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HNINA Healthy Gourmet -Nuts About Chocolate

untitled7“Nuts About Chocolate” Sprouted Spreads by HNINA Gourmet

You have gotta love a chocolate spread. Especially one that is actually Healthy, Vegan, Dairy Soy and Gluten Free and Organic. “Nuts About Chocolate” Sprouted Spreads by HNINA is made from sprouted nuts and other really good for you ingredients. I know what you are thinking. Sure it’s good for you, but how does it taste?  First off this chocolate lover’s delight smells…more

Nana Joes Granola


Savory Blend – Pecan, Almond & Cashew

Nana Joes Savory Blend is Vegan and Gluten Free. Slight cinnamon flavor greats the top of your mouth. Not that sugary sweet cinnamon that you get in other granolas. This is a pure…more 

The Best Homemade Vegan Cheese and Ice Cream Recipes

coverThe Best Homemade Vegan Cheese and Ice Cream Recipes

When you have an allergy to cow’s milk, two of the things that you miss most are cheeses and ice creams. If you have issues with dairy, whether medically or conscientiously…more

Cocoburg Vegan Coconut Jerky

package-original-front-500x500Cocoburg Vegan Coconut Jerky

I have quite a few Vegan friends.I think one of the hardest parts of eating a vegan diet to me would be not having the flavor of jerky in my life. There is just something about that smoky goodness that I love. When I first heard about…more

sweetriot Riot Bar 70% Quirky Quinoa


sr_logosweetriot Riot Bar 70% Quirky Quinoa

So, the folks at sweetriot asked Hubby and I to do a taste challenge. They wanted us to compare their sweetriot Riot Bar 70% Quirky Quinoa with a Nestle Crunch bar. They even sent us both bars to try. Let’s see how they did.

Which is better tasting? sweetriot’s dark chocolate beats Nestlé’s milk chocolate in my opinion. We both like that sweetriot is sweet, but not overly sweet. Hubby likes that the crunchy quinoa gives a bigger crunch to the bar.

Which is better for ya?   sweetriot wins this round hands down. It is organic, non-GMO, and only 20 calories a square. Really who can eat just one square.  sweetriot is also Kosher, Vegan, and fair trade. What more can you ask for?

We are thrilled to be putting the CRUNCH into healthy dark chocolate with the sweetriot 70% Quirky Quinoa riotBar. We are delivering a premium, healthy, fair trade, uber delicious dark chocolate riotbar-quinoa_largeedition of the rice crispy crunch chocolate that so many of us know and love. Get your dark chocolate fix while enjoying the numerous healthy benefits of quinoa. Quinoa is rich in protein and contains all nine amino acids. In addition, this supergrain contains almost twice as much fiber as other grains. Go ahead and get your CRUNCH on! 
What makes the sweetriot riotBar so special? It is sweetriot’s very first Fair Trade Certified and Organic Collection. The sweetriot riotBar supports fair trade and sourcing cacao exclusively in Latin America, which directly supports a better life for farming families through fair prices and direct trade. 

  • twelve single 3.5 oz (100 g) bars
  • each bar has thirty squares.
  • each of the squares is 20 calories-yum! 
  • surprise inside each wrapper!
  • original artwork on every package!
  • sweet thx to artist Lindy Gaskill. 

kosher | vegan | no gluten or dairy ingredients 

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Ready to buy?  Head on over to sweetriot and get ya some of these great better for ya chocoaltes. Texas Kitchen Readers can use the discount code texaskitchenriot to receive 20% off their order (excluding riot club memberships). 
The code is good until 12/31/13!

The Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook

leafy-greens-current-cover-9-copyThe Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook


Susan Sampson

Great cookbook for anyone that wants to try leafy greens but doesn’t know where to start. Each Vegetable has it’s own section filled with fantastic recipes to show you the versatility of leafy greens. These sections include “Tasty Notes” , equivalents and other names the veggie is known by around the world. Detailed instructions on buying, storing, prepping  and consuming start off each chapter. Each recipe tells ya exactly how many servings it makes as well as categorizing the recipe into salad, side, main dish etc… Many recipes are even labeled as Vegan Friendly. “The Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook” has so many vegetables I have seen in the produce market but had no clue how to prepare. Well guess what y’all. I am going to try em all now. Includes 67 Leafy Greens and 250 recipes.

Everyone is looking to incorporate more leafy greens into their diets, from the common to the somewhat obscure.

This incredibly interesting and comprehensive book is a reflection of the groundswell of enthusiasm there is out there for healthy eating — leafy greens in particular. Kale led the charge and now consumers are looking for new varieties of these inexpensive, nutritious and versatile ingredients.

Dozens of varieties of leafy greens (67 to be exact) are featured, each with a photograph for easy identification — from popular choices like spinach to trendy options like kale and collards to the obscure mizuna or purslane, which may only be familiar to foragers, avid gardeners or world travelers. But the world is getting smaller every day and our grocery store selection larger, so it’s probably just a matter of time before you see these at your local grocers.

Susan has created 250 outstanding vegetarian recipes — a wide and wonderful variety that can be enjoyed as main dishes, sides and even breakfast! So stretch beyond your typical cooking routine and tap into a healthier, more interesting way of eating by simply incorporating more greens into your kitchen.

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Alt – the Alternative Protein Bar from Larabar

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Leave it to the folks at Larabar to come out with another great line of protein bars. Y’all gotta check out the newest addition to the family. ALT. I received a sampling so I can tell y’all about em.

Cinnamon Apple Crispapp;le

First up is Cinnamon Apple Crisp. What a delight. Rich creamy texture accentuates the apples. Tastes sweet and nutty with just the right amount of cinnamon.

Everyone loves dessert–and with a fresh-from-the-oven taste, Cinnamon  Apple Crisp contains 10 grams of protein. So go ahead and eat dessert  first!

lemLemon Pound Cake

Smells like home made lemon pound cake. This dense snack is loaded with lemon flavor and a delightful crunch.

Dense and delicious with a splash of zing, Lemon Pound Cake will  tickle your taste buds. This zesty bar also has 10 grams of protein.

Peanut Butter Cookiepea

Has the consistency of crunchy peanut butter with that great peanut butter cookie flavor. This protein packed snack is sure to please.

Let’s admit it–we’ve all been known to sneak cookie dough from the  mixing bowl. But sneak no more, since this Peanut Butter Cookie is both  delicious and contains 10 grams of protein in every bar. Now that’s  sneaky!

pumPumpkin Pie

I’m not a big fan of pumpkin pie, but this is really good. Crunchy with perfect amount of spices. Delicious.

While it’s traditionally a holiday dish, we believe there’s no wrong  time to eat Pumpkin Pie. Smooth and spicy with a rich pumpkin taste,  this pumpkin pie contains 10 grams of protein!

ALT®, the Alternative Protein Bar™, is the first-ever bar with added protein from LÄRABAR! Many bar brands use soy or whey protein, but ALT uses an alternative protein source: peas. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and non-GMO, ALT also uses a wrapper that is 31% renewable.

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