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Everything Food { trends for 2016 }

Food is exciting. Food is a conversation piece. Food brings people together. Food tells a story. Food is fuel. Food is something I love and love to learn about.

and the 3 month time period from November-January seems to put food at the forefront.

November – Thanksgiving and “official” beginning to the holiday season. I think now it is safe to say the scent of pumpkin is lingered throughout the ozone layer.
December – Holiday parties galore. Savor and Sweet on every table to celebrate the holiday season.
January – GREEN everything. The motivation of food shifts from flavor to fuel.

Food keeps the batteries charged and the minds hungry to see what the next big thing in food holds. Enter, food trends. A topic I look forward to each year 🙂 Dig in.

Food Trends to watch out for in 2016:
Veggies Take Center Stage: meat is the new side dish 🙂
SCRAMBLING FOR “CLEAN MENUS” : see ya never chemicals and additives.
Poke : poke who? a truly delipsch eat.
Spice Gallery : and not the fire breathing dragon kind. Think African, Moroccan, etc.
Food Waste Reduction : the diamond in the rough never shined so bright.
Sustainability : lifetime membership please and thank you.

I am most excited about veggie overload and addressing the importance of local sourcing and sustainability. Quality not Quantity.

Food trends keep those beautiful food minds and creators on an ever-demanding cycle of flavor.

I think it is only fair to give Pinterest a spotlight here. A revolving door of opportunity.
My favorite part of the Pinterest New Year … pages and suggestions flooded with delicious salad combinations, vegetable dishes that look like art, and greens at all time of the day. My feed looks as follows.
{ morning juices, acai bowls, and the star of the dinner plate }
pin2 pin1Beautiful, just beautiful. Talk about motivation and inspiration galore.

Don’t feel like whipping up a Roasted Garlic Ratatouille…

Then take the guesswork out of it all AND keep full quality in check.
Meet your new best friend – HELLO FRESH
HF1I am always a skeptic of food delivery systems. I find it challenging to keep quality at the forefront, but Hello Fresh found a way to do that and more. More? More options: flavors, cuisines, and variations of cooking methods to motivate and inspire a satisfied pallet.

Click here for my first { Hello Fresh }
 experience. [ Delipsch ]
Sage-Butter Pork Chops with Roasted Butternut Squash & Charred Broccolini


Interested? Click this link>>> Hello Fresh to get $40.00 off your first shipment?

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[ DELIPSCH EATS ] What’s in store for delipsch foods and recipe debuts in 2016

Korean — Bibimbap, Bulgogi, Gochujang … get in my belly
Fresh — whether it be vegetables from the garden or fish caught in the ocean.
Local — florida fresh forever and always. Abundance close to home.

A heightened focus on user-friendly access to find your favorite delipsch recipes, tips and tricks. A continual focus on the most important aspect…

Delipsch in print. yes, it will be happening!

I am always up for suggestions, so PLEASE speak your mind. Any conversation is positive.

Cheers to a successful 2016 blogging season. Looking forward to digging deeper into the wonderful world of health and nutrition. Till we meet again, enjoy your delipsch day.

Sage. Butter. Pork. Veg. Yum.

Check out yesterday’s post { Hello Fresh & Delipsch } for Recipe 1 of my Hello Fresh delivery: Shrimp Gyoza with Edamame Succotash (already have requests to make it again).

Recipe 2: Sage-Butter Pork Chops with Roasted Butternut Squash & Charred Broccolini

Yes, it was amazing. Yes, I will be making it again. Yes, it was enough food (for the “normal” eater…remember Ian and I eat for about 4 ha!)

This recipe was simple to follow and was ready in the 35ish minute suggested time frame (start to finish). Step 1: Prep it up
*Preheat oven 400
*Cube Butternut Squash
*Mince Garlic
*Slice Broccolini (length wise)
*Mince Sage
The only ingredients not provided (Butter, Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper)
I learned from the last recipe and prepped everything ahead of time. Roast the Butternut Squash & Broccolini according to directions. Sear the pork. I suggest using a Cast Iron Pan (pat the chops dry and season with salt and pepper). Easy Peezy. Last step Sage and Garlic Butter…heaven.

Platting was kind of rushed (girl’s gotta eat) I did a Bikram Yoga session prior so I was ready to dig in along with my “starving” counterpart.
The outcome…
GREAT. Flavors were on point, yet simple. Plus it does not hurt that I am pork and veggie lover.

The moral of the story here…TRY HELLO FRESH for your own Tastebud pleasure. I got a notification from a friend yesterday I just ordered it, with the coupon you can’t not give it a try. Excited!”

Ready for your turn to try Hello Fresh out and get $40.00 off your first shipment?

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Yea Baby! Save money and get quality food!

Till next time, enjoy a delispch day and let me know if you are the next one to try Hello Fresh. Stayed tuned for an Interval Workout coming to a blog post soon. Cheers!

{ Hello Fresh & Delipsch }

As promised, I said I would blog it up on my Hello Fresh experience (Recipe 1…still have 2 to go). Back track, Hello Fresh? Think fresh food and recipes (Vegetarian and Meet-Eating Friendly) to your doorstep…this will help explain it better…

Originally, I told myself…Chels, just get creative…come up with something on your own and everything will be fine, there is no point it having the food delivered to make the recipe (after all, I am one of the few who actually loves going to the grocery store)…anyone else weird like me?

Then I got to thinking…the price is actually pretty affordable when it comes to what is included. I utilized a newbie discount, so it was kind of hard to talk myself out of it! I still had my doubts though. Why?
*Well Ian and I eat for about 4 people…big appetites! There was no way I was going to get enough food to fill us up…
*I still was not sure about the quality…it just seemed too good to be true.
*CONFESSION TIME…I have a (VERY) hard time following recipes…I like to feel out my food…adjust accordingly and wing it for the most part. So yeah, this would definitely take some discipline.
*Flavor? Was the food actually going to taste good?

So, low and behold my package arrived…it was go time!IMG_0477Inside was everything I needed for 3 delipsch meals:IMG_0518


Recipe 1: Pan-Fried Shrimp Gyozas with Spring Edamema Succotash >>>>>>>>>>>

Recipe 2: Swedish Meatballs over Egg Noodles & Portobellos

Recipe 3: Sage-Butter Pork Chops with Roasted Butternut Squash & Charred Broccolini


When I prepped most of the ingredients (***To make it a speedy process, prep everything before and assembling or cooking)…Dinner was served start to finish in about 1 hour…
***How cute are those soy sauce fishies!
The process was quite simple, I did follow each direction (applaud, applaud)…but still did not think it would satisfy our appetites…sorry, girls gotta eat 😉
Gyoza Prep…Check!
Next Step…Saute up those bad boys and girls…(Get in my belly)IMG_0512While the Gyoza stays warm and crispy in the oven, make the Succotash…which comes together in literally 5ish minutes…and wahhh-laaaaaaaaaa Dinner is served! Don’t forget to serve with the Sesame & Soy Dipping Sauce….delipsch!

IMG_0515VERDICT…AMAZING (seriously though) it does not hurt that I am a superfan of anything Asian/Korean/Chinese…but the flavors here were on point!
“This is amazing Chel…(chewing)…seriously so good!”
I will whole-heartedly agree with Ian…it was amazing (one of those meals you can not wait to recreate soon!

***CONFESSION TIME (AGAIN) Even though I was able to make about 25ish Gyozas (a little goes a long way apparently) and the side of Succotash, I still made a side of stir-fry veg…I was stuck on the fact that it still was not going to be enough food, ha! Turns out, we definitely did not need the extra veg I made. There was plently of food for the 2 of us…but natually we still ate everything 🙂

OVERALL EXPERIENCE: 100% Delipsch with Recipe 1…we still have 2 more to go in the days coming…so stayed tuned for those pictures and blog posts. ANDDDDD I followed the recipe step by step (big step for me people, ha!)
Ready for your turn to try Hello Fresh out and get $40.00 off your first shipment?

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***Honestly that is like getting Farm Fresh Ingredients to your door for free…too good not to try at least once! Plus you can pause or cancel at any time. 

If you have any questions, please let me know. This was a great Food experience for me so far, beyond pleased with the quality and am waiting to finish up the rest of my order this week to place my next order.

Cheers to health & wellness alongside farm fresh food and recipes from Hello Fresh!