TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Nondairy (Vegan) Mochi From My/Mo

We love mochi (pronounced MO-chee), an Asian-American sweet with roots in ancient Japan. For more than a millennia in Japan, mounds of pillowy rice dough have been stuffed with adzuki beans and other sweet fillings (photo #1, ice cream mochi, look similar). A dough of pounded, glutinous (but gluten-free) sweet rice flour is steamed and…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Emmy’s Organic Coconut Cookies

[1] Emmy’s Organics cookies are made with shredded coconut. They’re macaroon-style treats in different flavors (photo courtesy Emmy’s Organics). [2] Each chewy cookie is delicious on its own or with a beverage (photo courtesy The Balanced Beet). [3] How can you resist? Head to Walmart, use the store locator or order online.   THE NIBBLE…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Califia Farms

[1] Exceptional-quality almond milk is available in original unsweetened plus 10 flavors (both photos courtesy Califia Farms). [2] In additions to coffee creamers, there are three flavors of “half and half.” [3] Enjoy creamy foods guilt-free (here’s the recipe for this Thai butternut squash soup).   There are many quality brands of dairy-free creamers made…
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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Flavored Tortilla Chips, Lactose-Free Coffee Creamer

We enjoy these two contenders at home, and also give them as small gifts. 1. AL CHIPINO FLAVORED TORTILLA CHIPS For a tortilla chip lover, AL Chipino’s creative flavors are fun food. AL Chipino is a tortilla chip brand seasoned with global flavors. THey’re fun for entertaining or gifting to a tortilla chip lover. AL…
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RECIPE: Thai Rice Pudding With Black Rice

[1] Thai rice pudding is made with black rice and coconut milk. Here’s the recipe from Briana’s Kitchen Creations. [2] Black rice (photo courtesy InHarvest). [3] Cooked black rice takes on a purple hue (photo Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE). [4] Rice Pudding B with rum and passionfruit (photo courtesy Epicurious).   August 9th is…
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