Currently, there are thousands of cryptocurrencies in circulation. Individuals and businesses use them as a means of exchange, and they have come to accept them as currencies. But questions that linger include:
This Image Courtesy of Popadelics. All Other Photos By Gail
When it comes to eye-catching packaging, vegan-friendly snack brand Popadelics deserves high-fives for a very psychedelic bag design for its Crunchy Mushroom Chips, which I was introduced to at the 2022Summer Fancy Food Show. While this natural snack boasts a ton of flavor, it will not make you feel like you are on Acid (sorry stoners). It is, however, a better-for-you alternative to traditional fried chips and snacks, which are full of empty calories and not exactly healthy.
It’s a fact: salt is the smallest ingredient in any meal, and yet it makes the biggest difference. Don’t get me started on how cooking rice and pasta in boiling salted water completely transforms the finished product. Even in baking, a pinch of salt significantly enhances the flavor of ingredients like chocolate. While most prepared foods certainly don’t need any added salt, much of what we cook from scratch would be rather tasteless without it. The thing is, not all salt is created equal.
There are different kinds of salt to choose from — Himalayan salt, Sea salt, regular Table salt — but I was unfamiliar with Desert Salt until being introduced to Oryx Desert Salt at this years Summer Fancy Find Show. Oryx Desert Salt boasts an impressive list of benefits, not only in taste but in sustainability — which is important. They offered to send me a sample so that I could taste the difference for myself, and soon I received the following:
Did you know that September is National Honey Month? This is a fact, and it’s also almost October (I know, right?) which means that Pumpkin Spice Season is nearly upon us. What a perfect time then to tell you about my latest outrageous discovery: Whipped Honey with Pumpkin Spice from Savannah Bee Company. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that this stuff is mind blowing. Continue reading Product Review: Pumpkin Spice Whipped Honey from Savannah Bee Company→
The MiiRo Sampler Box (Images Courtesy of MiiRo Unless Noted)
The most significant changes in life are often unplanned. During the pandemic lockdown, I was able to lose 10 to 12 pounds and have miraculously kept it off for the past two years. Weight loss for a not-super-active woman of my age (who, let’s be honest, loves food) is a big deal. Encouraged by this wildly unexpected accomplishment, I made some changes to my lifestyle that I wouldn’t have considered in the comfy ‘before times,’ like walking distances that are under, say, two miles, and eating salads for lunch instead cheeseburgers and fries. I’m also making smarter choices when it comes to sweet snacks, like reaching for a low sugar treat when I need a bit of an indulgence. This is probably how I ended up on radar of MiiRo, a woman-owned company making vegan-friendly, low-sugar chocolates and baking products that don’t sacrifice flavor. All good. Continue reading Review: MiiRo Low-Sugar Baking Products and Treats→