A nut grown under makes for a milk above the rest.
Milkadamia is one of the newest and most creamy non-dairy nut milks on the market. Made of filtered water, macadamia nuts, calcium phosphate, pea protein, natural flavors, locust bean gum, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, and vitamins A, D, and B12, Milkadamia has all the good ingredients and none of the bad stuff. Read more
None of the eggs, all of the flavor.
Fabanaise is a new product on the market offered as an alternative to commercial mayonnaise. Whereas most mass produced mayonnaise contains soybean oil, eggs, natural flavor, and calcium disodium EDTA (a preservative), Fabanaise contains ingredients often found in your kitchen pantry: Read more
The right amount of seasoning can always take a pasta dish from good to great but figuring out the right herbs and spices to give a dish that zing is often perplexing. More oregano? basil? garlic? Instead of trying to figure it out, consider using Panniello sun-dried vegetables to add flavor and complexity to your next pasta dish. These packets of dried vegetables and spices are wholesome and natural with easily recognizable ingredients that make a robust addition to almost any sauce. Read more
The Eden Shake is a sesame and sea vegetable seasoning made with sesame seeds (black and white), pickled red shiso leaf (red shiso, sea salt, ume plum vinegar) and nori seaweed. Although sesame seeds are relatively mainstream, red shiso leaf and nori seaweed may leave some people scratching their heads.
Red shiso leaf is a culinary herb belonging to the mint family that is often used as a seasoning in China and Japan. Nori seaweed is an edible seaweed that is commonly used as a wrap for sushi. Together these four ingredients make for a very tasty, low sodium, and low-calorie seasoning agent for cooked vegetables, salads, tofu, pasta, potatoes, grains, and more. Read more
Don’t feed your dog what you wouldn’t eat yourself.
Ry’s Ruffery was born of a young boy’s desire to make healthy and delicious dog treats (that also smell good) for his puppy, a beagle named Barkley. Using the most wholesome ingredients available, Ry’s Ruffery makes three varieties of dog biscuits – Peanut Butter, Pumpkin-Apple, and Cheddar – all of which are grain-free, vegetarian, crunchy, wholesome, and pretty darn good (yes, I did taste a peanut butter biscuit). But, the ultimate judge is the dog and in my home, both my dogs gobble these treats down. Read more
Gremolata is an Italian chopped garlic, herb and citrus blend that can be used to add zest and flavor to any number of dishes, but especially vegetables, including roasted potatoes, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, parsnips, broccoli, butternut squash, asparagus, brussels sprouts, and more. Read more
Mustard is one of those foods that people tend to have strong opinions about. Just ask Malcolm Gladwell who wrote The Ketchup Conundrum in the September 6, 2004 issue of The New Yorker. In the article, Gladwell notes that while ketchup has basically stayed the same through the years, mustard has undergone a revolution of sorts and evolved into the most segmented condiment on the market.
Grocery store shelves offer dozens of varieties including yellow, dijon, spicy brown, whole grain, English, honey, hot, and the very popular stone ground, which is mustard produced by grounding mustard seeds with a stone mill, and adding other ingredients to make a coarse or smooth textured condiment. Read more
When I was 23 years old, I was asked to bring a dessert to a pot-luck luncheon at work so I decided to bring a homemade cheesecake. The night before, I got home from work late and didn’t have time to bring the cream cheese to room temperature so I took the 6 bars of Philadelphia Cream Cheese out of the refrigerator and proceeded to make the cake only to be asked the next day what the white clumps in my cheesecake were. Not one of my better baking moments but one I’ve never forgotten because I eventually learned that certain ingredients have to be at room temperature to blend properly. Read more
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The foodie world has been abuzz with talk about a Brooklyn-based company called Steve & Andy’s Organics who make organic, non-GMO marmalade, preserves, chutney, handcrafted gluten-free flours, salted lemon peel and candied orange peel. Intrigued with the idea of any product that uses oranges, I set out to obtain Steve & Andy’s Candied Orange Peel, which took some time and persistence because everyone wants this new product. Read more
I’m a total sucker for New Jersey. Although I wasn’t born in the Garden State, I spent most of my childhood in a suburban neighborhood across the street from a fruit orchard where I learned to climb trees and balance myself on a thick branch while enjoying a crisp apple. In middle school, I worked at the local farm stand where I became proficient in the best way to enjoy sweet corn: freshly picked, peeled, and raw. But the most important lesson I learned about New Jersey had to do with tomatoes. Read more