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September 2015

Love With Food Box #8

subscription boxes By September 25, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

It’s time once again to review some more delicious samples of products that are both good for you and for the world around you. And while this particular box was a little lighter than usual on actual samples, there were some interesting new products, and a return visit with some old favorites.

Snap Pea Crisps by Harvest Snaps – Harvest snaps is actually a division of its parent company, Calbee. Originating in Japan, making fun and unique snacks that gained widespread popularity, the company expanded to North America in 1970, and the progress continued on from there. The company introduced their Snap Pea Crisps to the public in 1999 in an effort to give consumers a product that was delicious and all-natural. In a move to support their surrounding community, they partnered with J.D. Offut, that largest producers and distributors of potatoes in the U.S., to help them connect with and utilize local farmers to source their products. Harvest Snaps come in the original snap-pea form (with four flavors) and new red lentil snaps, available in delicious Tomato Basil and Onion Thyme flavors. I received the Lightly Salted Snap Peas, and they were far more tasty than I expected them to be. I’ve tried other veggie-based “fries” and they basically come across like straws of Styrofoam. There were substantial, flavorful and crunchy. Oh, and they’re gluten-free and non-GMO. You know I’m about that life. Try some! www.calbeena.com on Twitter @HarvestSnaps or on IG #harvestsnaps

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Sorghum – Sweet and Low (Impact)

Uncategorized By September 18, 2015 Tags: , , , , No Comments

If you live in the United States, you may not know a lot about sorghum unless you hail from the South or the Plains states. On the surface, it may seem like a simple plant that becomes a sweet syrup alternative to regular sugar or even honey. But if you look deeper, you discover that this ancient grain has a lot more to offer.

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GMOs – For Better or Worse

Uncategorized By September 11, 2015 Tags: , , No Comments

In the past few years, the issue of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has become one of the buzzwords of food conversation, particularly in America. And while the actual term can apply to many areas such as pharmaceuticals and experimental medicine, this post will focus on the alteration of food and some of the information available about its effects, both positive and negative. While I make every attempt to give both sides of the story on any topic, I do admit that this will be a mix of both facts and opinion. I am however in no way an expert, and encourage all of you to do your own research if you are interested.

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Spicing Things Up…With Harissa

Uncategorized By September 4, 2015 Tags: , , , No Comments

I am going to come right out and say that although I do enjoy spicy food, my body is rather resistant. I suffer from a moderate case of acid reflux disease, and most of the time anything overly spicy is simply out of the question for me (although strangely, wasabi gives me no trouble at all.) But, like most of my fellow sufferers, some foods are entirely worth whatever price we might pay later. Such is the case with harissa, which up until recent years was a bit of a mystery to most people, if not completely unknown. I wanted to explore this culinary additive and maybe reveal a few things that will be of interest, and even make you want to give this spice a try.

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