TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Dear Coco Toffee Chocolate Bars

Quite a few artisan chocolatiers are also pastry chefs. Rachel Ferneau makes chocolates as Dear Coco, but was previously the proprietor of Eden Cake, a made-to-order kosher pareve bakery serving metro Washington, D.C. While we’ve missed the opportunity to try her desserts, she was kind enough to send us some chocolate. Everything from this artisan…
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PRODUCT: Ian’s Sausage Pancrepes

Really tasty: Ian’s Sausage Pancrepes. Photo courtesy Elevation Brands.   More than 10 years ago, a concerned dad learned that his son, Ian, had multiple food allergies. He set off on a journey to develop a line of kids’ favorites, so Ian and other children with allergies wouldn’t have to miss out. “Can you imagine…
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PRODUCT: Sara Snacker Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

We’ve written about Sara Snacker cookies in the past, a business that began a decade ago in Sara’s college dorm room in Arizona. These days, the mother of three runs her business from New York City. We enjoy most of the line very much, and are always happy when a new sample rolls in. This…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Substitute Tofu For Cream & Try This Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Soft tofu can be turned into a substitute for heavy cream. Photo courtesy House Foods.   We learned from Japanese and Asian-influenced restaurants that you can have lush, creamy tofu-based desserts and not even notice there’s no cream. Substituting tofu for heavy cream helps to save calories and avoid cholesterol. It produces recipes that support…
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PRODUCT: Garden Lites Veggie Muffins

The producers of our favorite Garden Lites Veggie Soufflés have introduced new Veggie Muffins: a fluffy carrot muffin and a deep chocolate zucchini muffin. The all natural Veggie Muffins line is made of 1/3 fresh vegetables. Each muffin is shrink-wrapped for easy portability. Just let the frozen muffins defrost naturally or heat them in the…
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