tots.
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Have we got a SUPER bowl for you! This team of grilled chicken, and healthy veggies is sure to take the prize at your dinner table. Be sure to wash all veggies with Purely Essential Fruit and Vegetable Wash, and while you are at it, give the chicken a wash too - in the sink, separate from all other ingredients.
4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Halves
1 tbsp lime juice (1/2 lime juiced)
1/4 c Olive oil
1 packet taco seasoning mix -OR- (1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1-1/2 tsp cumin)
1/2 tsp tomato paste
3/4 c washed and sliced bell peppers
1/2 c washed and diced tomatoes
1/2 c diced onions
1/2 c frozen corn (thaw first)
1/2 c canned black beans
1 c washed and chopped Romaine Lettuce
2 scallions washed and chopped
1/4 c sour cream or plain greek yogurt
Health and elegance need not take a back seat to the hustle and bustle of the season. This quick and easy recipe is sure to impress this holiday season.
4 cups loosely packed and washed arugula
16 large chilled, peeled and deveined shrimp
2 medium tomatoes, washed and quartered
1/4 C Champagne Vinegar
2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp dried Oregano
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 C Olive Oil
2 tsbp fresh squeezed lemon juice (wash before slicing)
Kosher Salt and pepper to taste
In glass serving bowl place arugula, tomatoes and top with shrimp.
Whisk vinegar, mustard, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Slowly stream olive oil into the vinegar mixture while whisking briskly, beat lemon juice into mixture. Lightly drizzle vinaigrette over salad mixture.
TIP: An immersion blender makes light work of mixing the vinaigrette.
Spicing up this age old classic, just in time for Thanksgiving. Happy Spicy Guacamole Day. Be sure your first step is to wash your vegetables with Purely Essential Fruit and Vegetable Wash.
6 hard boiled eggs, cut in half
1 large washed avocado, mashed
2 tablespoons bacon, cooked, cooled, and crumbled
1 tablespoon jalapeno, finely diced
1 tablespoon red onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons diced tomato
1 tablespoon lime juice (1/2 washed lime)
1 tablespoon washed cilantro, chopped
salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
pinch chili powder (for garnish)
optional - for an extra kick try a sprinkle of green tobasco sauce to taste
Scoop out egg yolks, mash them, then mix with the avocado, bacon, jalapeno, onion, tomato, lime juice and cilantro.
Season with salt, pepper and cayenne.
Spoon a tablespoon of the mixture back into the hard boiled egg white.
Serve garnished with extra bacon and a pinch of chili powder....
Mornings can be hectic. So hectic, you might catch yourself skipping breakfast. These energy-packed muffins are a healthy, quick, grab-n-go, and accompany your coffee superbly.
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 cup milk
3/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pie mix)
1/4 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin or use baking cups. Place all ingredients in bowl and mix well. Fill each muffin cup to the top and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are set. Do not overbake. Allow to cool before serving.
Optional stir ins: chocolate chips, carob chips, raisins, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds.
Purely Essential Fruit and Vegetable Wash recently partnered with Kristy Still at Mommy Hates Cooking. As moms, we really enjoy her blog, and love how super foods like squash and kale play a star role in this recipe. Don't forget, your first step to eating healthy is washing your produce with Purely Essential. Enjoy!
1 Lb Ground Turkey
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tsp Dried Rosemary
1 Clove Garlic, Crushed
4 Cups Butternut Squash, Cubed
1 Bunch Kale, Cut into Small Pieces
1 Medium Zucchini, Sliced
1/4 Cup Sweet Onion, Diced
1. In a medium sized skillet, brown the ground turkey and drain.
2. In a cast-iron skillet, add in the olive oil, rosemary, and garlic, warm it up.
3. Add in the squash, kale, zucchini, and onion.
4. Let this simmer and cook for about 10 minutes until soft.
5. Add in the ground turkey.
6. Mix to combine with the veggies and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
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An apple (and pear) a day will help melt the stress away! Especially when one pairs your apple and pear, washed with Purely Essential fruit and vegetable wash, with caramel flavored vodka and a bottle of their favorite pinot grigio.
1 medium apple, washed with Purely Essential fruit and vegetable wash, cored and chopped
1 medium pear, washed with Purely Essential fruit and vegetable wash, cored and chopped
6 cups of your favorite apple cider
1 - 750ml bottle of pinot grigio
1 cup caramel flavored vodka (this is also a winter favorite when mixed with hot cocoa.)
1. In a large pitcher stir the wine, vodka, and apple cider together.
2. Add sliced apples and pears to the pitcher, garnish glass with slice of apple or pear placed on edge of glass
3. Serve sangria chilled or over ice
4. A cinnamon stick makes a nice garnish, and stir stick, but is completely optional
Be sure to stir before serving, as the apple cider will settle.
Happy National Coffee Day! If your first words in the morning are: "Where's the coffee?" Then this smoothie recipe is just for you. For an extra cold, thick and rich smoothie, try freezing leftover brewed coffee in ice cube trays. Something yummy, healthy, and delicious is definitely brewing in the kitchen.
1 cup of your favorite chilled brewed coffee
1 -1/2 bananas, cut into chunks
1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp ground flax seed
2 tsp honey
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp grated or ground nutmeg (this is your secret ingredient)
6 Ice Cubes
Place all ingredients in a heavy duty blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon if you wish. ENJOY!
We are in the 4th week of school here in the Pacific Northwest and the common cold has made its presence known. This Asian Chicken Noodle Soup with freshly washed veggies is sure to lift the spirits of those battling this unwelcome visitor. Enjoy.
1 tbsp vegetable oil
½ c onion diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground ginger (cinnamon makes a great sub)
4 cups water
3 cups chicken broth
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast sliced thinly, bite size pieces
3 tbsp teriyaki sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
6 oz noodles (chow mein or egg noodle in a pinch)
2 carrots sliced (Wash with Purely Essential before slicing)
1 green pepper thinly sliced (Wash with Purely Essential before slicing)
1 red pepper thinly sliced (Wash with Purely Essential before slicing)
5 oz fresh and washed spinach or kale (Wash with Purely Essential before adding)
Green onion tops for garnish
Hot sauce to taste (optional)
1. Heat vegetable oil in a large soup pot...
Yet another great way to enjoy zucchini. Freshly washed zucchini, coated with Parmesan and bread crumbs, then baked to a crisp in the oven. Enjoy.
2 medium zucchini washed with Purely Essential
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/8 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Using a mandolin, slice the zucchini into 1/4-inch thick rounds.
In bowl or zipped bag toss the zucchini with the oil.
In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan, bread crumbs, salt, and a few turns of pepper.
Dip each round into the Parmesan mixture, coating it evenly on both sides, and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the zucchini rounds until browned and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes.
If one neighbor, in your neighborhood, grows zucchini, then the whole neighborhood gets zucchini. Here zucchini is a light alternative to pasta, and delicious! Cut zucchini into thin, noodle like strips, a mandolin, julienne peeler, or a spiral slicer works great for this.
1 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 medium zucchini, sliced into noodles
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 c white wine (optional)
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp fresh chives, minced
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, careful not to burn. Add the shrimp. Cook until pink and cooked through, 2-4 minutes. Remove from pan. Pour the wine and lemon juice into pan and scrape bottom. Bring to a boil and let simmer, until reduced. Add the zucchini and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Return the shrimp to the pan, season to taste, and give eve...
A cool and refreshing salad recipe, perfect for summer. Not only delicious, but the salad stars - watermelon and cucumber - are two extremely hydrating foods. Washing melons is often overlooked as we do not eat the rind, but keep in mind, that as you slice through the melon, you introduce contaminants from the surface of the melon, to the edible flesh inside.
15 cups cubed watermelon
3 cups cubed English cucumber
1 -8oz pkg feta cheese
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
freshly ground pepper to taste
Gently combine the watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese, and mint in a large bowl. Season with black pepper. Pour lime juice over melon mixture and toss just before serving.
Healthcare experts, including the American Medical Association, recommend that we eat 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 4 servings of fruit daily. However, fruits and vegetables can pose their own healthcare risk. That’s because the produce we consume often travel for thousands of miles before it reaches our local supermarket. Dirt and other contaminants like waxes, fungicides, pesticides and chemicals are along for the ride. Even organic produce at the local farmer's market has been exposed to dirt, insects and human hands.
How can you get the vitamins and minerals that nature intended without any ill effects? Rinsing your produce with water alone simply isn't enough. Wash away the contaminants (and the worry) with Purely Essential Fruit and Vegetable Wash, the original produce cleanser trusted round the world.
Purely Essential removes nearly 400% more dirt and contaminants than water alone. It is a specifically formulated non-toxic soap that is designed to remove un...
Think about it a moment: you wash your hands with soap and water before eating. Common sense (and plenty of research) indicates that you should do the same for your produce. There are simply far too many questionable substances on fruits and vegetables to just rinse them. And many of them are oil-based, which makes them impervious to water alone.
Much of our produce is grown with various insecticides, pesticides and herbicides that are designed to keep pests and diseases away. Many of them are oil-based, and do not come clean with water alone. Even organic produce has residue from insects, human handling, grocery store watering systems and machines. Learn more about what’s on your food.
Thousands of chemicals are used daily for growing fruits and vegetables around the world and they are predominantly oil based thus water alone will NOT effectively clean the surface. Additionally, less than 1% of the produce that comes into the USA is even inspected. Other countries are still using chemicals that have been banned from the USA for decades such as DDT. It takes, on average, 12 countries or more to fill up our average produce aisle. Learn more.
Absolutely. Drift from spraying on nearby conventional farms, the use of various organic fertilizers (such as cow manure), and possible mislabeling are potential hazards. There are also other potential unwanted contaminants from human handling, oils, dirt and exhaust fumes that need to be washed away.
Spray produce liberally with Purely Essential. Rub or brush gently. Rinse thoroughly. For greens, berries or other fragile produce, spray liberally with Purely Essential, submerge in water and swish around gently, then rinse thoroughly. Get step-by-step instructions here.
Wash your produce the same day you plan to eat it. Substances like wax are used to keep produce fresh longer. Purely Essential removes those substances, returning the produce to the way nature intended, so your fruits and veggies may age more rapidly than treated produce.
All fruits and vegetables should be washed. Porous items such as mushrooms, strawberries, peaches, etc. should not soak in the water and/or formula; they should be cleaned per the instructions by simply spraying and wash.
Yes. All produce items, whether consuming the peel or not, should be washed prior to eating. When peeling without washing, you risk introducing surface contaminants to the inside or flesh of the fruit or vegetable during preparation.
In addition to cleaning produce, many of our customers use Purely Essential as a cleaner for items such as cutting boards, microwave, refrigerator, lunch pails, even houseplants – essentially, anywhere a safe and effective cleaner is needed. Be sure to test in an inconspicuous spot prior to cleaning.
We guarantee your satisfaction! If you are dissatisfied for any reason with any of our products, we will gladly refund your money within 60 days of purchase. To initiate your request, simply call 800-282-9274 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a standard shelf life of three years. Purely Essential does not become harmful or toxic after the specified time period, however for optimal cleaning results, we recommend using the product before the expiration date.
Berries are abundant in the summer time in the Pacific Northwest and are at their flavorful best when sun ripened.
Total time: 5 mins. Prep time: 5 mins. Yield: 2 servings
1/2 cup strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk or orange juice
2 teaspoons honey (optional)
In a blender, puree until smooth.
This is a fun way to entice children to eat a healthy serving of fruit and a great snack that you can prepare together.
Total time: 10 mins. Prep time: 10 mins. Yield: 2 servings
3 large strawberries, sliced
18 green grapes, halved
1/2 pear, plus one slice
2 black seeds (sesame, poppy, chia or other)
Orange peel or grated cheese
Cut eyes from pear slice.
Cut beak from strawberry slice.
Cut feet from orange peel or grated cheese. Using a skewer, carefully make two holes at the base of the pear half. Poke feet into the holes.
Arrange fruit platter as shown in picture.
Figs are sweet and delicious when in season and are complimented perfectly with the tart taste of goat cheese and sweet acidity of balsamic vinegar. These bites are sure to delight at your next dinner party.
Total time: 15 mins. Prep time: 10 mins. Cook time: 5 mins. Yield: 4 servings
8 large figs, halved
8 pieces of prosciutto, halved lengthwise
1/2 cup goat cheese
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
small bunch rosemary sprigs
Preheat broiler to medium high.
Spoon goat cheese into each fig half.
Wrap each fig half with one piece of prosciutto, covering cheese, and overlapping and tucking in prosciutto ends.
Broil on each side until prosciutto is crisp and cheese is soft, about 2-3 minutes each side. Place on serving dish.
Mix balsamic vinegar, olive oil and sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle mixture over figs. Season to taste with salt...
This makes for a deliciously fragrant side dish which is easy to make and even easier to eat!
Total time: 1 hr, 7 mins. Cook time: 1 hr. Prep time: 7 mins. Yield: 4 servings
1 lb red potatoes, halved, fingerling potatoes, whole, or other small potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves crushed garlic
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper.
Place potatoes in a bowl. Add olive oil, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Toss to coat potatoes.
Place seasoned potatoes on tray in an even layer. Bake until browned and crisp, about 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning every 15 minutes.
A quick, easy, and impressive dessert, that won't hold you hostage in the kitchen. Pineapple is a storehouse of huge health benefits, due to its wealth of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Be sure to wash, using your favorite scrub brush, prior to slicing. A spoon, or apple corer works great to remove the center core from each ring.
1-(3 to 4 pound) pineapple
2 tsp butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup rum
1 pint light vanilla ice cream
Cut the top and bottom off the pineapple, peel and cut it crosswise into 8 rings, about 1/2 inch each. Carve out the center core of each ring.
Spray grill with cooking spray (avoid flame). Grill the pineapple over medium flame for 2-3 minutes on each side, until nicely brown, and grill marks have appeared.
Heat butter, sugar, and rum in a small saucepan over a low heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 2 minutes. Remove fr...