Our Favorite Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Our Favorite Grilled Cheese Recipe

(aka the best grilled cheese recipe you’ve ever tried at home!)

Overall Time: 1 hour

This grilled cheese recipe is one of our all-time favorites! One, because it’s a unique take on the grilled sandwich that goes way beyond the days of Kraft singles and white bread. Two, it is really really tasty!

As you can see from the picture, it can be a bit of an ooey gooey mess, but with three types of cheese (including cream cheese!), the zest of sweet peppers, and the zing of Creole mustard – this is one grilled cheese that will wow your family, impress your guests, and have everyone coming back for more.

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Community Spotlight: The King’s Garden

Our business revolves around one simple idea:

Be good to our clients, kind to the earth, and fair to our employees.

We try to implement this concept throughout all levels of the business, but it becomes of the utmost importance when considering our ingredients. We feel strongly that our responsibilities extend far beyond creating meals with the best flavors and highest quality.

We are not only a producer of food, but a consumer of raw ingredients. We purchase thousands of dollars worth of raw ingredients each week, and those decisions affect, not just our clients, but the larger food service economy as a whole.

With this thought in mind, we make extensive efforts to not only buy local whenever possible, but to ensure that each one of our producers uses farming and production methods that are in line with our commitment to sustainability.

The King’s Garden is one such producer, and today we would like to shine the community spotlight on their beautiful produce, farmed organically and sustainably. 

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Cater4Cans: Gathering cans and giving back

Cater4Cans: Gathering goods and giving back

When we received the invitation to join Cater4Cans, a massive community food drive with 16 Puget Sound catering companies, we thought only one thing: YES!

Seattle’s struggle with hunger and homelessness is an issue that rests heavy on our collective hearts. As a business, On Safari Foods makes donations to charitable organizations around Seattle, and we also make regular food donations to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission in Pioneer Square. This being said..

We are always searching for ways in which we can contribute more. 

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Simple Mexican Street Corn Recipe (Elotes)

Mexican Street Corn Recipes (Elotes)

Overall Time: 20 minutes

Active Prep Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

6 corns of the cobb with the husk on

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup Mexican crema or sour cream

1 tsp ancho chile powder 

2 small gloves of garlic, or one large one

3/4 crumbled Cotija cheese

1/2 cilantro leaves

1-2 limes cuts into wedges

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Chateau St. Michelle Summer Concert Series

It’s the time of year again… Time for the sun-soaked, fun-filled, wine-fueled Chateau St. Michelle summer concert series in Woodinville, Washington. 

This is our third year participating in the series as an onsite vendor, and we couldn’t be more excited for this summer’s all-star line-up. 

Chateau St. Michelle summer concert series

Photo courtesy of Chateau St. Michelle

With heavy hitters like John Legend, Santana, Blondie, Diana Krall, and the Goo Goo Dolls, this year promises to be even more spectacular than the last.

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Baked Caramel French Toast Recipe | Perfect for Sunday brunch

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Baked Overnight Caramel French Toast

Overall Time: 9 hours approx.

Active Prep Time: 1 hour approx.

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Ingredients

Topping:
1 cup packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup whipping (heavy) cream
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
(Fresh fruit of your choice for a little something extra!)

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Hot Cross Buns Recipe | Perfect for Easter Sunday

Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Marked with a symbolic puff pastry cross, Hot Cross Buns are a special treat and frequent fixture at many Easter Sunday meals. Though they are quite tasty plain, they are especially delicious when split and then served with a liberal layer of butter and fresh marmalade.

Yield: 24 buns

Time: Approximately 3 hours

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Arcade Lights: Foodie Paradise After Hours at Pike Place Market

Hosted after hours in the world-famous Pike Place Market, this fabulous event is a food lovers paradise, and provides a truly unique glimpse into one of Seattle’s historic treasures.

It’s also one of our all-time favorite annual events!

Featuring gourmet goods from over 70 local artisan vendors, spanning the entire gamut from sweet to savory, cider to beer, and wine to craft liquor – Arcade Lights truly does have something for everyone.

Photo credit: Rosemary Dai Ross

Even better than getting to sample all the amazing food and drink, is the fact that the proceeds from this event go towards supporting the Market’s social endeavors – such as the Pike Market Senior Center and the Pike Market Food Bank.

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I Do SoDo | Seattle’s newest wedding show | Feb 12, 2017

I Do SoDo

I Do SoDo – Seattle’s newest wedding show – is an event unlike any other.

Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, once a strict warehouse district, is in the midst of a wonderfully chic transformation! Steadily filling with tasty restaurants and hip bars, SoDo is now home to some of Seattle’s best hidden gems.

With a scintillating blend of old and new, steel, concrete, and wood, the neighborhood boasts an edgy elegance that redefines the traditional norms of beauty and style.

I Do SoDo, Seattle’s hippest new wedding show, was born of a desire to showcase all the wonderful options this varied and often overlooked neighborhood has to offer.

With over 100 talented vendors, spread out across 8 amazing SoDo venues – I Do SoDo flawlessly combines all the fun elements of this unique neighborhood into a one-of-a-kind, industrial chic, wedding event.

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5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving at Work

Why celebrate Thanksgiving at work?

Because embracing love, good food, and gratitude shouldn’t stop at the front door of your home.

Also, Thankgiving is always one of those holidays that seems to fly by too quicly. One minute you’re carving the turkey, the next you’re eating Thankgiving leftovers sandwiches at work. 

Not that those sandwiches aren’t amazing (because they are), but this year we wanted to explore a few special ways you can spread seasonal cheer beyond the family table.

After all, there is more to the holiday than simply devouring a delicious meal.

With that in mind, read on to find our top five simple tips for celebrating Thanksgiving at work. 

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