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El Guapo Habanero Chile Recall

Date: January 17, 2019

Class: Class  1

Product: El Guapo Chile Habanero 0.5oz

Reason: Unlabeled peanut allergen

January 17, 2019
Mojave Foods Corporation is initiating a voluntary Recall of El Guapo Chile Habanero and Chile Pasilla-Ancho packages due to an unlabeled peanut allergen.
This recall does not impact any other El Guapo products.
To date, Mojave Foods has not received notice of any allergic reactions related to the product covered by this recall.  In sensitive individuals, products containing peanuts can cause illness or severe reactions.

RECALLED PRODUCTS AND DATE CODES BY UPC NUMBER:
Elguapo Chile Habanero 0.5oz UPC 4498901296
Best By Dates APR/05/19 through Best By JUN/12/20
El Guap Pasilla-Ancho Chile Pods 2oz. UPC 449801039
Best By Date JUN/20/20
El Guap Pasilla-Ancho Chile Pods 7.5oz. UPC 4498921108
Best By Date JUN/13/20 and JUN/14/20
El Guap Pasilla-Ancho Chile Pods 11oz. UPC 4498921114
Best By Date JUN/20/20

Mojave Foods and AFS apologize for the inconvenience this action may have caused.
AFS stores that received the affected product from AFS
ALDAPE’S MARKET PLACE INC     10105
DELTA JUBILEE FOODS              10364
CLARK’S MARKET-SEDONA         10402
EPHRAIM MARKET FRESH           10603
LINS (RICHFIELD)                     10837
KHOURY’S MARKET PLACE          10872
KHOURY’S MARKET                    10874
MACEY’S – SOUTH OGDEN          10990
MACEY’S DRAPER                      11064
RIDLEY’S – WINNEMUCCA           11135
RIDLEY’S ELY                           11154
QUALITY MARKET                     11254
REAMS  2600 W 4700 S             11272
REAMS SPRINGVILLE                  11290
REAMS  WEST JORDAN               11307
TOWN & COUNTRY FOODS BOZEMAN   11696
FRESH MARKET GRANGER               12381
HARMONS AT CITY CREEK              13121
ORANGE STREET FOOD FARM, INC.  13409
BLAIR’S MARKET- GREYBULL       16536
JACKSON WHOLE GROCER          17001
STOKES 59 INC                       17059
BROULIM’S MARKET DRIGGS       17072
BROULIMS SAND CREEK             17080
RIDLEY’S BLACKFOOT                17155
ALPINE MARKET                       17240
BROULIMS MKT REXBURG           17243
M & W GOODING                      18367
RIDLEY’S FOOD GOODING          18445
SWENSEN’S #6                       18529

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January Meal Prep

3 meal prep recipes

Gone are the days of the holidays, and back to the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day, which means it’s time to start meal prepping again. We have to put together a few of our favorite recipes and tools to help you get back into the swing-of-things and prepare for your breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner for the whole week.

Meal prep recipes

Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

Turkey Taco Bowls

Honey Lemon Chicken

Must-Have meal prep cooking tools

Split containers are a great way to keep things from getting soggy. Put your carbs or sauces in the side container for an extended storage time.

Rice cookers will save you a ton of time and your pot from spilling over. Invest in a rice cooker to make meal prep and life much easier.

Mason jars are an excellent way to store breakfast. They are microwave and dishwasher safe making heat up and clean up a breeze.

Sheet pans are the best way to make multiple days of roasted food in the same batch. To make it even easier, line each sheet pan with aluminum foil to make clean up incredibly easy.

Charcuterie board assembly guide

Charcuterie Board 101

Charcuterie Board with Cheese, Meat, Fruit, and Spreads

Transport yourself on a trip across the world with these Charcuterie Board basics. Your creation will have your guests screaming “Brie mine” as soon as you place it on the table. The diversity of cheeses, meats, spreads and more will take your taste buds on a glorious ride of creating the perfect bite. Not only will it be the essential photo op to swoon over once it’s all gone, it will inspire your friends and family to challenge themselves with reinventing their own version for your future tasting pleasures.

First things first, cheese.

Cheese Options, Brie, Blue Cheese, and Gouda

Your cheese choices are the foundation to the perfect charcuterie board. We recommend challenging yourself with as many cheeses as you desire, but at minimum 3-4 kinds will give you the combination to start things off right. Taking one from each of these categories will hit the cheese palette necessities:

  • Firm
    • Your choice of firm cheeses can potentially be the most overwhelming with the variety we offer, but also the most recognizable to most cheese lovers. Providing your guests with something familiar is the base for the cheese portion of your board.
    • A few favorites that will please all cheese lovers are Parmesan, Manchego, Swiss or Gruyere.
  • Soft
    • Soft cheeses will be the fresh, creamy and easily spreadable types. Easy to eat on a cracker or bread, these types prevent the prolonged effort of slicing while everyone else waits their turn.
    • Select from crowd favorites like Brie, Fresh Mozzarella or Burrata, or change things up with Goat Cheese or Chevre for a tangy flavor.
  • Blue
    • Regardless if you love stinky cheese or not, the blue cheese family is a charcuterie board staple.
    • For the blue cheese lovers, we recommend Gorgonzola, Roquefort or Stilton.
  • Aged
    • The final category we recommend are of the aged and matured variety. The ripening of these cheeses in controlled conditions allows for a texture and flavor that stands apart from the others.
    • We recommend the classics like Gouda, Comte, and White Cheddar.

Next up, meat.

Salami, Crackers, and Cheese

Cured meats are an addition you can’t leave out. Nothing compares to the pairing of a delicious meat and cheese, a favorite across all ages. To ensure you hit the mark on pairings, include at least 2-3 different types of cured meats.

  • Popular choices are Prosciutto, Salami, Capicola, Pepperoni and Chorizo.

Insert Carbs Here.

Cracker Flavors, natural, cinnamon, chocolate, sweet lemon, and vanilla

While the cheese and meats are the star of the show, nothing completes the perfect bite without the crunch of a cracker or fullness of a bread. Gluten free individuals included, crackers lay a foundation for the perfect stack of charcuterie ingredients. We recommend hitting a few categories for ample satisfaction:

  • Plain options for the simpler folks, such as a French Baguette or natural flavored crackers. Adding the option of types infused with herbs may inspire some to venture outside of their comfort zone.
  • For those wanting to mix things up, options of a variety of crackers can challenge the palette. Cinnamon, Sweet Lemon, or Chocolate and Vanilla. We challenge you to try something new, and we promise you’ll discover a new favorite mixture of taste you never expected to love.
  • And for those who are unable to eat the above, a variety of gluten free crackers are welcomed on your board and are similarly delicious to their counterparts.

Fruitful Flavors.

Blackberries and Grapes

Not only will fruit add a much-needed color boost to your board, but the sweet flavors will complete the charcuterie family. Stick to traditional choices for those who will sway away from the bolder flavors, but pick from a variety of others to continue the exploration of your taste buds.

  • Grapes are a clear choice in our opinion, but the addition of seasonal fruits will work to most of your liking’s. Pomegranates and cranberries are a wonderful choice.
  • Don’t forget your dried fruits like figs or apricots.

Go Nuts.

Walnuts

An additional crunchy factor helps break things up with a bite between the richer choices. Mixing in familiar tastes is always a smart choice. But these additions continue to challenge the palette with some of the following options.

  • Classics like almonds, cashews, walnuts and more are always welcomed.
  • To adjust tradition, incorporate new flavors like sweet and spicy nuts or olive oil fried almonds.

Sweeten Up.

Brie Cheese with a honey drizzle

No charcuterie board is complete without a touch of sweetness. A drizzle of honey here, a dab of jam there, the choice is yours. We recommend a few choices to satisfy many palettes, such as:

  • Jams and spreads like raspberry, peach, blackberry and pomegranate help break up the taste.
  • Quality honey for those with a classic sweet craving help emphasize the cheese, in particular the Brie (the drizzle isn’t hard on the eyes either)!

Final Touches.

In case you don’t have enough on your plate, we have a few extras for the ultimate charcuterie fixings. Salty, sweet, and acidic flavors are the final touch. A few last recommendations for your pleasure:

  • Salty needs like marinated capers and olives add color and bite to your board.
  • Acidity like mustard and pickles are another classic staple.
  • Add some savory goodness like marinated red peppers to mix things up.
  • And of course, what is a charcuterie board without some dark chocolate shavings?

Make each charcuterie board your own, incorporating your favorite combinations of flavors. Challenge your friends and family with blends that may seem odd or outside the box. The never-ending board of beauty and flavor are perfect to start your gathering off just right. Happy plating!

New Year's Party Solutions

New Year’s Party Solutions

New Year’s is upon us which means family and friends, New Year’s resolutions and parties filled with food. That’s where we come in–to help you throw the perfect New Year’s party. From delicious in-store cheese balls to classic sparkling cider to steaks and lobster tails, check out our deals this week to help you save money on party favorites.

Click here to view the Weekly Ad 

Blackberries and Grapes

Want to truly delight your guests? Present them with a delectable charcuterie tray. Learn the basics to this crowd pleaser by clicking here for Charcuterie 101.

Veggie tray

We know you’re busy, so let us share the load by ordering our deli and bakery party trays. Get a classic antipasto tray, the healthy veggie tray, or something more hearty with the sandwich tray. Click here to view our party tray selection. 

New Year’s Party Solutions

New Year’s is upon us which means family and friends, New Year’s resolutions and parties filled with food. That’s where we come in–to help you throw the perfect New Year’s party. From delicious in-store cheese balls to classic sparkling cider to steaks and lobster tails, check out our deals this week to help you save money on party favorites.

Click here to view the Weekly Ad 

Blackberries and Grapes

Want to truly delight your guests? Present them with a delectable charcuterie tray. Learn the basics to this crowd pleaser by clicking here for Charcuterie 101.

Veggie tray

We know you’re busy, so let us share the load by ordering our deli and bakery party trays. Get a classic antipasto tray, the healthy veggie tray, or something more hearty with the sandwich tray. Click here to view our party tray selection.