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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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Honest Vegetarian Indian Restaurant is Love at First Bite!

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All Photos By Gail

In NYC right now, it’s exciting to see  favorite neighborhoods making a post-pandemic comeback. New stores and restaurants are opening everywhere, revitalizing the local economy, and getting us all pumped-up for a fun summer in the city. Being a downtown girl, I love seeing what’s new in places like Bleecker Street, in the heart of Greenwich Village, where there’s always something  interesting to discover — especially when it comes to good eats. If you love Indian food as much as I do, please allow me to put Honest, a recently-opened fast casual Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, on your radar.

Honest has a fascinating history: a journey that’s taken this family business from its genesis as a street cart in India to an international chain with over 31 locations in the US, all serving delicious, healthy Indian specialties. Now, Honest has arrived on Bleecker Street, and that’s definitely worth getting excited about.
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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!

Create Healthy Latin Meals Easily With Casa Verde!

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Casa Verde’s Line of Plant-Based, Latin Meals (All Photos By Gail)

If you are like me, you love to eat, but would rather leave the cooking to others. Since I can’t dine out every day, my freezer is stuffed with Trader Joe’s favorites and my pantry holds staples like canned goods, pasta and rice, so I don’t go hungry, but sometimes I feel like I could be eating healthier.  I confess though that I am lazy in the kitchen and not the most imaginative cook, so I also need meal prep to be easy. Fortunately, if you can bring yourself to dice a few fresh vegetables and cook a pot of rice, you can eat like a true Foodie at home with Casa Verde’s new line of  heat-and-eat, plant-based meal kits that are perfectly portioned for a party of one.

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Product Review: Parma! Vegan Parmesan Seasoning

parma vegan parmesan packaging photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

I will be the first person to admit that I am not the most creative home cook, so having seriously-restricted access to restaurant-prepared meals  means I am fighting food boredom. While I’m relying more than ever on the amazing frozen food section at my local Trader Joe’s, I’m also exploring my ability to make tasty rice and pasta dishes with minimal effort. When it comes to pasta, the more cheese, the better, so Parmesan cheese is always in my pantry. Now, vegans and others following a dairy-free diet can also enjoy the cheesy, umami flavor of Parmesan with Parma! Vegan Parmesan seasoning. Continue reading Product Review: Parma! Vegan Parmesan Seasoning