By Sheena Moore of Sheena’s Pickles in Austin, TX. All pickles are homemade, vinegar-based, and take 4 weeks before they are ready for consumption. Brine yields about 5-6 pints.
Peanut Noodles with Shaved Cucumber and Steak
Creamy and crunchy, these chilled peanut noodles are one of our go-to weeknight meals!
South of the Border Cold Brew
This addictively good coffee cocktail combines creamy coconut milk with orange liqueur and Cask & Kettle’s ready-to-brew spiked Mexican Coffee. The high-end blend has subtle notes of chocolate and is finished with silver tequila, creating a smooth and frothy spiked cold brew that will go down easily at your next brunch get-together.
Summer Pasta Salad with Chicken and Grilled Peaches
This gorgeous pasta salad is the epitome of summer! Juicy grilled peaches, fresh herbs, colorful vegetables, mozzarella and cavatappi pasta are tossed with John Soules Foods’ Grilled Chicken Breast Strips. The result is a healthy grill side that comes together quickly. Serve as a light summer dinner with a chilled bottle of wine or bring to your next backyard cookout.
Chunky Avocado Salad with Kimchi Vinaigrette
The star of this colorful, crunchy summer salad is the kimchi blender dressing. When you have good kimchi, this dressing doesn’t need much else. We like to use Small Town Cultures’s turmeric kimchi for its bright acidity, pleasant funk and the lovely yellow color that the turmeric and carrots give the final vinaigrette. This dressing […]
“Naked” Chile Rellenos with Cherry Tomato-Avocado Salsa
These chile rellenos get their name because they’re roasted and stuffed before baking in a smoky tomato sauce. No breading, no frying. The result is a lightened-up spin on one of our favorite Mexican dishes where the chiles really get to shine.
Baked Italian Beef Sliders
These over-the-top sliders come together in under 30 minutes thanks to John Soules Foods’ Sliced Beef Steak. The extra-thin, tender beef is piled on cushy buns and topped with all of the fixins of a Chicago-style Italian beef hoagie.
No-Churn Strawberry-Basil Ice Cream
This clever no-churn method allows you to make delicious homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker! The sweetened condensed milk binds the base while whipped cream makes the ice cream light and airy.
Big shrimp with Armenian pesto from Les Dames d’Escoffier
Everyone needs a blockbuster way of preparing the iconic big shrimp, all rosey with tails still protruding, to star as an appetizer, to dress up soups and salads, or to just fill the entrée bill with high style. Here’s the way Los Angeles Dame Zov Karamardian – restaurateur, chef, and cookbook author – prepares them. […]
A ‘Whole Lotta’ Piña Colada
This twist on a classic Piña Colada from Gray Whale Gin is summer in a glass! Instead of the traditional rum, this version swaps in a floral gin which goes phenomenally well with coconut cream and pineapple.
Orange Chicken with Smashed Cucumber Salad
John Soules Foods’ crispy orange chicken tastes just like your favorite Chinese take-out! Here we turn them into a healthy weeknight dinner with a crunchy smashed cucumber and orange salad and steamed brown rice.
Spring Salad Pizza
Inspired by one of our favorite late-night slices from Artichoke in New York City, in this version, we lighten the toppings a bit with a garlic-olive oil base, gooey cheese, lemon zest and marinated artichokes, plus a fresh salad of peppery arugula and tender green herbs piled on top before serving.
Jamie Oliver’s Caesar on the Lighter Side
“I’ve made up my own version of the classic Caesar salad which is a little bit healthier on the dressing – it’s all about taking influences from the original dish and bigging up the falvours and textures where you can. If you have some leftover roast chicken, adding it to this salad is a great […]
Curtis Stone’s Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry-Maple Syrup
“One of my best memories is watching my mum flipping her perfect blueberry pancakes on the griddle as we lounged by the table reading the paper. For the freshest, fluffiest pancakes and waffles, prepare batters just before cooking. If the batter sits too long, it will start to ferment, giving these breakfast goodies a sour […]
Haven’s Wild Boar Chili
This signature dish from Haven sure is hearty – and available year-round! The lean cut allows for more intense flavors. The aromas take you back to an era of chuck wagons in old-time Texas…supremely meaty! Heat oil over medium heat in a large sauce pot. Add garlic and onions, sweat for 2-3 minutes until tender. […]