Warm and sunny days have arrived and so has National Barbecue Month! The month of May is a great time to get outside more and start cooking and eating al fresco. Grilling is great because it results in a specific smokey flavor and allows the opportunity to gather outdoors and enjoy the weather. We’re talking marinated and grilled chicken, grilled corn on the cob, and of course burgers too! There are so many different foods and recipes to choose from and try out when grilling. Search the web and walk the aisles of Tacoma Boys to get inspired with recipes and ingredients.
Dress up your home and office with spring flowers to celebrate the start of the season! From hanging baskets, to flowering plants, fresh cut stems, and more. Tacoma Boys always has a rotating selection of plants and flowers to choose from. And when the warmer seasons come around, there are even more seasonal flowers too. Annuals and perennials in many varieties are prearranged or sold separately for your convenience.
St. Patrick’s Day food including Irish recipes can be hearty, nutritious, and super savory. Think cabbage, potatoes, beef stew, and more! A couple variations of Irish food also includes shamrock salad (with plenty of green vegetables) and cheesy potato soup. Tacoma Boys offers all the ingredients to make your favorite Irish recipes. Plus, there is a variety of Irish beer to enjoy alongside your meal. Browse our blog all about Irish beer and food pairings here!
It’s National Sauce Month which means it's time to enjoy dipping sauces, hot sauces, pasta sauces, and more! There are so many different types of sauces to embellish your meals and round out pasta and meat dishes. Sauces are good because they add a lot of flavor with little preparation or extra seasonings. This flavor also makes it easier to eat nutritious foods like vegetables and lean meat and seafood.
While some people prefer organic produce, conventional produce is very similar. Neither way should be considered right or wrong as it comes down to personal preference and availability. This may cause some confusion for some people as organic food has increased in popularity. However, the nutritional value is the same and simply buying seasonal produce from quality sources is the way to go!
Homemade and store bought sweet and salty snacks are delicious and satisfying! There’s just something special about that mix of slightly sweet with a little bit of salty flavor too... The contrasting flavors happen to complement each other nicely. And it's easy to make these snacks at home or conveniently pick them up from Tacoma Boys in honor of National Snack Food Month.
It’s just about that time of year to whip up some Valentine's Day treats! Or, get inspired to make your own with baking and pantry staples from Tacoma Boys. From cake and brownie mixes, to frozen pies and individual cheesecakes, there is something for everyone with a sweet tooth. Plus, a rotating selection of fresh fruit like raspberries and strawberries are always nice to have on the side. If you’re looking for chocolate bars and small candy treats to give to your significant other, friend, or children, we have plenty of those to choose from as well!
Cheese boards for the Super Bowl are easily one of the most versatile and simple snacks to prepare! Charcuterie and cheese boards are a staple for appetizer spreads everywhere because eaters can munch on their favorites. And if you follow diets like paleo or vegetarian, pick and choose what sounds good to you as you go. There can be a selection of different fruits, veggies, cheeses, spreads, crackers, and more!
The crisp, cold season is wrapping up but there is still so much winter produce to eat! From kale, to cabbage, citrus and more, winter foods are abundant. Cooking seasonally is nutritious and connects you to your local farms as well as the earth beneath your feet. In the Pacific Northwest, most people consider summer cooking as the main event for local produce. But, there is a variety of different winter produce to experiment with around this time of year.
A new year is already upon us and many people are resolving to make more nutritious everyday meals. Healthy eating can vary from person to person. But in general, most people are probably aiming to eat more vegetables and leaner protein. It can be hard to pack in the nutrients with vegetables, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Little steps can help get you there and on track to continue the habit throughout the rest of 2023! Read on for a few tips and ideas on how to make nutritious everyday meals on the regular.