Posts tagged ‘organic’

December 28, 2011

Gnashing Refined’s Seasonal Favorites

This Holiday season has flown by…. with baking, shopping, cleaning, and doing some holiday pampering…oy vey! But there are a few things that made this Holiday season most enjoyable. Each season brings a new set of favorites. Here are this season’s…..

  • Corn Pasta is quickly turning into my favorite pasta. It’s absolutely DELICIOUS (which is what’s most important), AND it’s GLUTEN FREE. I’ve eaten my fair share of brown rice pasta, and although it’s edible, it doesn’t always satisfy my pasta craving. I think corn pasta is going to be a popular food in the new year. This is a great pasta to whip up with some marinara and veggies, or oil and garlic with spinach. You can find corn pasta at Trader Joes.

  • Green Tea Latte’s are a great way to treat yourself to a delicious drink without having coffee. There is nothing more warming, or relaxing, than a warm green tea latte. Order yours with soy milk for a non-dairy treat! But beware, some places use melon syrups that add extra sweetness…. you can always order your drink with one (or no) pumps of syrup.

  • Amanda Skrip’s Creamy Black Bean Recipe is a great way to add some hearty, delicious beans to your diet. This recipe results in some seriously flavorful beans, that are mildly addicting. I plan on constantly having some in the fridge all winter long. (Check out Amanda’s blog, it has so much more deliciousness to offer.)

 

  • Mistos’ are an awesome way to flavor food with oil and vinegar without overdoing it. Releasing the perfect amount of oil for cooking, I use my olive oil Misto daily. Mistos’ are also great for cookouts and camping. Additionally, these make a great affordable gift for the fellow cook.

 

  • An order from Door-to-Door Organics makes my life sooo much easier, and  much more nutritious. If you have a hard time finding quality produce at your local grocery store, or if you’d like to begin to enjoy a wide variety of fruit and veggies, door-to-door is the way to go. During summer I love going to the farmer’s market, but often miss that freshness throughout winter. With weekly and bi-weekly subscription options, and a variety of size options, each week has a new menu of organic goodies to offer. If you don’t like something on the weekly menu, no worries, you can sub-out items for other fresh produce.

 

 

I hope you all continue to have a joyous, and relaxing holiday season. Happy New Year!!

May 11, 2011

A Daily Gnash for ya! (Peanut Butter snacks)

Hey Gnashers,

I’ve been a little busy prepping my home for summer, so I apologize for the lack of posts. Keeping me energized through all these home improvements: healthy snacks. Snacking is the best! What’s even better, is snacking healthy. To get me out of the mid-afternoon slump, I usually boost my energy with a nice nourishing snack. Lately, I’ve really been into peanut butter. Peanut butter is great to have as part of your daily snack, as it provides protein which makes you feel full, and gives you energy. My favorite way to have peanut butter is with fresh fruit and veggies. Today I picked an apple and banana with a dab of organic PB. I don’t but organic everything, but some things were just meant to be made simple, and Peanut Butter is one of them. Organic peanut butter has great flavor and not all those nasty, strange additives. Some people complain about the texture of organic peanut butter but I guarantee you that your local store sells a smooth organic PB that doesn’t separate. If PB is not your thing, a great alternative is almond butter. It’s easy to incorporate healthy foods into your life and snacks are a great place to start.

YUMMMM!!!!

Happy Snacking!!! 

-Michelle