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Recipes: Veggie Delish Soup

INGREDIENTS

Celery, 1/3 Cup chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

Carrots, 1/3 Cup chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

Onions, 1/3 Cup chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

Napa Cabbage, 1 Cup roughly chopped

Bell peppers, 1 Cup chopped 1/2 inch

Fresh oregano, 1 TSP chopped

Fresh basil 1 TB chopped

Yellow squash, 1/2 Cup chopped into 1/2 cubes

2 Roma tomatoes, diced into 1/2 inch pieces

Garlic, 1 TSP, minced

Olive Oil (can substitute canola oil) 3 TB

Vegetable Stock, 2 quarts (8 Cups), low sodium

TOOLS

Medium soup pot (4 Quarts)

Mixing spoon

Cutting board and knife

Measuring spoons

Liquid measuring cup

DIRECTIONS

Heat oil in pot over medium heat

Sauté garlic, tomatoes, and mirepoix vegetables (carrots, onions and celery) until onions are translucent

Add vegetable stock, bring to boil

Simmer for 10 mins

Add napa cabbage, bell peppers and squash

Simmer another 10 mins

Add herbs and season to taste with Salt and Pepper

Recipe: Cucumber Cream Cheese Cups

INGREDIENTS

2 English Cucumbers

Herbs: Dill, thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil

1 package of Cream Cheese (8oz)

1 lb Strawberries

TOOLS

Melon Baller (a table spoon also works!)

Mixing bowl and spoon

Knife and cutting board

Vegetable peeler

Piping Bag (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Wash cucumbers and cut off ends. Use peeler to remove strips of skin, or fully peel.

Cut into 2″ sections, use melon baller or spoon to scoop out the top half of the cucumber section. Chill in refrigerator.

Fine chop the herbs and combine with the cream cheese in mixing bowl

Wash strawberries and remove tops. Slice thinly.

Retrieve the cucumber cups, fill piping bag with cream cheese mixture, and fill the cups.

Top with a strawberry slice and serve on a platter!

Recipe: Banana leaf wrapped Halibut

Ingredients

· Banana leaf 1 Pack

· 1lb halibut fillet

· 1 can of coconut cream (12oz)

· 1 whole pineapple

· 1 red bell pepper

· 1 green bell pepper

· 3 lemons

· 1lb jasmine rice

· 4oz mustard seed

· 2 quarts of heavy cream

· 1 cup of chicken stock

· 10 toothpicks

· 1 medium yellow onion

· 1 clove of minced garlic

· 4oz Chives

Directions

FISH

1. Rinse halibut under cold running water, pat dry with paper towels

2. Season with salt and pepper to taste

3. Wrap the filet in the banana leaf, pin in place with toothpicks

4. Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes

5. Remove from oven, and unwrap the banana leaf in the middle of the plate

SAUCE

1. Peel and core the pineapple, cut in half

2. Puree one half, set other half aside

3. Dice both bell peppers

4. Mix can of coconut cream with pureed pineapple, diced bell peppers, lemon juice from 1 lemon, and salt and pepper to taste

5. Once fish is plated, drizzle sauce and garnish with chives

RICE

1. Rinse 2 cups of jasmine rice with cool water to remove starch

2. Sautee onion, mustard seed and garlic, until onions are translucent

3. In a 2” half pan, put rinsed rice 3 cups of chicken stock, 1 cup of heavy cream and garlic mixture

4. Cover pan with foil and bake in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes

5. Remove from oven, mix to fluff, and plate on the banana leaf next to fish

GRILLED PINEAPPLE (Optional)

1. Slice the half pineapple into 1/2” sections

2. Season with salt and pepper to taste

3. Grill for 2 minutes on each side, or until marks appear

4. Plate on the banana leaf next to fish

Bacon & Beer Classic 2018

Did the first word to catch your attention start with B and end with Acon? I’m sure it did.

This year we are honored to be a part of a pretty awesome annual event – The Bacon and Beer Classic.

If you don’t already know, the Bacon and Beer classic is a traveling festival that makes its way all over the country to display 30+ food vendors who use their unique styles to push boundaries on how bacon can be used in a variety of dishes.

This event is for anyone who really enjoys bacon with a side of beer. Well, except for vegetarians.

The Bacon and Beer Classic strives to reach out to local, newer restaurants and private chef/caterers to participate in the festival and we just couldn’t say no!

Navi has been working hard to create fun, edgy and hip ways to enjoy bacon and we have a LOT in store for everyone that is coming.

I don’t want to ruin too many surprises, however, we figured a few sneak peek photos of these amazing three dishes Navi will be presenting the public with.

This is the 5th year of the Bacon and Beer Classic event and this will be the biggest one yet. You can expect MORE beer, MORE food and MORE people than ever before! There will even be games to participate in, like a Bacon Eating Contest! Say what?! This is a bacon lover’s dream.

Can you guess what type of dishes we will be serving? Is your mouth watering yet from all of the bacon talk? If so – make sure you buy a ticket for the Bacon and Beer Classic for this month!

See you there!