November 26, 2014
Tomorrow is the day where we gather around loved ones, give thanks for the time together, and eat lots of food. Isn’t that why Thanksgiving is so great? We’ve come up with three delicious recipes to add to your Thanksgiving feast, all using products from the Trade as One Fall subscription box. The recipes are savory, they’re sweet, and they’re downright delicious. But the best part is that by including these products in your Thanksgiving meal you’re sharing the power of Fair Trade with those you love most while honoring the hard work of the farmers and producers who made each and every product. So let’s get started, shall we?
Sarah’s Spicy Spit Pea Soup
This Split Pea Soup is made by Women’s Bean Project, and organization who works to bring chronically unemployed and incarcerated women out of poverty and into employment through making gourmet food.
Here’s what you do: Gather the Split Pea Soup, 4-6 carrots, one medium onion, 4 cups of vegetable or chicken broth, and 2 cups water, and spices (included).
Rinse the beans in cold water, and put them in a large pot. Add the broth and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about one hour. While the beans are cooking, chop and saute the carrots and the onions in olive oil until tender. Once the peas are tender, add the carrots, onions, and spice packet. Mix well. Tip: to make the soup even more spicy, add a bit of curry powder to taste!
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Roasted Vegetables with Honey and Rooibos Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
This Balsamic Vinegar is made in South Africa by Cape Treasures, a brand of Turqle Trading and a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. They ensure producers maintain fair labour and wage practices, and pay 2.5% of the export price of this product to the Fair Trade Trust for the education of the workers and their families.
To start, gather some of your favorite vegetables! We gathered carrots, onions, brussel sprouts, turnips, and beets. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit, and start cutting and quartering vegetables evenly. Spread vegetables on a baking pan and drizzle olive oil and salt and pepper.
Toss them in the oven and let them cook for 30-45 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. Once vegetables are tender, remove from oven and drizzle with Honey and Rooibos Balsamic Vinegar Reduction.
Cindy’s Sinfully Chocolate Brownies
These chocolate Brownies are nice, fudgy, and sweet, but the lives they positively impact make them even sweeter. They’re also produced by Women’s Bean Project, where in addition to employment, women in the program are given life skills and job readiness training so that when they graduate for the program, they’re equipped with the necessary skills for a new life! All of the women behind Women’s Bean Project products sign their name on the packages, making it easy to give a quick thanks to the person behind your brownies before digging in.
To start. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather 4-6 tablespoons of butter (use 6 for a more fudge like texture seen in the photos), two eggs, and the brownie mix. Lightly heat the butter until soft and mostly melted, and add both eggs. Mix well. Slowly add brownie mix until well blended. Grease an 8×8 pan and add brownie mix. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Removed and let cool. Tip: spread Barefoot and Chocolate Dark Chocolate and Almond Spread with Sea Salt for an even more delicious treat!)
Want to give this as a gift?
All of the products found here are from the Trade as One subscription. To give this as a one time gift, check out our Gift of Good! It has everything found in the Trade as One Fall subscription, but without the subscription– it was last year’s best selling gift! Check out our Pinterest board to see everything in this box.
Note: we switch to our Winter Box next month, so if you want to give the Fall Box as the Gift of Good, order before December 1st!