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Bon Appetit Pork and Rice

Feb 7, 2023 11:05:26 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Enjoy this juicy and flavorful marinated pork recipe from Meridian at Westwood. This delicious dish is a quick and easy meal you can make and pair with your favorite side dish or vegetable. Chef Rashard Gardner adds the flavor and flare to this dish with powdered mushrooms and cooking wine, and serves it with a side of pineapple rice. You can find both recipes below.

Try this at home for yourself, or come visit us at Meridian at Westwood to discover some of the amazing meals we are cooking up. Our culinary teams are always working to provide new and exciting meals for our residents that keep nutrition and flavor in mind. You can learn more about Chef Gardener below, and find the recipe to make this new community favorite dish.

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Bon Appetit Lemon Flan

Jan 24, 2023 10:16:01 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Unwind and enjoy with this light and delicious Lemon Flan recipe from Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace. Sweet and zesty, it is a great addition to any meal. Make for friends, family, or guests and serve up something special. With a caramel coating and a creamy decadent texture, this simple dessert is sure to impress. 

A decadent dessert is a great way to add something special to any meal. This Lemon flan recipe is simple but delicious, and will amen a big impact without a lot of effort. Read more for the full recipe.

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Bon Appetit Maple Glazed Chicken

Jan 10, 2023 9:29:10 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Enjoy this winning dish from the Meridian at Stone Creek. Recently we launched our First Annual company-wide Culinary Competition where we searched for the very best meals from our talented chefs, food service directors and culinary team members. Out of all our entries, and nearly 100 different properties, the resounding winner was Chef Ryan McPherson from the Meridian at Stone Creek with his entree of Maple Glazed Chicken.

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First Annual Culinary Competition: Meet the Winning Chefs

Dec 27, 2022 12:19:15 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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This year, our Food Services and Culinary Operations team ran our First Annual Culinary Competition! The competition required chefs, dining service directors, or food service directors from across our communities to create a unique dish - either entree or dessert - that would be submitted for judging. These delicious and inspiring dishes showcased the incredible creativity, talent, and presentation skills of our culinary teams. From juicy steaks to colorful roulades, decadent desserts and dishes packed full of flavor, our chefs blew us away with their amazing plates.

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Bon Appetit Cornish Hen

Dec 6, 2022 3:12:24 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Get ready for the holidays with this festive Cornish Hen recipe from Pacifica Senior Living Ocala. Decadent, delicious and full of flavor, it is a meal that is sure to impress. Whether you're making a family meal, a holiday party, or simply want to try something new, Cornish Hen is a great dish for December. Gather loved ones and serve up something truly special, with this recipe from Pacifica Senior Living. 

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Bon Appetit Roast Turkey

Nov 17, 2022 1:46:43 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Nothing says Thanksgiving like a Roast Turkey Dinner. Enjoying a special meal together is a great way to gather and build memories during the holiday season. As we approach Thanksgiving, many of our Pacifica Senior Living communities are cooking up delicious turkey delights and hosting Thanksgiving meals. This recipe, from Pacifica Senior Living Escondido features a traditional-style roast turkey with festive cranberry stuffing, and delicious, savory turkey gravy. 

Pair it with a perfect side dish like our bacon wrapped green beans, or duchess potatoes for an amazing holiday meal. And if you're looking for something sweet to add, we have many dessert recipes such as pumpkin cheesecake. Follow along for a step-by-step guide to the perfect Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner. 

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Bon Appetit Cranberry French Toast

Nov 8, 2022 10:17:24 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Enjoy a decadent breakfast any time of the day with our Cranberry Maple French Toast recipe from Pacifica Senior Living Coeur d'Alene. Sweet and tart maple cranberry sauce tops off this scrumptious dish, making it a perfect choice for a Thanksgiving meal, or Friendsgiving brunch. Add a little extra decadence to your breakfast with this quick and easy recipe. 

Try this recipe at home for yourself, or visit Pacifica Senior Living Coeur d'Alene and enjoy one of our delicious culinary creations like this one. 

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Bon Appetit Pumpkin Spiced Mousse

Oct 25, 2022 11:53:33 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Try this festive spiced dessert this season, and bring a little bit of pumpkin spiced fun right into your own kitchen. This delicious, decadent dessert by Chef Jaime is a fall favorite at The Park Lane.

Enjoy pumpkin mousse as a halloween treat, or serve as part of your Thanksgiving festivities. Part sweet, part spice, and all delicious, this is a great dessert choice for those that love the warm cozy tastes of pumpkin in the fall. 

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Bon Appetit Galletas De Pacifica

Oct 11, 2022 10:10:19 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Try something new with these traditional Filipino sugar cookies, called Galletas, by Chef Allen of Pacifica Senior Living San Leandro. These sweet treats are sure to please, and pair perfectly with your favorite warm drink. 

Serve some with coffee, a festive pumpkin spiced latte, or one of the traditional drinks, Filipino hot chocolate (Tsokolate De Batirul) or lemon pandan ginger tea (Salabat). Whatever your preference, these cookies are a great addition to a gathering with friends, family meal, or tea time visit. And the best part? You can cut them into any shape or pattern you want using your favorite cookie cutter! 

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Bon Appetit Butternut Squash Risotto

Sep 27, 2022 10:34:47 AM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living posted in Dining, Recipes & Nutrition

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Indulge with this Butternut Squash Risotto recipe from Chef Jasmine of Pacifica Senior Living Sterling. Hearty, filling, and prefect for fall, it is a delicious take on comfort food.  With rich, creamy butternut squash, and a punch of sage, this savory dish will be a new fall favorite.

Risotto is a dish made with love. Slow cooked and constantly tended to, it is a special treat that is perfect for a fall occasion, family gathering, or dinner party. You can bring home a taste of pacifica Senior Living sterling for yourself, and try this recipe at home! Chef Jasmine makes it easy to replicate this signature dish in your own kitchen.

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