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November | What’s in Season This Month?

What's in Season in November | Fresh Meal Kit Delivery from Chef'd

November is here! This month is the epitome of all things fall. We’ve stowed away our beach towels and brought out our blankets to finally say goodbye to summer. Pumpkins on porches, iridescent leaves covering the streets, and a chilly breeze running through your hair—these the best parts of fall.

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5 Delicious Dishes to Up Your Thanksgiving Game

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family, friends, and those you love the most. Year after year, you gather to enjoy the same dishes, maybe even in the same setting. If you are like us, you’re searching for ways to inject new flavors into your Thanksgiving feast. Luckily for you, we’re here to help.

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October Food Holidays

While October is usually known for pumpkin spice everything, we think this is a great month to branch out and try new things! Whether you’re looking for a fun recipe for Taco Tuesday, or want to donate to a great cause, we have a food holiday that is perfect for you! Celebrate with us and try these delightful dishes this month

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How Sweet It Is!

Have you ever had a craving for something sweet, but aren’t sure what to make? Don’t feel like selecting a recipe, making a grocery list, and then driving to the store to gather the items, all to end up with large amounts of extra ingredients that just take up room in the fridge and pantry? We understand that your time is precious, and baking should be something sweet and enjoyable.

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September Food Holidays

School is back in session and that means getting back into the routine of weeknight dinners. With fall quickly approaching and the holidays just around the corner, we’re looking forward to some of the best food celebrations of the year in our future. But if you happen to have some free time on your plate and aren’t sure what to cook for dinner, here are some great food holidays that we think are worth celebrating!

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Top 10 Fall Recipes

Fall is in full swing and we’re thrilled to indulge in everything this season has to offer! From pumpkin carving to haunted hayrides, from curling up with a good book to sipping a warm bowl of soup, fall is one of the best times of the year. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite recipes sure to warm your soul from the inside out.

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August Food Holidays

The summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the final days of the season with a few food holidays! This August we have plenty to feel victorious about including a day dedicated to all things bacon.

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The New York Times Cooking Meal Kits Have Arrived!

Since 1851, The New York Times has been synonymous with quality and leadership, from its news content to its award-winning Food section and its innovative NYT Cooking recipe site and app. Now, you can order your favorite New York Times Cooking recipe and have it delivered to your home with pre-portioned ingredients and step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. 

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Introducing the Chef'd Magazine! July 2016 Issue

Chef'd is excited to bring you our first issue of the Chef'd Magazine! Take a look and learn more about what foods are in season, the stories behind the farmers that source our produce, and even learn how to throw the ultimate barbecue this summer!

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My Box is On the Way! Now What?

Whether you’re a meal plan subscriber or have just ordered a few a la carte meals, you’re now on your way to getting a box of fresh, pre-portioned ingredients delivered to your doorstep, ready for you to start cooking. In the meantime, here are a few tips from our team so that you can make the most of your experience.

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Myron Mixon Wants You to Have the Best BBQ Ever

Myron Mixon is America’s most winning pitmaster on the competitive BBQ circuit, pulling in more than $1 million in prize money since he first started competing in 1996. He comes from a grilling and smoking heritage: His father, Jack, ran a BBQ takeout place in Vienna, Georgia. Learn more about Myron's start and advice for aspiring pitmasters in our latest blog post here.

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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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