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Cucumber & Orchard Pear Tzatziki

Take this tasty recipe home with you as a Mediterranean appetizer to suit your next meal! What’s worth celebrating is the fresh list of ingredients that signal a guilt-free snack you won’t be able to get enough of. Even better, whipping up this Tzatziki up in the kitchen will be a breeze. After all required ingredients are chopped or minced, simply combine them and stir it all together. Be sure to adjust the seasoning to your taste. Drizzle this sauce on your next gyro or serve with naan on the side! Enjoy and Happy Cooking!

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Cucumber & Orchard Pear Tzatziki

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (full fat or 2%)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or passed through garlic press
  • 2 tsp cilantro, chopped finely
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 large Poona Kheera (if you can’t find, try subbing a Persian cucumber and 1 quarter of an Asian pear), grated, strained in colander Squeeze cucumber to insure excess liquid is removed.

Stir all ingredients together. Taste to adjust seasoning and salt. Drizzle with extra olive oil and serve with naan.


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An escape to The Lodge will allow you to re-discover your passions or uncover new hobbies, and to leave feeling re-invigorated and re-energized. By offering choices for relaxation, fitness and wellness classes, outdoor adventures, creative discovery workshops, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings as well as opportunities for personal development through unique speakers and events, a pathway to awakening is beckoning.


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Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Popcorn

As the leaves change and the temperature cools, try switching up your menu a bit too! The best menus reflect a seasonal diet – one the is in tune with the current harvest. So, gather what remains from the your garden’s squash harvest for some Butternut Squash Soup with a Spice Popcorn garnish. What I particularly love about this recipe is that it combines a autumn classic with a surprising twist for an extra crunch. Enjoy!

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Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Popcorn

Ingredients:

For the soup:

  • 2-3 butternut squash, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Spanish onion, chopped
  • 2-3 apples, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 knob of celery root, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp. blended oil Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

For the popcorn:

  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme and sage
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 quarts of vegetable stock
  • 1 container of soy milk
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 quart of popped popcorn (spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and maple sugar)

Directions:

  1. Sauté first four ingredients in vegetable oil for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, thyme and sage.
  3. Add buttermilk, vegetable stock, soy milk and maple syrup and simmer until squash is tender.
  4. Blend until smooth and top off with spiced popcorn as garnish.

Check out Executive Chef Josh Tomson’s Chef Spotlight Page on Recipe Redo and be sure to follow The Lodge at Woodloch on Facebook and Twitter!

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The Lodge at Woodloch embraces a philosophy of personal awakening. As so many individuals get swept up in the whirlwind of life, our luxury Poconos resort gives you an opportunity to shift from your everyday routine and re-focus on yourself. You are able to reconnect to creative and stress-relieving outlets that will continue to benefit you long after you leave.

An escape to The Lodge will allow you to re-discover your passions or uncover new hobbies, and to leave feeling re-invigorated and re-energized. By offering choices for relaxation, fitness and wellness classes, outdoor adventures, creative discovery workshops, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings as well as opportunities for personal development through unique speakers and events, a pathway to awakening is beckoning.


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Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Loving this find from Executive Chef Josh Tomson! Whether you make this for an upcoming Meatless Monday or a weekend get together, you’ll love this healthy alternative. Happy cooking and enjoy!

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Quinoa Black Bean Burger

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of black beans
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 onions small dice (cooked)
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 4 cloves mashed roasted garlic
  • 2 zucchini shredded & squeezed
  • 3 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 tsp vegetable stock powder
  • 4 tsp tamari or Japanese Dressing
  • 4 oz oat flour or more oil for frying

Directions:

Drain and rinse the beans, blend ½ in a food processor. Add cooked quinoa, finely diced onions and zucchini along with curry powder, cumin, vegetable stock powder, tamari, roasted garlic and oat flour. Mix carefully with your hands or with a fork (hand mixing recommended). Form patties. Bake 5-6 minutes at 400 degrees. Sear to order in preferred healthy cooking oil.


Check out Executive Chef Josh Tomson’s Chef Spotlight Page on Recipe Redo and be sure to follow The Lodge at Woodloch on Facebook and Twitter!

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The Perfect Weekend Getaway from New York City

The Lodge at Woodloch embraces a philosophy of personal awakening. As so many individuals get swept up in the whirlwind of life, our luxury Poconos resort gives you an opportunity to shift from your everyday routine and re-focus on yourself. You are able to reconnect to creative and stress-relieving outlets that will continue to benefit you long after you leave.

An escape to The Lodge will allow you to re-discover your passions or uncover new hobbies, and to leave feeling re-invigorated and re-energized. By offering choices for relaxation, fitness and wellness classes, outdoor adventures, creative discovery workshops, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings as well as opportunities for personal development through unique speakers and events, a pathway to awakening is beckoning.


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Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Inspired by the fruits to come from the new 65- tree Orchard at The Lodge at Woodloch’s Blackmore Farm, Executive Chef Josh Tomson shares his favorite Apple Cider Vinaigrette – perfect for finishing a salad of fresh greens.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons organic raw apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 Teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 Teaspoon minced shallot
  • 1/4 cup canola or blended oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Himalayan pink salt

Directions:

Place vinegar, cider, mustard, honey, thyme and shallot in a bowl. Slowly whisk in oil until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Check out Executive Chef Josh Tomson’s Chef Spotlight Page on Recipe Redo and be sure to follow The Lodge at Woodloch on Facebook and Twitter!

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The Perfect Weekend Getaway from New York City

The Lodge at Woodloch embraces a philosophy of personal awakening. As so many individuals get swept up in the whirlwind of life, our luxury Poconos resort gives you an opportunity to shift from your everyday routine and re-focus on yourself. You are able to reconnect to creative and stress-relieving outlets that will continue to benefit you long after you leave.

An escape to The Lodge will allow you to re-discover your passions or uncover new hobbies, and to leave feeling re-invigorated and re-energized. By offering choices for relaxation, fitness and wellness classes, outdoor adventures, creative discovery workshops, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings as well as opportunities for personal development through unique speakers and events, a pathway to awakening is beckoning.