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Product Review: Enjoy Life Foods Seed and Fruit Mix!

Beach Bash and Mountain Mambo Seed and Fruit Mix
All Photos By Gail

Here at The Gig, we are enthusiastic fans of Enjoy Life brand foods, having previously reviewed their fantastic Crunchy Flax Cereal as well as a variety of their Chewy, Soft Baked and Decadent Snack Bars, which are all excellent. So, today it is our pleasure to introduce you to Enjoy Life‘s all-natural Seed & Fruit Mix. These healthy and delicious snacks are ideal for people who love to snack on Trail Mix, but have nut allergies, as they satisfy the same craving for something crunchy while being 100% free of nuts and other food allergens! Salty, sweet and crunchy, both varieties of Seed & Fruit Mixes are so good you won’t even miss the nuts!

Beach Bash Seed and Fruit Mix

Above, you’ll see the Beach Bash variety, which contains sunflower kernels, pumpkin seeds, dried pineapple, apricots and cranberries. The cranberries even stay soft and chewy, and dried pineapple is a favorite ingredient of mine, so I am particularly fond of this variety! The single serving “Grab & Go” pouch is 1.6 ounces, so perfect for an on-the-go energy booster or for packing in a school lunch!

In addition to tasting great, these mixes are low-calorie and low in sodium, while containing good fats from seeds and antioxidants from fruit!

Beach Bash and Mountain Mambo Seed and Fruit Mix

Chocolate fans will also want to try the Mountain Mambo variety, with its medley of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, apples, raisins, cranberries and mini chocolate chips! I have never really been huge fan of peanuts on their own, so I don’t miss the nuts at all. Both varieties of Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mix also come in a 6-ounce package for sharing. Get recipes that feature these products and find out where to buy Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mix (and their other great items) in your area, at This Link!

Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds at The Mary Boone Gallery

Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds Installation at Mary Boone Gallery
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If a first glance at the photo above has you wondering how a gallery floor covered with a vast and pristine aggregation of Sunflower Seeds qualifies as “Art,” please consider that these aren’t merely sunflower seeds but, rather, tiny hand-painted ceramic sculptures of Sunflower Seeds, and you may find your perception shifting. The Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea is currently hosting an installation of Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds (2010), which originally debuted at London’s Tate Modern, where it covered nearly the entire floor of the Turbine Hall gallery. The Boone Gallery show has been significantly scaled down in size (from 100 million seeds in the original installation to several million here) but it is nevertheless an impressive sight.

Visitors to the Tate exhibition were originally encouraged to walk across the sculpture, but this practice was soon halted out of a concern for public health (something about dust inhalation). Likewise, visitors to Mary Boone are not permitted to walk on the ceramic sunflower seeds, and with the ubiquitous gallery guards (Art Nazis) watching you at all times, it’s best not to even try.

Watch a cool video where Ai Weiwei talks about the project and walks you through the process of creating the seeds below.

Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds installation is on view at Mary Boone Gallery, 541 West 24th Street in Chelsea, New York through February 4, 2012.