Automatic Delivery Plans

Hi Cross Cuisines customers, followers and those interested in ordering or becoming a delivery location,

Due to the popularity of our automatic meal plans, we have been receiving many questions lately and thought it would be best to clarify our delivery schedule for everyone….

In order for us to be able to guarantee the freshness that you deserve, and since we never freeze our fresh products, the weekly plans arrive in two separate deliveries.

ON MONDAY(s) you will receive your meals for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. ON THURSDAY(s) you will receive your meals for Thursday and Friday.

Please keep your suggestions coming! We sincerely value your business!

All the best,

Teresa Garceau

Owner of Cross Cuisines

 

We Love This Recipe!

Paleo Grilled Peach recipe shared from the Paleo Diet Lifestyle cookbook:

Grilled peaches with Prosciutto and Basil recipe

It serves 4, as a side or snack and it is YUMMY!

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe peaches, halved and pitted;
  • 6-8 slices good quality prosciutto;
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar;
  • 1 tbsp honey, optional;
  • 8-10 basil leaves;
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or clarified butter, melted;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;

Preparation

  1. In a small saucepan over a medium-high heat, bring the vinegar to a simmer and let simmer for a few minutes. When in beings to thicken, add the honey, if using, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Once the liquid takes on the form of a thick syrup, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Fire up the grill to a medium heat. While waiting for the grill to heat up, brush some of the coconut oil or clarified butter over the open side of each peach. Place them on grill face down and allow to cook until golden brown. Cook on the other side for only a minute.

Place the peaches face up on a large flat dish. Drizzle them with the balsamic vinegar syrup and then stuff the area where the pit was with prosciutto. Top with a basil leave and serve.

Enjoy!

Cross Cuisines

Cross Cuisines: Pete’s Beef Jerky!

In every marriage there is division of labor and mine is no exception.

Over the past 30 years, my husband Peter has been the master of our backyard grill and has had a particular passion for cooking smoked foods. So when I launched Cross Cuisines and included beef jerky on the menu, I didn’t have to look far to find the right man for the job. Pete is all about the details—he researched beef jerky on the Web and in cookbooks and talked to family and friends in search of the perfect recipe.

After a few weeks of tweaking and tinkering, he’s come up with a jerky recipe that’s big on taste and packed with protein, but low in calories and sodium. Unlike commercial jerky that can pack up to 600 mg of salt into a single serving and can be high in fat, Pete’s jerky has only trace amounts of sea salt and 70 calories per 1 oz. serving. It’s also incredibly lean because he uses grass-fed top round beef and then hand-trims off the fat before marinating it overnight and then grinding it. Once ground, Pete adds his special blend of seasonings (sorry, that’s classified information) and pounds it into a jerky gun, which cranks out tender, delicious jerky strips. From there, the strips are placed in a commercial dehydrator for seven to 10 hours.

“I knew our little home dehydrator was never going to be big enough,” Pete says. “Beef jerky is the biggest snack on the Paleo Diet so I needed something that could handle the volume.”

The dehydrator is taking up valuable counter space, but it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make. Beef jerky is the ideal Paleo snack because it’s packed with protein, is digested quickly and has a low glycemic index that keeps your blood sugar level steady.

I tell people it’s the best thing that every happened to me because it’s helped me stick to the Paleo Diet, snacking that curbs my appetite with none of the guilt.

Our jerky comes two ways: Pete’s Jerky, $5:50 for 2 ounces or our Jerky Snack Pack, $4.99 per bag featuring jerky, nuts, dried cranberries and cherries.

If you want to try some of our yummy jerky or just have any inquiries Contact us and we will be happy to help!

Cross Cuisines Plantain Chips to the Rescue!

Every diet can present its challenges and Paleo is no different.

One of things people miss most when they give up snacks, such as potato or tortilla   chips, is the CRUNCH that comes when biting into them AND I have solved that problem!!!

Plantain chips! Best part is, they are available on the Cross Cuisine menu!

Served with my homemade guacamole and salsa and fried in healthy red palm oil, they are not only satisfying, but also legal on the Paleo Diet. In fact, they provide the crunch people need to stay on the diet. The reason I use red palm oil is simple: it is a traditional fat that has been part of people’s diets for at least 5,000 years. Derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree, it is a rich dark red and recognized around the world for its nutritional and healing properties.

Here are some of the benefits of red palm oil:

*Supplies fatty acids essential for proper growth and development.

*Provides an array of vitamins, including vitamins A and E, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients vital to good health.

*Packed with carotenes such as beta-carotene and lycopene.

*Although high in saturated fats, studies have shown that red palm oil protects against heart disease and helps maintain proper blood pressure.

*Some studies suggest that it protects against neurological degeneration, osteoporosis, asthma, cataracts, and arthritis and liver disease.

So the next time you’re planning a party or just watching a movie at home, remember to get a bowl of plantain chips. Snacking, without the guilt, is always a good time!

Mango Blueberry Sorbet! Yummy!

Cross Cuisines Customers!!!

We are happy to announce “Coming Soon” is our new nutritional fact sheet. We know how important it is to know all the details and facts about what you eat and what is in your food. Our nutritionist is proofing and measuring ingredients so we can bring to you the details, such as fiber percentage and caloric intake! You ask, we deliver! Check out CrossCuisines.org to stay updated, until then enjoy this Mango Blueberry Sorbet to cool off in this summer heat!

 

Recipe: Mango Blueberry Sorbet

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Yields:6 servings

Ingredients:

1 bag frozen mango 1 bag frozen blueberries 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 cup apple juice

Directions:

1. Put all ingredients into a blender or Vita-Mix. 2. Blend until creamy, about one minute. You may have to

scrape down the sides of the machine a few times if using

a regular blender. 3. Serve immediately. 4. Place the rest in a Tupperware in the freezer to enjoy

later.

Notes:

You can use any frozen fruit you like or freeze fresh fruit such as bananas and strawberries.

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