One of the rewards of walking up and down long aisles at food trade shows, is that you sometimes come across something totally unexpected. That was Paktli Snacks, made from puffed ancient grains that are gluten-free. Our review is below, but first, some background. The Aztec culture revered amaranth, a grain that thrives in hot […]

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When it comes to entertaining it can be hard to accommodate all diets, and often gluten-free options are limited. Now, with an ever-expanding selection of prepared frozen snacks by Feel Good Foods, everyone can enjoy indulgent treats and have new options for any day of the week! I first discovered Feel Good Foods in my […]

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Traditional scones can be dry, crumbly, and in our opinion, more punishment than pleasure, requiring lots of butter and jam to add moisture. Yet, more modern recipes can be moist and layered with flavor. Such are Seven Sisters scones. Take a denser version of a muffin, flatten it, and you can approximate one of their […]

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[1] A book for anyone who wants to paint food (photos #1, #3, #4 © Rocky Nook). [2] Create lovely watercolors of your favorite foods (photo Pinterest).   Here’s an interesting gift for a food lover who’s artistic, or who wants to try being so. Watercolor Snacks: Inspiring Lessons for Sketching and Painting Your Favorite […]

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We like Dang Foods Asian-American snacks so much, that they’ve become a snack of choice to serve to people who drop by for tea or a glass of wine. The line comprises creative combinations of Eastern and Western flavors and ingredients, all plant-based whole foods with nothing artificial. Founded by two Thai-American brothers, their original […]

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[1] Bombay Spice chickpeas, one of 10 flavors of the better-for-you snack (all photos © Saffron Road | Facebook). [2] Toss your favorite flavor onto a salad. Here, kale salad with Falafel Chickpeas. [3] Garnish anything. Place a bowl of Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas on the table and let everyone help themselves. [4] Trying to […]

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March 4th is National Snack Day. Quick: Name your favorite snacks! Now, take a look at these better-for-you snacks, and see how you measure up. Most are easily portable. To sweeten the snacks, consider a Splenda/cinnamon mix: a packet of Splenda with a dash of cinnamon. In alphabetical order, we suggest: Apple chips. Dried fruit […]

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