Plantain tortillas

Although members of the banana family, plantains are starchy  and need to be cooked before eating. As a plantain ripens, its starches are converted to natural sugars, resulting in a sweeter taste. Frying a fully ripe plantain quickly in oil coaxes all the sugar to the surface where it’s caramelized.

These tortillas are made entirely from plantains, making them paleo diet friendly, and great for people with food allergies and intolerances.

Instructions

  • 3 large plantains,
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Cut the plantains, through the peel,  from tip to tip and microwave for 6 minutes and remove peel OR cut plantains into large chunks, boil for 25 minutes, drain off the water and peel the chunks.
  2. Place the plantain flesh into a food processor, add salt, and blend on high until the plantains form a tight ball of dough (this might take a few minutes).
  3. Remove dough and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
  4. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the counter. Place one ball of plantain dough on plastic and cover with another layer of plastic wrap. Roll dough into flat 6-inch circle.
  5. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the plantain tortilla and cook for about 1 minute per side, until blisters form.
  6. Roll out and cook all of the tortillas.
  7. Tortillas can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 days in an airtight container.

 

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COVID-19 Update – Province-wide shutdown

As a store that primarily sells food items, we will remain open during this current Province-wide Shutdown order. However, we will ensure that the following criteria are met:

  • 50% capacity will be permitted
  • cleaning and disinfecting protocols are in place
  • employees are screened before every shift
  • physical distancing measures are in place
  • curbside pickup and delivery services are available at no charge (within the Municipality of Mississippi Mills)

For more information on our policies, please contact us

We’re Hiring: Full-time Store Clerk

Full-time Store Clerk

We’re looking for a customer-service focussed and detail-oriented person to join our growing team at Dandelion Foods. As Full-Time Store Clerk, your responsibilities would be to ensure the highest level of service possible to all Dandelion Foods customers while assisting in all departments.

We’re looking to fill 30-40 hours/week including mornings, evenings and weekends. Please note that the individual must be able to work consistently throughout the year.

If interested, please send a resume to info@dandelionfoods.ca

Main responsibilities

  • Cash coverage
  • Stock shelves and displays
  • Rotate older stock and review for short-dated items
  • Label items accurately with price tags or signs
  • Keep backstock areas in order; assist buyer determine out-of-stocks
  • Check deliveries to verify piece count and any damaged items
  • Help with special orders

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Able to multi-task and remain flexible to the changing needs of the business
  • Regular, predictable attendance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with MS Office and Point of Sale systems
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Team player

Physical Demands of Position:

  • Ability to lift/push/pull/carry up to 30 pounds frequently; 30-50+ pounds occasionally
  • Manual dexterity with ability to use hands, wrists, and fingers for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand, walk, kneel, crouch for extended periods of time
  • Regular exposure to working in refrigerated and frozen environments

Work Environment:

Fast- paced retail floor environment. Required to perform many tasks with emphasis on upholding department and product standards while ensuring a high level of friendly and community-oriented customer service.

We’re Hiring: Supplement Assistant

Supplement Assistant

Dandelion Foods is an independent, employee-owned organic grocer and supplements store in Almonte, Ontario. With a focus on our community, we offer the best in whole, local and organic foods, as well as alternative foods for specialty diets.

Job Summary:

We’re looking for a customer-service focussed and detail-oriented person to join our growing team at Dandelion Foods. As full-time Supplement Assistant, your responsibilities will be to ensure the highest level of service possible to all Dandelion Foods customers while assisting in the departments of Supplements and Health & Beauty.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing excellent customer service, specifically: answering customer inquiries; guiding customers through our wide variety of supplements; making appropriate product recommendations; offering protocol support; and, assisting with dietary suggestions
  • Operating cash registers, scales, scanners, and point of sales systems
  • Maintaining a professional relationship with our company representatives and co-workers
  • Receiving, processing, and organizing inventory
  • Prompt communication with management and coworkers
  • Cleaning and organizing
  • Maintaining excellent product knowledge, including attending company and product webinars, tele-trainings, and dinner trainings.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Strong natural health product knowledge
  • Minimum of one year’s experience in retail, sales and customer service
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and thrive in a very fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Post-Secondary Education — preferably Holistic Nutrition, Homeopathy or Naturopathy
  • Familiarity with MS Office and POS systems

Physical Demands of Position:

  • Manual dexterity with ability to use hands, wrists, and fingers for extended periods
  • Ability to stand, walk, kneel, crouch for extended periods of time

Work Environment:

Fast- paced retail floor environment. Ability to work well with others while performing many tasks with emphasis on upholding department and product standards while ensuring a high level of friendly and community-oriented customer service.

Please send your resume/CV with cover letter to: info@dandelionfoods.ca. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Dandelion Foods team