Whether used as a side dish or as a true “stuffing” for cooked vegetables and squash‚ this superfood-rich recipe is very adaptable! Use your favorite seeds and dried fruits‚ add whatever savory spices suit your fancy‚ or follow the recipe as-is for a crowd-pleasing combination.
½ Cup Navitas Organics Goji Berries
Black Pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine Goji Berries and apricots with vegetable broth. Let soak for 30 minutes.
Tear the bread into large pieces. Using a food processor, pulse into large crumbs to yield 6 cups. Spread crumbs onto two baking sheets and place in the oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes, stirring halfway through or until crumbs are toasted, but not burnt. Remove from oven and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Heat 1 Tbsp coconut oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add the celery and cook for 2-3 minutes longer or until the onion has begun to turn translucent and has a hint of golden color. Add the cooked vegetables to the bowl of breadcrumbs. Mix well and add all remaining ingredients – including the reserved tablespoon of coconut oil – adjusting seasoning as desired.
Transfer stuffing to a large, well-oiled baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Serve warm as a side dish or use as a stuffing for cooked vegetables and squash.
*Silver Hills or Ezekiel make good sprouted grain breads. For an extra supefood boost, choose varieties that contain flax or Hemp Seeds.
Submitted by Julie Morris