Having just launched the new FreshDirect Sandwich Shop, Chef Tina Bourbeau chats with us about eating her way through Philadelphia’s legendary sandwich shops, developing the FreshDirect line and what it takes to go from a good sandwich to a great sandwich….
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:…
In winter (even warm ones), I like making meals that remind me of home, especially classic favorites like chicken Parmesan. Is there anything better than hearty sauce and fresh mozzarella on a cold winter’s night? (If your answer is “yes,” please let me in on your secret immediately!)
When I’m cooking for friends, I pull out all the stops—no jarred sauces. But when cooking for myself I don’t always have the already-made sauce in the freezer (or the hours to spend over the stove).
Now that I work at FreshDirect, I’ve been cutting a lot of corners to save time on weeknight meals, mostly in the form of precooked items. So this time I wanted to try combining some of our ready-to-cook/precooked components to make an easy, healthier version of one of my favorite meals….
Where will you be when the fireworks go up… and more importantly, what will you be eating?
Thankfully, Independence Day falls on July 4th every year, otherwise, we might have had to create a national summer picnic holiday instead.
While we stop to mark our nation’s birthday, we can also celebrate this moment when the real summer bounty begins to appear.
Fresh local herbs and greens make salads exciting. New crops of zucchini and berries add pizzazz to mealtime. And who can resist the lure of a crisp, sweet slice of watermelon?
We’ve gathered five delicious inspirations for your weekend festivities: enjoy picnic-ready salads, an easy grilling favorite and a classic chocolate indulgence for dessert….
School’s out, summer’s here and the open road awaits. For thousands of families, that can mean only one thing: ROAD TRIP!
So many of my friends are new parents, and they’re always looking for ways to feed and entertain their kids on the road.
Yes, I’m still talking about bean dips… I can’t help it.
Picnic season is upon us and bean dips make an excellent addition to the blanket — they’re easy to make, are best served at room temperature and can be taken pretty much anywhere since they don’t rely on mayonnaise for a rich, creamy texture.
Even better? These two tasty dips easily double as spreads for al fresco sandwich-making. The white bean dip is fantastic on crusty sourdough with marinated artichokes and roasted peppers; the green pea dip is divine with ham on pumpernickel….
My husband and I recently had the pleasure of meeting our close friends’ newborn. The new parents were glowing and proud, but also exhausted, a little delirious, and largely housebound (heavily nesting, by choice).
In a surge of maternal feelings of my own, I very much wanted to take care of our friends and help them navigate their way in taking care of their newborn son.
They had more than enough to handle at home with the newborn, mom recovering, nonna staying in the spare room, and a regular stream of well-wishers visiting, so I crafted a special FreshDirect delivery of my favorite foods custom-picked for them….
In an earlier post, I tried Chef Terrance Brennan’s Fettucine with Shrimp, Tomato Confit & Creamy Pesto — and it changed my life. I’m not even exaggerating.
That one dish was so delicious that it forever altered my perception of what a microwave meal can be.
So the next time I sat down to do a FreshDirect order, I was super excited to try some of the other 4-Minute Meals. They had to be just as good, right?…
Back when I was a picky eater, I spent a lot of time feeling guilty about not eating enough vegetables.
I knew they were good for me, and I even knew I’d feel better when I ate them, but I just couldn’t do much more than eat a salad once or twice a week.
Now that I’ve welcomed the wonders of vegetables into my life (Brussels sprouts! Cucumbers!), my guilt has shifted.
Now it’s not bringing my lunch to work that makes me feel a tiny bit like a failure. …
But when my ingredients for Pasta with Ricotta, Herbs, and Lemon and White Bean, Red Onion, and Tomato Salad arrived this past Saturday (along with my grocery staples like orange juice, garlic, and arugula), all clearly labeled and smelling wonderful, I began to look forward to my recipe adventure….