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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Citrus Week

For the week of October 3rd, we’re highlighting citrus in our recipes. If you’ve cooked a Green Chef dinner before, you know we’re partial to using zest from lemons, limes, and oranges to add that extra bright punch of flavor to your dish. Whether it’s zest or a squeeze of juice, citrus adds a perfect zing to your meals.   Here’s a few of our favorites from the menu:       · · · Green Chef delivers all you…

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Kernels of Truth: Corn Week

We’re featuring corn in a lot of our dishes for the week of July 25th. Why corn? Well as Executive Chef Dana puts it, “Because it’s delicious!” Our corn is picked at the peak of the season to retain as much of its natural sweetness as possible. And since we prep a lot of our ingredients for you, you can enjoy corn in a variety of ways next week without ever having to break down a full ear. Here’s what’s…

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Stems with Benefits: Turmeric

Ah, turmeric…a subterranean stem of many splendors. It’s a spice. It’s a coloring agent. It’s an anti-inflammatory agent with antioxidant properties, a combination that’s been shown to bring relief to those suffering from joint disease and slow the spread of cancer cells. An essential ingredient in curry powder and yellow mustard, turmeric also does wonders on its own. It imbues foods with a golden yellow hue, vibrant aroma, and mild, peppery flavor.  When we’re not drinking our turmeric, we’re using it to brighten…

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Lucky Legumes: Foods for the New Year

Some think good luck happens upon us by chance, like a spicy shishito pepper. Others believe we make our own luck; that, in the words of Roman philosopher Seneca, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” We think it’s a bit of both…but if there’s a chance one could eat good luck for dinner, count us in. That’s why next week, we’re joining revelers from New Orleans to Napoli to Rio in chowing down on some lucky legumes. On…

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Top of the Shop: Ras el Hanout

A beloved North African spice mixture, ras el hanout is particularly popular in Morocco, where it’s fabled to warm the body and carry aphrodisiac powers. Arabic for “head/top of the shop,”  (a.k.a. “top-shelf”), ras el hanout consists of the best spices in the house. Its exact components and proportions varies from shop to shop, cook to cook, and region to region. Each attar, or spice mixer, keeps his recipe secret. Some purists claim that true ras el hanout must contain…

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