Category Archives: Lins

Birchberry Bistro Curry Chicken Salad

Think outside the box and try this curry chicken salad for your weekly meal prep. Pick up a rotisserie chicken from Birchberry Bistro and throw in the tangy flavor of cranberries and the crunchy sweetness of pecans for the perfect exotic meal.

With Birchberry Bistro you get an uncompromising dedication to quality and a commitment to great taste. Bringing you all-natural chicken that contains all of what you want, and nothing you don’t. Made with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives we guarantee you’ll bring home unrivaled flavor, freshness, and quality you deserve.

Watch for in-store and online tips and tricks on how to make the most of your rotisserie chicken. Experience freshness and flavor like never before!

Peach dumplings

Food Club® Peach Dumplings

Peach dumplings

These dumplings have got a peach of our hearts. With 3 simple ingredients, treat yourself to these pastries filled with fresh peaches.

Ingredients:

1 can Food Club® crescent rolls

3 ripe and peeled peaches

1 tbs. honey

Instructions:

Preheat the oven according to package instructions.

Slice the peaches into large segments and roll into crescent rolls.

Bake according to package.

While still hot, drizzle with honey and enjoy!

Oven fried peppers

Oven-Baked Pepper Rings

These Oven-Baked Pepper Rings are a healthier and delicious twist on the classic onion rings!

-2 bell peppers, sliced into 1/2″ rounds, seeds removed

-2 large eggs, beaten with 1 tbsp water

-1 c. flour

-1 1/2 c. Food Club® breadcrumbs

-1 tsp. paprika

-1 tsp. garlic powder

-1 tsp. kosher salt

  1. Preheat oven to 400° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium shallow bowl, combine Food Club® breadcrumbs with the paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. Have 3 separate bowls prepared with flour, egg, and the breadcrumb mixture.
  3. Dip first in flour, then egg, then the breadcrumb mixture
  4. Bake the pepper rings for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through, till tender. Let stand 10 minutes and enjoy!

Hasselback Apples


We know you will find this recipe very ap”peel”ing! These Hasselback Apples are delicious and perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth.

You will need:

  • 2 large firm apples, peeled, cored, and halved vertically
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Peel, core, and cut apples in half. Cut most of the way through each apple at 1/8-inch intervals. Don’t cut all the way through! Coat a square glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray place apple halves cut side down. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; brush mixture evenly over apple.
  3. Cover pan with foil; bake at 400° for 30 minutes, removing foil after 20 minutes, until apples are tender.
  4. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, oats, flour, and salt. Cover apples in oat mixture. Bake at 400° for 10 more minutes. Then turn broiler on for 2 minutes. Enjoy!

August Produce Guide

basket full of peaches, apples, swiss chard, and garlic

Produce doesn’t get much sweeter than this. Our seasonal produce picks below are oh-so flavorful and pack a nutritional punch to boot. Read on to find out why you’re going to want to include these fruits and vegetables in your next meal, snack, or bored doodle (yeah they’re that awesome!).

Swiss Chard

One of the greenest and leafiest of the leafy greens, one leaf (it is a big leaf) provides half your daily vitamin A, a quarter of your vitamin C, five times your vitamin K, and is a good source of vitamin E, iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. Swiss chard is so nutritious, we’re providing a dedicated social media post this week to highlight how to use it. To get you by until then, try replacing the greens in your next salad with Swiss chard. Just remove the fibrous stem in the middle (save it to cook up later because it’s still very nutritious) and wash, chop, and toss the remainder of the leaf as you would other greens.

Bell Peppers

Green, yellow, orange, and red bell peppers…did you know they’re all from the same plant? Yep, there is no red bell pepper plant or green bell pepper plant. Green is just the unripe pepper and red is fully ripe, with yellow and orange at intermediate stages. Since they’re not ripe, green peppers have an earthier and slightly spicier flavor compared with red, orange, and yellow, which are comparatively sweeter. Less time on the vine also means lower cost but also fewer nutrients. Red peppers have eight times the vitamin A and twice the vitamin C of green peppers. In fact, red peppers have as roughly the same vitamin A content as a carrot and vitamin C as an orange.

Garlic

Garlic has a more subtle approach to health than Swiss chard or bell peppers (though its flavor is anything but). You won’t find a boast-worthy amount of essential vitamins and minerals in garlic but you will find sulfur (the reason for its pungent flavor and odor). While not essential nutrients, the sulfur compounds in garlic (allicin being the most well-known) have been associated with a host of benefits from cardiovascular health to improved attractiveness (it’s true!). There are so many benefits from garlic we couldn’t fit them all here so we’re dedicating an entire social post to this vampire-killing vegetable later this week. Stay tuned!

Peaches

On to the sweeter fare. While transitioning from garlic to peaches may send your mouth into a confused downward spiral, don’t pigeonhole this fruit. Peaches can pair wonderfully with garlic as a savory chutney served over pork chops or even marinated in a garlic marinade and grilled. Venture outside your cobbler and pie comfort zone and experiment with this versatile fruit while it lasts. Why eat peaches? Peaches contain a modest amount of vitamin A and C as well as potassium but most importantly they’re a rich source of antioxidant flavonoid which may help protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease as well as support brain health. Plus, they’re soft, juicy, and delicious!

Apples

Like peaches, it’s the antioxidants that likely provide the most benefit, rather than the vitamins and minerals. Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin C, but the health benefits of apples are attributed primarily to polyphenols. Benefits of eating apples include a reduced risk of cancer (esophageal, lung, larynx, and colorectal especially) as well as the cardio-protective and even cognitive benefits (there’s promising evidence that apples might help reduce the risk of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s). Most of the polyphenols are in the skin so include the skin and opt for the whole fruit (raw or cooked) rather than juice (cloudy juice may still offer benefits, though less than the whole fruit).

from our state to your plate - utah proud produce

Local Produce

from our state to your plate

At our store, we partner with numerous local farmers and producers to bring you the freshest, most delicious fruits and veggies. These farmers and their families work hard to bring you corn, squash, beets, peas, apples, tomatoes and more. 

Click here to meet some of the farmers you help support when you shop with us.

Be sure to check out our blog that includes in-season produce guides, recipes highlighting produce, as well as fresh produce hacks and more.

Make a Wish

During the month of August we have the incredible opportunity to help grant wishes for many Utah children facing life-threatening and debilitating illnesses through a partnership with Make a Wish Utah. During the drive you will have the opportunity to purchase an icon during checkout and contribute to granting a wish of a Utah child. Because of your generous support over the last ten years, we have been able to grant more than 95 wishes and make a difference for numerous children by providing experiences and adventures they otherwise might not get to participate in.

Wishes can range from travel opportunities to once in a lifetime experiences, but regardless of the nature of the wish, each one provides hope and smiles to children and their families. Most often, wishes are granted at a time that the child and their family need an extra boost to get through a difficult time.

We appreciate your support and can’t wait to help even more Utah children this year.

save more! 1000's of items on sale each week

Introducing Save More

save more! on 1,000's of items on sale each week

Save More! throughout the store.

Finding great prices on quality products can be a real challenge and with so many options it can be difficult to easily recognize what’s on sale. “Save More!” saves you time and money by making the best deals easy to spot. Simply watch for the bright red and yellow “Save More!” signs to take advantage of the thousands of items on sale each week at our store.

We work hard to bring you the best prices on the best items in the best shopping environment possible.

To get a look at some of this week’s top specials, click here.

Grilled Steak and vegetables

T-Bone Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Steak and vegetables on a grill

As Summer is winding down, take advantage of all the grilling weather you have left to make the king of all steak, the T-bone.

Check out the video recipe here!

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Grilled T-Bone Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce

Prep: 15 minutes plus standing • Grill: 10 minutes • Serves: 6

Chimichurri Sauce

4          garlic cloves

2          green onions, coarsely chopped

¼         cup packed fresh cilantro leaves

¼         cup packed fresh Italian parsley leaves

¼         cup white wine vinegar

1          teaspoon dried oregano leaves

¾         teaspoon kosher salt

½         teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼         teaspoon ground red pepper

¾         cup extra virgin olive oil

Steaks

2          T-Bone steaks (about 1 pound each)

1          tablespoon olive oil

1½       teaspoons favorite steak seasoning

1. Prepare Chimichurri Sauce: In food processor with knife blade attached or blender, purée garlic, onions, cilantro, parsley, vinegar, oregano, salt, black pepper and red pepper; with processor running, slowly pour oil through feed tube and purée until emulsified.

2. Prepare Steaks: Prepare outdoor charcoal grill for direct grilling. Let steaks stand 30 minutes at room temperature. Brush steaks with oil and sprinkle with steak seasoning.

3. Once grill temperature reaches 450°, place steaks on hot grill rack; cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or until internal temperature of steaks reaches 135°, turning once.

4. Transfer steaks to cutting board; tent with aluminum foil and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. (Internal temperature of steak will rise to 145° upon standing for medium-rare.) Slice steaks across the grain and serve with Chimichurri Sauce.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 548 Calories, 50g Fat (12g Saturated), 79mg Cholesterol, 611mg Sodium, 2g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 24g Protein

Chef Tips

Letting the steaks stand at room temperature up to 1 hour before cooking results in even cooking, and tender, juicier steaks.

To prepare a charcoal grill for direct grilling, remove the top grate from the charcoal grill. Place coals in a chimney starter. Spark the coals and let the coals burn until they are covered with a thick layer of gray ash. Spread the coals onto the bottom grate. If the grill does not have a built-in thermometer, attach an oven thermometer to the top grill grate, replace the top grate and close the grill.

To create crosshatch marks on steaks, turn the steaks a quarter turn halfway through the grilling time on each side of steaks during first 8 minutes.

School Perks

School Perks

At Lin’s, we know that education is important to a child’s future.
To help give back to our local communities, Lin’s will be supporting local schools through our School Perks program.

School Perks

School Perks is our way of giving back and supporting our communities’ education system.  The School Perks program is run through our Perks program allowing us to electronically track the rewards each school earns.  Your school will earn one percent of every purchase made by its supporters.  Each school is eligible to earn $10,000 per school year. However, schools must earn a minimum of $500 to receive a School Perks check.

Continuing Supporters

Each year all School Perks links will be removed. This means that if you previously linked your Perks account to your school you will need to relink it. You can do so by following these easy steps:

  1. Log into your Perks account at linsgrocery.com/perks.
  2. Select My Perks
  3. Select the School Perks tab.
  4. Select the button next to the school you would like to link your account and press the button at the bottom of the screen.

Once your account is linked, you can view the school to which your account is linked by logging into your Perks account and selecting the School Perks tab or ask a team member at our customer service booth.

School Perks Tab

New Supporters

If you are a new School Perks supporter, sign up for a Perks account.  Signing up for a Perks account is easy and can be done at your local store or on our website.  Once you have a Perks account, you can link it to your school of choice by following these easy steps: 

  1. Log into your Perks account at linsgrocery.com/perks.
  2. Select the School Perks tab.
  3. Select the button next to the school you would like to link your account and press the blue bottom at the bottom of the screen.

Spread the Word

To get the word out about School Perks with our marketing kit complete with flyers, posters, business cards and social media art. To access these files:

  1. Visit linsgrocery.com/school-perks
  2. Click the “Spread the Word” button.
  3. Click underneath the thumbnail image to download files.

Art Projects

We love to showcase and display artwork from our School Perks classrooms. Each year we request at least one art project to display in our store. This can be a project of your choice or coloring pages are provided on our store website. Contact your local School Perks Coordinator with questions or details.

Grocery Store Tours

As a member of the School Perks program, your school has access to tour our store as a fun and educational field trip option.  To schedule a store tour, contact your local School Perks Coordinator.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support our local schools and students this year and we can’t wait to get your school on its way to earning with our School Perks program!

Contact your School Perks Coordinator at your local Lin’s or email schoolperks@afstores.com  with any questions.