Oatly Considers IPO and Sale, Brandless Shutters + More

Source: VegNews

Every week we track the business, tech and investment trends in CPG, retail, restaurants, agriculture, cooking and health, so you don’t have to. Here are some of this week’s top headlines.

After witnessing Beyond Meat’s successful IPO last May, Oatly is now looking into various funding options and possible exit scenarios, including an IPO in the next 18 to 24 months. The brand could raise as much as $100 million from international investors, along with $20 million from existing investors.

Major headlines in retail this week, with news of DTC company Brandless shutting down less than two years after SoftBank’s Vision Fund said it would invest $240 million in the startup. Row 7 announced a partnership with Wegmans to bring their specialty pr… Read More

Swedish Cinnamon Bread (Kanellängd) with Swedish Pearl Sugar

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Kanellängd ~ Swedish Bread with Cinnamon and Pearl Sugar
Kanellängd or Swedish Bread topped with Swedish Pearl Sugar is one of my favorite treats of the holiday season. My friend Susan makes loaves of this delicious bread, and I always try to remain a permanent friend so I’m on the bread list. Ha ha. We’ve always wanted to get together to bake this super pretty bread, and 2018 was finally the year!

This recipe is really special – Susan’s mother-in-law brought her recipe from Sweden when she immigrated to America. Susan’s husband Rick remembers making bread every holiday season – this was before the ubiquitous Kitchen Aid mixer with dough hook so he remembers lots of mixing and kneading. I found recipes online and some have cinnamon and cardamom. But Rick’s mom didn’t like cardamom so that got nixed. I … Read More

Cauliflower Wings

These incredible and incredibly simple, crunchy, baked Cauliflower Wings are sublimely sticky courtesy of the flavourful ginger and garlic P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Teriyaki glaze. I am thrilled to have this Asian-inspired recipe sponsored by Conagra Foods. All photos and opinions remain- as always- my own.

Cauliflower wings: cauliflower baked (yes, baked!) until crispy then tossed with sublimely sticky Teriyaki sauce creates the best vegetarian wings you’ve ever tasted. Served as an appetizer or a main dish, Cauliflower Wings will win over vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

Cauliflower Hot Wings

Vegetarian wings. Made with cauliflower.

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Jell-O Christmas Trees

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Jell-O Christmas Trees are easy to make, fun to eat, and super pretty! I just like all things Jello! This is two simple layers of Jell-O, one mixed with a can of evaporated milk, and cut into triangles. If you want, you can add some sprinkles right before serving. 
012-2018_12_Jello-Christmas-TreesI’ve had this recipe in my “To Make” files for years…so happy to finally make it! I can image doing this for many holidays – pinkish and reds for Valentines Day, Blue and Blue for a Dodgers game, pastel colors for Easter, and more! 
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12 “Days” of Food Storage Christmas (for Free or Cheap!)

Are you looking for last minute gift ideas? Would you like to encourage your family or friends to be a little more prepared without breaking the bank? Here are a few cheap or free ideas you can use that go along with the themes of our BabySteps. Pick one or two, or give them all! You can start on Christmas and go for 12 days, or just use it as a starting point for ideas. I hope this helps you think of some creative ways to share your love of preparedness with your loved ones this year.

Download all 12 Days of Tags and Labels here

DAY 1: Emergency Preparedness

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Moroccan-Spiced Pork Roast – Previously “On the Lamb”

This amazing Moroccan-spiced pork recipe is actually adapted from a classic North African technique for roasting leg of lamb. And while the spice-rub is incredible with either meat, by using this approach, we’re not only saving a few dollars, but also, your average American holiday dinner guest is probably more likely to prefer roasted pork to the slightly more exotic lamb. And yes, in case someone asks, that’s our official reason, verses the saving money part.

To read the rest of Chef John’s in-depth article about this Moroccan-spiced pork loin recipe, please follow this link to become a member.

Follow this link to get the complete, printable written recipe for this Moroccan-spiced pork loin recipe! 

And, as always, enjoy! 

If you want more information about why the blog format has changed, and why we’re now offering complete written recipes, please read all about that here. 

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Fresh Strawberry Daifuku Mochi

Strawberries, Sweetened Red Beans, and Mochi = YUMMY
Hello! I’ve always wanted to make Fresh Strawberry Daifuku Mochi and finally made it! When I posted photos to Instagram, several people asked for the recipe. I felt I couldn’t just give you the recipe because there’s some technique involved. So, here is a video of me making Strawberry Daifuku Mochi. It’s a fresh strawberry covered with anko (sweetened red Azuki beans, smooth texture), covered with mochi made with Koda Farms Mochiko sweet rice flour.

This video uses the microwave method. You can search the interwebs for a steamed method. I adapted recipes and techniques from Just One Cookbook, Bon Appetit, and my 40+ years of mochi making experience with my family. Also, I worked in a mochi & manju shop while in high school (Sakura-ya in Gardena, CA – um, seriously the best mochi in Southern California), and I helped make mochi during their busy New Year’s holiday season.

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Your favorite food storage and preparedness products are all ON SALE and I’ve done a Black Friday/Cyber Monday round-up for you.

Some deals are products I’m offering through my online store, others are links to sales I’ve found on the web that you may be interested in.  If you are looking for anything in particular please don’t hesitate to reach out and I can help you with some recommendations or with a link to a deal!

Thrive Life Sale:  LAST DAY

Thrive’s Black Friday sale has been going on for the past week but it ends TODAY!  A few things have gone out of stock already but there are still lots of great deals to be found.  

Click here to shop the sales now!

Don’t forget if you want to get free shipping (with orders o… Read More