Simple Summer Gazpacho


Simple Summer Gazpacho
From September to April, soup is a mainstay in my diet. When the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, though, I find that I have little interest in a bowl of warm vegetables and broth. Recently, I've been lamenting the loss of the ease of making a pot of soup for dinner. There are few other meals so simple and nourishing. Thankfully, tomato season has arrived and brought with it an abundance of juicy, lycopene-packed fruits. A few ingredients, a blender, and 20 minutes is all I need to get soup back on the weekly menu. Gazpacho is a chilled soup of raw tomatoes and vegetables. Traditionally, it is made with bread to achieve it's unique consistency. I've left bread out of this Read more …

Avocado BLT with a Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise


BLT - Relay Foods
People wait all year for summer tomatoes, some even bypass them throughout the year, saying tomatoes are just not the same in January. Well, I tend to agree — fresh off the vine, nothing quite matches a tomato picked in July; and with tomatoes comes the highly anticipated tomato sandwich. This favorite can be as simple as slapping a thick tomato slice between two pieces of white bread slathered in creamy mayo, or you can dress it up a touch like I have here. The ingredients are simple — wheat toast, avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato, salt and pepper, with a chipotle chive mayonnaise. To make the chipotle chive mayo, simply blend 1/4 cup of mayonnaise with 1 tablespoon of diced Read more …

Relay Foods Bounty Share Ideas: July 21- 25


Bounty Share Recipe Ideas
With summer now in full swing, this week's bounty share is bursting with all things bright and light. Today we're sharing this roundup of recipes as inspiration for using up some of those ingredients. Don't miss the donut peach recipe — one to make for an incredible dessert at your next gathering. A beautiful sweet corn salsa gets a little bite from fresh jalapeño. With cinnamon and nutmeg this chilled cantaloupe soup could also be served for dessert. A simple summer squash — Omit bacon grease and use butter for a vegetarian version of this easy dish. A recipe that makes a complete meal and screams summer — bratwurst with sautéed cabbage and cucumber potato salad.  These Read more …

Mediterranean Night: Caprese Salad, Olives, and Crusty Bread


Classic Caprese Salad for a Mediterranean Night
Join us for a Season of Feasting! At Relay, we believe food has the power to serve as a conduit for deepened relationships and lasting memories. So, all summer long, we’re bringing you recipes and special deals on some of our favorite products to help you create your own summer traditions, delight your family, and connect with your friends. Sometimes, the best meals are the simplest. And we all know the classics have earned their title. While you can find recipes for a million variations on the Caprese salad, we truly believe that nothing beats thick, juicy rounds of just-picked summer tomatoes paired with hunks of creamy mozzarella, and large leaves of sweet basil. Sprinkled with Read more …

Gluten-Free Meal Plan


Gluten Free Meal Plan
This week’s gluten-free meals are all about flavor! These meals are bringing the heat with bold, spicy flavor but won’t heat up your kitchen. Be sure to check out our recommendations for vegetarian options as well! MON: Healthy Carrot Salad (serves 4-6) Extras: Add shredded roasted chicken breasts for extra protein! TUES: Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Raw Veggies & Spicy Sunflower Seed Sauce (serves 2) Note: Be sure to use gluten-free tamari Extras: Add diced tofu for extra protein. WED: Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Easy Guacamole (serves 4) Make it vegetarian: Substitute veggies or tofu for shrimp THURS: One Pot Chicken with Beans and Rice (serves 4) Extras: Omit Read more …