Ferris Blog

  1. Pistachio Vinaigrette Recipe

    Salads, in our opinion, are only as good as their dressing. Of course it’s important to use local produce. And yes, fresh ingredients and creativity are important factors. But let's face it, no one wants to chomp down on a forkful of dry arugula. If you’re looking to mix up your salad game and want to branch out from ranch or balsamic dressings, our Pistachio Vinaigrette might be just what you need. 

    Pistachio Vinaigrette

    ½  cup Ferris roasted salted pistachios
    ½  cup olive oil
    Juice of 2 navel oranges
    2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    1.5 tsp black pepper 

    Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 60 seconds. Recommended with arugula, romaine, or your favorite salad green.


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  2. The Many Benefits of Great Workplace Coffee

    People spend a lot of time at work—about one third of our lives on average. With such a big chunk of our time devoted to work, more and more businesses are taking strides to find a better work/life balance and keep their employees productive, happy, and challenged in positive ways. According to a recent survey by Statista, 36% of people in the US drink coffee at work. In fact work is the second most popular location (other than at home) to imbibe in our favorite beverage. Many of us have a pretty strong home coffee game. We know how to keep it fresh, use the right grind and measure out the perfect amount for a consistent cup that leaves us... continue reading →

  3. Noodle Stir Fry with Cashew Butter

    Whether you’re looking to impress dinner guests or just knock out a quick weekday meal, this stir fry is just what your table needs. This meal comes together in just 20 minutes and mixes up the traditional peanut stir fry sauce by featuring Ferris cashew butter!

    Noodle Stir Fry with Cashew Butter

    1lb linguine noodles
    2 TBS sesame oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 TBS ginger, fresh grated
    ⅓ cup green onion, chopped
    ⅓ cup Ferris cashew butter
    3 TBS rice vinegar
    ¼ cup soy sauce
    2 tsp Sriracha
    ¼ cup honey
    Your favorite veggies, for topping
    ½ cup Ferris roasted salted cashews, crushed

    Cook noodles per directions on box. Transfer to bowl once cooked. 
    Heat sesame oil in large pan. 
    Add onion, garlic, and ginger, and cook for 4 minutes.
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  4. Carrot Cake Smoothie with Almond Butter

    Smoothies have become a breakfast staple for many people who live life on the go. Strawberries, blueberries, and bananas have been center stage in most peoples daily smoothie recipe. But our Food and Beverage manager, Cody Gallagher, has found a new star player for your smoothie game: carrots. Those tasty little things that you dip in ranch and hummus? Yeah, they’ve got a new (and delicious) purpose.

    Carrot. Cake. Smoothie. This vegan, plant-based smoothie has all of the creamy, spiced deliciousness of actual carrot cake but in a light and healthy way.

    1 cup shredded carrots
    1.5 cup milk or non-dairy alternative
    1 frozen banana
    2 TBS Ferris Raw Walnuts
    1 TBS Ferris Almond Butter
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  5. All About Peanuts -- Nut Blog Series

    The next feature in our nut blog series is not a nut at all, at least botanically speaking! It is a legume that goes by many names...the ground nut, earth nut, ground pea, goober, monkey nut but is most commonly known as...the peanut! 

    History and Origin
    All Ferris peanuts are US-grown, though the species isn't native to the continental US. Originally, they hail from South America and made their journey to the states by taking the “scenic route.” Like many plants during the colonialism era, Spanish explorers brought the legume across the ocean and introduced the crop to Europe and Africa. Eventually peanuts made their way from Africa to North America during the Atlantic slave trade. Peanuts began in this... continue reading →