Author: Oli

08 Oct Cox’s Honey: Video Story

We’ve gone through some serious research and development to find the right honey for us, and Cox’s High Mountain Clover Honey was the clear winner. It’s not overheated or filtered, but is simply screened. This screening process maintains the superior flavor, and it protects the pollens, minerals, vitamins, and live enzymes that are otherwise lost to high heat and filtering processes. It might seem...

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House-made fresh, World Tour

28 Sep Inca Inspired

October is almost here and even though some parts of the United States still feel like summer (looking at you, Mountain West), this means Fall and colorful leaves and an overabundance of porch pumpkins. And in our kitchen, this means chili. The next stop on the Café Zupas World Tour is the Peruvian White Bean and Chicken Chili, and it’s...

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23 Sep Sum rap Thai (the way Thais eat)

For some of us, remembering when we tried Thai food for the first time feels a little bit like dreaming. We remember that we were eating it, and that we enjoyed it, and maybe were even bummed that it ended, but we probably don’t really remember exactly how it began. All we know is the way the coconut and ginger...

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18 Aug WOODBURY, MN JOB FAIR

  LOVE YOUR JOB! We're looking for amazing people to staff our first location in Minnesota! We need to staff our day and evening shifts in time for our opening date of September 17th in Woodbury. We'll be holding open-house interviews at the Hilten Garden Inn in St. Paul/Oakdale Thursday, Friday, & Saturday for 3 weeks leading up to our opening date.   OPEN HOUSE JOB...

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03 Jun Warm Weather Mocktails: Tropical Refresher

  “Mocktails” can be easily made at home…no mixology experience required!  All you need are quality juices, fresh herbs and a few beautiful, glass bottles with pretty tops.  I purchased mine at IKEA (they are pictured above) and have been quite pleased so far (note: these recipes are made for this size bottle so use this as an excuse to stock up!).  
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28 May What Makes House-Made

OUR QUEST We don’t believe in the phrase “shelf-life.” Step into our kitchen each morning and you’ll see our culinary crew chopping, blending, and sauteeing. Take a look in our fridge and you’ll see fresh delivered dairy, produce, and meats. You may get your food quickly, but there are no shortcuts when it comes to the quality. It’s house-made fresh, and...

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21 Jan FAVORITE DINNER SALADS (THAT WON’T LEAVE YOU HUNGRY!)

While I enjoy eating salad and try to serve one every night for my family, it’s typically not the only thing on the menu.  Rather, I enjoy salad as more of a side show, not so much a main course.  I suppose this is because I am typically still hungry after meals which only consist of just a salad.  However,...

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13 Oct RECIPE: PUMPKIN RISOTTO – ZUPAS

‘Tis the season for Pumpkin! It seems like everything I’m eating these days has pumpkin in it!  I suppose that comes with the fall! I love rich, creamy risotto, and adding pumpkin to it is a great addition!  Fresh herbs are also a must! Pumpkin Risotto Serves 4 2 tablespoons un-salted butter 3 shallots, minced (about 1 cup) 1 tsp fresh sage, chopped small 1 tsp fresh thyme,...

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23 Sep RECIPE: GREEN SMOOTHIE

I like to start my day with a green smoothie or a fresh juice. There are so many different combinations of green smoothies, and I usually try to change it up a lot, but this smoothie has been in my morning regimen for several days in a row! This is my favorite smoothie lately, and I think the thing that puts...

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19 Sep RECIPE: NAAN BREAD

Naan bread is a traditional Indian flatbread that is traditionally cooked in a tandoor oven. It is characterized by its flat shape and amazing flavor.  Naan can be topped with ghee, or butter, garlic, cilantro, or even stuff with onions or potatoes. Naan Bread Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose white flour + more dusting ½ cup warm milk 1 large egg lightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons sugar 1...

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