Canned foods are one of the best ways to get food from the farm to your family table. With a hearty stock of canned foods in your pantry, canned foods make homemade easy! The canning process locks in flavor and freshness at the peak of ripeness and nutrition – just hours after picking. With cans you can create meals you feel good about serving and that your family will love. Click here for more canned food nutritional facts.
To get you cooking with cans, here’s a great can recipe featured in the “Cans Make the Meal with Kelsey Nixon” special, which aired on the Cooking Channel:
Artichoke and Bean Salad with Tuna
by Kelsey Nixon
Total Time: 50 min
Prep: 50 min
Yield: 4 servings
One 15-ounce can white northern or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
One 15-ounce can artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
One 6-ounce can tuna fish, drained
1 rib celery, finely diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
6 cups arugula or salad greens, for serving
Crusty bread or hero rolls, for serving
Combine the beans, artichoke hearts, tuna, celery, parsley, oil, onion and lemon zest and juice in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss gently.
Serve the salad on a bed of arugula or mixed greens with the crusty bread on the side. Or alternatively, serve the salad scooped onto a hero roll with the arugula.
Click here to watch the “Cans Make the Meal with Kelsey Nixon” special episode.
FarmVille 2: Country Escape
This month, Cans Get You Cooking is going mobile … mobile gaming that is! The campaign partnered with Zynga’s hit mobile game, FarmVille 2: Country Escape. New in-game features allow you to harvest fruits and vegetables…and then can your harvest to lock in freshness, flavor and nutrition! In addition, you can also create recipes, which can then, in turn, be canned. FarmVille 2 is a one-of-a-kind learning experience, which allows you to interact with game characters to learn more about Cans Get You Cooking and the benefits of canned foods and the canning process. But be sure to can while you can. The Cans Get You Cooking gaming features can be seen from now through October 5.
Click here for a FREE download of FarmVille 2: Country Escape.
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Disclaimer: I have teamed up with Cans Get You Cooking in support of this campaign. We received compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.