• WorldWide

    Put it on Everything @OnionCrunch

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    Onion Crunch “Crispy, Crunchy, Yum, Yum, Yum!” GMO free, Vegan, Parve, Zero Trans Fat/Cholesterol, 4 Ingredients! If you are looking for a new addition to spice up all the tried and true dishes you have like hot dogs and casseroles, why not get some Onion Crunch? They are tasty and crunchy and goes well with savory dishes. A ton of bloggers have created their own concoctions using Onion Crunch.

    Mac and Cheese with Onion Crunch! Yum!

  • New York

    All You Need for Cherry Season

    Cherry season is here!  One of the best fruits of summer, I was so excited when I saw cherries for sale at the market this weekend. My grandma has a cherry tree in her yard and every summer we picked them before the birds could eat them all. Cherries, like peaches and apricots have pits in them. This makes them difficult to put in a smoothie, baking recipe or any desserts. I always used raspberries or strawberries as an option in those situations but now I don’t have to!  If you are a cherry love like me, you HAVE to get the CHERRY CHOPPER.

    This is a cherry pitter and works the way a hole puncher does. It collects all the pits on the bottom and is the most adorable addition to my kitchen recently.

    It is by far the fastest and easiest way to pit cherries. The Cherry Chomper is also dishwasher safe. The key to making this work the best is the place the cherry stem side up and at the center of the device.

    If you want to bake but you are way too lazy to get fresh cherries, you can use Cherry Man Maraschino Cherries.  I recently got to try these and they are fantastic!  They are ALL natural and taste different then what you buy in the baking aisle at the supermarket. Cherry aficionados can happily reach into a jar of red jewels with complete abandon knowing the sweet treat is fat-free, gluten-free, sodium-free, kosher, contains no high-fructose corn syrup, and has just two grams of sugar per cherry.

    Each jar of Farm to Market Maraschinos™ has a unique QR code that can be scanned to reveal the exact origins of the fruit and the story behind the growers. CherryMan cherries are primarily supplied by family farms in the Northwest corner of Michigan as well as Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  Some of these families have their roots in agriculture dating back to the 1800s and orchard sizes range from less than five acres to more than 200.  So whether you’re mixing up a Manhattan or creating the perfect banana split, these cherries are homegrown in the USA.

    I used them to make Almond Cherry bread in muffin tins today. YUM!

    Hope you have a cherry filled summer 😀

  • My Dog Jacob


    Homemade dinner for your dog? It may sound outrageous at first, but if processed foods are bad for humans, why would they be any better for man’s best friend? We want to feed our families as healthfully as possible, and that should include Fido, too.  You guys know that I cook for Jacob so this is a really exciting cook book I’m ready to to use!dinnerfor dogs
    When Henrietta Morrison’s border terrier, Lily, developed chronic health problems, Morrison started cooking her real food at the suggestion of her vet. Meals made from real ingredients like chicken, rice, and vegetables had an instant effect on Lily’s health and demeanor. Inspired by her experience, Morrison founded Lily’s Kitchen, the UK’s #1 organic pet food company, dedicated to providing dogs with the same quality of food dog owners feed themselves. As Morrison says, “If it’s not good enough for me, it’s not good enough for Lily.” Now, to help dog owners everywhere improve and prolong their pets’ lives and avoid vet visits, Morrison shares her most popular recipes in DINNER FOR DOGS: 50 Home-Cooked Recipes for a Happy, Healthy Dog
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  • New York

    Natural Nate’s Honey: Raw and Unfiltered Goodness

    Created to serve only Mother Nature’s sweetest nectar, Dallas-based Nature Nate’s honey comes from American bees, and is one of the few brands that produces 100% raw, natural and unfiltered honey. Debunking the myth that locally sourced honey will help with allergies, honey experts and customers alike have found that it is actually the pollen content in honey that remedies allergy symptoms (which can only be found in 100% raw, unfiltered honey). NatureNate’s “King Bee” and honey maker himself, Nathan Sheets, promises an undivided commitment to providing the highest quality product to you and your family while also committing to be faithful stewards of its funds.

    Every since I got this bottle of honey I have been using it on everything! I put it on roasted sweet potatoes along with a sprinkle of paprika and it was divine.  I also used it in the honey for a feta/honey/date spread which is heavenly! Natural Nate’s honey is easy to use in every single recipe.

    Feta Honey Date Spread

    1 cup good quality crumbled feta (4 ounces)
    ½ cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
    ½ cup pitted dates, chopped
    2 Tbsp. fresh marjoram or 1 Tbsp.fresh thyme, chopped
    2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped and/or sliced green olives
    2 tsp. lemon, zest
    ¼ cup local honey
    ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper 
    Toasted pita bread wedges


    Get cooking with raw and unfiltered honey http://naturenates.com/

  • New York

    Black Bean Rice Salad @Minute_Rice

    Growing up in a Chinese household, rice is definitely a staple at every meal!  Since being on my own, I opt for easier cooking items like cheese and crackers and sandwiches instead. But I still love rice. Just want to find a easier and quicker way to incorporate it into my meals. Rice is so versatile and great source of fiber. I feel much fuller eating a meal with rice and it can even be a part of your dessert.

    Minute Rice is an innovative brand of meal solutions that provide just that – quick easy meals. Lastnight, along with my fish and veggies – I made the Black Bean Rice Salad in 6 minutes with the help of this recipe on minuterice.com

    What do you think?

    Totally healthy and yummy!  You can get quick meal ideas and on the go snack ideas with Minute Rice. Thanks!

  • WorldWide

    Pecans……Just Not Another Nut!

    Ways to Incorporate Pecans into a Healthy Lifestyle

    Pecans are easy to add to your eating plan; simply grab a handful!  Pecans are healthy and delicious, and just a one-ounce serving (15- 20 pecan halves) packs more than 19 vitamins and minerals, fiber and protein to keep you going.  They’re a perfect snack for both children and adults.    Often associated with indulgences and occasional treats, pecans can also be eaten in healthier forms and cooked or baked in a wide variety of foods to add flavor and nutrition.  Delicious recipes can be found or created using pecans for breakfast, salads, entrees and side dishes.

                                                           Warm Pasta Salad with Pecans and Spinach 

                                                   Check out these  recipes at  http://ilovepecans.org/

                                                                 Romain, Pecan and Pear Salad               

                                    Heart-Healthy Pecans

    Nearly 60 percent of the fats in pecans are monounsaturated and another 30 percent are polyunsaturated, leaving very little saturated fat in pecans. The unsaturated fat in pecans is heart-healthy fat meeting the new Dietary Guidelines that recommend Americans keep intake between 20 and 35 percent of calories, with most fats coming from heart-healthy sources like fish, nuts and vegetable oils. In addition, pecans contain no trans fat.

                                   Nutrient-Dense Pecans

    Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc. One ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the recommended Daily Value for fiber. Pecans are also a natural, high-quality source of protein that contain very few carbohydrates and no cholesterol. Pecans are also naturally sodium-free, making them an excellent choice for those on a salt- or sodium-restricted diet.

    For much more information on Pecans go to  http://ilovepecans.org/






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