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September 13, 2019

National Honey Month Recipes

September is National Honey Month. Did you know that our honey products are organic, pesticide-free, Fair Trade and absolutely yummy? There’s so much more to honey than adding it to tea or coffee!  Try using it to prepare delicious meals, snacks & cocktails.

Our Favorite Wholesome Organic Honey Recipes

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Honey Sriracha Shrimp Stir Fry

This recipe is perfect for the entire family. If you like it spicy, add more red pepper flakes.

You will need:

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. Shrimp
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups Organic broccoli florets
  • 1 cup Organic Carrots
  • 1 cup Organic Snap peas
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 bunch green onions (about 1/4 cup, chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. Wholesome Organic Raw Unfiltered White Honey
  • 2 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. Sriracha
  • 2 cloves organic garlic, minced
  • 1/2 inch nub of organic ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup white jasmine rice
  • 2 cups water

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Our Organic Honey is a cupboard essential. Have you ever thought about using it as a cocktail ingredient? Carol Kicinski of Simply Gluten Free has the perfect September cocktail for you and it’s gluten-free too!

Blue Bumble Bee Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • Blueberry Honey (see below)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup Wholesome Organic Honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs (about 3 inches long)
  • Cocktail:
  • 2 tbsp plus ½ tsp blueberry honey, use divided
  • 2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz gluten free vodka
  • 2 -3 oz cold prosecco
  • 2 -3 fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish

To make this cocktail, first make Blueberry Honey:

Combine all the ingredients in a deep saucepan, except the lemon juice, vodka, prosecco and thyme.  Bring to a boil. Let boil, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until the mixture has reduced in size by at least half and is the consistency of syrup. Mixture will thicken more as it cools. Strain the mixture into a bowl and let cool. When cooled, refrigerate until cold.

Then let the fun begin!

  1. Place ½ teaspoon of the blueberry honey in the bottom of the glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker (or even a mason jar!) filled with ice, add the remaining 2 tablespoons blueberry honey, lemon juice, and vodka. Shake until cold.
  3. Pour into the glass and top off with a little prosecco. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.

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Spiced Nut & Oat Crunch

Looking to supercharge your breakfast? This recipe uses our Organic, Fair Trade Raw Honey and has been created by Malika Ameen, Chicago-based pastry chef, restaurateur and entrepreneur along with dietician Ashley Koff.

You will need:

  • 2 cage-free organic egg whites
  • 2 tbsp Wholesome Organic Raw Honey
  • 1 tsp Fair Trade vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Fair Trade ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp Fair Trade ground cinnamon
  • Generous pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup raw walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup thick rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed
  • 2 cage-free organic egg whites
  • 2 cups Fair Trade pineapple, chopped
  • 2 cups Fair Trade mangoes, chopped
  • 2 cups Fair Trade organic bananas, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease a cookie sheet with pan spray.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together egg whites, organic raw honey, vanilla, spices and salt. Add nuts, oats and flax.
  3. Spread onto the greased baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Cool and sprinkle over fruit salad, yogurt or oatmeal.

This easy to make recipe is gluten-free too. Looks delicious, doesn’t it?

Going the extra 4 miles

At Wholesome, we go more than the extra mile to make sure our Organic Honey is uniquely—and always—mindfully delicious. If fact, we go an extra four miles to make sure every drop is free from harmful chemicals and tastes as the bees intended.

Why four miles? This is the furthest bees will venture from their hives. So we head to the remote, protected forests of Mexico and Brazil where their homes are surrounded by miles of organic, lush greenery and wild flowers for foraging. While bees enjoy this multi-floral diet, you’ll be delighted too as it leads to the purest, best tasting honey.

When you choose Wholesome, you bring home more than organic honey. You also help protect the lives and hives of bees, keeping them—and your own home—free from harmful things with every delicious drop.

What’s your favorite honey recipe? Share it with us!