National Corn on the Cob Day!

Corn on the cob; one of summer’s staples and the unsung hero of cookouts and BBQ’s. We couldnt think of a better way to celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day than to feature Mariano’s Tastemaker and Chef of urbanbelly and bellyQ, Bill Kim’s recipe from his new cookbook: Korean BBQ: Master Your Grill in Seven Sauces.


Here is Bill Kim’s asian take on a classic elote recipe:

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Corn on the Cob with Curry Mayonnaise and Chile Salt


  • 1 Thai chile,stemmed
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 10 ears of corn

Step 1: In a food processor, combine the Thai chile with the lemon zest, 1 teaspoon of the lime zest and 1/4 cup of salt and pulse until the chile is finely chopped and incorporated. Transfer the chile-lime salt to a bowl.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the curry powder, lime juice, fish sauce, sambal oelek, turmeric, garlic, the 1 1/2 tablespoons of cilantro and the remaining 1 teaspoon of lime zest.

Step 3: Peel back the corn husks, keeping them attached. Discard the silk. Fold the husks back over the corn and tie the tops with kitchen string. Transfer the corn to a very large bowl, cover with water and let soak for 10 minutes. Remove the corn from the water and blot dry.

Step 4: Light a grill. Grill the corn in the husks over high heat, turning, until the kernels are crisp-tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, then carefully remove the husks and transfer the corn to a platter. Spread the curry mayonnaise all over the corn, sprinkle with the chile-lime salt and chopped cilantro and serve!



Here are some of our other favorite corn recipes:

Creamy Parmesan Lime Grilled Corn

Creamy Parmesan Lime Grilled Corn


Fresh Corn, Pepper, and Avocado Salad

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Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

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  • 1 cup of Simple Truth Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup of frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp of ground turmeric

Optional toppings:

  • Simple Truth organic unsweetened coconut chips, toasted
  • 1 TBS Chia seeds

Instructions: Add coconut milk and fruit to blender, blend until all ingredients are blended. Add chia seeds and mix. Top with coconut chips.


New Leaf on Life: One Pan Oven Roasted Salmon with Citrus and Dill

citrus salmon.pngOne Pan Oven Roasted Salmon with Citrus and Dill


  • One King Salmon Fillet, about 3 pounds
  • 1 bunch Asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 Fennel Bulb, slices
  • 1 bunch Dill
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 blood orange, sliced (or any citrus)
  • 1 pink cara cara sliced (or any citrus)
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced


preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange salmon on an olive oil greased sheet pan. Coat with olive oil. Toss asparagus in olive oil and place on pan. Arrange citrus slices over salmon. Toss fennel and dill in olive oil and place over salmon. Season with Salt & Pepper. Roast in oven for 20 mins or until salmon is cooked through.

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A New Leaf on Life: 10 Simple Truth Products to Try

Why Simple Truth?

Simple Truth provides a simple, uncomplicated and trustworthy solution to the challenge of simply better living. You’ll find Simple Truth items throughout the store during your everyday shopping trips. Our wide range of products with easy-to-spot packaging take the chore out of selecting organic, free from, and natural foods.

Join us to discover a new leaf on life as we begin the new year! Here are 10 Simple Truth products to try:

  1. Simple Truth Organic Creamy Peanut Butter: made with just organic peanuts and salt! $3.50 each with Mariano’s card.

Creamy Peanut Butter

2. Simple Truth Organic Dressings: These inspired blends will make any salad sensational. They can also be used in savory dishes as a marinade or finishing sauce. $2 each with Mariano’s card.

Goddess DressingAsian Style Sesame VinaigretteCaesar Dressing

3. Simple Truth Popcorn: Every kernel of Simple Truth Kettle Popcorn is popped to perfection. A satisfying snack with no artificial flavoring, coloring or preservatives.


4. Simple Truth Chocolate & Coffee: From coffee to coconuts, we believe that responsible sourcing matters. That’s why we continue to increase the availability of Simple Truth® Fair Trade Certified™products in our stores.

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5. Simple Truth Low Cow Ice Cream: Simple Truth Low Cow ice cream is so smooth, so creamy and so udderly delicious, you won’t want to share it! Look for this irresistible high-protein treat in the frozen foods section. In addition, Low Cow is non-GMO, gluten free, and made with absolutely no artificial ingredients or preservatives. $3.50 each with Mariano’s card.

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6. Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies: it’s the Simple Truth. Easy to find, understand and afford, Simple Truth from Kroger makes enjoying organic, natural and wellness products simply…better.

Chocolate Sandwich Creme Cookies

7. Mixed Fruit Medley: enjoy summer-fresh flavor all year long. Crops are harvested through the summer at perfect ripeness, from organic farms around the world. Each batch is individually fresh frozen, to preserve the sweetness and mouth-watering taste.

Mixed Fruit Medley

8. Ground Turmeric: Blend it into smoothies, bring warm flavors to curries or stews, or just add a pop of color to your rice dish!

Ground Turmeric

9. Blue Corn Taco Shells: Our shells are made without preservatives, artificial ingredients or hydrogenated oils, so you taste only the full flavor of whole grain yellow corn. Stuff with your favorite ingredients and enjoy an easy, delicious way to have eating well in hand.

Blue Corn Taco Shells

10. Lemon Verbana Body Wash: A feel good clean! Ultra moisturizing organic oils and therapeutic scents make these suds gentle on your body & the planet.

Lavender Eucalyptus Body Wash

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Mariano's Tastemakers · Recipes

Battle of the Bubbles


Holiday cocktail recipes made with bubbles! Sparkling water & champagne!

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Citrus Spritz

This spin on the classic negroni is topped with freshly squeezed citrus juices of the season.


  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Red Vermouth
  • Splash of Mariano’s Freshly Squeezed Blood Orange juice (or Tangerine Juice, or other Citrus Juice)
  • Splash of Pellegrino (Or Club Soda)


  • Combine vodka, Campari and Vermouth in a glass with ice and stir
  • Strain and pour into a rocks glass with ice, top with a splash of juice and San Pellegrino
  • Garnish with a thin slice of citrus on top


  • Can also be made in batches and served in a punch bowl or pitcher!
  • Use Chicago’s Classic Cubes form Lang ice, found in Mariano’s ice coolers. These gourmet ice cubes are designed to last longer than any other type of ice. Made from ultra-purified water, these extraordinary cubes are cut from a 400-pound block of solid ice. Always clear, without any taste or odor, Classic Cubes are the perfect choice for all special occasions.

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Perdrix in a Pear Tree by Mariano’s Tastemaker, Belinda Chang

“Perdrix is the French word for Partridge and also a classic French wine descriptor.  This cocktail is my champagne twist on a Silver Gin Fizz (I think that egg white cocktails are so festive), but with home-made spiced pear & champagne syrup in place of plain old simple syrup and a little more fun!”


  • Gin
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Egg White
  • Spiced Pear & Taittinger Champagne Simple Syrup
  • Taittinger Champagne
  • Pear for garnish
  • Spiced Pear Simple Syrup
    • Champagne
    • Sugar
    • Pear
    • Star Anise
    • Cardamon

Directions for Cocktail

  • Jigger gin, lemon juice, egg white, and syrup into cocktail shaker and dry shake.
  • Add good cocktail ice and shake to chill.
  • Strain into three small coupes or one large martini glass.
  • Top with Taittinger Champagne and garnish.

Directions for Champagne & Pear Syrup

  • Combine water, sugar, pear, spices in a small sauce pan.
  • Over medium heat, stir to dissolve sugar and bring to simmer.
  • Lower heat and gently simmer for 30 minutes. You do not want to break down the pear and make the syrup cloudy.
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • Pour through a strainer. Do not press in order to keep the syrup clear.
  • Store in the refrigerator until use.


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#MyMarianos Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the holiday season and Mariano’s is here to help you find gifts for everyone on your list! Find holiday gift ideas for the host/hostess, foodie friends, chocolate lovers and more.

For the host/hostess

Fresh & Festive Fruit Baskets : you can’t go wrong with our fresh holiday fruit baskets. Available in our produce department, check with your local store for custom arrangements. Baskets start at $20 with your Mariano’s Rewards card.

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Holiday floral

Waterless amaryllis arrangements are the perfect hostess gift ($10). These tropical blooms make easy-care houseplants and are sure to brighten your home during the winter.

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Mix & Match Wine & Spirits: when you purchase 4 or more bottles of wine or spirits (750ml or larger; excludes sale items & beer) you save 15%.

Plus, when you purchase $15 or more of any wine items, and you will get a wine bag for FREE!

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Stocking Stuffers

Gift cards: Find gift cards for everyone on your list, with 150+ retailers to choose from!

Mariano’s specialty gift cards are also available for purchase in-store. Share the gift of great taste with a fellow #MyMarianos foodie.

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Chocolate Lovers

Fannie May chocolates: 14 oz. varieties of Fannie May pixies or mint meltaways chocolate gift boxes ($22.49) are BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE with your Mariano’s Rewards card.

Vosges Chocolate Bars: Travel the world through chocolate. Experience exotic flavors like Mo’s Dark chocolate bacon bar, himalayan sea salt with caramel and more. ($3.29-6.99 each) Looking for some unique recipes to try? Click the link for recipes from Mariano’s Tastemaker, Founder & CEO of Vosges, Katrina Markoff:

vosges chocolate bars


For the mixologist

Cocktail kits: Everything you need to mix up delicious cocktails. Choose from Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Bailey’s, Kahlua, Knob creek and more. Ranging from $16-45.


For the craft beer lover

Build your Own 6 Pack: We provide the empty 6-pack carrier and you get to choose from our large assortment of single bottle craft and international beers (12 oz. or less) to build your own 6-pack at one low price ($9 with card). It’s a convenient way to explore different beer styles, and to make sure the fridge is always stocked with something everyone will love.

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Loyal to Local

beelove is an all natural line of raw honey and honey-infused body care products. They extract honey from their urban apiaries in the heart of the North Lawndale community in Chicago. beelove skin care products are of exceptional quality and are all unique in their use of natural honey as a moisturizer. Raw, natural honey ranges from $5-15.

Taste of Italy

We stocked our shelves with specially imported favorites from Italy! From Amaretti cookies to the traditional Italian Panettone. (From $7-$10 each) Our hand-wrapped Panettone Classico is a special one this year. We traveled 4,500 miles to Italy to find the perfect panettone for your holiday celebration. ($14 each)