Monthly Archives: March 2018

Jeff's Naturals Olives

Jeff’s Naturals Can Now Be Purchased Online at Jejo’s Market!

When it comes to shopping and meal planning, we think convenience is a good thing. That’s why we were thrilled to learn that Jejo’s Market, a wholesome food and wellness products e-commerce retailer, has recently added products from the Jeff’s Naturals all-natural line of olives, peppers, artichoke hearts, capers and sun-dried tomatoes.

That’s right, you can now purchase your favorite Jeff’s Naturals products from our comprehensive collection of pantry staples to use in your favorite meals when you click here.

Jejo's Market is an e-commerce retailer offering healthy food and wellness products

Jejo’s Market is keeping with current health-conscious eating trends by offering consumers new ways to shop for natural and organic options from the convenience of their own computer or smart device. Jeff’s Naturals products are a natural fit for the company since our products are certified non-GMO, certified gluten-free and certified vegan (*excluding our cheese stuffed olives) and contain no preservatives, additives, sulfites, artificial colors or flavors.

Here’s a tip: Jejo’s Market offers free shipping for orders over $49! Visit our brand page and stock up on your favorites today!

Crock Pot Vegetable Lasagne

Fresh From Jeff’s Kitchen: Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna

For busy families, the slow cooker can be a real time and energy saver. There is nothing more comforting than coming home and having a delicious, hot meal ready to for the whole family to enjoy. This slow-cooker vegetable lasagna recipe makes for an easy dinner and puts a nutritious and delicious Mediterranean twist on a comfort food classic. All you will need are some fresh veggies from your local farmers market or grocery store and some everyday pantry items like marinara sauce, lasagna noodles and of course,  jars of your favorite Jeff’s Naturals Mediterranean pantry staples.

This recipe calls for Sliced Golden Greek Peperoncini, but feel free to add your own flavors like Organic Sliced Greek Kalamata Olives,  Roasted Bell Pepper Strips, Marinated Artichoke Hearts and more!

Crock Pot Vegetable Lasagne
Sometimes a classic recipe needs a little extra something! Try layering your favorite lasagna with sliced peperoncini for a new dimension of flavor.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 12 servings

INGREDIENTS
4 c. or 2 jars marinara sauce
2 c. water
2 zucchini, diced into 1/2″ cubes
1 medium onion, diced
1 yellow squash, diced into 1/2″ cubes
1/2 eggplant, diced into 1/2″ cubes
16 oz. Sliced Golden Greek Peperoncini, drained
30 oz. ricotta cheese
1 tsp oregano
1/4 c. parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
16 oz. lasagna noodles (regular, not oven-ready)
16 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
non-stick spray
Italian parsley, for garnish (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
In a large saucepan, bring the marinara sauce and 2 c. water to a simmer. Add the zucchini, onion, squash, eggplant and peperoncini and stew, on low, for 5-10 minutes.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the ricotta, oregano, parmesan and mozzarella. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste.

Spray the inside of a 2.5 qt. casserole crock pot* with non-stick spray and spread a thin layer of the sauce on the bottom. Place the lasagna noodles on top in a single layer. Some overlap is fine.

Spread about 1/3 of the ricotta mixture on top, then spoon the vegetable and sauce mixture on top of that. Sprinkle with a layer of mozzarella cheese.
Repeat this process two more times, ricotta, vegetables and sauce and mozzarella cheese.

On the top layer, place lasagna noodles, the remainder of the sauce and vegetables, then mozzarella cheese.

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Garnish with chopped Italian parsley (optional) and serve warm.

Expo West 2018…Here We Come!

The Jeff’s Naturals team is thrilled to be back at the Anaheim Convention Center this week for the natural food extravaganza known as “Expo West”.  The 37th annual Natural Products Expo West , happening March 9th through March 11th, is the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event!

If you are attending, we hope you will come visit us at Booth 5577, located in Hall E. Our knock-out olive bar will be open all three days, so come on by and sample Jeff’s Naturals Olives & Peppers  and Marinated Artichoke Hearts!

Look for the Jeff’s Naturals Expo West Booth!

 

Join us at the Annual Cocktail Party!

Perhaps more importantly, yes, Jeff’s Naturals and Lakewood Organic Juices will once again be hosting our annual cocktail party! The celebration of all things delicious begins on Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 PM and continues until 3:00 PM. We will have knockout cocktails (yes, with alcohol!) featuring Lakewood Organic’s mixer, and tantalizing Mediterranean snacks for all. So come join the party!

If you can’t make this year’s party, we’ll miss you! Make yourself a cocktail at home with the recipe below and follow the Jeff’s Naturals Instagram account & Jeff’s Naturals on Twitter to stay connected.  We’ll toast you from afar.