Wednesday, May 24, 2017

BBQ Chicken & Broccoli :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Ready.Chef.GO! ::















 










 
 




 

450 Oven or Open BBQ Grill
2 servings per bag

1/2 Cup Onion, thin rings
2 1/2 Cups Broccoli, florets
1/2 Cup Peas, Corn, Fava Beans, Carrots, etc (I used frozen fava beans)
6-8 Oz Cooked Chicken Breast
1/3 Cup Favorite BBQ Sauce
2-3 Tablespoons Water

Citrus & fresh herbs for garnish

Slice the chicken breast on the diagonal.  Stir enough water into the BBQ sauce to the consistency of heavy cream.  Load the broccoli, onions & corn or peas, etc into the bag.  Add in the BBQ sauce and shake well to coat the veggies.  Load the sliced chicken on top of the veg blend & seal the bag. 

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: BBQ on an open grill foil side down, or roast in a 450 oven for 15 to 20 mins, until the broccoli is fully cooked.  Let rest for 2 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 & fast high heat cooking in the oven or on the BBQ grill.  The results are always succulent & tender.  You’ll taste the difference.  Use any fully cooked chicken, roasted or poached breast, thighs, wings, drumsticks.  Alternatively use flavored chicken or turkey sausages.  


POINT OF SALE DISPLAY:  Sell jars of the BBQ sauce you used in the bags.  Display roasted rotisserie chickens.  Load the display with all BBQ fixin’s like beverages, salads, sides, more BBQ fare like whole ears of corn, potatoes, yams, etc.  Add breads, desserts, especially ice cream, cupcakes & pies.  



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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3 Bean Power Lunch Lettuce Wraps :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Ready.Chef.GO! ::



















 

 

Microwave high for 2 mins or 450 oven or 15 to 20 mins
1 hearty or 2 light servings per bag

(Opt) 1/8 Cup Shallot or Scallions, thin slices
1/2 Cup Garbanzos
1/2 Cup White Beans
1 Cup Green Beans, raw, cooked or frozen
1/4 Cup Walnuts
1/3 Cup Favorite Dressing (I used creamy herb Cesar)

Fresh Lettuce Leaves (I used hydroponic butter lettuce)

Seeds or seed blends for garnish & serve w/ fresh garden lettuce leaves.

Mix together the shallot, garbanzos, white beans, green beans, walnuts with the dressing and load into bags & seal. 

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Microwave high for 2 mins or 450 oven or 15 to 20 mins.  Let rest for 1 min before opening the bag.  Garnish w/ seeds or seed blends & serve w/ fresh lettuce leaves

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.  Include fresh lettuce options for sale w/ these 3 bean bags.  


POINT OF SALE DISPLAY:  Bill these power lunch options as easy, healthy, satisfying lunch options for getting and staying fit on the job.  Make sure to include prepacked lettuces for sale along w/ this bag.  Sample this meal to customers.  Show lettuce warp photos in the display or on your social media.  Load the display w/ unsweetened beverages like cold pressed vegetable & fruit juices, cold brew coffee, brewed teas, especially green & oolong.  Showcase seed blends with sesame, flax & hemp seeds.  Perhaps build a Power Breakfast AND Lunch Duo display with this month’s Chicken Biscuit Breakfast bag for healthy & delicious 2 full meal grab and go displays. 


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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Chicken Biscuit :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Ready.Chef.GO! ::






























 

Microwave high for 2 mins or 450 oven or 15 to 20 mins
1 serving per bag

1 English Muffin, whole grain, split
1/3 Cup Cooked Chicken, pieces
1/2 Cup Favorite Gravy (I used wild mushroom gravy)
1/4 Cup Mini Sweet Peppers, rings
Salt & Pepper

Mixed nuts & seeds for garnish

Lightly toast the English muffin halves for visual appeal & to keep them from getting soggy.  Stir the gravy & chicken together.  Place one muffin half into the bag.  Put the chicken mixture into, next to the muffin.  Put the other muffin on top off to the side.  Lay the peppers on top attractively & seal the bag. 

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Microwave high for 2 mins or 450 oven or 15 to 20 mins.  Let rest for 1 min before opening the bag.  Garnish w/ mixed nuts or seeds.

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.  Easy to prepare & a good showcase for various grocery and produce products.


POINT OF SALE DISPLAY:  Bill these as great for breakfast, lunch, dinner & grab and go work meals.  Feature the biscuits you in the bag.  Display w/ high protein energy foods, like nuts, seeds, protein bars & power drinks.  Add cold pressed juices, cold brew coffee, kefir drinks, specialty teas.  Add nutritional supplements & vitamins.  Showcase side dishes, salads, prepared fruit, etc.  Add micro brews, kombucha, specialty wines.  Feature a complete dessert display to complement the main course. 



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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Terrific Teriyaki w/ Shirataki Noodles :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Ready.Chef.GO! ::















Microwave high for 3 mins or 450 oven or 25 to 30 mins
2 servings per bag

7 Ounces Shirataki Noodles, rinsed & drained
(Opt) 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds (I used black sesame for contrast)
3 Cups Mixed Fresh Vegetables (I used baby bok choy, sweet baby peppers, zucchini, shishito peppers & Chinese chives)
1/2 Cup Bean Sprouts
 (Opt) 1/3-1/2 Cup Tofu, diced (I used fried tofu)
1/3 Cup Teriyaki Sauce

Edible flowers & Japanese spice blends like furikake & shichimi for garnish.

Sprinkle the noodles w/ the sesame seeds.  Toss all the other ingredients together.  Stir in the noodles.  Load everything into the bags.  Distribute the noodles attractively.  Seal the bag. 

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Microwave high for 3 mins or 450 oven or 25 to 30 mins.  Let rest for 1 min before opening the bag.  Garnish w/ edible flower and Japanese seasonings.

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.  This example is rather exotic and thus a terrific opportunity to showcase new products you’d like to introduce to your customers.  Because it is exotic in flavor & ingredients, demo this product extensively.  Once tasted, it will sell well.  You can also make more main stream versions easily.  Sub any fresh or cooked ramen, bean based, or gf noodle option for the shirataki.  Sub green beans and scallions for the shishito & Chinese chives.  Sub cooked chicken or pork for the tofu. 
Shirataki noodles are rapidly becoming very popular.  Be the first grocer in your area to actively promote them. Get to know Shirataki!


POINT OF SALE DISPLAY:  Use colorful signage to draw guests to this exciting display.  Demo expansively.  Feature the words:  Teriyaki, Japanese, Shirataki Noodles, Gluten Free, Paleo, Low Carb, World Food, Asian Flair, etc.  Load the display w/ packets of shirataki noodles of all flavors & cuts.  Have recipe print outs available.  Display all sorts of Asian flavored meats (in Ready.Chef.GO! bags).  Add Asian vegetable blends, packaged fare, nori seaweed, sauces, condiments, etc.  Siriacha flavored everything.  Lots of great green & black tea drinks, boba, Asian beers, sake, seafood poke, more.  Add green tea desserts, Japanese mochi ice creams, etc.  Use this as an opportunity to market and showcase a whole new line of world food products to your clientele. 



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, April 13, 2017

Horseradish Puree




Amount
Measure
Ingredient
Prep Method
1/2
Pound
Horseradish
Peeled & sliced weight
1
Cup
 or water 
w/ 1 Tsp Salt
1
Small knob
Ginger
Optional
1/4
Cup
Hemp seeds

1/2
Teaspoon


Directions:

You’ll want to buy about a 1 pound horseradish as there is a lot to peel away.  Peel and dice the horseradish.  Wash well.  Combine all in a blender jar & let brine for 24 hours.  Then grind well to a fine puree.  Be careful with horseradish.  It can get right up your nose even when you prepping it.  This flavorful puree is uber versatile.  And the golden spice give it a lovely flavor.  Use straight up or blend w/ cream, yogurt, softened butter or rich nut milks for fantastic sauces.  I love it blended with frozen spinach for a pungent green sauce. 


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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