Recently I got a great opportunity to try some glazes and dips from Made in Napa Valley! Never heard of em’?
“Tulocay & Company is rapidly becoming one of the leading all natural food companies in the United States. The company was founded in 1993 with a single product: etched olive oil decanters, which it sold to wineries, hotels, and other private label customers. The success of this business led to Tulocay’s first foray into food manufacturing, an array of olive oils and vinegars created for leading specialty food retailers, including Crate & Barrel, Pier 1, and Dean & Deluca.
In 2001, Tulocay took a significant leap forward when it established the Made In Napa Valley brand, a line of high-end gourmet food products. Today, the line includes dipping oils, flavored vinegars, marinades, simmer sauces, rubs and tapenades. The Made In Napa Valley product line has been enthusiastically received by gourmet food lovers around the country, and was recognized as the Outstanding Product Line of 2004 by the National Association of the Specialty Food Trades (NASFT).”
I got to pick a handful of products I wanted, so I chose them envisioning how I could use them in a meal(and of course one treat!). Check it out!
“We’ve done the work for you on this one by roasting the onions to get that sweet, rich flavor that requires patience and time. Balsamic adds another layer of bright flavor that caramelizes when grilled.”
Roasted Onion Balsamic Root Veggies
- 2 c baby carrots
- 1 c sliced parsnips
- 1/4 c sliced white onion
- 1/2 c sliced roasted red bell peppers, from jar
- 3 Tbsp Roasted Onion Balsamic Grill Sauce
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Place all veggies, seasonings, and sauce in a bowl and toss to coat.
- Add to a skillet on medium heat and sauté for 3 minutes. Add in a splash of water, lower heat to low, cover and let steam until fork tender (6-8 min).
“Who doesn’t love a sweet & spicy mustard, especially with the addition of chardonnay? It is a favorite component for a dipping sauce for egg rolls or pot stickers when combined with soy sauce and rice wine vinegar.”
Tuna Burgers with Sweet and Spicy Mustard
- Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl, and stir well. Add tuna, 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, and green onions; stir well. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 4-inch patty. Press the remaining breadcrumbs evenly onto both sides of patties.
- Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add patties; cover and cook 3 minutes. Carefully turn patties over; cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes or until patties are golden.
- Spread more mustard on buns. Place lettuce, tomato, onion, and patties on bottom halves of buns; place tops on sandwiches.
“Sweet tomato flavor combined with a smokey undertone makes for a delicious and versatile savory condiment. Spread on pizza dough and top with your favorite cheese for a unique appetizer.
[[Smokey Tomato Pulled Chicken Sandwiches]]
- 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts—cooked and shredded
- 1/2 c smokey tomato spread
- 1/2 c shredded coleslaw
- 6 hamburger buns
- Cheese, sautéed onions, and/or pickles if desired
- Mix smokey tomato spread with shredded chicken. Warm in skillet until heated through. Add in onion if adding and cook till softened. (5-8 min)
- Place on buns, top with coleslaw, cheese and pickles if desired—quick, easy, AND delicious!
“Looking for more ways to incorporate vegetables into your diet—try these muffins. Tantalize everyone’s taste buds with the warm smell of spices permeating your kitchen as you bake.”
Carrot Spice Muffins With Cream Cheese Frosting
- One package Carrot Spice Muffin Mix and called for ingredients on package
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 c powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Bake muffins according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, mix together room temperature cream cheese and powdered sugar with a hand mixer and slowly add in milk and extract.
- Let muffins cool completely then frost with cream cheese frosting.
All of these products were unlike any I’ve ever tried before—very unique in tastes, which I like! Sometimes it takes a lot to win me over, but these are all products I would consider buying again in the future! I would highly suggest you head on over to Made in Napa Valley and check out all they have to offer!