Meet Britt, one of our resident foodies:
From a small farm town in So Cal to the big city of Los Angeles, Britt is living the life (on a budget but it's fabulous). You can catch her shopping her life away at Buffalo Exchange or Instagramming the latest trendy cafe in town. Not to mention a sucker for a killer Chai Tea Latte!
Meet Julie, our Vineal Vixen:
Julie Gauvin, accredited Junior Wine Expert and current serving Spokeswoman and Retail Director of Vine Winery, will be here to lend her expertise regarding all things wine. But most importantly, she’ll keep it interesting, light and fun for your drinking pleasure. Stay tuned as she helps you figure out what you like, where to find it, and what to pair it with. This newfound knowledge will give you that extra edge at the dinner table with friends, family or even on that hot date you have tonight. Check back every Wednesday to see what's new!
Meet Kasey, our LA Food Blogger:
This East Coast girl has recently traded in her New England Clam Chowda for California Rolls! Kasey has been whipping up delectable dishes in her kitchen since she was 10 years old. Combining ingredients and trying new concoctions became her favorite hobby. Kasey is a fabulous food blogger representing Kasey's Kitchen, her self-proclaimed food blog! Kasey attends a ton of fun food events around town and she is sharing her fun, healthy recipes with us every week!
So I have a bit of a foodie confession... I LOVE Panera Bread. I know, I know, in a land of gourmet and gastropubs I admire what some consider to be "fast food". I just want to clear that up... it's NOT fast food. Panera is fresh food, fast. Do they use that in their marketing already? If not, they should!
I recently got word that there are new items on the menu for summer. Some old favorites and some soon to be staples are back on the boards at Panera Bread. Their ever-popular Strawberry Poppyseed and Chicken Salad is back after much demand. The fresh strawberries and blueberries compliment the yummy Mandarin oranges and pineapple, oh, and those good old pecans for a bit of crunch, topped with all-natural, antibiotic-free chicken and a drizzle of their fat-free poppyseed dressing. I mean that's pretty much summer in a bowl!
This summer they are also introducing a new salad offering, the Chilled Shrimp and Soba Noodle Salad. Combine soba noodles tossed with Napa cabbage and peanut sauce alongside fresh baby spinach tossed with orange miso dressing and top it off with tender cooked shrimp and sesame seeds for a new favorite! Panera’s farm raised white shrimp is natural and free of additives. It is cooked with the shell on for best flavor, before being peeled and cut.
Cool off with two new sweet sippers too! Try the new Frozen Cherry Limeade or the Tropical Hibiscus Iced Tea.
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