October Kitchen - July 2022

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Build Meaningful Connections By Practicing Active Listening

“It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy” by Michael Abrashoff is a book I recently finished. It was recommended to me by one of my employees, and the lessons within this book were quite revealing. The book follows a captain who is the new commander of one of the worst ships in the Navy. It had the poorest record, retention rate and evaluation scores. But after two years, the captain turned the ship into one of the best in the Navy, but how? One of the captain’s most essential techniques is to listen to the ship. This means hearing how the ship moved in the water as well as listening to what his sailors were saying. The leadership methods the captain deployed were based on everything his sailors told him. He would actively listen to their thoughts and feelings and connect with them to build relationships. The connection he made with his crew changed the entire culture on the ship because he made them feel valued, heard and appreciated. After reading this book and an article, it got me thinking about how World Listening Day is on July 18. Listening played a massive role in what I was

OCTOBER KITCHEN TRIES TO BUILD A BRIDGE TO WHERE OUR CUSTOMERS ARE AND PROVIDE A PATH FOR A HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER LIFESTYLE. THIS IS WHY WE LISTEN TO YOU AND YOUR STORIES.

reading, and it also plays a role at October Kitchen. Have you ever heard the saying, “They have eyes in the back of their head”? Well, I have ears in the back of my head. I can be away from the kitchen and in my office and hear the conversations around me. I can answer questions without my employees knowing that I can hear them. I can also hear our machines and if they are working correctly or not. If the refrigerator sounds different than usual, I know there is a problem. Likewise, if one of my chefs has something cooking in the kitchen, just

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THIS TREASURE HUNT WAS A SUCCESS

Teenager Finds the Owner of Stolen Safe

discovery. “I was just amazed that they’d been able to track me down. There are some really nice and good people in this world. They could have kept the money; they could have said they attempted to get a hold of me,” Everett said. And the teenager’s good deed didn’t go unnoticed. Everett gave Tindale a small reward and even offered him a position at his wealth management company. Although Tindale is still in school, Everett told him that the offer will always be open to him at any time.

Do you ever think about searching for buried treasure? If you did, what would you do with it? For some people, if they were to find something, they would keep it for themselves. But 15-year-old George Tindale did no such thing when he discovered a treasure. Tindale is a treasure hunter from Newark, Nottinghamshire. One day, he was combing through River Witham in Grantham, Lincolnshire, with his dad when he came across an incredible discovery. After using a heavy-duty magnet, they pulled a safe containing 2,500 Australian dollars ($1,800 U.S.). The father and son were shocked and amazed by their discovery. They were curious to know who was the owner of the safe and where they were now. After searching through the safe, they found a certificate and expired bank cards that helped them find the rightful owner: businessman Rob Everett. He was robbed over 20 years ago, and he was never able to find his property until now.

While Tindale’s treasure hunt was a monetary success, there’s a priceless lesson to learn from this story: Being honest and giving back is more rewarding than taking. Your courage and honesty are inspiring, George. Thank you for inspiring not only your community in Australia but also us here in the United States.

Tindale contacted Everett, and he visited Everett to return his stolen property a few weeks after the

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delicious meals that were healthy for them. The woman recounted how great our customer service was and how she appreciated our empathy for her situation. October Kitchen tries to build a bridge to where our customers are and provide a path for a healthier and happier lifestyle. This is why we listen to you and your stories. We want to hear about your life and how we can positively impact it. We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you. So, thank you for being amazing customers and allowing my team and I to be a part of your journey. We are looking forward to hearing more of your stories and building more bridges to take you where you want to go.

by the sound the food makes, I can tell if it needs to be flipped over or stirred.

Listening to the food, the equipment, my employees and my customers is how I hear my “ship.” I practice active listening when I’m talking to those around me, and it‘s helped me form relationships with others. Learning how to be an active listener takes practice. I took a workshop a long time ago where I had to sit across from someone as they told me a story. Once they finished speaking, I had to reiterate what they had just told me and provide as many details as possible. It’s a lot harder than it looks, but this exercise has helped me in more ways than one — especially with my customers. We recently got a lovely three-page letter from one of our customers who told us how we helped them. They had a spouse who had health issues, and they needed to change their eating habits. With our help, they could eat

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NEED MORE PROTEIN? WHY A HEALTHY BALANCE IS ESSENTIAL

Proteins are the building blocks of life and help grow and repair your hair, skin and muscles. It’s an essential part of a healthy diet, but not all protein sources are created equal. How much protein do you need? The National Academy of Medicine recommends that adults get 7 grams of protein for every 20 pounds of body weight. So, for example, a 140-pound person needs about 50 grams of protein a day. What should you eat to get protein? Unfortunately, a food that’s high in protein could also have added saturated fats, sodium and salt, which will make a difference in its health value. For example, if you eat a 4-ounce steak with 22 grams of protein, you will also get about 1,500 milligrams worth of sodium. With protein intake, it’s all about balance and incorporating other nutrients like carbohydrates into your diet. Some foods you can eat that are great sources of dietary proteins are beef, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, beans, peanut butter, hummus, whole grains and nuts. You can also eat dairy products such as milk, yogurt (especially Greek yogurt) and cottage cheese. Try to limit your intake of red meat, bacon, cold cuts, and processed meats. This is when having a healthy eating plate and eating portions of vegetables, whole grains, fruits and healthy proteins are essential to your diet. To learn more about the healthy eating plate, go to MyPlate.gov to see if you’re making every bite count. Is going meat-free healthier? Because of the added ingredients that can negatively affect your diet, some may say that meat-free is a better option. But that’s not automatically the healthiest choice either. Like meat, vegan and vegetarian alternatives like veggie burgers and chicken nuggets may be loaded with salt, sodium and fat. So, even with meat-free options, it’s all about balance. Here at October Kitchen, we make healthy and delicious meals. We cut back on sodium, salts and fats and create dishes that make you and your body happy. October Kitchen makes eating healthy, fun and enjoyable!

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OCTOBER KITCHEN IS GOING ON SUMMER BREAK The kitchen will be CLOSED Friday, July 1–Sunday, July 10. No deliveries or storefront hours the week of July 5. HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! Store reopens Monday, July 11. Phone calls and emails will be returned Sunday, July 10.

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Always Listen to Your Ship!

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Giving Back Is More Rewarding Than Taking

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Not All Proteins Are Created Equal

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How Distractions Are Hurting Us

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Overcoming Inattention STRATEGIES TO FIGHT DISTRACTION

reason for that. Tasks have a way of stretching out unnecessarily when we don’t have to follow any restrictions. So, make some! Determine how much time you need to complete a task, then don’t allow yourself any more than that. Ask a colleague for help staying accountable. You’ll be amazed at how much you get done.

But what can you do? If you’ve ever been on a diet, you know that willpower has its limits. Simply promising you won’t check your email or phone rarely results in long-term success. But if technology is a big part of the problem, it can also be part of the solution. Try putting your email or phone notifications on silent. Or, consider a website blocker to keep you off distracting

With our phones always on standby, we’re more easily distracted than ever. Then there are also interruptions by coworkers or family members, emails or instant messages that divert our attention, household chores that will “only take a minute,” coffee breaks and daydreams. Constant distraction hurts us more than we realize, creating a feedback loop of inattention. It’s time we understand what all this multitasking is doing to our minds and figure out how to break the cycle. No matter how good you think you are at it, multitasking doesn’t exist. What we’re really doing is called task- switching. Our brains can concentrate on only one thing at a time, and the quicker we go back and forth between tasks, the less we pay attention, and the more likely we are to make mistakes. Even worse, research says it takes us a whopping 23 minutes to regain our concentration after being interrupted.

Though we each have to fight our own battles, this isn’t entirely our fault. Popular apps make billions of dollars by sucking our attention away from everything else, so we’re automatically at a disadvantage. And there may be even more than meets the eye. If you have difficulty

websites and an app that will lock distracting features on your phone. Low-tech solutions like a “do not disturb” sign and putting your phone in another room can also help.

concentrating, stress could be the underlying culprit. Get that under control, and distractions might suddenly lose some of their allure.

And mental tricks can still have their place. You probably tend to become productive when you’ve got a deadline crunch, and there’s a

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American Chop Suey A classic New England dish with macaroni, seasoned ground beef, sautéed onions and green peppers in a thick tomato based sauce................................................................................... $ 7.99 American Meatloaf Traditional meatloaf with mashed potatoes, gravy and chef’s choice vegetable .................................................................. $8.99 Beefy Lasagna Baked layers of pasta with creamy cheese and meaty homemade marinara ............................................................ $8.99 Beef Stroganoff Tender, melt in your mouth beef tips in a creamy sherry gravy served with green beans and crispy, thin sliced potatoes with “butter”, parsley and onions ............................................... $9.99 Breakfast Burritos Two burritos per order; full of egg, house made breakfast sausage, peppers, onions and cheddar cheese rolled in flour tortillas ................................................................................... $8.99 Chicken and Gravy Hand carved, herbed roasted whole chicken, with pan gravy and roasted potatoes and vegetables ............................... $8.49 Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya Plump shrimp, chunks of chicken and chicken sausage are overflowing in Creole seasoned rice studded with tomato, onion, celery and peppers ............ $9.99 Chicken Parmesan & Spaghetti Golden, breaded chicken cutlet over spaghetti with house made marinara topped with Parmesan and served with sautéed zucchini. ........................................................ $8.49 Chicken Pot Pie Chunks of tender chicken and vegetables in a natural gravy topped with a house made cheddar biscuit ..................... $8.49 Eggplant Parm Lasagna A contemporary, lower fat version layered with baked eggplant, spinach, roasted peppers and three cheeses ..$8.49 Grandma’s Stuffed Peppers An “O.K!” favorite! Sweet bell peppers loaded with ground beef, rice, tomato and our homemade, tangy glaze ........ $8.49 Herbed Pork Roast Tasty pork stuffed with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme served with pan gravy, roasted baby potatoes and veggie medley. ............................................................................................ $8.99 FLASH FROZEN COMFORT CLASSICS

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Lemon Herb Cod Baked cod with lemon and herbs, gluten free crumbs, mashed potatoes and chef’s choice vegetable................................... $ 9.99 Liver & Onions A classic dish done right with caramelized onions and mashed potatoes .................................................................................... $9.99 Not Your Mom’s Tuna Noodle I loved this dish as a kid, now we take it and redo it right, no canned soup, all from scratch and guaranteed to please. ................................................................................... $8.99 Roast Turkey Breast Sliced turkey breast topped with homemade gravy served with our house made herbed stuffing, mixed vegetable medley and topped with Craisins ................................................................ $8.49 Shrimp Scampi A healthier version without all the butter but all the flavor! Served with steamed broccoli and over spaghetti. .............. $9.99 Spaghetti & Meatballs Beefy, hand rolled meatballs with pasta, house made marinara sauce and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top................... $ 8.49 Veggie Mac & CHeese An “O.K!” favorite! Creamy pasta overflowing with a variety of tasty veggies ............................................................................. $7.99 Yankee Pot Roast A lovely, old New England recipe with slow cooked beef, vegetables and a darn good sauce ........................................ $8.99 October Kitchen is Going on Vacation The Kitchen will be CLOSED Friday, July 1st - Sunday, July 10th. NO deliveries or Storefront hours the week of July 5th. Store reopens Monday, July 11th. Phone calls and emails will be returned Sunday, July 10th

Sugar Free Lemon Drop Cookies NO after taste-NO artificial anything; we used Lakanto monk fruit sugar in substitute of traditional white sugar. These delicate lemon cookies are studded with white chocolate chips. They will be your new favorite NON - guilty pleasure! 1/2 dz ..................................................................................... $7.99 Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Crunch Cookies Chewy, oatmeal cookies with cherries, white chocolate chips and a little crunch. 1/2 dz .................................................... $6.99 Summer Strawberry Crisp You would never know that this treat is reduced sugar and gluten free! Made with sweet strawberries and apples with a crispy oat topping ................................................................ $9.99 KETO Chocolate Cake This tasty cake is Gluten Free and Sugar Free sweetened with Lakanto monk fruit sugar substitute, coconut flour and Dutch cocoa. This premium cake is a deliciously, unique treat ....................................................................................... $11.99 Low Fat Carrot Cake You asked…we listened! Everyone’s favorite dessert is now ALWAYS available! A lower fat traditional carrot cake with cream cheese frosting ......................................................... 6.99 Benson’s Salt Free Table Salt You won’t find any other Salt Free Substitute that boasts as many attributes as this one. Salt Free, Sugar Free, Gluten Free, No MSG’s, but most importantly NO Potassium and NO aftertaste! Try one for yourself and see what the kitchen is raving about! ................................................................................. 9.99 October Kitchen Insulated Tote Super-useful, multi-purpose tote! Our insulated cooler tote measures 13 x 15 x 10 with a zipper closure and bottom stabilizer for extra strength and durability ........................ $5.99 October Kitchen Reusable Bag Nowadays reusable bags are the alternative to paper and plastic bags. They are highly useful for day to day errands and on the other hand you can also play your part in conserving the environment! We are now offering our cloth reusable tote in our famous October Orange! ........ $1.99 October Kitchen Lunch Bag Perfect size for lunch on the go! Available in October Orange ...........................................................................$ 3.99 October Kitchen Finger Mitt Finger Mitt protects your hand with a thumb and finger pocket. Easy fit for all!................................................................ $ 1.99 Microwave Dome No more microwave messes! Large, domed vented microwave cover fits over most dishes for splatter-free microwave cooking. Plastic. Dishwasher safe. 10” dia. x 4 1/2” H ................................................................. $3.99 EXTRAS

Chicken Tortellini A delicious and comforting soup made with great flavor and technique........................................................ $6.99 Gazpacho A robust and substantial cold summer vegetable soup. Served COLD DO NOT FREEZE ............... $6.99 SOUPS

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1. Asian Crunchy Chicken Salad Shredded chicken mixed with Napa cabbage, carrots, red onion, cilantro, mint, and toasted sunflower

seeds tossed in a bright, sweet & savory dressing. .................... $14.99 2. Asparagus & Swiss Loaded Chicken Chicken breast layered with sliced ham, asparagus, and Swiss cheese roasted until golden, brown, and delicious. Served with a side of buttered green beans, and oven roasted fingerling potatoes ............................................ $12.99 3. Baked Chicken Leg Chicken quarters rubbed in our special house made poultry spice blend, oven roasted to perfection. Accompanied by baby potato salad, arugula, black beans, sweet corn, bacon bits, and studded with tomatoes................. $9.99 4. Barbequed Smoked Beef Slow smoked beef roast drizzled with our tangy house made BBQ sauce and slow smoked in the oven. Served with mashed potatoes, and corn sauté................ $15.99 5. Chinese Plum Pork Roasted pork tenderloin with the perfect complement of plums served with Jasmine rice, sesame roasted asparagus and Bok choy..................................................... $11.99 6. Classic French Toast A hearty breakfast to start your day! Classic French toast paired with fluffy scrambled eggs ........... $9.99 7. Cold Pasta Salad Our version of a summertime classic! Pasta overflowing with tomato, onion, olives, corn, peas, cheddar cheese, our famous vegetarian meatless crumbles and finished with house made ranch dressing..................................... $10.99 8. Crab & Cod Cakes Crab and cod creates the base of these tasty seafood patties. Topped with fresh, chunky tomato salsa, and served roasted sugar snap pea, and bell pepper salad............. $13.99 9. Deviled Round Steak Delicious beefsteak simmered until tender and seasoned so there’s “just a little zip” topped with bacon, onion gravy served with mashed potatoes and baby carrots............. $13.99 10. Eggplant Bolognese Eggplant is the perfect meaty cornerstone to add to this classic sauce. Served with wide noodles and ribbons of summer squash ..................................................................................... $9.99

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Broccoli Pasta Salad Bellflower pasta, arugula, arcadian lettuce, carrots, Parmesan cheese, grape tomatoes, and a white balsamic vinaigrette.................................................................... $8.99 Green House Salad Arcadian lettuce, red onions, red peppers, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, and a honey balsamic vinaigrette ................... $8.99 Red, White, and Blue Salad Arugula, blueberries, chickpeas, spinach, grape tomatoes, and mozzarella pearls with lemon vinaigrette. ........................... $8.99 Spinach, Summer Salad Carrots, cucumbers, red onions, spinach, grape tomatoes, yellow peppers, chickpeas, and house made chipotle ranch dressing .......................................................................................... $8.99 Apple Pie Muffins Cinnamon muffins studded with diced apples. .................. $7.99 Blueberry Muffins Fluffy, sweet, and delicate muffin loaded with blueberries. .......................................................................... $7.99 Vanilla Bean Muffins Light and fresh muffin, with real vanilla bean and Greek yogurt......................................................................... $7.99 Cinnamon Coffee Cake .............................. $6.99 Peach, Raspberry Crumb Bars Peach and raspberries studded in a light cake, with a lovely crumble topping. ......................................................................... $6.99 DESSERTS BAKERY

Heart Friendly 600mg or less of sodium/fat less than 30% DV (Daily Value)

Wheat Free No wheat or gluten conta ingredients. Meals are no a dedicated gluten-free k Sodium Sensitive 500mg or less of sodium

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Diabetic Friendly 75g or less of carbohydrate per portion

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11. Haddock with Garden Ratatouille Pan poached with a garden of tasty vegetables; zucchini, eggplant, summer squash and basil finished with Parmesan cheese ........................................................ $12.99 12. Pork Piccata Pork loin cutlet sauteed with a lemon, caper white wine sauce served with garlic sauteed kale and mashed potatoes............. $10.99 13. Ratatouille Stuffed Shells Bursting with summer vegetables, ricotta and mozzarella cheese baked with our house made marinara sauce................. $9.99 14. Salmon Pot Pie Salmon, leeks, carrots, and peas overflowing in a light, lemon dill sauce. Finished with a puff pastry top......... $9.99 15. Saltimbocca Slider Ground veal slider patty with fresh prosciutto and sage, pan fried to perfection. Served over garlic kale polenta, roasted grape tomatoes, and topped with fontina cheese ..................... $12.99 16. Shrimp Primavera Plump shrimp with julienned squash, peas, carrots, broccoli, asparagus, garlic, and parsley served over linguine with Parmesan cream sauce ............................................. $15.99 17. Spinach & Ricotta Turkey Meatloaf Delicate turkey meatloaf with the lovely addition of spinach, fluffy ricotta, and mozzarella cheese. Served with r oasted rosemary steak fries, creamy garlic spinach and topped with our house made marinara. ....................................... $9.99 18. Summer Veggie & Beef Bowl Crumbled ground beef with white rice studded with fresh sautéed corn, zucchini and tomatoes all tossed together with our house made 1,000 island dressing. Yum! Great served hot or cold!.................................................................... $12.99 19. Tacos Carnitas Shredded pork, sauteed with onion and spices to make a classic Carnitas! Topped with fresh salsa, Monterey Jack cheese, and pickled red onions. Served with spice rubbed grilled corn, and two corn tortillas on the side! ........... $10.99 20. Tex Mex Tender, beef brisket simmered in red wine with onions and carrots served with roasted sweet potatoes, red onions, and sautéed spinach .................................. $14.99

Totally Healing Chicken Soup

Old fashioned and made from scratch with toasted orzo noodles and lots of veggies. It will cure what ails you! by the pint ............................................................................$6.99 Our Daily Bread A lovely 1 pound sandwich loaf that is the perfect blend of flour, wheat and honey ................................................... $3.99 Marinara Sauce This sauce is built from the best plum tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, sweet onions and finished with fresh basil. 16 oz.........$4.99 24 oz.........$6.99 Homemade Gravy Beginning with our own natural, house made stock, we simmer, thicken and season to make these velvety, low salt gravies. Available in beef, chicken and turkey 8oz ........... $1.99 Grilled Chicken Breast Chicken breast marinated with our Chef’s secret spice rub. Flash Grilled. Served hot or cold. Great paired with our weekly House Salads! 1/4 lb.........$3.99 1/2 lb.........$6.99 Classic Egg Salad This is a traditional egg salad that I’ve made for years. It’s not fancy but well balanced with bright, creamy flavors. 1/2 pint.........$3.99 by the pint.........$5.99 Dad’s Ham Salad Extra lean, low sodium ham, pickle relish, mayo and a touch of whole grain mustard makes for a yummy sandwich. 1/2 pint.........$3.99 by the pint.........$5.99 Silver Palate Chicken Salad Roasted chunks of chicken breast tossed with dill, red grapes, a bit of sour cream and mayo all to make this a terrific option for lunch or dinner. 1/2 pint.........$3.99 by the pint.........$6.99 Tuna Salad This tasty tuna salad made with white premium tuna has a bit of crunch from the celery and is delicious as a sandwich or even on its own. 1/2 pint.........$4.99 by the pint.........$8.99 Fruit Salad Fresh cut fruit served in their own juices. by the pint.........$4.99 by the quart.........$8.99 Chocolate Chip Cookies Homemade, chunky, chocolate chip cookies. 1/2 dz........$6.99

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Vegetarian May include dairy and eggs

Low Carb 25mg or less of net carbohydrates

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Renal Friendly 800mg or less of potassium

Weight Management Under 500 calories and under 50 grams of carbohydrate

Dairy Free No dairy or lactose

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