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Cook Your Way Through Winter Citrus Season!

posted on January 22nd, 2019 by Dani Fogel

Winter citrus season is well underway and we’re hoping many of you have already fully enjoyed the beautiful bounty and devoured countless juicy and sweet oranges, mandarins, grapefruits, and more. While you may have enjoyed the fruits as a simple and healthy snack, have you experimented with any citrus focused recipes yet? We’re here to help inspire you with everything from bright and not-too-sweet spritz, to a refreshing grapefruit, arugula, and avocado salad to citrusy sweets. The creations are endless and we’ve only just gotten started! Orange and Mint Boozy Spritz - Makes 4 cocktails For a truly refreshing combination that’ll awaken your senses, look no further than this bubbly orange and mint beverage. We recommend freshly squeezed juice for an unmatched crafted cocktail experience that is natural and light. Cheers! Recipe: 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4  cup freshly squeezed lime juice 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup simple… Read More

Avocado toast, 6 ways!

posted on January 10th, 2019 by Dani Fogel

There are very few foods out there that are equally as delicious for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but we’re very grateful that avocado toast is one of them! This healthy food trend is definitely here to stay, so we’ve outlined a few of the most craveable ways to enjoy the ever so popular and even more addicting "avo toast". The green fruit, that honestly tastes and spreads like some kind of healthy green butter, is packed with nutritional benefits like good-for-you, heart-healthy fats, fiber, and potassium. Paired with whole-grain or gluten-free bread and some creative toppings, avocado toast is a meal that allows you to show off your inner chef and will have you feeling completely satisfied with just minimal effort in the kitchen. 1. Put an Egg on It! Talk about a match made in foodie heaven! Avocado toast with a fried or poached egg on top truly takes your meal to the next level. A runny yolk adds multi-dimensional flavor and even more health benefits, like a boost… Read More

Easy Weeknight Roasted Veggies

posted on January 2nd, 2019 by Leslie Thomas

The New year means getting back on track with a lot of things in life. Back on the grind at the 9-5, back to the gym, and back to healthier eating. But just because the holiday season is over doesn't mean that things are slowing down for all of us. A busy work and home life can still lead to deceptively healthy take-out, which will prevent us from fulfilling those healthier living new year's resolutions. We're here to help. May we suggest an all too easy and oh-so simple weeknight dinner? A hot and juicy hormone and antibiotic-free rotisserie chicken from our stores paired with easy and oh, so flavorful roasted vegetables. Because roasting vegetables like carrots, squash, and potatoes is what you do in the chilly Winter months. Ingredients: 2 lb Yukon Gold potatoes 2 lb. Rainbow carrots, peeled and cut on a bias 2 tablespoons olive or grapeseed oil 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely cut 1 tablespoon Rosemary, finely cut 1 tablespoon butter Salt and… Read More

Meal Prep Like a Pro in 2019

posted on January 1st, 2019 by Leslie Thomas

We get it; takeout and processed foods are just so much easier. Cooking a wholesome meal is sometimes the last thing we have time for. You’ve probably heard of meal prepping - it’s a health trend that got popular a few years ago and has stuck around - for good reason. Meal prepping makes eating healthy easy and quick, week after week. But there’s a misconception about the trend - you don’t have to eat the same thing everyday. You can absolutely mix-and-match your meals with just a few variations in sauces, toppings, and sides. That way it never gets boring and it's easier to stay on track. All is takes is some patience in the kitchen and just a couple of hours (3 hours, max if you're not much of a cook) and you've got a week's worth of healthy lunch and dinners that won't break the bank or upset your taste buds either. We suggest going through the meal prep on Sundays, when you're least likely to have work or social obligations. So go grab your favorite glass… Read More

Winter Citrus Margarita

posted on January 1st, 2019 by Lauren Murphy

When you think of margaritas you might be reminded of summer. But with all the winter citrus slowly making their way into stores, it's a perfect excuse to make a fresh hand squeezed margarita. Feel free to adapt the recipe below and make it your own. The beauty of winter citrus is that they are all unique in flavor and are great to mix and match! Ingredients to make 4 mason jars: 3 limes 1 Cara Cara Pink Navel 1.5 Pink Grapefruits 1 Tangelo 1 Clementine 6 oz Tequila Sparkling water (optional to cut juice) Ice Salt for rim (optional) Instructions: Squeeze the juice from desired citrus into bowl Strain out pulp and seeds In a small pitcher mix citrus juice and tequila Add sparkling water to taste (If salting rim) Rub lime wedge along rim of glass and then dip glass in rimming salt Fill mason jars or margarita glasses with refreshing beverage Garnish with a bright slice of citrus Read More

Game Day Grub: An Easy Recipe For Every Quarter of the Game

posted on December 30th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Football season is slowly coming to an exciting end and with it means parties complete with burgers, beer, and Buffalo chicken wings. Because a fantastic spread of indulgences can make winning that much better...and losing a little more tolerable (strong emphasis on a little). Whether you're hosting or you're contributing to a potluck party, you shouldn't have to stress over cooking - leave all that stress and nail-biting for the game! That's why we're helping you out with 4 easy, tried and true recipes for College Football Saturdays and NFL Sunday and Monday. One recipe for each quarter...and beers for all at halftime! 1st Quarter: Our Own Homemade Guacamole - Yes, this one is a "cheat." But a really, really good cheat. Our delightfully chunky and flavorful guacamole is made fresh everyday in our kitchens using perfectly ripe avocados, cilantro, onion, and tomato. Serve it in a pretty bowl and pair with your favorite tortilla chips and your friends will never know you didn't… Read More

A Tropical Twist on Eggnog

posted on December 20th, 2018 by Dani Fogel

Over the last millennium, spiced and spiked eggnog has taken its spot as a classic Christmas drink. Love it or hate it, the creamy cups of cheer usually make their way to holiday parties as a way to raise spirits. Traditionally, eggnog is made with egg yolks, rum, and warm spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. This year, we’re introducing a tropical twist that may just get naysayers to change their tune: mango. Before building the beverage, it’s important to find a ripe and juicy mango. Our best tip is not to judge by color, but actually by feel. A ready-to-eat mango will have a slight give, much like ripe peaches or avocados. Then, it’s time to get the party started. Tropical Eggnog Ingredients: 1/4 cup spiced rum 5 cups of milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup mango puree 12 eggs 1/2 lb sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon Directions: Separate eggs and set whites in the refrigerator. In a mixing bowl, whisk yolks until creamy. Gradually add ¼ lb of sugar, beating at… Read More

Spice, Ice, and Everything Nice

posted on December 17th, 2018 by Dani Fogel

Even in the middle of a winter chill, sometimes all it takes is a tropical cocktail to transport you to a nice hammock with a beautiful beach view. This spice and ice drink with succulent mango and plenty of heat might just do the trick. Not only are mangoes juicy and delicious, but they’re also high in vitamins, especially C, and contain no cholesterol or fat, giving you even more reasons to indulge in this fruity and spicy treat. Spice and Ice Ingredients: 2 oz rum 3/4 oz Ginger-Habanero Syrup Adam’s 7 Spice Blend 1 lime, freshly squeezed 3/4 oz mango puree 1 slice fresh mango, for garnish   Directions: Ginger-Habanero Syrup Heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to just before boiling point with 1 seeded habanero pepper and 3 oz freshly sliced ginger. Remove habanero 5 minutes after taking off heat. Cool and strain out ginger. Adam’s 7 Spice Blend Whisk together 2 parts ground cinnamon, 2 parts ground fennel, 2 parts ground ginger, 1… Read More

Bristol Farms’ Rib Roasts for the Holiday

posted on November 23rd, 2018 by Rick Stidham

If you are looking for the best rib roast to enjoy this holiday season, then look no further than Bristol Farms! We offer a variety of rib roasts with a guarantee of quality you can count on. Our USDA Choice and Prime Natural Rib Roasts are always vegetarian-fed, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, and humanely raised. These rib roasts are available for ordering online starting December 10th or by calling your nearest Bristol Farms Meat Department. Ordering is available through December 22, but we encourage you to order early to ensure availability. Be sure to check out our go-to recipe for Herb Crusted Prime Rib, which shines through a delicious mixture of fresh herbs and spices. To take your rib roast to the next level, be sure to check out our Dry Aged Rib Roasts (available for ordering in store). Dry Aged Rib Roasts What makes Bristol Farms' Dry Aged Rib Roasts so special? Unwrapped subprimals of USDA Prime or Choice beef rib sections are placed in a specially constructed, very cold… Read More

Pie‑Oh‑My! Our Holiday Bake‑Off {recipe contest} is Here!

posted on November 13th, 2018 by Dani Fogel

Apples and pumpkins and pecans, oh my! From buttery crusts to decadent fillings, it just wouldn’t feel like the holidays without the smell of a freshly baked pie in the air. We all know making dessert can be an exact science, so this year, we want to honor the bakers in our life with a heaping slice of love. Think your classic apple makes others want to hide in the orchard? Does your grandma’s homemade creation have people trying to hunt down a secret ingredient? If so, this contest is for you. First, bake your signature pie anytime between November 12th and December 31st. Then, get your masterpiece ready for its close and snap a well-lit photo to send with your entry. Usually, natural light is best. Submit your pic and the full recipe on Instagram by using the hashtag #BFholidaypiebakeoff or email us at e-mailer@bristolfarms.com to be considered. Keep an eye on the pie prize: grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card and two runner-up winners will score $100 gift… Read More

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