Monthly Archives: August 2015

September Featured Ingredient: Cauliflower

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Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that has been found to have numerous medicinal benefits. It is a great source of dietary fiber, contains a high amount of antioxidants, its omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K help prevent chronic inflammation, it has a good amount of B vitamins including folate, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and thiamine, and it is low in calories.

Cooked or raw, cauliflower is a perfect addition to lunch or dinner, and can be enjoyed all year round. As September arrives, and weather becomes slightly cooler, take a look at these great ways to enjoy cauliflower.

Roast it!

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Switch out from the usual steaming or boiling of cauliflower, which can make it waterlogged and loose it’s flavor, by roasting it.  Found on a growing number of restaurant menus, roasted vegetables are quickly becoming the preferred preparation method for home cooks as well.

The dry heat of roasting does wonders to the flavor, coaxing out and concentrating the flavors. To make, simply slice cauliflower lengthwise and place on a Mrs. Anderson’s Savory Roasting Mat, spritz with olive oil using the EVO Oil Sprayer, and sprinkle seasonings of your choice. Place in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F, and roast until darkened and soft.

Tools needed: Mrs. Anderson’s Non-stick Sweet and Savory Baking Mats, Evo Oil Sprayer

 

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Enjoy pizza night in a popular new way – with a rich, grain-free cauliflower crust. Whether you’re seeking to add more low-carb recipes to your diet, or are looking for exciting new flavorful recipes to mix things up from your stand-by flour-based pizza crust, the cauliflower pizza crust is a delicious way to mix things up on pizza night. Click here for an easy recipe.

Tools needed: Mrs. Anderson’s Unbleached Parchment Paper, Fante’s Cousin Serafina’s Micro-Textured Pizza Pan, HIC Grater Professional

Cauliflower Cheddar Muffins

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Don’t just think of cauliflower as a vegetable side dish for dinner. Like so many vegetables, cauliflower is a great addition to your baking recipes, too. Try these easy-to-make Cauliflower Cheddar Muffins for a mid-day snack, to complement an omelet at breakfast, or for a dinner treat.

Tools Needed: Mrs. Anderson’s Silicone Mini Muffin Pan

 

Tip: How to Store

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Store uncooked cauliflower in a paper or plastic bag placed in the crisper section of the refrigerator. There, cauliflower can last for up to two weeks. Be sure to make perforations in the plastic or paper bag and store cauliflower stem side down so moisture does not develop in the curd. Add in one sheet of FreshPaper to help keep all your fruits and veggies fresh for longer.

Tools Needed: Fenugreen FreshPaper

For more information on these great products from HIC, Harold Import Co., contact your sales rep, or call 800-526-2163. Media contact, Laura Everage leverage@haroldimport.com.

Spiral Slicing

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Spiral Slicing is more than a fad, it is a movement that has been embraced by a wide range of consumers from those who desire to limit their carb or meat consumption while increasing their vegetable intake, to consumers who simply want to prepare and serve the same old fruits and veggies in a different way.

There is no shortage of new cookbooks supporting this movement, all dedicated to offering a multitude of different recipes using spiral-sliced fruits and veggies.

HIC, Harold Import Co. has just the right tools to support this culinary movement, and our Lightening Deal is designed to support our customers’ in-store efforts to provide consumers with quality products at the best possible price.

The handy HIC Spiral Slicer is a quick and easy way to create endless julienne strips with just a simple turn. Perfect for use on firm vegetables such as carrots, zucchini, turnip, rutabaga, large radishes and more, the double-sided slicers let the user choose from two different Julienne slices – small (2mm-3mm) or large (3.5mm-5mm). The high-quality Japanese stainless steel blades maintain a super sharp edge for precise slicing time and again. The body is constructed of food-safe plastic and is designed with a comfortable, slip-free hold for maximum ease of use and safety while slicing.

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Fante’s Nana Anna’s Easy Cookies Cookie Press – Now in Stock

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Italian foods conjure up thoughts of family and friends joining together around the table to share good food and great memories. And, with the Fante family, that is exactly what you get.For over 100 years, Fante’s Kitchen Shop and the extended Fante family have lived, worked, cooked and eaten in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic Italian Market.  The Fante’s Kitchen Shop is a third-generation, family-run business dealing in gourmet kitchen supplies ourselves, and HIC, Harold Import Co. has formed a winning partnership with Fante’s based on a shared goal: to bring quality Italian cooking supplies at the best prices possible. This has naturally developed into the creation of a signature line of Italian Cookware.FantesCheeseStrawsFante’s Nana Anna’s Easy Cookies Cookie Press (12007) makes baking cookies fun and effortless. Simply fill with dough, select desired shape, and turn the handle. This easy-to-use Cookie Press extrudes cookie dough, and other firm dough, into many creative shapes. The sliding plate features 5 traditional designs. Perfect for making a family sugar cookie recipe, or butter cookies, even cheese straws and other cookie press recipes.We asked Mariella Giovannucci, president of Fante’s Kitchen Shop, what makes this cookie press so special. “This cookie press is super versatile and simple to use,” she explains. “It allows you to be creative by making your own shapes. I like to make bows using the star shape, and a french braid with the two round holes. The possibilities are endless.” She added that the butter cookie is a favorite recipe, “When this recipe was created, fine wheat flour was not abundant so we saved it to be used for the holidays and special occasions.”For your next ‘everyday’ special occasion, try the Fante’s Nana Anna’s Easy Cookies Cookie Press — Now in Stock.
Years of experience helped to create this signature line of Italian cookware where old school craftsmanship and today’s technology come together in a collection of favorites that would make generations of Fante’s very proud. Fante’s is a HIC, Harold Import Co., brand.