Sahale Snacks Giveaway…

I am happy to announce that one of my favorite Gluten-Free (and incredibly tasty) snacks, ‘Sahale Snacks’ is now available in Seattle’s Best Coffee.  So, with this exciting news, I’ll be sending the winner of my Sahale Snacks Giveway a sample of each of the two flavors that are offered at Seattle’s Best Coffee.
Last week, Valdosta and Sing Buri nut blends debuted at Seattle’s Best Coffee counters in convenient 2-ounce pouches — enough to share with a friend over coffee or to satisfy a morning and an afternoon snack craving.  I surely stash these lil’ babies in my desk drawer…you surely can’t beat the crunchy, sweet n’ savory blend of nuts, seeds, dried fruits n’ spices in your morning oatmeal, atop your lunchtime salad, as an afternoon pick-me up to beat the 3PM slump…in your evening stir-fry or enjoyed as a dessert nibble atop Greek yogurt.

Sahale Snacks’ rich and peppery Valdosta Pecans pair especially well with Seattle’s Best Coffee winter beverages, like Vanilla Cinnamon Latte. The spicy and exotic Sing Buri Cashews make a lively accompaniment to tea, espresso, and brewed coffee drinks.

Sahale Snacks Valdosta is a blend of lightly spicy pecans, sweetened, dried cranberries and orange zest. The flavor combination echoes flavors of the American South and will pair especially well with Seattle’s Best Coffee winter beverages, like Vanilla Cinnamon Latte.

Sahale Snacks Sing Buri is made with cashews glazed with soy sauce and lemongrass combined with dried pineapple, peanuts, and sesame seed – all lightly dusted with mild Chinese chili. This aromatic blend is reminiscent of a flavorful Thai dish and makes a lively accompaniment to tea, espresso, and brewed coffee drinks.

And in honor of these two tasty new flavors, I thought I’d create a fancy, schmancy recipe using Sahale Snacks to show you just how easy it is to include them into your everyday eats…

Sweet Cocoa Nutty Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sahale Snacks Honey Glazed Almonds
  • 1 cup Sahale Snacks Cranberry Cashews
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp. agave nectar
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder

Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine Sahale Snacks Honey Glazed Almonds and Cranberry Cashews; process until smooth.  Slowly add oats, agave nectar, almond extract and coconut oil.  Process until smooth consistency.
  2. Transfer to a mixing bowl; using hands form into golf-sized balls.
  3. Roll each ball first in cinnamon, then in cocoa powder to coat completely.
  4. Transfer coated balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Place into the freezer for 25 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

To Enter my Sahale Snacks Giveaway, simply:

Visit the Sahale Snacks website and tell me which flavor you’d like to try.

I of course, love them all, but if I had to choose…I’d surely go with the Southwest Cashews or the Cranberry Pecans, which are a staple in my pantry as they always seem to add such a perfectly crunchy yet creamy consistency to any dish or just simply nibbled on alone right out of the bag

…(which I do quite often, hehe)…

Have you ever tried Sahale Snacks? If so, what are your favorite flavors?

I’ll be picking a winner on Friday, October the 1st at 5PM EST.

Good Luck.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Here is a fabulous recipe that I baked last night for a flourless chocolate cake.  It was incredibly delicious and I loved the taste of the macadamia and hazelnuts…they added the perfect touch.  And of course, this recipe would not be the same without my favorite, most delicious eggs from Eggland’s Best. What are you waiting for? Whip up this tasty cake for a special treat tonight…I assure you…your taste buds will be thanking you.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup whole hazelnuts
  • 4 Eggland’s Best eggs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp. stevia
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • Topping: Greek plain yogurt or dairy-free ice cream
  • Topping: Fresh mint leaves

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a spring-form pan with baking spray, then line with parchment paper.
  • In a food processor, combine nuts; process to meal-like texture.
  • Add remaining ingredients and continue to pulse for another minute.  Scrape sides of the bowl and process another 20 seconds.
  • Transfer batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 20 minutes before cutting around the edges to loosen the cake.  Release pan sides and parchment paper.
  • Serve and top with a dollop of dairy-free ice cream or Greek plain yogurt and a fresh mint leaf.
  • Enjoy!

Product Review: Kaia Foods

Thank you to Kaia Foods for the wonderful package of Kaia Foods Granola samples.  My clients enjoyed tasting the unique flavors: Dates & Spices, Raisin Cinnamon and Cocoa Bliss.  Each granola had a delicious taste and paired well with yogurt, oatmeal, salads and baking recipes!


Kaia Foods Granola comes in 3 delicious flavors:

Dates & Spices

Raisin Cinnamon

Cocoa Bliss


DatesAndSpicesRaisonCinnamonCocoaBliss

Here are a few reviews of Kaia Foods Granola from my clients:


  • “The ingredients are amazing–I love how they incorporated buckwheat and dates  to the granola.”
  • “The Cocoa Bliss is out of this world! I am using this every morning in my oatmeal; it adds the perfect crunch without the sugary taste.”
  • “I took your advice, Amie and I added the Raisin Cinnamon to my Zucchini Bread recipe! WOW…what an outstanding flavor this added–my husband loved the crunch texture added to the bread, as well as the cinnamon taste and plump raisins.”

Overall, my clients loved the Kaia Foods Granola…thank you again to Kaia Foods for sending us these delicious samples…I think I’ve got my clients hooked on your tasty granola.  They are delighted to finally have a healthy, natural granola option in their pantry.