Food & Recipes
Farm-to-table cooking is all about eating locally sourced, seasonal foods. It can be a heart-healthy, sustainable, and fun approach to eating, but learning how to shop for and prepare farm-to-table food is new for many people. That's why we partnered with Meridian Health's CardioVascular Network experts to develop this delicious tuna dish. Seared Tuna  Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Tuna*
  • 1 fl. oz. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 fl. oz. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos**
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
*Tuna is great for your heart because it's rich in omega-3s. Atlantic Bluefin Tuna can be caught locally, but make sure you're getting a variety that's responsibly sourced.  **Bragg's Liquid Aminos are made from soybeans and purified water. NON-GMO PROJECT VERIFIED & GLUTEN-FREE, they are an excellent, healthy replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Instructions
  1. Put skillet on high heat.
  2. Pat tuna dry with a clean, lint free paper towel.
  3. Add sesame oil to skillet.
  4. Sear each side of tuna for 40 seconds to one minute; finish with Bragg's Liquid Aminos.
  5. Roll tuna in sesame seeds.
Brown Rice (skip if observing a paleo diet) Ingredients
  • 4 oz. Organic Brown Rice
  • 8 oz. Water
Instructions (Stove Top)
  1. Add two parts water to one-part rice.
  2. Bring to boil, and reduce to simmer.
  3. Cook until all water is absorbed.
Sautéed Bok Choy Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Bok Choy
  • 1 fl. oz. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 fl. oz. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1tsp Organic Red Pepper Flakes
  1. Put skillet on medium heat.
  2. Cut bok choy in half lengthwise. Rinse under cold running water to remove any sand.
  3. Add sesame oil to pan and place bok choy in cut side down.
  4. Cook until browned, flip and cook other side.
  5. Add a few teaspoons of water to the pan. Cover, and cook until steam accumulates and the greens are just wilted, the stalks are just fork tender but still crisp, and most of the water has evaporated.
  6. Finish with remaining ingredients.
Recipes by Scott Sleckman, Fresh Foods Manager at Dean's. Special thanks to our event partner, Meridian Health, for helping us put together this wonderful Farm to Table Cooking Class. Cardiologist at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Brett Sealove reminded us "food is medicine. By controlling your diet, you can control and change the mechanisms of your body for the better."Never miss an event. Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive new event announcements right in your inbox or visit our News & Events page.