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Spring Flings and Fiestas

By Nancy Eisman

Tofu sits in for coastal fish in the plant-based entrée, soaked in a fresh lime forward marinade and then grilled to perfection. Accompanied by a twist on the uber-popular Cilantro Lime Rice, this Cilantro Citrus Quinoa ups the protein factor and brings in added freshness and a touch of sweetness with the juice of the season’s best Ojai Pixie Tangerines.... (more)

Certified Organics

By Mark Mulcahy

Melissa's organic produce program is one of the best in the marketplace today. Complete with labels and tags offering product information and proper identification for easy recognition. Hundreds of different items to make your lifestyle pesticide-free and all natural. Read our feature article written by Mark Mulcahy, founder and owner of the leading organic educational consulting company in the industry.

Chef in the Kitchen

By Mark Mulcahy

Chef in the Kitchen highlights holidays and promotions with sharable information and recipes. This blog suggests pertinent products as well as encouraging seasonal items. Information is useful for both consumer and retailer.

 

 

 

Cookin with the Kids

By Dennis Linden

Dennis is a long-time fresh produce professional, who has worked in almost every facet of the industry throughout the western states over his 40+ year career. He combines this extensive produce knowledge with his passion for cooking with fresh ingredients to write three monthly features for Melissa’s from an island in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Ethnic Sensations

By Heidi Ellison

Heidi created the The Chili Pepper Diet: The Natural Way to Control Cravings, Boost Metabolism and Lose Weight and supervised an independent research study comparing the effects of a chili pepper diet and a conventional low-fat diet. The results of the study were analyzed by the UCLA School of Medicine Statistical Biomathematical Consulting Clinic. Heidi is a successful participant of this diet and has maintained a ninety-pound weight loss for over ten years. Heidi is also a feature writer who has been featured in The Daily Beast as well as many other magazines, radio interviews and TV appearances as well.

Flavor First

By Cheryl Forberg

One of the nation’s leading advisors on health and nutrition, Cheryl is a James Beard award-winning chef and one of the few professional chefs in the country who is also a registered dietitian. She strongly believes you don’t have to sacrifice flavor to eat well and that eating well can change your life. She is the chef and nutritionist for NBC's "The Biggest Loser”, and has written multiple bestselling cookbooks, including "Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor” (Rodale).

Guest Chef

By Dennis Linden

Dennis is a long-time fresh produce professional, who has worked in almost every facet of the industry throughout the western states over his 40+ year career. He combines this extensive produce knowledge with his passion for cooking with fresh ingredients to write three monthly features for Melissa’s from an island in the Pacific Northwest.

Low Carb Kitchen

By Dennis Linden

Dennis is a long-time fresh produce professional, who has worked in almost every facet of the industry throughout the western states over his 40+ year career. He combines this extensive produce knowledge with his passion for cooking with fresh ingredients to write three monthly features for Melissa’s from an island in the Pacific Northwest.

Plant Based 411

By Nancy Eisman

Nancy Eisman has been an enthusiastic part of the culinary team at Melissa's Produce Company for many exciting and tasty years. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and Les Dames d'Escoffier International, and has also written plant-based features for Vegetarian Times and Prevention Magazines.

Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight offers a list of fruits and vegetables that are in season as well as educational information on each item.