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Food Holidays: July

Summer is in full swing and there are so many wonderful things to celebrate! From kids being out of school, to family trips, and longer, warmer days, there are countless reasons to love this season. When it comes to July holidays, the first thing that comes to mind is the 4th of July. However, we at Chef’d believe that every little food holiday deserves its own celebration.

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Queen of the Sand

After taking a year off to start a family, veteran pro beach volleyball star (and Chef’d customer) Jen Kessy is winning her fitness back. Learn more about workout regiments and healthy lifestyle in our latest blog post.

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Not Far from the Tree

Starting with a single truck in 1975, the Guzman family has grown Family Tree Produce into a distribution powerhouse that makes farm-to-fork eating a reality for Chef’d customers. We’ve dedicated this blog post to helping you learn more about where our fresh ingredients come from, and discovering the history behind Family Tree Produce.

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Feel Good Vegan Recipes

At Chef’d we understand that it can be challenging to find vegan meals that are both flavorful and filling. We stand behind every meal at Chef’d, and only offer meals we would devour ourselves. So what are the vegan meals we’re most excited about right now?

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Cook Like Fabio This Father's Day

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and typically this means running to your local department store to buy a few ties, maybe a tool kit, and some last minute socks. This year however, why not mix it up and get Dad something he’ll really love? We’ve partnered with Fabio Viviani, a brand-new dad himself, to bring you a Father’s Day meal kit that every man is sure to enjoy: Meat Lasagna.

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Food Holidays: June

We have an eclectic mix of food holidays this month celebrating everything from the rich, yolky goodness of eggs, to our love of deep-fried everything, particularly the french fry’s tasty rival: the onion ring. In this blog we’ve included three wonderful reasons to indulge in June, along with Chef’d recipes to help take the planning off your plate!

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How to Throw the Ultimate Memorial Day Barbecue

How to Throw the Ultimate Memorial Day Barbecue

Memorial Day is just around the corner and we can’t wait to sit back, relax and enjoy a much-needed 3-day weekend. While we use this time to remember those who have passed while serving our country, it is also a great day to spend time with the ones we love most. What better way to celebrate America and enjoy family time than with tasty food and libations? For this blog, we’re going to show you how to throw the ultimate Memorial Day barbecue using our latest meals!

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Food Holidays: May

Food Holidays: May

The month of May is filled with opportunities to celebrate with friends, family, and food, from Mother’s Day (5/8) to Memorial Day (5/30), and every day in between. Check out this month’s food holiday recommendations, including a tribute to wine and a unique take on BBQ.

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Food Holidays: April

In between those April showers, there’s nothing better than a spring potluck or outdoor brunch to remind you that spring is here and summer is on its way. This month, we’re celebrating some classic sandwiches including the BLT and grilled cheese, not to mention our current favorite type of mushroom.

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Food Holidays: March

March is a month that can’t decide what it wants to be. Lion or lamb? Winter or spring? Whichever one it turns out to be, it’s a great month to recall childhood favorites like sloppy joes (March 18th) or to indulge in a food that once grew in Henry VIII’s garden (March 16th). Check it out... this month, we’ve got a lot to celebrate.

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Food Holidays: February

Whew! Anyone else feel like they blinked, and all of a sudden it’s February? Here’s a look at the food holidays coming up this month, along with our recommendations for how to celebrate with Chef’d.

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Food Holidays: January

We love food. And when you love food, you’re always looking for an excuse to eat something wonderful. Enter the food holiday. Here’s the January roundup of food holidays we’re embracing this month, plus our recommendations for the best ways to celebrate with a Chef’d meal.

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The Tasting Team: The Chef

For Javier, his love of cooking started with his family, and he's turned that passion into a career producing professional-quality meals that are accessible to the home cook. Here are his recommendations.

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The Tasting Team: The Mom

As a working mother of two, the last thing Amy needs is for dinnertime to be complicated, so Chef’d is a perfect solution for her. Here are her recommendations.

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The Tasting Team: The Host

Cyndi is our resident entertainer  she's enthusiastic and passionate about food, and she loves trying new things. Here are some of her favorite meals.

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How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey for Thanksgiving

During the Thanksgiving turkey rush, many farmers, including the ones we work with, begin preparing for the holiday weeks in advance, freezing turkeys to ensure that they’re perfectly fresh when they get to you. Here's how to easily thaw your turkey in time for your big meal.

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How to Perfectly Time Thanksgiving Cooking

Thanksgiving is in the air, and along with visions of golden turkeys and green bean casseroles, something else might be dancing through your head: stress about how you’ll pull off the biggest meal of the year.

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How to Peel Ginger with a Spoon

Ginger, that knobby, gnarled-looking root, enlivens anything it touches, from soups to sauces to stir-fry and more. Its irregular shape, however, can make peeling the root a royal pain – unless, that is, you have some basic cutlery at your disposal.

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How to Cut Garlic Three Ways

If there’s one ingredient our test kitchen couldn’t function without, it’s garlic. Sure, it’s pungent and sharp-tasting when raw, but garlic mellows and sweetens when it’s cooked, providing a flavorful foundation for dozens of our favorite dishes.

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The Best Ways to Use Cucumbers

Consider the cucumber: crisp and cool, it’s an essential player in the pursuit of texture, adding crunch and freshness to any number of meals. And on top of the crunch factor, it’s one of our favorite ways to add a pop of color to any plate.

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Take the Bite Out Of Raw Shallots and Onions

We love the crunchy texture and sharp flavor raw shallots and onions bring to our salads and sandwiches, but the pungent aftertaste that lingers in their wake leaves something to be desired. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to tame the sharpness of raw alliums.

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Touchdown! How to Have a Game Day Wing Party

Here’s the scene: Sunday afternoon, your living room, this fall. A group of people are anxiously clustered on the couch, shoulders hunched, straining forward to get a better view. Every few minutes, someone lets out a whoop!, and a collective high-five spreads around the room. 

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Endless Summer- Wine and Dine

Half the fun of these warm summer nights are the drinks that accompany the meals. Being savvy when it comes to pairing food and drink can help make even a quick meal feel balanced and sophisticated, and it’s a great way to get conversation going too. All of our recipe cards include suggestions for drink pairings, but we thought we’d take a minute to explain ourselves a bit more.

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Endless Summer - Summer Seafood Styles

There are only a few weeks left to partake in a leisurely twilight meal, and we get it – you don’t want to spend them cooped up in a hot kitchen. This is where fresh seafood steps in.

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Endless Summer- Grilling Guide

One of summer’s greatest pleasures is breaking out the grill and cooking a fire-kissed feast for your family and friends. In fact, you’ve probably been doing it all summer long, and chances are you have the basics down.

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Endless Summer - How to Entertain Outdoors

Arguably the best part of summertime dining is doing so in the great outdoors. And, luckily for you, many of our recipes make it a cinch to go from the kitchen to the patio, beach or picnic blanket in a flash, so that you can spend more time with the people who count. Here’s how to master the art of eating outdoors.

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