05/13/13

The Perfect Gift for Wedding Season

Newlyweds-CookingNewlyweds are busy folks!

What with jobs, getting settled in, school, hobbies, and…other stuff…many of us can look back on that first year or two of married bliss and admit that those wonderful memories didn’t always extend to the kitchen.

A hautemealz.com gift subscription (monthly, or a full year) is a great way to make sure those crazy kids are enjoying healthy, delicious, and easy-to-prepare meals, that fit their budgets and hectic schedules.

This is especially true if one half of the happy couple has specialized needs like diabetic-friendly, calorie-restricted, or gluten-free…creating a whole new learning curve for the cook!

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05/2/13

Give the Gift of Hautemealz…for FREE!

First of all, a big Thank You to Hautemealz.com Meal Plan subscriber, Kelsey S., for this brilliant idea!

  • Are you currently subscribed to a hautemealz.com Meal Plan?
  • Do you wish there was a way you could share with others how much you love saving time, while serving delicious, nutritious, and easy to prepare dinners to your family?
  • Without asking them to sign up and pay first?

Now you can!

If you are a current hautemealz.com subscriber, use the form below to sign up a friend or family member for a FREE MONTH (that’s four weekly meal plans and grocery lists) of hautmealz.com!

Mother and Daughter Making a Salad

Once we confirm their interest*, recipients will receive the current weekly menus, in the category of their choice (Classic, Lighter-Side, Diabetic-Friendly, or Gluten Free), for the next four weeks.

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Recipients are eligible for one (1) gift subscription, and current subscribers may send up to four (4) gift subscriptions in a 30-day period**

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*Every gift subscription request will be personally verified with the potential recipient via email, and they must OPT IN by email confirmation, before any menus are sent.

To avoid spamming anyone, potential recipients will receive only ONE email to confirm. PLEASE let your gift recipient know that you’re signing them up…no surprise gifts, please!

**Any gift recipient who signs up for a hautemealz.com meal plan, during their free month, will no longer count towards this total.

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03/26/13

Homemade Flax Wraps with Hummus

Looking for something new for your meatless Monday?

Check out these Flax Wraps with Hummus from my old buddy, Amy Sedgwick!

Not only does this recipe look delicious, it’s also a heart-healthy powerhouse…

Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC. In the 8th century, King Charlemagne believed so strongly in the health benefits of flaxseed that he passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it.

Flax Wrap Hummus Recipe

Flax seeds contain high levels of dietary fiber as well as lignans, an abundance of micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that flax seeds may lower cholesterol levels, and initial studies suggest that flax seeds taken in the diet may benefit individuals with certain types of breast and prostate cancers. Flax may also lessen the severity of diabetes by stabilizing blood-sugar levels.

Flax Wrap Hummus Recipe

Chickpeas (also known as “garbanzo beans”) are one of the earliest cultivated legumes (7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East), and are a helpful source of zinc, folate and protein. Chickpeas are low in fat (and most of that is polyunsaturated), and recent studies have also shown that they, too, can assist in lowering of cholesterol in the bloodstream.

Enjoy!

Chef Perry

 

Flax Wrap Hummus from Amy Sedgwick on Vimeo.

03/21/13

National French Bread Day!

Pain de campagne (“country bread” in French), is typically a large round loaf (“miche”) made from either natural leavening or bakers yeast. Most traditional versions of this bread are made with a combination of white flour with whole wheat flour and/or rye flour, water, leavening and salt.

For centuries, French villages had communal ovens where the townsfolk would bring their dough to be baked, and the miches weighed from four to as much as twelve pounds. Such large loaves would feed a family for days or weeks, until the next baking day.

Communal Oven

A centuries-old communal oven in France

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06/24/12

Tips for grilling great veggie burgers and mock brisket recipe

Heyya Peeps,

Yesterday, a Facebook friend asked, “Do you have any suggestions on how to cook a veggie burger patty and keep it moist off the grill?”

FYI – A veggie burger is a hamburger-style patty that does not contain meat. The patty of a veggie burger may be made, for example, from vegetables, textured vegetable protein (soy meat), legumes, nuts, dairy products, mushrooms, wheat, or eggs. In places such as India where vegetarianism is widespread, McDonald’s and KFC serve veggie burgers. In Sweden, they call it the “McGarden”.

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