20 Minute Meals: Sautéed Haddock with Lemon Pesto

Sauteed Haddock with Lemon Pesto #festfoods

Pesto is an Italian sauce traditionally made of blended basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and olive oil. However, what makes pesto so special is that you can make it any way you like! A blend of greens, such as arugula and spinach; any tree nut you like, such as walnuts, pecans or almonds; or you

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Dark Chocolate Pudding + GIVEAWAY!

Dark Chocolate Pudding #festfoods

When you think of dessert, what comes to mind as your absolute favorite? I can name mine: Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Oh, and did I mention I love chocolate in the form of pudding?! It is creamy, rich and decadent, and everything I could ever want in a dessert.

But, as we all know, it’s not exactly

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: Eat Well Lime Black Bean Fiesta Salad


We all know that Super Bowl Sunday is not just about the game – it’s also about the food and festivities! In honor of the big game, I’m sharing one of our favorite Eat Well salads that makes the perfect ingredient in tons of fabulous football recipes. It’s the Eat Well Lime Black Bean Fiesta Salad from our deli department at

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Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry #festfoods

I am a fanatic for Asian stir fry, and have called for takeout numerous times. But, because I have the urge to master restaurant cuisine, I decided to take the risk of recreating one of my very favorite dishes – Beef & Broccoli! I stocked up on all of the Asian staple ingredients: Soy sauce, sriracha,

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20 Minute Meals: Chicken Tortilla Pie

Chicken Tortilla Pie #festfoods

We all love Mexican food, right? But, sometimes we get bored with the usual tacos and enchiladas. This recipe is sure to spice things up. We’re taking the traditional Mexican ingredients and turning them into a super-fun creation! This Chicken Tortilla Pie is layers of hearty corn tortillas, tender chicken, spicy salsa and ooey-gooey cheese baked to perfection. Now

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: POM Wonderful® 100% Pomegranate Juice

POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice #festfoods

Have you ever tried a pomegranate? Each pomegranate fruit contains hundreds of delicious seeds that are fun to eat and packed with vitamin C to help ward off colds, which is especially important this time of year! While I love snacking on the seeds, sometimes I don’t have time to slice up a plump pomegranate. My solution:

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Paying it Forward for the Holidays


Whew! The holidays are behind us and things have settled down a bit so I thought I’d throw out another blog posting. Grocery is a lot like any other retail business in that the holidays are some of our busiest days on the calendar. The Festival team always has some fun during the hustle and bustle, while still feeling the pressure

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20 Minute Meals: Italian Sausage Ragu with Polenta

Italian Sausage Ragu #festfoods

Have you ever tried polenta? It is a deliciously creamy side dish made from corn meal that is often served Italian-style. In this recipe, we use instant polenta, which cooks in less than 5 minutes! We are pairing it with a tangy tomato sauce and robust turkey sausage for a perfectly simple Italian meal! Prep and cook time is

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Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Minis

Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Minis #festfoods

We all love meatloaf, right? It’s one of those staple meals we make over and over again simply because everyone loves it. What if I told you that with just a few simple tricks, you could revitalize the beloved meatloaf and make it even better?! This recipe is super-special because the meatloaves are mini {why is mini

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The Dietitian’s Top Pick: East Wind Almond Butter – No Salt

East Wind Almond Butter-No Salt #festfoods

Have you tried almond butter? Right up there with beloved peanut butter, almond butter is one of my favorite foods. With a similar texture, the taste profile is just a tad bit nuttier and richer than peanut butter. Both butters are packed with protein and heart healthy fats; however, almond butter has a little more vitamin E,

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