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Cook Dad a Gourmet Meal With These Delicious Recipes

What are you doing this Father’s Day? If you’re still making plans, we have a few suggestions, and of course they all revolve around cooking.

One of our favorite family traditions is cooking a delicious Sunday meal together. And whether your Father’s Day plans revolve more around getting out of the house and running around all day, or hanging close to home — and close to the stove — there’s a great recipe for all types of nights.

Little Time:
Arugula & Mixed Green Salad with Sausage and Fennel
Looking for a light lunch or dinner that also ticks the box of “hooray, I’m eating a salad!” but without sacrificing flavor? This one is fresh and fabulous, with fennel, arugula, and a quick olive oil and balsamic dressing.

Medium Amount of Time:
Chicken Chile Lemongrass Dumplings
Dumplings aren’t just the perfect food to get by the dozen at your favorite Chinese restaurant — they’re also a fun family project. It sounds complicated, but it’s really not much more than a little prep, some time to let the ingredients meld together, and having enough hands to put the little packets together. Enlist your siblings to roll out the wrappers and you’ll be feasting on healthy little dumplings in no time.

Lots of Time:
Sunday Sauce: Ragu Napolitano with Italian Sausage and Pasta
One of the all-time classic, best recipes, this super thick sauce fuses together amazing flavors in a dish that takes over three hours. Thanks to its long braise and slow cook time, the sauce is rich with meat juices from short ribs and sausages fusing together. The result is a stunning family favorite that also makes amazing leftovers.

Happy Father’s Day to all our favorite dads! 

Isernio’s Fan Lost 150 Pounds and Eats Sausage Every Day!

We were so very thrilled to hear from one of our fans recently, Mike Proctor from Lake Stevens, WA, who wanted to share his weight loss success story with us.  Mike lost 150 pounds almost 2 years ago, has kept it off since then, and Isernio’s Sausage has been a part of his every day menu along the way.  As far as we’re concerned, Mike is proof that sausage can taste great and be good for you!  Here is his story in his own words:

Mike Proctor“Three years ago I weighed 370 plus pounds and was not feeling good about life. I decided one day enough was enough – time to lose weight.  I tried many different what they called ‘healthy’ chicken or turkey products, and to be honest they tasted awful.  Then I found your product.  It tastes great and I don’t miss pork sausage or ground beef anymore.  Your product is part of my daily life now – every day I have it for lunch with my brown rice mixed together.  And of course I love it in spaghetti or ground chicken tacos.

It took me a little over a year to lose 150 pounds and I’ve kept it off for almost 2 years now.  I’ve been overweight most of my life, with the on-and-off getting in shape.  This time though was the first time it stuck.  I want to thank your local company with a great local product.  I should add, yes diet is part of the story, along with plenty of exercise.  I walk 6 miles a day 5 to 6 days a week.  It only takes 45 minutes a day to change your life.  Have a great day and thank you. ”

Thank you, Mike, for sharing, and a HUGE congratulations to you!  We’re so proud to be a part of your success story.