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Product Review: Pepita Egg Plant-Based Egg Substitute

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All Photos By Gail

Do you like eggs? I sure do. Just lately, people are talking a lot about eggs as an example of an everyday food with a hugely inflated price. Yawn City. What goes up must come down, I say. Instead let’s talk about Pepita Egg, a fun and delicious new vegan Egg alternative from Spero Foods, which I will be reviewing for you today. You’re welcome.
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Product Review: Popadelics Crunchy Mushroom Chips

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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 2022 Summer 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.

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Review: MiiRo Low-Sugar Baking Products and Treats

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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

Four Healthy Food Trends to Adopt in Your Cooking

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Food health is an important consideration in our day-to-day lives, and one which often governs the decisions we make at home, at restaurants and even in supermarkets. But attitudes toward ‘health food’ change with the times, and new trends come and go as we discover unique ways to eat healthier. Here are some of the best trends to emerge in 2022 that introduce us to new healthy foodstuffs and habits. Continue reading Four Healthy Food Trends to Adopt in Your Cooking

Casa Verde Offers 50% Off Online Orders For Cinco De Mayo!

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Image Courtesy of Casa Verde

Foodie fans of The ‘Gig might remember reading about Casa Verde foods in this post, so you already know that these vegetarian-friendly Latin meal kits are delicious, versatile, and good for you. As if it couldn’t get any better than that, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Casa Verde is running a major promotion! For 3 days only (May 3rd through the 5th) they’re offering a huge discount of 50% off your entire order when you enter the code CINCO50M at checkout! Click here to stock your pantry with plant-based goodness now! Ole!