Food and Beverage
Savor Spring Flavor with Fresh Seafood Recipes
(Family Features) Fresh, flavorful ingredients take springtime meals to another level, and it’s hard to top seafood as a seasonal favorite. Skip the wait at restaurants and instead create your own savory seafood dishes by taking advantage of easy-to-make recipes.
While takeout may be an easy option, the satisfaction of enjoying a delicious, home-cooked meal like Shrimp Pad Thai with Jasmine Rice can make you feel like you’re enjoying a restaurant-quality dinner. Next time you’re craving Asian cuisine, swap out traditional rice noodles for this version with Jasmine rice as an aromatic, quick-cooking solution for your own spin on a classic.
Take the guesswork out of cooking rice with an option like Success Boil-In-Bag Rice, which offers a heat safe, BPA-free and FDA-approved solution for fluffy, flavorful rice that cooks up perfectly. The high-quality grains are quick, easy, mess-free and ready in 10 minutes, so you can enjoy hassle-free dishes such as Successful Crab and Rice Cakes.
These crispy crab cakes come together easily and are served with a zesty, homemade aioli that tastes just like you’re on the coast. If you’re new to making crab cakes, it’s simpler than it may seem – just cook rice beforehand so it can cool then mix in beaten eggs, seafood and seasonings. Refrigerating and resting the mixture helps it hold together before frying to a mouthwatering golden brown for a delicious appetizer, snack or side dish.
Visit SuccessRice.com to find more springtime meal ideas.
Shrimp Pad Thai with Jasmine Rice
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
- 1 bag Success Jasmine Rice
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
- 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons dry roasted peanuts, chopped
- 4 lime wedges
- Prepare rice according to package directions. Set aside.
- In small bowl, combine brown sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, soy sauce and chili garlic sauce. Set aside.
- In large wok or skillet over high heat, heat 1/2 tablespoon oil. Quickly scramble egg. Remove from pan and reserve.
- Add remaining oil to wok over high heat. Add shrimp and garlic; stir-fry 5 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked. Add reserved sauce and rice; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add green onions and reserved egg; toss to combine.
- Divide pad Thai between four bowls. Top each with bean sprouts, cilantro and peanuts. Serve with lime wedges.
Successful Crab and Rice Cakes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
- 1 bag Success Brown Rice
- 2 eggs
- 1 pound lump crabmeat
- 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 lemon, zest and juice only
- lemon wedges (optional)
- To make crab cakes: Prepare rice according to package directions. Allow to cool.
- In medium bowl, beat eggs lightly. Stir in rice, crabmeat and seafood seasoning; mix well. Refrigerate 5 minutes. Shape mixture into eight patties.
- In large, nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Working in batches, carefully place patties in skillet. Cook 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.
- To make aioli: Stir together mayonnaise, garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice.
- Serve aioli with crab cakes and garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.
Food and Beverage
Top 5 Must-Try Ice Cream Brands to Cool You Down This Summer
Summer is just around the corner, and there is no better way to beat the heat than with a delicious scoop of ice cream! With so many brands to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide on the perfect flavor and brand for your summer treat. In this post, we’ll be discussing the five best ice cream brands that are sure to cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth.
Ben & Jerry’s
Ben & Jerry’s is a classic brand that has been around since 1978. They are known for their unique and creative flavors such as Cherry Garcia and Half Baked. Not only are their flavors delicious, they are also known for using high-quality and fair-trade ingredients.
Haagen-Dazs is another popular brand that has been around for over 50 years. Their ice cream is made with only the finest ingredients and is known for its rich and creamy texture. With classic flavors like Vanilla and Chocolate, as well as unique ones such as Green Tea and Honey Salted Caramel Almond, there is something for everyone.
Jeni’s is a newer brand that has quickly gained popularity for their unique and innovative flavors. They use natural, whole ingredients and their ice cream contains no synthetic flavorings or dyes. Their signature flavor is Salty Caramel, but they also have flavors like Brown Butter Almond Brittle and Raspberry Rose.
Talenti is a gelato brand that originated in Italy and has since become popular worldwide. Their gelato is made in small batches with fresh, natural ingredients. They have classic flavors like Vanilla Bean and Chocolate, but also have unique options such as Sea Salt Caramel and Pumpkin Pie.
Graeter’s is a family-owned brand that has been around for over 150 years. They are known for their “French Pot” process, which allows them to make small batches of ice cream that have a rich and creamy texture. Their signature flavor is Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, but they also have flavors such as Buckeye Blitz and Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip.
No matter what brand you choose, you can’t go wrong with a delicious scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic flavor or feeling adventurous and want to try something new, these five brands.
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Food and Beverage
Organic for All! Clean Juice Introduces Value Menu to Celebrate Summer
$6 Summer Value Menu Features Fresh New Flavors Across Several Menu Categories for a Limited Time
CHARLOTTE, N.C. /PRNewswire/ — Clean Juice®, the first and only USDA-certified organic juice and food bar franchise, announced today its latest menu innovation with its $6 Summer Value Menu to commemorate the season. With the guest as its focal point, the brand’s latest seasonal innovation ensures that each new menu item looks and tastes great while delivering a healthy, nutrient-packed, and accessible organic meal option for all. The seasonal limited time offering features seven products, four of which are new, for under $6.
“At Clean Juice, we believe that healthy, nourishing food should be accessible to everyone, and it should taste good, too,” said Landon Eckles, CEO of Clean Juice. “Our $6 Organic Summer menu line-up offers new guests a way to try our organic smoothies, juices, and food items at a price that won’t break the bank. For 100 Days of Summer, our guests can enjoy a limited-edition menu featuring summer-forward items, each for $6!”
Clean Juice aims to reach more guests with all organic food offerings at a lower price point without lowering the nutritional integrity that built the award-winning brand across 33 states and 130+ stores operating nationwide.
The $6 Summer campaign includes an all-organic lineup of new products, including:
- The Hot Pink Summer One (Fresh Juice) features organic lemon and pineapple juice blended with coconut water and dragon fruit and served over ice
- The Blueberry Lemonade One (Refresher) features organic lemon and apple juice blended with coconut water, honey and blueberries
- The Sunburst One (Smoothie) features organic apple juice blended with coconut water, strawberries, banana and honey
- The Cheese Melt – a toasted wrap with cheddar cheese, feta cheese, and hummus
Returning to Clean Juice for the $6 Summer Value Menu includes:
- The Iced Latte One (launched during Menu Madness in March ’23) – is a cold-brew coffee blended with almond milk, dates, maple syrup and vanilla. Served over ice & topped with cinnamon
- The Mocha One (launched during Menu Madness in March ’23) – a cold brew blended with almond milk, dates, maple syrup, vanilla and cacao. Served over ice & topped with cacao nibs
Popular Toast added to Value Menu including:
- The Almond Butter Toast (available at participating stores) – is a protein-packed toast made with organic almond butter, banana, honey and hemp seeds served on sprouted grain bread
Recently named #33 by Fast Casual in its Top 100 Movers and Shakers brands, Clean Juice continues to put guests first when creating new menu items that meet a high standard of health offerings, flavor profile, and visual integrity that represents the brand’s core values.
Clean Juice recently completed its first-ever “Menu Madness” promotion, with eight items competing for the guest favorite in a “secret menu,” available on the app and online. The competition focused on fresh-made juice concoctions as the base for smoothies, designed to present further health benefits and great flavors. The winner was the Mango Sunrise One, a two-tone refresher that features a mango-pineapple base with a strawberry topper.
About Clean Juice®
Landon and Kat Eckles started Clean Juice® in 2016 as the first USDA-certified organic juice and food bar franchise focused on sharing the importance of an organic, plant-based diet. Rooted in the “healthy body and a strong spirit” (3 John 1:2) scripture, Clean Juice® offers only organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, açaí bowls, toasts, salads, and other healthy foods in a warm and welcoming retail experience. Professional athlete and philanthropist Tim Tebow became a Franchise Partner after opening his first store in Jacksonville, FL, and is also the first Clean Juice national ambassador. There are more than 130 stores open and operating, with another 70+ in development. For more information about Clean Juice®, its leadership team, core values, and franchising opportunities, please visit www.cleanjuice.com or www.cleanjuicefranchising.com.
SOURCE Clean Juice
Food and Beverage
Summer Menu Alert: Wendy’s Summer Strawberry Salad is Back!
By popular demand, the fan-favorite salad has returned to menus to deliver the berry fresh tastes of summer
DUBLIN, Ohio /PRNewswire/ –
Enjoy the warmer weather and treat your taste buds to an explosion of summer-packed flavors with the return of the beloved Summer Strawberry Salad! Like all of Wendy’s® craft salads, the Summer Strawberry Salad is made fresh daily. Delivering the taste of summer with quality ingredients like sun-ripened, hand-picked strawberries, juicy grilled chicken, crisp Applewood smoked bacon, a savory Tuscan cheese blend, drizzled with a sweet and tangy Champagne Vinaigrette–all atop a bed of Wendy’s fresh spring mix lettuce blend for a perfectly sweet and savory flavor explosion!
When that summer salad craving hits, Wendy’s delivers the berry best ingredients of the season.
WHERE & WHEN:
Wendy’s Summer Strawberry Salad is available NOW at participating Wendy’s restaurants nationwide for a limited time.
As the only hamburger QSR to offer craft salads, Wendy’s is intentional about capturing and delivering the freshest flavors of the season. The Summer Strawberry Salad is a fan-favorite for the summertime – packed full of high-quality, flavorful ingredients and craveable flavors. Not to mention, it pairs excellently with Wendy’s Strawberry Frosty® – because we couldn’t help but give customers not one, but two strawberry-packed menu items to enjoy all season long.
HOW TO GET YOUR STRAWBERRY FIX ALL SUMMER LONG:
Snag the salad of the season at your nearest Wendy’s restaurant, online, or via the Wendy’s mobile app. Not to mention, if you order through the Wendy’s app, you can earn Wendy’s Rewards™ points to score free food!* (Pro tip: Wendy’s new Strawberry Frosty is only 200 rewards points on the app.) Talk about a sweet strawberry summer!
Wendy’s was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio. Dave built his business on the premise, “Quality Is Our Recipe®“, which remains the guidepost of the Wendy’s system. Wendy’s is best known for its made-to-order square hamburgers, using fresh, never frozen beef**, freshly-prepared salads, and other signature items like chili, baked potatoes and the Frosty dessert. The Wendy’s Company (Nasdaq: WEN) is committed to doing the right thing and making a positive difference in the lives of others. This is most visible through the Company’s support of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® and its signature Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program, which seeks to find a loving, forever home for every child in the North American foster care system. Today, Wendy’s and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across approximately 7,000 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world’s most thriving and beloved restaurant brand. For details on franchising, connect with us at www.wendys.com/franchising.Visit www.wendys.com and www.squaredealblog.com for more information and connect with us on Twitter and Instagram using @wendys, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wendys.
*Wendy’s Rewards available at participating U.S. Wendy’s. My Wendy’s™ account registration and use required to earn points and redeem rewards. Points have no monetary value. See www.wendys.com/Rewards for details.
**Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada.
SOURCE The Wendy’s Company
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