• food,  San Diego

    Folios Cheese Wraps: Festive Recipes for a Hauntingly Delicious Halloween

    It’s officially the best time of the year! No, not Christmas – spooky season! It’s time for cute and creepy costumes, horror movies, haunted houses, and – the most important of all – Halloween parties!

    No matter your party’s vibe, be it scary or sweet, Folios Cheese Wraps® makes it easier (and tastier) than ever to create a whole lineup of spooky foods and snacks to impress all your friends!

    Folios Cheese Wraps®, the original cheese wrap on the market, are lightly baked sheets of 100% cheese with just 1g of carbs and no gluten, and are great for way more than just wraps. Keep reading for some amazing, cheesy recipes that’ll make your Halloween party one to remember!

    The party can’t start without some tasty finger snacks, so catch your guests’ eyes and get things going with some Mummy Jalapeño Poppers so cute, it’ll feel like a crime to eat them! Check them out:

    Mummy Jalapeño Poppers

    Ingredients:

    • 5 jalapeños, halved and seeded
    • 3/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
    • 3 slices crispy bacon, crumbled
    • 1 Cheddar Folios Cheese Wrap, cut into 1/2″ strips
    • Candy eyeballs (found on Amazon)

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and crumbled bacon.
    3. Spoon cream cheese and bacon mixture into each jalapeño half and arrange on a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet.
    4. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
    5. Remove from oven and let sit until cool enough to handle.
    6. One half at a time, carefully wrap jalapeños with cheese strips (1-2 per jalapeño).
    7. Heat oven to broil and gently place wrapped poppers under broiler for 1 minute.
    8. Remove from oven and immediately place eyes on each popper. Let cool and serve.

    Follow-up with these cute and crunchy Jack-o’-Lantern Marinara Bites that your guests will absolutely love – they’re like mozzarella sticks all in one bite:

    Jack-o’-Lantern Marinara Bites

    Ingredients:

    • 2 to 3 Mozzarella Folios Cheese Wraps
    • 1 cup prepared marinara
    • *pumpkin cookie cutter

    Directions:

    1. Cut Mozzarella Folios into an even number of pumpkins using a cooking cutter.
    2. Arrange pumpkin-shaped cheese slices in a single layer on a microwave safe plate and microwave until golden, about 1 minute. Remove and allow to harden.
    3. Spoon prepared marinara onto half of crisped pumpkins.
    4. Top each with remaining crisped pumpkins. Serve with more marinara for dipping.

    Last, but certainly not least, leave a lasting impression with an Instagram-worthy Spiderweb Pizza that’ll leave your guests wondering where you hid the chef:

    Spiderweb Pizza

    Ingredients:

    • 2 Parmesan Folios Cheese Wraps
    • 1/3 cup prepared marinara
    • Additional toppings like meat and olives as desired

    Directions:

    1. Preheat broiler. Heat 1 Folios Cheese Wrap in the microwave until crisp and golden, about 1.5 minutes. This will be the crust.
    2. Using another Folios Cheese Wrap, cut out two unfilled circles with a knife – one the full size of the Folios and one about half that size. Also cut out 6-8 straight strips about half the length of the Folios. These will be your web (optional: add other toppings like a spider-shaped Folios, black olives, pepperonis, etc.).
    3. Spread prepared sauce on crisped wrap. Then apply meat (or other preferred toppings).
    4. Top with cheese cutouts arranged like a web.
    5. Serve as is or broil for 20 seconds to melt the cheese and then serve.

    Folios Cheese Wraps® are available in Parmesan, Jarlsberg, Cheddar, and now brand-new Mozzarella has joined the line. Folios are naturally gluten-free, grain-free & lactose-free, loaded with protein & healthy fats, and have less than 1g of carbs, making them perfect for keto dieters, health nuts, or your everyday home cook.

    Folios Cheese Wraps® are sold at retailers nationwide! For more fun recipe ideas for any time of day, visit www.cheesefolios.com. We love seeing all the creative ways our community uses Folios, so let us know: #HowDoYouFolios?

    About Folios Cheese Wraps®

    Folios Cheese Wraps® make delicious, keto-approved recipes without the fear of eating too many macros. To learn more about Folios Cheese Wraps® and get recipe inspiration, visit the website at www.cheesefolios.com or become a part of the Folios® community on Instagram (@FoliosCheeseWraps) and Facebook (@FoliosCheeseWraps). Share your favorite Folios® recipes on social media and use #ItsAWrap and #FoliosCheeseWraps for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page.

    About Norseland:

    Norseland, Inc., owned by TINE SA, is the exclusive importer, sales, and marketing agent responsible for the continued success of Jarlsberg® Cheese in the United States.

  • food,  Las Vegas,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Rubio’s Booritos Back for Halloween!

    Get Halloween Booritos at Rubio’s on Oct. 31

    Boo! The popular Booritos are back at Rubio’s all day long this Halloween, October 31, when every Rubio’s Rewards Member can get any burrito on the menu for just $7.99. Simply place an order though the Rubio’s app, or scan your phone at the register to get the offer. There’s plenty of time to sign up for Rubio’s Rewards before Halloween. New Rewards members can sign up at Rubios.com, or through the Rubio’s App, place an order, start earning points and enjoying free Rubio’s food and drinks.
    Rubio’s Borritos feature responsibly sourced seafood, USDA choice steak, all-natural chicken raised without antibiotics, and vegetarian options. Favorites include the Ancho Citrus Shrimp Burrito, Burrito Especial with all-natural chicken, California Burrito with USDA choice steak or the Bean & Cheese Burrito, just to name a few.
    Rubio’s locations across California, Arizona and Nevada are open, and guests are encouraged to order through the Rubio’s app and Rubios.com. For more information about Rubio’s Coastal Grill and to view the menu, visit Rubio’sFacebook,  Instagram, and TikTok.
  • food,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    GIVE THE TASTE OF AUTUMN – SEND THEM THE GIFT OF WARM AND COZY WITH CURATED GIFTS FOR FALL

    Celebrate the changing of the seasons, the crisp air, and the spicy flavors of autumn with GourmetGiftBaskets.com fall gift baskets!

    New for 2022: Fall Harvest Cheese and Cracker Tower, $49.99

    Just as the fall foliage begins to change its colors, GourmetGiftBaskets.com is unveiling its Fall Harvest Charcuterie Tower. Your gift recipient will be in awe of the flavors and warm autumn colors included in this impressive gift. Soon she will be savoring each of the gourmet flavors: rustic crackers, savory cheeses, hot pepper jelly, and more! Just like there’s nothing quite like autumn, there’s nothing quite like this exquisite gift tower!

    • Cheddar Cheese by Mountain View Farms – 6 oz.
    • Vegetable Cheddar Cheese by Mountain View Farms – 6 oz.
    • Olive Oil & Sel Gris Organic Flatbread Crackers by Rustic Bakery – .7 oz.
    • Stoned Wheat Crackers by Mariner – 1.5 oz.
    • Mustard  – 3.5 oz.
    • Hot Pepper Jelly by New England Cranberry – 4.5 oz.
    • Fall Gift Tower – 3-tier

    New for 2022: Caramel Apples & Bundt Cake Gift Tower, $59.99

    Just look at this beauty – so nostalgic and comforting. This will take you on a food journey down memory lane, eating caramel apples at Fairgrounds, or maybe at an Oktoberfest event, or just at the kitchen table with your family members. (I know I was thrilled getting my braces off, because I could eat caramel apples again). And then there’s the classic, and always classy, Bundt cake! Now imagine the reaction when you send this gift to those special people in your life. They’ll experience an instant trip back to the ‘70s and ‘80s, giving your friends and loved ones the opportunity to savor the flavors of yesteryear today.

    GourmetGiftBaskets.com takes great pride in creating gifts that can take you on a food journey down memory lane, and this gift is the perfect example! Think about those great memories at the fairgrounds eating caramel apples and laughing with your friends & family or walking into a home with a fresh bundt cake in the oven! Now imagine the reaction when you send this gift to those special people in your life. An instant trip down memory lane and smiles delivered right to their door!

    • Red Apples (2)
    • Sea Salt Caramel Sauce by Stonewall Kitchen – 12.25 oz.
    • Cinnamon Coffee Cake Bundt (2)

    About GourmetGiftBaskets.com:

    GourmetGiftBaskets.com was founded in 2002 with family values and the desire to provide exceptional gifts for all of life’s special occasions. Through years of working in his family’s flower shop in New Hampshire, President & CEO Ryan Abood naturally realized an opportunity to provide handmade, high quality gift baskets. What began with two family members in the basement of a flower shop has exploded into a multi-million dollar company recognized multiple times by Inc.500, Internet Retailer, Enterprise Bank, and more, while still remaining true to its core values of exceptional gourmet ingredients handcrafted with care. As this entrepreneurial family spirit continues in the next generation with the birth of the youngest Abood last spring, this proud family business will continue to exceed gourmet gifting expectations.

  • food,  Health,  Los Angeles

    BROOKE BURKE AND CELEBRITY FRIENDS CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF LONGEVITY BY BROOKE BURKE BODY

    Brooke Burke and more celebrated the launch of Longevity by Brooke Burke Body on Thursday September 22, first at Rafi Lounge then at a private residence in Malibu for an evening event. The Dancing With the Stars icon and fitness personality was joined by Scheana Shay, Raquel Leviss, Debbie Matenpoulos, Christa Allen, Melissa Molinaro and more. Guests celebrated the release of Burke’s new Super Food supplement with a meditative Cacao Ceremony at Rafi Lounge followed by vibey music, ocean views, and Longevity-infused bites at a mansion in Malibu.

    Longevity by Brooke Burke Body is a nutrient dense, plant-based superfood free of wheat, gluten, and dairy. Through an online subscription, Longevity superfood blends can become part of your daily routine to provide more energy, better focus, increased endurance, and faster recovery in as little as seven to 10 days of regular use.

    The foundational launch includes two carefully crafted, proprietary blends made up of the ideal combination of non-GMO, raw, organic, plant-based superfoods in either Cacao or Cafe Mocha flavor. Each flavor blend is packed with therapeutic levels of chia seed, flaxseed, green tea, probiotics, goji, and more in a single scoop serving. These carefully selected and concentrated nutrients, along with an active and healthy lifestyle, can improve overall physical and mental health and well-being.

    Photo Credit: Michael Simon for Longevity

    ABOUT LONGEVITY BY BROOKE BURKE BODY

    The next evolution of the Brooke Burke Body brand launches today with Longevity Superfood Powder: a proprietary formulation of wheat free, dairy free and gluten-free superfood powder that can become part of a daily routine and healthy lifestyle through an online subscription. It can provide better energy, focus, endurance and recovery with subscribers experiencing immediate and tangible results within 7 to 10 days of regular use.

    Brooke Burke is a mother, author, entrepreneur, fitness educator, philanthropist and television personality. Brooke is recognized for many network television stints, most recently known for winning season seven and hosting seasons 10-17 of Dancing with the Stars. A social media influencer with nearly 4 million combined followers, Burke was named by Forbes as one of America’s top ten moms to follow. She is a content creator, a fitness influencer & an encourager of all things health & wellness, which is why launching this brand with her was a no brainer.

  • food,  Health,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    If you are missing out on your daily dose of essential nutrients, grab a bottle of Beetology!

    Did you know? Beets are rich in vitamin B9, also known as folate! Vitamin B9 aids the body in healthy cell growth and function. This vitamin also has many great health benefits: Can increase brain function; Supports heart health; Supports mental and emotional health.

    Beetology juices are 100% cold-pressed to keep the maximum amount of nutrients like Vitamin B9! Beetology juice has zero preservatives, additives, artificial colors, or flavors so you can enjoy only fresh, organic ingredients in your juice.

    Upgrade it to a Everything Bagel Beet Hummus

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups cooked or canned  chickpeas plus 1/2 cup reserved cooking water/ chickpea water, you can save a few chickpeas to garnish with.
    • 1.5-2 Beetology Whole Beets
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1 cup Mighty Sesame Tahini
    • 2 Tablespoons Everything Bagel Seasoning (plus additional for garnish)
    • Olive oil, for drizzling
    • ¼ cup Parsley for garnish

    Directions

    1. Place chickpeas, beets, garlic, tahini, and everything bagel seasoning  in a food processor and blend till smooth. Add the chickpea water gradually until you reach the desired consistency.
    2. With a tablespoon, spread the hummus in circular fashion on a plate. Place chickpeas in the center, drizzle with tahini, olive oil and chopped parsley, and top with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning.

    Beets are almost as good for puns as they are for you: Beetology is a “beet” obsessed with beets. Their health benefits can’t be “beet” – did you know that they’ve been shown to be great for your heart, blood pressure and brain? Beets are like music for your body; they just make everything better, and after you try all the varieties of Beetology juices, we’re sure you’ll agree.

  • food,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    🎃 🍭 Fresh Halloween & Autumnal Foodie Gifts Revealed 🍪

    Halloween can be a scary time, but not always because of crafty ogres, skeletons, and hags. To some people, October 31st signifies really bad candy. When you’re working your tail off running around the neighborhood and ringing doorbells, nothing is worse than getting stuck with subpar treats. (Guess whose house is getting toilet papered later…) So, this year, leave the scaring strictly to the trick-or-treaters and send Halloween gift baskets from GourmetGiftBaskets.com that are stocked with all the best sweets.

    GourmetGiftBaskets.com, one of the fastest-growing family foodie businesses in the U.S., has just unveiled its latest treats for Halloween and Fall. You can see many of them here.

    New for 2022: Halloween Haunted Care Package – Open If You Dare. $39.99
    It may not come with witches chanting Shakespeare’s famous couplet, “‘Double double, toil and trouble – fire burn and cauldron bubble,” but GourmetGiftBaskets.com’s “Haunted Halloween Care Package – Open If You Dare” is just as classic.

    Filled with everyone’s favorite candy and popcorn treats, your gift will spellbind whoever gets it. This cauldron, oops!… we mean care package, includes caramel popcorn, gummy snakes, M&Ms, Skittles, spider web cotton candy, and more!

    Monster Munch Popcorn Tin, $24.99 to $39.99

    From GourmetGiftBaskets.com laboratories in the castle east, they created this irresistible Halloween pumpkin patch themed popcorn feast! You have the option to choose from two different sizes and flavor mixes of our fang-tastic handcrafted popcorn tins. These spookily fun flavor mixes include Traditional (Butter, Caramel, and Cheesy Cheddar) or People’s Choice (Caramel, Cheesy Cheddar, and Kettle). A Halloween popcorn treat that’s so delicious it’s almost scary.

    EEK Happy Halloween Snack Box, $29.99

    EEK is precisely what they will screech when you have this fun Halloween Gift delivered to their doorstep! Inside this Halloween-themed gable gift box, your recipient will excitedly discover an incredible variety of gourmet treats like sweet candies and gourmet popcorn. This fun gift is sure to make someone’s Halloween spook-a-licious this year!
    t’s getting close to Halloween and you need an adult Halloween Gift delivery that is sure to impress? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Having this Halloween care package delivered to their doorstep is going to provide a hauntingly delicious food and drink experience! Complete everything they need to pop and flavor their very own popcorn, along with some cheese and crackers to eat (while the popcorn pops), this gift has snacks they will scream about! Don’t forget, to wash it all down, we’ve included two seasonal beers and a seasonal cider. The perfect gift for the adult this Halloween!
    Double, double, toil, and trouble! That’s precisely what you’ll get with our Eat, Drink & Be Scary Halloween Wine Gift. This frightfully fun wine gift delivery includes delicious, Halloween-themed treats and a bottle of Cabernet from Chronic Cellars to drink under the moonlight. A perfectly arranged Halloween gift will help them get into the holiday spirit!

    GourmetGiftBaskets.com was founded in 2002 with family values and the desire to provide exceptional gifts for all of life’s special occasions. Through years of working in his family’s flower shop in New Hampshire, President & CEO Ryan Abood naturally realized an opportunity to provide handmade, high quality gift baskets. What began with two family members in the basement of a flower shop has exploded into a multi-million dollar company recognized multiple times by Inc.500, Internet Retailer, Enterprise Bank, and more, while still remaining true to its core values of exceptional gourmet ingredients handcrafted with care. As this entrepreneurial family spirit continues in the next generation with the birth of the youngest Abood last spring, this proud family business will continue to exceed gourmet gifting expectations.