Vegan Gluten-Free Energy Cookies

When being active in the outdoors, there is a need to bring food that carries well on-the-go and will fill you up. Tired of energy bars laden with sugar and made with unfamiliar ingredients? Inspired by an Instagram post from food blogger, Cook Republic, showing off an almond butter chocolate cookie, we tested the recipe and added some of our […]

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Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe

Risotto, is puffed rice from Italy that slowly bathes in broth. Stir up your winter palate with a butternut squash risotto for a rich, filling, delightful dish. 6-8 Servings Ingredients: 3 cups homemade chicken broth or frozen chicken bone broth from the market 3 cups water 3 TBS (separated) extra virgin olive oil 1 finely chopped medium onion 8 fresh […]

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Berry Fruit Leather Recipe

Last year, I bought a dehydrator out of curiosity, so I could make my own backpacking foods. When training for the John Muir Trail, (a 200-mile trek from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney), I wanted to prepare healthy foods that would be tasty and last for a few weeks. I turned to dehydrating beef for jerky and began experimenting with fruit […]

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2018 SF Fancy Food Show: Fulfilling those Healthy Resolution

It was our 5th year at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show and new products were on full display for distributors, retailers, the press/media, and consumers. We were pleasantly surprised by the healthy ingredients infiltrating into mainstream products. Last year, we started cleaning up our eating habits by mostly eliminating processed sugar and reducing gluten in our diets. This year, […]

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Zesty Strawberry Scones

Scones are like a hybrid of muffins and biscuits. Bake up some homemade Strawberry Scones for a breakfast or use leftovers for a deconstructed Strawberry Shortcake.  Every bite is loaded with strawberries pieces and a hint of orange zest. Strawberry Scone Recipe Servings 8-12, 30 minutes to prep Ingredients: 1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour […]

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DIY Beef Jerky: Snack-time or Anytime

The tug-of-war battle between your mouth and a piece of Beef Jerky can be a hard snack to chew and swallow. The commercial brands tend to be too salty, dry, tough, unhealthy, leathery, and heavily preserved for a long shelf life. For around $50, you can purchase a dehydrator. It is well worth the effort to make it by hand. […]

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