Seemore Sausage Founder Cara Nicoletti’s Unique Approach to Food
Whoever said you don’t want to know how sausage is made has clearly never met Cara Nicoletti. The fourth-generation Italian-Jewish butcher (and self-proclaimed mashed potato lover) has nothing to hide. In fact, she wants more people to know the insides of the food industry. That’s part of why she started Seemore Meats & Veggies, named after her grandfather, retired butcher Seymour Salett.
She calls her loved ones a “food family” – a family that passes on stories, memories and resilience by preparing meats, sharing recipes, cooking together and of course eating. It’s this sentimental connection to food along with her intricate understanding of animal agriculture that makes Nicoletti so passionate about making sausages that are totally unique, certified humanely raised, meaty, flavorful and stuffed with vegetables.
While traditional sausages contain around 98% meat and 2% pulses and spices, Seemore products contain around 70% meat and up to 35% fresh vegetables and herbs. By training and working as a butcher, Nicoletti realized that with perfect proportions, she could create quality, appetizing meat products with a high percentage of product.
“We started with sausages, but the goal is really to put a mixed product in every area of the meat aisle where you would find a [full] meat product,” Nicoletti said.
Below, Nicoletti highlights some of Seemore’s most unique offerings. Although available at Whole Foods, Target, Sprouts and specialty grocers across the country, they are also sold online in packs of multiples. The sausages are fully cooked and shipped frozen with ice packs on Mondays and Tuesdays. They will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer and up to 60 days in the refrigerator, unopened, or four days opened.
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A six pack of Cheesy Breakfast Hash and Sweet Potato Sage Chicken Sausages
Chilli Verde Chicken Sausage Four Pack
La Dolce Beet – a sausage in a four pack
“I really love beetroot sausage. People are freaked out because it’s hot pink, and it really bothers me because it’s probably…the least intimidating, flavor-wise,” Nicoletti said. “It’s really just a sweet Italian sausage, which looks like your most basic sausage. But we put fresh beets in it instead of sugar.”
Bubbe’s Chicken Soup Sausage Four Pack
A four-pack of pork-based baked potato sausages
“Loaded baked potato is crazy. My favorite dish, and I know it’s so boring, is mashed potatoes. I love mashed potatoes. I love apples in all their forms so I really like the loaded baked potato sausage It’s pork based It has bits of bacon, cheddar cheese, chives, shredded potatoes . SO GOOD.”
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