Winter Panzanella Salad With Cornbread Croutons + A GIVEAWAY!

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Winter Panzanella Salad With Cornbread Croutons

It has been a very long time since I hosted a giveaway around here. I am beyond thrilled to let you know that the wonderful folks over at Turntable Kitchen hired me to create the recipe for their February pairing box. I had so much fun with it – the dreary and cold days are never ending in the Midwest this time of year so I let my imagination drift away to blissful summer days that revolve around endless afternoons with friends at the lake. The box was loosely inspired by summer camp – with a healthy Midwest vegetarian twist, of course (just my style). So, what I am trying to say is that this month’s pairing box is going to be a real treat that you won’t want to miss! I mean, it’s going to feature 3 never-before-seen Vegetarian ‘Ventures recipes! As an avid reader, I didn’t want you to miss out on these recipes so I’m giving you a chance to win a 3 month subscription to Turntable Kitchen’s pairing box which will start with the February box that I recipe developed for! What’s in the pairing box, you ask? Well here is what you get:

  • An exclusive 7″ vinyl
  • Digital mixtape
  • A premium ingredient
  • 3 seasonal recipes
  • Tasting notes

Here is a video to learn more about the pairing box (which, by the way, usually costs $75 for 3 months and I am offering a chance to win it FOR FREE below):

The Turntable Kitchen Pairings Box Experience from High Beam Media on Vimeo.

Okay, in case you aren’t sold yet, I’ve made a short list of reasons why you need this pairing box in your life:

  • It’s almost Valentine’s Day and this would be the perfect gift to impress that hot hipster that you’ve been trying to snag for months now
  • You are a vinyl enthusiastic and on a mission to collect every vinyl to ever be made so you must seek out these exclusive TTK 7″s immediately
  • YOLO. Treat Yo ‘Self. Whatever you want to call it, you love receiving gifts and this is a specially curated one that will arrive at your doorstep every month (until I cut you off…which will be in 3 months)
  • You like music and cooking. If that is the case then this is especially for you.
  • You always knew the coolest bands in college but then you got a corporate job and don’t have time for hobbies like rummaging through vinyl at record stores, hanging out in sweaty bars waiting for midnight sets to start, or reading every ‘rising artist’ article posted on Pitchfork. This delivers vinyl and mix tapes from new and upcoming bands right to your doorstep. (PS I should note that this scenario is highly unlikely because why would you have time for my wordy blog posts but not time for searching iTune’s daily ‘indie spotlight’ section or whatever they call it these days?)
  • You like cool stuff and this is cool and I am giving you the chance to potentially win this contest and try it out for free so why not?

(side note: Dang I’m good at this! It’s like I sell vinyl records for a living or something…)

Cool? Cool! Now enter this giveaway already!!

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Winter Panzanella Salad With Cornbread Croutons recipe below:

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Oh and here is a simple winter salad that is perfect with leftover cornbread or as an excuse to whip up a batch.

Winter Panzanella Salad With Cornbread Croutons + A GIVEAWAY!
A simple winter salad that is perfect with leftover cornbread or as an excuse to whip up a batch.
Course: Side
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Author: Shelly Westerhausen
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash , peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 onion , cute into 1 inch wedges
  • 3 cups brussel sprouts , halved
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt / Pepper
  • 3-4 Thyme Sprigs
  • Lemon or Orange Wedges
  • Parmesan , to spring on top (omit if vegan)
For the cornbread croutons:
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil , melted
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
Instructions
  1. For the cornbread: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 baking sheet with parchment paper. Squeeze the lemon juice into the milk and set aside for at least 5 minutes. Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the coconut oil, maple syrup, and milk mixture. Slowly whisk together the wet ingredients and then start incorporating the dry ingredients as you whisk until a thick batter is formed. Spread evenly in your baking pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  2. Slice the bread into 1 inch squares to make them ‘croutons’ and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Combine the crushed garlic with the olive oil and brush over the croutons. Stick on the toaster setting in your toaster oven for 5 minutes (or until browned) or into your boiler for 1-2 minutes or until crispy.
  3. For the veggies: Raise the oven temperature to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out the seedy insides of the butternut squash and cut it into 1 inch cubes. Transfer the butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, and onions to the prepared baking dish and lay out in a single layer. Top with olive oil, salt, pepper, and toss until everything is completely coated. Bake for 30 minutes or until the vegetables have softened and browned. Remove from heat and let cool. Toss with the cornbread croutons, a squirt of citrus, some parmesan (if using), and serve warm.

 

Serves 6 as a side or starter

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 onion, cute into 1 inch wedges
  • 3 cups brussel sprouts, halved
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt / Pepper
  • 3-4 Thyme Sprigs
  • Lemon or Orange Wedges
  • Parmesan, to spring on top (omit if vegan)

For the cornbread croutons:

  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove crushed

For the cornbread: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 baking sheet with parchment paper. Squeeze the lemon juice into the milk and set aside for at least 5 minutes. Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the coconut oil, maple syrup, and milk mixture. Slowly whisk together the wet ingredients and then start incorporating the dry ingredients as you whisk until a thick batter is formed. Spread evenly in your baking pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Slice the bread into 1 inch squares to make them ‘croutons’ and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Combine the crushed garlic with the olive oil and brush over the croutons. Stick on the toaster setting in your toaster oven for 5 minutes (or until browned) or into your boiler for 1-2 minutes or until crispy.

For the veggies: Raise the oven temperature to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out the seedy insides of the butternut squash and cut it into 1 inch cubes. Transfer the butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, and onions to the prepared baking dish and lay out in a single layer. Top with olive oil, salt, pepper, and toss until everything is completely coated. Bake for 30 minutes or until the vegetables have softened and browned. Remove from heat and let cool. Toss with the cornbread croutons, a squirt of citrus, some parmesan (if using), and serve warm.

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    February 10, 2015

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  • aspoonfulofnature
    February 10, 2015

    This looks amazing <3 And the pictures ara also incredibly well done 🙂

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  • Caroline
    February 10, 2015

    Love it. I would gift it to my little sister. Her bday is coming, she says she wants to cook more & this may be the gift that will get her to do that. Plus it is so very different & COOL! Hope we win!’

  • Sarah
    February 10, 2015

    Would definitely gift the pairings box to myself! Then I would use it as inspiration to cook for my loved ones.

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar
    February 10, 2015

    Oh wow!! so many gorgeous flavours in this salad. Love, love, love!

  • linepainterjane
    February 10, 2015

    Would most certainly gift this to my vinyl enthusiast/hoarder and poached egg aficionado, the boyfriend (who is attempting to broaden the cooking finesse beyond that of egg mastery). Admittedly, I would also benefit from the additions to our shared collection.

  • Rebecca
    February 10, 2015

    Am I allowed to say myself? Because I’d very much want this! 😀

  • Bradley N.
    February 10, 2015

    I would give the subscription to my boyfriend. He just recently started collecting vinyl and he loves it! We thought about buying a Turntable Kitchen subscription before but we weren’t sure if we were ready to take the plunge!

  • kaceytorres
    February 10, 2015

    I would totally gift this to myself! Music, recipes, and a special ingredient that comes to my doorstep every month?! Such a fun idea!

  • Jessie Snyder | Faring Well
    February 10, 2015

    THESE PHOTOS. I never thought pouring olive oil could look so etherial. Love love love. Inspiring me once more with your skills. And rad hookup with Turntable Kitchen!

  • Gabby @ the veggie nook
    February 10, 2015

    I would give this to my good friend who is obsessed with music and food and feeling little lonely this Valentine’s Day (silly girl though, because she’s amazing!). What a lovely giveaway and recipe!

  • Kerianne Taves
    February 10, 2015

    Would love to give this pairings box to my hubby for us to enjoy cooking and music together.

  • Angela Gannon
    February 10, 2015

    I have been wanting to try this but can’t afford it right now. I am always looking for new music and recipes 🙂

  • Muhammad Yusri
    February 10, 2015

    I’m going to be honest here and say that I would gift it to myself. I’ve only started this hobby of vinyl collecting a few weeks ago and winning this subscription would be the perfect opportunity for me to explore different and newer artists. I have been wanting to subscribe to the Pairing Box a while now but I never had the guts to actually try it out. Also, cooking happens to also be one of my favourite hobbies!

  • Michele LaRotonda
    February 10, 2015

    I would gift the pairing box to my father in law… He loves coffee, vinyl, and cooking almost as much as I do!

  • Meara
    February 10, 2015

    I would share it with my sister we both love cooking and music so very much!

  • Stephanie Kubala
    February 10, 2015

    This looks so good and I would love some tunes with my food!

  • Cassie
    February 10, 2015

    My husband needs this! He loves vinyl and I can cook more for him whilst listening to said vinyl.

  • kristie {birch and wild}
    February 10, 2015

    This is exactly want to eat right now. Like right now. I have all of the ingredients so I am going to go make it!

  • Christina
    February 10, 2015

    I would give it to my husband, since he has gifted several to me for Christmas. That way I can cook him delicious meals while listening to great music. I’m a big fan of TK- such a great blog and I’ve found so many new favorite artists from their site.

  • Sean Decker
    February 11, 2015

    I would give the gift to my advertising partner Jamie. We are making student spec work for turntable kitchen at the moment. Everyone needs a good excuse to stay in on the weekend.

  • Jodi
    February 11, 2015

    OH YUM! yum yum. yum. This salad is so gorgeous! And those photos – stop it. making a a girl drool. x

  • debbie
    February 11, 2015

    I’d give this to my daughter who is loving to cook!

  • amanda
    February 11, 2015

    My little sister because she could use a good meal!

  • Amy Fast
    February 12, 2015

    Would love to share this gift with my boyfriend who bought me a record player for Christmas.

  • thebakingbird
    February 13, 2015

    Oh man, I love Turntable! They’re so awesome, I’ve wanted to try a subscription for so long. I’d give it as a gift to my boyfriend, a vinyl enthusiast, and we would definitely enjoy it together as we cook in the kitchen and listen to vinyl constantly!

  • Sarah C.
    February 13, 2015

    I would gift this to my music lover husband — such a cool concept for a subscription box!

  • Morgan
    February 13, 2015

    I would give it to my sister who love to cook and listen to music! This is so cool!

  • Silvia
    February 14, 2015

    I would give it to my mom who loves to cook while listening to music!! she’s great and she deserves it!

  • Ashley Morrow
    February 16, 2015

    I would gift it to myself. I love cooking and I love music. This would be perfect for me.

  • brittany koelmel
    February 16, 2015

    I would give it to my boyfriend so he can Cook for me!

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