3 Easy DIY Juice Recipes

Cilantro

Easy DIY juices

Making raw, fresh vegetable and fruit juices using a home juice extractor is all the rage these days. For first timers, it can seem time consuming, labor intensive, and extremely intimidating, especially because of its association with juice fast diets and cleansing regiments.

But actually, juicing occasionally when you feel like it and purely for the pleasure of experimenting and trying delicious juices can be a really fun, creative activity. And with the help of FreshDirect, juicing can actually be way more convenient than its reputation would lead you to believe.

This week I made three juices that totally rocked my world. FreshDirect makes it so easy to get your hands on tons of fresh, high-quality produce without having to step foot in a grocery store and schlep everything back to your kitchen.  And as you’ll see, some of the produce comes already cut and washed!  If you own a juicer or have access to one, you should definitely give these recipes a try.  Happy juicing!…

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Glückliches Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest at home

Oktoberfest at home

Can’t make it to the festival in Munich this week? Let FreshDirect bring Oktoberfest to your door! We have an entire section on our website devoted to Oktoberfest essentials and favorites.

And although Oktoberfest is a celebration that technically lasts 16 days, from late September to the first weekend in October, in my kitchen, Oktoberfest is synonymous with autumn, and I celebrate it all October long!

To help you get into the Bavarian spirit, I’ve prepared some classic German dishes for you to try out on your own….

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Grilling in the City

Bison burgers

Bison burgers on the grill

Growing up in the suburbs, my family used the outdoor grill for practically every meal in the summertime. So this time of year, right around Labor Day, I get really psyched for the last days of summer grilling.

But having just recently moved into the city, I’ve run into a problem that I didn’t foresee: how is a city dweller like me expected to satisfy his appetite for outdoor grilling in a small apartment?! As a determined griller, I sought out a few solutions for how to make your summer grilling favorites when living in a small urban space….

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Connor Makes Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

One of my favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, is right around the corner, and I thought I’d let you in on a little family secret: Grandma Caley’s Famous Irish Soda Bread.  No St. Patrick’s Day is complete without several loaves of this Irish treasure as part of your spread.  The Caley recipe, of unknown provenance somewhere between the Celtic shores of Muir Èireann and the Isle of Man, has been in my family for generations; simple and customizable, it’s sure to delight your friends and family.

In addition to the traditional Irish Soda Bread, I’ll try out two interesting variations in hopes of finding a more “modernized” version of the recipe.  With these recipes, the ingredients (which can all be found at FreshDirect), and a little bit of luck, you’ll find the ISB that’s perfect for you, even if your baking skills are a little, shall we say, green…

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