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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Cook With Peanut Butter & A Thai Sesame Noodles Recipe

[1] It’s National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. Enjoy peanut butter straight from the jar or in a recipe like these spicy Thai peanut noodles. The recipe is below (photo © Sable & Rosenfield). [2] Enjoy peanut butter straight from the jar (photo © Jif). [3] Celebrate by trying a new brand of artisan peanut butter…
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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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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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