6 Winter Dinner Ideas for January

Now that we’re in the heart of winter, there’s nothing like a hot, home-cooked meal to gently wind down your day. Here are 6 wholesome dinner ideas created with Philosophie Superfoods (like Green Dream + Cacao Bee!) to ensure you’re getting in plenty of nutrients, while also savoring each + every bite!

 

1) Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Gather This:

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • ¾ cup quinoa
  • 1 ¾ cup chicken broth (or veggie broth)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + pepper
  • 1 chopped jalapeño
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • ½ tablespoon Cacao Bee Honey
  • cilantro, chopped (topping)
  • cotija cheese (optional topping)
  • salsa (topping)
  • guacamole (topping)

Do This:

Stir quinoa and broth together, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat to low and then simmer covered for 20 minutes (or until quinoa is light + fluffy)!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, add the olive oil, onion, garlic, and jalapeño, and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the tomato and lime juice and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the beans and cheese to the quinoa mixture and stir, combining all ingredients. Add 1/2 tablespoon of Cacao Bee Honey.

Half the peppers lengthwise and remove seeds, adding ½ cup of mixture per pepper. Top with cilantro and bake covered with foil for 35 minutes. Add more cojita cheese and bake for another 10 minutes or so until the cheese is lightly browned. Top with chopped cilantro, cotija cheese (if using), salsa, and guac of your choice!


2) Green Dream Chickpea Pasta

Gather This:

Do This:

Follow directions for cooking the pasta shells on the box.

While the shells are cooking, brown the ground turkey or beef (or vegan "beef"). Chop the garlic and onions and then cook the onion for 3 minutes on medium. Add garlic and cook for another 3 minutes.

Drain fat from the meat and combine the garlic + onion mixture with your favorite marinara sauce, with the Green Dream stirred in.

Combine pasta shells and sauce, add chopped basil + parmesan (if using), and enjoy!  

 

3) Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup

Gather This:

  • 1 box of chicken broth (or veggie broth)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 package of lentils, already cooked (Trader Joe's has a great one)
  • 1 pound of spicy (or non-spicy for kiddos) sausage, browned in skillet and then drained (or vegan sausage)
  • 1 tablespoon of thyme,
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of Cacao Bee Honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper (to taste)

Do This:

Brown meat or vegan sausage in skillet, drain, and set aside. Meanwhile, chop onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Cook carrots, onion, and celery together with olive oil for 5 minutes. Add spices, lentils, meat/vegan sausage, and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 15 minutes, top with Cacao Bee, and enjoy!

 

4) Pesto Turkey Burgers

Gather This:

For the Pesto:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup cashews
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup of basil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Bragg's organic sea kelp delight (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional) 

For the Turkey Burgers:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey (or vegan ground turkey)
  • Sprouted whole grain burger buns (these are my fave!)
  • Sliced mozzarella (or vegan mozzarella)

Do This:

Combine pesto ingredients in a high-speed blender. Form the ground turkey (or vegan turkey) into patties and grill for 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on your preference. Grill or toast the hamburger buns for 1 minute on each inside, add the cooked patty, sliced mozzarella, and top with pesto sauce!

 

5) Lemon Artichoke Foil-Wrapped Chicken

Gather This:

Do This:

Lay out one sheet of 12 x 12 foil per chicken breast or Chick'n and place them in the center with 3 stalks of asparagus for each packet.

Season with salt + pepper, oregano, garlic, and juice of ¼ of a lemon per chicken breast or Chick'n piece. Top with 3 artichoke hearts and ¼ teaspoon Green Dream. Then fold foil upwards like a present and double fold the ends to seal the packet.

Bake in a large baking pan, on 400 degrees for 35 minutes.

 

6) "Empty the Fridge" Coconut Curry Recipe

Gather This:

  • 4 cans coconut milk
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 1 parsnip
  • 2 cups carrots
  • 2 cups green beans
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 3 small squash
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • crushed garlic x 1 ½ teaspoons
  • fresh ginger 1 inch chopped
  • garam masala
  • turmeric
  • cumin
  • Bragg's sea kelp seasoning
  • curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

Do This:

Add all ingredients (vegetables, milk, then spices) to a crock pot and cook on high for approximately 4 hours. After your curry's cooked, add the Green Dream, serve up in your favorite bowl, and ENJOY!

 

Which of these wholesome dinners will you be cooking up this winter? Let us know on Twitter with #MyPhilosophie!

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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Cloudy days call for soup and lots of it. Here at Philosophie HQ, we love creating soups with full, rich flavors that have grounding and soothing properties. Everything is created with careful love and intention. The best part? They’re so easy to reciprocate right in your own kitchen!

This is a gorgeous creamy butternut squash soup with a delicious savory flavor. We've added Green Dream Superfood Blend (of course!) for extra superfoods and protein. Gently warm it up as the cold approaches. Don’t heat it too much or too long so the enzymes stay alive and well! 

Homemade Butternut Squash Soup

Do This:

1 butternut squash (peeled, seeded, and cubed into 1-inch pieces)

2 ½ cup vegetable broth

3 garlic cloves (peeled)

2 small shallots or 1/2 sweet onion (peeled + halved)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp Green Dream Superfood Blend

1/2 tsp sea salt


Gather This:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prep veggies by tossing with olive oil and placing on roasting pan or rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast veggies for 45 minutes, stirring once or twice and cooking until squash is tender. Remove any shallot, onion, or garlic that seems to be over-roasting. Remove and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Place squash and shallots in blender/food processor and blend until creamy. In a large pot, place blended mix and add broth and salt. Cook on medium-low until heated through, adding more broth or water as needed. Taste for seasoning, stir in Green Dream and top with pumpkin seeds. ENJOY!

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

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Baked Brussels Salad with Green Superfood Dressing

Baked Brussels Salad with Green Superfood Dressing

Green veggie salads are NOTHING to be scared of. They can be just as delicious, nutritious and satisfying as any other salad. This baked brussels salad is perfect for those chilly afternoons and it is AMAZING! Make it with family, friends or as a wholesome lunch for just yourself. Add Green Dream to an anchovy oil dressing (TRUST US!), which melts anchovies in their oil then is added in with tahini, lemon and parsley, and creates one of the most savory, satisfying dressings you’ll ever have on a baked salad. 


This roasted brussels salad will feel like a ceasar salad but with a bit fresher and brighter texture. A Green Dream dressing will add an extra dose of nutrients and plant protein. The ingredient list may look long but totally worth it for a salad this filling and flavorful.

Brussel Sprout Salad

Gather This:

1 15 oz. can of chickpeas

1 tbsp za’atar seasoning

1 & ¼ lbs brussels sprouts (approx. 5 cups)

FOR THE DRESSING

1 tin anchovies (optional but so tasty!)

2 cloves garlic minced or grated with a microplane

1 tsp Green Dream

½ cup tahini

1 lemon for juicing

½ cup flat leaf parsley finely chopped

¼ cup cold water


Do This:

Preheat your oven to 400°F.

Drain and rinse chickpeas. Dry them well before adding them to a food processor. Pulse until they form chickpea "crumbs." Spread out evenly on a baking sheet.

Generously drizzle the chickpea crumbs with olive oil, then toss in the za'atar and season with salt. Toss with your hands until everything is coated.

Thinly slice brussel sprouts and add them to a separate baking sheet. You want them to have enough space on the pan to breathe and crisp up, so feel free to use two baking sheets if needed. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Add the chickpeas and the brussel sprouts to the oven, with the chickpeas on the highest rack. Bake the brussel sprouts for 20-22 minutes, and the chickpeas for 25-30 minutes or until dry and crisp.

Green Superfood Dressing

While the brussel sprouts and chickpeas are roasting, make the GREEN DREAM DRESSING.

Put a small saucepan on medium low heat. Add in just the oil from the tin of anchovies, and let it heat up. Then add the anchovies to the pan, they should immediately sizzle and begin to "melt" into the oil.

Add the grated garlic into the pan with the anchovy oil. Cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until you can no longer taste any raw garlic. This will look like a thick paste.

Add this paste, the tahini, the juice from one lemon, the Green Dream and the parsley to a bowl. Combine everything to a blender for a light green sauce. 


Remove the brussel sprouts and chickpea crumble from the oven. Drizzle a good amount of the dressing onto the brussel sprouts and give them a toss in the pan.

To serve, pile the brussel sprouts into two bowls. Sprinkle the chickpea crumbles on top. ENJOY!

Baked Brussel Salad

Sweet & Simple Bone Broth Hot Chocolate

Bone Broth Superfood Hot Chocolate

Who says bone broth can’t be sweet? Bone Broth Hot Chocolate is the PERFECT excuse to satisfy your coco cravings while supporting your health & nutrition. This creamy, gut-friendly, sweet drink is the perfect way to boost you mid-day or end your day. Collagen-rich bone broth combined with our Cacao Magic Superfood Blend AND Cosmic Elixir Collagen + Adaptogen Blend will have you and your gut do a little happy dance.


If you’re a fan of rich cacao lattes, THIS is for you! You can also add superfood honey for extra sweetness but the slightly spicy & savory flavor combined with a rich chocolate flavor is one you can’t miss, plus a list of nutrients that you’ll never find in traditional hot chocolate.

Bone Broth Hot Chocolate

Gather This:

1 cup plain bone broth (we love using Owl Venice)

2 tbsp Cacao Magic

1 tbsp Cosmic Elixir

½ cup nut milk or canned coconut milk (we added 1-2 tbsp coconut cream)

Optional: 1 tbsp superfood honey


Do This:

Whisk everything together in a pot over low to medium heat. Adjust sweetness with honey. Pour into a mug and top with vegan whipped cream then ENJOY!

Bone Broth Hot Coco

 

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Mixed Berry Oats Bowl

 

Mixed Berry Oat Bowl

When you step up your oats game and get this beauty in a bowl. It’s berry season and I’m all about it. This oats breakfast is super sweet and just what you need to make your mornings better.

Raspberries and blueberries make such an amazing combination and when tossed with Berry Bliss, you can’t go wrong. Kids love this brekkie because it’s like desert in a bowl! Psst. Mama loves it too.

Mixed Berry Oats Breakfast

 

Gather This:

½ cup organic oats

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond mylk or milk of choice

1 tsp Berry Bliss Superfood Blend

1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey

½ tsp cinnamon

½ cup organic berries (we opted for raspberries + blueberries, but use whatever you like!)


Do This:

Combine almond mylk and oats over medium heat and cook according to the package. Once finished, add 1 tsp Berry Bliss + Berry Bee Honey, a scoop of collagen, and the cinnamon, then stir all ingredients well. Remove cooked oats and place them in a bowl, sprinkle organic berries on top and an extra drizzle of Berry Bee Honey if you wish! Enjoy!

Berry Bliss Oats Bowl

 

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Superfood Collagen + Cacao Date Nut Loaf Cake

Superfood Collagen + Cacao Date Nut Loaf Cake
Nothing goes better with coffee and teas in the morning than a sweet baked treat. But MANY nut breads & cakes are full of processed ingredients and processed sugars. This recipe for Superfood Collagen + Cacao Date Nut Loaf Cake is not only delicious, but it's also dairy-free, gluten-free AND sugar-free.
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Rather than relying on store-bought baked goods to get your morning sweet fix, bake up a loaf of this superfood loaf made with our Cacao Magic, raw superfood honey, coconut oil, almond milk, coconut flour, dates, golden berries, and walnuts (total BRAIN FOOD), plus our Cosmic Elixir collagen blend for any more mood-boosting and beautifying nutrients. Not only is this bread super energizing, healing, and scrumptious, it also makes for the perfect on the go-snack or breakfast addition! 
Cacao + Date Nut Loaf
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Gather This:
2 eggs
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons almond milk
2 tbsp Cacao Bee Honey or Cosmic Dream Honey
2 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood Blend
1 tbsp Cosmic Elixir
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sifted coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup heaped of chopped dates and golden berries
1/3 cup chopped and soaked walnuts

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    Do This: 
    Preheat the oven to 350. In a bowl, mix up the Cacao Magic, Cosmic Elixir, baking powder and coconut flour. Then in a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, coconut oil, almond milk, honey of choice, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Pour in the flour slowly, stirring the mixture until smooth, and then toss in the dates, berries, and walnuts, and mix again. Move the mixture into a loaf pan and then bake for about 30 to 40 minutes. 
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    Superfood Collagen + Cacao Date Nut Loaf Cake
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    Turmeric Collagen Latte
    Take your turmeric latte to the next level by infusing it with our Cacao Magic trio of products (superfood blend, coconut butter & honey) and a spoonful of our collagen superfood blend, Cosmic Elixir! By adding in collagen, you're ensuring that your body receives enough of this key building block that's responsible for healthy skin, hair, nails, bones, AND joints.
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    Our bodies can't make enough collagen on their own, so supporting it with adaptogens and collagen is a must. Collagen is taste free so I love adding it to a turmeric latte that's also got a touch of chocolate from our nutrient-rich, mood boosting Cacao Magic blend.
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    By combining these high vibrational superfoods, you'll have a beautifying, anti-inflammatory, mid-day pick-me-up that's super yummy hot or iced! 
    Turmeric Superfood Cacao Collagen Latte
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    1 cup coconut milk
    1 spoonful of Cosmic Elixir
    1/2 teaspoon Cacao Magic Superfood Blend
    1 tablespoon Coconut Magic Coconut Butter
    1 teaspoon Cacao Bee Honey
    1 tablespoon turmeric powder
    1 tablespoon vanilla bean powder or extract
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      Do This:
      Add all ingredients into a blender and blend well. Enjoy warmed on the stove top, or over ice!
      Philosophie Superfood Turmeric Collagen Latte
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