Friday, February 3, 2012

Simply Delicious Local Food

I first discovered Simply Delish when I was a freelance writer for The Nashua Telegraph a few years ago. I interviewed the founder and owner, Teresa Stauber, for a feature article about her business - which is based in Manchester, N.H. The article focused on Stauber's dedication to local, fresh ingredients and her passion for selling a quality, delicious product.

The article brought Stauber so much success - in the form of new, hungry customers - that she recently decided to reach back out to me and give me an update on her growing business. Knowing the success was well-deserved, I asked Stauber if I could share her products with all of you. Thankfully, she obliged.

One of the local businesses that carries Simply Delish's products is The Meat House in Brookline. Stauber was kind enough to leave me a few samples of her fresh salads there last week - and the tasting party began soon thereafter.

The first salad I tried was the Israeli Couscous Salad. The plump pearls of couscous were mixed with flavorful ingredients such as scallions, turmeric, chickpeas, cranberries, parsley and orange juice. This was by far my favorite salad of the bunch - full of varying textures and spices, while being a light and versatile side dish. 


Next up was the Spicy Asian Salad. Made with soy sauce, sesame oil, cayenne pepper, and scallions - to name a few - this salad was packed with spicy Asian flavors. Due to the several different kinds of oils in it, however, leftovers a few days later were a little too drenched for my liking, but the flavors managed to hold on strong.

Simply Delish's Three Potato Salad simply blew my mind. While it was rich and creamy, like a good potato salad should be, it also avoided being overly heavy. It was also made with three different kinds of potatoes, including sweet potato (as well as red and white). 

The last salad I sampled was the simple yet tasty Feta Orzo Salad. This salad reminded me that I definitely do not get enough orzo in my diet. The salad was chocked full of crumbled feta and dried parsley, with few-and-far-between bits of sundried tomatoes and kalamata olives. Being an olive lover, I would have killed for larger bites of the salty olives, but this was still a successful side dish thanks to the plentiful, salty feta cheese.

Simply Delish products can be found at several markets, butcher shops and gourmet food stores throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. For a full list of locations, go here.

Have you tried any new local products lately? Or do you have a favorite local food product/business? I happen to love Samira's Homemade!


  1. Ooh I love Israeli couscous, and the feta orzo salad sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing these!

  2. I'll have to check these salads out at my local Meat House location!

  3. Ooooh everything looks good! I want to try all four! I haven't been to the Meat House in a while, but when I do I'll be on the lookout for these :)

  4. that Israeli couscous looks fantastic!

  5. These dishes look fantastic! I want to taste every single one! Thanks for sharing.