Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hungry Holidays Recipe Contest for Silver Palate!!

We want your recipes!  

Here at the corporate office, we love hearing from our customers who share their favorite recipes using Silver Palate and Grain Berry products.  We get letters, calls, emails, and now with social media messages and posts on Facebook and Twitter!

This holiday, we wanted to spice up the season, and sponsor a HUNGRY HOLIDAYS RECIPE CONTEST!

Here are the details:

Send us your favorite tried and true or your fresh, new and exciting recipes using one of the following Silver Palate products/themes.

Chicken/Turkey Marinara Recipes

Holiday Oatmeal Recipes 

Toasted Oat Snacking

Crispy Bran Flake Coating Dinners


Everybody is a winner in the Hungry Holidays contest!

**ALL SUBMISSIONS will get a free coupon for product used!!**

Best recipe in each category will win $100!!

Best Hungry Holidays recipe will win a whopping $1000!!!

1. Go to our Facebook Page - Silver Palate or Grain Berry and post your recipe!

2.  Email us at info@silverpalate.com, with your recipe!

December 5, 2013 - Contest opens to all!
January 25, 2014, 12AM EST - Contest closes.
March 1, 2014 - Notification Date

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Silver Palate's Devilish Chicken

This recipe was conjured up in the minds of a few fantastic employees at Silver Palate.  Please enjoy!

Silver Palate Devilish Chicken


3 Chicken Breasts
2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 clove minced garlic
1 Jar of Silver Palate Fra Diavolo Pasta Sauce
¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Box NEW Grain Berry Penne Pasta

1.     Preheat oven 375 degrees. Cut chicken breast horizontaly so it makes 2 thin flat chicken breasts.
2.     Rub chicken breast with olive oil and garlic.
3.     Lay chicken breast in casserole dish. Pour Silver Palate Fra Diavolo Pasta Sauce over chicken.
4.     Bake or 20 minutes. sprinkle cheese over chicken and bake for an additional 10 or so minutes.
5.     Serve with prepared Grain Berry Penne pasta, and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Grain Berry Might Help Fight Obesity

Grain Berry Cereals and Baking Mixes contain high tannin sorghum bran along with whole grain oats (Toasted Oats) and whole grain wheat (Bran Flakes).
The high tannins are similar to those in red wine, blueberries and chocolate. One of the less known facts about high tannins in sorghum is the fact that it binds with carbohydrates and other nutrients and a goodly amount does not get absorbed in the body  - thus, not producing fat and calories.
That is a well-established fact about the tannins in sorghum and that can be important news in the campaign against obesity.

How did we find out? The cows and chickens told us!

Scientists have known for many years that high tannins bind with carbs, protein and other nutrients and are excreted from the body without being absorbed as fat.  

But Grain Berry learned about it from farmers who told us that when their cows start eating high tannin sorghum, they don't put on weight. Same story with their chickens.

That is not a good thing for beef cattle (and chickens) that are sold based on weight. So we thank the skinny cows and lean chickens for letting us food people know what could be a very important benefit for people in this age of an obesity epidemic.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A new website revoutionizes Silver Palate!

Find everything you need at the Silver Palate website, and take a tour around the beautiful designs and the information sure to whet your appetite.

Here is a letter from Peter Harris, President and CEO:

We at the Silver Palate Kitchens have a passion for good simple food. We love the taste of homemade -- pure and natural. In all our products and recipes we blend heart and soul, a bit of our own instincts and ingenuity, and only the best highest quality ingredients.

It all started 35 years ago, when a wondrous jewel of a food store opened on Manhattan's Upper West Side. It was named The Silver Palate. It opened with a pure and simple idea -- to prepare delicious and great looking food from only the best natural ingredients available.  It was started by two women, Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukens, who had a passion for good simple food.    It was a one-stop magic for a home cooked meal. They cooked fresh every day, used the best, highest quality ingredients and enjoyed the enthusiastic support of the neighborhood. This was the beginning of The Silver Palate.

With their commitment to constant quality, their reputation grew and as word spread of The Silver Palate's magical recipes, the idea was born to package some of the condiments - like Good Old Apricot Mustard Sauce, Balsamic Country Salad Splash, Sweet & Rough Mustard and Spiced Cranberry Apple Chutney. The secret was that if you could marinate, glaze, sauté, spread, dip, splash, toss or drizzle any of the condiments on meat, poultry, fish or vegetables,  they would magically give a home cooked meal a  truly exciting flavor.

Thus was born The Silver Palate Kitchen's line of original Salad Splash dressings, cooking sauces, dessert toppings and chutneys made by hand, in small batches, under the most rigorous standards. It was another instant hit. And for a good reason.  As life was becoming more complex and women increasingly had to balance the demands of work and family, Silver Palate foods offered them a way to have it all... the chance to easily create inspired homemade meals in their own kitchens, for friends and family. Cooking with The Silver Palate products was like having a friend helping you in the kitchen.

Today, the tradition lives on. The times have changed, but our commitment to great food made of the highest quality ingredients has not. We continue to offer a broad line of products updated for today's tastes and a way of life. We've blended flavors from around the world to infuse taste and excitement into contemporary lighter fare -- the kind of food you can enjoy every day. Products, with premium quality ingredients that you can pronounce, robust spices and fresh flavors and a spark of flavor which will make you feel like a wizard in the kitchen.

Please try our products, use them to make delicious homemade meals within minutes in your favorite recipes or ours. And let us know how you like them. We want to hear from you. You can visit us on Facebook, share your recipes or simply tell us what you like and what we can do to make your experience more enjoyable.

Peter Harris, President and CEO,
Silver Palate Kitchens

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Heart Grains!!

In an experiment, twenty-five people were fed high tannin sorghum bran along with a diet which included yogurt with live cultures. Another group were not fed that for a period of time and then both groups were tested medically and took a "vacation" from that eating test and then, after 30 days, reversed what they ate.  

The sorghum eaters were not given sorghum in the second part of the test whole the non-sorghum eaters became the high tannin sorghum eaters for a period of time. After this eating test was completed each group was again tested and it was concluded:

The high tannin sorghum eaters enjoyed better gut health in terms of keeping their beneficial bacteria alive and well longer than the non-eaters of high tannin sorghum, the same kind of ingredient used in Grain Berry cereals, baking mixes and crackers.  

The high tannin sorghum which Silver Palate adds to whole grains oats and wheat in its Bran Flakes, Toasted Oats, Honey Nut Toasted Oats Cereals, Pancake & Waffle Mix, Brownie Mix, Muffin Mix, etc. helps your beneficial bacteria in your digestive system and in your yogurt with live cultures because Grain Berry serves you as a prebiotic!  

So for better gut health, eat yogurt with live cultures (probiotics) and Grain Berry as a prebiotic with high tannin sorghum bran we call Heart Grains.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

SIMMER DINNER WINNER - Arlene Aughey - Lamb Skillet Dinner!

  I live in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, a suburban town in northern New Jersey only 12 miles away from New York City.  My career was in NYC, where I worked as a free-lance court reporter.  Now retired, I enjoy my family - hubby, George (on the left), 2 grown daughters, 4 beautiful grandchildren, and a variety of dogs and cats between them and us!   

I have always been environmentally conscious, which of course leads one to being health-conscious, and have always been a supporter of environmental and animal welfare organizations.  Having always had a garden - never using pesticides, of course! - I do enjoy cooking and trying out different recipes.  I especially enjoy using whole grains, fresh veggies, and herbs.  I prefer lamb to most other meats, and think that just broiling is boring, so many years ago, I got the idea of simmering some chops gently in fresh tomatoes and veggies from the garden, and serving it over a bed of rice.  It came out quite well, so it went into my recipe box!

I became aware of Silver Palate products from first seeing an advertisement for Grain Berry Oatmeal, which was right up my alley, being a natural healthy whole grain.  There was a coupon on the box to try out another of your products, and so we searched for Silver Palate in the store, discovered your tomato sauces, and voila - tried it out with my Lamp Skillet Dinner, and it added another layer of delicious flavors to the dish.

I have since then purchased your Grain Berry Honey Nut Toasted Oats for my grandkids, who love it, and have also tried out your Grain Berry Pancake and Waffle Mix, to which I added a can of creamed corn for the liquid, and served for dinner with warm maple syrup and slices of leftover ham.  (You can see I am not afraid to be a creative cook!)  They were absolutely delicious.  And of course your oatmeal is my standard Wintertime breakfast.

Lamb Skillet Dinner
This is a great easy, healthy and delicious meal!

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons oil
4 lamb chops
1 large onion chopped
1 garlic clove minced
1 cup celery chopped
1/2 teaspoon basil
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 jar Silver Palate Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce
1/2 cup water

In large skillet, melt butter & oil.
Sauté and brown chops on both sides.
Add all other ingredients and simmer for about 25-30 minutes, until lamb is tender.  
Serve spooned over cooked rice and enjoy!