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April 2015

Love With Food Box #3

subscription boxes By April 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , No Comments

It’s that time again guys. Another yummy and always-interesting Love With Food box has arrived at my door. And this month it looks like I’m reviewing quite a few things that were already favorites of mine, along with a couple of as-yet-untried items. So let’s get to it!

Hummus Snack Pack by WildGarden – so I love hummus as much as the next person, maybe more. It’s a great healthy snacking alternative, there are plenty of flavor options available out there so you don’t get bored, and it’s refreshing and doesn’t weigh you down. Well the guys at WildGarden decided to put theirs into handy to-go snack pack form so you can take it with you. This company has been making all-natural hummus and hummus products for over a decade, and when you specialize in one or two items, you get really good at what you do. There are five flavors available; Original, Roasted Red Pepper, Jalapeno, Sun Dried Tomato and Garlic. My little pack contained the original flavor and a package of light, crispy quinoa chips. It was delicious and the only thing I was wishing for when  I finished it was more! www.wildgardenhummus.com or on Twitter @wghummus2go

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A Few of My Favorite Things #3

Favorites By April 17, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Now that we are well into spring, I wanted to take a look at some of the things I have been going crazy over lately. I even threw in a “Wish List” item for good measure. A few of them may seem like a little bit of a cop out, but we like what we like, and I like to keep it real.

Avocados – What’s not to like honestly? “Persea Americana” is a gastronomic gem native to Mexico and Central America, although it can be propagated in most mild climes. And while it falls into the flowering plant family, this delectable fruit of the avocado tree is actually a berry with a single seed. While they are available virtually everywhere all year around, the best ones in my area are just coming into season. From about now until around Independence Day it will be all homemade guacamole and toppings for salads and sandwiches. I have even heard it makes a great ice cream and adds an extra richness to chocolate cake – for all you adventurous eaters out there (me included)! There are over 23 varieties of avocado, the most common being the Haas, but they are all dietary powerhouses. Rich in vitamins, K, B, C and E, it will also give you plenty of potassium, and regular consumption has been proven to lower cholesterol levels. And there is nothing quite like devouring something you love and knowing that it’s good for you, too. However it should be noted that all parts of the avocado tree and fruit are highly toxic to all animals, including dogs, cats, birds and livestock.

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The Great Granola Grapple

Reviews By April 10, 2015 Tags: , , No Comments

It is smackdown time guys, and it’s between two better-known brands of granola. Now whether you’re a granolaphile or are of the “I Don’t Eat Gravel” school of thought, there’s no denying that granola is pretty darn good for you, especially if you’re looking to up your fiber intake. I myself used to be on Team Gravel, but in the past few years I have begun to sample some granola that was of better quality (read: taste) than what I had previously experienced. So grab your milk (or yogurt), and let’s get into this and see which brand comes out on top!

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Going Dough-Nutty – How Sweet It Is

Uncategorized By April 3, 2015 Tags: , , , , No Comments

I’m pretty sure there has never been a time since its invention that the doughnut has not been popular. I also don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say, “Ugh, I can’t stand doughnuts.” Maybe you have a preference for cake or cookies, but you do still like doughnuts, right? After perusing some hot doughnut action on Instagram the other day, it occurred to me that this was an avenue of baking down which I personally had not ventured. I’ve definitely eaten plenty of them in my time, and formed my likes and dislikes just like everyone else – I happen to believe that there is plenty of room for both yeast and cake doughnuts in the world, and basically the only flavor I don’t care for very much is plain glazed yeast. All you glazed fanatics may commence with the hate mail.

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