Celebrate Slow Cooking Month

January is Slow Cooking Month - Visit ShilohFarms.com for recipes & ideas!

January has been designated “Slow Cooking Month”, typically a time to share tried & true slow-cooker recipes (and believe us, we are big fans of this handy appliance). Here at Shiloh Farms, it is also an ideal opportunity to highlight the idea of “Slow Food” – dishes made from scratch using whole food ingredients and traditional techniques.


Many of us have treasured memories centered around the kitchen: stories shared around the kitchen counter, cherished recipes passed through the generations, and aromas and flavors that transport us to a specific place and time. However, in this age of on-the-go living, many of these traditions are being lost in favor of fast food, grab and go, and heat and serve.


There is certainly a place for these convenient options (no one has the time to make a meal from scratch every night!), but during these slow days of winter, why not take a lazy Saturday or quiet Sunday and try your hand at making Traditional Red Beans & Rice, cooked low and slow on the stovetop; forego the instant oatmeal in favor of a hearty, whole grain breakfast; or ditch the packaged mix and bake a cake from scratch instead? You may just find that the time spent, and memories made, will make the finished product taste even better!


To start you on your “Slow Food” journey, we’ve taken 25% off our Heirloom Grains, Beans, and PureLiving Sprouted Flours! Stop by ShilohFarms.com through January and save!

January: Save 25% on Heirloom Grains, Beans, & Flours from Shiloh Farms & PureLiving!

On-the-Go Summer Eats

Shiloh Farms Signature Trail Mix: Organic Chocolate Chips, Cranberries, Turkish Apricots, Pumpkin Seeds, & Toasted Cashews

Whether packing for a day at the beach, a hike in the woods, or just a picnic at your local park, summer is a season for easy, portable, grab & go fare. But don’t fall into the trap of reaching for greasy bag of potato chips or fast-food hamburger. Try some of our favorite ideas for ensuring that your on-the-go dining is wholesome & healthy, too!


Pita pockets are our go-to when it comes to portable meals & the possibilities are endless! Heading out for an early-morning trek? Slather on some nut butter & fill with fresh fruit. Sprinkle on some shredded coconut & sunflower seeds for a nutritious & filling on-the-go breakfast, ready in 5 minutes!


Mason jars make a perfect container for grab & go salads. Make a big batch of lentils, garbanzo beans, or your favorite whole grain, then portion out into individual jar salads for the whole week! Follow this basic formula: dressing on bottom, then grains or beans followed by chopped veggies, then top with lettuce, cheese, nuts, & seeds. When ready to eat, just shake it all up & enjoy!


Put that mason jar to a sweeter use with a deliciously simple chia pudding. Just mix together chia seeds & milk (or your preferred non-dairy milk) in a 1:4 ratio, add sweetener to taste, & refrigerate overnight. The next morning, top with fresh fruit & you’re ready to go!


There’s a reason why trail mix is a summer snacking staple: it’s a tasty treat that is also quick, convenient, & super-portable. Try one of our suggested combinations or use your own preferred mix of nutsfruit, & seeds – just don’t forget the chocolate chips!


When you want a crunchy, salty snack, our Mini Pretzels are the perfect alternative to potato chips. Trying to avoid salt? Not to worry – we have salt-free options, too!

Shiloh Farms Mini Oat Bran, Mini Organic Spelt Pretzels

Go Nuts for Nuts!

Shiloh Farms Organic & Non-GMO Nuts

We all know that nuts taste great & are an excellent source of protein, fiber, & heart-healthy fatty acids. But have you ever considered just how versatile they are? Try some of our sweet & savory ideas:


• Toast nuts in a dry pan to enhance their natural flavor. Chop & sprinkle over smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, or even ice cream!

• Add crunch & texture to salads, roasted vegetables, pasta dishes, or whole grain pilafs.

• Make your own customized nut butter. Pulse in a food processor until a thick paste forms, then sweeten with honey & season with salt to taste. Have fun with the flavorings – try adding cocoa, cinnamon, or other spices!

• Combine your favorite nuts, seeds, & dried fruits (& maybe even some of our Organic Dark Chocolate Chips!) for a quick & easy trail mix.

Grind nuts into a flour to be added to breads, muffins, & other baked goods.

• Puree nuts with fresh herbs, parmesan, & olive oil for a simple pesto to serve with pasta, top steamed vegetables, or spread on sandwiches. Go classic with pine nuts or experiment with walnuts, almonds, or even hazelnuts!

• Coarsely chop nuts & add to breadings for fish, chicken, or vegetables.

• Try homemade nut-milk: Soak nuts overnight, then puree with filtered water until smooth. Add a little salt & sweetener of choice to taste. Strain & enjoy!

Shiloh Farms Organic Hazelnuts