PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Honey Stinger, Nature’s Bakery

[1] Nature’s original energy food, honey, is sandwiched between thin, crisp waffle cookies (photos #1 and #2 © Honey Stinger). [2] You can purchase individual waffles or 12-packs. [3] If you’re looking for a better Fig Newton-type bar, look here (photos #3 and #4 © Nature’s Bakery). [4] These fig bars have less added sugar…
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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Chips, Chips & Popcorn

We have a few favorite crispy snacks to enjoy when we’re having a crunch attack, or when we want something to go with beer, wine and Martinis. We love them with soup, too, as a side or a garnish. And for general crunching. This week’s products, in alphabetic order:     1. GOLD EMBLEM ABOUND:…
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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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TIP OF THE DAY: Cook With Peanut Butter

[1] It’s National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. Enjoy peanut butter straight from the jar (photo courtesy Jif). [2] Celebrate by trying a new brand of artisan peanut butter (photo courtesy Once Again Peanut Butter). [3] One of our favorite ways to cook with PB: Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles (photo courtesy Sable & Rosenfeld). [4] Rice…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Oregon Chai

The chai craze began sweeping across America some 15 years ago. It leaped to the mainstream from Indian restaurants and tea parlors, The formal name of the tea in Hindi is masala (spiced) chai (tea*, from the Mandarin cha). It originated on the Indian subcontinent. Americans shortened the term, and chai (CHY) it is. Its…
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