Comforting dishes for winter!

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In the Northern Hemisphere, we are having one of the colder winters we can remember.  It is frozen outside each night and we are cooking all our foods and spicing them because inner warmth seems to make all the difference!  If you are feeling the same way, head over to our Comfort Food recipe round up board on Pinterest.  We love that recipe sharing is so visual these days.  Most of these classic dishes or easy-to-make meals are beautifully done and so simple that you can get the idea about how to make them just from the picture.

We hope these make it off of your screen and into your kitchen in no time.  Add Field Roast in however you like!  Let us know what you think!  Post a pic of your dish on social media too.  We know these nights are long, and we think that warm food shared with friends and family brings out our best resource, community.

Plus see our whole recipe log on our website!

 

 

A quiet field at harvest time

There is nothing like standing in a grown wheat field.  The wind rustles the fiewheat-meat-farmer-2016ld as it waves glistening in the sun on a late summer day.  Just before the harvest a hush comes to the land and fortifies the plants with their last breath of fresh air.  We buy our grains from farmers who know the gifts of our blessed wheat and their place in our history as foodmakers.  Our wheat is grown in Alberta, Canada by folks like Jim, pictured here.

We love wheat. The heart of our products is our quality wheat flours.

Following the traditional art of making seitan, we start with a wheat flour that is rich in protein and, after being mixed with our fats and spices, is steamed to create a meaty bite that truly satisfies. We know our foods are nourishing you, as well as the farmers that grow our grains and produce.  Incorporating other grains like barley, pulses like lentils and fresh vegetables is another way we know Field Roast products show you our values.

These whole sources of food from quality growers give our grain meats their unique and bold flavors. Brought to us by trusted partners in foodmaking, we take pride in our ingredients, as we do in our foods. Conscious sourcing is another example of what we call Foodmaker Pride.

World Vegetarian Day Community Potluck

We celebrated World Vegetarian Day with a community potluck!  Many of our fellow FRoasters brought in a vegan dish today to share with everyone!  We are a community with so many different people from all over the world, and if you have read our blogs in the past, then you may have heard us say this before!

We got such a great response to this event, we wanted to share some pictures of the day with you!

Field Day 2016 Shenanigans!

Our Field Day 2016 was our biggest yet!  Over 100 people gathered in the morning at our facility in Seattle to get a team shirt and load onto one of three school buses headed for a local park to play for the day.

We have this day for our community.  We want to know each other outside of our smocks and from behind our computers.  It’s such a great way to connect and support each other in a team environment that doesn’t involve making food!

By giving this space, our intention is to create an opportunity to know something more that you did at the beginning of the day…about a person, about another Field Roast department, about a culture.  Sharing food together and a little friendly competition is not only downright fun, but helps to foster grace and harmony in our workplace.

Enjoy the photo album below to share in our day!

 

Meet our Director of Human Services, Susie Cantor!

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I’ve heard that working on a production line was hard work. Believe me, I’m no stranger to hard work having been in the hospitality industry for decades, a single mom and owning my own restaurant — but I really had no idea what hard work meant, until, I worked with the amazing warriors of Field Roast producing all the delicious grain meat Sausages, FieldBurgers, Deli Slices and Frankfurters.

I got to spend a day and work with folks in every area of production: in the Mix Room (mixing all the fresh ingredients together), the Label Room (carefully labeling and packaging every product), the Warehouse (receiving all the raw ingredients, storing the cooked products and shipping finished products around the world), with the Sanitation Team (keeping all of our equipment sparkling clean) and with the Quality Assurance Team (ensuring that every product we make and ship is absolutely safe and delicious).

And not only is it a very “on purpose” work environment with great care taken every single step along the way, but it’s done with great teamwork and respect for each other. This is no easy task given that there is a veritable United Nations working here at Field Roast, representing over a dozen countries from across the globe from Vietnam, to the Congo, to Burma, to Guatemala, to Fiji, to Iran, to Iraq, to Morocco, to Kenya, to Somalia, to Ethiopia, to China, to the Philippines and many countries in between!!

I have the honor of being the new kid on the team as the Director of Human Services accountable for staff happiness and customer loyalty. I can tell you that the energies of love and respect that I’ve encountered working side by side with these fine people, no doubt impacts every bite of our Field Roast products in the best possible way. And it’s also an inspiring tiny glimpse of what’s possible for the future of humanity in our ever shrinking world.

Susie