Thanks for purchasing a magic bag from us! You’ll likely open it and wonder what you can do with all of the wonderfully random ingredients you’ve added to your pantry in a bid to save the world from more waste. We’ve compiled a list below to help you get started.
What’s inside the Hawthorn Magic Bag?
Organic White Long Grain Rice
Organic white long grain rice is fluffy and dry when cooked and because of its low starch content, it separates easily without excessive stickiness. It is one of the most volatile rices and can be used for an array of recipes whether as a side, pilafs and salads.
Organic Rye Flakes
Organic rye flakes are a great antioxidant and are high in many essential vitamins and minerals. Try swapping oats for organic rye flakes in your porridge, you can blend them into your snack bars or energy balls and even as a rice or pasta substitute.
Organic Barley Flakes
Organic barley flakes are high in fibre as well as being rich in magnesium, iron and vitamin B6. They’re a versatile grain and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes or added to a hearty soup! It is most commonly used in breads, stew and health products.
Organic Rice Flakes
Organic rice flakes make a great choice for a gluten-free porridge or try your hand at some South Asian cooking. They promote a slow release of sugar into your bloodstream and keep you full for longer as well as being a great source of essential vitamins and minerals.
Organic Hulled Barley
Unlike the more common pearl barley, organic hulled barley is minimally processed and has only had its inedible outermost layer removed meaning more of the nutrition is preserved in the grain. They can be used in hot cereals, soups and stews, and as a substitute for rice and potatoes.
Organic semolina makes a healthier alternative to white flour with it containing high amounts of protein and fibre. It can be used to make pizza, bread, biscuit doughs and traditional pastas as well as gnocchi.
Organic Puffed Rice
Organic puffed rice is a great combination of high fibre, protein and complex carbs making it a healthy addition to your pantry. Whether you want to make crispy rice clusters or add it to your soups and salads for some added texture it will be sure to delight! They are perfect in the morning with any plant based milk or a great addition to a museli.
Remember to transfer your dry ingredients into an airtight container to help preserve their quality.
Fun Fact about the Hawthorn Tree
The hawthorn was widely believed to possess supernatural powers up until the 19th century.
Today it is illegal to plant a hawthorn that has not been grafted onto root stock that is resistant to fire blight disease. This disease kills the shoots of apples and pears and gives the plant the appearance of having been scorched by fire.
The essence of hawthorn has been used to treat cardiovascular problems in the West for at least 500 years.