Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lemon Pepper Grain Stuffed Zucchini :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Ready.Chef.GO! ::



































 

Microwave high for 4 mins or 450 oven for 25 to 35 mins
1-2 servings each in 2 bags

3 Medium Zucchini or Yellow Squash
1 1/2 Cup Cooked Mixed Grain Medley
1/2 Cup Favorite Veggies, diced (I used mixed colorful sweet peppers)
2/3 Cup Favorite Greens, chiffonade (I used romaine)
1/4 Cup Scallion, sliced
1 1/2 Tsp Seasoned Lemon Pepper, Everson
2 Tbs EVOO
1 Small Citrus, sliced (I used a small blood orange)

Citrus, avocado & salsa for garnish

Cut the squash in half lengthwise & use a melon baller to scoop out the flesh all the way down the center of each half.  Cut a thin strip off the bottom to make them stable to stand up easily.  Stir together all the stuffing ingredients and season w/ lemon pepper and EVOO.  Load the stuffing into each zucchini half and press in slightly to create a firm squash boat.  Put three halves into each bag & garnish w/ citrus slices.  Seal bags

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Microwave high for 4 mins or 450 oven for 25 to 35 mins.  Let rest for 2 mins before opening the bag.  Garnish w/ fresh avocado & salsa. 

NOTE:  Ready.Chef.GO! bags allow for excellent texture in the microwave & fast high heat cooking in the oven.  The results are always succulent & tender.  You’ll taste the difference.  Showcase the variety of summer squashes as they come into season in your produce department.  Use any variety of grains from high protein blends w/ legumes, all gluten free blends, exotic rice mixes, etc.  


POINT OF SALE DISPLAY:  Showcase the full range of summer squash in your produce department in this display & add a variety of cooked grain medleys.  Add heat & serve main dishes from your deli to sell and promote these bagged squash as a vegan main dish or vegetable side dish.  Add grated cheeses, fresh salsas, ripe avocadoes, flavored salt & spice blends, hot & black pepper spice blends & hot sauces to your display.  Promote white & rose wines, light fruity beers & gourmet still & sparkling non alcohol beverages.  Add hearty desserts with custard or chocolate, or both like Boston cream pie.  






Eating Healthy & Delicious is a Win Win Win Situation!
Eat, Live & Party Well
Blog post by Chef Mark Cleveland

Avanti is the longstanding leader in organic, sustainable, local, flavorful cuisine in Orange County, CA.

Meaning 'forward' in Italian, Avanti Natural is a culinary philosophy that integrates the best of traditional European and Asian healthful eating with the latest nutritional information for optimum health.

At Avanti Natural, we believe that you don't have to sacrifice taste to eat healthy.  You can Eat Well & Live Well.  Follow us on social media to see what Avanti is up to now.  We are Whole Foods Experts.  Post photos of your versions of Avanti Natural recipes on our Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube pages.  Check our blog on the website for how to recipe blogs.  We’re excited to see and share your culinary creativity!

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Pesto Potatoes & Peppers w/ Clams :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Ready.Chef.GO! ::
























Microwave power level 8 for 5 1/2 to 6 mins or 450 oven or 25 to 30 mins
2 servings per 1 bag

1/2 Pound Small Potatoes, boiled
1/4 Pound Sweet Peppers
2/3 Cup Pesto
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Pound Clams
1 Small Lime

Cut the potatoes & peppers into bite sized shapes & toss w/ the pesto & salt & pepper to taste.  Load into bag.  Top w/ fresh clams.  Slice the small lime and arrange around the clams, on top of the potato pesto mix.  Seal the bags for sale.

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Microwave power level 8 for 5 1/2 to 6 mins or 450 oven or 25 to 30 mins, until the clams are open.  Let rest for 2 mins before opening the bag.

NOTE:  Ready.Chef.GO! bags allow for excellent texture in the microwave & fast high heat cooking in the oven.  The results are always succulent & tender.  You’ll taste the difference.  Rotate a variety of pesto flavors, potatoes & peppers.  Make this dish a rotating feast for the eye.  Use all sorts of peak season vegetables & seafood.  This classic version has craveability potential with customers picking it up weekly.


POINT OF SALE DISPLAY:  Build this display as an ongoing enticement.  This version w/ golden potatoes, sweet peppers & classic Genovese pesto starts the promotion.  Along side showcase weekly variations with flavored pesto, heirloom potato, seasonal vegetable & seafood options.  Add fresh salad fixings w/ dressings, breads, croutons, salad vegetables, fruits & nuts.  Add a full selection of great fresh bakery breads, both whole & sliced loaves with signage saying “Take home a loaf of fresh bread to soak up all these seafood pesto goodness in each bag.”  Display other gourmet seafood products like smoked salmon and cured fish as well as charcuterie.  Market w/ fresh crisp gourmet sodas, juices & ice teas.  Add a display of fresh fruit, gluten free & light desserts.  
















Eating Healthy & Delicious is a Win Win Win Situation!
Eat, Live & Party Well
Blog post by Chef Mark Cleveland

Avanti is the longstanding leader in organic, sustainable, local, flavorful cuisine in Orange County, CA.

Meaning 'forward' in Italian, Avanti Natural is a culinary philosophy that integrates the best of traditional European and Asian healthful eating with the latest nutritional information for optimum health.

At Avanti Natural, we believe that you don't have to sacrifice taste to eat healthy.  You can Eat Well & Live Well.  Follow us on social media to see what Avanti is up to now.  We are Whole Foods Experts.  Post photos of your versions of Avanti Natural recipes on our Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube pages.  Check our blog on the website for how to recipe blogs.  We’re excited to see and share your culinary creativity!

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Breakfast Sausage & Tot Bowl or Bag :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Ready.Chef.GO! ::





































 

Microwave high for 2 1/2 mins or 400 oven or 12 to 15 mins
1 serving per bag

1 1/2 Cups Raw Vegetables (I used 1 Cup Red Kale & 1/2 Cup Yellow Bell Pepper)
1/3 Cup Salsa, BBQ, Gravy, Marinara, Alfredo, Pesto Etc.
7 Tater Tots
3 Mini Sausage Links
1/2 Cheese, cubes
1 1/2 Tbs EVOO
Salt & Pepper

Fresh Herbs for garnish

Cut the vegetables into bite sized pieces.  I cut the red kale & yellow bell pepper into thin strips.  Toss the veggies w/ salsa & salt & pepper.  Load directly into bag or into a disposable bowl.  Saute the sausages & tots in oil to brown slightly.  Top the veggies w/ the tots & sausages, then add the cheese.  Seal the bags. 

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Microwave on high for 2 1/2 mins or heat in a 400 oven for 12 to 15 mins, until the cheese is nicely melted.  Let rest for 1 min before opening the bag.  Serve garnished w/ fresh herbs.

NOTE:  Ready.Chef.GO! bags allow for excellent texture in the microwave & fast high heat cooking in the oven.  The results are always succulent & tender.  You’ll taste the difference.  Use any seasonal vegetables.  Use any seasonal vegetables.  You can tie in to recent Dr. Oz episodes.  He regularly showcases healthful vegetable combinations.  This tantalizing meal is fully balanced w/ fresh vegetables, hearty potatoes & sausage, tangy sauce & melty cheese.  It has cravability & ease of home prep.  


POINT OF SALE DISPLAY:  Build your display with everything related to breakfast.  Breakfast drinks, smoothies, energy drinks & bars, coffee, tea, juice.  Feature protein powders & shakes, green drinks, vitamins, probiotics, kefir, yogurt, etc.  Showcase fresh fruit whole & pre cut.  Add flat bread, naan, bagels, etc.  Load the display with all manner of HOT sauces & salsas.  Stock extra marinara, Alfredo, pesto, BBQ sauce, etc.  











Eating Healthy & Delicious is a Win Win Win Situation!
Eat, Live & Party Well
Blog post by Chef Mark Cleveland

Avanti is the longstanding leader in organic, sustainable, local, flavorful cuisine in Orange County, CA.

Meaning 'forward' in Italian, Avanti Natural is a culinary philosophy that integrates the best of traditional European and Asian healthful eating with the latest nutritional information for optimum health.

At Avanti Natural, we believe that you don't have to sacrifice taste to eat healthy.  You can Eat Well & Live Well.  Follow us on social media to see what Avanti is up to now.  We are Whole Foods Experts.  Post photos of your versions of Avanti Natural recipes on our Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube pages.  Check our blog on the website for how to recipe blogs.  We’re excited to see and share your culinary creativity!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Brown Sugar BBQ Salmon :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Ready.Chef.GO! ::





























 

450 Oven or Open BBQ Grill
2 Servings in one BBQ Grilling Bag

6 to 8 Ounces Salmon Fillet
1 1/2 to 2 Tbs Brown Sugar
1 Tbs Chili Powder or Favorite Spice Blend
Salt & Pepper
1 Tbs EVOO
1/2 Pound Green Beans, trimmed
1 Cup Carrots, sliced
1/3 Cup Italian Dressing

Citrus & Fresh Herbs for garnish

Mix the sugar & spice together & season w/ salt & pepper to taste.  Rub the salmon w/ a little EVOO & mix the spice blend w/ the sugar & salt & pepper to taste.  Press the sugar blend into the top side of the salmon & set aside.  Load the veggies, Italian dressing & remaining EVOO into the bag & shake to combine.  Top with brown sugar salmon & seal the bag. 

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: BBQ on an open grill foil side down, or roast in a 450 oven for 15 mins.  Let rest for 6 mins before opening the bag.  Garnish w/ fresh citrus & herbs.  Follow all instructions printed on the Ready.Chef.GO! BBQ bag.

NOTE:  Ready.Chef.GO! bags allow for excellent texture in the microwave & fast high heat cooking in the oven.  The results are always succulent & tender.  You’ll taste the difference.  Use any seasonal vegetables.  You can use fresh, frozen, canned or blanched vegetables depending on your customer base & their preferences for al dente or soft cooked veggies.  Use more or less sugar depending on your customer preferences.  If using Everson spices try Cajun Seasoning, Asian BBQ Rub, Herb Crusted Seasoning or Mr. Pig BBQ Spice.

POINT OF SALE DISPLAY:  Build your display with fresh citrus & herbs & a sign saying, “Garnish your Scallops w/ a Squeeze of Fresh Citrus & Herbs”  Add every BBQ side dish, potatoes, pasta salads, cole slaw, fresh fruits, salads, rolls, appetizers, beer, wine, sodas, punch, tailgate favorites, etc.  BBQ condiments, mustard, BBQ sauce, ranch, etc.  Add Italian dressings w/ precut green & vegetable salads & salad & vegetable platters.  Desserts, ice creams, popsicles, ice cream sammies, etc.
















Eating Healthy & Delicious is a Win Win Win Situation!
Eat, Live & Party Well
Blog post by Chef Mark Cleveland

Avanti is the longstanding leader in organic, sustainable, local, flavorful cuisine in Orange County, CA.

Meaning 'forward' in Italian, Avanti Natural is a culinary philosophy that integrates the best of traditional European and Asian healthful eating with the latest nutritional information for optimum health.

At Avanti Natural, we believe that you don't have to sacrifice taste to eat healthy.  You can Eat Well & Live Well.  Follow us on social media to see what Avanti is up to now.  We are Whole Foods Experts.  Post photos of your versions of Avanti Natural recipes on our Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube pages.  Check our blog on the website for how to recipe blogs.  We’re excited to see and share your culinary creativity!

Pinterest

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Youtube

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