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Archive: Jul 2019

  1. Celebrate National Avocado Day with us!

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    Happy National Avocado Day! Here at Taylor Farms, we’re big fans of this green superfood. We love it in smoothies, salads, wraps  or even as vessel for our food (bowls and plates are overrated). We love it so much that we even created a chopped kit as an ode to this nutritional powerhouse: our Avocado Ranch Chopped Kit.

    Photography: Isabel Eats

    It is packed with delicious bright veggies including romaine, cabbage, carrots, crisp corn, and green onion. Drizzled with our creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing for a refreshing salad with a hint of heat from the cilantro and taco seasoned cheese. It was recently awarded the Innovation Award in the ‘Best New Vegetable Product’ category at United Fresh!   

    Pick up our Avocado Ranch Chopped Kit at a store near you to celebrate with ease, or checkout some of these delicious recipes we’ve rounded up for the occasion:

    Stuffed Avocados

    Grilled Tilapia, Lime and Avocado Tacos

    Avocado Ranch Poke Bowls

    Avocado Ranch Chopped Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

    Plus, we’re giving you THREE opportunities to win a shipment of our Avocado Ranch Chopped Kit. Stay tuned on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see how you can enter to win!

     

  2. Blog Takeover: Lindsey Eats LA’s Easy Steak Taco Bowl

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    Hi! My name is Lindsey from @lindseyeatsla! I am all about easy, quick and simple meals and that can be seen throughout my blog and Instagram. I try to find the best ways to cook quickly and efficiently, where still keeping the quality and taste in my food. When I work all day, sometimes it hard to even put lunch in and it’s sometimes difficult to put a lot of time into dinner so I love to find an easy way to create and finish dishes.

    Today, we are going to be making this easy Steak Taco Bowl using the new Taylor Farms Salsa Ranch Chopped Salad Kit!  It includes everything you need for the perfect salad: a creamy salsa dressing, assortment of greens like cabbage and kale, it includes carrots, tortilla strips and cheese. Just pour out of the bag, toss and serve.

    For the taco salad, I cubed and seared some steak for extra protein and topped with herbs. I love adding all types of herbs to my salads because it adds even more color and freshness (like dill and basil).

    Add on your dressing (I add a lot!), mix and enjoy!

    Steak Taco Bowl

    Ingredients

    1 Taylor Farms Salsa Ranch Chopped Kit
    New York Strip Steak (about 1 lb – can also use any steak you prefer)
    1 cup assorted rainbow mini tomatoes
    1/2 cup assorted herbs
    1/2 cup yellow corn
    1/2 cup blanched snap peas

    Directions

    1. Begin by prepping your ingredients: slice your tomatoes in half, wash your herbs, shred your corn and blanch your snap peas.
    2. Remove components from your salad kit.
    3. Next heat a skillet with oil. Take your steak and cube it up. Toss in the hot skillet and brown on all sides for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Assemble your salad by placing in all your salad kit components tomatoes, herbs, corn and snap peas. Top with steak, dressing and serve!

     

     

    If you re-create this recipe be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me and @yourtaylorfarms!

  3. Four Easy Salad Kit Hacks with Nashville Wifestyles

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    Hi! It’s Ashley from Nashville Wifestyles, and I’m going to be showing you how to make super quick, easy and delicious meals for the entire family with a little help from Taylor Farms Chopped Salad Kits!

     

    We love Taylor Farms in our household, and use their kits as part of our meals every single day. For those of you who may not know, Taylor Farms Chopped Salad Kits are a complete meal in one bag – containing, not only fresh greens, but also different components of a great salad such as cheese, croutons, and dressing. Take all the ingredients, toss them in a bowl and your salad is ready to be served! It can be used as a main course for lunch or a perfect side salad during dinner. Our personal favorite kits are the Buffalo Ranch Chopped Kit and the Caesar Chopped Kit. All in all, it’s super simple, easy, and full of flavor.

     

     


    Easy Meal Hack #1 – Buffalo Ranch Salad with Mustard Chicken

    1/2 cup Honey dijon mustard
    4 tbsp Amino Acids
    2 tbsp Avocado Oil
    6 tbsp Lemon juice
    Taylor Farms Buffalo Ranch Chopped Kit

    Marinade chicken for at least 30 minutes. Grill until cooked through and then add to your prepared Buffalo Ranch Salad. I also love to pair grilled chicken with the Roasted Garlic Chopped kit and BBQ Ranch Chopped Kit. SO easy, so tasty!

     

    Easy Meal Hack #2: Perfect BBQ Side
    Throwing some burgers and hot dogs on the grill this summer? Add some extra veggies by serving your grilled meats with a side salad, or even grilled corn!
    I’ve been loving Taylor Farm’s new Steakhouse Wedge Chopped Kit. It’s the perfect addition to your cookout and requires no chopping. You simply open the bag and toss it together.
    More time spent with friends and family, less time prepping food.

    Easy Meal Hack #3 – Taco Tuesday with Taylor Farms
    Taylor Farms also comes to the rescue for our Taco Tuesday nights. All you have to do is sauté beef or chicken and either do a Taco Salad or Tacos with their Avocado Ranch Chopped Kit or their new Salsa Ranch Chopped Kit. I just added some fresh salsa and tortillas because the kits have all you need with dressing, cheese, corn and lettuce blend. No chopping necessary, it’s the easiest taco night I’ve done and one of my hacks for how to throw a fiesta in under and hour and under $200.

    Easy Meal Hack #4: Citrus Shrimp Salad
    I am always looking for light & refreshing recipes to make for dinner. When Taylor Farms launched their new Tangerine Crunch Chopped Kit earlier this summer, I was instantly inspired to whip up a fun summer salad. Grab the recipe for this tasty Citrus Shrimp Salad.

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb raw shrimp
    • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice
    • 3 tsp minced or pressed garlic
    • 1 tbsp chopped onion (I used red) or shallot
    • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
    • 1 tbsp garlic salt
    • Pinch of red pepper flakes for flavor
    • Salt and Pepper to taste
    • 1 medium orange cut into wedges/slices
    • 1 medium lemon cut into wedges/slices
    • 1 Taylor Farms Tangerine Crunch Chopped Kit

    Instructions

    1. Whisk olive oil, orange and lemon juice, garlic, onion, 1/2 of parsley, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Pour into large skillet on medium heat and let simmer. Add shrimp and season with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Cook until shrimp turns pink or just sauce for 5 minutes if using cooked shrimp to absorb flavor. Add the lemon and orange slices to the mixture. Top with remaining parsley.
    2. Mix Taylor Farms Tangerine Crunch Chopped Kit together in salad bowl.
    3. Serve both together on plate. 

    Voila! You’re done. Wasn’t that easy? Which chopped salad kits do you count on to put an easy and healthy meal on the table? Share them by tagging me @nashvillewifestyles and @yourtaylorfarms!

     

  4. Keep Your Summer Meals Light with Cauliflower Pearls

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    There’s a reason why cauliflower is taking over kitchens everywhere, it’s highly nutritious, incredibly versatile and totally delicious! Here at Taylor Farms, we’re all about flavorful convenience and providing simple, non-intimidating ways to eat healthy. Our Cauliflower Pearls are pre-washed and chopped and ready to transform all your favorite summer meals into low-carb alternatives.

    They can even make an appearance during your Summer Friday Pizza Nights! Grab the recipe for our Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust, and top with your favorite veggies, protein and greens, or even one of our Chopped Salad Kits!

     

    Or if you’re looking for a healthier alternative to rice, try the recipe for Coconut Cauliflower Rice that requires only two ingredients (!!) as the bed for your one-pan meal, Egg Roll in a Bowl.

    Are you a fan of Cauliflower Pearls? Make sure to tag @yourtaylorfarms in your recipes on Instagram.

     

  5. Taylor Farms Team at Organic Produce Summit 2019

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    Our Taylor Farms team (including our new and beloved Earthbound Farm members) recently attended the 4th annual Organic Produce Summit, a food show exclusive to all things organic. As a founding sponsor of this summit, we hosted retailer tours at our processing facility, participated in one of the breakout session educational panels, and joined other produce companies showcasing their latest organic offerings. Buyers and suppliers had the opportunity to visit Taylor Farms’ processing facility for  a sneak peek of how your favorite organic products are created. We hosted two groups who were able to ask our team questions regarding organics and our products, along with an exclusive tour of our retail facility in Salinas, followed by a lunch featuring our Organic Mediterranean Chopped Salad Kit.

    This was the first time the Taylor Farms and Earthbound Farm brands have been showcased as one organization since the acquisition in April, bringing Earthbound Farm back to their roots as a family owned company in the Salinas Valley.

    Our very own Micah Shea, Vice President of Sales sat on The Future of Organic Meals at Retail and shared many insights with the crowd.

    “When it comes to product planning, our inspiration definitely comes from white tablecloth locations, but we also glean a lot of information from consumer feedback and research we conduct directly,” Micah said. “Even looking at a resource like recipes that are proliferating on Instagram is amazing. We are taking what we are hearing and supplying a product in the same vein or giving them the ingredients they need to create those meals themselves and add their own creativity to the meal.”

    We look forward to another great OPS in 2020!

  6. Blogger Takeover: Our Balanced Bowl’s Roasted Garlic Green Goddess Tacos

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    Hey friends! My name is Haylie and I run the food blog Our Balanced Bowl. Food is my love language and boy oh boy, I’m so pumped to be sharing this recipe here with you today!

    Salad was never really my friend until I started trying Taylor Farms Chopped Salad Kits! Not only are they delicious, they literally pack everything you need (already chopped!!) in there for you so the most effort you have to put in is simply mixing it up! Yes please! While I’m basically obsessed with every single flavor, this new Roasted Garlic Chopped Salad Kit is 100% my new favorite. It’s crunchy, filled with nutritious greens and is loaded with the caramelized deliciously roasted garlic flavor that we all know and love!

    If you have ever been to my blog, you know I’m also obsessed with tacos – so I knew immediately that I wanted to incorporate the Roasted Garlic Kit into my weekly taco night! It makes the perfect “slaw” base for the taco! It’s creamy, crunchy, light and delicious. And don’t forget about saving some of the extra creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing to act as a crema to drizzle on top of your tacos. I’ve officially dubbed this recipe Roasted Garlic Green Goddess Tacos because they are absolutely loaded with all things green and garlic! Add in a delicious protein like Salsa Verde Chicken, pile everything into a deliciously charred corn tortilla and garnish with your favorite taco toppings like avocado, lime and green onions! You’re all set for a powerhouse dinner in under 30 minutes!

     

    Thank you Taylor Farms for letting me takeover! If you want to keep following along with me, check me out on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest!

     

    Roasted Garlic Green Goddess Tacos

    Ingredients:

    1 Taylor Farms Roasted Garlic Chopped Salad Kit

    4-6 corn tortillas

    1 lb chicken breast

    1 jar salsa verde

    1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp cracked pepper

    Your favorite taco toppings (sliced avocado, green onions, jalapenos etc.)

    Directions:

    1. Place the raw chicken breast, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper into the Instant Pot. Pour the entire salsa verde jar over top of the chicken. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Release steam valve. Shred. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Set aside.
    2. While the chicken is cooking, place the greens from the Roasted Garlic Salad Kit into a large bowl. Add smoked white cheddar cheese, half of the croutons and half of the garlic dressing (save the other half for topping your tacos!). Mix to combine and set in the fridge.
    3. Slice and dice your favorite taco toppings. I used sliced avocado, green onions, and jalapeno!
    4. Warm the corn tortillas and/or slightly char them using the stove eye! Begin layering your tacos, starting with the roasted garlic salad as the bottom layer. On top, add the salsa verde chicken. Top with your desired toppings! Garnish with the extra croutons and a drizzle of the creamy garlic dressing! Devour immediately! YUM!

    Recipe notes: If you don’t have an Instant Pot, no worries! Hop over to my Salsa Verde Chicken recipe on my blog and I have the instructions for both a Crockpot and an oven method.

  7. Taylor Farms 2019 Scholarship Luncheon

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    For almost a decade now, Taylor Farms has been awarding college scholarships to deserving students looking to further their academic goals. On Friday June 28, we held this year’s Scholarship Luncheon and awarded 20 students, who are children of active, full-time Taylor Farms employees, with a $5,000 academic scholarship and to date have issued over one million dollars in academic scholarships.

    We’ve partnered with Community Foundation for Monterey County for the past two years on the Taylor Farms Scholarship program.  This partnership allows our applicants to utilize their online platform to apply for 40+ additional local scholarships instantly that they may not have been aware of. They simultaneously apply for the Taylor Farms Scholarship and any others that they are qualified for. This year three students won additional scholarships through the Community Foundation of Monterey County this year.

    Scholarship recipient, Mariluz Tejeda-Leon, with her family and Bruce Taylor and Mark Campion of Taylor Farms

    Scholarship recipient, Pablo Mendoza-Contreras, with family and Bruce Taylor and Mark Campion of Taylor Farms

    We believe an excellent education is the foundation of a thriving future. Each year, we strive to support the children of our valued team members with academic scholarships to pursue their college dreams. Hector Juarez-Vargas, was one of last year’s recipients and is now attending the University of California, Berkeley. Read about this story here.

    We are proud to share the Taylor Farms 2019 Scholarship list – Congratulations to all! 

    • Adan Lopez Calderon – University of California, Berkeley
      Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
    • Francisco Javier Romero- San Francisco State University
      Architecture and Related Services
    • Jesus Alfaro- University of California, Santa Barbara
      Psychology
    • Jonathan Josue Quintero Ramos – California State University, Monterey Bay
      Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
    • Leonardo Reynoso – University of California, Davis
      Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences
    • Matthew Steven Morasca – University of Nevada, Reno
      Health Professions and Related Programs
    • Pablo Mendoza-Contreras – University of California Davis
      Legal Professions and Studies
    • Ronaldo Aguilera – University of California, Los Angeles
      Social Sciences
    • Seth-Abdiel Briano Palacios – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
      History
    • Andrea Rivera Maranon – California State University Fresno
      Health Professions and Related Programs
    • Brenda Ruby Rodriguez- University of California, Berkeley
      Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    • Cecilia Linares – UC Davis
      Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
    • Emma Horton – University of California, Los Angeles
      Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    • Erika Servin Vela – California State University, Monterey Bay
      Psychology
    • Gloria Angelica Tinoco Estrada – California State University, Monterey Bay
      Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
    • Jasmine Beltran – Sacramento State University
      Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    • Karen G Navarro – California State University Long Beach
      Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    • Maria Ramirez – University of California, Davis
      Engineering
    • Mariluz Tejeda-Leon – Yale University
      Social Sciences
    • Maria Guadalupe Duran – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
      Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences

     

  8. 6 Refreshing Eats To Celebrate The Fourth of July

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    Celebrate America in the most delicious way possible with these refreshing summer dishes! We’ve got everything you need to make it the best menu ever, from desserts, to apps, entrees and of course, star-studded salads!

     

    CAULIFLOWER WINGS

    Move over chicken wings, cauliflower is taking center stage at this year’s cookout! Try these tasty Cauliflower Wings, so easy and so delicious!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    GREEN BERRY BREEZE POPS

    What’s a summer celebration without some tropical popsicles? Hand them out right before fireworks for a tasty and healthy dessert option!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    CAULIFLOWER “POTATO” SALAD

    Transform cauliflower florets into your favorite “Potato” Salad as the lighter side to your hot dogs, ribs or hamburgers!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    VEGGIE SNACK BOARD

    While you wait for the BBQ to heat up, serve a rainbow of veggies with a little help from our Veggie Trays. Add your favorite crackers, dips and fruits to make it a firework of flavors!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    CHOPPED SALAD KIT SIDES!

    If you’re looking for a refreshing salad for an entree or side to your grilled meats, you can always pick up one of our Chopped Kits , open the bag, pour in a bowl, and mix away (easy peasy!)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SUMMER PANZANELLA SALAD

    Or you can use them as the base and get really creative, try this Summer Panzanella Salad with our NEW Tangerine Crunch Chopped Kit

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    What are you cooking up this Fourth of July? Be sure to tag us in your pictures on Instagram. Happy Fourth, from our Taylor Farms family to yours!