Mozzarella Caprese Tart


Mozzarella Caprese — Relay Foods
Who does not love a light, fresh, and airy tart — especially when it's topped with some yummy ingredients? This tart takes on all the flavors of a mozzarella caprese salad and makes for a beautiful brunch or dinner starter. No need for intimidation, especially if you've never worked with a pre-made puff pastry dough. Once thawed, the steps are quite simple and I will walk you through so you can enjoy one of these after your next Relay order! Ingredients: (Makes 1 Tart) 1 puff pastry dough, thawed 1 ball fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced Tomatoes, thinly sliced, Roma tomatoes pictured Fresh basil leaves, torn 2T olive oil Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees Read more …

Kid-Friendly Meal Plan


Kid Friendly Meal Plan
This week's meal plan features some kid-friendly favorites to help usher in the warmer spring weather. These recipes are also great to get kids in the kitchen - they can help assemble burrito bowls on Monday, squeeze oranges for orange chicken on Wednesday, and customize their pizza burgers on Friday. Less time in the kitchen and more delicious eats on the table? Sounds like a win-win to us!  MON: Black Bean Burrito Bowls (serves 4) Extras: Serve with a green salad for extra veggies.    TUES: Breakfast Quesadillas (serves 2) Make it vegetarian: Omit bacon Make it gluten-free: Use brown rice tortillas WED: Healthy Orange Chicken with Green Beans (serves 4) Make it vegetarian: Read more …

A Short Guide to April Planting


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Winter finally packed its bags. It is hard to believe only a week ago, temperatures hovered in the 30s and snow once again covered the weary ground.  But, knock on wood, we've made it! The magnificent sunshine, bird songs, budding trees, and flecks of green are making us itch to get outside and play in the dirt.  Planting season was delayed this year, but the time has come.  Packets of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange seeds have been passing through our hands, on their way to some of your grocery orders.  To be honest, you're making us a little jealous. So, with the promise of a healthy mix of sun and rain in the coming weeks, we're starting to plan our gardens and prepare the ground. Read more …

Vegetarian Meal Plan


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The weather is getting warmer which means you're going to want to spend more time outside and less time in the kitchen. Spring weather conjures up cravings for fresh and fast meals, so that is what we are bringing you this week! Each meal takes less than an hour from start to finish so you can spend more time soaking up the sun and less time standing over a stove. MON:   Lean & Green Tofu Stir Fry (serves 2) Make it gluten-free: Use gluten-free tamari or aminos Extras: Serve over cooked quinoa   TUES: Better Than Restaurant Falafel (serves 4) Extras: Serve over mixed greens, quinoa, or in a pita with hummus WED: One-Pot Pasta Primavera (serves 4-6) Make it gluten-free: Read more …

Farm Feature: Spring Gate Farm


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“Know your farmer!”  You’ve heard it said in passing at the farmer’s market; you’ve seen it on bumper stickers.  At Relay, we believe it is an imperative worth following.  In the next few weeks, we will introduce you to the incredible folks behind three of our partner farms.  Today, we’re introducing you to Jane of Spring Gate Farm in Barboursville, Virginia. On occasion, I encounter someone who, in the course of an afternoon, fortifies my soul with a nourishing dose of authenticity, inspiration, and wisdom.  Within moments of meeting Jane Mckinney, I knew she was one of those life-giving sorts whose words I would return to often, and whose character I would forever admire. Earlier Read more …