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Chef Kira’s recipe for Quatre Épieces Pumpkin Tartlets

Recipe

15                   Frozen Tartlet Shells
48 grams      Egg, Large
186 grams    Canned Pumpkin Pie Filling (or Pumpkin Puree – this will make the filling less sweet-)
53 grams       Sugar
Pinch              Salt
2.5 grams      NWF Quartre Épices Seasoning Blend
190 grams     Evaporated Milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 425F.  Place tartlet shells on a cookie sheet.

In a bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients just until smooth.  Portion filling, dividing it equally,  into tartlet shells.

Bake at 425F for 10 minutes and then reduce oven temperature to 350F and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes or until filling is just set and pastry is golden.

Cool completely before serving.

Optional: Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and *spiced caramel drizzle (*mix caramel sauce or dulce de leche with some NWF Quartre Épices, to taste).

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Chef Kira’s recipe for Preserved Lemon & Harissa Stuffing

Recipe

2 grams        Olive Oil
115 grams    Unsalted butter, melted, divided
135 grams    Yellow or white onion, diced
85 grams      Carrot, scrubbed, diced
65 grams      Celery, rinsed, diced
130 grams    Fennel, rinsed, diced
5 grams         Garlic, minced
515 grams    Brioche, *stale & dry, cubed
50 grams      Preserved lemon, rinsed well, seeds removed, finely diced, using zest and flesh
75 grams       Raisins
15 grams      Parsley, flat or curly, cleaned, chopped
3 grams        NWF Herbes de Provence Seasoning Blend
4.5 grams    NWF Harissa Seasoning Blend
350 mL        Chicken broth, divided (more if needed)
To Taste       Salt & Pepper
2                    Eggs, Whisked

Directions

Preheat oven to 325F and grease a 9 x 13” baking dish.

Add oil and 30 mL of the butter to a large pan over medium heat.  Add onion, carrot, celery, and fennel, and cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or until carrot is beginning to soften.  Add garlic and continue to cook until fragrant, 1 or 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and let *cool.  To speed cooling, spread out on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

Place brioche cubes in a large bowl and add cooled vegetable mixture, preserved lemon, raisins, and parsley.  Stir gently to combine.  Sprinkle with both seasoning blends and stir again to combine.

Drizzle remaining butter and 250 mL chicken broth over bread mixture and stir gently to combine, adding more broth if necessary, to moisten.  Taste and correct seasoning as desired with salt and pepper.

Add 100 mL broth to eggs and combine.  Pour over bread mixture and stir gently just to combine. Add extra broth, if required to moisten.  Transfer mixture to baking dish.  Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake another 10 to 15 minutes or until centre temperature reaches 165F.

TIPS: *If using fresh brioche, dice 750 g and dry out cubes, in a single layer, in a 250F oven for about 1 hour.

 

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Essential Worker Vaccination Event in Chicago

 

Newly Weds Foods held a COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, March 20th at the Chicago facility. This was organized through a City of Chicago partnership with Walgreens to provide vaccinations at the workplace. Over 300 essential workers received their shots throughout the day at scheduled appointments. Newly Weds Foods would like to extend its appreciation to the City of Chicago and Walgreens for making this possible.

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Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Acknowledgement

Newly Weds Foods believes in the importance of family and that offering adoption benefits to our employees makes perfect sense and is the right thing to do.

That is why we are honored to be included on the 14th annual list of Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Congratulations to all the organizations on this year’s list and it is a privilege to be recognized with so many other industry leaders for this distinction.

Without corporate support, many potential parents would not be able to adopt because of the significant costs associated with the process. An organization’s support for adoption provides a direct payback for children in need of parents and, families who are willing to open their hearts and homes. Employers have the opportunity to create an adoption-friendly culture and celebrate the families formed as the direct result of thoughtful adoption policies. In addition to helping offset some of the financial burdens, employers can accomplish this by instituting flexible work and time off schedules as well as offer post-adoption resources for new parents. It is also good to make adoption education available for those who are interested but don’t know where or how to begin.

Newly Weds Foods has a great appreciation for all families, no matter how they came to be. That is fostered in our corporate culture of mutual respect for all individuals. Each day our staff owns what they do, and empowers others around them to do the same. Communicating new ideas or a better way to do something is supported and welcomed. All employees are treated like family whether hourly or salaried and every member of management supports an open-door policy to encourage and maintain this kind of work environment.

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31 Days of Sauces

National Sauce Month March 2020

To celebrate National Sauce Month in March, we highlighted Newly Weds Foods expansive capabilities in this product category. Whether in liquid form or as a dry seasoning base for third party hydration, Newly Weds can create completely customized sauce blends to meet specific customer requirements in application, visual appeal, flavor and overall quality.

From the product profiles created by our Culinary Team and showcased on social media, we hope you came away with a good sense of what Newly Weds Foods can deliver in this arena and, by the availability of a “favorite quote” option, learned a little bit of what others thought of the sauces. This provided for a closer look as well as a well-rounded view.

Check the gallery below and get to know our sauces just a little better.

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