Le Creuset Pan with Extras! {Giveaway} #KtchnConvo

I recently had  some kitchen conversations (via web chat) about food trends with Land O’Lakes and some lovely fellow food bloggers.  It was a diverse group of foodies and so interesting to see their food trend picks for 2013.   I have never been trendy in any sense but it always fascinates me to see all the trends of today, especially in food.


Ree, The Pioneer Woman, was first to share her food trend — MEATBALLS!  I immediately laughed, not at her food trend, but because I have never made them and all I could imagine were mine tasting like meatloaf.  She was quick to comfort my fears though.

ree and lori on twitter

  • What does A Spicy Perspective foresee? – Comfort Food Gone Global  I’m all about comfort food!!
  • A Farmgirl’s Dabbles sees Whole Grains taking over your pantry.  We have even incorporated more whole grains ourselves!
  • The Little Kitchen sees Asian Influences taking the world by storm!
  • Two Peas and Their Pod is all about POPCORN!  Gourmet popcorn with your own creative spins on them like twix caramel.  *drool*

I don’t know what the food trends will be all over this world but I do know what they’ll be here in the Falcon household, and that’s healthier dinners.  As a beef eating, ranch family, we don’t exactly eat just real healthy you know?  If you’ve been following along, then you’ve seen how we’ve been incorporating more Land O’Lakes Saute Express instead of gobs of butter like we’d normally do.  Don’t get me wrong, we will still keep our fridge stocked with regular butter for baking, breads, etc but when we can use something low calorie that has butter, concentrated flavors, and olive oil in it to cook our dinners with, we will.



Winner will receive the following prize package:

  • One coupon for Land O Lakes® Butter Half Sticks and Sauté Express® Sauté Starter
  • Serving Bowl
  • Half Stick Butter Dish
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet
  • Serving Platter


Leave a comment below telling me what food trends you see for 2013.

Not required but always appreciated; tweeting, sharing on facebook, etc.  Giveaway ends on Sunday March 10th at about 10pm CST.  Good luck!


Disclosure: Prize packaged sponsored by Land O’Lakes. I was sent same prize for my time & efforts to create this post. All opinions are my own, as always. 

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  1. Amy Brewer says

    I would say game meat…venison maybe or other game meats. I use venison a lot so it would be great for it to be a food trend and I am not the odd parent out when kids friends come over..

  2. Shirley Smedra says

    I think the newest food trend will be adding nutrients and vitamins to everything.. Including junk food.

  3. Carolyn Roberson says

    Our home food trend is gluten free and experimenting with other meats like bison, lamb, and duck. And adding fresh garden veggies my 4 year old niece and I raise in her solarium.

  4. Nadja Szabo says

    I’m not really a trend person especially when it comes to food. For me and my family it will be healthy. Oh, and I see a slow cooker in my near future ;) can’t wait to have one!

  5. Rhonda says

    I see several posts (hashtags actually!) on fb about eating healthy….”clean” eating, etc. Now i know what healthy is…however, i’m just a country gal (halfway over the hump to “40”) from KY that learned to cook from my GREAT-GRANDMOTHER!!! So it’s all about fried chicken, pones of cornbread from HER iron skillet, sweet tea and Sunday dinners! I’ll never be one to follow trends! :) I’d rather keep it real with recipes passed down from her! <3

  6. Babs says

    My trend is following the Mediterrainean Diet. Hopefully, my family will all be healthier. The other great trend is consumers are paying much more attention to what is in the food they are eating.

  7. Lisa says

    I have noticed that my friends are trending to roasting a variety of vegies or grilling them. One of my favorite is roasted Kale chips with BBQ sliders. My man even likes them – now thats a big deal!

  8. says

    I think it will be eating healthier, being more fruits and veggies, less sugar. We love to grill, plus adding in the veggies makes it even better!

  9. Sherri Layman says

    Not sure that I know that much about “food trends” but I do think that it might be leaning towards a healthier diet…..less fat, less fried…..more fresh veggies, fresh fruit. Love this site!

  10. Steele says

    With the increasing cost of meat, and with a possible shortage of USDA inspectors due to the sequestration, I think the focus will be on more vegetarian recipes or vegetable-based meals with little meat.

  11. JennieS says

    I see more and more “make at home” vs off the shelf items – whether it’s bread or beans or sauces and soups.

  12. Deb says

    I think plant based meals and reducing meat in receipes will be a big trend this year. Especially if the sequestor impacts the USDA inspectors.

  13. Barbie Merrick says

    I can’t speak for everyone but around here we’re all working gals and quick and easy is what it’s all about. With Pintrest and all the recipes adapted for slow cookers/crock pots I can really see a trend toward one dish meals that are ready when everyone gets home from school or work at their different times.

  14. Sandy says

    I don’t really follow food trends. We’re a family of picky eaters, so I stick with what I know. That being said, it seems like there’s something new coming up every day. Fat-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, nitrate-free, organic, etc. There really isn’t much left, except maybe dye-free.

  15. says

    I see food going GMO and gluten free. Perhaps it’s because our house is going gluten-free and taking note on all the GMO foods. I also see more going towards the fresh produce and less pre packaged food items.

  16. Linda Stewart says

    I think as we move into the spring and summer the food trend will move more toward grilling. Especially grilled veggies. I have a list of things I want to try, I’m just waiting for the weather to warm up and allow the grill to come out.

  17. Dorene says

    I have read about a few different things, the mediterranean diet came up in a conversation; vegan has been on a lot of posts lately, etc. I think the trend will be more towards healthier eating lifestyle, in whatever form that takes.

  18. June Bakutis says

    Home grown vegetables, whether in a small garden, or in containers or even in an Aero Garden. I have been using swiss chard (grows all year here in Texas) green onion tops, herbs, etc. You know where they are grown and usually have more than enough to share. I mix my veggies and herbs in with the flower borders. Plus I hooked up a white pvc pipe to the overflow faucet to the a/c and capuure the water it pulls out of the house, into a 30 gallon garbage can. Use this to fill bird baths, water container plants etc.

  19. Deb Young says

    I really don’t keep up with food trends, but I am seeing a lot of different popcorn. Maybe healthier eating……..

  20. Amy says

    I think the new trend will be more use of “homegrown” foods and herbs. More natural products, people want to know more today what is in their food that is making or not making them healthy.

  21. Alicia Clinton says

    Organic and even prices dropping because of the demand. At home it is more of a cooking trend, we are definitely buying more fresh, green veggies and steaming them. Our house stays warm without the heater running hope we can keep up the cooking trend during the TX summer.

  22. KAPP says

    the catch phrase i’m seeing a lot of lately is “clean” eating…hopefully the trend will be less processed and less sugar in this world.

  23. Tina says

    I’m not really into trends, but with everything I’ve been seeing I think there is a big push towards clean eating

  24. Meg_N_Ohio says

    Boy does that look good! Going to be on my table soon!

    As for an upcoming trend — I’m thinking the meals in muffin tins is going to be getting bigger. So convenient to make up portions and freeze. A tray of protein – a tray of veggies – a tray of desserts — freeze ’em up and can grab what you need very easily.

    Now, I’m off to get on that dreaded treadmill…….

  25. says

    I think casseroles are coming back. With hectic schedules and bigger families, casseroles are just so easy. I would sure use this pan for baking and casseroles.

  26. laurel says

    i think that healthy comfort food will always be popular – how to take things like mac and cheese and make them guilt-free. but kale, kale is popular right now, for a good reason! and greek yogurt. where have you been all my life?

  27. Elizabeth K says

    Food trends for our household will be trying to combine the tastes of a 4 year old, 2 year old, 5 month old, and a husband, all while making it healthy and fast! Brilliant!! :)

  28. Sharon says

    Going local instead of global, focusing on incorporating locally grown veggies, beef, herbs, eggs; supporting your local economy. Food trends – roasted veggies of all types with exotic seasonings.

  29. Anne says

    I like the trend I’m seeing lately toward homemade foods, whether it be homemade versions of cake mix or Girl Scout cookies, or learning to make things like yogurt.

  30. Carol S. says

    More Tapas – It seems that everyone I know is making Tapas plates or smaller style plates for dinner type parties.

  31. Melissa Hartley says

    I see more vegetarian dishes being spotlighted .. as much as I love veggies i don’t think I could cut out meat altogether ..
    I also think more people will cook homemade/from scratch since it’s usually cheaper..thank you.

  32. says

    I am not a foodie… I’m not sure what trends are popping up. Whenever I see something I love, I’m usually WAY late to the party!

  33. JOELLYN A says

    I think that whole grains and more natural is definitely going to be the food trend this year, Oh yeah…and chocolate of course!! :)

  34. Margot C says

    Pies, Pies and more pies. I see Pies everywhere I go on the net; which is fortunate because I like them and like getting new ideas about baking them.

  35. says

    I foresee a trend to more slow food- locally sourced, seasonal, simple fresh food. Organics may continue to gain popularity as they become more available and affordable. The buzzword- LOCAVORE, someone who eats food grown/produced within a 50mile radius of their home

  36. carol le... says

    No grains, starches, low fructose/sugar. That is really important for health and low inflammation. We try to eat this way and feel abot better.

  37. j jacobsen says

    casseroles and oven roasted meal can be healthy foods.
    Just need a little planing I should listen to my self?

  38. Wendy says

    I see people trying new vegetables, cooking them in healthy ways and increasing their spot on the dinner plate. There are so many new choices in the markets now so I just see more in the future! It’s so much fun to try to guess at what’s ahead!

  39. Lauralee Hensley says

    I see the raw food diet taking more and more gains in home meals. I also see less and less meat being used in meals as a trend, as meat prices continue to go up.

  40. ellen beck says

    I see smaller servings and people being more mindful of eating more vegetables. I also see slow cookers/pressure cookers really making a comeback and all the great recipes that go with them.

  41. Khanh says

    I hear cauliflower is the trendy vegetable of 2013, which is great because I love cauliflower!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  42. Alexandra O. says

    I have noticed lots of new cooking methods like using flash freezing and torching.
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  43. Linda says

    I’ve never made meatballs either, but now it’s on my to-try list. I think a general food trend is just more home baking and less eating out. Healthy, organic, local are definitely here to stay.

  44. Linda says

    I think eating healthier will always be a food trend….but rich and luxurious foods will always be there when we need a treat or for special occasions.

  45. Andrea D. says

    I think that the trends are going toward making more things homemade. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  46. Beverly says

    I see a lot of people going for more “clean” foods … more whole, local foods instead of overprocessed junk.

  47. Casey says

    I think the “real food” rage will continue to grow. I also think cooking from scratch will make a comeback. We’re all starting to wonder exactly what’s in those convenience foods that we’ve relied on for years. With food prices rising, it’ll also be beneficial to cook from scratch and save money.

  48. Megan says

    Food trends…seems like everybody I know is going gluten free, whether they are sensitive/Celiac’s or not. I think it’s odd, but hey…to each their own.

  49. Diane says

    I think food trends are leaning towards whole grains and a larger variety of them! Personally, the food trend in our home is me learning to cook for 2 or 3 instead of 5!!! The adjustment is taking time!!

  50. says

    Hi, Lori! What a fun conversation that must have been – you were talking with some of my favorite bloggers! :)
    I’m not sure what the global “next new thing” is, but I do have a feeling it will continue to trend toward healthier, less processed foods. I think our awareness of how little we know about the checmicals the food industry uses is growing, and changing our idea of “healthy food”.
    Thanks for the chance to win! :) BE BLESSED!

  51. Steve Kite says

    I see more people going gluten free. Many people are finding out the they are gluten intolerant and a lot of restaurants now offer gluten free choices.

  52. Rachel says

    Food trend = gluten free. I’ve seen a lot of people giving up gluten / wheat lately. I’ve been trying it and while not always successful 100%, I’ve cut back and am feeling really good!

  53. Candace P says

    I think people are starting to cook fresh vegetables and meats rather than use mixes from packages that have a lot of preservatives and additives.

  54. Karl says

    Everything in the store seems to be Gluten-free and many people I know are trying to maintain that lifestyle. I might have to try it one day!

  55. Roxanne says

    Here at the Brown household, the trend for 2013 is REAL foods. Trying to cook with only real foods as much as possible and not prepackaged meals. Only will time will tell if we feel healthier and lose weight. We still have to learn to cut down on our portion sizes! That’s the really difficult part.

  56. KathyLee says

    With price of meat getting so high, I see more and more families going to all veggie meals or adding more beans and rice to make meat go farther.

  57. Tracy Snyder says

    I think slow cookers are getting more attention right now and more specifically, the prep for a slow cooker meal. Thanks for great articles and recipes. Tracy

  58. Carolyn G says

    I see comfort food making a comeback in fancy restaurants. I also see more people eating seasonally.

  59. debbie jackson says

    Whole grains and fresh fruits and veggies increasing……..less oil debbie jackson
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  61. Hanna says

    In our house, I do my best to keep up with the food trends my five year old decides on (seemingly at random!). One minute it’s broccoli, so I buy enormous amounts of broccoli. Surprise, next day he hates broccoli. Global food trends are beyond my scope!

  62. Christine W says

    I think the biggest trend is toward eating more whole foods and less processed. We love going to the farmer’s market and also growing our own veggies in our garden. Thanks for the chance!

  63. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    I’ve sure been seeing Sriracha mentioned alot recently. and, making food that traditionally was considered sweet into a savory offering. Thanks for the giveaway.

  64. Gretchen Gerth says

    I think we have opposing trends on the one hand eating healthier is growing in popularity while bacon is finding it’s way into every dish imaginable. I would like a trend where bacon becomes healthy.

  65. says

    Local food seems to be the trend I am seeing. Most of my friends go to the Farmers market every week instead of buying from the grocery store. I have even started trying to buy my bread locally instead of from big companies!