How to Make Grape Leaves like a Lebanese Grandmother

Grape Leaves recipe from a Lebanese grandmother

Meet Rouhiye. Not only is she one of Garden Fresh's veterans, she's also a family friend and a culinary master of Middle-Eastern cuisine. She moved next door to my grandmother in Highland Park, Michigan back in the fifties and they instantly became bosom buddies. Rouhiye taught her how to cook traditional Middle-Eastern cuisine using seasonal, fresh vegetables, canned tomatoes, spices she dries and grates herself and grape leaves she carefully picks during the peak season. Following in my grandmother's footsteps, I visited Rouhiye recently to learn how to make these delicate … [Read more...]

Black & Blue Burger with Chipotle Dip

The Best Burger Recipe in the World with Garden Fresh Gourmet Chipotle Dip

I come from a long line of foodies, with comfort food and BBQ coursing through my veins. When I was a wee little lass, I would spend my days at the diners my dad owned back in the day, from a deli on Michigan Avenue in Detroit to the nostalgic Rocky's Pizza on Nine Mile and most recently, the Clubhouse BBQ on Woodward in Ferndale. Foodies would drive for miles to sample his culinary creations. He could throw down a steak hoagie so incredibly delicious, it would attract enthusiasts the world over. I can remember sitting in the back of the diner, both hands wrapped firmly around the infamous … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomatoes & Zesty Guacamole


Fresh cut tomatoes and zesty guacamole inspire thoughts of Spring picnics and grilled cheese sandwiches. While I've been gluten free for about a year now, I haven't eaten many sandwiches. I love how portable and versatile they are and grilled cheese sandwiches are no exception. One of my favorite variations includes this one with fresh cut tomatoes and our Zesty Guacamole. Whole Foods' Sundried Tomato & Roasted Garlic gluten free bread is an excellent addition to the flavor overall: subtle and unassuming. Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomatoes & Zesty Guacamole 2 … [Read more...]

Garden Fresh Greek Hummus Roulade

Garden Fresh Gourmet Greek Hummus Roulade

Springtime at farmers markets reflects the powerful regenerative energy of the earth--an ideal time to jump start your health by eating the life-changing super foods of the early spring. Every Saturday, I visit some of my favorite farmers in metro Detroit’s Royal Oak Farmers Market (this year marks the 87th anniversary of its founding).  With the arrival of the spring equinox, Michiganders come out of hibernation and flock to the market to buy the very first pickings of the spring harvest. Stalwart farmers have braved the chilled air to bring their produce here, often harvesting the … [Read more...]

Hummus Snacks: Ants on a Log

Garden Fresh Gourmet Original Hummus | Ants on a Log

A healthy, delicious snack is as easy as spreading hummus on a celery stick. Snap. Crunch. Yum. Getting Healthy with Hummus Hummus is high in iron and vitamin C and also has significant amounts of folate and vitamin B6. The chickpeas make it a good source of protein and dietary fiber; the tahini consists mostly of sesame seeds, which are an excellent source of amino acids, complementing the proteins in the chickpeas. A Fun and Healthy Hummus Snack for Kids Big & Small You can add raisins to create "ants on a log", a fun and healthy snack for kids big and small. What's your … [Read more...]

Garden Fresh Gourmet Artichoke Garlic Salsa

Garden Fresh Gourmet Artichoke Garlic Salsa

Meet our founding flavor and my personal fave: Garden Fresh Gourmet Artichoke Garlic Salsa. Few flavors pair better with salsa than artichokes and garlic. It's a party in a cup. Delicious, meaty artichokes along with the nutty taste of garlic are a perfect complement to the slightly acidic tomato-and-onion goodness of fresh, all natural salsa. Here's what our fans are saying about it: "I tried your Artichoke Garlic Salsa for the first time in New York. It is absolutely amazing!"~ Margaret from Massachusetts "The Artichoke Garlic Salsa is the best thing I've ever had! I … [Read more...]