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Chocolate is one of the most widely given gifts on Valentine’s Day and Dick Taylor Chocolate has released a new limited Valentines Day bar for all you lovers out there. Made with 73% Northerner Blend (Madagascan & Brazilian cacao) dark chocolate and dusted with a mix of organic freeze dried raspberries and organic vanilla coconut palm sugar to make a delightful berry bar for Valentine’s Day. 
 

Dick Taylor’s approach to chocolate making is very hands-on. They are committed to making the best chocolate they know how. Over time, as their knowledge of the process of making chocolate has grown, the process has become more and more complex. The current methods are a result of study, research, experimentation and trial-and-error. And the goal is to constantly be improving their chocolate as well as recognizing any shortcomings. 

Dick Taylor Chocolate sources the finest fairly-traded cacao and perform all the steps in-house to turn the raw ingredients into delicious chocolate, all in a small factory in Eureka, California. This entire process takes approximately three weeks to complete but allows for the making some of the finest chocolate possible. By using organic cacao and organic cane sugar, and by not cutting corners or taking shortcuts in the process, they are able to leave out vanilla, additional cocoa butter or other emulsifiers, in hopes of capturing and highlighting the subtle flavor nuances in the cacao sourced from around the world.

The new adds to the presentation of the bar. The wrapper is designed and printed in house on letter press, including the hand carved raspberry. This bar will be available now through Mother’s Day and retails for $7.00 each. Click here to find the retail location nearest you. 
 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

 
 


Tags:  chocolate, Dairy Free, Gift, Holiday, Product Review, Valentine's Day

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Hilary’s is the creator of convenient and culinary foods that are made from real ingredients and are free from common allergens. Hilary’s is a B Corporation certified food manufacturing company dedicated to nourishing our bodies and the environment. They only use thoughtfully researched, organic and non-GMO ingredients. The products we offer are easy to prepare at home, and undeniably delicious. It’s eating well made easy.

I am sure you have tried – or at least heard of – Hilary’s gluten free products at some point (including my post a few months ago about their Millet Medleys.) Today I want to talk to you about Hilary’s Veggie Burgers. I LOVE these burgers and my husband and I eat them for dinner at least twice per month. Veggie Burgers are available in a variety of styles:

  • World’s Best Veggie Burger (original)
  • Adzuki Bean Burger
  • Hemp & Greens Burger 
  • Root Veggie Burger 
  • Black Rice Veggie Burger
  • Spicy Thai Veggie Burger 
  • Curry Veggie Burger
  • Kimchi Veggie Burger 

I’ve tried a number of Hilary’s burgers and I have to say my favorites include the original, Adzuki burger and Root Veggie Burger. Veggie burgers are perfect for those nights that you need protein but don’t want meat. They are also super easy and quick to make, and make for the perfect busy weeknight meal. 

Every product meets the following standards:

  • Convenient. foods for people who care about what they eat while living their busy lives.
  • Clean. certified organic ingredients are real food, minimally processed and as close to their natural state as possible.
  • Free-from. all products are all gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, corn-free and nut-free.
  • Sustainable. Hilary’s considers long-term sustainability in their business practices. They care about the health of customers, employees and ecosystem.
  • Yummy. If it doesn’t taste good, why even bother? 

Have you tried Hilary’s Veggie Burgers? What is your favorite kind? 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.



Tags:  burger, Dairy Free, frozen, kosher, nut free, organic, Product Review, sorry free, Vegan, vegetarian

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Built on the principles that making beer—real beer, from real ingredients—can be simple, tasty and more importantly, fun, Brooklyn Brew Shop sells stylish brew kits and ingredient mixes for seasonally-inspired beers and ciders. All of their kits are designed for use on a standard kitchen stove and use real ingredients instead of the less flavorful extracts and additives typical in other homebrewing kits.


Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Hard Cider Kit is stylish, affordable and super easy to use and offers a simple way to turn leftover apples or pears from fall farm excursions into delicious, home-brewed, craft quality hard cider. It contains everything you need to turn apples or cider from your local market into something a little more festive. It’s good for three batches of hard cider and since cider is naturally gluten-free, it’s an ideal gift for gluten-averse merrymakers and curious epicureans alike!

While apple picking season might be over, cider is a drink that can be served all holiday season long!

The Kit includes 1 gallon reusable glass fermenter, 3 packets yeast, vinyl tubing & clamp, racking cane & tip, chambered airlock, 3 packets cleanser, and screw-cap stopper. All you need is apple cider/juice! You can even bypass the apple juicing yourself for pre-pressed cider from your favorite farmers’ market. Simply add a few packets of yeast to your fresh squeezed apples (or pre-pressed cider) and let science work its magic. After two weeks add three tablespoons of honey to your fermented juice to give the cider the extra dose of sugar it needs to carbonate. A couple weeks later and you’ll be sipping delightfully fizzy Hard Cider by the fire.

This is the perfect holiday gift for the cider lover in your life. Or, by it for yourself and serve it at your holiday party to impress all your friends and family!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.



Tags:  Alcohol, Beverage, cider, Gift, Product Review

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For Grown in Idaho®, crispiness is no small potato. Harvested at peak freshness, Grown in Idaho® potatoes go straight into the freezer, so when they come out of your oven, they’re super crispy on the outside and deliciously tender on the inside. Offering a full line of surprisingly crispy fries and frozen potatoes products, like Crispy Shoe String Fries and Super Crispy Steak Cut Fries, these babies are made with 100% real Idaho potatoes and deliver a crisp like no other. Yeah, it’s okay – we’re drooling too.

You can find Grown in Idaho products at Stop & Shop and Star Market. Click here to find a retail location nearest you. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.



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Forager Project has introduced three new flavors of organic Pressed Vegetable Chips using upcycled plant fiber from their cold-pressed juices. Joining Forager’s growing line of organic, plant-based, dairy-free foods made with simple ingredients, Pressed Vegetable Chips are now available in Chipotle BBQ, Cheezy Greens, and Wasabi Greens. Committed to creating products that are better for people and the planet, Forager reduces food waste by upcycling otherwise composted vegetable fiber sourced from pressing their own vegetable juice.

Forager Project began in 2013 with a focus on high-quality, cold-pressed vegetable juices that were high in nutrients and low in sugar. After tasting the organic vegetable fiber left in the press, Founder and CEO Stephen Williamson believed the beautiful vegetable pulp would not only make a great base for a chip but would also leverage Forager’s raw ingredients, helping to reduce food waste and create a more sustainable proposition for the company and its consumers.

“Waste is a matter of perspective,” said Forager Founder & CEO Stephen Williamson. “We had all of this lovely, organic vegetable pulp that we were composting, and thought, there has got to be a better way. We’re as interested in creating healthy, plant-based foods as we are in mitigating our impact on the planet.”

The three new flavors include: 

  • Chipotle BBQ: With subtle smoky heat, this is an elevated BBQ chip with a kick

  • Cheezy Greens: Seasoned with nutritional yeast for a cheesy but dairy-free experience. Perfect for my cheese cravings! This one is my favorite. I love the cheesy flavor, which is something I don’t get to eat often.

  • Wasabi Greens: a bold, balanced punch of flavor. Too spicy for me.

Similar in texture to a traditional tortilla chip but gluten-free and corn-free, Forager’s Organic Vegetable Chips combine fresh-pressed vegetable fiber from their cold-pressed juices with ancient grains, seeds, organic seasoning, and a touch of sea salt for a distinct flavor and satisfying crunch. Committed to creating products that are better for people and the planet, Forager reduces food waste by upcycling otherwise composted vegetable fiber sourced from pressing their own vegetable juice. 

The chips are perfect for snacking by themselves or paired with your favorite guacamole or salsa. 

Ready to eat and share, each 5oz bag of Forager’s organic Pressed Vegetable Chips retails for $3.99 and can be purchased in stores nationwide. Chipotle BBQ is available in a 1.5oz bag for $1.99 at select retailers. More information, including a list of ingredients, can be found on Forager Project’s website.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.



Tags:  chip, Dairy Free, Product Review, Snack

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In 2015 I was introduced to NuNaturals, a company offering a wide selection of all natural, plant-based sweeteners, baking ingredients, and dietary supplements. The company’s first product was “The Mental Energy Formula,” a nutritional supplement that NuNaturals still sells today. When Warren learned about a sweet herb native to South American called Stevia that was an alternative to sugar, he knew that it could greatly help people in the United States struggling with the problems that come from sugar.  

For those of you who are afraid, or skeptical to use stevia, please trust me and read on. NuNaturals is not like other stevia brands that leave a bitter aftertaste in your mouth, nor does it give your foods and beverages a funny taste.

Since 2015, NuNaturals has introduced several NEW items of additional Sugar Free Syrups including  GINGER, VANILLA, & VANILLA GINGER. Not only are these syrups sugar free, they are also calorie free.

NuStevia Vanilla Syrup has the perfect amount of sweetness with a VERY vanilla taste. Use it in everything you would use vanilla in. Homemade sugar-free vanilla ice cream; cookies, cakes, vanilla smoothies, and shakes; vanilla pudding, pies, on sweet potatoes fries; tea and coffee, including the chocolate cupcakes pictured below!

Next up I am going to try the NuStevia Ginger Syrup; a spicy ginger syrup with the perfect amount of sweetness. Made with  real organic ginger extract, it is sure to please the ginger lover in you. Add a little bit to lemonade for a spicy, yet sweet, Ginger Lemonade. Add to stir-frys for a little sweetness with a ginger kick! NuStevia Ginger Syrup shines in coffee, especially if you’re a fan of “Dirty Chais.” Speaking of chai, add it to your mellow chai tea to kick the ginger up a notch. Or add it to your regular herbal tea to help with digestion after meals. Use it in marinades and sauces. It’s great on plain yogurt, who would have thought?! Or how about in cocktails? You can make a delicious sugar-free Moscow Mule or Dark and Stormy.

You can purchase NuNaturals products at Whole Foods, GNC and other real locations. Click here to find a location nearest you.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.



Tags:  Baking, Product Review

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Thunderbird Bars were founded and crafted in Austin, TX by endurance athletes who wanted real food for pure energy, but made for anyone looking for a great tasting and truly healthy alternative to “energy” bars. Thunderbird Real Food Bars specializes in creating epic tasting whole food energy bars. Containing uniquely pure and highly powerful ingredients, Thunderbird bars provide consumers with conveniently packaged, nutrient dense, plant-based goodness. Each bar is made using the finest and freshest available whole foods that earth has to offer.
 
Because Thunderbird Cares about your body, they use only real whole food ingredients. Thunderbird bars taste great and made by using only 100% all-natural, simple and certified ingredients and not one drop of sugar to provide clean, pure, real food energy for life. Thunderbird Bars are gluten free, grain free, soy free, dairy free, non GMO project verified, and vegan.

Each bar is made with a combination of fruits, nuts, seeds, spices and nothing else. I love the variety and creativity of the flavors Thunderbird has come up with! 

To find a retail location nearest you click here. You can also purchase Thunderbird bars on Amazon.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


Tags:  bar, Dairy Free, nut free, Product Review, Snack, soy free, Vegan, vegetarian

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I am sure you have tried – or at least hear of – Hilary’s gluten free products at some point. They make the most delicious veggie burgers and now they are introducing a new product; Millet Medleys. Millet Medleys offer a flavorful and clean twist on traditional rice pilaf, packaging in convenient microwaveable pouches.

Uniting gluten-free millet, extra virgin olive oil, organic veggies and protein-rich pulses, Millet Medleys are available in tasty flavors including:

  • Traditional Herb: juicy carrots, peas and white beans pair with rresh herbs like parsley and thyme for a classic blend
  • Golden Curry: a warm, exotic mixture of nutrient-rich lentils, peas and golden raisins infused with powerful turmeric and cayenne
  • Savory Mushroom: hearty mushrooms, fragrant herbs and roasted veggies create a delicious and comforting dish
  • Fresh Greek: garbanzo beans, Kalamata olives, red onion and sun-dried tomatoes provide an authentic taste of Greece with bursts of lemon, parsley and mint

What I like most is that Hilary’s Millet Medley’s are made with real, clean ingredients and free from the common 8 allergens. They are perfect for when you need a quick meal or plant-based side dish that can be ready in minutes. 

Like all Hilary’s products, the medleys are vegan, USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten Free, and they make the perfect clean side dish or bowl base!

Hilary’s new Millet Medleys are available at conventional and natural grocery stores nationwide and in Canada, as well as online for a SRP of $4.99 per package. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.



Tags:  Dairy Free, nut free, organic, Product Review, soy free, Vegan

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Davidson’s Organics, the first exclusively certified organic specialty tea company in the U.S., is prepping for its upcoming product launch of seven medicinal teas this November: Sleep, Slim, Energize, Digest, Laxative, Detox and Decongest.

David’s Organics teamed up with a renowned Ayurvedic practitioner, Dr. Suhas, in a line of seven, Ayurvedic Infusions, set to launch in December.
 

Davidson’s Ayurvedic Infusions include: Sleep, Slim, Energize, Digest, Laxative, Detox and De-Congest.

Davidson’s Ayurvedic Infusions add to a product line of over 300 tea bag and loose leaf varieties offered by the only third generation organic tea grower. The newly designed package artwork includes a description of each functional blend and its Ayurvedic purpose, while also depicting the intensity and beauty of each blend by linking the infusions to a function or product of nature, in line with the Ayurvedic principle of living in tune with nature. 

“The natural healing powers of tea and herbs are a weapon we often forget or downplay,” said Promilla Mohan, co-owner of Davidson’s Organics. “With the help of Dr. Suhas and specialty crafted blends, we’ve created a product that both helps the body and tastes delicious. The goal is to teach, inspire and tea-vangelize!”  

Ayurvedic Infusions include:

  • Sleep – Davidson’s Sleep blend provides the stability that the mind, body and emotional state need in order to unwind and prepare for a restful night’s sleep.

  • Slim – Davidson’s Slim blend aims to tackle the mental, emotional and physical challenges associated with embracing a healthy lifestyle and controlling weight management.

  • Energize –  Davidson’s Energize blend aims to provide a natural, balanced rejuvenation with lasting power.

  • Digest – Davidson’s Digest blend is meant to ensure a balanced digestive fire, or agni, and promote the easy absorption of nourishment.

  • Laxative –  Davidson’s Laxative blend is meant to establish regularity and soothe any imbalances that may result from an aggravated colon.

  • Detox – Davidson’s Detox blend establishes a balance of immunity, inner peace and physical rejuvenation, allowing one’s constitution, or prakriti, to heal and start anew.

  • De-Congest – Davidson’s De-Congest blend aims to clear the channels, or srotamsi, of the body that promote the balanced circulation of energy and substance.*My husband drank this tea and it provided him relief from his cold. His cold last only a few days, usually it’s a week, so this tea potentially helped him to recover quicker!

Davidson’s Ayurvedic Infusions are available at davidsonstea.com, amazon.com and in select retailers. Bagged: 25-count boxes ($5.50). Loose Leaf: 2-ounce ($6), 8-ounce ($11.75) and 16-ounce bags ($20).

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.



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Many sausages have “fillers” in them that are grain based, and therefore contain gluten. Fillers help cut the cost of using 100% meat in a sausage. The grain also helps to absorb the fat in these traditionally fatty links. Well today, I want to introduce you to a sausage that is 100% gluten free. 

Mulay’s Sausage is a natural tradition made according to Nana’s centuries old recipes from Sicily. With a family crest that dates back to 1326 AD when ancestor Nicolo’ was the Senator of Palermo! Though the Mulay family has moved around a bit but nothing has been able to change the way Mulays’ make Sausage! It has always been All Natural and Gluten Free. It has never had nitrates, msg, soy, sugar, dairy, artificial colors or flavors; and it is still made that way today.

Mulay’s Sausage is 100% Natural Pork and comes in a variety of flavors:

  • Hot Italian Sausage
  • Mild Italian Suasage
  • Killer Hot Italian Sausage
  • Chorizo Sausage
  • Bratwurst
  • Breakfast Sausage

All sausages are available in links or ground. We love to grill the links and we’ve used the ground sausage to make breakfast sandwiches, Bolognese sauce and meatballs! I love that there are very few ingredients; 5 to be exact! The ingredients are pork, red pepper, black pepper, salt and spices. Simple yes flavorful! 

You can find Mulay’s Sausage at Stop & Shop and dozen’s of other locations across the country. Click here to find a retail location nearest you. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.



Tags:  Dairy Free, meat, Product Review, soy free

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