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Calling All Veggies, Front and Center!

Calling All Veggies, Front and Center!

Jennifer Cheng

Seeing the vibrant summer eggplants, peppers, tomatoes and fresh ears of corn come into our stores sparks some instant kitchen inspiration. When I see something that’s both in season and on sale, I pounce and start brainstorming meals right away.

Some of my favorite vegetable-centric meals are influenced by Yotam Ottolenghi, whose approach toward vegetables has changed the way that I cook. Though I’m no longer a vegetarian, I’ve come to view meat as a treat, not as a necessity to fill out my meal. Ottolenghi’s recipes honor the bright flavors of vegetables, celebrating them and turning them into dishes that are so satisfying that I don’t miss having meat as an entrée.

Here are some ingredients I like to have on hand when I’m throwing together my summer veggie meals:... Read More

Togo’s Giving Away 10,000 Free Sandwiches

Togo’s Giving Away 10,000 Free Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Especially free food? July 24th might seem like just another day, but think again! Togo’s Sandwiches is giving away 10,000 of its best-selling sandwich, the #24 Turkey & Avocado, this Thursday, July 24.

For over 40 years, the California-based sandwich chain has been whipping up hearty and delicious sandwiches and this giveaway will help to commemorate over 24 million #24s being sold. Here’s how you can score a free #24:

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"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills on Wednesday Evening!

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills on Wednesday Evening!

Arden Hills is celebrating “Sacratomato Week” by offering a special focus on cooking with herbs during the next “Live With the Chef” cooking class on Wednesday, July 23! 

Not only are fresh herbs aromatic, delicious and go great with fresh tomatoes, turns out they’re nutritious, too!   This special monthly cooking class is focused on incorporating fresh ingredients designed for a healthy and well balanced diet. You're invited to join this ongoing adult cooking series - couples are welcome, too!

Due to the popularity of this class, space is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, please call 916-482-6111; for more information, please visit http://www.ardenhills.net/home.php?display=dining

Make It a Festival Night in Sacramento

Make It a Festival Night in Sacramento

We're halfway through summer, which means it's festival time! Here are a few ways you can get your grub on at some of Sacramento's upcoming festivals.

161st Annual California State Fair, Cal Expo, July 11-27
As always, there will be hundreds of food vendors on hand at the historic fair at Cal Expo -- spaghetti ice cream, chocolate covered bacon, or fried anything -- but I especially can't wait to pick up some fresh produce from the Friends of the State Fair Farmers Market to help me stay on my healthy track! For details.

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar about Fresh Herbs!

Arden Hills Presents Wellness Seminar about Fresh Herbs!

Fresh herbs and spices add flavor and pizzazz to our favorite dishes, but did you know they’re packed with nutrition, too? 

Find out tips about buying fresh herbs and learn how to grow, store and preserve them, too. Nutritionist Irene Roltsch will provide useful information and answer questions during the next complimentary Wellness Education Seminar at Arden Hills on Wednesday evening, July 16 from 6 to 7 p.m.!

For more information about this complimentary Wellness Education Seminar, please call 916-292-5781 or visit http://ardenhills.net/home.php?display=fitness
 

Food52’s Favorite Ways to Preserve Summer Fruit

Food52’s Favorite Ways to Preserve Summer Fruit

The Editors at Food52.com

What to do when those perfumy peaches you bought for a hypothetical tart start feeling too squishy for baking? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. While there are endless ways to preserve summer fruit, we’ve collected a list of our favorite options. From fruit-infused vinegar to rhubarb-gin jam, you’ll be enjoying your summer fruits well into the next season... Read More

Affordable Fruit Desserts

Affordable Fruit Desserts

Value Guru

Tart cherries. Juicy peaches. Sweet strawberries. Pick peak-season fruit for that sweet spot where flavor and affordability live. 

Here are a few of our favorite fruit-based desserts that you can’t afford to miss, like that Gluten-Free Grilled Stone Fruit Trifle below that’s only $1.65 per serving! How sweet is that?... Read More