Game Day Shrimp Salad

Posted on Aug 9th 2018 by Chef DeJuan

Planning on attending the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game tonight? Here's a deli [...]

People, including chefs, have their own definition of what they think farm-to-table means. Sometimes called farm-to-fork, the phrase is used to refer to the various processes in the food train from agricultural production to consumption. In layman’s terms, it’s how we get the food we eat, without it being processed or chemically enhanced, to our table. Over the last few years, farm-to-t [...]

Once again, I am pleased to join Florida Blue at its Flavors Food Truck during the 2015 Florida Blue Florida Classic on November 21. The Classic represents the longest-running rivalry in college football between Bethune-Cookman and Florida A & M universities. It is one of the year’s most anticipated events for the [...]

The word “holiday” is a noun or verb. As a noun, it is defined as “a day of festivity or celebration when no work is done.” Can you imagine that during the holidays, one could really get by without doing any work? I know from experience that lots of work is being done to ensure plenty of days of festivity. As a culinary professional, the holidays are often the busiest time of the yea [...]

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and comfort food. Here are a few of my favorite holiday dishes.  It includes a Sweet and Spicy Berry Chutney you can serve with your turkey on Thanksgiving Day, as well as warm Cornbread and Roasted Root Vegetables. Make sure you save a couple of tablespoons of that Chutney for a flavorful addition to the leftover Holiday Turkey Salad recipe I have inclu [...]

From world-renown culinary institutions to home kitchens, kale has become the green of choice.  We are seeing it in everything from to chips to smoothies. Some like to call it the new super food, while others see new ways to enjoy an old-time favorite. Once again, I am pleased to work with the Florida Blue Flavors exper [...]

For almost four decades, the Fiesta of Five Flags, Pensacola Seafood Festival has had a history of satisfying visitors with a taste for good seafood and the beaches of Northwest Florida. This annual event showcases delicious dishes and live entertainment celebrating the rich heritage of Pensacola  I am pleased to [...]

The words ‘food truck’ and ‘healthy food’ do not always go together. Food trucks are the latest rave for restaurateurs offering an alternative to diners who want to experience a new type of “to-go” food.  So who would think a food truck sponsored by a health solutions company would have a place at a football game?  Florida Blue does.  The company believes that healthy food is a key ingredient to b [...]

There are over 10,000 known herbs in the world. They are produced on farms, grow naturally in most eco systems, and if you are blessed enough, they will even grow in your yard.  However, I know from experience, dandelion greens are more popular and respected in a salad. Herbs can do more than simply add flavor to food. If used right, they help you to cu [...]

Mint is an herb for all seasons, whether used in a cool refreshing drink in the summer or a warm cup of tea when the weather turns a little chillier. Widely used since ancient times, it is currently used in manufactured products for its flavoring and aroma; it can also be found it many of the products we use on a daily basis. As an herb, mint’s leaves a [...]

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