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Aside from substitutions that meet dietary restrictions or sensitivities, sometimes it’s fun to slip a new ingredient into a frequently used recipe, just to keep things interesting — or to give your pantry a little flexibility.

Here are some swap-ready ingredients suggestions from our Executive Chef Sarah LaCasse that can make things interesting without completely changing your recipe’s entire flavor profile:
 

Use a winter squash (any hard variety, like butternut, Carnival, Delicata, acorn) instead of or mixed up with sweet potatoes to deepen the dish’s flavor.
 

Swap pears for apples — or vice versa — in pies, chutneys or relishes. A pear's flavor is different but still highly complementary to ingredients that go well with apples. Chef Sarah likes to cut pears in halves or quarters and roast them with a pork loin. Nice!
 

Use a heritage grain like farro instead of rice for pilafs, stuffings and soups. Farro is an ancient variety of wheat with a chewy texture and mellow, nutty flavor (so it’s not gluten free); semi-perlato or semi-pearled farro is faster to cook than the whole grain. 
 

If you love pasta, try other varieties made from whole wheat, kamut, buckwheat, quinoa or rice instead of traditional white semolina. They have a different taste profile from white pasta — like the differences between white and whole grain breads — but you might find that their nuttier flavors complement fresh vegetable sauces in ways you really like.

Comments

Jan
25
Will you be offering coupons
By: hpmn

Will you be offering coupons again at any time soon.  I love to buy organic, but find that sometimes I can't afford it; my supermarket is so expensive lately.

Thanks, Patricia

Jan
27
Coupons
By: jean

Take a look at the Organic Bound main page (www.ebfarm.com/organic-bound) -- whenever we have a coupon offer active, you'll see it at the bottom of the page. --Jean at Earthbound

Jan
25
I have just recently been
By: gbelden

I have just recently been introduced to your frozen organic vegetables and fruits and have tried all those available - - - came upon them quite by accident while shopping at my local Walmart's.  All were exceptional quality relative to color, flavor and size.  If I didn't know differently I would believe they were just picked.  Would so love to see the full array where I regularly do my grocery shopping, Hannaford' (the organic line they carry can't hold a candle to yours).

Additionally,  I love asparagus and was somewhat disappointed that it wasn't in the case.   Do you offer asparagus (am hoping they were just out of it at that particular time)?

 

Jan
27
Asparagus
By: jean

Gayle - thanks for your kind comments. I'm with you, I love asparagus too! Unfortunately, we're not offering organic asparagus right now. ~Jean at Earthbound

Jan
26
Where are your coupons?
By: david

Where are your coupons?

Jan
27
Coupons
By: jean

David - when we have a coupon offer active, you'll find it on the main Organic Bound page (www.ebfarm.com/organic-bound). Scroll to the bottom of the page; if we have a coupon, it will be the first thing up in the bottom section. Right now we have coupons twice a month. ~Jean at Earthbound

Jan
27
I keep having problems
By: heather.berg2

I keep having problems printing coupons this last month or two. Very sad.

Jan
27
Problems
By: jean

Heather, check out our Coupon Help page at https://www.ebfarm.com/coupon-help-FAQ for tips on how to work around printing problems. If it still doesn't work for you, please email me directly at OB@ebfarm.com. ~Jean at Earthbound

Sep
13
Was so happy to find the
By: ltsims

Was so happy to find the coupons for EB!  Happiness turned to frustration because I couldn't get them to print!!!  :)  Went to help page for the coupons, tried different browser, still the same.  Made sure everything was connected (first thing I checked).  Really disappointed, EB is expensive and with coupons I can justify it.  Please look into this problem!!!  Thanks, Lynn

Sep
13
Lynn S - coupon print problem
By: jean

Lynn, I'm sorry you had problems with our coupon. Check out our Coupon Help page for troubleshooting tips (hint: it's often a problem with Java). If you try those ideas and still can't get your coupon, please email us at OB@ebfarm.com and we'll do our best to help.  ~Jean at Earthbound

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