Beyond Your Basic Salad

Power Greens Pizza

Power Greens Pizza

Putting together a quick salad is easy with Earthbound salad blends.  I usually place a couple of containers in my order (especially when they’re on sale!).

So when our friends over at Earthbound Farm suggested that I can make meals beyond my basic salad, I was intrigued. Here are three recipes that are just as easy to make:…

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Bobby Flay’s Caramelized Pineapple FAGE Total Crème Brûlée with Blueberries

Fage Creme Brulee

Fage Crème Brûlée

Think yogurt is just for breakfast? It’s time to think outside the cup!

Our friends at Fage shared with us this elegant recipe developed by Chef Bobby Flay. So break out your blowtorch and get ready to impress your friends and family with this simple classic recipe with a twist!

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Refreshing Fall Mocktails and Cocktails

Raz-Peary Refresher

Raz-Peary Refresher

One of the fun things about working at FreshDirect is that we get to meet a lot of passionate people.

From farmers to entrepreneurs, there are so many people who love food and we learn a lot from them.

One of these entrepreneurs is Ben Weiss who founded Bai Antioxidant Infusions. These drinks are based on the coffeefruit: the casing that surrounds a coffee bean. He found this out while sourcing coffee. So he started making drinks out of the coffeefruit in his kitchen and then sold them out of the trunk of his car.

We just started carrying these new products in the shop so to celebrate, his team came up with these fun mocktails and cocktails that are perfect to welcome the Fall season….

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Elegant Fruit Salads

Fruit Salad

Elegant Fruit Salads

With picnics, potluck dinners, and BBQs galore this summer, I usually bring a fruit salad.

Fruit salads are easy, healthy, and require no cooking at all (which is perfect when the weather outside is steamy!). You might think that a fruit salad is fairly plain, but when you mix fresh, seasonal fruit with complementary homemade dressings, they become an elegant dish.

I put together a couple of my favorite recipes below. Many of your favorite fruits will work in these recipes. The pièce de résistance is in the dressing….

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3 Fun Finds in the Shop!

CHALLERHOCKER

Challerhocker cheese is one of my favorite hidden gems in the shop!

One of the fun parts about my job is that I often get to taste or hear about interesting products that come into the shop.

The first hidden gem comes from our Cheese market. The Challerhocker is a raw cow’s milk cheese from Switzerland. Its name means “sitting in the cellar” – and the 10 months it has been sitting there lends to its creamy, salty, acidic, buttery and nutty flavors.

It’s perfect to slice up as a snack or to melt gently on your favorite burger. …

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3 Different Meal Ideas for our Marinated Roasted Half Chicken

Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken

With the temperature rising, one way that I beat the heat is order our ready-made Marinated Roasted Half Chicken and microwave it when I’m ready for dinner.  (During the hot summer months, the steamy oven is not my friend!)

What I love about roasted chicken is that it’s so versatile that I can make several different dishes with it.

One way is to serve the roasted chicken as is with a nice side dish. Our Facebook fans had some great suggestions (click here to read them all!) including:…

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Make Your Own Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Ice Cream Sandwiches

DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches

I scream…you scream…we all scream for ice cream!

There’s nothing that screams summer more to me than ice cream! Sweet, creamy, and cold – name a flavor and chances are I’ve tried it!

A fun and easy ice cream dessert that brings me back to childhood is DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches. When I have friends or family over for dinner, I like to set up a whole DIY Ice Cream Sandwich buffet. All it takes is a few pints of your favorite ice cream flavors along with plates filled with cookies.

Here are some ideas for fun flavor combinations:…

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Fun Festive Ideas for July 4th Celebrations

Cupcakes

Star Spangled Cupcakes are fun for Independence Day parties.

I love getting together with friends and family to celebrate the Fourth of July.  Any excuse for good food and great company is fine by me!

Since the holiday occurs in the summer, there are so many fresh red, white, and blue fruits available to make easy, but beautiful and tasty, desserts.

So read on for a few ideas I gathered together to help you celebrate Independence Day in patriotic style!…

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Win $2000 in Prizes from our new Baby Boutique!

Photo Contest

Photo Contest

What do you do with your FreshDirect boxes?

From the photos you’ve tweeted, posted on Facebook, and emailed to us, it’s clear to us that we have the most talented fans around!  (Take a look – We posted many of them on our Pinterest board here.)

So we thought: Our creative fans should be rewarded! And what better way to celebrate the launch of our new Baby Boutique than with a Family Fun Photo Contest?

All you have to do to enter is snap a picture of how you and your kids re-purposed your FreshDirect boxes and fill out the entry form here.

What could you win? Up to $2000 in prizes is up for grabs including ten $100 FreshDirect e-gift cards and products from our new Baby Boutique.

From Brisket to Kugel: Passover Recipes

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Indulge in our Flourless Chocolate Cake for Passover

Do you have your Passover Seder dinner already planned?

If not, don’t worry! We’ve put together some great recipes below including our hearty, homey kugel. (It’s just sweet enough to eat as a dessert, but it would also be right at home as a side dish or brunch option).

There’s also a nice recipe for Matzoh balls, which soak up the rich bouquet of deep amber chicken soup.

Plan ahead and make beef brisket – it is wonderful the day it is made, but even better on succeeding days—hot or cold. And it freezes well, with no loss of flavor. Lastly, the Passover brownies, baked at a high temperature and cooled quickly in ice water, are crusty on the outside but smooth and creamy within.

Any of these 5 recipes would be perfect for your Seder dinner:…

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