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In The Kitchen With Carrie Raymond

In The Kitchen: Carrie Raymond

November 14, 2023

Meet Carrie Raymond, Applegate's Senior Research and Development Manager, sharing her culinary journey and beloved recipes in The Applegatarian's Holiday 2023 issue.

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Applegate & Do Better Foundation: Back To Routine Luncheon

November 13, 2023

We get it, getting back into a fall routine can be a handful, especially when it comes to figuring out what to prepare for lunch each day. That's why we like to make Back to Routine as easy as ABC! To help provide some lunch time inspiration, we held a Back to Routine luncheon hosted by Peloton instructor and Applegate Feel Good Pro, Alex Toussaint!

A Taste Of How Itā€™s Made... Dinner Sausage

A Taste of How Itā€™s Made... Dinner Sausage

June 01, 2023

Discover the convenience and delectable flavors of APPLEGATE ORGANICSĀ® Chicken Dinner Sausages. These fully cooked sausages require no thawing and can be effortlessly cooked in a pan or on a grill, allowing you to savor a restaurant-quality meal with minimal effort.

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In The Kitchen: Janet Jenkins

June 01, 2023

Janet Jenkins, the Creative Director of Applegate, shares her love for Mexican food, gardening, and keeping meals fresh and simple. She enjoys cooking with her kids, believes in the power of fresh ingredients, and finds joy in both restaurant meals and leftovers. Janet's favorite kitchen tool is a well-sharpened knife, she prefers savory over sweet, and likes to listen to music while cooking.

Mission Matters The Importance Of Labeling Living With Food Allergies

The Importance of Labeling: Living With Food Allergies

March 03, 2023

Learn about the reality of living with life-threatening food allergies and how Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is advocating for improved treatments, prevention strategies, and policies to help those affected.

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A Taste of How It's Made... Poultry Breakfast Sausage

March 02, 2023

We've noticed a shift in demand towards poultry breakfast sausages, and we think we know why!

In The Kitchen With Jacob Kim

In The Kitchen: Jacob Kim

March 02, 2023

Get to know Jacob Kim, Applegate Research and Development Manager, who's also a culinary school graduate, runner, beer brewer, BBQ enthusiast, and amateur photographer. Discover his favorite kitchen tool, top spices, favorite cookbook, celeb chef, and more through a Q&A where he shares insights about his cooking style, preferences, and tips.

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Why Registered Dietitians Choose ApplegateĀ® Products

March 02, 2023

Registered dietitians choose APPLEGATEĀ® products all year longĀ­ because we know they are made with simple, non-GMO ingredients, and are sourced from farms where animals are treated with care and respect. But we also choose them because they are delicious, nutritious, and convenient.

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Let's Get Real: Real Meat is Here to Stay

March 02, 2023

It's time to push past the fakes and the sensationalized headlines to focus on what shoppers actually crave-real, quality meat.

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4 Ways To Cut Back On Added Sugar For The New Year

November 30, 2022

Added sugar is very prevalent in many of the traditional foods we consume over the holidays. While holiday foods are eaten for celebration and nostalgia, it's important to be mindful of sugar intake always, and especially when the holidays are over.

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A Taste of How it's Made...Bacon

November 30, 2022

When planning a meal, finding the perfect ingredients, cut of meat, and cooking method will play a huge role in how your dish turns out. This also applies to the creation of one of America's household staples: bacon. Whether you enjoy traditional pork bacon or a leaner turkey bacon, APPLEGATEĀ® has an option for you!

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In the Kitchen: Monica Plawecki

November 30, 2022

Full-time social media specialist, part-time food photographer, and baking enthusiast born and raised in Michigan, but now resides in Denver, Colorado.

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Whole30Ā® Explained

September 09, 2022

We all want to eat healthier, but figuring out what does and doesn't work for your unique context can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. That's why Melissa Urban co-founded the Whole30Ā®program, creating a short-term, structured dietary self-experiment to help you quickly and effectively personalize a better-for-you eating plan that is based on your individual needs.

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Practical Meal Prep Ideas

September 09, 2022

Spending an hour or two on ingredient prep on Sunday afternoon can really make meal time so much easier throughout the week. A fridge full of neatly organized chopped and par-cooked ingredients means more time to sit down and enjoy the meal you made as opposed to all the time prepping and cooking it. Here are some great ways to set yourself up for success.

Balanced Bento Boxes

Balanced Bento Boxes

August 08, 2022

Convenient, crave-able and creativeā€¦ the three Cā€™s to making a successful bento box meal. A bento box offers you the ability to pack nutritious ingredients from different food groups in a fun and enticing way. Check out these bento box ideas created by registered dietitians using some of our favorite APPLEGATEĀ® products.

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Regenerative Agriculture 101

March 08, 2022

What is Regenerative Agriculture? The term regenerative agriculture is believed to have been coined in the 1980s by Robert Rodale to describe a holistic system of farming that goes beyond sustainable and encourages continuous innovation and improvement. More recently, the term was promoted and taken mainstream by Allan Savory, the founder of the Savory Institute, who created a system of holistic management that mimics the ways wild herds of animals move to rebuild soil. Today, there is no one definition for regenerative agriculture, but there is widespread agreement on the type of practices used in regenerative farming.

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Meet our NEW APPLEGATE ORGANICSĀ® Genoa Salami Bites!

March 07, 2022

These bites are perfectly portable, but equally enjoyable for those snacking at home. And while our Genoa Salami Bites are a delicious source of protein on their own (7g protein per serving), we decided to team up with some of our favorite brands to show how you can level up your snack game in 10 minutes or less. These tasty snack combos can even meet the needs of those with specific dietary needs.

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What Do Hot Dogs and Boots Have In Common?

March 07, 2022

Weā€™ve all come to learn how hard it can be to really connect with people via virtual platforms. Nevertheless, at the virtual 2020 Regenerative Earth Summit, Gina Asoudegan, Applegateā€™s vice president of mission and regenerative agriculture, managed to make an impression. After hearing her speak on regenerative leadership and strategy, Timberlandā€™s Zachary Angelini reached out to chat. The conversations would lead to one of the most innovative and promising collaborations in the nascent market for regenerative meat.

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A Taste of How it's Made...Bulk Deli Meat

March 07, 2022

At Applegate, we donā€™t cut corners when creating our deli meat products. We use traditional cooking methods, like real natural hardwood smoking, and we take the time to delicately hand-stuff our bulk deli hams. Have you ever wondered how our APPLEGATEĀ® deli products have that delicious, natural taste? Weā€™re here to give you a peek into how we make our bulk deli items, as well as confirm that all our deli meat is 100% all-natural (minimally processed, no artificial ingredients) and made with Applegate humanely raised meat with no antibiotics ever.

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DIY Holiday Gift Baskets: Ideas, Tips, and Inspiration

December 08, 2021

Want to be the MVP of guests this holiday season? Learn how to create personalized DIY gift baskets. Explore themed gift basket ideas, tips on selecting items, and creative packaging techniques to make your gift truly special.

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A Taste of How it's Made...Prosciutto

December 08, 2021

You've seen it on a charcuterie board, in a sandwich, on a salad, and wrapped around fruit. But, beyond knowing how delicious it tastes (on its own or paired with cheeses and fruits), how much do you know about prosciutto?

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Tips on Hosting Guests with Food Allergies During the Holiday Season

December 02, 2021

With 32 million Americans having food allergies, chances are you or someone you know has one. However, donā€™t let food allergies get in the way of your holiday celebrations! Here are some tips from our partners at Food Allergy Research & Education to help keep your celebrations safe.

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The Benefits of Organic Meat

November 19, 2021

Organic food sales reached a record high in 2020 with the meat, poultry, and fish category seeing the second highest growth rate of nearly 25%. With a growing demand and interest in organic meat, The Organic Center released a report this year to showcase The Benefits of Organic Meat and help explain what "organic" meat means and why it's important.