Product Review: Don Sabrosa Salsa

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A big thank you to Donny over at Don Sabrosa Salsa for sending free samples of his All-Natural, Gluten-Free and Low-Sodium salsas!

Donny offers three delicious flavors that are incredibly tasty, chunky and fresh.  Each flavor comes in Hot and Mild so you can pick your hotness based on your taste bud’s preference.

Blueberries, Peaches & Honey

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Black Bean & Corn

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Roasted Garlic

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My favorite flavor was the Black Bean & Corn;  I enjoyed the chunky bits of corn and beans in my tasty fajitas and fish tacos.  This salsa was also the perfect accompaniment atop my lunchtime garden salads with roasted veggies and salmon.

I was shocked by the unique flavoring of the Blueberry, Peaches and Honey Salsa as I was expecting it to be incredibly sweet, however, the taste was just right and it had the perfect hint of sweetness on my tongue.  This salsa would be perfect for a summertime BBQ atop grilled fish for a fruit-inspired, warm-weather platter.  I paired this fruity salsa with my Greek yogurt and gluten-free granola for a tasty parfait dessert.  Yum–it definitely hit the spot.

As for the Roasted Garlic flavor, I topped my Eggplant Parmesan with a few dollops…I’m a sucker for garlic and I’ve been known to eat a few cloves raw each day (it’s a natural antibiotic but it sure does kill my breathe, I must say).  Donny’s Roasted Garlic Salsa was the perfect touch of garlic and tomatoes; I’m excited to try this garlic salsa with my homemade sweet potato fries and bean burgers–it makes a tasty topping and adds a rich garlic taste to a hearty meal.

Thank you again, Donny for sending me free samples of your tasty salsas..it’s ashame these tasty salsas aren’t sold right here in Manhattan, however you can easily order directly from the Don Sabrosa website.

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Product Review: Goji Gourmet

A big thank you to my friend, Allison over at Goji Gourmet for sending me a package of their tasty cookies.  I had the delightful opportunity to meet Allison last week to hear about her exciting new business and taste her deliciously-healthy cookies.

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Goji Gourmet offers a wonderful variety of cookies packed with superfoods and antioxidants!  All of their cookies are handmade, with no refined sugar added, no preservatives, low calorie and all-natural!  These bite-sized snacks are perfect for an evening nibble or for your child’s afternoon treat.

Be sure to check out Goji Gourmet and taste the goodness of their 4 yummy flavors:

Goji Almond Oat

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Goji Cherry Cacao

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Goji Ginger Walnut

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Goji Orange Mint Chip

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My clients and I enjoyed sampling these tasty treats; we snacked on them right out of the cute little bags (which are resealable and easy to toss into your bag for travel).  I decided to use my creativity and introduced the Goji Gourmet cookies to my clients paired with a dollop of Greek yogurt, crumbled atop a fruit and yogurt parfait and used as a crumb topping for my favorite pie and cake recipes.

I love Allison’s unique Goji Gourmet flavors: the combination of Goji berries with almonds and oats is incredibly satisfying and has a nice crunch…the Goji cherry cacao was my favorite, as I loved the raw chocolate taste and dried cherries happen to be my favorite dried fruit.  Goji ginger with walnuts had a nice crunch to them, as well and the touch of ginger was mild, yet added the perfect ‘zing’.   The Goji orange mint with chips were a huge hit with my clients- as it ‘Tasted like mint-chocolate chip ice cream”, they said.

Thank you again, Allison for sending us a fabulous assortment of your delictable cookies.  There’s nothing like enjoying a tasty treat that’s packed with superfoods and antioxidants- they’re mini guilt-free nibbles.  Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Goji Gourmet, which are popping up everywhere–I assure you–you’ll be hooked on your first little nibble.

Product Review: Benson’s Gourmet Seasonings

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Thank you so very much to the Benson family for sending me over a variety of their Benson’s Gourmet Seasonings.  I had the pleasure of working with the Bensons, who kindly sent me samples for my clients and I to taste.  For those of you who know me, I am a HUGE fan of spices and seasonings, however, I have yet to come across a brand with such exceptional flavors!

These delicious Benson’s spices are  Sodium Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Wheat Free.  Their seasonings are  All Natural and contain No Soy, No Salt, No Sugar, No MSG and No Preservatives.  WOW!  Benson’s Seasonings are the way to go when looking to add that kick of flavor to any dish.

Benson’s has a seasoning for any dish!  They are the perfect no potassium salt substitute for popcorn, chicken, poultry, seafood and vegetables.  Moreover, many of my clients and I use the seasonings in our baking and for our summertime BBQ’s.  Benson’s even has seasonings uniquely geared towards wild game, beans, chili and lamb!

My favorite seasonings are the ‘Family Collection‘, which is comprised of the following seasonings:

  • Supreme- Garlic and Herb
  • Gusto- Pepper and Herb
  • Masterpiece- A Hint of Southwest
  • Zesty- Tangy Lemon and Herb
  • Calypso- Jamaican Hot and Spicy
  • Table Tasty- All Natural Salt-Like Flavor

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Be sure to take a look at Benson’s Gourmet Seasonings and try them out for yourself…these unique spices will kick up the flavor in your meal!  Try adding them to your morning oatmeal or eggs, baked goods recipes for muffins and breads or your lunchtime salad and tofu dinner…the opportunities are endless.  Get creative and have fun in your kitchen with Benson’s Gourmet Seasonings.  Give them a try and let me know your thoughts; I would love to hear how you are using the Benson’s Seasonings in your meals!

Enjoy.

Big S Farms Give-A-Way

I am proud to announce a Big S Farms Salsa and Hot Sauce Give-A-Way. Four lucky winners will be chosen next Monday, July the 6th.  I will be choosing 3 runner up winners who will be able to choose between a Big S Farms Salsa or a Big S Farms Hot Sauce and one very lucky Grand Prize Winner who will receive all 6 Big S Farms products!

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Big S Farms is one of the oldest family-owned farming enterprises in the US and the largest habanero grower in Tennessee!  They offer an amazing line of Gourmet Habanero Sauces and Salsas made from all natural ingredients with No preservatives, No Sugar, No MSG, No Food Stabilizers, No Food Coloring, Low Sodium and Non-Iodized Salt!  Yum!!!

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Big S Farms ingredients such as hot peppers and Chile peppers are well known for their powerful health punch and healing powers!

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Be sure to take a look at the Big S Farms website for a peak at their delicious salsa and hot sauce products.

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For your chance to win, send me a comment telling me which Big S Farms product you would like to try and why you should be chosen!  Good luck!

Product Review: Food Should Taste Good

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A big thank you to the kind people over at Food Should Taste Good for sending me a huge  box of chips! My clients love them; here is what a few of them had to say about these tasty chips:

  • “I enjoyed trying several varieties of Food Should Taste Good chips. My favorite was the Olive & also the Multigrain-very addicting. When tasting the Jalapeno, the spicy flavor hits your taste buds about 15 seconds after tasting the chip-WOW! For snackers who enjoy spices this is the one to try. I will continue to buy this brand & hope your other clients are as pleased with these healthy chips.”
  • “My favorite was the Cinnamon! It’s a healthy and crunchy dessert in itself.”
  • “These are my ‘guilt-less’ snack that I have everyday with my lunch- the Olive flavor is out of this world.”
  • “These individual sized bags are perfect for portion control and the chips are crisp and fresh–never greasy.  I can’t wait to share them with my children and husband. Thank you for introducing us to a new chip!”
  • “These are the best tasting chips I have ever had.  I am going to be purchasing these for all of our summer BBQ’s as well as snacks for my kids.”
  • “The Multigrain are unbelievable–I’ll never go back to my old chips again.”
  • “Just in time for summer-thank you for introducing us to these tasty treats…I love the chocolate and cinnamon chips–they will be perfect for an after dinner craving!”
  • “How satisfying—WOW! I’m in love with The Works! flavor…they are so tasty alone or dipped into salsa, guacamole or hummus. Thank you.”
  • “I can’t wait to bring these home to my kids–I’ve been trying to get them away from processed chemical foods and now I will be sure to pack these cute little individualized bags of healthy, all natural chips in their brown bag lunches.”
  • “Yea, a healthy chip! I’ve been searching everywhere for these. I can’t wait to try the other flavors.”

Food Should Taste Good chips are absolutely delicious and made with All Natural ingredients.   Moreover, these chips are Kosher with No MSG, low sodium, trans fat free, a good source of dietary fiber, gluten and lactose free and cholesterol free.  I especially like how these chips have no preservatives and are not genetically modified! Finally, a chip that my clients can enjoy without the added chemicals and preservatives of their chip competitors.  Although I try to steer my clients away from processed, packaged foods, Food Should Taste Good chips are a wonderful alternative to eating greasy, sodium-laden chips with trans fat! Take a look at the ingredients of you usual go-to-chips—I bet you’ll be surprised to see words you cannot pronounced, tons of sodium and preservatives.   So, steer clear of those Lay’s and hop on the healthy bandwagon to try some Food Should Taste Good chips! I promise, they will Not disappoint!  Enjoy!

These yummy for your tummy chips come in the following flavors:

  • Multigrain
  • Olive
  • Jalapeno
  • Chocolate
  • The Works!
  • Sweet Potato
  • Buffalo
  • Lime
  • Potato & Chive
  • Cinnamon
  • Yellow Corn 

Have you ever tried Food Should Taste Good Chips? If so, which are your favorite flavors?