BACK IN THE JERKY BUSINESS

There’s a Bi-Rite grocery store not far from us that sells Polar Vegan Jerky in its dollar section. I often buy it for Steve and he takes it into work and shares it with his buddies. It doesn’t matter to them that’s it’s vegan. It’s good and they like it. A couple of days ago…

MOTT’S GRANNY SMITH APPLESAUCE

It’s unsweetened too. And because I buy it in one serving containers, I don’t eat half the jar. Just so I don’t spike my glycemic index (response), I top the applesauce with walnut crumbles. Tasty, refreshing and satisfying enough.    

BRAMI SNACKING LUPINI BEANS

A Superfood Entrepreneur Shares His Tips For Selling An Unfamiliar Product Aaron Gatti, the founder of BRAMI, a high-protein, healthy snack food of pickled lupini beans, is capitalizing on the rising popularity of plant-based foods as he introduces an unfamiliar product to the American audience. Aaron Gatti first got introduced to lupini beans as a…

ROASTED CHICK PEAS

ROASTED CHICK PEAS Seasoned chick peas baked till dry on the outside and creamy on the inside. Serve as a snack or as a topper on your favorite salad! Makes about 1-1/2 cups

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA Nobody is going to miss the oil on these appetizers. Just don’t tell anybody it’s fat-free. If you say that, they won’t want to eat it. Just serve it and they’ll love it. Good quality ingredients – remember that! It’s mostly fat-free – just a teeny bit in the tomato spread.  Makes as many…

15 MINUTE COLLARD GREENS

15 MINUTE COLLARD GREENS Not everything we eat is a recipe containing several foods and methods. Sometimes plain, by itself, with nothing else is just as good. Try these collard greens and see if you agree! Serves 1

ROASTED CARROT SNACK

ROASTED CARROT SNACK A soft chip that satisfies. If serving guests, sprinkle with fresh grind sea salt and black pepper, smoked paprika and maple sugar. If serving yourself, as a mid-day or evening snack, eat plain. They’re delicious either way! Makes 1 heaping cup – enough for 1-4 guests or for yourself as a snack…

SAUERKRAUT FOR LUNCH?

SAUERKRAUT FOR LUNCH?  That’s what I do some days – only I draw it out – a forkful at a time or two, then back to work, then in awhile some more figuring I’m doing my body good with all those natural probiotics from the fermentation process and I do like sauerkraut. Raw is new…