• food,  San Diego

    Award-Winning Parma! Introduces New Nut-Free Garlic Basil & Jalapeno Bacon Vegan Parmesan Flavors Featuring Deliciously Nutritious Pumpkin Seeds

    Yet again shaking up the burgeoning plant-based cheese category, award-winning Parma! (www.eatparma.com), the brand behind a highly popular array of dairy-free parmesan alternatives, today introduces a new line of entirely nut-free products. The announcement was made by company CEO Shannon Schnibbe, who founded Sister River Foods and its Parma! subsidiary in 2004.

    Available in 3.5 ounce and 7-ounce jars on Amazon and on the www.eatparma.com site (please find links below) and soon in retail stores nationwide, the new nut-free line from Parma! is debuting with two irresistible vegan flavors – Jalapeno Bacon and Garlic Basil.    

    Pumpkin Power!                                                                                     

    Both new Parma! products have replaced walnuts with organic pumpkin seeds. Hailed as a superfood given their many health benefits, pumpkin seeds are a major natural source of L-arginine – the amino acid that plays a significant role in nitric oxide production, a key ingredient in fighting heart disease.

    In addition, pumpkin seeds are important for men’s health as a result of their high zinc content, are good for post-menopausal women, are able to help the body build protein, are rich in essential minerals and are food allergy friendly.

    Nut-Free Parma! is made in dedicated equipment in a facility that processes walnuts.

    Commenting on the new flavors, Ms. Schnibbe said, “Parma! fans have been asking us to create a nut-free line for quite a while and after taking the time necessary to formulate the tastiest and most nutritious products possible, we think our new Jalapeno Bacon and Garlic Basil flavors will soon become consumer favorites. We look forward to a successful launch of our new nut-free products and to adding additional flavors to the line in the near future.”

    Plant-Based Parmesan Takes A Bold Step Forward With

    With just the right condiment, a plain salad becomes a festival of flavors, a plate of vegetables transforms into a delectable stroll through a country garden, and an ordinary bowl of pasta becomes a savory work of art. And perhaps no condiment covers as many different foods and as many different cultures as classic parmesan cheese.

    Created to offer consumers who follow a vegan or allergen-free diet an authentically mouth-watering alternative to traditional parmesan, Parma! is comprised of six deliciously distinct varieties. Beyond the two new nut-free flavors, the Parma! family of products includes Better Than Bacon Parma! (voted Favorite Bacon-Flavored Product in 2017 by VegNews magazine), Original Parma!, Chipotle Cayenne Parma! and Garlicky Green Parma!

    A plant-based umami superfood line of convenient and affordable complete protein products, all Parma! flavors are paleo and keto-friendly, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO and Certified Kosher. Moreover, all six Parma! flavors contain whole raw ingredients, are low in sodium, heart-healthy, packed with essential B vitamins and trace minerals, replete with beneficial animo acids and an excellent source of healthy oils.

    A World Of Flavor

    Available in health stores nationwide as well as on the www.eatparma.com site, Amazon, VitaCost and other online retailers, Parma! is ideal for environmentally conscious consumers, vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and all health conscious eaters. Unlike some other vegan cheese alternatives, Parma! has also proven highly appealing to mainstream cheese aficionados who are ready to eschew traditional cheese so long as a healthier option boasting authentic flavor, aroma and texture is available.

    Sold in 3.5 and 7-ounce bottles, Parma! can be savored on pasta, lightly steamed vegetables, pizza, salads, potatoes, avocado toast, popcorn and countless other hor d’oeuvres, main dishes and desserts. For suggested recipes, please visit https://eatparma.com/cat egory/recipes/.

    Only The Beginning

    Founded in 2004, Parma! has steadily grown to its current status as a leader in the dairy-free cheese alternative arena and a key player in the multi-billion-dollar global vegan food category.

    According to Tofurky founder Seth Tibbott, an advisor to Parma! since the company’s inception, “Like Tofurky, Parma is an authentic, trailblazing brand with deep roots that took hold when the plant-based world was very young. I love that it is a family owned business run by kind, passionate people producing a wholesome vegan food with exceptional flavor.”

    Adds Ms. Schnibbe, “Parma! gives you that cheesy flavor without all the dairy baggage. It provides an excellent food source of high-quality vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, omega 3’s and trace minerals, along with the natural goodness of hemp, and it tastes great! We’re truly grateful for the exceptionally warm reception our brand has received from consumers and industry leaders since our very first days on the market and look forward to continuing to shake up the dairy-free industry for many, many years to come.”

  • food,  Las Vegas,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Get Free Rubio’s Tacos October 3 & 4 for National Taco Day

    Rubio’s Coastal Grill is giving away free tacos for all, in celebration of National Taco Day. On two days, Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4, Rubio’s is giving a FREE à la carte taco with any purchase. Choose from any taco on the menu.
    In addition, Rubio’s fresh salsa bars are open again in California, Arizona and Nevada; and the popular Langostino Lobster dishes return later this month. Plus, Rubio’s all-day Taco Tuesday specials now include chicken tacos for $1.99 and steak tacos for $2.29.

    Rubio’s guests can earn free drinks, desserts, tacos and entrées by joining Rubio’s Rewards. Members can sign up online or through the Rubio’s App, place an order and start earning points toward free food. Rubio’s offers take-out, curbside or express pick-up and delivery.

    About Rubio’s® Restaurants:

    Rubio’s first opened in 1983 in the San Diego neighborhood of Mission Bay. Today, Rubio’s uses responsibly sourced seafood and continues to expand its menu with innovative recipes ranging from seafood tacos and burritos to California Bowls and crisp, fresh salads. In addition, Rubio’s offers all-natural chicken, raised without antibiotics, and all-natural USDA Choice steak, “no fried” pinto beans, handmade guacamole, a variety of proprietary salsas, and craft beer and hard seltzer beverage options. The award-winning restaurant regularly receives accolades for its famous Original Fish Taco®. It was also recently ranked as one of Fast Casual’s “Top 50 Movers and Shakers” as well as one of the top five most loved fast casual chains ranked by Foodable Labs and Digital CoCo. Rubio’s is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., has over 3,000 employees and currently operates over 150 restaurants in California, Arizona and Nevada.

  • food,  Health,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Folios Cheese Wraps: A Delicious and Creative Bread Alternative

    Tortillas, wraps, pizzas, pastas, salad bowls—all of these foods are delicious, but they are also saturated with carbs. Many people also follow a gluten-free diet, which makes eating these foods difficult. Folios Cheese Wraps provide a low-carb, gluten-free alternative. These lightly baked cheese wraps also infuse every recipe with more flavor than the average bread alternative or cauliflower alternative. Wrap it, crisp it, cut it, or eat it whole—the possibilities are endless!

    Why Choose Folios Cheese Wraps?

    • A Healthier Bread Alternative

    Folios wraps are high in protein and low in carbs. Because each serving has at least 11 grams of protein and only one gram of carbs, it is a healthier, more nutritious bread alternative. Folios wraps are also excellent for maintaining a successful keto diet.

    • More Flavorful Recipes

    Folios Cheese Wraps aren’t just a healthier, gluten-free alternative; they add more flavor to any recipe. With satisfying flavors including cheddar cheese, Jarlsberg cheese, and parmesan cheese, you can make the same meal or snack in multiple ways.

    • A Versatile Keto Snack

    Most people think of diets, like the keto diet, as limiting. However, Folios Cheese Wraps are anything but. These flavored cheese wraps are highly versatile. Make everything from burritos to baked pasta dishes, appetizers to full meals.

    Folios Jarlsberg Cheese Wraps

    Jarlsberg cheese is the only cheese of its kind in the world. This mild, nutty cheese, similar to Swiss cheese, was first created in Norway for the specific purpose of being the tastiest cheese! Wrap your sandwich materials, vegetables, and meats in Folios Jarlsberg cheese wraps.

    Folios Cheddar Cheese Wraps

    Who doesn’t love cheddar cheese? Enjoy the rich flavor of Folios cheddar wraps at room temperature or fried. Use these cheddar cheese wraps to make a crispy tortilla bowl for your next Southwestern salad.

    Folios Parmesan Cheese Wraps

    Parmesan cheese is practically synonymous with Italian food. Make rolled antipasto and low carb pizza with Folios Parmesan cheese wraps. Folios cheese wraps also make a wonderful keto snack when fried and cut into chips.

    Folios Mozzarella Cheese Wraps

    The flavor and versatility of the brand-new Folios Cheese Wraps Mozzarella is perfect for sandwiches, pizza, wraps, lasagna, and so many other delicious options, like Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, and Crispy Breadstick Dippers with Marinara… Let your imagination run free; the recipe possibilities are endless!

    Folios Cheese Wraps are the original 100% cheese wraps, with no gluten or grain, lots of protein and calcium, and only 1g of carbs, which come in Cheddar, Parmesan, Jarlsberg, and new Mozzarella. Despite the name, they can be used in so many ways besides as a tortilla alternative. You can shape and bake them for cheesy taco shells or bowls, crisp them up for chips or a pizza crust, swap out your lasagna noodles, and much more.

  • food,  Health,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Get ready for a healthy low-carb lifestyle with Folios Cheese Wraps!

    Cheese, and more cheese! I hear my husband says that all the time. Well, who doesn’t like cheese? Even though I grew up in China, cheese is not served in our daily life, but I love eating cheese, so does my mom! After my husband Ryan started his Keto journey, I started to look around for some delicious burger bun, tortilla wrap, taco shell alternatives. You can enjoy a taco without a shell, right? How about a cheese taco shell, that will be a perfect idea for Keto cheese lovers.

    Folios Cheese Wraps have elevated the tortilla wrap game with a grain-free wrap made from 100% cheese. Whether you are a cheese connoisseur or just looking for a tortilla or bread alternative, this is it! Folios Cheese Wraps® Roll Ups are lightly baked thin sheets of cheese that can be eaten straight out of the package, or rolled into your favorite sandwich. That’s not all, you can use Folios Cheese Wraps® Roll Ups  as an alternative pizza “cheese” crust, taco “cheese” shell, crunch “cheese” crisps, and much more!

    Folios was founded in 2016 when Chris Lotito began utilizing his culinary experience as a third generation Italian Cheese Maker to create fun & innovative ways to enjoy his favorite food: cheese. This culinary journey was sparked when a customer asked him if he could figure out how to ship Parmesan crisps to minimize breaking and crumbling of the product. Because packing and shipping an item so delicate without breaking seemed to be challenging, Chris wanted to find a solution and his experiments led to the invention of Folios Cheese Wraps. Folios is a recipe-ready cheese wrap that can be eaten straight out of the package or easily cooked and molded into cheese bowls, taco shells, chips, crisps, wraps and other high-carb alternatives.

    Made with 100% all-natural lightly baked sheets of cheese, Folios® are lactose and gluten-free, grain free, and have only 1g of carbs ideal for a low-carb diet. No matter what sweet or savory recipe you crave, Folios Cheese Wrap® have you covered. These flavorful, keto-certified wraps can be stuffed, rolled, folded, melted, crisped, and baked into most anything you could ever imagine ­– Chips, tacos, burritos, nachos, pizza, wraps; the list goes on and on…

    Just 1 minute in the microwave, now you can wrap anything that you want in the wrap. We have done blackened Mahi Mahi fish, and fried chicken so far, they all tasted amazing. For lunch, I just put more shredded cheese inside the wrap, my husband loved it. If you are not on keto diet, like me, I just eat it with a sourdough bread slice with some avocado, it is very satisfying.

    My husband loves Jarlsberg, and Folios has Jarlsberg cheese wraps! A little bit heavier taste, but it is just as good as he wants it. Folios has re-invented the wrap game so those who follow any dietary lifestyle can enjoy the favorite foods with Folios Cheese Wraps™, the first ever and #1 cheese wrap on the market!

    Folios™ are 100% all natural lightly baked sheets of cheese that are made from Parmesan, Cheddar or Jarlsberg® cheese and are recipe-ready to crisp, wrap, roll or melt. Ideal as a keto-friendly, low-carb alternative for tortillas or bread, Folios is the better-for-you alternative you never knew you needed. They are committed to using the highest quality, nutritious ingredients that are free of additives, sugars and preservatives and with only 1g of carbs per serving! Their hope is that you will love Folios and use the wraps in the most deliciously creative ways to enjoy your favorite recipes: what will you create?

  • food,  New York,  San Diego

    Reach for the Stars! Pop Art Snacks crunchy 3D Potato Bites will awaken your galaxy within.

    Living life in 3-D! Don’t forget to check out Pop Art Snacks NEW 3D Potato Bites, available in Sea Salt, White Cheddar, and Barbecue. Send your kid back to school like a STAR!

    The stars have aligned to bring you the most exciting snack of your life! Introducing Pop Art’s Pop Stars 3-D Potato Bites, a gluten-free snack that packs a punch in every bite. These star-shaped puffed potato bites are salty and cheesy, with a little bit of crunch to keep things interesting. With the savory flavor of white cheddar, it’s the perfect combination of wholesome, simple ingredients and out-of-this-world flavor! It’s time to get your snack on, space cadet.

    Pop Art Snacks is a uniquely delicious, out-of-this-world treat with worldly flavors. The award-winning brand brings gourmet popcorn to the mainstream with offerings to please various discerning taste buds.  

    It’s an everyday snack that’s elevated to a savory “taste of art,” with such bold selections as Rosemary Truffle With Olive Oil and Dill Pickle Vegan Ranch to make a health-conscious foodie salivate just thinking about them! Always crafted in small batches, Pop Art Popcorn is Non-GMO, contains no MSG, is kosher, gluten-free, and air-popped. Made from 100% whole grains to keep you energized throughout your day.

    At 45 to 60 calories per cup, satisfy your cravings with these amazing small batch-crafted selections and give your mouth a burst of epic flavor and crunch! It is vegan except for Cheddar Jalapeno and Pepper Parmesan.


  • Art,  food,  New York,  San Diego

    School is back in session and you’re already out for Some Pop Art snacks.

    Snacks as bright and colorful as you are. Pencils, protractors, and Pop Stars. Make sure you send your kids back to school with all the essentials. Pop Art Snacks is a uniquely delicious, out-of-this-world treat with worldly flavors. The award-winning brand brings gourmet popcorn to the mainstream with offerings to please various discerning taste buds. It’s an everyday snack that’s elevated to a savory “taste of art,” with such bold selections as Rosemary Truffle With Olive Oil and Dill Pickle Vegan Ranch to make a health-conscious foodie salivate just thinking about them!

    Always crafted in small batches, Pop Art Popcorn is Non-GMO, contains no MSG, is kosher, gluten-free, and air-popped. Made from 100% whole grains to keep you energized throughout your day. At 45 to 60 calories per cup, satisfy your cravings with these amazing small batch-crafted selections and give your mouth a burst of epic flavor and crunch! It is vegan except for Cheddar Jalapeno and Pepper Parmesan.

    At Pop Art Snacks they thrive on inserting FUN into the mundane. Much like Andy Warhol did for the Campbell’s Soup Can in the art world, Pop Art Snacks does for popcorn. They elevate this all-American snack by infusing it with fun-out-of-the-box flavor combinations that appeal to the slightly eccentric foodie and health conscious snack lover.

    Enjoy our Pop Art Gourmet Popcorn that is not only delicious but a healthy snack that will satisfy your foodie urges! Taste the flavor and experience the elevated popcorn from Pop Art Snacks!

    Pop Art was founded by the husband and wife team of Mike & Venessa Dobson. They have always loved food of all types and are constantly inspired by delicious flavors.

    While living in New York City they would visit the many diverse gourmet markets and spice stores and pick out unique spices from all over the world. They started to experiment with popcorn and realized that it was a great canvas to really adhere flavor to. They began to make popcorn for dinner parties and small events and everyone raved about its savory deliciousness.

    Fast forward many years later they have turned their love of food into a gourmet popcorn company that pushes the boundaries of what you can do with popcorn flavors. Both having a background in the art world they fell in love with the philosophy of the Pop Art Movement, which takes something ordinary like a Campbell’s soup can or comic book and elevates it into a work of art. The motivation of Mike & Venessa is to turn everyday Popcorn into a Taste of Art!