August 22, 2020

4 Ways To Nourish Each Other This Weekend

Gather. Nourish. Love. Repeat. – Michele & David Bernard

Hey, y’all! Welcome to the Weekend! David and I like to say that our favorite recipe has four ingredients: Gather. Nourish. Love. Repeat. Each Weekend, we like to pause to say thank you, as we review how this recipe has nourished us and nourished others. It also serves as a look forward to how we can share our favorite recipe in the days to come. If you’d like to join us in this practice, here are four ways that nourished us this past week, that we will look to as inspiration as we work to nourish others in the week to come.

1. Support Local Tacos

We talked a lot about tacos this week, because, well, tacos! What’s not to love about one of our favorite dishes on the planet, not to mention, our favorite day of the week, #TacoTuesday?!? One take-away that we want to make sure you remember, is to remember that no matter where you live, now is the best time to support your local restaurants and taquerias. And, if you happen to live or pass anywhere near to McKinney, Texas, you are definitely going to want to find our friends, Mark and Jessica, for a most delicious Fresh Mex experience!

PhotoCredit: @RealFreshMex FB Page Link:

2. Share Taco Recipes & More

What are some of your favorite Taco Recipes? One of my favorite places to look for new ideas is Pinterest. While I’m there, I add a few of my own. If you haven’t already found Bernard’s Gourmet Foods on Pinterest, I’d love for you to join us there. In addition to some of our favorite ways to enjoy my husband David’s yummy creations, here is where you will also find all the cool things so many of our friends create too! Once you find your Pin-able Inspiration, head on down to your H-E-B, pick up the ingredients and enjoy!

We wonder if Tacos think about us too? – BGF Cooking Salsa

Chipotle Pulled Chicken TACOS

Cilantro and Spice
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Apple Cider Vinegar, Chipotle Peppers, Cilantro, Roasted Garlic, Roasted Onion, Roasted Tomatoes, Salt, spice
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People


  • 1-1/2 Lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 8 Oz Bernard’s Gourmet Foods Tomato y Chipotle Salsa
  • 12 Tortilla (Flour or Corn)
  • 8 Oz Mexican Crema (or Sour Cream)
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro (Top Finely Chopped)
  • 2 Limes, Cut into Wedges
  • 2 Avocados Sliced to Serve


  • Place the chicken and Tomato y Chipotle Salsa into crock pot, cover and cook for 4 hours on low heat. When tender, remove the chicken and transfer the juices to heavy pot. Heat juices over high heat until reduced by half. While reducing, shred chicken, then add back to sauce to warm. Serve with tortillas, and top with crema, cilantro, avocado and lime wedge.


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3. Share The Love

Can we just talk a minute about some of our favorite hometown heroes?

Community Lifeline Center ‘s Sack Summer Hunger program has been a true lifeline for so many families this summer. With the added challenges communities face in this particular season, the need has been great and this fabulous organization continues to rise to the occasion. With the added back-to-school challenges families face, they recently announced the continuation of this wonderful program. Photo credit: Community Lifeline Center Facebook page

Across Texas, H-E-B continues to share the love with their Summer of Giving program. When we buy H-E-B brand products through September 8, 2020, together, we get ever closer to reaching the goal to gift $2 million dollars to Feeding Texas.

4. Repeat

David and I wholeheartedly applaud and support the efforts of our friends and neighbors. In turn, following their excellent examples, we share what we can. We are so very grateful to you, and your patronage that allows us to do so. Locally, we continue to donate the proceeds we receive from our farmers market booth at McKinney Farmers Market to purchase, package, and share nutritionally dense foods such as rice, beans and oatmeal with member organizations of the McKinneyHungerFreeCoalition.

To H-E-B customers who purchase our products, we thank you! You allow us to donate .50 cents per jar sold in San Antonio, Austin, and Houston to the San Antonio Food Bank, The Central Texas Food Bank, and the Houston Food Bank.

We are so grateful to you for allowing us to extend our table to include so many.

Finally, for the ways you nourish each other, and nourish us, we are thankful. Carpe Diem Y’all! Michele

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