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We have to eat to live, but around here we live to eat. If you’re a foodie too, then you might find the same joy we do in finding new food products. This week we have a bit of everything from seasoning to a seed that doubles as a peanut alternative, healthy beets and sweet treats.
Other than loving food as we do, we are busy people. We know you are too and you will appreciate these new finds which are time savers too.
Hamptons Salt Company
We are enamored with Hamptons Salt Company's line of all natural sea salt. They carry 29 different varieties from raw salts, flavored salts and smoked salts that are unrefined and have no unhealthy additives. We love their gift boxes which are a perfect hostess gift, especially for the upcoming barbecue season! The company also organizes its salts into categories based on use like bartender, grill master, globe trotter etc. $10 and up; Hamptons Salt Co.
As an ex-peanut lover (recently allergic), I was so happy to discover Sacha Inchi. This seed is similar to a peanut in size, taste and texture but has a much richer nutrition profile. With more than 20x the Omega 3 content of wild pink salmon, Sacha Inchi is one of the Earth’s highest sources of plant-based Omega 3’s, an essential fatty acid that safeguards physical and mental health. Its high protein content—8.5 grams of complete protein per 1/4 cup serving, more than any other nut or seed—nourishes cells, repairs muscles and plays an important role in creating enzymes, hormones and other biological chemicals. Sacha Inchi is also rich in iron, which supports healthy muscle and brain function. It's also so delicious, this large jar is almost gone! $21.99 for 16oz jar; Imlak'esh Organics
New goodies from Otis Spunkmeyer
With Easter coming in the weeks ahead, you'll likely be looking for new sweet treats to serve and gift. Otis Spunkmeyer will be launching new foods to its retail line next month including this a 9-inch Super Cookie and Strawberry Crème Cakes which are perfect for lunch boxes and Easter baskets. Our kids enjoyed both but the super cookie was the big hit served warm with a scoop of cold ice cream. $3.49/Strawberry Crème Cakes and $6.99/cookie; Otis Spunkmeyer
Tonnino Gourmet Tuna
Just in time for outdoor entertaining (and perfect for those of us who practice Lent), we found a gourmet tuna line from Tonnino. These deluxe jarred fillets come in a variety of flavors. It is best enjoyed as a simple appetizer or in a variety of salads, or combined with a favorite accompaniment for a delicious main meal. $5.99/jar; Tonnino.com
Gefen Organic Beets
We love beets but they're not the easiest to prepare, and I hate to buy them canned. Beets are a great source of vitamin C, iron, fiber, and many essential minerals. They’re also very low in calories, saturated fat, and cholesterol. They're great on a salad with a bit of goat cheese. Gefen’s pre-peeled, vacuum-packed beets are harvested directly from the field and carefully packaged just as nature grew them – with no preservatives, additives, artificial colors, or flavors. They are also non-soy, non-dairy, non-GMO, Certified Organic and certified kosher (OU-P). Look for them in 17.6 oz. packages in the produce aisle at supermarkets, health food stores, and kosher food markets throughout the USA. $; Kayco.com