First before I talk about some of my favorite new goodies at home I want to give a shout to some of my favorites that supported us during Fashion Week at the studio. You can learn more at http://www.caravanstyliststudio.com. We love sharing HEALTHY SNACKS with our friends. A few that we LOVE — First SO DELICIOUS – non dairy non dairy non dairy when possible and SO DELICIOUS is a go too from their coconut milk yogurts to their coco whip to their almond and coconut milk for our teas. Check out all the yumminess at SO DELICIOUS – http://sodeliciousdairyfree.com/
It is a delicious dairy free option made with high quality ingredients. So delicious is dedicated to doing the right thing for people, animals and the planet by using organic ingredients and no use of artificial flavors, colors, hydrogenated oils or trans-fats. We had an array of So Delicious options for everyone to enjoy like their coconutmilk YOGURT alternatives deliver dairy-free probiotic culture with amazing flavor with just the right balance of tanginess and sweetness, dairy-free FROZEN DESSERTS made from cashew milk, coconut milk, almond milk, or soy milk, & last but not least we had So Delicious new coconut milk COCOWHIP adds great flavor to top desserts, beverages and works great in recipes too! Everyone just loved adding the COCOWHIP to top their yummy NIBMOR Hot Chocolate.
Then lets talk about :
JUST WATER : combines all environmentally friendly concepts from sourcing their water down to their packaging the water. Their main goal is to drive better social and environmental impact through their business by offering products with impact affordably.
CRUNCHIES : are committed to changing the way you eat snacks by delivering the best tasting and highest quality freeze dried fruit and vegetables on the planet. I spoke about them on the blog before I love making bark with them
MAMMA CHIA : Squeeze some natural vitality and powerful nutrients into your day! Our organic chia seeds are infused with delicious fruits and vegetables to create a convenient, fun and tasty snack for active people of all ages. With Omega-3s, protein, and fiber, Chia Squeeze is a satisfying anytime snack that naturally provides the vitality to power your soul’s purpose.
FRONTIER BITES – Real food ingredients should be just that – real. Each bite is full of rich pecans, tart cherries and spicy cinnamon. No GMO’s. Nothing Artificial. Just real food crafted the way nature intended.
LUNA® – Whole Nutrition Bars are crafted to help keep you nourished throughout your busy day and give you the energy to break through. Each bar is a delicious, gluten-free snack that’s perfect between meals.
RX BAR – An all-natural bar with no gluten, dairy or soy. This bar provides a healthy alternative to snack on when you’re on the go. A whole food protein bar that you can feel good about eating and that you’ll feel great after you ate it. I can’t say enough about RX BAR – I LOVE THEM SO MUCH – I have gotten so many people to love this brand now – it is one of my favorites !!!!
NIBMOR HOT CHOCOLATE – This hot chocolate is different than others because it is free of dairy and sweetened with coconut palm sugar. The three unique and delicious flavors are 6 Spice, Mint & Traditional.
I am also loving something that is new to me – I originally saw it at one of my favorite cafes in BUSHWICK called ROUTINE on their menu – it is a vegeterian menu – I am not a vegeterian but I like to try to incorporate 75% vegeterian meals into my diet – lots of fruits, veggies and alternatives to meet so that is why I love the idea of JACKFRUIT.
Learn more about this amazing new option for meatless foods at http://www.uptonsnaturals.com/
Upton’s Naturals, an independently-owned, ethical vegan company, is paving the way in a new category of meat alternatives with its introduction of ready-to-eat, natural Jackfruit. Native to Southeast Asia, jackfruit is the world’s largest tree fruit. Beneath its incredibly large and spiky exterior is a mild-flavored, nutrient-dense, plant-based meat substitute. When cooked up young (a.k.a. not ripe) and seasoned right, this tropical fruit has the texture and taste of perfect pulled pork or shredded chicken.
Upton’s Naturals is the first company to make pre-seasoned, heat-and-serve, natural jackfruit nationally available to the U.S. market. Using only simple, recognizable ingredients, Upton’s Naturals’ Jackfruit offers a good source of fiber, is completely free of cholesterol, gluten, soy, oil, GMO’s, and artificial flavors, and 100% vegan. The lineup includes Bar-B-Que and Chili Lime Carnitas, along with new-to-market Thai Curry and an Original variety.
The decision to create a jackfruit product happened when Upton’s Naturals’ founder Dan Staackmann and his girlfriend (also Upton’s Naturals’ vice president) Nicole Sopko were eating at a Nepalese restaurant. They ordered a delicious meal made from jackfruit and thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice if the process to cook this at home were easier?” Knowing that fresh, unripe jackfruit was hard to come by and that the closest thing to convenience in the category was unseasoned jackfruit in a can, the 20-year vegan power couple set on a mission to bring pre-seasoned, ready-to-eat jackfruit to the U.S.
Once picked, the fruit has a shelf life of only a day or two, so Upton’s found a partner in Thailand to do all of its processing before shipping the finished product overseas. The company teams with a network of family farms that have been growing cultivated jackfruit for many years. Dan inspired the group to sell him unripe jackfruit in addition to the ripe fruit they were used to selling. This created extra demand for the farmers, who prior to the arrangement often had unused crops, and resulted in a mutually beneficial relationship for both.
Speaking of food I recently checked out the
MOFAD Lab is the exhibit design studio of the Museum of Food and Drink.
Open Friday to Sunday, noon to 6 PM
62 Bayard Street, Brooklyn, NY
Currently on Exhibit :
Chow celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation around immigration, cultural identity, and what it means to be American. Discover how Chinese Americans persevered despite racism and exclusionary laws, and created one of America’s most beloved cuisines.
Chow features chef-designed tastings, live demos of a fortune cookie machine, and a beautiful collection of artifacts.
This looks like a fun event they are having you can look on calendar for updates. I especially loved going in an INFINITI car and I was taken on a ride through Crown Heights and Jackson Heights and took lots of notes on some amazing restaurants to check out – this was one of the coolest immersive experiences I had in a while – check it out –
What makes a pickle a pickle? Fermentation is work done by billions of friendly bacteria that change ordinary vegetables into delicious pickles. At this hands-on children’s workshop led by world-renowned chef-instructor and cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo, you will learn how to make instant Japanese pickles and pair them with your own handmade rice ball. Taste fermentation at work with Hiroko and learn that food is culture. This is a hands-on culinary workshop for children ages 8 to 12.
Something I was sent that I am loving at home to keep me fueled and being able to run around is The New Primal is shaking up the jerky market this week with the launch of Date and Rosemary Chicken Jerky! It’s AIP friendly, gluten free, Non-GMO, hormone and antibiotic-free, no added sugar, soy free, Paleo friendly, and made from free-range chicken. Not only is it the healthiest jerky in the world, but it tastes delicious (seriously, my favorite product yet!). A bit easier to chew than traditional jerky, this is a great solution for mid-day munchies or a snack for outdoor adventures. The jerky market has been dominated with beef, masculine packaging and marketing to target men. We are targeting a new, untapped audience by launching a product that appeals to women with its lavender packaging, softer flavors and poultry meat. It’s an easy way for women to incorporate more guilt-free protein into their diets. You can learn more on their website https://thenewprimal.com/.