• New York,  WorldWide

    Orca Bay Seafood releases all new Dinner Entrée Line

    Orca Bay Seafoods, Inc. is set to release their new Dinner Entrée Line in 2017. The first three dinner entrees are Albondigas, Cioppino, and Jjamppong soups. They are gourmet quality designed meals for two people that are easily prepared and ready in minutes.

    Orca Bay Seafoods, Inc. has added a new product line to their retail offerings- dinner entrees. This new line features three new meal solutions including Mexican Seafood Soup (Albondigas), Traditional Fisherman’s Stew (Cioppino), and Spicy Korean Seafood Noodles (Jjamppong). All three items contain 2 servings and are made with premium seafood.

    Chef Bo Maisano, Research & Development manager says, “When developing the first set of dinner entrees I wanted to entice the appetites of millennials and Hispanic Americans as well as keeping the overall desire of Americans to eat at home, conveniently, cost efficiently and healthily.” He also adds, “Traditional, old fashioned soups are a more powerful remedy than any known medicine, we should be eating more soup!”

    The seafood in the albondigas item is an Alaska cod and shrimp seafood meatball in a tomato chili broth made with traditional Mexican chilies and flavors. Cioppino consists of Alaska cod, calamari, mussels, and shrimp in a rich tomato and wine broth. The jjamppong has Alaska cod, shrimp, mussels, and squid with udon noodles and vegetables in a spicy broth.

    The Seattle-based seafood company created the Dinner Entrée line to appeal to consumers that desire gourmet, ethnic flavors at home that are convenient and healthy.  The calories per serving for the three new items range from 90-270 calories and from 7 grams to 21 grams of protein with less than 1 gram of saturated fat.

    About Orca Bay Seafoods: Orca Bay Seafoods is a leading North American seafood processor and distributor since 1985. Based in Renton, WA, Orca Bay distributes retail and foodservice seafood products, including the Orca Bay brand club store, 10 oz., and now 5 oz. retail lines. Orca Bay portions and packs all products in their 25,000 square foot headquarters. The high efficiency plant combines the very latest technology with comprehensive food safety oversight in compliance with USFDA HACCP guidelines.

  • New York,  WorldWide

    New Organic Tomatoes from Pacific Foods Capture Bold Backyard Flavor in BPA-Free Cartons

    One of the most frequently used pantry staples, canned tomatoes, is getting a dramatic upgrade from Pacific Foods this month. The family-owned company is

    introducing five Organic Tomato varieties packaged in BPA-free cartons. It’s promising flavor so good home cooks will notice the difference and think twice about the tomatoes they use both for fresh applications – like bruschetta and salsa – and amazing sauces, stews, soups and more.

    “Most people think all packaged tomatoes are the same but it’s simply not true,” said Kimberly Nieves, brand manager at Pacific Foods. “Thoughtful ingredient selection and cooking method can noticeably elevate the flavor of packaged tomatoes, even when cooked into recipes. At Pacific, we start with the most flavorful variety then treat it with care to bring out the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, natural texture and rich color.”

    Not Your Garden Variety Tomatoes

    Pacific’s simple recipe features Roma variety tomatoes, preferred by home canners for their full flavor and meatiness. Gentle steam peeling removes skins without the use of lye, while a “flasheat” preservation process reduces cook time by 90 percent compared to canned varieties. Authentic flavor, texture and nutrition are sealed in with no chemicals, additives or anything artificial.

    “Our tomatoes live up to the same standards for quality as all of our other cooking staples like broth, stock and beans,” added Nieves. “We use as few ingredients as possible, making sure each one has a purpose to let the true flavor shine through. One bite of our tomatoes and you’ll taste the difference.”

    Pacific’s Organic Tomato varieties include Diced; Strained; Crushed; Crushed with Onion, Garlic & Basil and Tomato Sauce. Naturally free of GMOs and gluten-free, they’re packaged in BPA-free, shelf-stable cartons and available now at natural food stores and conventional grocers nationwide (SRP $3.99-$4.99 for 26.46 oz.).


    About Pacific Foods

    Founded in 1987 in Tualatin, Ore., Pacific Foods is dedicated to sourcing simple ingredients cultivated through sustainable practices, making products that nourish, and increasing access to healthy, wholesome foods. It offers a wide variety of organic products, including flavorful soups, sauces, broths and stocks, as well as the broadest range of non-dairy beverages and a growing collection of dips, meals and sides. Pacific’s delicious, nutritious foods are inspired by traditional recipes made convenient for busy, health-conscious consumers. The company’s products are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada in mainstream grocery and natural food stores. For more information, visit www.pacificfoods.com.

  • WorldWide

    @onioncrunch helps with post-Thanksgiving blues

    It’s now a week after Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep eating. Here’s a small sampling of what you can eat between now and the next big holiday.

    Scrambled eggs with kale!


    Green beans!




    All savory dishes can be improved with a dash of Onion Crunch (original roasted is very versatile):


    I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s delicious, especially when compared with the other crunch choices:

    OC challenge

    In the words of Onion Crunch themselves, “Put it on everything!”

  • New York

    @Mias_Kitchen Pasta Sauce

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    Get saucy with it!  Enough Miley talk for me – if you want to get really saucy you have to try California brand Mia’s Kitchen. A real kick and a real game changed in the pasta sauce – It is awesome and it is totally fun!

    An out of the box, quirky young woman from sonoma. Mia and her mother, Nancy, developed the mia’s kitchen brand to share the bounty of their italian culinary skills with cooks and “foodies” who have an appreciation of fine epicurean experiences with a casual twist and who enjoy “eating gourmet everyday.”

    I enjoy eating gourmet everyday and definitely recommend that you give your Tortellini new life with Mia’s Kitchen.

  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Event LOVE: Red Rock Culinary Experience #RedRockMalbec

    I was looking forward to the Red Rock Culinary Experience for weeks, and could barely contain myself on the day of the event. I was so stressed out with preparing for my move, that I was in desperate need for an escape…even if it was only for a little while. I was picked up in a Lincoln Town Car and whisked off to a beautiful townhouse by the lake. I was greeted with lots of smiles, delicious aromas and a glass of the new premium Red Rock Malbec from California. I knew instantly that it was going to be an amazing night.

    We enjoyed a menu inspired by the balanced flavours of Red Rock Malbec, which featured dishes MASTERFULLY prepared on hot-rocks, not to mention desserts to die for. I really didn’t want the night to end… there was sweet relaxing live music in the background, everyone was laughing and smiling, the food and drinks were FLOWING *sigh* it was heavenly! We even got to go outside to stack/balance rocks and create our very masterpieces… I was super proud of mine, until I looked to the right and saw that Grace had stacked AND balanced like a million rocks and she was still going!

    Look at her go!

    I really had an amazing time, my belly was full from the all the food, and my spirits were HIGH from all the wine and good company, it was truly a beautiful and blessed night.

    Red Rock Malbec. So. Damn. Good.

    Yes. Pour me another one please 🙂

    I sat by the bbq to stay as close to the lobster as possible. It was DELICIOUS.


    The view.

    I can’t even begin to describe how amazing this townhouse is!

    The Chef and I were instant BFFs!

    The Rock stacking and balancing expert

    he stacked and balanced all of these

    and these…

    and then we tried

    my creation and my wine 🙂

    then it was back to the food

    nom nom

    Me and Papa John

    sweet sweet music!

    dessert was so good!

    Thank you so much for inviting me, and a HUGE thank you to the praxis pr team for always been so kind to me, I already miss you all 🙁

    peace and love


  • Toronto

    A Merry Time @MedievalTimes

    As the winter is fast approaching and it is way too cold to be outside, why not switch up your date night routine with fun at Medieval Times!  I must have driven by this place 1000 times and wondered what it would be like. For Canadian Thanksgiving, I finally had a chance to experience the 11th Century at their Toronto venue!

    Once we arrived at the venue, there were full costumed greeters and they gave us all table numbers with corresponding color paper crowns and flags. We were with the Red and Yellow Knight and part of their table. Then we were seated front and center to see all the action in our color section.  Each section has their own color, knight and horse that participate in jousting games and other spectacular performances. When the knight wins a competition, he receives a carnation from the Princess which he will toss to the audience in his section.

    The food was delicious! We had Tomato Soup in a cast iron skillet (made of plastic!) and garlic bread.  For the main course, we had fire roasted  chicken leg and ribs with potato wedges. YUMMY!  The dessert was an apple pie pastry.

    The entire 2 hour event was fun and safe (they drop down nets to prevent debris or dirt to fly at you during the action parts).

    What a fun way to spend time and be entertained with friends and family!

    Check out where you see the action on http://www.MedievalTimes.com

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