February 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, What do purple foods, coconut and spiralizing have in common? They are the top 2017 food trends according to your local food market, Kings Food Markets Eater.com and CNN.com.

  • Purple Everything– The color means that ingredients contain strong level of anthocyanins, which have been shown to fight cancer, inflammation and ageing, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study. Some popular purple-food recipes include:

o   Braised Purple Artichokes

o   Purple Sweet Potato Salad w/ Crisped Prosciutto

o   Pignoli and Olive Stuffed Eggplant

  • Coconut Craziness– The coconut craze began in 2016 with coconut flavored water, and its expansion is underway. From comfort foods to body scrub to cocktails, popular coconut recipes this year include:

o   Citrus Body Scrub

o   Coconut and Panko Crusted Filet of Sole

o   Amy’s Thai Coconut Soup

  • Spiralize It– Whether you own a spiralizer or not, spiralized veggies are here to stay. Kings offers pre-cut spiralized vegetables, made fresh in-store, including zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potato, butternut squash and beets, so you can get cooking on recipes like:

o   Butternut Squash Noodles with Italian Sausage Ragu

o   Spiralized Zucchini Pesto Pizza

 

Additionally, Kings also released its Spring 2017 Cooking Studio Calendar for all those interested in learning how to create their own trending recipes. Hint, many classes relate to the above mentioned trends!