Living Kitchen. Always Organic. 100% Plant Based.
Seven years ago when Juli Luna opened up Luna’s Living Kitchen, an organic, plant-based mostly raw restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina, the response was overwhelming. Today, there are four Living Kitchen locations (two in Charlotte, one in Raleigh, and one in Chapel Hill) making wholesome, delicious meals and snacks for those who seek out healthier dining out options. For those who can’t visit a Living Kitchen in North Carolina, many of the signature snack foods including the Cookie Bites can be purchased on-line (www.livingkitchen.com) directly from Living Kitchen. Read more
Savory and delicious, Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers – Fine Ground Sea Salt – are crunchy gluten-free crackers that will make you think twice about snacking. Made with a nut and seed flour blend (made from almonds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds), tapioca, cassava (a starchy, tuberous root), organic sunflower oil, sea salt, organic onion, organic garlic, and rosemary extract (for freshness), Simple Mills Fine Almond Flour Crackers – Fine Ground Sea Salt – have nothing artificial, “ever.” Recognizable wholesome ingredients make for nutrient dense and great tasting crackers. Read more
When your brain is telling you to eat something “beautiful, delicious, raw, and healthy,” turn to GOODBITES® – snacks made by a California-based company that believes “all food – even snack food – can and should be nutritious and delicious.” Organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and plant-based, GOODBITES® Cookies, Macaroons, and Bites have no added sweeteners, artificial flavors, colors, or additives. No dairy, no eggs, no soy, no junk, ever! Read more
There are some foods you can nosh to your heart’s content……
Buckwheat is actually a gluten-free seed and not a wheat or grass as its name suggests. Popular in Russia and China, buckwheat is starting to gain popularity among the health conscious in the United States due to its nutritional content. High in protein, buckwheat is rich in complex carbohydrates, iron, selenium, zinc, dietary fiber, and four B-vitamins. Read more
Say the word “kale” and watch people’s reactions: a raised eyebrow, a snicker, or maybe a smile and acknowledgement that he or she is in on the news: Kale is a superfood rich in nutrients (Vitamins A,K,C, E, the B vitamins, and manganese) and minerals (iron, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus) that not only nourishes our bodies but is also a flavorful vegetable that can be used as a side dish or a snack food.
A rich dark-colored curly leaf cabbage, kale has many varieties known for a bitter and earthy flavor although Lacinato Kale (which is also known as Dinosaur Kale or Tuscan Kale) enjoys favored status because the leaves are a bit sweeter with a lighter, softer texture than other curly leaf kale varieties. Read more
Seville, Spain is a city defined by its traditions, one of which is the “tortas de aceite” which is directly translated to mean “olive oil cakes” although these sweet, thin, crisp, flaky treats are more like a dessert cracker than a cake. Made by hand in Seville, tortas de aceite are typically made with flour, extra virgin olive oil, sugar, baking powder, sesame seeds, anise seeds, and a touch of salt although there are many variations made by adding crystallized oranges and spices that may include cinnamon, rosemary, and thyme. Read more
Most people know that a plantain is a member of the banana family but many Americans don’t know that plantains are starchier (like a potato) and low in sugar which makes them ideal to make into chips. However, there is an art to making great tasting plantain chips and Donna Moodie of Miss Marjorie Restaurant fame (Seattle, Washington) has mastered it. Her plantain chips – Miss Marjorie’s Steel Drum Plantains – are a tribute to her mom, Marjorie who used to make them in Jamaica using only the highest quality ingredients. Read more
Enjoy nothin’ but the deliciousness of a few real ingredients, tastefully combined.
Nothin’ But® Granola Cookies are made by Nothin’ But Foods of Westport, Connecticut – a company established by two entrepreneurs who know that “simple ingredients combined in the right way can achieve tasty greatness.” Tired of the junk food that was being passed off as nutritious and good, Jerri Graham and Steve Laitman created granola cookies in two flavors: Cherry Cranberry Almond and Chocolate Coconut Almond. Read more
Indulge your inner Cookie Monster!
Cookies by the Alternative Baking Company taste like traditional cookies but contain no dairy products, no eggs, no hydrogenated oils, no trans fats, no cholesterol, no artificial ingredients, no refined sugar, and absolutely no animal ingredients.
What these gourmet quality cookies do contain are recognizable ingredients: organic unbleached wheat flour, fruit juice, unrefined cane sugar, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, cocoa, baking powder, baking salt, peanut butter (made with only ground peanuts), cocoa, and a blend of palm, canola, and olive oil. Read more
Coco-Roons are what every sweet tooth has been waiting for.
Classics are classics but sometimes things need to be shaken up a bit and that’s just what Wonderfully Raw of Watsonville, California did to the coconut macaroon – a cookie that generally falls into two categories: plain or dipped in chocolate. Not anymore. Drum roll please. Read more