Archive | September, 2011

Ready to get your tailgate party on? Football and food – The perfect pairing

describe the imageFootball season is here, and as we all know, the food is just about as important as the game itself!  Who doesn’t love the time-honored tradition of tailgating?  Gathering before the game to enjoy food and drinks with your fellow fans is a pretty great way to spend the weekend!  Whether it’s college or pro (or heck, even managing your fantasy league in your pj’s at home) – a football game means it’s time to enjoy some good eats.

We loved the mobile feasts described in this tailgating article and tailgating recipe collection from Saveur Magazine.  (Grilled cinnamon rolls??  Yes please!).   And of course there’s always room for sausage at a tailgate party.  There are some pretty creative ways to serve it too.  How about Grilled Bratwurst with Shoestring Gremolata Fries or Italian Sausage Chili.  Or, kick off the morning by baking some of these Spicy Breakfast Sausage Biscuits and taking with you for a warm and savory start to the party.

What are your favorite tailgate foods?  Or if you don’t tailgate, what kinds of foods do you enjoy while watching the game at home?   We’d love to see your favorite recipes!

Isernio’s Sausage: Now Certified Gluten Free!

describe the imageWe are so pleased to announce that our products are now certified gluten free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO), the most recognizable and leading gluten-free certification program in the world. 

The GFCO “provides an independent service to supervise gluten-free food production according to a consistent, defined, science-based standard that is confirmed by field inspections, in order to achieve heightened consumer confidence and safety.”  Their standards go beyond the requirements of government laws and regulations, to ensure shopper confidence in the products they certify, which now includes our all-natural sausage.

Isernio’s products and production methods were audited and tested by the GFCO and have been confirmed to meet their strict gluten-free standards.  We are also subject to ongoing testing to ensure we continue to meet these standards.  This means if you or a member of your family follows a gluten-free diet, you can safely and confidently enjoy Isernio’s products!

All of our products (except our British Bangers) are now certified by the GFCO – this includes all pork and chicken sausage links, rolls and ground chicken and pork.  (Our British Bangers are not certified because they contain wheat, which is stated clearly on the ingredient label).

Look for the GFCO logo on our labels soon, to make it even easier to identify our gluten-free products. Visit the FAQ section on the GFCO website for more information on their mission and audit procedures.  And of course, feel free to email us if you ever have any questions about our products.

Reminder: Italian Chicken Sausage now available at select Costco warehouses

describe the imageIt’s back to school time, and (dare we say it) the holidays are just around the corner, so it’s a great time to stock your freezer with quick, easy meal ideas for the busy days ahead! Don’t forget, select Costco stores are now carrying an exclusive 3-pack of our all-natural, low fat Italian Chicken Sausage Rolls at a great price ($8.99 for 3 – that’s just $3 a roll!). Thaw one out in the refrigerator overnight for a healthy, delicious dinner or breakfast the next day. This bulk sausage is perfect for use in spaghetti sauce, quiche, omelets, or even as a substitute for ground beef or turkey (it makes a fantastic burger). We have plenty of recipes on our website at www.isernio.com/recipes. Look for the exclusive 3-pack of Italian Chicken sausage at these Costco locations (and if you go on the right day, you might get a free sample too!):

Covington, WA
Issaquah, WA
Kirkland, WA
Marysville, WA
Puyallup, WA
Seattle, WA (4th Ave)
Sequim, WA
Tukwila, WA
Tumwater, WA
Woodinville, WA
Bend, OR
Anchorage, AK (Dimond Blvd.)