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Our CEO and Founder, Anthony Waller, was featured on WGN's Midday Fix demonstrating how to cook a Very Veggie Valentine's meal consisting of caramelized leek steaks over a bed of lentils and fennel with a grapefruit reduction. To see the segment and try the recipe yourself, click here.

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Soul food is more than just collard greens and cornbread, it has its roots deep in African American culture dating all the way back to slavery. Since then, it has become so ingrained in our palates that on more menus than not, you can see soul food staples being featured. Follow along as we take you through some of our favorite soul food dishes.

Main Dishes
When it comes to soul food, there are a few main dishes that you can’t go wrong with. Fried fish and fried chicken are two of the most popular - and for good reason. With crispy breading, a hearty blend of spices and a whole lot of love, fried fish and chicken go with just about any soul food side you can think of. Finally, we have th...

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In our opinion, there’s nothing better than hot soup on a cold winter day which makes it even more exciting that January is National Soup Month! In honor of one of the most versatile dishes, we’ve put a list together of some of our signature soups. Check out how you can incorporate them as the star or side of your next meal.

Tomato Bisque
Spice up a childhood favorite with a tomato bisque and gourmet grilled cheese. Swap out the white bread for a sourdough (or your favorite bread), and go crazy with the cheese! Instead of just using American, add in some cheddar, gruyere, mozzarella and any other cheeses you’re into. There’s nothing more classic than tomato soup and gri...

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'Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions and more mindfulness around the kind of food we’re eating. If your resolution is to eat healthier, you don’t have to resign yourself to bland meal preps. It’s more than possible to eat in a way that makes you feel good but also tastes delicious, so check out our tips below for healthy meals that satisfy your body and your taste buds.

Utilize Brown Rice or Quinoa Noodles
Who doesn’t love pasta? We know we do, but we don’t always love that heavy feeling you get after eating too much spaghetti. We also know that veggie noodles don’t always satisfy those pasta cravings. Enter brown rice and quinoa noodles. Not on...

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Kick off 2020 on a healthy note with a bowl of soup and 1/2 a sandwich for just $9.99 (per person with a 10 person minimum). Our soup and sandwich menu will feature the following.

Sandwiches:

Oven-Roasted Turkey

Beefsteak Portobello Mushroom

Mozzarella and Tomato

Hickory Smoked Ham

Bavarian Roast Beef

Albacore Tuna

Chicken Salad

Brick-Oven Mozzarella

Soups:

Tomato Bisque

Chicken Noodle

Chicken Tortilla

Beef Minestrone

Loaded Baked Potato

A la carte menu:

Salad $2.99 (per person)

Cookie $1.99 (per person)

Lemon Bar $1.99 (per person)

Brownie $1.99 (per person)

We're also offering a limited time offer on a month's worth of catered lunches. Get more bang for your buck and purchase a month of lunches (must have a...

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Different offices have different styles. Some team members love a good after-hours happy hour while for others, a morning meeting with breakfast makes it easy to celebrate and still get home to the kids. No matter how you and your team like to celebrate, here’s how to put together a holiday menu for any time of day.

The Festive Morning Meeting:
Your meeting may not be Christmas morning, but you can still foster those good feelings. Let’s start with the beverages. A coffee and hot chocolate bar is a great way to offer fun holiday flavors for coffee drinkers and hot chocolate lovers alike. Be sure to have whipped cream, peppermint creamer and peppermint sticks, marshmallows and any o...

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All around the world, New Year’s is a day of tradition and time to break bread with loved ones. Different cultures celebrate in their own unique ways, but across all cultures, eating remains an important way to celebrate on New Year’s Day, and eating certain foods is known to bring good luck in the upcoming year. Below we’ve included some good luck staples with a fun twist making them perfect for your New Years’ menu.

Cold soba noodles with green mustard pesto and black-eyed peas
Long buckwheat noodles in many Asian countries are known to increase longevity - the only catch is that you can’t break them until they’re entirely in your mouth. In the African-Am...

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No office holiday party is complete without fun beverages for the team. Whether your employees are engaging in alcoholic drinks or they’re looking for a delicious mocktail to round out the evening, here’s how you can upgrade your drink offerings for the holidays.

Highlight Christmas Flavors
Sure, flavors like peppermint, cinnamon and cranberry are delicious any time of year, but there’s something about the holidays that makes them extra special. Make sure to offer up traditional drinks, but also highlight a few cocktails and mocktails featuring these holiday flavors. Also be sure to include a holiday favorite like spiked and unspiked eggnog or apple cider.

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An engagement party is a unique way to showcase your style before your wedding day. These parties have evolved into pre-wedding ceremonies leaving so much room for experimentation and creativity. Whether casual or chic, there are numerous ways to upgrade your engagement party while simultaneously evaluating your options for the big day.

Make Use of Potential Wedding Vendors
Make the most of your engagement party by hiring potential vendors and caterers. Try working with an event planner to help advise on the theme, decor and venue and a potential wedding caterer on the menu. By utilizing wedding vendors ahead of time, you can set yourself up for success when it comes to your big day.

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Waller shares his experience starting a catering business and inspiration with food on Bootstrapping in America by tastytrade. Founded in 2011, tastytrade produces 8 hours of live, original and actionable content on an array of topics like financial investments, investment strategies and entertainment.

Click here to check out the full interview!