Category Archives: Healthy

May Love With Food Box

I’m excited about May’s Love With Food box.

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There are key lime cookies from J&M, sweet potato chips from One Potato Two Potato, Revolution herbal teas, tarallino from Terre Di Puglia, sea salt caramels from Le Caramel, tropical peach drink mix from Flavorz Organic, Giddy Up & Go granola, and flavored sea salts from The Spice Lab.  These are all things I enjoy.

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March Love With Food

Here’s the March Love With Food box.  The theme is Flavors of the World.

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It includes some yummy sea salt and vinegar cassava chips by Wai Lana in Hawaii and delicious chai spice macaroons by Emmy’s Organics.  I haven’t gotten to everything in the box, but it all sounds good.  We’re already fans of Walker’s shortbread, so that was quickly dunked in tea.

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Creamy Greek Pasta Salad

I made this Creamy Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt Feta Dressing from Collecting Memories.  It is really good.  I mixed everything together and didn’t use a food processor for the dressing.  I didn’t use garlic cloves, red onion or greens.  Instead, I added chopped cucumber and more black olives.  I also used garden pasta instead of ditalini.  I would recommend using less garlic powder, say 1 teaspoon.

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Asparagus Chips

Yes, you read that right.  Asparagus chips.  I recently made roasted brussels sprouts and loved them.  I thought, why not make roasted asparagus.  The asparagus came out so crispy and delicious, I called them asparagus chips.  They are easy to make.  Just wash and snip tough ends off asparagus spears.  Lightly coat with olive oil and sea salt.  Spread on a cookie sheet (I line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up).  Bake 400 degrees for about 40 minutes, and yum!  (I roast the brussels sprouts the same way.)  It’s OK if they get dark, as that is when they are super crispy.

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February Love With Food Box

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I got my February Love With Food box.  This box came with a fun, heart-shaped food clip.  I liked the Beanitos tortilla chips made from beans.  I’m not a big fan of chips, but I like the idea of eating chips that have protein when I do eat them.  I also liked the Mario snack olives.  This is a great idea for traveling and bringing to work.  I’m all about healthy low carb snacks.  I was happy that the Back to Nature graham cookies don’t have soy.  I can’t seem to find a graham cracker that doesn’t have soy.  And who can resist Emily’s chocolate-covered blueberries?  Everything is this box is enticing!

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Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

I recently made these cool ranch roasted chick peas from Vegan Yack Attack.  I’d never had roasted chickpeas and wanted to try them.  Well, these are an addictive snack.  I did not add nutritional yeast or onion powder, and I didn’t use fresh chives but dried ones.  But this has got me wanting to experiment with other herbs/spices on chickpeas.  They are really great!

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In addition, the dressing is great to make a chickpea salad, which I did instead of roasting some of the chickpeas, adding some tomatoes.

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January 2014 Love With Food Box

For those of you who get Love With Food, you probably already know the January 2014 box was a little late.  But it was chock full of goodies.

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I’m already a fan of Blue Diamond almond snack packs.  I’m trying to avoid soy as much as possible, so if soy was in any of these products, I gave them away.  I did try the Lovely superfood chews.  They are like an organic version of Starburst.  The first one I tried was really yummy with a burst of sweet fruit flavor.  The other two were a little too herbal for me.

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