hummustir – Fresh Hummus. On Demand.

hummustir, fresh hummus on demand. Baruvi Fresh, an innocative health food production company, launched its first line of healthy snacks with hummustir, a USDA certified organic hummus. Hummustir offers a truly authentic dip and spread with less calories than competing brands. Unlike its pre-made competitors, hummustir uses only natural, non-GMO ingredients, free of MSG, preservatives and harsh chemicals. With hummustir, you see exactly what’s going into your snack. Just roll the ingredients out of their packets, stir and enjoy! Each pouch contains a fresh ingredient – chickpea puree, tahini and spices. Simply open each one, mix, and enjoy delicious hummus instantly.


Hummustir has a shelf life of 12 months because of its state-of-the-art packaging and does not need to be refrigerated until it is opened and made. Hummustir comes in a container that can also be used as a mixing and serving bowl. Three packets are inside; each contain a fresh ingredient needed to make hummus. Once mixed, you have instant hummus that can be served with fresh veggies, crackers or your favorite hummus dipping foods!


Hummustir is available in three flavors:

  • Classic – a simple, smooth creamy hummus
  • Mediterranean – creamy hummus with a tangy twist of lime and garlic
  • Village – creamy hummus with a traditional touch of garlic and cumin. 

It’s fresh. There’s no pasty, chunky or gritty taste. There are no preservatives, no “stuff” you don’t recognize – just simple pure ingredients!


One serving of hummus has 45 calories, up to a third less than any other available hummus brand. Each serving is packed with 2 grams of protein.

Hummustir is great to take on vacation, camping, to the beach or can be enjoyed at work or home by yourself or with a large group. 

The idea for hummustir was conceived a few decades ago, in the Kruvi family’s popular Mediterranean restaurant in Israel. Known for their hummus, patrons would line up outside the family’s restaurant for a taste of the fresh, creamy dish. After taking over a hummus restaurant from his father, Alon developed a passion for creating real, authentic hummus, free of preservatives and fillers, for all to enjoy. Recognizing that hummus tastes yummiest when freshly made, Alon decided to share that experience with the rest of the world. Teaming up with Rakesh Barmecha and Vineet Bokaria, hummus lovers and successful business entrepreneurs, the trio developed hummustir – a healthy, deconstructed hummus product offering consumers an authentic dip and spread unlike anything on the market!

Hummustir is available in 12 oz. portions at local grocery stores and on Amazon.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


Bear Pond Farm Organic-Herb Pesto Sauces and Queso Dip // Giveaway

The Patriots are going to the Superbowl [again]!!!! And I couldn’t be more excited. If you’ve read my blog, you know I love the Patriots and when your team is in the Superbowl it makes it that much more fun to have a Superbowl party with your friends. 

Superbowl parties are not only about the game but also the food. Well, Bear Pond Farms has come out with a new product, heat-and-serve queso cheese dips, just in time for game day!


Bear Pond Farms is located in Glastonbury, CT and has been making gluten free pesto sauces and dips for 13 years. The pesto sauces capture that sparkling-green awesomeness—in uniquely flavorful and mindful ways. Made with organic herbs, non-GMO oil, and sheep’s milk pecorino romano cheese, 80 tons of pesto are sold annually to retailers nationwide. They also make two vegan pesto varieties if dairy isn’t your thing. Bear Pond Farms newest product line are also made with high quality, better for you ingredients. 

A perfect game day nosh, the heat-and-serve queso cheese dips are SO MUCH better for you than most cheese dips on the market. The dips are free of gluten, MSG, DATEM, artificial flavors, are lower in sodium and come in BPA-free packaging.  


These queso dips come in three flavors:

  • Original
  • Jalapeno Flavor
  • Chorizo Flavor

What a difference quality ingredients make! This is nothing like other pre-made queso dips I’ve tried before. It tastes real and it tastes goodThe original flavor had a slight kick while the Jalapeno really packed the heat. The chorizo flavor was a little too strong for me, but our friends devoured it during the AFC Championship game. I plan on serving it again during the game because I know it is a crowd pleaser. And you can too!! Three lucky reader will win all 3 flavors of queso dip! To enter, simply leave a comment below. For extra entries, follow me on Instagram, and Like Bear Pond Farms on facebook. This giveaway will end on Sunday, January 29th at 11:59pm EST and is open to US residents only. 


The pestos and quesos are lab tested <20 ppm gluten. Though they are made at a MA packer that is not a gluten free facility, it is SQF2 certified with preventatives in place to prevent ingredient cross-contamination.

You can purchase Bear Pond Farm products via Amazon and at Whole Foods, select Big Y Supermarkets, and dozens of other retailers throughout the country. Click here for a full list of retail locations. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


Mrs. Renfro’s NEW Pumpkin Salsa

Pumpkin Salsa is the newest creation from the award-winning brand, Renfro Foods. Launched this past June at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, the company’s 19th salsa evokes a spice mix of pumpkin pie, with a heat level registering at the medium level.


One of my favorite things about the fall is pumpkin! I love baking and cooking with it – banana pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin hummus, pumpkin chili, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pancakes, and pumpkin pie, just to name a few. But I’ve never had a pumpkin salsa before! I was intrigued. 

It’s Thanksgiving on a chip! This delightful combination of pumpkin pie spices and real pumpkin with all the classic salsa ingredients is perfect for dipping, as a marinade and makes a tasty base for slow cooking chicken. I’ve been enjoying it straight up on tortilla chips but if you want to cook with it, there’s a recipe for Hearty Pumpkin Salsa Soup right on the label! 

All of Mrs. Renfro’s salsas are gluten free, fat free and low in calorie. They are ideal for anyone who is looking for something that is healthy and tasty.

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Mrs. Renfro’s salsa line comes in a variety of flavors and heat levels, including: Peach, Chipotle Corn, Roasted, Garlic, Raspberry Chipotle, Mango Habanero, Pomegranate, Tequila,Ghost PepperHabanero and PineappleMrs. Renfro’s salsas retail for $3.69 for a 16 oz jar. Renfro’s products are sold at supermarkets, gourmet foods stores and gift shops in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, England, Scotland, Spain,  Australia, and South Korea. You can also purchase them online. 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.


Celebrating Foster Farms 2 years gluten free // Dipping Sauce Recipe

Last year Foster Farms introduced their Gluten Free Honey Crunchy Corn Dogs to the market. Since then, they have also come out with Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets and Gluten Free Chicken Strips. IMG_2303

To celebrate their second year of being gluten free, I teamed up with Foster Farms to host a brunch for my friends last month, so I could share with them the delicious Gluten Free Honey Crunchy Corn Dogs and educate them about being gluten free. Today I am featuring a delicious gluten free homemade honey mustard dipping sauce I created for the corn dogs. 

Honey Mustard Sauce
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  1. 1/3 cup mayo
  2. 3 Tablespoons honey
  3. 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  4. 1 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  5. 2-3 teaspoons hot sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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Foster Farms Gluten Free Corn Dogs are made with chicken franks and dipped twice in honey crunchy batter. The Gluten Free Breast Nuggets and Breast Strips are 100% All Natural and made with quality Foster Farms chicken breast. 

Foster Farms Gluten Free products are certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG); a program by the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GFCO). GFCO is the leading gluten-free certification program in the world. The GF logo means Foster Farms products are independently verified for quality, integrity and purity. Products carrying the GF logo represent unmatched reliability for meeting strict gluten-free standards. And Foster Farms, actually tests their product for 10ppm!


Foster Farms Gluten Free Corn Dogs are available nationwide at many retailers including: Safeway (Safeway, Vons, Randalls, Tom Thumb), Kroger (Kroger, Fry’s, Smith’s), Raley’s, Lucky, Albertsons, Giant Eagle, Woodman’s, Copps/Roundy’s, Schnucks, Food Lion, HyVee, and Marsh. For additional help finding the product, please call Foster Farms at 800-255-7227.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.



Sabra Gluten Free Hummus, Greek Yogurt Drips


We’re big hummus fans around here. With celery sticks, sliced carrots, and the occasional corn chip, we eat hummus at our house in all different ways, all the time. If  I had to use one word to describe hummus it would be DELICIOUS. Hummus is made from a blend of chickpeas, sesame paste (also known as tahini), and a variety of herbs and spices. It’s an incredibly tasty and healthy food that can be used as an appetizer, side dish, or dip for all sorts of occasions. If you’ve never tried it before, I recommend you give it a taste! 

Party Pack courtesy of Sabra

Did you know that not all hummus is gluten free? Crazy, I KNOW. But luckily, one of my favorite brands, Sabra, makes not only gluten free hummus but a variety of gluten free products including guacamole, Greek yogurt veggie dips, and salsa.  Sabra makes one of the best commercial hummus on the market. Yes, you can make hummus at home, and I often do, but making hummus from scratch every time is time consuming. So thank goodness for Sabra! Plus, you can find Sabra at nearly every grocery store (the ones I shop at, at least).


Sabra Hummus is available in a wide variety of delicious flavors including:

  • Classic Hummus
  • Basil Pesto Hummus
  • Tuscan Garden Hummus
  • Roasted Garlic Hummus
  • Roasted Pine Nut Hummus
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
  • Chipotle Hummus
  • Olive Tapenade Hummus
  • Lemon Twist Hummus
  • Spinach and Artichoke Hummus
  • Jalapeno Hummus
  • Supremely Spicy Hummus
  • Pizza Hummus *available in single serve only. 


If you’re not familiar with Sabra’s other products including salsa, Greek Yogurt Dips, guacamole and bruschetta, then you are missing out! I am not a fan of the guacamole, but I only like homemade guacamole. There isn’t one brand of pre-made guac on the market that I will eat. But the other products – bruschetta, Greek yogurt dip and salsa – are delicious and made with fresh ingredients and superb flavor. IMG_1429

Sabra just released a new Farmer’s Ranch Greek Yogurt Dipthat is really amazing. Much healthier than the Ranch dip you are used to, made from Sabra’s own Greek yogurt and simple ingredients like chopped vegetables and fresh herbs and spices. Made with all natural ingredients, try it as a creamy salad dressing, or just snack on with some chips and your favorite veggies. With 60% fewer calories and 75% less fat per serving compared to the leading ranch dip, it’s a delicious and healthier choice.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size2 Tbsp (30 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 40
Total Fat 2.5 g (4% DV)
Saturated Fat 1.5 g (8% DV)
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 10 mg (3% DV)
Sodium 140 mg (6% DV)
Total Carbohydrate 2 g (1% DV)
Dietary Fiber 0 g (0% DV)
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6%
Iron 0%
To find Sabra products, check out their store locator. You can search by location AND by product type. 
What is your favorite way to eat hummus? What’s your favorite Sabra product? Leave your response in the comment section below!

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Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

Green Mountain Gringo Salsa and Tortilla Strips Review & Giveaway

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Chips and salsa are one of my favorite gluten free snacks. Tortilla chips and salsa are almost always gluten free. Come to think of it, I don’t know any that are not. Even though it is incredibly easy to find gluten free chips and salsa, it’s not always easy to find healthy, fresh, and non-GMO varieties.

Let me introduce you to Green Mountain Gringo Salsa and Tortilla Strips.


The tortilla strips were a huge hit in this house. They were crunchy and fresh tasting. The Strip was invented to go beyond sturdy and reliable to reach a whole new level of taste satisfaction. A solid rectangle of pure leverage makes it stable enough for the most aggressive of dippers. Either end features an ergonomic handle allowing even the “power dipper” an enjoyable experience. Sturdy and dependable, they won’t break short of your expectations.

It’s important to me that I can pronounce all the ingredients in the foods I buy. The tortilla strips have just that. Like all Green Mountain products, these strips are gluten free, preservative free, fat free, kosher certified, non-GMO and all natural.

INGREDIENTS: Organic Stone-Ground Masa Harina Corn Flour, Non-Hydrogenated Safflower Oil and/or Sunflower Oil, Salt

Just what it needs and nothing it doesn’t.” Those eight words sum up Green Mountains entire approach to salsa. Because they believe that when you start with superior, all natural ingredients, you can make something delicious without taking chemical shortcuts.

That’s why they use hand picked vegetables and the perfect blend of essential herbs and spices. On paper, the recipe probably seems rather simple. But to those who know their salsas, Tastefully Crafted is the only way to describe it.

Green Mountain Salsa is available in five varieties: Mild, Medium, Hot, Roasted Chili, and Roasted Garlic.

I was sent the Roasted Garlic Salsa. A medium heat with open-flame roasted garlic added, it is not salty or over garlicky. It has a natural and fresh taste with a little kick at the end.
I have one Tastefully Crafted gift package to giveaway to one lucky reader! To enter this giveaway, simply click on the rafflecopter below.

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This giveaway ends on December 15, 2014 at 11:59pm. Open to U.S. residents only.

You can find Green Mountain Gringo Salsa & Tortilla Strips in many Natural, Health, Specialty Food stores, and numerous grocery stores nationwide.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Product Review: JD’s Salsa Seasoning Mix

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JD’s Salsa Seasoning Mix is the perfect blend of the all-natural spices needed to make a variety of Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipes in 30 seconds.

JD’s is a family owned company based in Coon Rapids, MN. They’ve been around for only about three years, so they are still pretty new.

JD’s Salsa Seasoning Mix comes in two varieties: Mild and Hot. It is super easy to make. All you need is a 14.5 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes. Add 2 tablespoons salsa seasoning, mix, and voilà, you have a bowl of salsa ready to serve and eat in only 30 seconds.


I really enjoyed JD’s salsa and its authentic Southwestern salsa taste. The mild had a slight kick while the hot was too spicy for me handle! The texture is a bit different from the brands I usually buy, but that didn’t bother me. The one thing I noticed was I could still see the spices; they weren’t absorbed that well into the tomatoes and liquid. It didn’t bother me but Jeremy didn’t like this.



A 1 quart size jar of JD’s is enough to make 25 – 30 one cup servings. Great Savings compared to expensive store bought brands, which cost anywhere from $2.99 and up. JD’s salsa costs less than 80 cents per cup serving!

The seasoning mix also comes in an easy to use table shaker. You can add it to all your favorite dishes and recipes such as spice rubs for beef, pork & poultry, soups, chili, hot dishes, seafood, pastas and much more. Click here for a ton of fantastic recipes. Bringing flavor and fun back into food without all the gluten, sugar, msg, cholesterol, fat, and excessive salt found in other brands. JD’s salsa has zero calories and no preservatives.


JD’s does more than just salsa. JD’s also offers a Bloody Mary Mix. The mix is the perfect blend of all natural spices and seasonings needed to make the perfect bloody mary. I am waiting for the weekend to try this, stay tuned for an update next week!

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JD’s Salsa and Bloody Mary products can be purchased via their online store.

Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge to sample and review for my blog.  I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.



Restaurant Review: Cask ‘n Flagon Ups Culinary Game with New Menu and Gluten Free Options

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Executive Chef Donley Liburd is stepping up the culinary game at Fenway landmark, Cask ‘n Flagon, by debuting a revamped menu. Chef Liburd’s new menu items exhibit his culinary flair and BBQ expertise and will complement signature Cask favorites – such as wings, burgers, sandwiches and pizzas. What’s more? Cask ‘n Flagon boasts a 100% nut-free kitchen and most menu items are available gluten-free.IMG_6222

I had the chance to sit down with Chef Liburd and talk with him about his new menu, the gluten free options, the gluten free procedures in place at Cask ‘n Flagon, and sample some of the delicious gluten free options.

For starters, Chef Liburd will dish out appetizers such as: Black Bean Hummus (pico de gallo, guacamole, gluten free pita chips – $10) and, P.E.I. Mussels (pan roasted with Andouille sausage, fresh corn, diced onion and tomato finished with a fresh herb-butter sauce – $12.25). There are also new salads including the Roasted Beet Salad (red & golden beets, Vermont goat cheese, red wine vinaigrette, mixed greens – $10). IMG_6204From the grill, Chef Liburd will serve up newcomers like: Filet Mignon (7oz filet served on an herb cheese crostini, drizzled with red wine demi sauce and topped with herb butter and fried onion strings, served with potato croquettes and vegetable of the day – $24); Braised Short Rib (15oz short rib slow cooked for four hours served with mashed potatoes and beer battered onion rings – $24); Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chop (12oz grilled porterhouse pork chop topped with an apple and bacon chutney glaze served with sweet potato au gratin – $18.50); and, Chicken Jambalaya (Andouille sausage, blackened chicken, fresh corn, peppers and rice in a spicy tomato stew with fresh herbs – $13.75). All are gluten free.

For those looking to get their BBQ on, Cask ‘n Flagon offers the “Big D’s BBQ” menu, which is 100% gluten free. Options include: BBQ Beef Brisket (slow-smoked for eight hours – $15.75) and Baby Back Ribs (full rack of tender, falling-off the bone BBQ pork ribs – $19).

Chef Liburd also is giving diners a taste of Italy right in Fenway with his fresh pasta lineup. Also available with gluten-free penne, new pasta selections are: Chicken Piccata (pan seared chicken breast with a white wine, lemon, caper butter sauce served over gluten free penne – $15.50); Spicy Shrimp & Sausage (sautéed shrimp and Andouille sausage tossed in a spicy cream sauce served over cheese grits – $16.50); and an old favorite Pasta Primavera (roasted vegetable hash with squash, zucchini, red pepper, green pepper, crimini mushroom, garlic and red onion, roasted and finished with fresh herbs and crushed red pepper, tossed with penne pasta – $14). IMG_6215

Gluten free pizza and burgers are also available on Udi’s pizza crust and buns.IMG_6212

The Fenway Burger (Half pound Certified Angus Beef burger topped with Applewood smoked bacon and Vermont cheddar cheese – $11.75) was super flavorful and delicious – and I don’t usually like burgers! IMG_6217

Burgers are available with your choice of a side; the sweet potato fries and French fries can be roasted or pan fried, rather than fried in oil, to avoid cross contamination.  The sweet potato fries are delicious, as are the homemade pickles that were served with my burger.IMG_6214

Cask ‘n Flagon is a scratch kitchen. All sauces and marinades are made in house, and each dish is made to order. This is the primary reason Chef Liburd does not offer a specific “Gluten Free Menu.” He didn’t want to limit customers with gluten allergies to only a few options. Since all items are made to order, anything that isn’t already gluten fee can be modified and customized to meet your dietary needs. (With a few exceptions including the onion rings, vegetable burger, crab cakes, Fish and Chips, Asian Stir Fry and a few other appetizers).

Although Chef Liburd knows every ingredient that goes into every single dish, he makes sure he and his kitchen staff cross reference all products every time, even the ketchup. “You can never be too sure,” he says.

Very few items cooked on the grill contain gluten, but the chefs clean it before each gluten free meal is cooked. The kitchen staff and floor staff are all trained. Chef Liburd has spent a lot of time on training and server education. Our waitress Holly, was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and the gluten free options, I was very impressed.

Chef Liburd didn’t want to Cask ‘N Flagon to only be known for a few dishes; he wanted everything to be good. And he certainly has upped the food game. We were blown away with the quality of the food; everything was fresh and flavorful, and the portions were large.

New Planet beer is available for gluten free beer lovers. But I recommend trying the house Cask Sangria (Cruzan Citrus Rum, Cruzan Raspberry Rum, Peach Schnapps, fresh lemon juice with house made simple syrup and Cabernet – $7) or Harvest Sangria (Apple Jack, Domain De Canton – a French ginger liquor – Sauvignon Blanc, juices, and cinnamon cordial – $8). Both were light and refreshing, not too sweet, and the perfect for summer or fall, respectively. IMG_6201

And make sure you save room for dessert! Gluten Free dessert options include the Flourless Chocolate Torte and the Butterscotch Crème Brulee, and neither will leave you disappointed. IMG_6220 IMG_6209

Disclaimer: I received this meal free of charge, with the exception of gratuity, which we happily paid for the great service. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.

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Crab Cakes and Remoulade Sauce Gluten Free & Dairy Free

These gluten free crab cakes are easy to make and have all the flavor of traditional crab cakes. IMG_5992

Crab Cakes

16 oz jumbo lump crab
¼ cup green onion
1 red pepper, finely diced
½ onion, finely diced
1 celery stalk, finely diced
1-2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
¼ cup mayo
2-3 Dashes Tabasco sauce
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Tablespoon Chili Sauce
1 box Glutino Gluten Free Vegetable Crackers
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Heat 1 Tablespoon Oil. Sauté vegetables until translucent.
  2. Let vegetable mixture cool completely.
  3. Finely grind the crackers in a food processor.
  4. Once cooled, mix the vegetable mixture with the crab, green onions, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, Tabasco, chili sauce, Old Bay, salt and pepper.
  5. Form crab mixture into approximately 12-14 patties.
  6. In a skillet or griddle, brown crab cakes on both sides for 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  7. Bake crab cakes at 375F for 12-15 minutes, until hot all the way through.
  8. Serve warm with slice of lemon and remoulade sauce (recipe below). IMG_5989

Remoulade Sauce

1 celery stalk, diced
½ cup mayo
1 Tablespoon Dijon
I Tablespoon chili sauce
1/8 cup chopped olives
1 teaspoon minced garlic
juice of ½ lemon
¼ cup green onion
3-4 dashes of Tabasco sauce
salt and pepper to taste

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Serve Chilled with crab cakes. Enjoy!


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Product Review: Boyajian Infused Oils, Vinegars and so much more.

Olive oil is a staple ingredient in my kitchen. It some how ends up making its way into almost everything I cook. When I was offered to review Boyajian’s products, including some of their infused olive oils I was thrilled.Screen shot 2013-11-13 at 3.17.56 PMDrawing on his Armenian heritage and family traditions, John Boyajian developed a line of infused olive oils using the finest quality olive oils from Italy and Spain. For more than 25 years, Boyajian has been making gourmet all-natural infused olive oils, vinegars, vinaigrette, Asian oils, citrus oils, natural flavorings and extracts. Although the oils are imported, the infusing and bottling processes happen in Boyajian’s Canton, Massachusetts manufacturing facility.IMG_5255

Boyajian slowly infuses 100% pure olive oil with fresh herbs and spices for an incomparable aroma and flavor. Boyajian oils are wonderful for sautéing, dressing salads and pasta, dipping focaccia into, making vinaigrettes and marinades, or simply for drizzling on your favorite dish. The oils have a shelf life of 2 years when kept away from sunlight. Flavors include:  Basil, Oregano, Chili, Scallion, Jalapeño, Chipotle, Rosemary, Garlic, and Habanero. I tried three:

Basil Oil

Drizzle this aromatic oil, made with fresh basil, on pizza; add it to your favorite tomato sauce, pasta, or soup; or use it as a dipping oil with crusty bread. Last night I used the basil oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and thyme to make a marinade for chicken. I was worried it would be too ‘’oily,’’ but that was not the case at all. The chicken was flavorful and tender.IMG_5259

Garlic Oil

An excellent alternative to fresh garlic, this oil has a consistent aroma and flavor in any application. Sadly, we used the entire bottle in less than one month. (that’s how much we loved it.)IMG_5256

Chipotle Oil

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Boyajian’s line of fine imported vinegars, pure fruit juices, fresh herbs and spices include:  Raspberry, Maple, Balsamic, Pomegranate, and Sweet Cider Vinegar, as well as Balsamic Vinegar Cocoa, Cherry, Coffee, and Fig.  Shelf life is indefinite when kept in a cool, dry place.Screen shot 2013-11-13 at 3.57.20 PM

Balsamic Cherry Vinegar

Premium quality cherry juice is added to Boyajian’s signature Balsamic Vinegar. Rich in flavor, long in finish, it’s a classic with duck or venison and it tastes really good over vanilla ice cream!

Boyajian also features a line of Asian inspired oils: Toasted Sesame, Peanut, Hot Chili, Wasabi, Wasabi Sesame, and Plum vinegar.  These are ideal for sautéing; making dressings, sauces, and marinades; or as a finishing touch on your favorite Asian dish.  These cold pressed oils have a deep nutty flavor and aroma.

Sweet Plum Vinegar

Made from ripe, sweet plums, this vinegar creates a great flavor combination with toasted sesame oil for an Asian-style marinade/dressing, or mixes well with garlic oil for a Mediterranean flair.

Boyajian’s line of dipping oils are packed with colorful herbs and spices that taste as good as they look and are sure to jazz up your table. The flavorful vinaigrettes transform the salad course into a main event.

Italian Herb Dipping Oil

This oil is made using only the highest quality garden oregano, rosemary, and basil along with garlic, chilies, and salt. I really enjoyed this oil and when I was eating it with some nice gluten free bread, I felt like I was dining in a North End restaurant!

Boyajian has been honored with five of Boston Magazine’s prestigious “Best of Boston” awards. Products are sold in all 50 states and in several other countries.

Boyajian products can be found in retail stores and specialty grocers nationwide and around the world. They can also be ordered directly from their website, where you can find some great recipes too!

There is nothing more exciting than finding an ingredient that is simple to use, but completely transforms a dish. What Boyajian has done with its infused oils is extraordinary. The level of taste and quality of these products is remarkable. I can’t imagine not using the oils when I cook. It has truly changed my kitchen.

Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog.  I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.